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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.
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  1. Starscreamer's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zyranthian View Post
    The "Downloadable electronic game software for use on portable electronic devices" still makes me think its some new product, some kind of Warcraft related mobile game so Blizz can start cashing in on the huge, untapped (well, for them) mobile gaming market.
    You can download it like MoP on your laptop, everyone seems to miss laptop is listed under "devices such as" doesn't mean the entire list will be available to download on
  1. tauntor'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

    You have to remember that half the people here are 12 and have no idea what they are talking about
  1. bregtann's Avatar
    OMG Blizz abandons their vast development team of mouse pads. GG Blizz letting your loyal mousepad fans down. Now we must all become keyboard turners. This must be another surrender to the casuals.

    Not resubbing if WoW mousepads aren't gonna be an integral part of the game once more.
  1. Blitzo's Avatar
    Well, I guess that confirms it. World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
  1. Spotnick's Avatar
    Is Blizzard paying people to post here to say it's not the xpac or are people that much in denial? lol
  1. xinjun's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzo View Post
    Well, I guess that confirms it. World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
    Unofficially known as The Warring Warlords of the World of Warcraft. Warwar. War.
  1. Yakuchin's Avatar
    Why do people keep saying it could be a Hearthstone expansion? why would a card game like that even need an expansion? they have been adding new cards to it without the need to "expand" it. It doesn't make any sense. It's the WoW expansion for sure.
  1. Exploitbat's Avatar
    I will be so happy if we get more Draenei lore... but more orcs? No thanks. WoW is too centered around orcs and humans - even if it makes sense!
  1. Sentea'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 reckon it's for the mobile/tablet gaming platform and not a WoW expac. Agree with Mischievous - this doesn't follow the 'norm' when it comes to trademarking for the full expacs. - Honest feel? Tower defense type game, Horde vs Alliance PvZ style.

    Again, I think lack of definitive leaks and such is putting more emphasis on people tuning into Blizzcon to see the 'big reveal'.
  1. Lilitheria's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Singularity View Post
    The real question is whether it's a Wow expansion or Hearthstone expansion.
    I really don't understand why people think it may be an expanson for Hearthstone. The game itself isn't even out yet; and why would a card game has such a name for its expansion? Warlords of Dreanor... In my opinion it is such a low chance that there is a connection between a card game and a WoW-related planet, Dreanor.
  1. Jokerfiend's Avatar
    It's official.

    I now believe that it's Warlords of Dreanor and The Dark Below!

    Fight on 2 fronts, Horde Fights in Draenor, and Alliance fights with Kul Tiras on the Broken Isle.
  1. Kathranis's Avatar
    Blizzard's also in the process of moving all their online PR stuff to Gamespress (a members-only press aggregate service).

    http://blizzard.gamespress.com/

    Noticed this morning when I went to check their press kit website (which was still up yesterday).
  1. Unholyground's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lambey View Post
    no. alternative ANYTHING would be a waste of an expansion.
    Time travel is likely to play a part but i VERY much doubt it'll be the focus of the expansion. i think we can expect caverns of time to come back for a dungeon or raid though.
    Why would it be a waste if they can use dead characters and show what could have happened, I mean they want to get more out of wow you had to expect some side expansions.
  1. Krasomir's Avatar
    I still believe that the new expansion will be named: " Jaina does Thunder Bluff " ..... warlords of bla bla .... boring name ! wake up blizz
  1. Velerios's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by worprz View Post
    Why does everyone think it is a Hearthstone xpac when the game is still in beta?
    Because it is already in Beta, and maybe they want to introduce the xpack on blizzcon as the next step in heartstone. Yes, it is not released, but to create an xpack for Hearthstone is very easy; and because the Name really fit in the Heartstone-Category. From Heroes of Warcraft to Warlords of Draenor it is not a big step.
  1. Noadha's Avatar
    TLDR; "Raid finder is now easier as fk."
  1. Kharalla's Avatar
    Actually I don't think the pic is Thrall. It could be Grom (or Orgrim) I don't remember who's armor it is that Thrall wore when he was Warchief. The Black and Gold set.. it was either Hellscream's or Doomhammer's. I know the weapon he used was the Doomhammer from Orgrim, not sure on the armor.

    Warlords of Draenor is actually fitting if it is us going back to deal with the Orc's before they became The Horde.
  1. Jokerfiend's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Violetx View Post
    I really don't understand why people think it may be an expanson for Hearthstone. The game itself isn't even out yet; and why would a card game has such a name for its expansion? Warlords of Dreanor... In my opinion it is such a low chance that there is a connection between a card game and a WoW-related planet, Dreanor.
    Have you actually played TCG? This sounds EXACTLY like a Hearthstone expansion. Pretty sure its the WoW expansion.
  1. WyvernVJ's Avatar
    Oh God no, please no ...not another green Jesus expansion please!
  1. deftones's Avatar
    Should only need 2 or 3 stacks of Determination to finish LFR bosses now!

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