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  1. #401
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    why would they announce the tbc launch on monday or tuesday? it literally has nothing to do with the financial call...
    Because this shows the shareholders that the ongoing development process is in time and there’s a new release coming soon (they did this before) - it’s just to please shareholders as it’s promising $$$ in the near future. On top of that the rumored date for TBC pre patch is May 18, so an announcement two weeks ahead of that makes a lot of sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lionhearte0 View Post
    Do you have any citation for this so-called financial failure? Because I can provide sources stating the exact opposite:

    Source 1 - Record sales.



    Source 2 - Q4 Earnings Call.



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    The financial loss came with the pandemic. Blizzard is not unique in that loss. Have you all separated from reality so far that you don't understand the actual consequences that came from the real world, and how the world is now ready to move on after a bit of catch up?

    You guys are acting absolutely ridiculous for an expansion that hasn't even been out for 6 months yet.

    Tell me how it makes any sense for Blizzard to design an entire new expansion from the ground up versus simply extending the expansion an additional major content patch to avoid, as you said, "a huge financial loss overall", when all of the assets are already basically in place. You realize how much money it would cost to design an entire new expansion in such short notice? And then what, have it completed gutted of content?

    There will most likely be a 9.4 patch to extend the expansion out.
    These record sales are a proof of what I said and not what you think they’re proving.

    We‘ll get the new quarterly results in two days. Most likely they will be pretty underwhelming due to no big releases in Q1 and the ongoing content drought for retail, which kept subs bleeding as early as January.

    Extending Shadowlands with not only 9.3 but 9.4 on top makes in no scenario sense as it would be financially a loss. When expansion sales (as you even proved with your sources) are the only things that boost quarterly results and when expansion sales are the things that break records (whatever that means in the long term), they for sure won’t extend an expansion by 6-12 months and delay their record expansion sales for a whole year. Sticking to their 2 year scheduling and securing that sweet instant money from expansion sales will be their main goal which has the highest priority.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyel View Post
    Because this shows the shareholders that the ongoing development process is in time and there’s a new release coming soon (they did this before) - it’s just to please shareholders as it’s promising $$$ in the near future. On top of that the rumored date for TBC pre patch is May 18, so an announcement two weeks ahead of that makes a lot of sense.

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    These record sales are a proof of what I said and not what you think they’re proving.

    We‘ll get the new quarterly results in two days. Most likely they will be pretty underwhelming due to no big releases in Q1 and the ongoing content drought for retail, which kept subs bleeding as early as January.

    Extending Shadowlands with not only 9.3 but 9.4 on top makes in no scenario sense as it would be financially a loss. When expansion sales (as you even proved with your sources) are the only things that boost quarterly results and when expansion sales are the things that break records (whatever that means in the long term), they for sure won’t extend an expansion by 6-12 months and delay their record expansion sales for a whole year. Sticking to their 2 year scheduling and securing that sweet instant money from expansion sales will be their main goal which has the highest priority.
    Idk if you know but the share holder call is about Q1 they literally wouldn't give a shot. Especially since "tbc coming this date" and "tbc coming some time soon" is all the same to them. They don't give a shot about the actual date. Just that it's soon...

    Idk if you actually read the things , but they don't get detailed with literally anything about the video games. These calls are 100% money based. They do not give a shot what day you are releasing a patch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    Idk if you know but the share holder call is about Q1 they literally wouldn't give a shot. Especially since "tbc coming this date" and "tbc coming some time soon" is all the same to them. They don't give a shot about the actual date. Just that it's soon...

    Idk if you actually read the things , but they don't get detailed with literally anything about the video games. These calls are 100% money based. They do not give a shot what day you are releasing a patch.
    It‘s about to give shareholders something to hold on, especially if the quarterly results are rather underwhelming.

    And I don’t know if you know this, but the new Shadowlands release date was announced the same day shortly before they presented the Q3/2020 financial results on October 29.

    This is an official line from their shareholder summary: https://investor.activision.com/stat...8-7cd443b44c9a

    World of Warcraft® MAUsD were stable year-over-year. Anticipation continues to build for Shadowlands,
    the next expansion for modern World of Warcraft, ahead of its November 23 launch.


    So if we’re getting a TBC release date soon, which is very likely as May 18 is just two weeks away, we‘ll most likely get it on Monday or Tuesday if TBC launch is on time and not delayed.
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