So you think WoW cannot be on a handheld (I agree by the way), but Heroes of the Storm can be? Good luck trying to play Dota/HoN/LoL on your iPad. I'm sure it's a mistake which they can edit later on. Maybe it was even just rushed and they used the same lawyer as with different copyrights (was in NZ just as the Dark Below was) and he just copy pasted from the last request he made. Plenty of possibilities, but I do think it will be WoW related.
Thinking it's either HS related, which hasn't even been released out of beta yet, or an ARTS compatible with tablets makes me think you just don't like the name and are in denial. Could be unrelated of course, but I'd rather doubt it considering the name to be honest. We haven't seen anything of HotS yet, so shouldn't be that, and we are already playing a beta version of HS, so shouldn't be that either. Can't be Diablo or SC related because different universes which pretty much leaves it to be either WC4 or WoW X5.
Yeah I don't think/hope it's going to be the wow expansion either. It doesn't sound very WoW (y) and I very much doubt that blizzard would do another expac without a VERY CLEAR storyline/connection to the rest again.
"Warlords of Draenor" just isn't a WoW expansion name.
The line between beta and launch will effectively be distinguished by a deck reset. I wouldn't be surprised to see a launch date at Blizzcon, along with future plans (ie: expansion decks).
Can't count it out.
Sorry, but filing a trademark for the mobile armory isn't a valid argument, seeing as it's been out for 4 years and never got an expansion-specific trademark.
I have to agree with the OP..
The differences he points out are at least confusing, and seem to support how it is not a WoW expansion.
"The pen is mightier than the sword.. and considerably easier to write with."
I have a feeling it's not the WoW expansion either. Time will tell.
After thinking about it some more, that could be correct. Assuming they want to do another warcraft (not wow) game, it seems more realistic to have the setting sometime before WoW. Draenor would make an interesting setting. They could go even have 3-4 factions on Draenor and show the history on the planet before the first war. Factions could be the Burning Legion, the draenei, uncorrupted orcs, and the corrupted orc forces.
Tons of characters. Ner'zhul, Gul'dan, Grom, Ogrim, Durotan, Velen, Blackhand, Kil'jaeden, possibly some Medivh. Basically the video game adaptation of Rise of the Horde.
The more I think about it the more it makes sense. The only real way you could have an emphasis on "Warlords" from Draenor would be to travel back into the past. Unless Blizzard is going to make us go back to Outland and say, "After you left, things went to shit and now you've got to go back and fix it." Don't think they'd want to do that seeing as Cataclysm has been the most unpopular expansion to date.