Blizzard Trademarks "Warlords of Draenor" - WoW Expansion
Blizzard just trademarked "Warlords of Draenor" in New Zealand. It was then registered in Australia shortly after.

  • Computer game software, computer game discs, downloadable computer game software, computer game software downloadable from a global computer network, interactive multimedia computer game program; downloadable electronic game software for use on portable electronic devices such as mobile and cellular phones, laptops, handheld computers, and tablet PCs.
  • Entertainment services, namely, providing on-line computer games; providing on-line non-downloadable computer games that may be accessed via a global computer network; providing online news and information in the field of computer games.

It's also worth mentioning that warlordsofdraenor.com was registered a month ago.

I do realize that we had a lot of fun times with trademarks in the past (*cough* Dark Below *cough*) but let's just say that on a personal level I'm pretty confident about this one. I'll leave the speculation up to you guys until Blizzcon.



This article was originally published in forum thread: Blizzard Trademarks "Warlords of Draenor" - WoW Expansion started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. McNeil's Avatar
    Uhm.... am I the only one not looking forward to go back to Outland at all? I've been there all trough TBC, and the place is incredibly dull compared to Northrend and Pandaria. I guess the people who want to go back there never played TBC for too long.

    I'd rather want a whole new planet, explore whole new different zones and creatures, rather then bumping into the same ones we already did 6 years ago
  1. Aeluron Lightsong's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainArlong View Post
    Account staying canceled then. I don't want aliens and robots like Burning Crusade was plagued with.
    @_@ Whatever then. This is what I mean. Blizzard can't win.
  1. Verbatim's Avatar
    Time travel? Really?

    I'm sorry, but I'm not onboard with that approach. It just seems like a blatant cop-out on Blizzard's part.
  1. Viradiance's Avatar
    So. World of Warcraft II: Through the Dark Portal was real?

    WTB Ogres/High Elves. Those were big Horde/Alliance races in the second war, right?!
  1. Karnige's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainArlong View Post
    Account staying canceled then. I don't want aliens and robots like Burning Crusade was plagued with.
    yep typical. hate pandland, hate going back to the past. blizzard will never win.....
  1. Vasti's Avatar
    WarlordS of Draenor, so it is about clan wars?
    Time traveling back before Azeroth invasion?
    Is this where Turalyon adn Alleria were send?
    Definitely Ogres as a new race, but for alliance Ethereals?

    I hope it doesn't involve time traveling....you know that as soon as that happens nothing in the game matters anymore (CoT instances preserved the timeline a bit, but a whole expansion about time travel seems like a failure (but Blizzard can always surprise me and do a good job with it) I just hope Illidan STAYS DEAD!!!! NO He was NOT cool, he was poorly portrayed in TBC and could have had a much better story than they gave him in TBC, but he should NOT RETURN!!!
  1. mmocaf210d1408's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Verbatim View Post
    Time travel? Really?

    I'm sorry, but I'm not onboard with that approach. It just seems like a blatant cop-out on Blizzard's part.
    Do we even know that is going to be time travel expansion? Didn't many things in mop hint about the RETURN of the burning legion? And of top of that the dragon aspects lost nearly all the powers so how are we even going to go back in time to begin with? We can never fully know untill blizzcon but my vote is going for that Warlords of Draenor is NOT an time travel expansion. It would be stupid and very boring.
  1. mmocb54112e783's Avatar
    Seem's legit. Time to go back to the future. I'm betting on:

    New class(?) would be Bard. Buff class / Heals / DPS. Also plays instruments and does weddings.

    Races: High Elves for Alliance. Ogres for Horde. Or Eredar redeemed for Horde due to BElf swap to HElf Alliance.
  1. ro9ue's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Anviella View Post
    Do we even know that is going to be time travel expansion? Didn't many things in mop hint about the RETURN of the burning legion? And of top of that the dragon aspects lost nearly all the powers so how are we even going to go back in time to begin with? We can never fully know untill blizzcon but my vote is going for that Warlords of Draenor is NOT an time travel expansion. It would be stupid and very boring.
    No one knows. All we have is three words to go on.
  1. gkai's Avatar
    Maybe this expansion wont suck.
  1. Ogawdspider's Avatar
    I don't think they could Revamp outlands even if they wanted to because then there would be no area for you to level from 60-70...
  1. blaqkmagick's Avatar
    I don't mean to sound negative but what makes this trademark any more legitimate than The Dark Below? I'm sure there are reasons, I'd just like to know them.

    Don't know if I'm excited about this or not. Guess I'll have to wait until blizzcon!
  1. Verbatim's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Anviella View Post
    Do we even know that is going to be time travel expansion? Didn't many things in mop hint about the RETURN of the burning legion? And of top of that the dragon aspects lost nearly all the powers so how are we even going to go back in time to begin with? We can never fully know untill blizzcon but my vote is going for that Warlords of Draenor is NOT an time travel expansion. It would be stupid and very boring.

    Obviously we don't know anything at this point. My statement was however a reflection of my opinion, should it turn out to be legit - i.e, I'm not overwhelmingly positive about the idea. I'd prefer the story moved forwards rather than rehash people and locations we've already covered in the past.
  1. Mellrod's Avatar
    Seems legit but There are a few details left out unlike the Dark Below.
    Like, is it an actual trademark or is it just another application?
    how do we know it wasn't forged like the Dark Below supposedly was?

