24 Oct, 2006

World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade delayed to 2007

PC News | WOW addicts set to come home for Christmas.
Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade has been delayed until January 2007, in order to extend the closed beta test. Apparently, by extending the closed beta test, the new contest in the game will be further refined.

Blizzard are no strangers to delaying their titles and it's not unusual for most of their games to go through a few delays before the titles are out, generally this means that games developed by Blizzard are critically well recieved.

Despite this, we're sure there are a few of our forumers who will shed a tear, so if you see ObsoletE on the forums make sure you give him a virtual rub on the back. We'll have more information on World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade shortly.

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7 years ago
Well, more time to get to Lvl 60 then.
7 years ago
Annoying, but... oh well. La's right, more time to have fun getting served by elites.
7 years ago
I stopped after I got to level 30 anyway, got boring for me.
7 years ago
Have a heart for us gaming retailers. We're the ones that have to tell everyone!
7 years ago
Haha, had visions of angry nerds just then icon_biggrin.gif
7 years ago
The writing was on the wall with slippages from week to week.

Looking on the bright side my son might get to Rank 11 now and get his mount.

All the changes to PvP rewards and ranks go out the door with BC.

I started a new priest (my lock @ 60 is as far as he is getting without raiding MC/BWL) so I may as well get "her" up to a high level.
7 years ago
ROFL @ special mention.

it doesn't really seem to make good business sense to me. despite it previously being still over a month away (projected old date was 23rd of November) there were many signs of people sort of giving up on the game until then.

especially with the closed Beta now running, people are getting information on the types of gear that are easily gained (either greens, or quest rewards) and showing proof that these no-effort level 62 gear is on par with, or significantly better than, the stuff that people strove for through Blackwing Lair, Temple of An'Qiraj and in some cases, even Naxxramas.

it seemed to be a combination of the futility of getting those items, coupled with the fact that Blizzard have reduced the raid size from 40 to 25 that is giving guilds a lot of stress.

therefore given that it's now missing the christmas market, how many people will get something else for christmas, start playing that while "on break" from WoW, and not come back?

on the one hand, it's nice to see that company's don't always release broken games and have a Day One patch on standby (*looks at Battlefield 2142*) but on the other, given that WoW (and MMORPGs in general) are perpetually being patched, upgraded and fixed anyway, it probably wouldn't have mattered all that much in this case.

unless it truely was broken, or even incomplete, i can't help but think that Blizzard might be shooting themself in the foot.

then again, with 7 million + users, even if half of them drop off, it's going to make WOW:TBC somewhat popular anyway.

(and does anyone else love the irony of the xpac's acronym? WoW:TBC)
7 years ago
One of the delays is because Blood Elves are too emo?

Even though I detest WoW, I hope Blizzard adds a massive range of new "raids"? to expand the game for people who get bored.
7 years ago
leonmc wrote
Haha, had visions of angry nerds just then icon_biggrin.gif
Lol icon_lol.gif

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