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6-04-2011 @ 6:06PM
Maybe they're planning on expanding on a zone by zone basis. It would certainly give the expansion continuity, and avoid releasing another expansion so close to the release of the Cataclysm.
6-04-2011 @ 6:23PM
If I remember right though, one thought brought up recently by Activison-Blizzard was to release expansions for WoW much quicker than they have in the past. For all we know we might end up having to pay every 8 months-1yr for the next "expansion".Considering that's their response to a slight decline in the subscription numbers... I doubt it'll be too effective in fixing it...
6-04-2011 @ 6:32PM
Yeah, this.The longer we can go with them updating the game and keeping it fresh via patches and what have you without having to buy yet another copy of the new expansion and having to level our toons/professions, the better. It's gotten pretty clear that Blizzard can easily get money/expansion hungry and release them in rapid fire succession, and, to be honest, it would be a detriment to the game and the community.
6-04-2011 @ 6:35PM
@devilseiI totally posted my initial comment after yours had been posted, and seriously, I feel you. It gets extraordinarily tedious for those who are more casual than hardcore to not only level our toons, but also gear them up, only to know that everything is fruitless in 6 months. They can consider their sub numbers -1 as far as I'm concerned if at Blizzcon we find out we're getting a new expansion next spring, or something insane like that. Even next fall would potentially piss me off, but I suppose I am easily pissed off.....
6-04-2011 @ 7:22PM
@devilsei: Since they were supposed to be putting out patches at a faster pace, and we see how that has turned out, I doubt they would start releasing expansions faster. Maybe I misunderstood, but the language they used in describing faster and more frequent patches meant we would be talking about 4.3 and possibly 4.4 by now. I know a lot of people complain about Activision's meddling in Blizzard's affairs, but I doubt they would screw with a cash cow like WoW in a way that would be potentially devastating to the game (and their profits).
6-04-2011 @ 7:45PM
@llcjay2003i think you VASTLY underestimate Activision, and their ability to meddle and destroy.
6-04-2011 @ 7:51PM
6-04-2011 @ 7:52PM
@llcjay2003I agree with you. Blizzard is always announcing that it "intends" to publish expansions faster, but it almost always turns out to take them two years. I would suggest ignoring similar proclamations in the future as well.
6-04-2011 @ 8:21PM
Yep they sure did say they wanted to put out smaller patches more frequently. I think it's been the exact opposite though. Not exactly sure when Ulduar rolled out but it was in april or may. I'm still leveling toons and having fun doing all kinds of things. I gave up on the rat race that is the gearing up of toons. I picked one dedicated pvp toon. Still haven't picked one for PvE but I am in no hurry to bust thru content. I am looking forward to the quests in Hyjal. I still want to do some old raids and work on some achievements. I'm always glad to see more things added to the game whether it's content or quality of life changes. Still waiting on those racials to be updated...
6-04-2011 @ 8:24PM
Their goal they stated were more frequent, -smaller- patches. The content itself wouldn't come out any faster than it would before, but they would release pieces of it at a time rather than wait till the entire thing was done. That was what happened with 4.1 and 4.2, in Wrath it would all be 4.1 and would come out at about the same time that 4.2 is going to come out. Major content (raids) will still come out at the same pace, but we don't have to wait as long for the extra stuff that comes with it like ZG/ZA.
6-05-2011 @ 11:48AM
Path of the Titans lefts overs if you ask me.
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