Yup, just sitting here with no sign of the 4th Official WoW magazine much less the 5th. Yes, if Blizzard/Future was up to date and staying on schedule we'd be opening up the plastic wrap on WoW #5 right now but as it stands we've not even seen a whisper about #4 at this point.
That being the case, I've made the decision not to resubscribe.
I'm more than willing to wait on content patches; no concrete promises are made for those and at most we've only ever had to wait a week once dates are announced. Magazines, however, are not run on such lax schedules. Purchase of a subscription comes with a promise of a consistent schedule and set delivery windows.
Blizzard/Future have epically failed at living up to their end of the agreement and I am not going to continue believing that they might. It's probably my fault for holding out hope since the summer when most had given up on their promise.
This is not about magazine quality, I was quite happy with that. My gripe is about the lax publishing schedule. While Nethaera did post a half-hearted apology some time back, I've yet to see any reason to believe things will change.
Apologies without change are what you would expect from an alcoholic, not a major business venture.
It's over and I'm done. I do have one question though. Will Blizzard/Future send me the 4th issue as promised? Or have costs of this debacle convinced them to only send WoW #4 to those that have active subscriptions for it's release?