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    Warlords of Draenor Press Events - Gameplay Footage and Spoilers

    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!

    Last edited by chaud; 2014-02-21 at 09:08 AM.

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    Tank health looks AWESOME. Love these numbers,

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    How about some more character models, my goddddd.

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    Dreadlord Darkrulerxxx's Avatar
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    Velen!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Suddenly very excited!

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    THAT SPOILER oh dear lord ;o

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    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.

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    Looking forward to all the info.

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    I may hope Velen's death was just a setback and he gets back stronger.
    Velen needs more love not a death

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    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.
    Ya horde favoritism when the horde has no implication in his death and also, lets see cairne bloodhoof died as well two expacs ago?? don't be a fool sir.

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    Hmm counting in hours wouldn't be convenient? So, probably at least 100hrs from now or 4 days. Tuesday at the earliest then.

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    I'm very excited for what's to come "Sooner than Soon(TM)"


    But the videos here are just terrible.

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    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.
    Lets ruin the spoilers by posting them in the comment section, hurr durr.

    Also Alternate World remember, meaning our version is still alive, stop being such a drama queen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerrHans View Post
    I may hope Velen's death was just a setback and he gets back stronger.
    Velen needs more love not a death
    Well, we still have Azeroth Velen, this is just Draenor Velen that bites the dust.
    Quote Originally Posted by Boogums View Post
    If two players have the exact same deck and the exact same level of skill, luck will decide the victor.
    If two players have the exact same deck and the exact same level of luck, skill will decide the victor.
    If two players have the exact same luck and the exact same level of skill, the deck will decide the victor.

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    Looks good finally see the new models in action! Can't wait to see the new zones for myself!

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    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.
    to be fair that one sets up two characters who have a chance to be very very important to the alliance and it doesn't actually remove the character in question due to it being the alternate version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkrulerxxx View Post
    Ya horde favoritism when the horde has no implication in his death and also, lets see cairne bloodhoof died as well two expacs ago?? don't be a fool sir.
    Cairne Bloodhoof =/= The Prophet Velen. And when did I imply that the Horde had anything to do with it. The point is, one of the Alliance leaders that has one of the biggest contributions to the overall lore of the game and some of the most innately powerful abilities (who was also largely left out of the actual game to many peoples' consternation) is killed in the first questing zone. Meanwhile, Alliance players have to have 2 expansions of World of Hordecraft. We can't even kill Garrosh when we defeat him, yet they take Velen out in a questing zone. Dumb as fuck.

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    And that was just the Ally starting zone, not to say that it is horde favrotism, who is to say there isnt a big horde guy biting the dust in their starting zone?

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    Thanks for the spoiler block, much appreciated .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asthreon View Post
    Lets ruin the spoilers by posting them in the comment section, hurr durr.

    Also Alternate World remember, meaning our version is still alive, stop being such a drama queen.
    Boub clearly stated that if you didn't want to read the spoiler, then don't read the comments, "hurr durr".

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