Patch 5.0 -Called It

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Yes, I’m that smug sometimes that I like nothing more than to toot my own horn.

I mentioned it in passing with a few other people and then flat out said why on The Twisted Nether at the beginning of the month that patch 5.0 would drop the week of August 27th.  My rationale was that Mists comes out September 25th, and while they’ll want to give players a few weeks of adjustment…Blizzard has a knack for trying to take the wind from other games (and I don’t blame them).

So, when the stars lined up, I suggested 5.0 would come that week because that’s the same week Guild Wars 2 launches and World of Warcraft will want to pull as many of their own players back to the new stuff rather than have them check out Guild Wars 2.  Like I said, from a competitive standpoint it makes complete sense.

Please be aware that with the release of the pre-expansion 5.0.4 patch on Tuesday, August 28, all raid lockouts will be reset. This means that you will not be able to extend a raid lockout beyond the week before the patch release.

That came out yesterday, surprising many people in the process.  Like I said, it gave me the chance to go neener neener, told you so.  That’s because some days I’m ten years old…or just wanted a fun little break.

Oh, look…I see some Hammers being thrown.  I should probably keep a closer eye on that..

10 thoughts on “Patch 5.0 -Called It

  1. tomeoftheancient August 16, 2012 / 7:23 am

    LOL! You neener neener neener! Must get back to work making money in a hurry!

    • JD Kenada August 16, 2012 / 7:47 am

      Yeah, I’m ok where I am on my main server and a couple others have enough for those toons. There’s one server where I can hopefully make some coin upon launch.

  2. Banesidhe August 16, 2012 / 7:34 am

    Yup, was pretty sure that was what they would do as soon as they announced the release date.

    • JD Kenada August 16, 2012 / 7:47 am

      Same. As I say, I don’t blame them…but that’s totally their “m-o.”

  3. Cymre August 16, 2012 / 8:08 am

    Geez Louise, how old are you again? LOL. I’ve posted the opening cinematic but I can’t watch it until Coolidge gets up! WAKE UP!

    BTW, I hear that song every time I come to your page now. Just as well I like the song 😛

    • JD Kenada August 16, 2012 / 9:33 am

      Yeah, it’s because the slideshow was set for Autoplay. Once I post enough that it leaves the main page it will go away.


  4. Ishtla August 16, 2012 / 12:16 pm

    I figured it would be around that week too; not only because of GW2 but also because the new book that ties in with the event is released that week.

    • JD Kenada August 16, 2012 / 1:36 pm

      I’m definitely excited about Tides of War as well 😀

      • Ishtla August 16, 2012 / 2:46 pm

        So far the book looks to be a good one. I just hope they do more in game with it than previous books.

        • JD Kenada August 16, 2012 / 2:47 pm

          The Shattering tied in fairly well in a number of ways. But you’re right. It’s sometimes frustrating to have to go find a book to fill in a gap of something you discover in-game.

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