MMO-Champion - Blizzard Trademarks "Warlords of Draenor" - WoW Expansion
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. Appletini's Avatar
    So what the hell? We going back in time to Draenor before it became Outland? Are they revamping Outland like they did Azeroth in Cataclysm? Will we get to go to Argus?

    As usual, I'm excited for the idea of the expansion, but will likely end up getting bored quickly and quitting.
  1. Duster505'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.
    It's revamp.

    BLizzard will not go back to Outland and then leave TBC content unchanged. That would be stupid. So its probably the same content with maybe 2 added zones.

    This is logical since TBC is now the most outdated content. And the expansion is now free so Blizzard would not be loosing any money by just revamping it.
  1. Klaxxar's Avatar
    Corgi's Unleashed, and Gnomes getting a live mount and having it being a large Corgi. :P

  1. Lagiacrus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fortrond View Post
    This is definitely the title for the movie. Or atleast I think so
    Did you even look at the trademarks? Like... none of that points to a movie, whatsoever. Those classes don't look like movie copyright AT ALL...
  1. jedijesse's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Duster505 View Post
    It's revamp.

    BLizzard will not go back to Outland and then leave TBC content unchanged. That would be stupid. So its probably the same content with maybe 2 added zones.

    This is logical since TBC is now the most outdated content. And the expansion is now free so Blizzard would not be loosing any money by just revamping it.
    Nah, it would be stupid of them to give us a free expansion, when we'll obviously pay for one
    They'll probably revamp Outland, but I don't think this expansion will take place there...
    We'll probably discover another piece(s?) of Draenor that is similar to Outland in that it's just a chunk of a land mass floating in the Twisting Nether, and the people who were still there when Draenor exploded have been fighting for this piece

    I just hope it's not "Oh another landmass crashed INTO Outland...and now Outland is mostly destroyed JUST LIKE AZEROTH!" I'm tired of having to walk around chasms and fallen buildings...
  1. nekai's Avatar
    - - - Updated - - -

    Anyone know if this ever made it into any other offices, like the U.S. or somewhere in the EU?
  1. Isoge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zardi View Post
    Doesn't seem to make much sense as a WoW Expansion. It sounds more like a Hearthstone expansion: Same way there's Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft -> Hearthstone: Warlords of Draenor.

    First thing's first. Hearthstone is still in beta. Why would anyone register an expansion for a game that hasn't even been completed yet? Especially Blizzard. Every game in the WoW series has been trademarked first after the current has been released, and they have usually waited trademarking until there is about a year left till release of the next expansion.

    Trademarking an expansion before the current game has even been released will only lead to loss in sales. People would think "I'd rather wait for the next one instead" or "why pay for this when it will get outdated soon anyways"?

    The bare thought of this being related to a yet unreleased gaming franchise is unrealistic, and if it were to be true, it would be really a stupid call from blizz. Blizzard is good at milking us for money, and they are not stupid.
  1. Eggowaffles's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kajaro View Post
    Hearthstone booster pack name for sure. Another WoW-exp hoax. And 500+ comments about how awesome BL-themed exp it would be. Not sure if blind or stupid.
    http://media.mmo-champion.com/images...fopandaria.jpg

    MoP had the same classes.

    Hell, even from the MoP when everyone thought it was a book, Boub had said:

    "Update - For the record, the international codes 009 and 041 only seems to appear on Blizzard's online games trademarks. This isn't a book or anything like that. It appears incredibly likely based on previous trademarks obtained by Blizzard that this is the next expansion."

    It's an expansion, how naive can you people get?
  1. Isoge's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by toliman View Post
    depends on how they "reassemble" the burning legion.

    if they push 90-100, which makes more sense, they can do a lot of good things. if they push 90-95, it's not going to be as adventurous, those last 5 levels will seem problematic as there's not really enough questing to fill in compared to MoP's 400 odd quests (and 800 dailies), it would require, 500-800 quests for 6-8 new zones, due to XP scaling at 90+, it would be something like 40 million to 91, upto 90 million xp to get to 95. MoP is Ridiculous, WoD could push 60 hours of levelling ...

    or ... (cue ominous music) ... 95 to 100 via dailies.

    anyway.

    having previously been ... "not prepared", there were more than just the demons and company that broke Outland/Draenor apart. we've never really seen Sargeras in the flesh before. Apparently it's "Smokin" hot. as in scorched earth hot. So, i'd imagine it's going to be a bit like Wrath's events + expansion with some cute scenario events and phased events to start dropping Firelands raid-boss level demons everywhere.

    really, anything to make Burning Crusade areas relevant is good,

    add some N'avi mobs (sigh...) or starcraft 2 wreckage onto the floating rocks in Nagrand,
    add in some forest areas to make the "kill 90 mobs" in level 94 nessingwary hunts, as difficult as farming mobs in Krasarang Wilds, etc.
    It will most likely not be 40-90 million exp. They will squish the numbers on almost every aspects of the game since they have complained that the numbers are simply getting way too high. It will most probably take as much time to get from 90 to 100, but the exp will be squished so we get some more realistic numbers.
  1. ringpriest's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eggowaffles View Post
    http://media.mmo-champion.com/images...fopandaria.jpg

    MoP had the same classes.

    Hell, even from the MoP when everyone thought it was a book, Boub had said:

    "Update - For the record, the international codes 009 and 041 only seems to appear on Blizzard's online games trademarks. This isn't a book or anything like that. It appears incredibly likely based on previous trademarks obtained by Blizzard that this is the next expansion."

