Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the
World of Warcraft. Adam Holisky (@adamholisky), senior editor at WoW Insider, will be your host today.
Let's talk about this for a bit ... We know that Blizzard wants to accelerate patch and expansion release timelines. It's feeling competition from other games, and that's good, and it's in agreement with all of us devoted fans that the game needs more awesome content to play. That's also good.
Given that, I'd like to get the ball rolling on some good old-fashioned release date guesses. My personal guess is May or June of 2012. It'll happen in the summertime, the initial awesomeness of Star Wars
and Diablo III
will have worn off, and Blizzard will be in a prime position to drop a major expansion to the tried-and-true World of Warcraft.
A quick, late-night WoW Insider staff poll suggests that Mike Sacco, Anne Stickney, and Mat McCurley think July 2012. Daniel Whitcomb and Allie Robert say August or September of 2012. (Allie thinks November/December might also be possible, even though she wants her [expletive deleted] pandas before the world ends.)
But when do you think? Yes, that means a reader poll:
When do you guys think the Mists of Pandaria beta is coming out?
Mists of Pandaria release date speculation
|April 2012 and earlier||1536 (9.5%)|
|May 2012||2115 (13.1%)|
|June 2012||2867 (17.8%)|
|July 2012||2098 (13.0%)|
|August 2012||1421 (8.8%)|
|September 2012||1157 (7.2%)|
|October 2012||844 (5.2%)|
|November 2012||2430 (15.1%)|
|December 2012 and later||1625 (10.1%)|
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