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Frank Pearce Discusses World of Warcraft
9:29 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

A new interview with a World of Warcraft developer is available from Blizzard Entertainment. Frank Pearce, Senior Vice President of Blizzard Entertainment and Executive Producer of The Burning Crusade, discusses the current state of the popular MMORPG and offers some insight into the changes coming with the game's first expansion.

Q: What was the biggest obstacle you had to face while working on The Burning Crusade?

A: The fact is that when we launched World of Warcraft, we still had a lot of content backlog which we wanted to deliver to the players. So, we spent a lot of time after the launch of the game working on live content updates. If you look at the content updates all the way to the most recent patch, it's a lot of content. You could easily package that up and potentially argue that it is as much content as you would expect to see in a separate expansion set.
We had to tackle this content backlog first, and that's the reason why we could not focus all our energies on The Burning Crusade right away. Also, we have not really had a chance to take a step back and see where we could streamline our processes. Increasing our speed and efficiency in delivering high-quality content is one of our most challenging goals for the near future.

Q: You mentioned past content updates - will you be putting content patches live for people who are not planning to upgrade to the expansion? Can they expect the same kind of frequency to content patches as in the past or will this change?

A: We will probably see the frequency of content patches drop off a little bit as we go forward. Earlier, we had backlog of content that we wanted to deliver to our customers. Now that we have taken care of that, assuming that The Burning Crusade is well received, we want to evaluate the possibility of future expansion sets. At the same time, we still want to make sure that we make content updates that will be relevant for subscribers that have not upgraded.

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