None that I can share yet. :(
Nethaera, can you at least give us something? Perhaps that an announcement of the release date is coming soon? very soon? not that soon?
I don't think saying something like "we will have an announcement coming soon" is going to be harmful.
Even if you say its just a generic "announcement" that gives no indication of its contents.
I can't unfortunately. There are certain things that need to be in place before we can say an announcement is even coming or not. It's not solely up to me when it comes to "big news" to reveal it. I can at most say, "we're getting there". And we are. I just can't say how many miles it is until we are there.
Yes, we realize that we've been promising faster content more often. We still want to do that, we're still striving to do that. We're also not going to just toss content out the door to you in bits and pieces and hope it's good enough. We will continue to strive to create something with some meat on its bones (so to speak) before we give it to you.
We've sort of created our own problem in this regard. When we've done smaller patches, people expected more out of them than what we provided and quickly consumed the content and were just as quickly asking for more. Creating larger more robust patches and releases has offered more to do for more people, but we get into the issue of it then being an extra wait for it to come out.
That said, we're not immune to the sentiments that the community has about wanting more sooner than later and on a more regular basis. We are working to find ways to make that happen, but right now, we're in the middle of trying to get a lot of working parts in alignment in ways that we think you're going to be pretty happy with. We just can't get into all of those working parts as of yet, but we're hoping to as soon as possible.
For me personally, I had spent a lot of time doing raids with my guild during the first years of World of Warcraft, and realized that while I was doing that, I hadn't done a lot of other things. I've been trying to go back and do them, such as work on factions, or even finish up leveling other characters. Right now, I'm using the Midsummer Fire Festival to level up my characters a bit more by visiting the fires.
What's fun is different for everyone and I advise everyone to try to be respectful of everyone's experiences. A difference in opinion is not necessarily a bad thing. I would just caution everyone to stop tossing around "fanboi" on a regular basis. It's not a part of any productive conversation and needs to end.