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Blizzard Trademarks "Warlords of Draenor" in the USA
Warlords of Draenor was trademarked in New Zealand and Australia, and now in the USA!

  • 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



Battle.Net Beta Profile Images Updated
It seems the Battle.Net Beta Profile has been updated with new images to reflect the upcoming Diablo 3 and WoW Expansions. The previous art was Mists of Pandaria themed, but now appears to be an image of Thrall, similar to the banners being put up at the convention center.



Patch 5.4 Hotfixes: November 4
Mini Armory Stats update - SoO Wing 4 is up to 5% completion now and SoO Wing 1 is at 38%, up from 2% and 36%.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Classes
  • Monk (Forums / Skills / Talent Calculator)
    • Windwalker
      • Touch of Karma should no longer incorrectly count drops in health caused by Void Shift or Spirit Link Totem as damage.
    • Talents
      • Dampen Harm should no longer incorrectly activate from having their health reduced through Void Shift or Spirit Link Totem.

Raids, Dungeons, and Scenarios
  • Siege of Orgrimmar
    • Note: All the adjustments below affecting Raid Finder difficulty will require a realm restart to take effect!
    • Galakras
      • Master Cannoneer Dagryn, High Enforcer Thranok, and Lieutenant Krugruk now have less health and deals less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Dragonmaw Flameslinger's Flame Arrows now deals less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Dragonmaw Tidal Shaman's Chain Heal now heals for 5% of health (down from 10%) on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Iron Juggernaut
      • Iron Juggernaut now has less health and deals less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Kor'kron Dark Shaman
      • Earthbreaker Haromm's Froststorm Strike now deals less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Wavebinder Kardris' Froststorm Bolt and Toxic Tornado now deals less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • General Nazgrim
      • General Nazgrim's Sundering Blow now has a cap at 4 stacks, allowing him to gain up to a maximum of 25 Rage (50 while in Berserker Stance) on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Kor'kron Arcweavers, Kor'kron Assassins, Kor'kron Ironblades, and Kor'kron Warshamans now have less health and deals less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Spoils of Pandaria
      • Increased the time available before the defense system fully powers up for each quadrant to 360 seconds (up from 300 seconds) on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Mantid Commanders' Set to Blow ability now deals less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
    • Siegecrafter Blackfuse
      • Siegecrafter Blackfuse now deals less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Crawler Mine's Detonate! ability now deals less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Disassembled weapons now have less health on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Siegecrafter Blackfuse's Electrostatic Charge is now also applied to player controlled pets.
      • Resolved an issue where Blackfuse Sellsword's Envenomed Shadowstep was causing more damage than intended.
    • Paragons of the Klaxxi
      • Hisek the Swarmkeeper's Sonic Resonance should no longer damage players that were also the target of his Aim ability.
    • Garrosh Hellscream
      • Garrosh Hellscream now deals less damage on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Kor'kron Warbringers now have less health on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Farseer Wolf Riders now have less health and their Ancestral Chain Heal heals for 5% of health (down from 10%) on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Minion of Y'Shaarj's Empowering Corruption is now less effective on Raid Finder difficulty.
      • Empowered Touch of Y'Shaarj now increases the health of mind controlled players by 50% (down from a 100% increase) on Raid Finder difficulty.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Warlords of Draenor Trademarked in the USA, BNet Beta Profile Update, Nov 4 Hotfixes started by chaud View original post
Comments 168 Comments
  1. darknessxpersists's Avatar
    IMO the only thing they need to change in LFR is let the Dark Shaman cosmetic armor drop in LFR.
  1. mischievousboy's Avatar
    Why does the trademark say mobile devices and tablets? It can't be for WoW, unless they're making an app to do pet battles or something. But even still, there's no mention in the trademark of game manuals, mousepads, etc.

    Also that old image of Thrall being plastered outside the convention center is interesting. Leads me to believe they really want to keep the expansion a secret until the announcement.
  1. lavafoxx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Amber Lemur View Post
    Guess it's official now huh?
    Not really, not until its announced by blizzard. right now its just paperwork.
  1. thesmall001's Avatar
    Don't mind if it's the new Expac but not entirely... sure. The deniers do put forward compelling arguments. I'm just glad it's not Legion/Argus already.
  1. Arbs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chaud View Post
    Old image of Thrall from Cata.

    Dats the image from the 15th Warcraft Anniversary & 5th WoW Anniversary.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by mischievousboy View Post
    Why does the trademark say mobile devices and tablets? It can't be for WoW, unless they're making an app to do pet battles or something. But even still, there's no mention in the trademark of game manuals, mousepads, etc.

    Also that old image of Thrall being plastered outside the convention center is interesting. Leads me to believe they really want to keep the expansion a secret until the announcement.
    That is what everyone is trying to figure out.
  1. wonderspace's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mischievousboy View Post
    Why does the trademark say mobile devices and tablets? It can't be for WoW, unless they're making an app to do pet battles or something. But even still, there's no mention in the trademark of game manuals, mousepads, etc.

