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Blizzard Trademarks "Warlords of Draenor" - WoW Expansion
Blizzard just trademarked "Warlords of Draenor" in New Zealand. It was then registered in Australia shortly after.

  • Computer game software, computer game discs, downloadable computer game software, computer game software downloadable from a global computer network, interactive multimedia computer game program; downloadable electronic game software for use on portable electronic devices such as mobile and cellular phones, laptops, handheld computers, and tablet PCs.
  • Entertainment services, namely, providing on-line computer games; providing on-line non-downloadable computer games that may be accessed via a global computer network; providing online news and information in the field of computer games.

It's also worth mentioning that warlordsofdraenor.com was registered a month ago.

I do realize that we had a lot of fun times with trademarks in the past (*cough* Dark Below *cough*) but let's just say that on a personal level I'm pretty confident about this one. I'll leave the speculation up to you guys until Blizzcon.



This article was originally published in forum thread: Blizzard Trademarks "Warlords of Draenor" - WoW Expansion started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Repefe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeluron Lightsong View Post
    Because if people have been following WoW since BC. They should know what Draenor is.
    Still does not explain why the name would be something like this. If you have an option to give a game name that everyone can identify or name that some ppl intersted in the franchise for years can identify ... why go with the latter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frozen Death Knight View Post
    Well, at least then we would know how many people didn't read the quest texts when playing this darn game at some point in the past 9+ years.
    I guess
  1. Araxie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ro9ue View Post
    Before everyone gets all nuts about Warlords of Draenor, you should read http://wow.joystiq.com/2013/10/23/he...mark-conflict/
    I don't understand your point. Please elaborate.
  1. Quilm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dethekk View Post
    Like someone pointed out in this thread already, I bet it is the new name for the "Blizzard All-Stars", since the conflict. Even the name sounds similar "Warlords of Draenor" compared to "Heroes of the Storm"

    http://wow.joystiq.com/2013/10/23/he...mark-conflict/
    i supposed you can make a case for that except that draenei and orcs are the only races from draenor so it would make no sense for the rest races in blizzard all-stars
  1. parlaa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Repefe View Post
    Still does not explain why the name would be something like this.
    Blizzcon will probably tell who the warlords of draenor is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilm View Post
    i supposed you can make a case for that except that draenei and orcs are the only races from draenor so it would make no sense for the rest races in blizzard all-stars
    Indeed. Would make no sense at all. Also considering the MOBA game will have Starcraft+Diablo "heroes/champions" aswell, Warlord of Draenor would probably the worst title ever for a mix of the 3 games.
  1. Aeluron Lightsong's Avatar
    Still does not explain why the name would be something like this. If you have an option to give a game name that everyone can identify or name that some ppl intersted in the franchise can identify ... why go with the latter.
    Your guess is as good as mine. I dunno, I'm sure it looks great in presentation.
  1. lokinrond713's Avatar
    might just be a prequel
  1. Spotnick's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tomservo View Post
    if we go back to outland, i will be SOOOOOO happy. but no rehashed shadow lab!
    Probably challenge modes though.
  1. Quilm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Spotnick View Post
    Not a lore nerd, but isn't Auchindoun a space ship?
    no oshugun in nagrand is the ship
  1. ComputerNerd's Avatar
    The Dark Below was thought to be accurate until proven otherwise, so this could still be a hoax.

    The so-called leaks have had little to give them any credibility.
    Multiple forum posts from first-time posters where they often contradicted each other.
    One of them describing a well established event in the current game.
    Same vague and generic sources as every other.

    There has been no reason so far to take those claims seriously, and given the past history a trademark application still means very little.

    I remain sceptical.
  1. Panicbutton's Avatar
    As I posted on WoWInsider, with a little cleaning up, here's my 2c of speculation

    Blizzard moves the timeline on 5-10 years from the events at the end of MoP and the following unfolds...

    Turalyon and Alleria stumble through the dark portal back into Azeroth, Turalyon heads to see Varian and Alleria goes to visit her sister, both carry a story and a warning. During their absence they've been on an undiscovered section of Draenor. Aforementioned undiscovered section of Draenor is ruled by factions of Orcs and Draenei who are in turn ruled by.... Warlords. The Burning Legion have chosen to invade Draenor to establish a base from which to invade Azeroth through the dark portal. Turalyon and Alleria have come back to warn us. The Horde and Alliance both mobilise and send heroes back through the Dark Portal to Outland and thence on to this previously unknown chunk of Draenor. The expansion then unfolds on entirely new continents of Outland/Draenor, is Draenei and Orc focused, with us battling the various Warlords and ultimately The Legion. Some of the 'Warlords', their factions and of course ultimately the commanders of The Legion are the villains and raid bosses.

    An alliance sub-theme will be bringing some long lost Draenei back into the fold, the Horde will be doing the same with some of the Orcs.

    If there's a new or neutral race involved, we already met them in TBC, the Ethereal.

    It's not a time travel centric expansion at all, although there may be a raid in the CoT which is where the Grom rumour comes from.
  1. Wildberry's Avatar
    Please God no time travel. Please God no time travel. Please God no time travel.

    I might HATE the idea of an Azshara expansion, but Time Travel sounds absolutely ridiculous (And yes, I will complain before I know anything about it), I, for one, hope that the poster that originally posted this only got the name right, because Time Travel in storytelling is often done horribly and only detracts from the story, while serving as a lazy way for writers to push the story forward, while creating various inconsistencies, I really don't trust Blizzard to do that right. Also why would Grom be the major antagonist? He was never a bad guy, even when the Blood Curse was in full swing he wasn't like Gul'dan or Blackhand, hell, he didn't even come close to Garrosh. Does Kosak just want to grind the rest of the Orc's story into dust?

