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With Garrisons and how big a deal those are supposed to be, I expect there to be a LOT of testing and iterations on that.
As well, if they really are returning to casters as turrets, then that will require some different thinking then they've used over the last few expacs when the idea for ranged has been RUN!!!! and the better you can dps on the run as ranged, the better you do for the most part. Multiple times, the devs have stated that movement was one of the only ways to keep things fresh for ranged. So, if casters are losing their "cast while moving" spells, then unless they're okay with gimping ranged to that degree and the subsequent howling (somehow, I can't see that), then somehow, the mechanics will have to give and that, also will require iterating.
Crafting will require iterating since item squish will be decimating some professions like Jewelcrafting.
Frankly, I think a 6 month Beta is about right...it's aggressive, but not overly so and takes into account that one or two parts will require much more work than they anticipated.
With the earliest Beta in March, we could see launch in August, but I think that's a bit optimistic. But... I said that when they announced WoD and folks though the game would be out by now...silly rabbits...
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People will always complain. Even when you change the thing they're complaining about, they'll start to complain how everything was better before the change.
Stop whining people remember raiders are the minority of WoW players. The majority log in a couple times a week do some dailies and that's it and are fine with no new content. Good for you that you blew through the content and are "done" now let the rest of us do what we want at the pace we enjoy without having to worry about new content to do. Stop playing WoW so much and get a frigging life.
If you want rushed out content and stuff released with a gazillion bugs, EA supplies plenty of that, if in doubt just check BF4 BugFest 4 as we prefer to call it today. Things are on pace and i think we will see a very short beta this time around.
Only the most elite players have finished the current raid content, and that also still leaves a shit-load of other things to do in the game, if they aren't one-track minded individuals.
People will unsub if it makes sense for them to do so. Apparantly it doesn't.
If you chose rock as a weapon, in order to beat a pair of scissors, don't start whining when you get pwn'd by a piece of paper.
You pay to play the game as a whole. If you're completely uninterested in the other things to do in the game besides the current raid tier, then yeah... for YOU it's probably a poor purchase. So unsub and go do something else, no reason to whine about it.
I don't like baseball, so I don't watch it. I don't then go to baseball forums and complain about how baseball is boring and they should really improve the sport.
People QQ like this at the end of EVERY expansion. I actually kind of like having an off-season kind of. I don't have it this time because we got a late start into heroics because of attendance issues, but in the past I have enjoyed the leisurely downtime to farm gold for the next expac and dick around a little.