WoW’s Iron Docks have been delayed to patch 6.2

    
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FEEL THE NOISE

Are you looking forward to the Iron Docks quests in World of Warcraft‘s patch 6.1? Even though they haven’t been mentioned in any patch notes or by developers or shown any signs of materializing? Because despite what was expected by players, they’re not in there. Community manager Bashiok confirmed that the Iron Docks, which were expected to be a new quest hub centering around Blackrock Foundry, have been moved to patch 6.2. He also took the time to stress that this is simply a quest chain, not a hub or any “substantial content.”

Player reaction has been intensely negative, with patch 6.1 and the current expansion already meeting with significant critique on the lack of meaningful content at the level cap. The changes coming to Apexis Crystals may serve to ameliorate some of the frustration, but it’s still easy to feel a bit slighted by the absence of new content in this patch. But on the bright side, you will be able to post to Twitter with your updated Blood Elf models whilst you explore the same content that has been in place since the expansion launch.

[Source: Twitter, Forums, Gearing up with Apexis Crystals, via: Blizzard Watch]
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FlyinDutchman
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Greaterdivinity

When WOD launched all my buddies badgered me non-stop for a month following the X-pac and a Month after. 

“Common man, It’s so awesome now…. Like it used to be in the old days. We can be a real guild again it’ll be great.”

to which i replied

“if ANY of you are still playing in 3 months…. I will pay for your copies and buy one myself”

Needless to say my wallet is no lighter now than it was then.

FlyinDutchman
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evolv_monbly

*tips cas*

davidjames79
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SallyBowls1 davidjames79 Worse for me as a customer. I was suggesting that it is reasonable to
compare a studios income with the speed and quality of development. 
The
fact is wow has a huge monthly income and is putting out poor content
at a slow pace, I believe using other studios that make similar content
for comparison to be fair.

KiwiRed
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KiwiRed

I guess “We’ve had to hold this single quest chain back” doesn’t have quite the same air of importance.

dorn2
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It will be interesting to watch as the expansion progresses.  There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that over a decade what kept the subs flowing was 5 man dungeons. Every really large up and down correlates 100% with new dungeons or the lack of them.  Now of course correlation isn’t causation.  A lot of feedback though suggests many people aren’t happy to replace new dungeons with LFR.

As WoD progresses the dungeons which came out with the expansion will become less and less relevant.  I suspect we’ll see another large decline.  If they cave and do another ICC style patch it will probably be massively popular.

ManastuUtakata
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DanielReasor ManastuUtakata 
Unfortunately, he is paid to do precisely this. And has *admitted to as much way when he was asked to comment about the termination of CM Tseric way, way back. As well as his interesting defence of the now scrapped Real ID changes to the WoW forums, is demonstrative that he is quite willing to take a bullet for Blizz in their disingenuous PR for the sake of such. So any defence coming out of him or the other CM’s should be taken with a grain of salt, beyond being their official response….for what that’s worth.
*Source: http://www.wowwiki.com/Tseric  …see Drysc’s (Bashiok) response at the bottom.

Krenian
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Krenian

You just said the word that you should actually consider what the reason is that people are differencing the content: remake.
Darkroom faire was a remake of something they had. It was, at best, a small, tiny distraction that had little to no interest or tie in to the story.
Manderville Golden Saucer is a direct tie in with the Manderville family in FFXIV that has a side quest entirely to themselves. It is relevant and not only that, has a meta game within it in the form of chocobo racing. And within that, chocobo breeding that has its own strategies.
Darkmoon? Can’t really have tank battles and strategies from what I recall.
Brand new content with attachments to a beloved character in the game vs some side thought that does not really serve any use other than fluff.
Like Bree said. Really isn’t a good comparison at all.

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So glad news like this justifies my continued unsubbed status.  Love the game but man I really hate the charging for monthly fee and delivering next to nothing for content patches while telling me “soon”.  Besides, I’m so tired of the raid only endgame that there really isnt’ anything to look forward to until a new expansion hits.  They screwed up the “housing” aspect that would have kept me coming back.  Making them over glorified quest hubs with no real customizability.  Yeah, that will keep me logging in…NOT.  Should have been able to pick and choose npcs, trophies, building locations and TYPES for my “personal” garrison to give it longevity, but they chose the current iteration….idiots.

That’s just naming ONE thing on a long list of game mechanics this game COULD incorporate to make it feel more like a world and wanting to log in and play alts, but for some reason, the Raid only or die mentality seems to rule the Blizzard dev mindset anymore.  It’s pathetic on top of it making them not deliver any real value to the monthly sub cost.  

Back to GW2, TSW, EQ2, Lotro and a few others for me, as those games GET IT and don’t have the gaul to charge me a monthly fee to play them and they STILL deliver more content and varied features in a year than Blizzard has in 2 to 3.

/rant off  Sorry, just had to do it.

SallyBowls1
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If you truly wanted to drink the Blizzard Kool-aid [q.v.], there is the argument to made about expansion lengths.

http://massively.joystiq.com/2015/01/30/rumor-blizzard-leak-reveals-next-world-of-warcraft-expansion-to/

E.g. if Bliz were to get expansions out closer to one year instead of  two then they will need to do fewer expansions and the expansions will need to be smaller. Ofc, I lack that degree of optimism

SallyBowls1
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wjowski Yep. In 2011, the CEO of CCP said “Currently we are seeing _very predictable feedback_ on what we are doing. Having the perspective of having done this for a decade, I can tell you that this is one of the moments where we look at what our players do and less of what they say. “