Page 14 of 39 FirstFirst ...
4
12
13
14
15
16
24
... LastLast
  1. #261
    Great news indeed! Now give us the Jailer cinematic, please!

  2. #262
    Quote Originally Posted by Nachtigal View Post
    Not to offend or anything but people really like to talk like they know what’s going on at Blizzard, and honestly I think they’re all full of it. 3 months is a long time for something to go wrong, and they’ve always told us internally they’re ahead of what’s available on beta servers..

    I could see them struggling, but still holding out hope that they’d be able to make it work... if that scenario were true though, they’d be on some pretty thin ice... it would only take one semi significant setback to push them into delay territory.

    Which... is where I think I’ll be putting my money. If they knew 3 months ago they were going to delay, they’d have told us. Furthermore, 7 months of living in 2020 should’ve taught everyone to expect the unexpected by then, lol.
    Hmm.. I agree with you to some degree. But I also think that Blizzard have been over-ambitious from the start. Most people were surprised when they originally announced the release date in October. Especially when they did it during the pandemic. Most people were expecting a release in November/December before they released the date. Some were even expecting that they pushed it into 2021. So when Blizzard originally announced the date it was not really because of pressure from the players.

    I also think you are being a bit naive when it comes to them not knowing they were behind. No offence. This has been very obvious to a lot of people for a long time now. Many have said that the release date was way to early and they said this months ago. It's not based on "unexpected events". They simply had way too much work ahead of them to ever be able to achieve that date. And yes, I do believe they should have know this months ago. It's a good thing that they delay the release, but they should never have chosen that day to begin with. It was always way too early. I really feel bad for the devs because they have 100 % been pushed into this date against their will. And they are working their asses off to deliever. But they are given completely unrealistic conditions.
    Last edited by Kaver; 2020-10-01 at 10:06 PM.

  3. #263
    Quote Originally Posted by Darththeo View Post
    I like ranch seasoning on mine.
    Hot Buffalo Sauce mixed with a little ranch drizzled over mine please.

  4. #264
    Knew it was coming. Extremely disappointed and frankly I feel like it's a massive waste of time on their part too.


    The covenant system is, by it's very design, not able to be balanced. They have proven for 16 years now that they can't balance the trinity of Class, Spec, and Gear. We flop from one FotM to the next almost every patch. There is a clear best and worst for everything.

    How they thought adding in 3 new layers; Covenants, Soulbinds, and Conduits, to that system lasagna was going to solve the problem is beyond me. When you can't balance 3 aspects of your game, tossing in 3 more aspects which also need balancing is just stupidity and incompetence.

    The only way the delay will matter is if they gut the entire system and remove the power the system grants, instead having it be an identity based cosmetically only. Sadly, they literally can't do that seeing as they've, once again ignoring the failures of BfA, designed their expansion around the systems.

    WoW needs a new person in charge who isn't looking to reinvent the wheel each expansion. Someone who wants to modify the wheel would be great; using better materials, slightly modified design, etc. We don't need someone who looks at the wheel, ignores it and goes, "Hmm, lets toss something square on the back here, people like squares right?"

  5. #265
    I hope to see large changes in the coming weeks then, i'm glad blizz has the nuts to do this

  6. #266
    Quote Originally Posted by tyrlaan View Post
    The problem here is you are assuming they lied their butt off when you have no evidence of this. And you haven't worked on large scale projects.
    You're living in some magical lala land if you honest to god believe they just found out TODAY, that "oopsies we're way behind schedule and won't make the time". Not one fraction of a chance they haven't known for a while that they're behind. Some people here would defend anything imaginable....
    Quote Originally Posted by Jtbrig7390 View Post
    True, I was just bored and tired but you are correct.

    Last edited by Thwart; Today at 05:21 PM. Reason: Infracted for flaming

  7. #267
    Dam there are some really piss people on the comment about the delay lol

  8. #268
    Quote Originally Posted by Alroxas View Post
    Depends. Some folks' jobs might not be as flexible.
    I stopped taking time off for expansions because this can always happen, it does suck a ton for guilds though, mine was planning around the 27th for some get togethers for food and expansion. Luckily a lot of us can adjust as long as it happens before our heavy winter starts in late November. I am also lucky because I can play WoW during slow periods at work.
    Super Mario Maker 2: Maker ID 8B7-CTF-NMG

    - Sire Denathrius confirmed to have created the Dreadlords.

  9. #269
    Dangit I took the first week of November off!