    Either way, if Boub says he's confident that "Warlords of Draenor" is the name, I'll take his word for that, I don't recall seeing him be wrong before. However, I will be praying that Time Travel plays NO part in this (We'll have to wait until Blizzcon to figure that out). Either way TAKE THAT AZSHARA FANS.

    Oh, and also for those complaining about the name. WE ARE PLAYING AN EXPANSION CALLED MISTS OF PANDARIA RIGHT NOW. Mists. Of. Pandaria. It does not get worse than that.
  1. Dierdre's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Alayea View Post
    "Warlords of Draenor"

    Yep, time-traveling. Otherwise I'd be pissed at Blizzard giving the Outlands the "revamp" treatment.
    Why, WHY the freaking hell would we want to time travel to Outlands? Dragon Soul 2.0?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildberry View Post
    Please God no time travel. Please God no time travel. Please God no time travel.
    this x 10000
  1. proteen's Avatar
    I'm have a difficult time believing the next expansion is "World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor." Its a mouthful and is really... not crisp sounding. That's my 10 cents
  1. Necrotica's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Panicbutton View Post
    As I posted on WoWInsider, with a little cleaning up, here's my 2c of speculation

    Blizzard moves the timeline on 5-10 years from the events at the end of MoP and the following unfolds...

    Turalyon and Alleria stumble through the dark portal back into Azeroth, Turalyon heads to see Varian and Alleria goes to visit her sister, both carry a story and a warning. During their absence they've been on an undiscovered section of Draenor. Aforementioned undiscovered section of Draenor is ruled by factions of Orcs and Draenei who are in turn ruled by.... Warlords. The Burning Legion have chosen to invade Draenor to establish a base from which to invade Azeroth through the dark portal. Turalyon and Alleria have come back to warn us. The Horde and Alliance both mobilise and send heroes back through the Dark Portal to Outland and thence on to this previously unknown chunk of Draenor. The expansion then unfolds on entirely new continents of Outland/Draenor, is Draenei and Orc focused, with us battling the various Warlords and ultimately The Legion. Some of the 'Warlords', their factions and of course ultimately the commanders of The Legion are the villains and raid bosses.

    An alliance sub-theme will be bringing some long lost Draenei back into the fold, the Horde will be doing the same with some of the Orcs.

    If there's a new or neutral race involved, we already met them in TBC, the Ethereal.

    It's not a time travel centric expansion at all, although there may be a raid in the CoT which is where the Grom rumour comes from.
    Garrosh is exiled to Outlands at end of MOP, he rises again during the Burning Legion invasion of Outlands to become a hero...
  1. Tietank's Avatar
    I was really hoping "The Dark Below" was true. I've been waiting a long time to see N'zoth and Azshara. They've been setting up the lore for these character's for many xpacks now, heck you could say that the main villain of Cata was N'zoth considering he's behind Deathwing, Azshara, the Emerald Dream nightmare, and other old god corruption across Azeroth. Also if you listen to the old god whispers from the puzzle box of Yogg and the corrupted gorehowl axe they leave hints at a whole world hidden beneath Azeroth.

    I for one was hoping for a really dark lovecraftian themed xpack.
  1. ro9ue's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeluron Lightsong View Post
    Except the Moba will consist of all of Blizzard's franchises. How would that even make sense/
    Quote Originally Posted by parlaa View Post
    And that has anything to do with World of Warcraft because?
    Quote Originally Posted by Araxie View Post
    I don't understand your point. Please elaborate.
    Just sounds like more of a Hearthstone booster pack/MOBA game title in my opinion. When you're doing a cross-IP game, the lore barely even matters. I can see them using Draenor though as a common setting for Starcraft, Diablo and WoW heroes. When you look at it, Warcraft is the in-between setting. Diablo is fantasy/horror and Starcraft is sci-fi. WoW has a little of both.
  1. Dierdre's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Necrotica View Post
    Garrosh is exiled to Outlands at end of MOP, he rises again during the Burning Legion invasion of Outlands to become a hero...
    Garrosh gets redemption before Illidan? Fork no. I'd rather have Cho'gall back.
  1. Spotnick's Avatar
    Tin foil hat up, to shut up a few people here. Boubouille made it pretty clear he knew the theme of the expansion, but not the name of it (check his post history), the "leak" comes from France where Boubouille is front, the leaker posted names of the people who leaked the info (edited by Boubouille himself).. not so hard for him to verify.

    Plus if you check his twitter. Guy would lose all credibility if this was not true, to be honest, 1 week from Blizzcon, this can only be legit at this point.

    Deny all you can. See you in 1 week.
  1. Wildberry's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dierdre View Post
    Garrosh gets redemption before Illidan? Fork no. I'd rather have Cho'gall back.
    I actually think Garrosh will get a redemption, Illidan's "Redemption" will probably come with the Burning Legion (Same with Garrosh, really). Oh and Cho'gall can go die in a fire.
  1. Quilm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ro9ue View Post
    Just sounds like more of a Hearthstone booster pack/MOBA game title in my opinion. When you're doing a cross-IP game, the lore barely even matters. I can see them using Draenor though as a common setting for Starcraft, Diablo and WoW heroes. When you look at it, Warcraft is the in-between setting. Diablo is fantasy/horror and Starcraft is sci-fi. WoW has a little of both.
    hearthstone booster is more plausible then MOBA game, it would just be really poor naming on blizzards part to name the MOBA warlords of draenor when the other 2 games have nothing to do with WoW.

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