Blizzard announced today that raid testing was to start on the Warlords beta – a sign that development is moving on with Warlords and we’ll hopefully we’ll see it soon.
Question is, how soon?
Unfortunately I could only find dates for the start of raid testing in Cataclysm and Mists of Pandaria – if anyone has the dates for Wrath or TBC I’d love to know them!
|Expansion||Raid testing started…||Raid testing to expansion release|
|Cataclysm||17th October 2010||Around 2 months|
|Mists of Pandaria||22nd June 2012||Around 3½ months|
The mean is ~2½ months testing. Given this, what could we infer as to the release date of Warlords?
|If raid testing from expansion||Warlords release date|
|Cataclysm||10th September 2014|
|Mists of Pandaria||24th October 2014|
|Mean of above||2nd October 2014|
One date which has been noted of late is the 23rd September – coming from a reseller whose release dates have been rather close to reality for all of the WoW expansions – and that’s also a date in the middle of the range above.
Amusingly, this is also the date I predicted back in November last year on theGodmother’s guess expansion release date post. I based that on looking at prior release dates.