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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. Ichigo86's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kharalla View Post
    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.
    Urgh you people... That picture is not up for speculation. It's with 100% certainty Thrall because it's a crop from this picture of all leaders. http://img4.mmo.mmo4arab.com/photo/2...d_1024x768.jpg Please read the whole thread before posting. It's not that long.

    So we go back and destroy the horde and in effect remove pretty much all of the warcraft lore? What then? All horde characters get automaticly deleted?
  1. Jokerfiend's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by WyvernVJ View Post
    Oh God no, please no ...not another green Jesus expansion please!
    Sorry, but every super powers, mystical, magic, or whatever game, NEEDS, a "Jesus" type of Mary Sue.

    People like Superman. People like Thrall. It's just a crop of Thrall, as face for WoW. It has NOTHING to do with the expansion.

    Blizzard really isn't slipping up on reveals and leaks.
  1. xinjun's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ichigo86 View Post
    So we go back and destroy the horde and in effect remove pretty much all of the warcraft lore? What then? All horde characters get automaticly deleted?
    Yes please!
  1. |Dexter|'s Avatar
    Downloadable electronic game software for use on portable electronic devices ..... hmmm ok!?
  1. proteen's Avatar
    World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor... This would literally be the worst name ever. Crossing my fingers its a Hearthstone Set, but extremely doubtful.
  1. Dasffion's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by |Dexter| View Post
    Downloadable electronic game software for use on portable electronic devices ..... hmmm ok!?
    Such as a laptop...


    I can't figure out why people have such a problem with the name, is it because there's war in it twice? I don't get it.
  1. Alixie's Avatar
    For my own curiosity, okay stubbornness, I stayed with a Garrosh group that took 6 stacks of determination to beat it. Not counting wipes that didnt count stacks, and wiping at 5% with 5 stacks.

    Coordination should be bare minimum. There's always people in he raid that dont care and end up screwing up the whole group.
  1. Magemaer's Avatar
    World of Thrallcraft. It always has been, it always will be.
  1. KillerChinchilla's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dasffion View Post
    Such as a laptop...


    I can't figure out why people have such a problem with the name, is it because there's war in it twice? I don't get it.
    This is the reason it sounds so weird to me, at least.
  1. Belize's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Magemaer View Post
    World of Thrallcraft. It always has been, it always will be.
    Mary Sue strikes again!
  1. ringpriest's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ichigo86 View Post
    So we go back and destroy the horde and in effect remove pretty much all of the warcraft lore? What then? All horde characters get automaticly deleted?
    That seems like it would be about as financially successful as Blizzard's other Warcraft-related decisions over the last several years.
  1. Fayenoor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dasffion View Post
    Such as a laptop...


    I can't figure out why people have such a problem with the name, is it because there's war in it twice? I don't get it.
    Doesn't matter what name they give it. There will always be people who will have a problem with it. Some people just like to whine a lot.
  1. Dracbane's Avatar
    I dont believe that The Dark Below was ever trademarked in more than 1 country, and it was removed shortly afterwords. This is now showing in 4. Also, Blizzon is this weekend and the new Xpac has to have a name for them to announce it. So I am throwing my vote 100% at WoD now.
  1. Khime's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by nohssiwi View Post
    Also, when you check your game list. If you have Mists of Pandaria you get the 'upgrade available' icon over it.
    Mine's always had the 'upgrade available' icon over it, because I just have a normal MoP account. It's reminding me that I can upgrade to the 'Digital Deluxe' version or whatever the electronic-only version of the CE is.
  1. ImportantLoreInformation's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vexilius View Post
    All of the people saying they hate the name are still going to buy it. Bunch of tools.
    Because if you don't like the name of something but still want to play it, that makes you a HUGE TOOL.

    But, hey, having a stupid meme avatar sure doesn't make you a tool, right? Right??
  1. Drahkais's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Djouga View Post
    >cellular phone and tablet PC

    NOT A WOW XPAC.
    Mobile authenticators.
  1. Nepinator's Avatar
    Warlords of Draenor sounds awesome to me and I hope it is the new expansion!
  1. Preach07's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ichigo86 View Post
    So we go back and destroy the horde and in effect remove pretty much all of the warcraft lore? What then? All horde characters get automaticly deleted?
    Just to throw you in a different direction; or we go back with the intent to destroy the horde, we fail, but our meddling throws the horde down a different path which changes the here and now to the horde having a different history altogether, preparing for a new expansion.

    And another one; or we go back and it has to do with the horde, but we're not trying to destroy it. We're there for something else, which really could be anything, so this direction of thought could land you anywhere. Which is my overall point, by the way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Magemaer View Post
    World of Thrallcraft. It always has been, it always will be.
    Especially Warcraft 1 and Warcraft 2. Especially those :P
  1. Mazzic518's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by wonderspace View Post
    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.
    THANK YOU. Holy crap you people can't remember the same damn things were in the MOP trademark... holy cow....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nohssiwi View Post
    Also, when you check your game list. If you have Mists of Pandaria you get the 'upgrade available' icon over it.
    Do you have the collectors edition?
  1. OriginZero's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Skeppio View Post
    That's my main concern. In a time-travel situation, the best outcome would be that the timeline goes on as normal. Which, when we return to the present, will feel like it didn't matter, since there'd be no difference between our adventure and the whole expansion simply not happening at all. Or the worse scenario, in which we end up altering major events. Which would cause retcons in the storyline, which in turn would be very frustrating that suddenly... say X character is now presented in a completely different light to the previous lore, or Y event now no longer happened. What would the consequences be? How would they be shown in-game? Or would it just be shrugged away and ignored? It's a very thin line, one too thin (in my opinion) to be the basis of an entire expansion. A dungeon or raid? Sure. We've had those before and it was both cool and interesting. But a whole expansion is an entirely different ball game to that. A single event is fine, it can easily be kept within the bounds of the story as we know it to have happened. An entire expansion on that concept would be far too difficult to keep in line with the rest of the story.
    The forgot the most important scenario. Whatever happened happened. Meaning, no, we don't change anything; however, things worked out the way they did because we were there in the first place. So, it did matter that we were there and what we did mattered because it's the reasons things worked out the way they did in the first place.

    Why doesn't anyone remember us? Well, that's something we'll have to wait to find out. But, I think it's easy to make work.

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