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Gamescom Dev Interview - Warlords of Draenor Final Boss, Legendary Items, Transmog Revamp
Our friends over at Vanion had the chance to talk to Tom Chilton during Gamescom and came away with some interesting details. The highlights of the interview are below, but be sure to watch the whole thing for additional context.


Final Boss
  • Grommash is the final boss of Warlords of Draenor.

Legendary Items
  • Warlords of Draenor will have a questline for a legendary ring that begins at level 99 and is less grindy than the Mists of Pandaria quests.
  • The legendary ring will have a visual effect so that players can show it off.
  • It is very likely that there will be legendary items other than the ring from the questline.

Future Content Patches
  • A transmogrification system revamp could be part of Patch 6.1 or 6.2, allowing you to build a collection of transmog items rather than storing them in your bank or Void Storage. It also may include tools to better manage multiple transmog sets.
  • Tanaan Jungle and possibly Farahlon will be in future content patches, not at launch.
  • Additional dungeons could be added in content patches. There are more dungeons within Draenor that could be added, as well as older dungeons through the Timewalker system.
  • There aren't any class quests planned for Warlords launch right now, but if one fits later in the expansion it could be added.
  • The length of time beyond Patch 6.1 that you are unable to fly in Draenor will be decided upon by the community as a whole. If players enjoy it then it could last longer. If players overwhelming want flight back by Patch 6.1, then they will most likely get it.

Warlords Patch Timing
  • The Warlords patch cycle will be similar to the Mists of Pandaria patch cycle, but some of it will depend on the timing of the next expansion.
    • "Some of it will depend on the time before the next expansion after Warlords. It is very possible that if we are successful and there is a shorter gap, then we won't necessarily want to have multiple raid tier content patches. Each raid content patch needs about four months to breathe. Any less than that and it feels like you really rushed through the content."
  • The content patch schedule isn't finalized yet, as a lot of it depends on what players want to see more of once they get through the launch content. Some of it will depend on the scheduling for the next expansion.

PvP
  • The team would like to add the new Nagrand arena as a new arena, but this isn't final yet. It depends on how work on the next expansion is progressing.
  • There are no plans to add a new battleground in Warlords of Draenor.

Garrisons
  • Garrisons ended up involving all of the different teams and will be a big feature, changing the gameplay of WoW more than any other feature has.
  • More Garrison features or levels are something that could be done in a future content patch.

Misc
  • The Adventure Guide won't make it in for the Warlords launch. It will be useful as more content is added after launch, so hopefully it will be ready for a future content patch.
  • The World of Warcraft team grew by around 80 people during Mists of Pandaria, which should allow them to produce content faster in the future. This did slow things down in the short term though, which contributed to the delay of Warlords of Draenor.
  • There aren't any scenarios for you to queue for at Level 100 in Warlords right now, but some could be added in future patches. Right now they are mostly used as a storytelling tool while leveling.
  • Warforged items can appear in dungeons now as a nice bonus.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Warlords of Draenor Final Boss, Legendary Items, Transmog Revamp, and More! started by chaud View original post
Comments 233 Comments
  1. moveth's Avatar
    GROOOMMM. Yes!
  1. Mentaldemise's Avatar
    "It's not an orc"

    Turns out to be an orc.
  1. 3clipse's Avatar
    Grom as final boss. Very interesting. Can't wait to see how that plays out!
  1. moveth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mentaldemise View Post
    "It's not an orc"

    Turns out to be an orc.
    Don't believe this was ever said.
  1. Keyblader's Avatar
    Eh. 2 expacs in a row the last boss is an Orc
  1. Mentaldemise's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by moveth View Post
    Don't believe this was ever said.
    IIRC metzen said it at blizzcon
  1. jangkun's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mentaldemise View Post
    "It's not an orc"

    Turns out to be an orc.
    yeah..2 expensions of Orcs :/
  1. jparratt's Avatar
    Blatently gonna be buffed by something from the legion
  1. Redmage's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by 3clipse View Post
    Grom as final boss. Very interesting. Can't wait to see how that plays out!
    Yeah I can't wait to enter a big ominous room and see Hellscream staring down at my raid with gorehowl at the ready...

    oh wait, I already did that.

    I'm so disappointed I don't even have words.
  1. Ryas's Avatar
    As someone said. It's going to be Grommash...but probably only technically. The legion will be coming.
  1. Nobleshield's Avatar
    I bet it won't be Grom as an Orc but... I don't know, some kind of weird Fel Grom, although how that would be different than Yshaarj Garrosh I don't know.
  1. Xanatrius's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mentaldemise View Post
    IIRC metzen said it at blizzcon
    Im pretty sure that in the panel Chris Metsen said that it wont just be another Orc.
  1. Bijohx's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Keyblader View Post
    Eh. 2 expacs in a row the last boss is an Orc
    2 expacs in a row the last boss is an Hellscream
  1. Xeroz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mentaldemise View Post
    "It's not an orc"

    Turns out to be an orc.
    not JUST AN ORC.

    Soo many people say the same line . And its WRONG. go watch blizzcon again.
  1. Xanatrius's Avatar
    What people dont understand is this expansion we are fighting an orc army and taking it down how could you expect anything other then an orc as the final boss. pls internet.
  1. Azutael's Avatar
    I did not expect it to be Grommash, quite odd IMO. But I suppose Garrosh managed to sway him enough after having saved him etc.

    And the legendary is a, ring ? how, exciting. "will have a visual to show it off" - hopefully it can be toggled off.
  1. Samaramon's Avatar
    Hopefully this is the last of any orcish themes for at least a couple expansions.
  1. deviantcultist's Avatar
    Not an orc, nor a demon. Death Knight Grommash anyone?
  1. Steampunk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mentaldemise View Post
    "It's not an orc"

    Turns out to be an orc.
    Pretty much what was expected.

    Blizzard's promo double speak is the stuff of conmen and nervous developers hoping to keep Rome from falling.

    Also Patch 6.X will introduce more content that should have been implemented as part of the expansion.

    I hate that the 500 lb. Gorilla that is Blizzard has kept this treadmill of "what you see is not what you get" going, instead of reinvigorating us with more sandbox inspired content.

    Listen to the Gamescom interview. Google half the sales pitch he gives. Be shocked and amazed to find out how much of this garbage was spewed with Pandaria (particularly the speed of expansions).
  1. tommygun514's Avatar
    Um what-- Tanaan Jungle, the zone with the dark portal, isn't available during launch? How the hell are we getting there then?

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