" same resources [...] less content for those other parts of the game"
Have u noticed how blizzard uses this at every single occasion? Doesnt it make u rage on how immature it is?
Any other company that has a set in stone date when they have to deliver thier products and lacks the resources to do it, does 1 of those 2:
1) notice thier client that this is impossible to do in this period of time. (setting new dates or loosing a client, depends how much the client is determinated about the dates)
2) hire more manpower to meet the requirements (keeps the client happy, generates lower income)
And what does blizz do in those situations?
"less content for those other parts of the game" = reduces the quality of the product, making it even more meh, this avoids them loosing the income value at the end, trying to milk the client while giving him some lame excusses.
There are many ppl that are looking for employment, talented, could do the job well. But taking them would mean less $$$ for blizzard (higher quality of product in this case means nothing).
Knowing those simple facts, i just boil inside everytime i see "less content for those other parts of the game (due to lack of resources)". Anyone working for more then 2 years already knows how things are on the jobsmarket, so who are they trying to fool? do they rly think that most of thier clients are teenagers?
Simple rule of thumb, everything can be done with 3 possiblities : done good, done fast, done cheap. But i should know that its always only 2 options out of 3 at same time. Above translates to blizzards line of production : done fast + done cheap = wont be good. (just take d3 as example).
Would u rather like the combo of "done fast + done good = wont be cheap"? (leaving the "overprice topic" alone)