Blizzard Entertainment® today announced that the release date for World of Warcraft®: The Burning Crusade™, the highly anticipated expansion for World of Warcraft, will be in January 2007.
Wow. I don’t think I’d want to be the person that made that decision. Thanks to all the hype, the longer BC takes to arrive the more accounts will stall as players decide that it’s not worth grinding for equipment that will be obsolete once the expansion kicks in. I’m guessing, but I’d also say that the longer players go without the game the more chance of them ultimately not returning.
This is in no way sour grapes. I’ll actually be quite interested to see the reactions of some of my old guild members who had already planned to take a break starting in early November. And if the fact that one member scored a BC beta code might be enough to keep them interested.
I can’t help but wonder if this would have been my turning point if Australia’s CE woes hadn’t been.
(I bet there are lots of people cursing because now they have to think about what to buy a significant other for xmas.)