so when is 5.3?

10 Blood Elf Paladin
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valor is collecting dust...this week? next week? or when?
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100 Human Monk
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Don't know, I've been keeping my characters at 3k and just buying blood spirits to spend some of the conquest.
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100 Blood Elf Paladin
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Soon™
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Almost certainly may 14th

This week is darkmoon fair and its unlikely they would launch during darkmoon fair, and it seems unlikely they are going to push it back to late may or early june considering how long it has been on test.

Also the predownloader is going which is almost always a 2 week warning.
Edited by Sarosha on 5/5/2013 8:31 AM PDT
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100 Tauren Paladin
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When they figure out how to balance pvp.. so never!
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90 Tauren Druid
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Ya i haven't worried about valor points in weeks now, last thing I bought was the tank trinket pretty much just to have because its always nice to have on use trinkets available, after that I haven't really cared as long as I'm at 3k when 5.3 hits.
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100 Gnome Monk
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21st is my guess. We'll get a week's notice either way.
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100 Gnome Mage
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I've had the 21st pinpointed for awhile. The 28th immediately follows Memorial Day and Blizzard treats its employees well with time off during major holidays.
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100 Tauren Paladin
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a few clues will help determine it:

We will get at least a 1 week advanced notice
If we check some sites, we should see a "release candidate" before then
It is unlikely that it will be close to a major holiday, but I would not put it past blizzard if they are ready then.
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100 Pandaren Monk
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Almost certainly may 14th

This week is darkmoon fair and its unlikely they would launch during darkmoon fair, and it seems unlikely they are going to push it back to late may or early june considering how long it has been on test.

Also the predownloader is going which is almost always a 2 week warning.


Not necessarily...I remember destinctly a Cata patch release that happened during Darkmoon Fair. So it's not unheard of.
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100 Human Monk
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Where are you reading we'll get a week notice?
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100 Tauren Paladin
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Where are you reading we'll get a week notice?


Mostly cause blizzard has said they will give us notification before the patch ships, for VP reset or not, and having it a week in advance gives people a chance to either finish capping or blow it all.

However, I am leaning more on a "release candidate" patch then anything else.
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90 Dwarf Warrior
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We will get at least a 1 week advanced notice


No new arena season, so not necessarily.

If we check some sites, we should see a "release candidate" before then


Yes.

It is unlikely that it will be close to a major holiday, but I would not put it past blizzard if they are ready then.


Outside of Christmas, I don't really think they'll delay it for holidays, especially since there's no new raid content this time.
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100 Human Warrior
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Soon™
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90 Blood Elf Priest
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Since they began using release candidates in 4.1, there has always been a minimum of 7 days between the first release candidate build and live release(usually more):

4.1 04/12 candidate, 04/26 live
4.2 06/10 candidate, 06/28 live
4.3 11/09 candidate, 11/29 live
5.1 11/13 candidate, 11/20 live
5.2 02/25 candidate, 03/05 live

http://www.wowpedia.org/Public_client_builds

There has been no release candidate yet, which implies the patch is unlikely to be tomorrow. If there isn't a release candidate by the end of tomorrow, this pattern would seem to indicate a live release no sooner than 5/21 (likely at least 2 more full weeks before 5.3).
Edited by Lutu on 5/6/2013 3:36 PM PDT
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100 Pandaren Monk
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I would like to point out that tomorrow's restart is a long/early restart.

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/8769297401

Granted this was the exact same length and start time as last week so it could mean anything, but still.
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100 Human Paladin
aus
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I would like to point out that tomorrow's restart is a long/early restart.

http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/8769297401


The long maintenance is why I checked this thread. Their won't be official blizz notice because their is no valor or arena reset. But their will be a release candidate.

So nothing tonight. Its also rare they do a extended maintenance 3 weeks in a row so probably not next week. Sit at cap or buy some offspec I don't really need hmm.
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90 Gnome Warlock
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Soon rhymes with June, so I'm guessing June.
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100 Gnome Mage
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Looks like D3 got a patch today too? So they're probably staggering releases again like with the last D3 patch/5.2/Heart of the Swarm
Edited by Digerati on 5/8/2013 1:56 AM PDT
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