Why Breaking Release Dates Is Okay Sometimes

Anyone that's into online gaming has heard of World of Warcraft. We talk about it here on SlashGear pretty often. So, it comes as no surprise that the game's second expansion, Wrath of the Lich King is highly anticipated. And it's even more anticipated than other games because no official release date has been announced. There's a rumor that it will come out by the end of this year. And the game has entered the beta phase, which backs up that idea, but that's not always a sure sign. You see, Blizzard has a habit of taking awhile when it comes to releasing new games. And while this is frustrating for many people, I'm not too upset by it.

Back in the day, Blizzard used to announce release dates well in advance. And then the game wouldn't come out. Then they'd announce another date. And it still wouldn't be done in time. So instead of putting their loyal customers through this torment, they opted to not have release dates at all, at least until they were sure that the game was ready.

I'll admit, it can be frustrating when you think a product is going to come out only to find it's been pushed back over and over again. But I can't get too mad at Blizzard. After all, they just want their products to be top notch. So if time is what they need, I say, time is what they'll get.

We've all seen what happens when a product is released too soon *coughMobileMecough* so waiting longer for a product that works great right out of the gate is worth it, in my humble opinion.

So what do we WoW fan boys and girls do in the meantime? Well, there's still Burning Crusade to keep us occupied. But what are your feelings on the Lich King expansion? Would you rather have a 100% working game and a longer wait or a game with a few flaws, sooner? Let me know in the comments.