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Insiders at Blizzard Apparently Worried About 9.1 Delay

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We're all anxious to see 9.1, the first major patch of Shadowlands arrive and are aware that it will take a while, but we really don't know what "a while" might mean. The recent lack of the 9.1 PTR, which was said to be coming "very soon" after 9.0.5 released has many worried, and apparently there are some within Blizzard that are also concerned about delays.

As spotted by DutchChair, streamer and well known WoW personality Towelliee recently mentioned talking to someone within Blizzard about potential 9.1 delays, with the Blizzard employee mentioning they are also worried about the patch taking a long time to finish:

(Here's a link to the shorter clip of the above, in case the VoD gets removed or timed out later.)

So while we are all waiting for that big chunk of new content, we really do have to keep in mind that these are not standard circumstances and many games are being delayed, as Covid is still very impactful and despite work from home being possible for game development, it's far, far from optimal.

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Sad news and it was somewhat guessed since we did not see much about 9.1 in BlizzConline but I say better late than incomplete and rushed. Also it means we will have more time to catch up with stuff and work on our alts, WoW Classic and other games.

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What Aernath said...

I'm in no big rush to see 9.1 and I'd much prefer a working version when it does arrive.

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4 hours ago, Aernath said:

Sad news and it was somewhat guessed since we did not see much about 9.1 in BlizzConline but I say better late than incomplete and rushed. Also it means we will have more time to catch up with stuff and work on our alts, WoW Classic and other games.

Since i didn't do much on goldincome this expansion, now is the time where i find back my motivation for some alts and get again tons of gold allready. I welcome more time to finish the patch rather than rushing it. With only 4 alts on 60 now i allready get about 10 to 12k gold per day with minimum time spent. So yes i hope Blizzard takes the time to polish the patch. 🙂

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Trying to work on Keystone Master and have already down Sire; I've also started to put some work into a few alts for when 9.1 is released.  I'm fine that it might take extra time for the patch to be released.  I believe there will be a lot of things to work out on the beta before the patch hits the live servers.  

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Well, it's there own profits that'll suffer.

I'm not worried, but am lapsing the sub in 2 weeks when up. I'll me back whanever 9.1 hits, but I'm personally bored now......

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i don't mind it takes another month for 9.1, still working on my KSM goal cuz i only play like 2 hours per day, might as well get all my 14 alts to lvl 60 and 200 ilvl minimum, like others have already said, better to have a delayed functional  9.1 than a rushed buggy boring one

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10 hours ago, Aernath said:

Sad news and it was somewhat guessed since we did not see much about 9.1 in BlizzConline but I say better late than incomplete and rushed. Also it means we will have more time to catch up with stuff and work on our alts, WoW Classic and other games.

I have more than a few alts I need to get caught up on stuff, so while disappointing, I'm not overly upset about it. If I can get them to at least 197 ilvl, then I'll be golden... but so... many.. alts. I can stop at any time... really. *eye twitch*

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10 hours ago, Ixa said:

I have more than a few alts I need to get caught up on stuff, so while disappointing, I'm not overly upset about it. If I can get them to at least 197 ilvl, then I'll be golden... but so... many.. alts. I can stop at any time... really. *eye twitch*

I do know that feeling, yet of course we can easily overcome that with our immense self control, right? *eye twitch wink*

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What most people say is that they want a finish product rather than buggy mess, which is understandable

but the problem is, they don't use the PTR as a PTR, changes are soooo low,, they could go crazy in PTR, add way more stuff, no matter how broken it is

Also the guy's an idiot. An expansion takes around 2 years at its lowest, 4+ months in between patches and a year of draught. Expansions take 2 years, we're 5 months into the expansion so, if by the 6th it comes out, another 5 months, another patch, another 5-6 months for next patch and 6 months of draught, so 2 years and 3 big patches, perfectly fitted.

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Also, you were *not* taking more damage as vengeance bc vengeace had a magic Red buff, even with pelagos, still more

but pelagos tanks, were screwed, so Monks 

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I know I'm in the minority, but tbh I like the slower pace lol... I like so many parts of the game that, in a normal patch pace, the 77 days rate, I feel rushed and stressed to get everything done before no one else wants to do it anymore.  I do kinda wish I had known - I rushed and stressed to get KSM and Twisting Corridors done, and now it turns out we'll have another 120 days...

Now the problem is, will anyone be around for the next 120 days to do stuff with...didn't they already lose 40% their subscribers since SL's release?  

A lot of people are going to wander off, and not all will come back in 9.1.  It's going to have a pretty negative toll on guilds.

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