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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. Mellrod's Avatar
    Boubille made this article. He's a big admin here.
    It's still most likely a prank IMO.
    They buy the domain names to redirect to the main site so scammers don't get them.
    I dont know, warlordsofdraenor.com seems suspicious, it could've been bought by anyone. As I said before, any website that would be based around the current expansion is always the community site - WorldofWarcraft.com, never has it been a different website. And it still doesn't account for how another x-pac TM popped up conviently 8 days before blizzcon announces the next x-pac when blizzard normally has the name TMed ages ago by now. I dont know about you guys, but i'd rather get excited when it's actually announced.
  1. Dierdre's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mellrod View Post
    Seems legit but There are a few details left out unlike the Dark Below.
    Like, is it an actual trademark or is it just another application?
    how do we know it wasn't forged like the Dark Below supposedly was?

    Another thing that doesn't add up is how close to blizzcon this trademark is coming up. Usually these things pop up close to blizzcon but this one popped up too close to blizzcon. I mean think about it - they would've had a name way before the week leading up to blizzcon; blizzard isn't known for crunch times like that, and if you look at the pattern of the last x-pac names that were trademarked (MoP, Cataclysm, etc) they were TM'ed atleast a month or two before being announced, not 8 days before announced. and coincidentally the Dark Below was TMed 2 months before blizzcon so i still think TDB is the real deal and Warlords of Draenor is most likely a little joke by whoever made this article, or the the person who made the TM.

    "warlordsofdraenor.com" Seriously? They update the community site to fit the next expansion accordingly, not make a whole different website (with a ragtag sounding name not to mention). As much as people love the idea of a burning legion pt 2, im gonna go ahead and call BS on this "Fakespansion". Team Dark Below FTW
    Yup. They should have a name by now. I'm betting on Corgis Unleashed.
  1. Aeluron Lightsong's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Repefe View Post
    Yeah, but by saying not just because of Pandarens ... that means the theme was wrong, same as the DW theme was wrong (at least wrongly told). This time let's go with a right theme, not a theme that will be one of the reasons more ppl will have left. Blizz makes it look like good story writing is a miracle that we can't witness in this milenia. Hire good writers Blizz ... for the love of god. The ones you have right now are worth shit.
    You're assuming it was because of the theme or what. It could of been for some but not all of them. You can't really say X was cause of they left. Also saying their writers are shit...well....that's not a very constructive criticism. Not worthy enough of a derail though.
  1. meerkat4's Avatar
    It seems legit. I mean, we are very close to Blizzcon now and Draenor... well that indicates the Burning Leigon
  1. Dierdre's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeluron Lightsong View Post
    Boubille made this article. He's a big admin here.
    And still:

    The Dark Below
    Corgis Unleashed

    So... no.
  1. Repefe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeluron Lightsong View Post
    You're assuming it was because of the theme or what. It could of been for some but not all of them. You can't really say X was cause of they left. Also saying their writers are shit...well....that's not a very constructive criticism. Not worthy enough of a derail though.
    Yeah, but we are operating in the mode where we wish for story that does not make too many ppl leave. Which was the case for MoP and Cataclysm. Why not go for a story that will make ppl come instead of more ppl leaving. For some reason ppl think that Blizz is incapable of making story on par with that of TBC or WotLK. Why ...

    Also when I say Blizz story writers are shit I mean Cata story was shit, MoP story was not good enough and D3 story was shit. Hard to imagine that good writers are the origin of these stories.
  1. Tisane's Avatar
    World of Warcraft: Return of the Burning Crusade In all seriousness, I'm sure it'll be great. I loved TBC, so if even only 10% of the next expansion will be TBC-stylish/related I'll love it already. Burning Legion; true evilness!
  1. Sesto's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dierdre View Post
    And still:

    The Dark Below
    Corgis Unleashed

    So... no.
    And considering he realized that those are fake, and he says with full confidence that this is likely real... yeah, there is a good chance it is real.
  1. Dierdre's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sesto View Post
    And considering he realized that those are fake, and he says with full confidence that this is likely real... yeah, there is a good chance it is real.
    Or an even better chance he'll call it a hoax too next week.
  1. Aeluron Lightsong's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Repefe View Post
    Yeah, but we are operating in the mode where we wish for story that does not make too many ppl leave. Which was the case for MoP and Cataclysm. Why not go for a story that will make ppl come instead of more ppl leaving. For some reason ppl think that Blizz is incapable of making story on par with that of TBC or WotLK. Why ...

    Also when I say Blizz story writers are shit I mean Cata story was shit, MoP story was not good enough and D3 story was shit. Hard to imagine that good writers are the origin of these stories.

    Shit to you. It's not perfect but again I digress.
  1. Kelathos's Avatar
    As a 9 year member of the Horde, I fully expect to see Grom honor us once more - by giving us the head of his corrupted son.

