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..