World of Warcraft Interview

There's a new interview with World of Warcraft's Dave Kosak on VideoGamer, during which the lead quest designer addresses questions about the game's recent v4.3 patch, how subscriber numbers have dwindled since Cataclysm, the content they'll be releasing prior to the release of Mists of Pandaria, and more.
Q: Are you planning on bringing in any smaller patches between now and Pandaria?

DK: There's not a plan 4.3 is definitely the climax of Cataclysm so there's no more Cataclysm content. Traditionally we've had a grace period where we patch the game before the expansion comes out and you get sort of mechanical changes before you get the new expansion content. So we'll have a world event prior to Mists of Pandaria, but that's mostly a part of Mists of Pandaria's launch and it's not really more Cataclysm content.

Q: Do you think that will incentivise users to continue subscribing to WoW between now and then?

DK: What we do is we always look at what's best for the game. You know, we're not tracking subscription numbers obsessively, we're just trying to make the best game we can. We've definitely said publicly that we're trying to roll out content at a faster pace, with a better schedule so players have more to do and it's certainly something we're looking at. And we think that's just good for the game, that's not a "Oh no we have to do this to keep subscribers!". It's a better game, it's the game we want to play and should have more frequent updates.