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9-24-2011 @ 8:42PM
I dunno if they can stretch this out till December. Seems a bit of a, err, stretch
9-24-2011 @ 9:11PM
Agreed. Probably just a plethora of Xpac leaks at that time.
9-24-2011 @ 9:18PM
@LokanI think we'll be hearing about the XPac at Blizzcon, they'd never release it via. Forums and expect people to check news sites. I think my news senses are tingling - and I can't WAIT for the B'Con. :]Oh, and I also can't wait to turn my Ruthless Pike into Thunderstrike
9-24-2011 @ 9:42PM
4.2 was on the ptr for 2 months, still had bugs when it was released, and only contained one raid with seven bosses and no major features. 4.3 will have 3 new five mans, transmog, looking for raid, and an 8 boss raid. The ptr could go up today and it'd still be a time crush to get it tested by the 20th of December.
9-24-2011 @ 10:19PM
2+ month PTR times are extremely common for full patches, actually. As DragonFireKai said, there is actually quite a bit of content to test with a large variety of bug opportunities.
9-24-2011 @ 10:41PM
DragonFireKai, 4.2 PTR went up in May and went live in June. Just FYI.
9-24-2011 @ 10:45PM
Good points. It doesn't seem like so long during the PTR, so 2 months sounds so far.
4.2 also went live with a whole slew of new dailies, a new zone, new quest mechanics, the Legendary quest chain, the Thrall quest chain, and the Dungeon Journal (no new features?).
9-24-2011 @ 11:12PM
I was hoping for a halloween release (to coincide with transmogrification and everyone spiffing up).A december release... that's "break out the console games" territory hehe.
9-24-2011 @ 11:44PM
Loop, patch 4.2 hit the ptr on May 2nd, and went live June 28th. You'll forgive me if we came 5 days short of 2 full months. And quest chains and basic UI elements are nothing in terms of coding and testing when ompared to a single trash pull in a raid instance, much less entire dungeons and a complex matchmaker system in the lfr tool.
9-25-2011 @ 7:17AM
DragonFireKai, I'm sorry. I wasn't able to find an exact date, and everything seemed to indicate either the 10th or later.I did find this, though: Patch 3.3 was on PTR for just a little over 2 months (~68 days), and it's content was far more comparable to Patch 4.3.
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