I love a good conspiracy theory. For me few things beats fanciful speculation based on cherry-picked facts and impossible to prove or disprove motivations. It makes for grand entertainment.
For example, it seems to be almost a given in certain quarters that Blizzard’s decision to drop the WoW 5.0.4 patch today is an attempt to distract attention away from the Guild Wars 2 launch.
If you ignore the fact that major patches and launches always happen on Tuesday in the US, that there are only so many Tuesdays between now and the Pandaria launch (which itself had to launch before the WoW year long subscription deal started to expire), that Blizzard always drops this sort of new content about a month before an expansion launch, and that it is a freaking patch that really only impacts people who are already playing WoW… with all of that irrelevance out of the way, you can clearly see the conspiracy unfolding.
So let us look at what the evil masterminds at Blizzard have deployed to spoil the Guild Wars 2 launch! What bits of candy and other tasty tidbits will become to WoW in this spoiler patch. The patch notes tell all!
Details after the cut to protect the young children from these stunning and graphic revelations!