saupak (saupak) wrote in worldofwarcraft,
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No one likes a logical argument, but...

Sorry, but all the whining 13-year olds on the forums have me ready to throw my {work] PC out the window. Let's looks at some facts:

Patch 2.0 to 2.1 took 168 days

Patch 2.1 to 2.2 took 126 days

Currently it’s been 41 days since 2.2 went live. (And remember, the 2.3 PTR wasn't available until at least a week afterwards, so we've only had five weeks of testing at most.)

Looking at the patch notes, the changes coming in 2.3 are just as significant as in 2.1 and 2.2, so the time required to test these changes will be proportional.

Looking at the bugs, 2.3 is just as quirky as 2.1 & 2.2, so the time required to iron all these out will be proportional.

The last two patches were both over 400MB, while currently around 250MB is available on the background downloader.

The patch will not go live on the 13th since Blizzard promised us a two week notice.

The patch will not go live on the 20th since there would be minimal live support available during the holiday week.

The patch will not go live on Christmas for obvious reasons.

The patch will not go live on New Year's Day, again (I hope) for obvious reasons.

So when could we see the patch?

The patch COULD go live the 27th of November, but the likelihood, given it’s the Tuesday after a holiday when most of US is on vacation isn't good. (56 days since last patch)
The patch COULD go live on the 4th of December. (63 days since last patch)
The patch COULD go live on the 11th of December. (70 days since last patch)
The patch COULD go live on the 18th of December. (77 days since last patch)
The patch COULD go live the 8th of January. (98 days since last patch)
The patch COULD go live the 15th of January. (105 days since last patch)
The patch COULD go live the 22nd of January. (112 days since last patch)

I'm betting on the 15th of 22nd of January myself. Thoughts?
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