    Another thing that doesn't add up is how close to blizzcon this trademark is coming up. Usually these things pop up close to blizzcon but this one popped up too close to blizzcon. I mean think about it - they would've had a name way before the week leading up to blizzcon; blizzard isn't known for crunch times like that, and if you look at the pattern of the last x-pac names that were trademarked (MoP, Cataclysm, etc) they were TM'ed atleast a month or two before being announced, not 8 days before announced. and coincidentally the Dark Below was TMed 2 months before blizzcon so i still think TDB is the real deal and Warlords of Draenor is most likely a little joke by whoever made this article, or the the person who made the TM.

    "warlordsofdraenor.com" Seriously? They update the community site to fit the next expansion accordingly, not make a whole different website (with a ragtag sounding name not to mention). As much as people love the idea of a burning legion pt 2, im gonna go ahead and call BS on this "Fakespansion". Team Dark Below FTW
  1. Aeluron Lightsong's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mellrod View Post
    Seems legit but There are a few details left out unlike the Dark Below.
    Like, is it an actual trademark or is it just another application?
    how do we know it wasn't forged like the Dark Below supposedly was?

    Another thing that doesn't add up is how close to blizzcon this trademark is coming up. Usually these things pop up close to blizzcon but this one popped up too close to blizzcon. I mean think about it - they would've had a name way before the week leading up to blizzcon; blizzard isn't known for crunch times like that, and if you look at the pattern of the last x-pac names that were trademarked (MoP, Cataclysm, etc) they were TM'ed atleast a month or two before being announced, not 8 days before announced. and coincidentally the Dark Below was TMed 2 months before blizzcon so i still think TDB is the real deal and Warlords of Draenor is most likely a little joke by whoever made this article, or the the person who made the TM.

    "warlordsofdraenor.com" Seriously? They update the community site to fit the next expansion accordingly, not make a whole different website (with a ragtag sounding name not to mention). As much as people love the idea of a burning legion pt 2, im gonna go ahead and call BS on this "Fakespansion"
    Boubille made this article. He's a big admin here.
  1. frumper's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mellrod View Post
    Seems legit but There are a few details left out unlike the Dark Below.
    Like, is it an actual trademark or is it just another application?
    how do we know it wasn't forged like the Dark Below supposedly was?

    Another thing that doesn't add up is how close to blizzcon this trademark is coming up. Usually these things pop up close to blizzcon but this one popped up too close to blizzcon. I mean think about it - they would've had a name way before the week leading up to blizzcon; blizzard isn't known for crunch times like that, and if you look at the pattern of the last x-pac names that were trademarked (MoP, Cataclysm, etc) they were TM'ed atleast a month or two before being announced, not 8 days before announced. and coincidentally the Dark Below was TMed 2 months before blizzcon so i still think TDB is the real deal and Warlords of Draenor is most likely a little joke by whoever made this article, or the the person who made the TM.

    "warlordsofdraenor.com" Seriously? They update the community site to fit the next expansion accordingly, not make a whole different website (with a ragtag sounding name not to mention). As much as people love the idea of a burning legion pt 2, im gonna go ahead and call BS on this "Fakespansion"
    They buy the domain names to redirect to the main site so scammers don't get them.
  1. Repefe's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Aeluron Lightsong View Post
    You can't say 2 mill left because of Pandas. There are MILLIONS of reasons why. Not just because LOL pandas. People left in Cata to and I bet even in Wrath.
    Yeah, but by saying not just because of Pandarens ... that means the theme was wrong, same as the DW theme was wrong (at least wrongly told). This time let's go with a right theme, not a theme that will be one of the reasons more ppl will have left. Blizz makes it look like good story writing is a miracle that we can't witness in this milenia. Hire good writers Blizz ... for the love of god. The ones you have right now are worth shit.
  1. Outofmana's Avatar
    "Warlords" always sounds so boring.
  1. Ineluki's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mellrod View Post
    Seems legit but There are a few details left out unlike the Dark Below.
    Like, is it an actual trademark or is it just another application?
    how do we know it wasn't forged like the Dark Below supposedly was?

    Another thing that doesn't add up is how close to blizzcon this trademark is coming up. Usually these things pop up close to blizzcon but this one popped up too close to blizzcon. I mean think about it - they would've had a name way before the week leading up to blizzcon; blizzard isn't known for crunch times like that, and if you look at the pattern of the last x-pac names that were trademarked (MoP, Cataclysm, etc) they were TM'ed atleast a month or two before being announced, not 8 days before announced. and coincidentally the Dark Below was TMed 2 months before blizzcon so i still think TDB is the real deal and Warlords of Draenor is most likely a little joke by whoever made this article, or the the person who made the TM.

    "warlordsofdraenor.com" Seriously? They update the community site to fit the next expansion accordingly, not make a whole different website (with a ragtag sounding name not to mention). As much as people love the idea of a burning legion pt 2, im gonna go ahead and call BS on this "Fakespansion". Team Dark Below FTW
    Boub posted this as part of the article on the front page. "I do realize that we had a lot of fun times with trademarks in the past (*cough* Dark Below *cough*) but let's just say that on a personal level I'm pretty confident about this one. I'll leave the speculation up to you guys until Blizzcon. "

    IMO that massively increases the chances of it being legit.
  1. Mellrod's Avatar
    Boubille made this article. He's a big admin here.
    It's still most likely a prank IMO.
    They buy the domain names to redirect to the main site so scammers don't get them.
    I dont know, warlordsofdraenor.com seems suspicious, it could've been bought by anyone. As I said before, any website that would be based around the current expansion is always the community site - WorldofWarcraft.com, never has it been a different website. And it still doesn't account for how another x-pac TM popped up conviently 8 days before blizzcon announces the next x-pac when blizzard normally has the name TMed ages ago by now. I dont know about you guys, but i'd rather get excited when it's actually announced.

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