The dust has settled, the doors have closed, but the hype from Blizzcon continues to grow following the Warlords of Draenor reveal, the fifth expansion for World of Warcraft. It wasn't quite the free-to-play announcement many were hoping for but with subscriber numbers on the decline the announcement of a new expansion is a welcomed addition for World of Warcraft fans.
As it's the first we've heard about a new expansion Blizzard were a little thin on details. Players will have the opportunity to explore ancient Draenor during the famous conflict between the Draenei and Orc Clans. Depending on your faction you'll be pledging your allegiance to either side as you fight alongside, or against, famous characters such as Blackhand, Ner'zhul and Grommash Hellscream. A real blast of nostalgia for fans of the earlier Warcraft themed titles.
Warlords of Draenor will introduce a number of new features to the game including the ability to instantly boost a character to level 90. Feature highlights can be seen below:
- Create your own Garrison, an expandable, customizable stronghold that acts as a personal base in Draenor. You can recruit NPCs to eventually populate it and talk to them to trigger quests
- Fully revamped player character models and animations for older World of Warcraft races like the orcs and humans, making them look visually at-par with the more recently released races like the Goblins and Worgen
- New level cap of 100
- Loads of new zones, dungeons, raids, scenarios, battlegrounds, and more
- Questing improvements "designed to encourage exploration and add unpredictability to players? ongoing adventures
For more information you can check out the official press release here.
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