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Warlords of Draenor Press Events - Gameplay Footage and Spoilers
Blizzard organized a couple of press tours in Europe and Korea and interesting info about the new expansion is starting to appear on the web.

Mamytwink.com got to play the expansion for 5 hours and gave his impressions along with a couple interesting spoilers. Below is a rough translation of original article:

Leveling and Other Numbers
  • I played a gnome warrior in the Shadowmoon Valley, the Alliance starting zone. After about 5 hours of /played and 80 quests I reached the end of the zone and Level 92.
  • At level 91, I had 63k health as a Tank.
  • Monsters had around 100k health.
  • I was dealing around 1k to 5k damage on normal hits. Up to 10k critical damage for some abilities (Shield Slam).
  • It takes 597k XP to go from level 90 to level 91 and 640k xp to go from level 91 to 92.
  • Quests rewards were between 10k and 15k xp. Up to 20k for the difficult ones.
  • A new quest type is available: the "Bonus Objectives". When you walk around a zone, new objectives might appear randomly in your quest list. Completing the objectives will reward you with extra experience, leaving the area will drop the quest.

Shadowmoon Valley
  • Shadowmoon Valley is composed of lush green plains lit by the moonlight. It has a very peaceful feeling. The glades and forests are amazing and very colorful. You will find Naarus, Draeneis cities, and Iron Horde strongholds in the zone.
  • The Alliance starting zone seems pretty much finished. Lots of details, impressive vegetation, and a lot of different monsters.
  • I found a lot of monsters from The Burning Crusade that have been updated: Talbuks, Nether rays, Turtles, Larvas, Boars, Sporebats, Wolves, Bees. The new Talbuks and Sporebats models are EPIC.
  • Ner'zhul is the principal antagonist of the zone.
  • The zone ends with a scenario that I couldn't test because it wasn't available. It was called "Grommar's Purge" (Note: roughly translated)
  • I found the zone really well made. The vast plains and colorful glades immerse you entirely in the game. The scenery is new and doesn't give you a feeling of deja vu (except for some monsters, but it's not really shocking).

Misc
  • The new race models are great (I could also create a female dwarf). The facial expressions are awesome!
  • The new soundtrack is also very good.
  • When asked about the beta, Ion Hazzikostas answered : SoonTM.

SPOILER The zone ends with a pretty huge storyline twist, only click the line below if you do not care about spoilers. You should probably stay away from the comments of this news as well.

Ner'zhul uses an evil force, the Void Terror. At the end of the zone, you fight Ner'zhul and he manages to corrupt a Naaru into a "Dark Naaru". To purify the Naaru, Velen sacrifices himself and dies. This is a pretty huge plot twist and his death will be part of a cinematic at the end of the quest. It is followed by a giant battle. You join Maraad (freed from Ner'zhul earlier) to fight the Iron Horde.


Warlords of Draenor Gameplay Footage
Inven (Korean website) posted 3 videos of actual Warlords of Draenor footage on their Youtube channel. You can see a couple new things in these videos, including:










Warlords of Draenor Update Coming Soon
Last but not least, Celestalon teased us tonight with the promise of some more Warlords of Draenor information coming soon!

This article was originally published in forum thread: Warlords of Draenor Press Events - Gameplay Footage and Spoilers started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 271 Comments
  1. Zoldor's Avatar
    Calling it again, evil Naaru as the bad guys.
  1. vitor210's Avatar
    Everyone so upset them killing Faux Velen no one is discusting the essence of the spoiler: we'll be fighting a dark Naaru? WTF??? in our timeline Naaru only came after the distruction of Draenor, when the BL already rulled Outlands. afaik draenei didn't had any Naaru in their ship when they left Argus
  1. Conscious's Avatar
    inb4 rehashed Naaru models.