    Lok'tar Ogar!
  1. Mellrod's Avatar
    And considering he realized that those are fake, and he says with full confidence that this is likely real... yeah, there is a good chance it is real.
    He thought The Dark Below was the real deal and then he explained the Corgis Unleashed thing the very next day. Who's to say this wont happen again tomorrow or within the following week up to Blizzcon? Also, my point of this TM being released unusually late to be legit still stands.
  1. Noah37's Avatar
    It was basically confirmed (heavily rumored) months ago that the next expansion would play heavily into the Burning Legion and likely have something to do with Outland. So, this isn't really that surprising.
  1. shamestia's Avatar
    So. That guy who posted earlier today saying the title of this decided to register a trademark right after posting, or he was right when he said this is what we were getting next.
  1. Rorcanna's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Repefe View Post
    Yeah, but by saying not just because of Pandarens ... that means the theme was wrong, same as the DW theme was wrong (at least wrongly told). This time let's go with a right theme, not a theme that will be one of the reasons more ppl will have left. Blizz makes it look like good story writing is a miracle that we can't witness in this milenia. Hire good writers Blizz ... for the love of god. The ones you have right now are worth shit.
    Lol, worth shit in YOUR opinion.

    MoP = best experience I've had in WoW, and yes...I experienced WOTLK.

    - - - Updated - - -

    As long as we get a big new continent and at LEAST the same quality in content and delivery speed as in MoP, I'm hyped for this. Also, I do hope it comes with the new models...
  1. Repefe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeluron Lightsong View Post
    Shit to you. It's not perfect but again I digress.
    Shit to me and hundreds or thousands of others. Point is there is no reason to make a shitty story. Make a good one. One that does not look like an intern made it in 2 hours. Hire an actual writer for it, give him enough money so he doesn't think of it as a vacation.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by Rorcanna View Post
    Lol, worth shit in YOUR opinion.

    MoP = best experience I've had in WoW, and yes...I experienced WOTLK.
    Good for you, but while I and many others were eager to play in WotLK, Cata and MoP was a joke for us.
  1. Jokerfiend's Avatar
    Here comes Illidan.

    You were not prepared.
  1. Sylreick's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mellrod View Post
    He thought The Dark Below was the real deal and then he explained the Corgis Unleashed thing the very next day. Who's to say this wont happen again tomorrow or within the following week up to Blizzcon? Also, my point of this TM being released unusually late to be legit still stands.
    Or perhaps better timed to reduce leaks? Maybe they're better at filing these trademarks. Also, a huge portion of the fan base refused to believe MoP was the title and game until blizzcon came and finalized it. I expect the same to happen with this.
  1. Darkarath's Avatar
    Hi guys ¡¡ I´m, like all of you, willing to know more about Warlods of Outland, we just have to wait one more week, but is fun to discuss, so let me know what do you think about my expectations on WoD:

    1- I SERIOUSLY DOUBT that we are travelling to a PAST DRAENOR, what we have to do there? Know more about the orcs? (again), or about the Draenei? (ok we need to know more about them, but not in a past Draenor, when they coexist pacefully with orcs, or when the war against the orcs started, because we already know all about that). Presence of the Legion in those two possible scenarios? None on the first and almost none on the second. So what? Are they creating a whole new continent with new races and new lore, plus orcs, draeneis, arakkoa, ogres, etc.? No, they just did that with MoP. So I´m beating for an ACTUAL DRAENOR, a DRAENOR HEALED, with more landmasses and seas.

    2- ORCS AGAIN? again? Really? We had two expansions with a lot of focus on orcs, I don´t think that they want to revisit all the idea of orcs on Draenor, because we already had that, we already know how they were before they get corrupted by the Legion. And the idea of GROM as a FINAL BOSS IS absolutely CRAZY, as many have said, we JUST HAD GARROSH, it make no sense having another orc as final boss (or even final boss of the first tier).

    3- I believe that WE WILL HAVE a X-Pac about TIME-TRAVELLING, and it make sense now, because is the better way for WRATHION to make a nice big army against the Legion, doing whatever is neccesary to bring Alliance and Horde together. But again, we have nothing to do on a past Draenor, if we are travelling to the past, a PAST AZEROTH have MUCH MORE POTENTIAL that a past Draenor (unless they really really go back in time in Draenor, on a period of which we don´t know anything yet, but even if it is so...I doubt that we have something really important to do there).

    4- What would we do if is a past Draenor? Stop Wrathion and make sure that the events happend as they should happen? Because I really doubt that they want to changue the actual lore messing with in the past, that will be so lazy and pityfull...so what new lore we get? Nothing, maybe some hints about Draeneis, Orcs or the Legion, but not something new, because, again, we know everything about that period of time.

    5- I DOUBT that they´re REVAMPING OUTLAND, that will create and even more crazy timeline in the game (1-60 CATA LORE, 60-70 ACTUAL LORE, 70-80 WOTLK LORE, 80-90 MoP LORE, 90-100 ACTUAL LORE). I bet that the next revamp (and I´m sure that there will be one more at least) will incluide all Azeroth and Outland, except Pandaria, they can make us travell there by the Caverns of Time as a neccesary experience to get rid of despair, fear, hatred, etc. before we confront other challengues.

    6- WARLORD is a title that used by many races, I don´t remember it well but I think that the Legion use it, so i bet that they´re the main evil of this X-Pac, maybe they´re trying to reach Azeroth by Outland, and we have to stop them there.

    I really don´t have any solid idea of what can came out of this, but a past Draenor...unlikely (or I hope so).
  1. Sharuko's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dierdre View Post
    And still:

    The Dark Below
    Corgis Unleashed

    So... no.
    Actually yes. He did say in the "Dark Below" post: "In any case, it looks like it's time to jump on the speculation train until we can get our hands on more information."

    When he is confident about something, he is always right. He is confident about WoD.

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