    It's an expansion, how naive can you people get?
    It's not naivete, it's denial. (I say as someone who is happily paddling through upper Egypt myself ) Some of us don't want what we presume a "Warlords of Draenor" expansion will be; in my case, that's heavy use of time travel.
  1. Luuudian's Avatar
    SOrry if this has been posted, but just found this.
    The date is a bit disappointing tough. :\
    h t t p:/ /i. im gur. com/qg4z Wmd. jpg

    (remove spaces)
  1. Mitsjel's Avatar
    Here's a crazy thought, maybe this Draenor isn't the Draenor/Outland we know. As Metzen commented in 2011 during the lore Q&A, "How badass would it be if there is this shining fleet of Draenei out there Velen doesn't even know about." Maybe they setteled on a planet and named it Draenor as well, and we go there to help them with another Legion invasion.
  1. Jetstream's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ringpriest View Post
    It's not naivete, it's denial. (I say as someone who is happily paddling through upper Egypt myself ) Some of us don't want what we presume a "Warlords of Draenor" expansion will be; in my case, that's heavy use of time travel.

    Keep in mind, it is probably an expansion but... do we know it's a WOW expansion?

    Could be Hearthstone
  1. Rocketbear's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eggowaffles View Post
    http://media.mmo-champion.com/images...fopandaria.jpg

    MoP had the same classes.

    Hell, even from the MoP when everyone thought it was a book, Boub had said:

    "Update - For the record, the international codes 009 and 041 only seems to appear on Blizzard's online games trademarks. This isn't a book or anything like that. It appears incredibly likely based on previous trademarks obtained by Blizzard that this is the next expansion."

    It's an expansion, how naive can you people get?
    http://teas.uspto.gov/forms/xslt.ser...96f7&xsl=input

    Also 009 and 041 codes. These don't confirm anything yet. Personally I'd argue that the whole Corgi's Unleashed was an attempt to cover it up, similarly to how they went on to make a ton of murloc and ogre masks after the Goblin and Worgen ones were datamined.

    Also, look what is listed under said codes. As someone else mentioned previously, Warlords of Draenor mentions mobile phones, tablets, etc. The Dark Below and all previous wow expansions don't mention that at all.

    Another point, the screenshot that has been floating around: http://i.imgur.com/qg4zWmd.jpg
    Read what is listed in the features. Instant lvl 85 for alts?
    "What we learned from the past: Lots of CC removed" In PVE, CC is seldomly used except for a few dangerous packs and here and there on bosses, which makes the fights more interesting, imho. In PVP, CC still plays a heavy role into countering burst moments of certain classes. Removing CC is a bad idea, as it would require heavy changes in how PVP is now played. Burst CDs would become too powerful and thus require nerfing in return, which can leak back into PVE by severely harmstringing specific classes. IT'll essentially require them rebalance everything.
    Not going to happen, it's extra time and resources wasted on nothing good and which could arguably be seen as simplifying the gameplay, as if it wasn't simple enough.
    Also the logo art is terribly bad, it uses the original lower resolution logo art with a plate added underneath it.

    Also, knowning Blizzard, They never release exact release dates at blizzcon for expansion announcements. MoP release date was announced 2 months prior to it's release.
    That screenshot is fake.
  1. Eggowaffles's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Luuudian View Post
    SOrry if this has been posted, but just found this.
    The date is a bit disappointing tough. :\
    h t t p:/ /i. im gur. com/qg4z Wmd. jpg

    (remove spaces)
    Faker than WWE.
  1. Ralithall's Avatar
    Since when has Blizzard ever registered a domain name for their WoW expansions? None of the other expansions use their own domain name, just worldofwarcraft.com and battle.net/wow.
  1. Tarlke's Avatar
    This has just been posted over on Reddit for anyone interested. Allegedly leaked screenshot.

    i.imgur com/qg4zWmd.jpg
  1. Eggowaffles's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarlke View Post
    This has just been posted over on Reddit for anyone interested. Allegedly leaked screenshot.

    i.imgur com/qg4zWmd.jpg
    It's fake, holy crap, how does anyone fall for this? That is a Gan'arg not a Mo'Arg.

    Also, look what is listed under said codes. As someone else mentioned previously, Warlords of Draenor mentions mobile phones, tablets, etc. The Dark Below and all previous wow expansions don't mention that at all.
    Look at the MoP registration, it says mousepads and all kinds of shit, those codes cover a TON of ground.

    all computer programs and software regardless of recording media or means of dissemination, that is, software recorded on magnetic media or downloaded from a remote computer network.
    That is ONE of the points Class 009 covers, what gets shown the application is just a small abridged version.

    http://www.iponz.govt.nz/cms/trade-m...nuary-1-2012#9

    Every WoW game trademark is under 009, 009 deals with any scientific property, from protractors to software.
  1. Sixpac's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tarlke View Post
    This has just been posted over on Reddit for anyone interested. Allegedly leaked screenshot.

    i.imgur com/qg4zWmd.jpg
    That fake looks and reads so bad! Thanks for the chuckle, though.
  1. Rocketbear's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Eggowaffles View Post
    It's fake, holy crap, how does anyone fall for this? That is a Gan'arg not a Mo'Arg.



    Look at the MoP registration, it says mousepads and all kinds of shit, those codes cover a TON of ground.



    That is ONE of the points Class 009 covers, what gets shown the application is just a small abridged version.
    Fair point, I'm not that educated in the fields of trademark and law in general. However, the fact they mention it in the abridged version, it would imply they stress on that part of the class 009, no?

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