    Why are they STILL butchering lore??
  1. Pendragon's Avatar
    Fuck! Haven't played WoW for so many months and I'm getting that itch again.
  1. Gorthezar's Avatar
    YEEEES. God yes. soon isn't soon enough
  1. ihyln's Avatar
    Blizzard's idea of an expansion is recoloring an old zone and selling it to you for $39.99
  1. Moradim's Avatar
    we're going to hear alliance players whine about favoritism forever, arent we?

    when there is a raid on stormwind, then you can complain.
  1. NigelGurney's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Azrile View Post
    haha. was Rift your first game? Sorry, but Warhammer had public quests and UO had champion spawns.. all basically the same thing. You can tell which game was someone´s first because that is the one they think is the ´original´..
    Yeah its funny when people do that, be sure to tell you when you find someone that says its the original wont you? thanks!
  1. Tolvo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by vitor210 View Post
    Everyone so upset them killing Faux Velen no one is discusting the essence of the spoiler: we'll be fighting a dark Naaru? WTF??? in our timeline Naaru only came after the distruction of Draenor, when the BL already rulled Outlands. afaik draenei didn't had any Naaru in their ship when they left Argus
    When a Naaru has the light drained from them they turn into a Dark Naaru, simply put. If someone just has a way to drain one they can create Dark Naaru, one such way would be using Void creatures like a Void Lord(Which may be a form of Naaru or not, depending on how far down the rabbit hole you like to speculate.) So that aspect really is not that Outlandish.
  1. Harmann's Avatar
    Anyone feeling like the stat squish wasn't enough? I was kind of hoping to get back to endgame WotLK numbers rather than end up with larger than endgame Cataclysm numbers. If he already has 63K HP as a level 91 tank...we have to imagine that midway through WoD with full epics, a tank might have 400K or more. We've basically just gone back in numbers by one expansion.
  1. desyphur's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Harmann View Post
    Anyone feeling like the stat squish wasn't enough? I was kind of hoping to get back to endgame WotLK numbers rather than end up with larger than endgame Cataclysm numbers. If he already has 63K HP as a level 91 tank...we have to imagine that midway through WoD with full epics, a tank might have 400K or more. We've basically just gone back in numbers by one expansion.
    No, we're not going to have that large of a stat jump mid-expansion. The point is gradual upgrades... not going up nearly three hundred thousand life.
  1. Siddown's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Harmann View Post
    Anyone feeling like the stat squish wasn't enough? I was kind of hoping to get back to endgame WotLK numbers rather than end up with larger than endgame Cataclysm numbers. If he already has 63K HP as a level 91 tank...we have to imagine that midway through WoD with full epics, a tank might have 400K or more. We've basically just gone back in numbers by one expansion.
    I think you might be letting your imagination get away with you. Endgame tanks in WotLK had 50K HP at level 80, this character has 63K at level 91, which doesn't seem like a crazy incline.

    We'll never get back to Vanilla where having 4K HP was considered a lot (in the MC/BWL era anyway)
  1. rickhunterr's Avatar
    I like how some people put spoiler tags, and others are like f*ck it I'll ruin it for people who read comments.

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    Why didn't the person doing the game play turn on numbers for health and damage or go to the character racial screen These are things I would have liked to see.
  1. Mush's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by anterus View Post
    So you think the horde bias is fair?
    No, I think its nonexistent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xEvangelionx View Post
    Isn't Warlords of Draenor set in the past so Draenor Velen would mean that Azeroth Velen is gone?
  1. Zelbert's Avatar
    Yay Blizzard! Hopefully we really are able to toggle between new and old models, would be helpful in raids.
  1. Mush's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zelbert View Post
    Yay Blizzard! Hopefully we really are able to toggle between new and old models, would be helpful in raids.
    Wish granted

  1. Fayenoor's Avatar
    Butterfly effect? if you change something in the past-- even something very small -- the present, as we know it, may not exist. Oh well -- science be damned!
  1. Ilfayt's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fayenoor View Post
    Butterfly effect? if you change something in the past-- even something very small -- the present, as we know it, may not exist. Oh well -- science be damned!
    Butterfly effect doesn't pertain to 'alternate realities' exactly... You do realize this is alternate past right?

    Although this has me curious, as disconnected as the 'alternate past' is, the aftershock of 'his death' and what it does to this timeline's future is very interesting to me. I want to see how they go on after this, 'not effecting our reality' be damned, this is quite a development.
  1. Mush's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fayenoor View Post
    Butterfly effect? if you change something in the past-- even something very small -- the present, as we know it, may not exist. Oh well -- science be damned!
    Alternate Timeline



    Also, science? There are ZERO facts about time travel because it is not real.
  1. Orisai's Avatar
    Looks like Blizzard too, supports the String Theory.

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