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11-17-2010 @ 2:05PM
I don't think they'd launch in the middle of a world event...
11-17-2010 @ 2:14PM
I don't think you're right.Furthermore Pilgrim's Bounty is a small event, and isn't required for the holiday meta, so I'm not sure that really factors too heavily in that decision.
11-17-2010 @ 2:50PM
I wouldn't be so sure that Pilgrim's Bounty will be starting this Monday. I can't imagine eating a feast at a table set up next to the Twilight Hammer's camp while Orgrimmar is on fire.
11-17-2010 @ 2:59PM
If they launch 4.0.3a next Tuesday, that gives them one week at the current phase of the elemental invasion, it launches a major change to Azeroth in the middle of a holiday, (which they did with Lich King, but annoyed several people working on Hallow chieves), and they launch a major content patch with potential for clitching before a holiday weekend. Reasons why I could think they would release it next Tuesday:-Gives them two weeks to work out bug issues with 4.0.3a before Cata ships-They feel that 4.0.3a is polished enough for release before Thanksgiving without worrying if it would effect employee workload Thanksgiving weekend-They don't plan to have a lot of staff outages over that weekend/don't care about potential problems that weekend (knowing Blizz, I think it's unlikely they wouldn't care about employees)-It could build up excitement for Cata more, prompting more people to want to buy it when it ships-Player outcray for 4.0.3a is so loud that they release it Out of the reasons I can think of why they would release it next week versus the week after, it makes more sense to me that they would wait until after Thanksgiving to drop a major content patch. While it's well within Blizz's power to release it next week, with the major reasons being that 4.0.3a is as ready as it will ever need to be by its release or giving Blizz two weeks to work out bugs on live before Cata's release and player outcry, I still think Blizz would look at their employees, appreciate that many would not like to work over the holiday, and play it safe on their workload by waiting until the following Tuesday. Still, I would play it safe and get any "going away" things done before Tuesday.
11-17-2010 @ 3:06PM
I'm going to be really bummed if Pilgrim's Bounty is canceled, but I suspect that may be the case. So many alts that were hoping for the quick cooking leveling.I could see it going either way, really. If you look at the elemental bosses as a way to gear up 80 alts for cataclysm, 1 week looks like a pretty short time for that.Also, it makes very little sense for a feast based on the real life holiday of Thanksgiving to occur while the very future of Azeroth is in question.
11-17-2010 @ 4:43PM
They might *move* Pilgrim's Bounty. I dunno. I can see it as a valid time for a Thanksgiving equivalent - "Let's give thanks that we personally survived!" That was pretty much the gist of the original Thanksgiving, after all. I can also see them wanting to stop the invasions after a week. I was already seeing people QQing about it yesterday, and the number of defenders has already dropped dramatically.
11-18-2010 @ 10:42PM
@Darkke "If you look at the elemental bosses as a way to gear up 80 alts for cataclysm, 1 week looks like a pretty short time for that."The whole invasion will still be happening after "the shattering", I spent some time on the PTR yesterday where the shattering has been implemented & the pre-cata events were still going strong; rifts across the lands, cultists running around, elemental city invasions, etc. So people will still have time to fight the bosses, likely all the way up to Dec. 7th.On a side note, The Park is gone in Stormwind, but the elementals & guards were still spawning in midair & dropping, kinda funny, but I also hope the fix that before they go live as it would be none to easy to close a rift in a section that no longer exists.
11-23-2010 @ 9:08AM
Deathwing doesn't care about your world event.
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