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9-21-2011 @ 6:58PM
Why is it not apparent what is happening?Blizzard is at war with Bioware. At stake is a significant amount of money.Bioware will release SWTOR in December, Blizzard will counter with 4.3, a huge content patch, and Diablo III.Blizzard's second broadside to Bioware will be the release of MoP, with Pandas as playable race for both Factions.These are not your father's release schedules, content will be fast and furious.And no, this schedule is not rushed. Everything Blizzard is doing today was planned out three or four years ago to combat SWTOR.
9-22-2011 @ 11:01AM
Star Wars is on schedule to be out BEFORE December, likely before Thanksgiving.I think 4.3 will be out even before that. I actually expect it before Halloween, and possibly the Tuesday following Blizzcon. I have a feeling that Diablo 3 will hit at the same time as Star Wars.The rest of your post is speculation and fanboyism. You're starting to sound like that RIFT fanboy on the Massivly boards, "Everything RIFT is good, EVERYONE ELSE SUCKS!! You should all stop wasting time with those other substandard MMOs and play RIFT with me." WoW is good, Blizzaed has made HUGE strides to improve the genre, to the point that WoW is now the "bar" that other companies look to when making their games. Bioware (not EA, they're evil and don't care about their consumers, kind of like another giant gaming company that is "allied" with Blizzard) has a very similar outlook as Blizzard does, they feel that the PLAYERS are as important as the REVENUE that they bring in. They are also trying to make the best game they can without compromising the integrity of the Star Wars universe (2 Billion Star Wars fans will be ready to burn down EA and Bioware if they really eff this one up, which I can honestly say they haven't)
9-22-2011 @ 1:13PM
This is the first time I've seen Blizzard blink first though. Usually in the past they'd drop all the info on a patch the day of or day after a competitors big announcement.So this tells me they're a bit worried.
9-22-2011 @ 1:27PM
That and their competitors noticed what they were doing.
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