While World of Warcraft’s subscription numbers have dropped to 6.8 million players, Blizzard shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. Blizzard announced that World of Warcraft’s next expansion, Warlords of Draenor, will launch on November 13.
The news was revealed at a world premiere event today in Los Angeles. During the event, the opening cinematic scene for Warlords of Draenor was shown that revealed some well-known characters from Warcraft lore, such as Garrosh Hellscream, and the formation of the Iron Horde that is bent on conquering everything in its path.
Warlords of Draenor will be WoW’s fifth expansion where players will fight on the world of Draenor to save the world of Azeroth. The expansion will send players back in time where they will fight with or against legendary heroes in Warcraft’s history such as Blackhand and Ner’zhul.
The expansion will also introduce updated player character models and animations and increase the level cap to 100. In addition, old and new players alike will be able to instantly boost one character to level 90 and skip the need to grind.
Will you return to World of Warcraft when Warlords of Draenor comes out November 13?
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If you go back in time and change history shouldn't it then change the present once you return? The fact that nothing in the present changes just shows how pointless it is to go into the past and fight. I am glad I stopped playing WoWright after Frozen Throne.
Blizzard's cinematics are always impressive. When are they going to release a full length feature film? I would be thrilled to go see a movie based on WoW lore, maybe even in 3D. Coming from someone who stopped playing the game in Vanilla back in 2006 because I was too absorbed in the content...
As a game, with orcs, goblins, dragons and walking/talking fighting cows I'm not worried about any lack of reality by changing the past and any perceived paradox in the new Draenor expansion.
I am looking forward to this expansion, the introduction of garrisons looks like fun. Been poking around in the Beta but don't want to spoil too much for when the expansion hits in a few months.