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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.



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  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.
  1. Baracuda's Avatar
    Sounds awesome
  1. Aafron's Avatar
    I really hope that there is no time travel involved. That would be really lame.
  1. alturic's Avatar
    If a WOW expansion was that far into dev that they'll have something to show at BlizzCon, do they normally not have a name in place until they get verification the trademark is available? Do they keep tabs on the TM names so they can see if someone for whatever reason happened to pick the exact same name they were going to register?

    I'd assume it'd be rather time-consuming going back through all the assets and "replace Warlord of Draenor|Warriors of Draenor"?
  1. lostdrewid's Avatar
    Do we *really* believe that Blizzard needs Go freaking Daddy to handle their web hosting? Really? This has got to be an elaborate hoax.
  1. Alvanir's Avatar
    The wording makes it sound to me that he's being sarcastic and just distracting from The Dark Below being the expansion. Or he doesn't know, but just satirizes the idiotic hype whenever a trademark pops up.
  1. kamikaze148's Avatar
    Couple of things...

    To all the people losing their minds over the mere plausibility of Draenor having an undiscovered part outside of the current lore...calm...down.

    Warcraft is a story yeah?, Blizzard Entertainment write the story correct?...why cant you knuckle draggers wrap your minds around the possibility that story development occurs and can occur, its not lazy in fact imo its bold if this were the case...(a new part of Draenor discovered).

    My point is its not some lazy ass fan fiction writing the story, its the source themselves writing Warcraft, people being so stuck in there righteous little bubbles about the way a story HAS to develop miss the bigger picture entirely.

    /rant.

    I for one am intrigued. but this is only a title so far. further to this, its a title that has had NO confirmation from Blizzard. Roll on Blizzcon, i for one am optimistic for the future, or past or WHEREVER the story wants to take us
  1. Khalkaroth's Avatar
    What a terrible name for an expansion.

    Orcs = Warlords that comes from Draenor? No? An Orc expansion? Not another one...
  1. Morningsan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lostdrewid View Post
    Do we *really* believe that Blizzard needs Go freaking Daddy to handle their web hosting? Really? This has got to be an elaborate hoax.
    its not the first time that they use godaddy

    http://wow.joystiq.com/2008/03/02/go...es-wow-armory/

    edit: Here's the whois on wowarmory. http://whois.net/whois/wowarmory.com
    Domain Name: WOWARMORY.COM
    Registrar URL: http://www.godaddy.com
    Registrant Name: Blizzard Entertainment
    Registrant Organization: Blizzard Entertainment
  1. Arcangel14's Avatar
    Why do people suddenly think this expac is about time travel? And how can people come to that conclusion based off of "Warlords of Draenor"? I really don't understand...
  1. Aeluron Lightsong's Avatar
    Orcs = Warlords
    They weren't the warlords of Draenor, no matter how proud Orcs thought they were.
  1. matoxx1's Avatar
    packing my bags, got mount ready, lets journey back to outlands!!
  1. Zstr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arcangel14 View Post
    Why do people suddenly think this expac is about time travel? And how can people come to that conclusion based off of "Warlords of Draenor"? I really don't understand...
    Draenor is blew up as planet, part of it is exist as we know as Outland..so Draenor exist only in past...
    guess we will see a LOT of Orcs(Gul'danm,Nerzhul,Grom), Humans, Dreanai, Burning Legion lore, maybe opening Dark Portal from other side,
    pre WC2 time inc
  1. bregtann's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Protar View Post
    I'm not buying this whole "Grom is the main villain" rumour. That'd be too much of a repeat of Garrosh. No doubt he'll play a central role, but the main villain again? I actually think they might be trying the whole "no main villain" thing they were going for in MOP. Just building new lore and characters, with each patch being it's own sidestory.

    It could work in theory - but for the 10th anniversary it's a risk. People are expecting something big.
    Who the F cares about anniversaries!?

    You either want to play, or you do not want to play, whatever it is they put forth. Good, or not good, that's all that matters. Pretty sure no one will say "This xpacsounds like lots of fun, but I still don't want to resub or buy the expansion, because WoW has it's anniversary and for me to play something on it's anniversary, it has to be super mega ultra cool, otherwise I'd rather go play last year's GTA".
  1. Xalzel's Avatar
    My prediction. THIS IS WARCRAFT 4!
  1. Orisai's Avatar
    Illidan: Black temple was merely a setback
  1. rede's Avatar
    Ah crap, Outland, fail.
    Burning Legion and Sargeras would have been great, even N'Zoth and Azshara in Nazjatar, would have been more interesting.
    Draenor aka Outland biggest fail in WoW history.. more recycling.
    Back to the orangespacemonkeysuits and weird colored trees and rocks.
    Well i guess it's skip expansion time and hopefully the last one can be played without doing this piece of "time travel".
    Elder Scrolls online here i come, thankfully that next plan is already put in motion.
    Well i guess we'll see it in a week if it's two MMOs or just one to praise.
  1. Aeluron Lightsong's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rede View Post
    Ah crap, Outland, fail.
    Burning Legion and Sargeras would have been great, even N'Zoth and Azshara in Nazjatar, would have been more interesting.
    Draenor aka Outland biggest fail in WoW history.. more recycling.
    Back to the orangespacemonkeysuits and weird colored trees and rocks.
    Well i guess it's skip expansion time and hopefully the last one can be played without doing this piece of "time travel".
    Elder Scrolls online here i come, thankfully that next plan is already but in motion.
    Well i guess we'll see it in a week if it's two MMOs or just one to praise.
    It's really sad how people are quick to judge over a title of an expansion without seeing context.
  1. Sylreick's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Khalkaroth View Post
    What a terrible name for an expansion.

    Orcs = Warlords that comes from Draenor? No? An Orc expansion? Not another one...
    Actually Warlords SOUNDS like an Orcish thing, being that the horde and their Orcs are lead by a Warchief, but many races are governed by warlords, or hold to some as figures of power, like the Naga. For all we know, there could be Broken, that have become warlords of an unknown chunk of Draenor, along side some Orcish ones. Hell, it might even mean demonic warlords ruling over some factions of broken and orcs and it has a lot less to revolve around orcish politics.
  1. Violent's Avatar
    Is this like "set-in-stone" the next expansion?
    Or are we all just still speculating over a few scraps of, what might be, information?

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