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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria: Pre-Patch Coming August 28th

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,585MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

WoW Insider is reporting that the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria "pre-patch" will be released on August 28th in the United States and August 29th in the rest of the world. Talent changes and shared mounts/pets will be the major feature of the 5.0.4 patch.

Read the full analysis at the link above.

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  • sammandarsammandar San Antonio, TXPosts: 523Member
    Originally posted by Suzie_Ford

    WoW Insider is reporting that the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria "pre-patch" will be released on August 28th in the United States and August 29th in the rest of the world. Talent changes and shared mounts/pets will be the major feature of the 5.0.4 patch.

    Read the full analysis at the link above.

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    I would re-post this on the other thread "WOW strikes first". They are discussing this very subect in light to GW2's release and it is seeign much more traffic :-)

  • CoolitCoolit FalkirkPosts: 468Member Uncommon

    No surprise on the date, saw it coming a mile.

    What would be interesting is if ArenaNet pull a double whammy and release the first major content patch for GW2 on the 25th of September. Not really sure why Blizzard are trying to compete with a b2p game anyway, how can you compete when you're not fighting over subs?

  • LyvinsLyvins Brugge ( Bruges )Posts: 70Member
    i wonder what features they stole this time from others games for this expansion xD :P

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  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member
    Originally posted by Lyvins
    i wonder what features they stole this time from others games for this expansion xD :P

    You haven't been paying much attention if you missed WoW's version of Pokemon.

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • k-damagek-damage ParisPosts: 738Member
    As written in the other thread : this is a really desperate move.

    ***** Before hitting that reply button, please READ the WHOLE thread you're about to post in *****

  • gr0und3dgr0und3d Why, CAPosts: 113Member
    Originally posted by Coolit

    No surprise on the date, saw it coming a mile.

    What would be interesting is if ArenaNet pull a double whammy and release the first major content patch for GW2 on the 25th of September. Not really sure why Blizzard are trying to compete with a b2p game anyway, how can you compete when you're not fighting over subs?

    Who says they are?  MoP release date was published before GW2 release date was known.  They are applying the pre-expansion patch 1 month before expansion release date.  Obviously timed perfectly for a B2p game and not their own company strategy that has been proven over years of releases.....

     

    Blizz2004:  "I bet we should release content for the next 8 years in Q4 so we can keep GW2 from stealing our customers"

     
  • BadaboomBadaboom Moose Jaw, SKPosts: 2,380Member
    Originally posted by k-damage
    As written in the other thread : this is a really desperate move.

    Agreed.  Smart, but desperate.

  • RelGnRelGn halalaPosts: 494Member

    If gw 2 succeeds i dont see wow going far away.

    The problem is that every new mmo that  comes out is just descent.Not bad but not superb as well.

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  • LyvinsLyvins Brugge ( Bruges )Posts: 70Member
    Originally posted by WhiteLantern
    Originally posted by Lyvins
    i wonder what features they stole this time from others games for this expansion xD :P

    You haven't been paying much attention if you missed WoW's version of Pokemon.

    ah yes i forgot about that xD  

    thx for pointing that out :D

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  • CoolitCoolit FalkirkPosts: 468Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lyvins
    i wonder what features they stole this time from others games for this expansion xD :P

    AOE looting from RiFT/SWTOR

    Challenge mode dungeons = RiFT (although RiFT is way more advanced with leader boards)

    Scenarios = RiFT/LOTRO

    It's no biggie though as its industry standard to take ideas from your competitors.

  • nuttobnuttob Plantation, FLPosts: 291Member

    OMG!!! Could this be a good indication of GW2 being the true chosen WOW KILLER!!!!

    Forbes seems to think so...

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/afontevecchia/2012/08/02/world-of-warcraft-guild-wars-2-and-vivendi-activisions-achilles-heel/

  • CoolitCoolit FalkirkPosts: 468Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by gr0und3d
    Originally posted by Coolit

    No surprise on the date, saw it coming a mile.

    What would be interesting is if ArenaNet pull a double whammy and release the first major content patch for GW2 on the 25th of September. Not really sure why Blizzard are trying to compete with a b2p game anyway, how can you compete when you're not fighting over subs?

    Who says they are?  MoP release date was published before GW2 release date was known.

    snip

    Not ture, GW2 was announced on the 28th of June while MoP was announced on the 25th of July.

