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Patch getting closer?

#1 Unread post by Aggannor » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:49 am

Today when I logged in to WoW, I noticed that my launcher was "downloading date for upcoming patch". Has anyone else had this yet and can anyone remember at what point these messages usually appear (weeks before, month before, random etc.)?
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#2 Unread post by Danielfboone » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:00 pm

It usually starts downloading data for an upcoming patch about 3 weeks before the patch goes live. In any case, data available or not, the patch is definitely getting closer. :D
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#3 Unread post by Sasrei » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:56 pm

Great well if its 3 weeks away there may not be any new pets.

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#4 Unread post by PorrasouxRex » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:39 am

Figures. They wouldn't introduce any new pets in a patch that's just for lore.
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#5 Unread post by Equeon » Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:50 pm

PorrasouxRex wrote:Figures. They wouldn't introduce any new pets in a patch that's just for lore.
*Coughs, glances at Patch 5.1*

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#6 Unread post by PorrasouxRex » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:13 pm

Equeon wrote:
PorrasouxRex wrote:Figures. They wouldn't introduce any new pets in a patch that's just for lore.
*Coughs, glances at Patch 5.1*
Least in 5.1 you had a daily hub and another rep grind. This patch is just a "build up" patch.
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#7 Unread post by LupisDarkmoon » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:12 pm

It's totally possible that the patch is getting close and that we just won't get any new shiny pets this time. :-) It's not a patch just for hunters, after all, getting new pets is just a rare gift that we should appreciate, not something we should expect and demand!

Personally, I'll be really excited, new pets or not. I want the lore. Pets? Those are great, but we've been absolutely *showered* with love recently. I think one patch without pets is reasonable.

Edit- even more so, we got 30 more stable slots! That's more pets, in a way. It's certainly spoiling us. xD

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#8 Unread post by Kalliope » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:11 am

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LupisDarkmoon wrote:I think one patch without pets is reasonable.

we got 30 more stable slots!
These two sentences right here. I can't speak for anyone else, but I am having enough trouble keeping all my returning babies straight. If I had to worry about entirely new pets too....well....my head would explode. -_-

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#9 Unread post by cowmuflage » Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:14 am

LupisDarkmoon wrote:It's totally possible that the patch is getting close and that we just won't get any new shiny pets this time. :-) It's not a patch just for hunters, after all, getting new pets is just a rare gift that we should appreciate, not something we should expect and demand!

Personally, I'll be really excited, new pets or not. I want the lore. Pets? Those are great, but we've been absolutely *showered* with love recently. I think one patch without pets is reasonable.

Edit- even more so, we got 30 more stable slots! That's more pets, in a way. It's certainly spoiling us. xD

You hit up some really good points. I mean do they have to add new pets every patch? I don't think a patch with out any new extra stuff for a class wont hurt anyone at all. They can't give one class new things all the time. :3

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#10 Unread post by Sasrei » Sun May 05, 2013 1:21 pm

Im just going to sit here and hold out hope for the albino kitty lol ever since I saw that kitty I wanted it lol

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#11 Unread post by lilaughingwolf » Mon May 06, 2013 9:50 am

cowmuflage wrote:
LupisDarkmoon wrote:It's totally possible that the patch is getting close and that we just won't get any new shiny pets this time. :-) It's not a patch just for hunters, after all, getting new pets is just a rare gift that we should appreciate, not something we should expect and demand!

Personally, I'll be really excited, new pets or not. I want the lore. Pets? Those are great, but we've been absolutely *showered* with love recently. I think one patch without pets is reasonable.

Edit- even more so, we got 30 more stable slots! That's more pets, in a way. It's certainly spoiling us. xD

You hit up some really good points. I mean do they have to add new pets every patch? I don't think a patch with out any new extra stuff for a class wont hurt anyone at all. They can't give one class new things all the time. :3

I totally agree...prettyful new shinnies are always loved but we should really stop demanding and expecting them IMO. Im just so excited about the new stable slots and all the new shinnies from last patch :)

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#12 Unread post by Lisaara » Mon May 06, 2013 10:22 am

I agree as well. We've been spoiled rotten with new pets. I'm content without having any for this patch. :3

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#13 Unread post by Slickrock » Mon May 06, 2013 11:44 am

Getting a sense that they are slowing down regarding launching this patch. Which might mean 5.4 might be coming much later in the year. They might also be looking at progression.

There was also a blue post indicating that there would be a warning about the patch coming, and we haven't seen that.
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#14 Unread post by Ziarre » Mon May 06, 2013 8:20 pm

I was actually considering the lack of news to be the opposite--a sign that it's close to ready, and that we should keep an eye out for that warning. There's been next to no new info for quite some time.
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#15 Unread post by Rawr » Mon May 06, 2013 9:10 pm

I really hope it is soon, I have two Hunters sitting at 85 eating up rested bonus waiting for the exp requirement to drop. :mrgreen:

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#16 Unread post by Myrrmi » Tue May 07, 2013 9:39 am

Ziarre wrote:I was actually considering the lack of news to be the opposite--a sign that it's close to ready, and that we should keep an eye out for that warning. There's been next to no new info for quite some time.
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#17 Unread post by GormanGhaste » Tue May 07, 2013 11:46 am

I know there was a new build on Thursday, but I don't know how often they usually are.
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#18 Unread post by Pent » Thu May 09, 2013 9:13 pm

Well... to be honest... the way it seems that Blizzard works is if they give us 30 new stable slots they would give us at least one more new pet than what we could store in our new 30 slots.

It's truly a vicious cycle.
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Re: Patch getting closer?

#19 Unread post by Danielfboone » Fri May 10, 2013 10:23 am

It's 2 weeks closer than it was when this thread started. :D
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#20 Unread post by Slickrock » Sat May 11, 2013 12:53 pm

They indicated they would give a warning for those farming valor, so I suspect it's at least 2 more weeks.
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