    Also that old image of Thrall being plastered outside the convention center is interesting. Leads me to believe they really want to keep the expansion a secret until the announcement.
    I can understand why you would think that. I just dug up the same post for Mists of Pandaria a couple years ago. It has both the same numbers of I guess "Goods and Services." The MOP Trademark had listed "009" and "041". The Warlords of Draenor has the exact same numbers. The terminology has changed since then, and I'm assuming still includes the same stuff from before.
  1. lukesh's Avatar
    World of Warcraft - Warlords of Draenor

    sounds just too shitty to be true
  1. Singularity's Avatar
    Definitely a hearthstone expac or a new mobile game:

    "Downloadable electronic game software for use on portable electronic devices such as mobile and cellular phones, laptops, handheld computers, and tablet PCs."
    Doesn't get clearer than that, but the fact that Boub refered to it as a WoW expansion still leaves enough room for doubt. We'll know this week!!!
  1. Trengor's Avatar
    Not very surprising, just a matter of time until they regisered it in the US. Still interesting though that the trade mark is identical to HotS's trade mark but very different from MoP's trade mark. It's gonna be a very interesting BlizzCon.
  1. Collected's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mischievousboy View Post
    But even still, there's no mention in the trademark of game manuals, mousepads, etc.
    True but they've mentioned computer game discs. Surely you can't have a disc without a manual? I initially thought perhaps Blizzard are going to abandon boxed copies of the expansion and offer it online only. Which wouldn't be a huge drama because everyone has to download the expansion anyway regardless of if they buy it or not.. the only thing you really get with the box is a code and the manual. Maybe they're planning to have everyone buy the expansion via the Blizzard store this time. Cuts costs.. makes sure Blizzard gets 100% profit. Wouldn't explain the reference to discs tho. Weird.
  1. noladrew's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Icoblablubb View Post
    so Zah and how could it be a WoW exp? is WoW now a tablet game?
    I'm pretty sure its worded like this for legal reasons to cover stuff on laptop's phones etc like the wow mobile armory and shit. Stop speculating so much and just wait for Blizzcon :3
  1. Collected's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    Definitely a hearthstone expac or a new mobile game:
    The Hearthstone trademark refers heavily to card games and card game e-sports. This one doesn't, so we can rule out Hearthstone.
  1. Frunken's Avatar
    Do expansion trademarks ever mention instruction manuals?
  1. noladrew's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    Definitely a hearthstone expac or a new mobile game:

    "Downloadable electronic game software for use on portable electronic devices such as mobile and cellular phones, laptops, handheld computers, and tablet PCs."
    Doesn't get clearer than that, but the fact that Boub refered to it as a WoW expansion still leaves enough room for doubt. We'll know this week!!!
    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.

    its a TWO section statement. In the first part of the statement it just says downloadable electronic game and game discs computer game etc. How is it even logical to be a hearthstone xpac when the game is still in beta? Think before you type lol. The portable part is probably to just have exclusive licensing for phone apps and stuff
  1. Kryos's Avatar
    The Thrall icon is from 2000 made by Wei Wang, the original picture is called "Full Battlecry" and from this artwork he did:


    Bigger:
    http://image.blizzgame.ru/assets/Gal...y-Wei-Wang.jpg
  1. Arbs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Frunken View Post
    Do expansion trademarks ever mention instruction manuals?
    Yes they do ussually & MoP was the last one to have it in the trademark.
  1. Ejmis's Avatar
    Warlords of Draenor is still missing "Mouse pads" as the MoP and Cata trademark had.
  1. Xaxxor's Avatar
    Ohhh, BlizzCon getting closer.. so excited!
  1. blizzardnonentertainment's Avatar
    WoW if this is the name of the expansion i will be fuckin shocked. 5 year old kid could come up with better name. This just sounds so retarded on so many levels......... also the name reeks of reusing old Tbc content. If the new expansion is Warlords of draenor then R.I.P. WOW. with The Dark below i had some hopes for this game. Now I have none. Looks like i will skip another expansion.
  1. Tebs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by noladrew View Post
    I'm pretty sure its worded like this for legal reasons to cover stuff on laptop's phones etc like the wow mobile armory and shit. Stop speculating so much and just wait for Blizzcon :3
    Yes!! Reading all these posts the past few days about people wondering why they word it like this i just had to post.

    It is a trademark, it is meant to keep others from using your IP (this includes name, icons etc). If they do not mention portable devices someone else might make an iOS or Android app and call it Warlords of Dreanor or Warlords of Draenor manual, like we see with so many IP's.

    Now keep in mind that we will be seeing this happening more often in the future now that portable devices have become this popular.

    It seems as if people think that the trademark is something that Blizzard needs to file in order to release a product, this of course is not the case, they can release manuals without including it in the trademark.

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