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3-12-2010 @ 8:22PM
"Pardo followed up with a short note -- don't ship your game until it's ready. Self-explanatory, but refreshing to see that Blizzard is the sort of company that would rather a game be complete than push it out the door half finished. "I know this is a dead horse, but Blizzard launched WotLK with dance studios half-finished(or rather, never-started), so Blizzard doesn't always stick to that creed of "a complete game rather than half-finished". It's a bit tacky to promise a feature, no matter how minor and unnecessary y'all may consider it, in the WotLK announcement trailer, then go the entire WotLK life cycle without adding it. It's just about consistency. If you announce a feature for a product, you put that feature into said product.
3-12-2010 @ 9:56PM
Pardo: "...don't ship your game until it's ready. "RogueJedi86: "Blizzard launched WotLK with dance studios half-finished(or rather, never-started)"So, WotLK wasn't "ready" without dance studios? Are you thick, or just trying to completely twist what was said into something entirely different in order to make a silly point?
3-12-2010 @ 10:17PM
Didn't you read the rest of what I said? There were features promised in the WotLK announcement trailer, features that haven't shown up in the year and a half of WotLK. If those features were big enough to mention in the announcement trailer, but were incomplete when WotLK launched, then WotLK launched unfinished, with at least one feature missing that was important enough to be mentioned in said trailer. It's not specifically about the dances, it's about launching a game without features promised in the trailer. If you launch with promised content missing, you're launching incomplete.
3-13-2010 @ 8:38AM
Pardo says: "don't ship game until it's ready".Kotick says: "ship it as soon as possible, charge for it as much as you can".Kotick mutters: "and don't expect to get any money for the game you made".http://kotaku.com/5491675/rumor-why-call-of-duty-developers-are-sticking-around
3-13-2010 @ 8:47AM
Actually, if you think about it, not including dance studios was actually somewhat inline with their philosophy of don't ship it until its ready. Instead of rushing out something that isn't core to the expansion, they instead decided to hold off on it while still being able to give us a pretty good expansion.Maybe I was just the only one that was meh about the dance studio?
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