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. Aeluron Lightsong's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sylreick View Post
    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.
    Or it could be referencing the Burning Legion's demonic leaders since they were the *Warlords* over the Orcs corrupting them.
  1. Malcor's Avatar
    I LOVE how half this thread is

    "WHAT A SHITTY NAME, JUST LIKE WOW IT'S GOING TO BE SHIT EVEN THOUGH I HAVEN'T SEEN ANY GAMEPLAY,CONCEPT ART OR OTHERWISE"

    Good old MMO-Champion community logic
  1. Sylreick's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeluron Lightsong View Post
    Or it could be referencing the Burning Legion's demonic leaders since they were the *Warlords* over the Orcs corrupting them.
    That's kind of what I meant in the last sentence, but a bit objectively (because it could be lesser demons in the beginning, with more to do with the higher ups as the expansion progresses).
  1. Winterstrife's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Orisai View Post
    And you will be back to WoW after a few months lol
    That's quick to judge Elder Scrolls series have been around longer then WoW. And imo is just about as popular as the Warcraft series itself.
    It would definitely be an MMO that I would play alongside WoW.

    But OT, people should really calm down here. It's like the same shit with Pandaren all over again, people been asking it for years, now they got all the sudden they're pissed. Not understanding the logic. The way I see let's wait for Blizzcon before making any snap judgement.
  1. bregtann's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by darkest4 View Post
    Making people fight a bloodthirsty/possessed orc all over again as the main villain after Garrosh was basically the same thing would just be suicide for Blizzard. The tidbit about Grom being the main villain better be wrong. It's like if the expansion right after Wotlk was the all about beating the new Lich King, that simply would not fly. People don't want to fight essentially the same villain twice in a row. Also a time travel expansion where you already know what the outcome and story is before it even starts could get boring fast and I highly doubt they would let history be changed much, that would simply break the game too much and make the story an utter mess.
    100% agree with this. Aside from the fact I hate the whole time travel BS, having the plot be "OK, you spent an expansion hating Garrosh, now you have to go back in time and kill his dad too, who is pretty much identical, brwarharahar!!!" make zero sense.

    My first hope is that the time travel /Grom stuff is a very successful trolling.
    My second hope is that even if it has some thruth in it, at least it will probably just be a raid, perhaps the first raid tier, while the main expansion is set in present day previously-unvisited fragments of Draenor, or "Outland Extended".

    WoW can survive an idiotic time travel concept confined to a raid instance. We've done that before.

    An entire expansion of time travel? No.
  1. Sylreick's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Violent View Post
    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?
    It's a safe bet, but no not an "official set in stone" thing. All we have to go by is that there aren't any other trademarks (that haven't been proven, or are obviously, fake). This is as close as we can guess.
  1. Wildberry's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Malcor View Post
    I LOVE how half this thread is

    "WHAT A SHITTY NAME, JUST LIKE WOW IT'S GOING TO BE SHIT EVEN THOUGH I HAVEN'T SEEN ANY GAMEPLAY,CONCEPT ART OR OTHERWISE"

    Good old MMO-Champion community logic

    I love how half of this thread ISN'T about the name, most of the complaints I see are based on time travel, which is fair enough, not everyone likes time travel (I don't) you don't need to see gameplay, concept art, etc. to decide that you don't like the theme or general direction of the story.
  1. Sylreick's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wildberry View Post
    I love how half of this thread ISN'T about the name, most of the complaints I see are based on time travel, which is fair enough, not everyone likes time travel (I don't) you don't need to see gameplay, concept art, etc. to decide that you don't like the theme or general direction of the story.
    And that time-travel has only been speculation, so much hate for something that has only been potentially a leap in logic due to the reference of Grom. The more I think about it, a cavern of time dungeon or raid featuring Grom's story makes more sense than an entire expansion revolving around time-travel.
  1. Leonheart327's Avatar
    Everyone needs to accept that the next expansion is The Dark Below.
  1. slayerbuffy's Avatar
    If we go into the past, I really hope they remove flying mounts completely and forever from the new area. Hate me as you wish, but questing was so much better with ground mounts, and actually seeing other people travel along side you, stopping and doing stuff with them, instead of land, fly, land, kill, fly, land...........

    Hate my comment if you wish, but flying mounts in general made this game worse imo.
  1. Aeluron Lightsong's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by slayerbuffy View Post
    If we go into the past, I really hope they remove flying mounts completely and forever from the new area. Hate me as you wish, but questing was so much better with ground mounts, and actually seeing other people travel along side you, stopping and doing stuff with them, instead of land, fly, land, kill, fly, land...........

    Hate my comment if you wish, but flying mounts in general made this game worse imo.
    No, it wasn't.
  1. Redecle's Avatar
    Guess we'll see it next week meant, i'll give it a benefit of a doubt.

