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Warlords of Draenor’s stunning trailer (and release date)

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Blizzard are the undisputed kings of cinematic CGI trailers. It makes me wonder why their art team isn’t just making the World of Warcraft movie themselves. I mean, just look at how damn amazing the opening cinematic for Warlords of Draenor is.

Last night Blizzard hosted a special event for the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion. They explained what changes the expansion would make to their genre defining MMO, how multiple zones would be changed and when millions of players would be able to get their hands on it. But first, they showed us this:

You don’t even need to know what happened in Warcraft 3 to appreciate the sheer quality of a short like that. There’s some big players featured in that trailer, which alters a rather pivotal moment in Warcraft 3 that changed the series forever. So now the Orcs are no longer slaves to The Burning Crusade, a rather massive change that is made possible by some of the time travelling magic that forms the backbone of Blizzard’s new expansion.

That little narrative switcharoo makes its way into gameplay too. Changes to existing zones, new bosses and some riveting raid scenarios headline some of the content Warlords of Draenor brings to the table. Some smaller additions include a bump to the level cap, as well as the ability to boost new characters straight up to level 90. And, of course, there’s a lot more lore surrounding the Orcs. You can check out some of the in-game changes below.

I don’t have to be a World of Warcraft player to see that this is probably one of the biggest expansions World of Warcraft has ever seen, which is a big deal after the panda-pointment of Mists of Pandaria. Blizzard’s latest expansion will hit shelves on the 13th of November. Hopefully this helps plug the leak in World of Warcraft’s subscriber pool.

Last Updated: August 15, 2014


  1. And of course it needs to buffer every 3 seconds even when set to 360p.


    • Ross Woofels Mason

      August 15, 2014 at 08:34

      Your line must be terrible because it plays fine for me at 480p


      • Kensei Seraph

        August 15, 2014 at 08:37

        It’s my work’s line so it probably has over 100 people on it right now.
        Before 8:00 am I can easily watch on 720p, but now… just trying to Google something is a hassle.


        • Ross Woofels Mason

          August 15, 2014 at 08:56

          Eish okay yeah, good luck with that @_@


  2. Ross Woofels Mason

    August 15, 2014 at 08:35

    I recently got into WoW again (literally last weekend =p), So doing my best to catch up on all the lore and everything I missed. The garrisons are what excite me the most about this game though, reminds me of old school warcraft.


  3. Admiral Chief Beta Tester

    August 15, 2014 at 08:42

    Very, VERY impressive video


  4. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    August 15, 2014 at 08:42

    PSA: PS4 + controller for R5899 on TakeALot today…


    • Admiral Chief Beta Tester

      August 15, 2014 at 08:46

      Nice, tx UNPDG


  5. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    August 15, 2014 at 08:44

    Maybe… Just maybe… I might go back to my dealer for some more crack laced with heroin or, you know, maybe get this expansion.


    • Kromas of City17

      August 15, 2014 at 12:09

      Depends how good the crack is it might be safer than this. 😛


  6. ToshZA

    August 15, 2014 at 10:15

    Never again will WoW see me log in. 3 years sober, and still happy.


  7. Norm

    August 15, 2014 at 11:34

    I was a solid player of WoW till the subscription fees become to much for me to continue.
    That being said, I’m a massive fan of the lore of the Warcraft universe.


  8. Norm

    August 15, 2014 at 11:35

    The CGI in the video was awesome!


  9. Kromas of City17

    August 15, 2014 at 12:07

    Typical Garrosh. Get beaten by your friends … runs back to daddy. 🙂

    Too bad Grommash is getting influenced by that ahole cause I liked him in wc3.


  10. Jonah Cash

    August 15, 2014 at 15:35

    I’d watch a full length movie of that any day!!! Brilliant trailer that!!


  11. J_Joestar

    August 15, 2014 at 18:17

    here’s a bit of advice Garrosh,
    When going back in time, be careful not to make your mom get the hots for you.

    M. McFly


  12. Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

    August 15, 2014 at 21:42

    *This* is WarCraft. This is what a WarCraft motion picture should ever look like. I do not understand at all why Blizzard feel the need to outsource the development – and deny the fans a proper faithful CG-rendered version – of a WarCraft movie.

    There’s no way that the movie will be faithful to the look and feel of WarCraft, just the logo change alone says a lot.


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