We've gone through 24 patch cycles
and four expansions since World of Warcraft
launched. But while that sounds like a lot of patches, in the past Blizzard has only done 3 or 4 patches per expansion -- 11 of those 24 patches were between vanilla WoW
and the game's Burning Crusade
expansion. But the recent breakneck pace of patches
-- one every couple of months -- doesn't quite mesh with the fact that Blizzard doesn't tend to do more than 4 patches per expansion and the fact that they recently confirmed that patch 5.4 will be the final raid patch
of Mists of Pandaria
While final raid patch
doesn't necessarily mean final patch
, it certainly doesn't get our hopes high for exciting new WoW
content. So what's a gamer to do with a potentially tremendous content drought on the horizon? We really don't expect to see an expansion announcement before BlizzCon
this November, which would mean an actual expansion launch date even later than that.
So, readers, I put the question to you: how many more patches do you expect Blizzard to roll out to keep us engaged and interested before the next expansion launches?