Warlords Of Draenor

Happy birthday, Wrath of the Lich King and Warlords of Draenor! The older we get, the faster time seems to pass by. It’s a nearly universal experience that remains no less impossible despite the seemingly intensifying beat to which time’s arrow marches.

Where would you rate Legion right now? I was pretty excited when Legion was announced at Gamescom 2015. At the time, I was only playing Warlords on the most casual of levels.




What do previous expansions tell us about Legion’s future? We’re in that part of Legion‘s life cycle when we begin speculating on what’s next, and more importantly, when we’ll find out. Patch 7.3 is progressing nicely on the PTR, and the latest PVP season will be ending soon.

What mechanics would you like to see in the next WoW expansion? Warlords had the garrison, Legion had the Order Hall and the Artifacts. What would you like to see as the new mechanic integrated into World of Warcraft: The Next Expansion?

Catch up on lore with our guide to Warcraft in print Since the release of Warcraft: Orcs & Humans back in 1994, Blizzard has been building a massive universe around the world of Azeroth. That’s 22 years of story to catch up on — and 22 years worth of novels, short stories, comics, and other reading material.

Is it time for more character model revamps? There’s no good way to say this so I’ll say it badly. The Worgen lady model is terribad.




Legion and the iteration of design One of the things that hits me every time I accidentally use my Garrison Hearthstone (or deliberately — it’s an easy way to get to the portals in Stormshield) is that my Garrison is basically my Order Hall, but a more primitive version of it. The Order Hall works better because there are more variety...

Could a Cataclysm-style expansion work? One of the things players really seem to love in expansions is that they be self contained. One of the big complaints about Cataclysm was that it wasn’t — you went from zone to zone without any cohesion.



Would you accept a complete departure in WoW? Warlords of Draenor had several problems — a lack of endgame content, a truncated storyline and a dearth of development where more than a year passed between the Hellfire raid and the next patch. This all left players feeling bored and unhappy.

Warcraft in Print
Catch up on lore with our guide to Warcraft in print Since the release of Warcraft: Orcs & Humans back in 1994, Blizzard has been building a massive universe around the world of Azeroth. That’s 22 years of story to catch up on — and 22 years worth of novels, short stories, comics, and other reading material.

Archimonde casts Nether Tear
Expansions, cycles, and player interest in WoW There are players out there right now who are done playing Legion. There are people who will be done with it in less than a month.

Black Dragonflight
Know Your Lore: Remnants of the Black Dragonflight Wrathion has been mysteriously absent. For a dragon so utterly concerned with the Burning Legion’s return in Mists of Pandaria, this is more than a little suspect.

Breakfast Topic: Draenor wasn’t all bad I think I’m the guy who defended Cataclysm during its life cycle. I’m not arguing it didn’t have problems, but there was a lot to like in that expansion.

Breakfast Topic: How are you spending your last week of Draenor? So this is it, my friends. The last week of the Warlords of Draenor expansion.

Gul'dan
Know Your Lore: Gul’dan and Warlords of Draenor We knew Gul’dan was evil — he was responsible for the Shadow Council, the first Horde, the original invasion of Azeroth, and the corruption of the Orcs. He was in fact so evil that even after death, a twisted remnant of his soul haunted his skull, speaking to those who wielded it.

Khadgar
Harbingers: Khadgar makes its debut The second Legion animated short, Harbingers: Khadgar, has arrived. Khadgar has had a pretty rough journey, and the end of Warlords didn’t go the way he would have liked to see.