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11-08-2011 @ 7:30PM
This, combined with Morhaime's statement about at least two major releases next year (Diablo 3 and SC2 xpac are pretty much a given) make me wonder if we won't see Pandaria until late 2012-early 2013.
11-08-2011 @ 8:42PM
I don't think Mists' release date has been even set internally. It might make 2012, might not. All they can confirm is that Diablo 3 and Heart of the Swarm will.
11-08-2011 @ 9:55PM
If Pandaria doesn't come out until 2013, it'll be really interesting to see how WoW's subscriber numbers fare over the next year. 12+ months with no significant new content after 4.3 would be a mistake by Blizzard IMO - especially since Dragon Soul has 8 bosses with no apparent gating, and no indication that there will be any post-DS raid content released. Remember, in the 12 months between ICC and Cataclysm, there were 13 bosses to tackle in a *gated* progression AND the filler Ruby Sanctum raid. Plus, the post-Cataclysm Azeroth was released to everyone in mid-November to tide people over to the full xpac release on December 6. Even with all that, ICC was stale by August-September, RS was essentially ignored, and people were clamoring for new content.
11-08-2011 @ 10:09PM
I doubt that honestly. Given the reports from Blizzcon with how finished some of that content was and how badly WoW is bleeding subscribers, I'd expect it sooner rather than later. I really expect to see a beta sometime in the next few months.
11-08-2011 @ 11:05PM
MikeLive, I don't believe they ever confirmed Heart of the Swarm for a 2012 release.
11-09-2011 @ 4:15AM
Even without a yearly expansion that doesn't mean MOP is going to be late. MOP was said to be more polished at it's debut than any so far, and they've been working on MOP for over a year already. There was concept art leaked that led to a number of debates over it being Pandaria or something from Diablo 3. Not to mention 4.3 lasting for more than 6-8 months would be a huge detriment to the game.
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