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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
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  1. Geodew's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sulla View Post
    LOL, let's fix the impression of Horde favoritism by killing off one of the most powerful entities of the Alliance in the first fucking questing zone. What a fucking joke this game has become.
    My take on this is that Velen isn't much of a fighter, and they want to get someone more WARcraft-y in charge of the our-timeline Draenei.
  1. Obzoki's Avatar
    Haven't played wow for a long time, but am i wrong in seeing that the combattext has changed it´s animation?
  1. Hunta1337's Avatar
    Looking forward to all the info.

    Bring them on already >.<
  1. Razjil's Avatar
    Mour = best rogue world !
  1. Mokal's Avatar
    "I was dealing around 1k to 5k damage on normal hits. Up to 10k critical damage for some abilities (Shield Slam)."

    I want big numbers back already
  1. cuafpr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by helmaroc View Post
    Well we aren't trying to hit for 300 mega damage. Got to clean the server of number clutter somehow.
    oh i know the reason behind it and why it had to be done for tech reasons..... just doesn't mean i have to like it.
  1. Kryos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Teph View Post
    63k hp seems quite a lot for lvl 91. Thought it would be way less. So at lvl 100 we are already above the 100k ?
    It's like back to WotlK times. Vanilla tanks had 9k hp max.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n0ideabr0 View Post
    Jesus have the guy that played gnome rogue even played WoW before............ it was so painfull to watch ,adding those talents,clicking and what not...
    If I give you a few minutes with a default WoW you sure would use 90% of the time to recreate all keybinds...
  1. Quilzar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sulla View Post
    LOL, let's fix the impression of Horde favoritism by killing off one of the most powerful entities of the Alliance in the first fucking questing zone. What a fucking joke this game has become.
    You clearly have no idea how parallel universe story lines works!

    I suggest watching fringe it explains it quite well!
  1. Kryos's Avatar
    Anyone noticed? All the faces are the same for each race.
  1. Ken_Silver's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Orrin View Post
    It's WoD version of Velen. Our Velen stays alive. Cool off
    As long as our is alive, then that's fine. Also, the alternate universe rule still does apply. There could not be two, so one had to die. I'm not too upset about this as long as one lives.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kryos View Post
    Anyone noticed? All the faces are the same for each race.
    Uh oh. Someone called that. Said that happened with the Pandaren as well. I never noticed that on Pandaren but it might be more noticable on other races. Beta is still beta but the different eye styles and nose styles are a thing on the old models. Will wait before mass panic ensues.
  1. Voidmaster's Avatar
    Hmm, as polished as this looks has started me thinking....

    Could it be that Blizzard has already betatested this with internal testers and is gonna skip a public beta alltogether? They might yet surprise us with this.... Previous beta's looked much less polished than this in the start and i don't think they will have it this polished without any testing done.
  1. Megamisama's Avatar
    Our version of Velen will not be in WoD.

    WoD version of Velen were on Draenor at that time, so it's 1000 times more likely that he's the one dying.
  1. Somebody's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Voidmaster View Post
    Hmm, as polished as this looks has started me thinking....

    Could it be that Blizzard has already betatested this with internal testers and is gonna skip a public beta alltogether? They might yet surprise us with this.... Previous beta's looked much less polished than this in the start and i don't think they will have it this polished without any testing done.
    If by public beta you mean open beta, then its a possibility, but closed beta will most definitely occur if not only for stress testing the game and testing each and every small aspect under a much wider array of possible users.
  1. Megamisama's Avatar
    And 45-60 quests (without killing mobs) for a level. MoP is around the same per level now.

    I'm starting to think that leveling won't be quicker in WoD after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voidmaster View Post
    Could it be that Blizzard has already betatested this with internal testers and is gonna skip a public beta alltogether? They might yet surprise us with this.... Previous beta's looked much less polished than this in the start and i don't think they will have it this polished without any testing done.
    Sorry, but no. Having a closed beta keeps people playing more than testing internally and then releasing open beta.
  1. Lyra's Avatar
    Have male Draenei always had jointed, moving tails like in the first few seconds of the first vid?
  1. Emerald's Avatar
    Funny Videos.
    This is how all the boosted lv 90 will play with no clue wtf to do xD
  1. TrollShaman's Avatar
    My eyes, the spoilers x_x
  1. Yoshimitsu84's Avatar
    After seeing the videos i cannot stop wonder...

    are we going to have all the same face?
    Don't get me wrong, the models look great! but i really hope this is not the final product (1 face only, body is perfect)
  1. Oggy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kryos View Post
    It's like back to WotlK times. Vanilla tanks had 9k hp max.
    End of Wotlk you had 33-34K HP
  1. Kryos's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Oggy View Post
    End of Wotlk you had 33-34K HP
    End of WoD you will, too (in warforged Mythic gear)

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