ByTim Horton, writer at
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"They've left their mark on New York City. Azeroth is next..."

The PR department at Blizzard are working in overdrive mode as they promote the imminent release of World of Warcraft's fifth expansion, Warlords of Draenor.

Taking over New York is one such campaign. In Times Square a typical yellow taxi cab has come to an unfortunate end by bearing the full force of an epic axe through its roof. New Yorkers beware, there could be more to come..

Warlords of Draenor
Warlords of Draenor

Warlords of Draenor (sometimes called "WoD" or just "Warlords") is the upcoming 5th World of Warcraft expansion.

The story goes..

The expansion is set after the events of Mists-Logo-SmallWorld of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria and takes place on the world of Draenor, the original homeworld of the orcs, prior to its destruction and the creation of Outland. Legendary characters of Warcraft's past, such as Grom Hellscream, Ner'zhul and Blackhand, will appear.

At the end of Mists-Logo-Small Mists of Pandaria, Garrosh Hellscream is overthrown as Warchief of the Horde by the combined Alliance-Horde forces and taken into custody by Taran Zhu so that he can stand trial for the atrocities he committed in Pandaria. However, before he can be judged, Garrosh escapes captivity and, with the aid of a mysterious ally, travels back in time to the orcish homeworld of Draenor prior to the rise of the Horde.

Warlords of Draenor
Warlords of Draenor

He creates an alternate timeline by preventing the orcish clans from drinking the blood of the demon lord Mannoroth, which led to their corruption by the Burning Legion and played a major role in the events of the first three games. The clans unite into an "Iron Horde", using technology Garrosh brought from his time, and begin a war of conquest on Draenor, building a Dark Portal that would allow them to travel through time and lay siege to Azeroth of the present era.

New Features

Level cap raised to 100
Boost to level 90 (one boost per expansion purchased)
New version of an old world — Draenor
Updated player character models and improved models in general
Build and upgrade your own Garrison (character specific housing and more)
Account-wide heirlooms, 'toys', and probably tabards will not take bag space
Class-specific perks

Warlords of Draenor launches on November 13. Excited?


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