Bashiok than may i ask why the heck do you guys announce that the patch might be out at the end of april... get everyone excited... kill the trading market... than announce something like this. Even though i am excited i really think you guys should not do things like this. I don't think the patch and reset won't happened until july or later and now the market has died. It is just the wrong way to approach something corporation wise. It is like telling a kid he is getting a new bike in few weeks than telling him you will get it when we have more money in the future.
Just my 2 sense.
They never official gave a release date, just a possibility of the earliest time frame and they missed it. So what? Companies do this all the time. Microsoft anyone? I, for one, am glad they're taking their time in releasing the patch and the "test realm" sounds like an awesome idea as well. Players control the trade markets and if they let it die, so be it. I hate to say it, but "it's just a game". Too many people worried about making real money off of the trade markets. It's not Blizzard's job or goal to make sure they maintain trade markets for bot-runners to get rich. It's their job and goal to produce awesome games and updates and that's what they're doing. People "demanded" time frames, Bashiok said as earlier as April and now people are mad it's not here. If you all would just back off and let them do their job and just "play" the game and not worry about trade market values and release dates everyone would be a lot happier. Bottom line is people gambled on unconfirmed information about a release date and they lost. That's the way gambling works. They should've held out for a firm date.