MMO-Champion - The Opening Ceremony has Started!
The Opening Ceremony has Started!
Stay tuned for updates as they happen.

Update 2:52 PM EST: The Warlords of Draenor trailer is playing
Update 2:47 PM EST: The dark days from the early Warcraft are coming again and will be the Alliance's finest hour.
Update 2:44 PM EST: Draenor produced some of the biggest villains of Warcraft, but the races of Azeroth came together to stop them.
Update 2:43 PM EST: Many WoW players never got to see the early Blizzard games or earlier Warcraft story.
Update 2:42 PM EST: The team has been thinking about the early days with the first Blizzard games.
Update 2:40 PM EST: Chris Metzen is here to talk about the next chapter of WoW
Update 2:37 PM EST: Pardo is talking about Hillsbrad and Southshore, Onyxia, and other things from Vanilla. Next the Dark Portal, AQ Gate opening, Corrupted Blood and other fun shared experiences.
Update 2:31 PM EST: Hearthstone is coming to iPhone and Android in the second half of next year
Update 2:30 PM EST: Hearthstone is adding animated golden hero cards, earned in the new Ranked Play mode.
Update 2:29 PM EST: Hearthstone Blizzcon card is Elite Tauren Chieftain.
Update 2:29 PM EST: Hearthstone is hopefully going into open beta next month
Update 2:26 PM EST: Rob Pardo is taking the stage to talk about Hearthstone
Update 2:25 PM EST: Heroes of the Storm beta opt in begins today!
Update 2:24 PM EST: Heroes is playable today at Blizzcon.
Update 2:20 PM EST: Heroes will have Blackheart's Bay, collect treasure, deliver to evil pirate lord, who joins you and uses cannon on enemies. Haunted Mines where you collect skulls, combine them to create giant golem which will help your team. Dragonshire map will let you capture altar, send hero to altar, will be transformed into more powerful version of the hero.
Update 2:20 PM EST: Heroes of the Storm gameplay video playing
Update 2:17 PM EST: Dustin Browder took the stage to talk about Heroes of the Storm
Update 2:15 PM EST: Heroes of the Storm cinematic playing
Update 2:05 PM EST: WarlordsofDraenor.com now redirects to http://us.battle.net/wow/en/warlords-of-draenor
Update 2:00 PM EST: Mike Morhaime is taking the stage

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  1. Xithryl's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gallahadd View Post
    Not to sure about this expac... First time I've not totally lost my shit watching an expansion trailer... I mean it was cool, Blizz know how to make a good trailer.

    But there seemed to be no real FOCUS to any of it, the new models looks GREAT and I like the concept of building a garrison... But there's nothing that makes me think "omg I have to have this NOW!" Like with the Monk reveal, or the D3 Crusader reveal
    I'm with you on this, I don't really understand where this expansion is suppose to go, the features look pretty cool sure.... but I don't really get it it feels lacking in an effort to take something on!

    Can't wait for the panels detailing everything. I'm actually at the same time excited that I'm not super pumped, because there is no way it can underwhelm me now lolol
  1. Akhorahil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by fumblz View Post
    I missed the trailer for WoD... anyone know of a site or video that shows it?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYueIdI_2L0

    there you go, official from WoW page
  1. Solidusbr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by themightysven View Post
    the announcement trailer is always machanima, they'll have a cgi one closer to launch
    Cataclysm announcement was CGI.


    EDIT: And damn man. Blizzcon is going on, a WoW expansion was just announced, and the comments page is moving so slow. Either WoW or MMO-C is dead.
  1. Grelsha's Avatar
    http://imgur.com/hETcckT - Black Temple - Pre-Illidan
  1. Granyala's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Les Grossman View Post
    "This will be the Alliances finest hour"
    Unless you're Draenei, then we make you witness the genocide of your race all over again.

    My poor priestess is so going to freak. :/
  1. Majestian's Avatar
    The trailer seemed rushed, especially the flashes of features at the end.

    I've always felt that time travel was a tool for lazy writers to get out of something they've committed to, but we'll see.
  1. Xrafice's Avatar
    I have a feeling that "boosting to 90" will either be a paid ability, OR, like with being able to play a Death Knight pre-levelled to 55, you have to already have a toon at level 90 (or even 100) to be able to start a new one off at 90.
  1. Akhorahil's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Solidusbr View Post
    Cataclysm announcement was CGI.
    No it wasn't, stop mixing the cinematics with announcement trailers, you get story in cinematics, you get features in announcement trailers.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llMIDqFbsnE


    If you still want to be stubborn.
  1. Synaeris's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by hiragana View Post
    The new models look barely any different. Christ they will be outdated before theyre even released.
    ... the fuck, mate?
  1. Grelsha's Avatar
    Also http://imgur.com/rt80xYL - That'll be why we could get that shield of Illidan then
  1. rudelrey's Avatar
    Hunter with a melee weapon!?
    4 spec or mistake?
  1. Dibbletiki's Avatar
    "level to 90 and play immediately" Do you guys really think they're just going to let any new player just skip EVERY SINGLE THING THEY HAVE CREATED SO FAR? This is more than likely for people who have already hit max level on a few characters. I mean lol come on, like they're just going to let everyone skip everything they have spent years creating? Get a grip.
  1. Ilfayt's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Les Grossman View Post
    "This will be the Alliances finest hour"

    *PROCEEDS TO SHOWCASE EVERY MAJOR HORDE LORE CHARACTER AND END THE TRAILER*

    Almost had me believing you again, Blizz.
    It sounds like Alliance will be the heroes of this. and besides, for every 'orc' that was shown, a Draenei was shown as well. The 2 most notable characters in the trailer were Grom and Velen. Seems pretty even to me...Grom may have narrated, but it looks like the Draenei city of 'Karabor' and Velen will be major players.
  1. NaTaN's Avatar
    I allowed myself a wild and very loud scream of unbelievable joy when I saw new character models!
  1. Dark Exerus's Avatar
    Ok I am looking forward to this. I was afraid I was going to have to quit wow till I saw a pvp season I liked but I like this. And since I havent yet heard the rest of the wow panels so this is just wishful thinking but if you go back in time what if the end game boss is Ner Zhul opening the portals and obviously you wont be able to stop him so what if at the end of the fight you have to take a portal or you die. I know that a very small thing but I feel it would make the boss fight that much more epic. If in fact you go back in time and not the warlords coming to the future to wreck havoc.
  1. noralya's Avatar
    Saurfang or Eitrigg Orc racial leader, Metzen just said Thrall wouldn't be.
  1. Doffy's Avatar
    Level to 90 and play immediately, sweet, now when I reroll the FOTM I can get it to max level faster, thanks Blizz.
  1. bufferunderrun's Avatar
    anyone think the new model are lame? basically high res faces and nothing more
  1. Solidusbr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Akhorahil View Post
    No it wasn't, stop mixing the cinematics with announcement trailers, you get story in cinematics, you get features in announcement trailers.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llMIDqFbsnE


    If you still want to be stubborn.
    Oh, I forgot about this one. Thanks.
  1. Achaman's Avatar
    Hearthstone is hopefully going into open beta next month

    "fingers crossed"

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