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6-09-2011 @ 9:14PM
I personally think they're completely justified in waiting. Giving ANY competition a chance to distract potential players away from your new MMO is bad. Now, I don't think they have too much to worry about. I play WoW and won't be quitting WoW for SWTOR, but I'll definitely be playing SWTOR. It honestly looks amazing. And Amaxe has a point on some very 'coincidental' release dates for other MMOs that Blizzard has done.Now, this isn't wrong of Blizzard to do. It's business sense. They want to prevent players from leaving and this is all very logical. But it's also business sense to try not to let Blizzard have a chance to pull that stunt either. ;) Or any game.
6-09-2011 @ 9:22PM
I agree with this whole heartedly, it is unfair to say the game should be allowed to stand on it's own and that EA is "weaseling" around, EA will definitely give a release date a decent time ahead of the release. There's no real benefit for players to learn about the release this early, a point at which blizzard can plan a major content patch release, or tirion can set up an xpac.
6-09-2011 @ 9:42PM
I'm going to have to politely disagree. Guild leaders and hardcores plan stuff out months ahead of time in order to coordinate things (or with a hardcore's case, get ready to call in sick or take vacation days -_-). Trion's the new kid on the block, and they're not afraid of Blizz at all. They even have 2 other games in the making right now. Bioware on their own has multiple great franchises, and EA... um, has bioware? Point being, unless there's something wrong with their game, holding out an announcement looks really bad from where I'm standing.
6-10-2011 @ 12:59AM
I hope they change their minds and announce a release date soon. It might be just the kick in the pants Blizzard needs to get some good content rolling again.
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