WotLK Possibly Confirmed for Q4 2008

templargatemplarga Atlanta, GAMember Posts: 1,964

http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/53963

In the linked article, the Blizzard CEO states that WotLK will launch sometime between October-December 2008. I have thought this all along as well.



My thought has always been mid to late October. The reason I say this is because of all of the hype around beta codes at WWI and other events. We have heard nothing about beta/open beta codes at Blizzcon. I think Blizzard is anticipating the launch to be around this time and plans to either celebrate the launch (maybe the week of) or really build up for the launch a week or two later.



It is just a guess but I strongly feel the expansion will be out before December.



It seems that September-October will be a huge time for MMO's: Warhammer Online, Mines of Moria and WotLK just to name those off the top of my head.

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  • Enforcer71Enforcer71 PennsylvaniaMember UncommonPosts: 780

    A good possibility and hearing this would give reason for the sudden announcement that Warhammer will be releasing earlier then expected.

    Out of every 100 men, 10 should not be there,
    80 are nothing but targets, 9 are the real fighters.
    Ah, but one, ONE of them is a warrior,
    and he will bring the others home.
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  • DouhkDouhk Spring City, PAMember Posts: 1,019

    November 30th

    Launching a video game in the month of November is a popular trend in all video games, for one reason... December holidays.

    For WAR it's a little more intelligent to launch earlier to 1.) get rid of all the launch naysayers (every launch will have them, whether they are worthy of them or not) by around the time the holidays roll up and 2.) Have a less crushing blow to the face with WoW's expansion. You can say all you like, WoW will destroy any game unfortunate enough to come out with the same two weeks.

    I'm not saying this as a fan or a hater, but as someone who isn't completely ignorant of how powerful some games are in the video game market (need I say MMO market, since we all know WoW owns it). BC sold 2.7 million on release date, that was with 6 million total players. With double the numbers now it will at least be equal to or greater than said number. I don't want to sound like a huge fan but I don't want to sound like an idiot either and deny the fact that this game owns the MMO market.

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  • Skooma2Skooma2 Glenview, ILMember UncommonPosts: 696

    "Possibly confirmed"?????    Do you know what an oxymoron is?  (and, it is not an insult)

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  • CursedseiCursedsei Clarkston, MIMember Posts: 1,012

    its kind of suprising for Blizzard, so used to the "ready when its ready" mantra they had, so when i saw this i had a bit of a "WTF" moment lol

  • 123123456202123123456202 grapevine, TXMember Posts: 272

    heres my numbers and order of release

    1.War

    2.LORTO EXPANSION

    3.WotLK

     

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    1.War-first month sales 1.6 million boxes sold (minimum)

    2. LORTO EXPANSION- 50k (max)

    3. WotLK- 2 million boxes sold (minimum)

     

     

     

    P.S. I HATE WOW!!!!

  • CursedseiCursedsei Clarkston, MIMember Posts: 1,012

    2 mill might be a little light man... I'm pretty sure there is already a big healthy group of people who have it pre-ordered, and a bunch more willing to go out and possibly wait in line to get a copy. It is past the 10mil mark so.... eh... I'd say maybe 3-4...

    I know I'm getting it, and all my friends who play WoW are going to get it too

  • DouhkDouhk Spring City, PAMember Posts: 1,019
    Originally posted by Cursedsei


    2 mill might be a little light man... I'm pretty sure there is already a big healthy group of people who have it pre-ordered, and a bunch more willing to go out and possibly wait in line to get a copy. It is past the 10mil mark so.... eh... I'd say maybe 3-4...
    I know I'm getting it, and all my friends who play WoW are going to get it too



     

    You are right, but in all honesty I just didn't want to be called a fanboi for saying so.

    It'll more or less probably be around the 3-4 mil area as you say.

    image If only SW:TOR could be this epic...

  • celdridgeceldridge Greenfield, NHMember Posts: 188

    I always felt they should do a Halloween night release.

  • coffeecoffee walesMember Posts: 2,007

    If the TBC is anything to go by which sold 2.4million copies in the forst 24 hours 3.5million in the first month... with the current wow population (paid subsribers) higher today than they were at TBC release I expect similar if not higher number.

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  • VicksburgVicksburg HasseltMember Posts: 181
    Originally posted by 123123456202


    heres my numbers and order of release
    1.War
    2.LORTO EXPANSION
    3.WotLK
     
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    1.War-first month sales 1.6 million boxes sold (minimum)
    2. LORTO EXPANSION- 50k (max)
    3. WotLK- 2 million boxes sold (minimum)
     
     
     
    P.S. I HATE WOW!!!!

    Players who HATE games should see a Doctor.

    And btw where is that other Wow killer now these days????

    You know that game that had 1 million Beta requests before launch and now isn't even in the top 30 of PC... games anymore. Stopped at 700K after 6 weeks and now relegated at selling 20 K each month with Xfire stats showing they just lost 70% of their players after ... 8 weeks launch. (60k to under 18k on Xfire)

    As War has 750 K Beta demands, they should be lucky to gather 600K instead of 1.6 million.

     

  • JustBeJustBe fdsfddsf, NYMember Posts: 495

    I think it'll be 09 before we see it and with the amount of bugs and lack of polish in the WotLK beta I hope it isn't released this year.

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  • Ascension08Ascension08 Williamsburg, VAMember Posts: 1,980

    I heard of an early November release. It could definetely change though.

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  • cukimungacukimunga Dacono, COMember Posts: 2,259

    This is my prediction.   War will come out first people will leave WoW to play that,  some will end up not likeing it for some reason and come back to WoW when WOTLK releases.  Cuz unless WAR is some revolutionary badass game I wouldnt want to have to level all the way from begining to get to max instead of just 10 lvls to get into some really cool PvP stuff.

     

    Im no negrodomus, but only time will tell.

     

     

     

  • DouhkDouhk Spring City, PAMember Posts: 1,019
    Originally posted by 123123456202


    heres my numbers and order of release
    1.War
    2.LORTO EXPANSION
    3.WotLK
     
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    1.War-first month sales 1.6 million boxes sold (minimum)
    2. LORTO EXPANSION- 50k (max)
    3. WotLK- 2 million boxes sold (minimum)
     
     
     
    P.S. I HATE WOW!!!!



     

    1.6 mil...?

    I'd say the numbers will be from 700k to 1 mil tops, but we'll see.

    not that I don't want WAR to be the next big thing, but that's beyond hopeful thinking that they'll sell 1.6 mil boxes minimum.

    image If only SW:TOR could be this epic...

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