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8-18-2009 @ 1:14PM
I still am thinking red herring. We will see Friday. If it is true, its time to start a gnome only guild.
8-18-2009 @ 2:22PM
One question: Why would Blizzard *ever* deliberately misinform the playerbase? In what way could purposely causing expectations, hope, or anger benefit Blizzard?They still get people complaining on a daily basis about Dance Studios.Trust me, Blizzard spends too much time, going too far out of their way, to try and keep people from having expectations. They never confirm or deny anything, they always leave windows open, they play things close to the chest, and they drop a wall of text after every corporate announcement designed purely to keep people from getting their hopes up.Purposely leaking disinformation would be counterintuitive to all of the work they do to be ambiguous.
8-18-2009 @ 2:28PM
What Suzaku said. If they turn around and do a "lol gotcha--full Emerald Dream expansion! Woohoo! What cataclysm? :D Bet you didn't see that coming!" they would disappoint a lot of players who think the leaked info is the best thing since sliced bread.
8-18-2009 @ 2:46PM
People QQ regardless. Besides, we will find out Monday. I am not going to throw a hissy about it if it does turn out to be true, but it will tell me that Blizzard has decided that WoW has plateaued and they don't expect new subscribers, so they are now in the 'keep what we got' mode.There are a few things I do like of the stuff that was 'leaked' (FOR GNOMEREGAN!) but alot of the added classes do not make sense lore-wise to me. Some, however, I can see (NElf mages and human/undead hunters). But like I said, we will see on Friday.
8-18-2009 @ 3:55PM
personally, i think that if it was all false, blizzard would have been all OVER it, denying it as such. but we haven't heard a peep from them. so i think the cat's out of the bag, and they are laying low until they can trot out their big dog & pony show about it at blizzcon.
8-18-2009 @ 4:01PM
On the contrary, a move like this is aimed at not only keeping the subscribers they have, but drawing in new ones. WoW's old world is very dated compared to the newer areas, not to mention next to the new MMOs coming out. A new player trying several different games isn't necessarily going to stick around 1-60 to get to the innovative stuff.If they were truly convinced that they weren't going to be getting many new subscribers and planned only to maintain the playerbase they have, we'd be seeing stuff mainly geared toward keeping the army of max level characters most people playing for any length of time have amassed occupied. Instead we're possibly seeing a reboot of the content everyone experiences when they log into the game for the first time.
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