  10. #270
    Quote Originally Posted by Gadzooks View Post
    The first raid doesn't open on release. Uldir released 3 weeks after BfA opened, I just looked it up. So if they open Shadowlands the week of Dec 1st, a release of the Castle Nathria would be fine the week of Dec 31st, or the week of January 1st.

    They don't have to worry about Blizzcon, either, as it's pushed back to Feb, and can do 'What's next" and patch 9.1 stuff. In fact, them pushing the online Blizzcon back to Feb made me think they were pushing it just in case SL was delayed.

    The raid, as it stands right now in the Beta, is ready to go. They can release it whenever. I'd bet the world first and mythic raiders would be okay with tackling it after the holidays. But it would be way less fun with everything else being broken and half-finished, during the holidays.
    They aren't going to release the raid in the middle of the holidays, that's both christmas AND new years. I just don't see a dec release working in the slightest.

  11. #271
    Quote Originally Posted by keymil View Post
    Sadly I pre-purchased SL long ago and I'm eager to play it anyway. But I'm definitely cancelling my sub until the launch.
    My plan exactly, I luckily just got. BETA last night and sub runs out in like 30hours, great timing - I’ll probably resub a month for pre patch shenanigans tho
    "We will not compromise our standards to release a title before it is ready."
    WoW T.W.O ( The Wars Over )

  12. #272
    Quote Originally Posted by Casperite View Post
    With all the bad shit that's happened to everyone's plans this year, do you really think your issue is the greatest concern, to anyone? So you planned on taking time off to play a video game non stop, maybe use that time to do something else if you can't reschedule it. At least you have a job and time off, be happy about that this year. Some people...
    What the hell^^
    This is a forum for WoW. Of course i care about it. There is always something who has bigger problems than me. Sooooo....
    I have a vacation where i can litterally can't do anything becaue nothing is open. I only work right now. Nothing else. So fogive me for looking forward to a week of gaming you arrogant whatever

  13. #273
    Quote Originally Posted by metzger84 View Post
    Says the guy wasting his time on a videogame forum.
    Well seeing as we are in the middle of COVID-19 I am not sure what you want them to do with their vacation? Not like you can easily just go fly to rome or take a cruise atm for most people.

  14. #274
    RIP everyone that already planed some time off for shadowlands launch lol.

  15. #275
    Quote Originally Posted by Dystemper View Post
    I knew it. Where are all the " it will never be delayed" blizzard white knights
    Probably talking about how delays are normal.

  16. #276
    Quote Originally Posted by MakeMeLaugh View Post
    RIP everyone that already planed some time off for shadowlands launch lol.
    Welp, yup that was me...

  17. #277
    Not surprised its being delayed. Surprised it got approved to be delayed.

  18. #278
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetruth1400 View Post
    Knew it was coming. Extremely disappointed and frankly I feel like it's a massive waste of time on their part too.


    The covenant system is, by it's very design, not able to be balanced. They have proven for 16 years now that they can't balance the trinity of Class, Spec, and Gear. We flop from one FotM to the next almost every patch. There is a clear best and worst for everything.

    How they thought adding in 3 new layers; Covenants, Soulbinds, and Conduits, to that system lasagna was going to solve the problem is beyond me. When you can't balance 3 aspects of your game, tossing in 3 more aspects which also need balancing is just stupidity and incompetence.

    The only way the delay will matter is if they gut the entire system and remove the power the system grants, instead having it be an identity based cosmetically only. Sadly, they literally can't do that seeing as they've, once again ignoring the failures of BfA, designed their expansion around the systems.

    WoW needs a new person in charge who isn't looking to reinvent the wheel each expansion. Someone who wants to modify the wheel would be great; using better materials, slightly modified design, etc. We don't need someone who looks at the wheel, ignores it and goes, "Hmm, lets toss something square on the back here, people like squares right?"
    The rework to leveling alone was more work than they could handle. It needs to be done right, and it's maybe 50% there. The Covenant/Soulbind system is something that they need to do two expansions ahead of time, to evolve and develop it right. Torghast should have gotten a big chunk of the dev time spent on Covenants and conduits and all that.

    Greedy? Naive? Hubris? Ego? Pressure from above? Over-ambitious? Dev burn out? Poor leadership? Communication breakdown?

    Yes? Plus things we have no idea about.

  19. #279
    Quote Originally Posted by steellz View Post
    Welp, yup that was me...
    Same. I'll reschedule though.

  20. #280
    Damn, I'd swear they would release the unfinished thing they´re testing right now.
    I take my words back, they seem to be learning. I´m, shook

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •