I think it's safe to assume that 4.0.1 will be released the 5th of october.
There is probably a lot of important changes in the engine for the streaming system and it wouldn't make sense for them to have back ported that to 3.3.5 if it was going to be online at most a few weeks before 4.0.1 goes live.
Besides, no streaming version of 3.3.5 has been tested on the PTR.
Last edited by Wreckage; 2010-09-30 at 12:28 PM.
dont know if this is anywhere els. but i cant help wondering is the Justice Points cap at 4k all the time or is it just a cap from emblems to Justice Points so Blizzard dont have anyone who just mad farming to get a huge head start ??
or is the 4k cap permanent
I'm playing on the PTR atm and no way it will be ready for this Tuesday. It will be out on the 12th October, when the arena season ends.
I thought the class combination's were only if you upgrade to Cataclysm?Most likely in 4.0.3. It's two whole different patches.
Will be fun to get the new patch on live, looking forward to playing with new abilities!
Anyway, I heard something about Herald of the Titans being removed when 4.0.1 hits live realms, because of the new talents and scaling of gear / etc. Could anyone confirm this?
New Race/Class combinations: Blood Elf (Warrior), Dwarf (Shaman, Mage, Warlock), Gnome (Priest), Humans (Hunter), Night Elf (Mage), Orc (Mage), Tauren (Paladin, Priest), Troll (Druid, Warlock), Undead (Hunter); will not be available before launch.
Even the layout of the client data files changed a lot.
So they did a lot of changes to the engine, to the client to support that feature. If they were to release it before 4.0.1 it would mean releasing a streaming version of the 3.3.5 client. As such it means they'd need to take all the probably significant internal engine and resource management changes and integrate them into the 3.3.5 client, and test them, and debug them, and it's probably not worth the effort since 3.3.5 is soon going to be history.
Blizzard doesn't answer to stakeholders directly; they're an independent subsidiary of Activism. That said, they'd get shit for missing the Q4 release. You have to understand that the stock market is stupid. It wants quarterly profits, not "gee if we wait a month our profits will be even better next quarter". From any normal point of logic this doesn't make sense, but it's the way the market works because of various factors (mostly having to do with stock brokers having neither the time nor inclination to do deep research on every company they buy and sell).
Having said that, like I said, Blizzard is an anomaly because of the way they're setup. They don't answer to directly to stock holders, they answer to Activision. Right now they are some ridiculously huge portion of Activision's revenues. They would doubtless get shit from the parent company for a next quarter release, but there's not much Activision could really do about the matter. They aren't (quite) stupid enough to shoot the goose that lays golden eggs, just because it only managed silver eggs this month.
Edit to add:
I'm thinking this will go int two parts, Down loader client updates on Oct 5th, in prep for patch on the 12th. Realistically trying to do both at the same time would be begging for trouble. Also, while I don't personally play arena, I think arena players would have quite a legitimate reason to QQ if they changed all the talents and gear itemization for the last week of the season.
Last edited by DrgnDancer; 2010-09-30 at 01:18 PM.