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7-02-2008 @ 5:22PM
Ummm....yeah. Must be a really slow news day huh? When has blizzard ever said anything about release dates, that has and always will be their standard response. Blizzard is exceptional at keeping their mouths shut, the amount of damage an announcement before its time can do is incredible and Blizzard knows this. So what did the CM mean? Instead of saying "Blizzard does not comment upon rumors", he said "no date has yet been announced". It means nothing and its probably SOP. So i would suggest that everyone just stop reading into this. Also server upgrades before a product roll out are standard, infact most companies do it within standard maintainence and as such customers never find out about it. Blizzard probably upgraded other servers by now and the only reason they gave an indication for that new server was because of another thing Blizzard is exceptionally talented at, Marketing.
7-02-2008 @ 5:37PM
People always mistake this site as a "news site". It's not. Technically, it's a blog. Blogs can include opinion articles, columns, as well as news. Just food for thought.
7-02-2008 @ 6:02PM
@Ollej: People don't care. It's so annoying when someone comes on a blog and says "it's not a news site". Who cares? If they report stuff it's a news site, even if it's called a blog.
7-02-2008 @ 6:12PM
No once did i doubt that the above article was a blog entry. It gave no indication of being a news article and it was merely commenting on what a CM posted. However it seems like you haven't read what I wrote(other than the first line). I was just saying that speculation on a single ambiguous entry is not exactly the right way to go. And trying to get people to stop debating on this issue when they know that Blizzard never gives a release date for any of their products until they are absolutely sure they can ship on that date.
7-02-2008 @ 6:16PM
@C.A.It's doesn't have to be specifically just a news site. Why can't it be a speculation blog, a news blog, a discussion blog, and an opinion blog all in one?
7-03-2008 @ 9:28AM
I couldn't agree more. This post (and many others) serves only as a feeding mechanism for trolls and uneducated readers claiming they have the inside information on exact dates and information. No, you don't. There's no algorithm to determine release dates.
7-02-2008 @ 10:01PM
To be completley honestly, i didn't read the rest of your post. "Slow news day" is a phrase on this site that generally indicates trolls.Anyways, this post stimulates discussion, which brings more people to the site, which brings in more ad revenue. Its all about the benjamins. Weblogs Inc. is a buisness, and therefore this site is run like a buisness. More posts = more money. (in theory at least).
7-03-2008 @ 8:15AM
@Hurode: It totally can be. It just gets to me when someone says something isn't "news". The definition of news is "a report of a recent event". So even blog posts have news in them. To tell someone to interperate information as non-news is silly. Just like it would not be weird for someone to say "Did you hear the news? There is a rumor on the Wow Insider blog that the beta might be coming soon."Just a pet peeve, obviously.
7-03-2008 @ 8:56AM
Its not a news site, it's just a blog.
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