Away From Reality

July 4, 2014

AFR #299 – Not quite 300

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — tabulacandida @ 11:32 AM

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Yeah, this joke would have been a little better timed a couple of months ago, back when we still hadn’t heard a peep about Warlords since Blizzcon and everyone was getting fed up with old content and radio silence, but it wasn’t my 299th comic a couple of months ago.  /Shrug.

You’d really think Blizzard would have a better handle on this by now.  I know it’s hard work creating all that new content and I don’t blame them for focusing on the new expansion rather than the passing one, but it seems pretty clear that expansions take about two years to work through their life cycle.  Cramming all the patch content into the first ten months of those two years doesn’t actually help the next expansion come out any faster.  It’s like eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner all before 10 in the morning and then being surprised that you’re hungry at 8 in the evening.

5 Comments »

  1. Well, honestly content is as it is for a reason. Either you finish content and delay release, or you put more work into each smaller patch, with the bigger patches taking longer, or you get mini-content like GW2 apparently does. There’s options toward making this better, but for most companies the bottom line is far more important than a heftier release schedule.

    Comment by robertjemann — July 4, 2014 @ 3:10 PM

    • And, of course, there’s the perpetually unpleasable fanbase who will complain about anything you do… /Sheepishly raise hand

      Comment by wowafr — July 5, 2014 @ 9:25 AM

      • Oh come on, if you didn’t like some of what has been done, you would not have ever played long enough to have passion in that which you regard as insufficient.
        Although, some people…

        Comment by robertjemann — July 6, 2014 @ 11:18 PM

  2. That is a GREAT analogy using mealtimes.

    Comment by wookieebh — July 6, 2014 @ 1:41 PM

    • Thank you, I was proud of myself when I thought of it. 🙂

      Comment by wowafr — July 6, 2014 @ 3:12 PM


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