    This is clearly a strategic move by Blizzard, I knew the pre MoP patch would be around the GW2 launch because of the history of past expansions and the 1 month pre patch timing. They didn't need to make it on the exact day GW2 launched but they did ^-^

  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHPosts: 2,356MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon
    @Sammandar: This is a forum post from our news feed, in our News and Features discussion forum, amigo. Suzie's our News Editor. :)
  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHPosts: 2,356MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon
    There's actually a surprising amount of good in this expansion, but WoW is getting old. There's no denying that. Still, it's a really excellent slew of content for its fans. I'll be checking it out.
  • SvarcanumSvarcanum SthlmPosts: 341Member Uncommon
    About half of my guild has decided not to pick up gw2 because of these news. It may end up hurting gw2 quite a lot. Me, I'm dead set on spending at least one month inTyria.
  • Xstatic912Xstatic912 New York, NYPosts: 365Member
    So we get the D3 patch, wow patch and guild wars 2... The gaming gods are being kind..
  • KostKost Vancouver, BCPosts: 1,975Member

    A surprisingly excellent slew of rehashed content that you've completed in every other expansion...

    The single worthwhile addition is the Monk, I've been in beta for months and it is the only thing I've found that would make the expansion worth a purchase. They really have done a great job with the class.

    Pokemon battles? Naga please.

    New raids? Same old same old with a flashy new skin.

    Class changes? Not exactly something everyone is looking forward to, as most classes have been dumbed down even further than they were with Cata.

    Talent changes? Same story as class changes.

    Don't even get me started on the whole Alliance vs Horde scenario, if you were hoping that MoP brings the "war" back to warcraft, think again.

  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Common
    Originally posted by Xstatic912
    So we get the D3 patch, wow patch and guild wars 2... The gaming gods are being kind..

    Torchlight 2 is supposed to release in less than 6 weeks too :)

  • KuinnKuinn MestaPosts: 2,093Member
    Originally posted by CoolitNot really sure why Blizzard are trying to compete with a b2p game anyway, how can you compete when you're not fighting over subs?

     

    What do you mean "not fighting over subs" ? Ofcourse they are fighting over subs, if a WoW player thinks GW2 is better and swaps over to GW2 they have no need to keep WoW sub running, they cancel it, Blizz loses money. So they release a big patch at GW2 launch day trying to keep their customers away from GW2 and subbed to WoW.

     

    I never understood the logic behind different payment methods not being in direct competition with each others. They are always in competition, for subs, for cash shop purchases, for time-spent by players in game / for active players.

  • KuinnKuinn MestaPosts: 2,093Member
    Originally posted by Nadia
    Originally posted by Xstatic912
    So we get the D3 patch, wow patch and guild wars 2... The gaming gods are being kind..

    Torchlight 2 is supposed to release in less than 6 weeks too :)

     

     Borderlands 2 coming soon too! <3

  • observerobserver Houston, TXPosts: 3,004Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by BillMurphy
    There's actually a surprising amount of good in this expansion, but WoW is getting old. There's no denying that. Still, it's a really excellent slew of content for its fans. I'll be checking it out.

    New content for sure, but in my opinion, Blizzard went too far with this patch.  The revamped talents and skills was too radical.  You should write an article on that. :p

  • observerobserver Houston, TXPosts: 3,004Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kuinn
    Originally posted by CoolitNot really sure why Blizzard are trying to compete with a b2p game anyway, how can you compete when you're not fighting over subs?

     

    What do you mean "not fighting over subs" ? Ofcourse they are fighting over subs, if a WoW player thinks GW2 is better and swaps over to GW2 they have no need to keep WoW sub running, they cancel it, Blizz loses money. So they release a big patch at GW2 launch day trying to keep their customers away from GW2 and subbed to WoW.

     

    I never understood the logic behind different payment methods not being in direct competition with each others. They are always in competition, for subs, for cash shop purchases, for time-spent by players in game / for active players.

    You make a good point.  They are fighting for player's time, not really subs.  The more time a player spends in their games, the more money they make.

  • AngztAngzt berlinPosts: 230Member
    Originally posted by k-damage
    As written in the other thread : this is a really desperate move.

    or a standard marketing decision, if you have some brains and are no random troll :)

    "believe me, mike.. i calculated the odds of this working against the odds that i was doing something incredibly stupid… and i did it anyway!"

  • unknown769unknown769 buford, GAPosts: 45Member
    lol its funny  but not suprise the date ,stil l11 day left  for gw2 for thos that preorder the game
  • CoolitCoolit FalkirkPosts: 468Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by observer
    Originally posted by Kuinn
    Originally posted by CoolitNot really sure why Blizzard are trying to compete with a b2p game anyway, how can you compete when you're not fighting over subs?

     

    What do you mean "not fighting over subs" ? Ofcourse they are fighting over subs, if a WoW player thinks GW2 is better and swaps over to GW2 they have no need to keep WoW sub running, they cancel it, Blizz loses money. So they release a big patch at GW2 launch day trying to keep their customers away from GW2 and subbed to WoW.

     

    I never understood the logic behind different payment methods not being in direct competition with each others. They are always in competition, for subs, for cash shop purchases, for time-spent by players in game / for active players.

    You make a good point.  They are fighting for player's time, not really subs.  The more time a player spends in their games, the more money they make.

    Indeed you do make a good point.

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