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9-10-2009 @ 4:10PM
I'm perfectly fine with the way Blizzard does things. There's no reason for having to know the release date of patches.
9-10-2009 @ 4:41PM
I kind of agree. We’re thinking Blizzard always has a specific release date in mind, but it’s always seemed to me that they release stuff when it’s ready and don’t like to set artificial dates ahead of time because it will only create pressure and frustration for both the playerbase and the developers.They probably don’t even have a release date for Cat yet and if they do, it’s probably vague like Q2,Q3, or Q4 of next year. It’s not that these guys aren’t telling us dates, they just don’t want to set dates or promise anything until they’re 100 percent ready to go. Sometimes (in the case of patches) that means making the call 24 hours beforehand. Overall, you can’t rush art and we all know what kind of craptastic mmo’s emerge when you don’t follow that philosophy.
9-10-2009 @ 5:13PM
@snowleopard233I assure you that Blizz has already set a release date for Cataclysm. Will they release that date to the fan base before they are sure the date is solid? Nope. Not even a chance. No sane development company operates with an open ended release date policy (the its done when its done mentality). There are too many things that go into a software release that require prior planning to work that way.
9-10-2009 @ 6:59PM
@Ircasha"No sane development company operates with an open ended release date policy (the its done when its done mentality)."Except for the fact that is exactly what Blizzard does, as do many development companies. Setting a strict street/release date is insane, using an open ended "It will be released when its done" is sane. Why would any company limit themselves to a firm date for release and potentially miss that date when its easier to say "it will be release in 2010", or whatever, when that leaves much more breathing room.
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