The Queue has received a number of questions about expansion timing, and while we have no answers, it is a situation we find interesting. Warlords of Draenor
launches the week after BlizzCon 2014. In recent months, Blizzard has been reiterating their goal of releasing the next expansion more quickly. More specifically, Tom Chilton has mentioned in recent interviews
that Warlords of Draenor
may have only two total raid tiers
, with the next expansion landing a year or a year-and-a-half after Warlords
. For the sake of discussion, let's assume Blizzard will actually accomplish their timeline goals in this development cycle.
does have two raid tiers that last six months each, the next expansion releasing one year after Warlords
, could we be in for a surprise at this year's BlizzCon? Announcing the expansion to follow Warlords
before it has even launched doesn't make much sense -- marketing wouldn't want to undercut themselves. It simply wouldn't make sense to hype the next-next
big thing before the next big thing has even hit the shelves. If BlizzCon 2014 did not
announce an expansion on this timeline, however, when would
it be announced?
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