The Ancient Gaming Noob's post on the World of Warcraft expansion announcement caught my eye this afternoon. He also notes it comes on the heels of current subscriber numbers being announced, and has a poll for you to guess where the numbers will be. I guessed 6 million, because that number seems to be where things settle after expansions and new content have been run through by most.
Blizzard recently dropped jaws saying there wouldn't be any new Draenor content, causing quite a bit of angst among certain fan segments.
Announcing the next expansion before the wails have had a chance to die down, that's pretty good!
I am not an apologist for Blizzard, and I don't think they need one. Of all of the gaming companies out there, they have provided some of the best game experiences ever, and have been without (Cough cough CRZ) any real dramas, and no betrayals of their customers. Few can say that.
Flight in Draenor is, aside from CRZ, the biggest drama I can recall. I am not rushing to send my characters aloft in Draenor, because it isn't important to me. I have wished upon the Winged Wanters a next expansion that is all flight. Everyone will be happy then, right.
This little video called Skies of Azeroth could be a sneak peek at just such a thing, right? Skies of Azeroth would be an excellent name for an expansion. Most excellent.