There was some information released on what we can expect with the release of 6.1 but I believe it is way to soon for blizzard to be talking about that. I know that none of us want a repeat of last expansion's fourteen month with no content experience, but we do not even have all the content intended for 6.0 release out yet. It would have been like them announcing the new expansion at blizzcon before warlords was even out.
How can they be even considering leaving teasers for 6.1 when we are still waiting for the foundry raid to be released, which is 6.0 content we are still waiting for. It is not even scheduled to be released until February some time. They have not even attached a concrete date to it yet.
So here was sit playing 6.0 and still waiting for the rest of 6.0's content to actually be released and they start wanting to tease us with what to expect in 6.1. Am I the only one that finds this to be an odd business move? How about getting us excited about the new raid that is part of this patch but has not even come out yet? That sounds like it would be a much better idea if you ask me.
There is another thing I would like to question about some blizzard employees talking about 6.1. Why are they not addressing the queue issue many servers still have? Why are they not addressing the garrison server crashes which happen on a near daily basis? Why are they not talking about the dozens if not hundreds of bugs that are left not only unfixed but completely ignored? Why are they not talking about the fact some people can wait for 6 hours in queue to get into ashran when it was supposed to use phasing technology to balance it on a faction by faction basis so no one would ever have to wait?
With so much broken in the game, so much that needs fixing, so much that needs addressing, and even when content that is part of this patch is not even out yet, why are they talking about the next patch. They should be talking about fixing what we currently have.
Don't get me wrong, I am as excited as the next elf to hear about what they have coming for us. We all like new stuff, we all like stuff we have wanted to be added even more, and we all like being teased a little with information like that. But it is just too soon, there are other things they should be talking about.
I just think it is extremely out of line and way too soon for them to be teasing 6.1 when I could not log on last night or this morning because the garrison servers were down once again. Sure I eventually got in last night, but it annoyed the hell out of me that they are wasting time working on 6.1 and talking about 6.1 when 6.0 is still broken. Fix the game, then expand it, in that order.
As for the teases, the heirloom one interests me, can't wait to see what that is like.
The game time for gold is really fucked up, excuse the language but there is no other word that can be used for it. I know someone that bought a game time card from someone in trade that was selling it for gold. Blizzard removed the game time from his account and did not give him the gold back. Yet they let the guy selling game time for gold continue to sell it, and get suckers to buy it, for months on end. I told my friend to put in a ticket demanding his game time back or his gold back because apparently it is not against the rules as blizzard is doing it themselves. I said it was wrong for blizzard to do what they did back then and now I think it is even wrong even more so. See, fucked up, like I said, no other word for it.
Over all I think that is a great change and something blizzard should have done 10 years ago when the game first started. Seriously, why was this never done. No more reaching into my pocket to play wow ever, if I don't want to. Just buy my game time with gold. There will always be someone out there that is spending their cash to sell the time because they can't make gold easily and someone else can. Makes both people both happy. It could also mean more subscribers as people that do not have the cash for a subscription game can make gold in game and buy the time from someone else with some disposable cash but not time or skill to make gold themselves. Win win and an idea long over due.
In game tweets? Any game that connects itself to twitter or facebook or anything like that is on the bottom of my list of games to play. I hate when everything I buy on amazon pops up with something like "you have just purchased the 6 pack of haynes socks, would you like to share this on twitter. No, I do not want to share this on twitter, who is their right mind would want to share this on twitter. No one gives a crap if I just bought new socks and no one will give a crap if I just finished a mission that got my follower 800 experience and me 50 gold. Did they really waste development time for this crap?
But as long as there is an option to make sure that I never see or hear any sort of connection to twitter or facebook or whatever else they decide to connect to, I am fine with it. But the first time I do something and the "would you like to share this with your friends" pops up and there is no way for me to disable that from happening, blizzard can say goodbye to me paying for a subscription. If I wanted to play a facebook game I would go play a game on facebook. Simple to understand blizzard.
How about blizzard starts telling us important things, like when the loading issues with garrisons will be fixed, when will the queue time for logging in be addressed, when will ashran be playable by people instead of some place where some people have still never gotten to see it even if they have been trying. How about telling us about blackrock foundry and hyping that.
Settle the current stuff blizzard, hype the future stuff in the future when you have the current stuff working. That is what I am getting at. Hyping a new patch before the current one has even been completely released is by definition, too soon.