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4-11-2009 @ 5:31PM
"We've had a lot of hints and solid information ready to back up a Q4 2009 expansion release".Either that's a typo, or you're high as a kite. Allow me to explain:The Burning Crusade was announced in October 2005, completely independent of any specific Blizzard conference event. It was then released in January 2007 - a whole 15 months later.Wrath of the Lich King was announced in August 2007, and released in November 2008 - 15 months later.The 3.1 content patch has been in development in some form or another for nearly 5 months. Blizzard has intimated that it's basically been started 'from scratch' and so has required the full resources of artists and content creators as well as developers - artists and content creators who might otherwise be working on this mythical next expansion. And yet you somehow think that within the next 8 months they'll be able to complete two more content patches AND a major expansion release?Don't get me wrong; I think that based on the previous schedule of releases, it's quite possible that Blizzard will announce the next expansion at Blizzcon this year. But to hope for it to arrive this year isn't just wishful thinking, but ignorant of the kind of effort that goes into these releases.
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