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Warlords of Draenor In-Game Cinematics
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Warning: Here be spoilers!* Go no further! Turn back now before it’s too late! You have been warned!

The distant echoes of the Iron Horde’s war machine have already begun to reach the ears of Azeroth’s heroes. Soon, the journey into Draenor will begin in earnest—a journey filled with drama, tension, and momentous events that will shape the fate of this world.

To tell this tale, we’ve created more high-quality in-game cinematic footage for Warlords of Draenor than ever before—and as your story unfolds, these cinematics will illustrate some of the key moments of your adventure.

While we generally like to keep story beats like these a surprise, we know some players enjoy seeking out spoilers, and there are always plenty of people who find these files in the beta or on the PTR and share them. To help mitigate the potential for unsuspecting players to accidentally come across these and spoil their own adventure ahead of time, we’ve decided to go ahead and upload them ourselves—and provide plenty of caution and safeguards against watching them accidentally.

Of course, it goes without saying that we recommend you wait and watch these videos in-game as they were meant to be encountered—but if you choose to watch them here below, we hope you enjoy them, and only ask that you allow others to experience the story as they choose. Thank you for your continued excitement and passion for World of Warcraft, and we’ll see you in Draenor!

*What follows are the in-game cinematics that will play at various points during the Warlords of Draenor campaign. We encourage you to play the game and experience them in-context as you progress through Draenor—but if you decide to watch them now, don’t say you haven’t been warned!







This article was originally published in forum thread: Warlords of Draenor In-Game Cinematics started by chaud View original post
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  1. Lushious's Avatar
    Neat.

    /10char
  1. det's Avatar
    Why the hell are they doing this?

    Oh...hype......
  1. Zoldor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by det View Post
    Why the hell are they doing this?

    Oh...hype......
    And because we were just going to Datamine them anyways.
  1. Oneirophobia's Avatar
    Yay I can't wait for more Thrall.
  1. Nellyel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by det View Post
    Why the hell are they doing this?

    Oh...hype......
    i dont know if you dont know how to read or something, but a complete explanation on why they did this was posted with the videos...... jeesh.
  1. ChaosWolf's Avatar
    Seriously hoping "Commander" and "General are actual usable titles our character get rewarded, not just something tacked on to our names in quest texts.
  1. rickhunterr's Avatar
    What happen to Thrall's hair? He looks like Bruce Willis.
  1. Throren's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rickhunterr View Post
    What happen to Thrall's hair? He looks like Bruce Willis.
    it's a magical new device called a razor, you may of heard of one xD
  1. PuppetShowJustice's Avatar
    So I guess any notion of Thrall remaining a neutral character went out the window there seeing as how the Horde Garrisons are built under his direct order.
  1. Orikon's Avatar
    Hold on,why exactly would they officially publish this? This is equal to releasing a game and than posting its ending on your official page.

    "While we generally like to keep story beats like these a surprise, we know some players enjoy seeking out spoilers, and there are always plenty of people who find these files in the beta or on the PTR and share them."

    Than keep them in the beta files,or at least on sites like MMO-Champion. No need to post the ending to your every zone just because "there are plenty of people who find these files in the beta".
  1. Kuhnai182's Avatar
    That Nagrand...... Incredible... And that's an understatement... I'm speechless
  1. Zic's Avatar
    Those are pretty fucking amazing.
  1. det's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nellyel View Post
    i dont know if you dont know how to read or something, but a complete explanation on why they did this was posted with the videos...... jeesh.
    After umpfteen years on MMO C you should know that Blizzard explaining why they do things is NEVER an acceptable argument with the community. Or should I say...forum posters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoldor View Post
    And because we were just going to Datamine them anyways.
    Now THAT is indeed an argument
  1. Grishnok's Avatar
    Garrosh = rekt. Bet Blizz will find some way to make it though so he isnt dead.

    In b4, somehow a child version of garrosh is found in Draenor and Green Jesus takes him back to current timeline to raise him "right". rofl.
  1. Bathory's Avatar
    When the did the dark portal shrink?
  1. det's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Orikon View Post
    Hold on,why exactly would they officially publish this? This is equal to releasing a game and than posting its ending on your official page.

    "While we generally like to keep story beats like these a surprise, we know some players enjoy seeking out spoilers, and there are always plenty of people who find these files in the beta or on the PTR and share them."

    Than keep them in the beta files,or at least on sites like MMO-Champion. No need to post the ending to your every zone just because "there are plenty of people who find these files in the beta".
    ...and that also explains my feelings better than I apparently could
  1. ChaosWolf's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kuhnai182 View Post
    That Nagrand...... Incredible... And that's an understatement... I'm speechless
    I KNOW, RIGHT? Everything laid bare like that. All the folks blaming Thrall for Garrosh's deeds... there you go.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    I'm going to need some time to process all this. :|
    _________________________________________

    Dark Portal Intro: There's just something underwhelming about it. I guess just not enough enemies to really make you go, "Whoa."


    Dark Portal Outro: This actually was not too shabby at all. It did a good job setting the tone.


    Frostfire Ridge Finale: So that's how Durotan becomes chieftain of the Frostwolves. Actually pretty sad but cool.


    Shadowmoon Valley Finale: OK, that was awesome. I really enjoyed getting to see more emotion out of Velen's model. Also, does that mark Velen gave Yrel mean that she leads the AU draenei now?


    Talador Finale: Blizzard should not have killed off Maraad, gonna say it here and now. But the fight between Yrel and Durotan versus Blackhand was decent. Although the ending... we don't actually see Blackhand get killed by the explosion.


    Nagrand Finale: So *we* don't get to be there to deal with Garrosh. And Thrall doesn't take any responsibility (even *partially* -- whatsoever for failing to tell Garrosh the *full* picture of his father way back during the events of [url=http://www.wowdb.com/quests/10212-hero-of-the-maghar]Hero of the Mag'har[/url]. ARGH.

    Garrosh also doesn't fight so well, think Thrall should have been beaten up more.



    Garrison Cinematics Alliance and Horde: I liked seeing how the upgrades are going to be shown. And I 'll admit, I got a bit emotional about our character being called a general at the end. But other than those two things, there wasn't anything special about those cinematics.


    And those are my thoughts. I thought I'd be nice and use spoiler tags anyway even though... well... this is a spoilers-y website, which you should know by now. Have fun!
  1. Hitorii's Avatar
    While the cinematics had really nice animations, voice acting and quality, I don't feel like any of them were super amazing/memorable like the Wrathgate was. I rate the Warlords of Draenor cinematics a 8.5/10
  1. PuppetShowJustice's Avatar
    That Garrosh fight honestly just convinced me that Taran Zhu had no business actually losing to Garrosh aside from the plot demanding it. Garrosh fights like a chump.

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