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Update (9:45 PM EST): Added Blackhand's model

Warlords of Draenor Beta - Second Round of Information
Things are going to take a little longer than normal with all of the changes, but our team is hard at work and we're making amazing progress. Don't miss our Day 1 progress!

This is just a couple of the things we've found so far, check back often for more updates!





New Zone Maps






Draenor World Map
We have a preview of what Draenor will look like, constructed from the game's minimap files!



New Icons

This article was originally published in forum thread: Warlords of Draenor Beta - Second Round of Information started by chaud View original post
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  1. Casomir's Avatar
    Will those new Talbuk models replace the old ones in Outland?
    And also, lol Gollum orcs!
  1. Tisane's Avatar
    The world map looks awesome. I think Frostfire Ridge will be my favorite zone for this expansion, I love snowy zones anyway Also, I wonder if the icons on the bottom are tied to the 'Ancient Alchemy' thing. Looks like it to me anyway.
  1. DrMcNinja's Avatar
    If that first row of icons represent the look of plate, then I ain't complainin
  1. Wayne25uk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Casomir View Post
    Will those new Talbuk models replace the old ones in Outland?
    And also, lol Gollum orcs!
    Dont ask for that you idiot,we need more mount variations to fill up our mount collection! Besides these are supposed to be the Talbuks of before time aka TBC so of course they will look different.

    But im super happy for these boar and clefthoof mounts,all i need now is Bunny mounts and Spider Mounts and im happy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snes View Post
    Velen looks badass.

    I hope we get to see him vaporize someone with holy light.
    Erm i think you should sit down.....got some bad news about Velen....
  1. Elmow's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne25uk View Post
    Dont ask for that you idiot,we need more mount variations to fill up our mount collection! Besides these are supposed to be the Talbuks of before time aka TBC so of course they will look different.

    But im super happy for these boar and clefthoof mounts,all i need now is Bunny mounts and Spider Mounts and im happy!

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    Erm i think you should sit down.....got some bad news about Velen....
    1. calling someone an idiot is unneeded
    2. spoilers is a no-go
  1. samst's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mukki View Post
    Hey, wanna play the spoiler game and be an insensitive clod? Check this out!
    <insert spoiler here>
    None of the bystanders asked for this, in fact, this makes you an even bigger insensitive clod, congrats. Don't reproduce etc.

    If you wanna spoil stuff, send some PMs to each other
  1. shewkoi's Avatar
    Azeroth/Outland needs some better trained blacksmiths! 10 years ago, blades and weapons were finely crafted items. straight, sharp and mirror polished.

    Now, almost every blade found looks like it was carved/chipped out by 6 year old Neanderthals!

    (I'm referring to the new icons, btw)
  1. Dark Exerus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by malletin View Post
    Blackhand kinda reminds me of Deathwing if Deathwing had a orc form..
    I say Blackhand looks like Garrosh in Deathwings armor.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hildefuns View Post
    Grom was very young back in the day (it is said in "Rise of the Horde"), yet he looks older than Thrall and Durotan. EDIT: Grom was also supposed to look thin and have a black jaw.
    -Why is Blackhand the Deathwing version of Orcs?
    Well for Grom dont forget Garrosh is older than Thrall and Grom is Garrosh's father as well as Durotan is Thralls Father. As for Blackhand His sons killed Durotan in current Azaroth and when you encounter them they are pretty old so Im guessing Black hand is pretty old to and probably not likely to be alive today without some sort of mechanical or magical aid.
  1. Mellrod's Avatar
    -Why is Blackhand the Deathwing version of Orcs?
    Dude, he's leader of the BLACKROCK ORCS who live in a mountain filled with lava and iron as they enslaved other races and crafted obsidian armor and fearsome weapons for the Black Dragonflight and the Orcish Horde (now the Iron one) war machine. Lava and Iron is his thing! more than it was DW. The guy is a a completely badass blacksmith.
  1. tristannarutofan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by xezar View Post
    Depending on how many years have passed he technically could be a newborn, as he was born nearing the midpoint of the second war. Or his parents could've been extra busy baby making as they weren't off being exiled to alterac, so he might even have an alternate brother or sister that exists in alternate Draenor.

    ...or Garrosh, coming from our timeline, could've simply killed alternate Thrall as soon as he was born because of his experience with Thrall here. Probably what I'd do if I were him, just in case.

    The horde stagnated for years after the destroyed the draenei. at this point in time Durotan and Draka wouldnt have had a baby yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomad1206 View Post
    The only problem i have with this models: Thralls eyes should be blue, not Durotans. Also the ponytail is a bit weird.
    where you think thrall got his eye color from? :P
  1. Weduh's Avatar
    Thrall seems unfinished. Where are the long braids? He had a little more hair up top before too... now just a standard pony tail. Or has he been wearing that hoodie because he is balding? Compared to Velens new model.... Thrall seems incomplete.
  1. Aliok's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rym View Post
    Why do you call it beta?

    It's a closed F&F Alpha.
    It is called "beta", despite it being the alpha version, because that's what Blizzard labeled the files as.
  1. Ilfayt's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Weduh View Post
    Thrall seems unfinished. Where are the long braids? He had a little more hair up top before too... now just a standard pony tail. Or has he been wearing that hoodie because he is balding? Compared to Velens new model.... Thrall seems incomplete.
    Sigh....it's called a Top-knot, and it's something that the orc Blademaster's in WC3 had(inspired by Japanese samurai). It's part of Thrall getting in tune with his heritage. Thrall is dropping his titles of Warchief and World-shaman to go on a quest of self-discovery, so it fits PERFECTLY. It's my favorite change to his model(beyond losing the hood) by far.
  1. Blade Wolf's Avatar
    looking forward to the Gul'Dan model considering the awesome look of Blackhand. I hope he gets an equally cool model.
  1. ihyln's Avatar
    haha the maps look nearly identical to Outland currently. Grats on paying $49.99 for your patch.
  1. Mormolyce's Avatar
    If the new Draenei look anything like Velen... jizz.

    Thrall looks even more epic than before.

    Quote Originally Posted by ihyln View Post
    haha the maps look nearly identical to Outland currently. Grats on paying $49.99 for your patch.
    I hear your local optometrist can get your eyes checked for free LOL.
  1. Legitstarz's Avatar
    anybody know when some more info will be datamined?
  1. vaeevictiss's Avatar
    I want to know what that big ass dragon skeleton is behind the portal lol.

    Also, Im wondering if Thrall will be the hero we know he is today. Remember, it was his trials and ordeal he faced while being enslaved by Blackmoore after he killed Thall's parents. Without that, would Thrall still become the hero/diplomat/warrior/warchief/etc that we know? Will be interesting to see how his story plays out.

    Or will there be 2 thralls? One from this world that chased Garrosh back through the portal and the one that was born and raised on Draenor...actually there could be 2 of a lot of people for that matter.
  1. Aken's Avatar
    Why Thrall did not hump? I like, no hump orcs.
  1. malletin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by vaeevictiss View Post
    I want to know what that big ass dragon skeleton is behind the portal lol.

    Also, Im wondering if Thrall will be the hero we know he is today. Remember, it was his trials and ordeal he faced while being enslaved by Blackmoore after he killed Thall's parents. Without that, would Thrall still become the hero/diplomat/warrior/warchief/etc that we know? Will be interesting to see how his story plays out.

    Or will there be 2 thralls? One from this world that chased Garrosh back through the portal and the one that was born and raised on Draenor...actually there could be 2 of a lot of people for that matter.
    If i recall correctly we go back to before thrall was born and his parents killed, there won't be 2 thralls.. Atleast not for the time being.

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