Blizzard Schedules WoW Patch For Guild Wars 2 Lauch Date

Blizzard has slapped ArenaNet in the face with a velvet glove and has demanded satisfaction. FISTICUFFS AT DAWN yo. Or so I imagine they must feel, given the schedule of the next World of Warcraft patch. WoW 5.0.4, the pre-expansion for Mist of Pandera, has been scheduled for August 28. Which happens to coincide with the release of Guild Wars 2.

So crab the Claritan y’all. There’s going to be a cat fight and the fur is going to fly. or so I like to pretend.

Via Joystiq

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8 Comments on Blizzard Schedules WoW Patch For Guild Wars 2 Lauch Date

Gamer41

On August 14, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I think Blizzard overestimates their Panda’s

Niserox

On August 14, 2012 at 5:03 pm

A last ditch effort to save their dying game. Guild Wars 2 will completely torch WoW into the water.

You’ve had your glory WoW, time for you to hang up the towel, oldtimer. You’re outta your league.

Jared

On August 14, 2012 at 9:14 pm

The only thing that’ll kill World of Warcraft is Blizzard themselves and they’re doing a pretty good job at it too. They’ve already lost over 1 million subs, I wonder how much more they’ll lose when Guild Wars 2 gets released.

Ele

On August 14, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Cat fight? This means absolutely nothing. Perfect example of media hyping, creating interest where it doesn’t belong. It could even be complete coincidence. Probably not, but it still means nothing. Next you’re going to compare a starcraft II update to the release of a new CnC game?
That said, WoW never deserved the attention and hype it’s had the past decade, but people are sheep. Mindless husbandry with clothes. If, or rather when, WoW 2 comes they will all go back. Just like how for example all Gears of War or Call of Duty players will buy the next installment without even thinking about it, and same counts for most series; untill they are botched with one last horrible finisher more aimed at making money than making a proper finale. Not to mention the controversy behind DLC. Oh, how I despise the gaming industry of the past decade. The only bright side these days are indie games.

Either way, stop making elephants out of mosquito’s.

Hwat?

On August 14, 2012 at 11:36 pm

It’s definitely not a coincidence, this is a business strategy for Blizzard without a doubt. You’re on what is basically a gaming news site/rumor mill site. Not every piece of information is going to be groundbreaking. But this doesn’t mean nothing either, this is a quick heads up about an extremely popular company putting their game up against a rival deliberately to lower sales of the other game.

Axetwin

On August 15, 2012 at 12:50 am

@Ele WoW may not deserve all the hype (atleast not anymore) but it certainly doesnt deserve the blind hatred youre giving it either. I doubt you’ve noticed but Blizzard is not making up the losses theyre taking because of all the people leaving WoW. Everytime they plan a big patch like this, less and less people come back. Much like how less and less people are buying Call of Duty. People are getting tired of the same thing day in an day out. Its why I dont think WoW2 (should they actually go down that road) will be as popular as many thing. WoW is desperately hanging on to the p2p model and once it dies, that business model dies with it. Every other game that has launched with the p2p model has been forced to go f2p and its happening quicker and quicker. Hell it took EA 6 months to announce TOR is going f2p less than a year after its launch. If Blizz actually does WoW2 and if they actually try to continue the p2p model, then it will fail. WoW launched during a time when Blizz could do no wrong in the eyes of the gamer, they were quite literally at the hight of their popularity. Nowadays, Blizz’s reputation is crap, more and more gamers are losing faith in the company.

Patches

On August 15, 2012 at 3:48 am

This fight will be all “ROAR” and no claw…
One on the rise, the other on the decline… And assuming WoW patch will improve more than it will damage. Look at recent Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2 patches…

BTW, nice pic!… :-)

Bob billion

On August 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm

6 gb patch. That is HUGE, even with fast high speed Internet. If Blizzard cared at all about it’s played this patch would have come over a few days and on release a small one to install it. No matter what Blizzard does GW2 was not designed to waste your time. EVERY THING about WoW is made to waste time. From travel to fighting. Even the crafting anf collecting is made to slow you down, that is what pay to play does for you.