    Pre-judging based on my own preference, regardless of gameplay or context.
    Explanation, I don't like shit happening in space. Monsters, antagonists and allies can be as imaginative as they like,
    my deal breaker is the geography. Azeroth has Earth like geography as has Tamriel, Outland does not.
    Just an opinion on a hasty comment without explanation.
  1. Eddiedean's Avatar
    This almost falls in line with a theory I've had since the Wrathion quest chain. If you actually watch the beginning of the quest, when he shows Azeroth, it is raining Demonic Fire while discussing how we need to prepare for the coming storm. From Wowpedia: "There is no current additional activity of the Burning Legion in Mists of Pandaria, however the words of Wrathion suggests that the Horde and Alliance will have to unite to fight a greater foe that will come from beyond Azeroth. The image that he displays while saying this, shows Azeroth under bombardment by balls of green and yellow fire, highly suggestive of the iconic meteors of the Infernals. Though this is not official as of yet, it is highly suggestive that the Burning Legion may invade again." Perhaps they have been using Draenor as a staging area for their pending assault?
  1. Darsithis'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 put in motion.
    Well i guess we'll see it in a week if it's two MMOs or just one to praise.
    Assume much? Do you do this with everything you hear about, judging it long before you even know what it will be like?
  1. Sylreick's Avatar
    I notice on maps of pre-destroyed Draenor, there are two locations there that aren't a part of outland that could be explored. The area that belongs to the Warsong clan (go figure, Garroshs/Groms clan), and Deathwing's Lair. They could easily have something to do with this expansion. Also, from all the images I've seen, is only a close up of the outland landmass. Not the whole world of Draenor.
  1. bregtann's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Jokerfiend View Post
    Regardless, it's still a revamp if it goes into Outlands. It doesn't mean it has to do with Draenor at all. It could just be referring to Alleria and Turalyon.

    It's been mentioned a couple of times, by Blizzard, that Outlands needs a reboot. It doesn't make a story cohesive. Starting a toon is like this, you are in the current timeline, jump to the past for Outlands, then into the past again for Northrend, then BACK into present with Cata and MOP.

    It doesn't flow like Cata into MOP does, and you can bet your ass they are going to revamp that shit sooner or later.
    They've also said that the revamp of 1-60 wasn't worth the effort. And if even that wasn't worth it, a revamp of an almost redundant level range makes zero change. (Redundant because with the increased levelling spead, meaning we only skim about 25% of the zones/quests of any given level range before moving on, they could simply say that Outland 60-70 is optional and just adjust the level range of any other zone in Azeroth (increasing it) or Northrend (lowering let's say Howling Fjord to 60-65 and Grizzly Hills to 65-70). This would probably take only 10% of the amount of time a full (and pointless) revamp of Outland for the sake of 60-70 would be.

    I think Outland 60-70 will stay as it is, more like an artefact and subject of nostalgia for the TBC generation. It costs nothing for them to leave it as it is, but it costs a ton to revamp it. For no obvious benefit.

    As for recycling some of the lands of Outland, through phasing, that's a different matter, and quite possible to happen for an Outland/Draenor expansion (while still leaving the old 60-70 phase intact).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylreick View Post
    I notice on maps of pre-destroyed Draenor, there are two locations there that aren't a part of outland that could be explored. The area that belongs to the Warsong clan (go figure, Garroshs/Groms clan), and Deathwing's Lair. They could easily have something to do with this expansion. Also, from all the images I've seen, is only a close up of the outland landmass. Not the whole world of Draenor.
    the whole world of Draenor is gone, as a concept of a whole world, but yes, I agree that there are lots of possibilities for various fragments still being unexplored out of the former Draenor floating around nearby, and which we could visit as a "new" continent.

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    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.
    This!!!
    I imagine Metzen sitting in front of his 'puter, take a sip of coffee on a Monday morning, browsing fan sites and thinking deep what to do this week, what villains to resurrect and so forth, then somewhat absentmindedly clicking on a GoDaddy banner, and "boy oh boy, I should probably register some potential xpac names, just in case, then I'll go for a bagel in the cafeteria. Awesome start of the week."
  1. Aeluron Lightsong's Avatar
    This!!!
    I imagine Metzen sitting in front of his 'puter, take a sip of coffee on a Monday morning, browsing fan sites and thinking deep what to do this week, what villains to resurrect and so forth, then somewhat absentmindedly clicking on a GoDaddy banner, and "boy oh boy, I should probably register some potential xpac names, just in case, then I'll go for a bagel in the cafeteria. Awesome start of the week."
    I..don't think he's in charge of that.
  1. Solzan Nemesis's Avatar
    Huh, interesting.
  1. Morningsan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bregtann View Post
    This!!!
    I imagine Metzen sitting in front of his 'puter, take a sip of coffee on a Monday morning, browsing fan sites and thinking deep what to do this week, what villains to resurrect and so forth, then somewhat absentmindedly clicking on a GoDaddy banner, and "boy oh boy, I should probably register some potential xpac names, just in case, then I'll go for a bagel in the cafeteria. Awesome start of the week."
    They are already using godaddy on some domains, so I dont see why it's strange that they use it on one more.
  1. Shinagami091's Avatar
    I think the URL reservation part of this news article is the hoax. Since when did Blizz reserve an entire domain name for their expansion? Normally they just put all the information on their main website. Perhaps the person who noticed this copyright is the one who reserved the URL for future use? Also, lot's of people have been known to reserve domain names so they can sell the rights later on and this seems like a pretty obvious attempt at that since it's unlikely that Blizz would use GoDaddy to reserve a domain...

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