World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

Unread post by Lanarchy » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:31 pm



Guild Wars 2 Character Creation Armor


1 free character at level 90 per account
Level 100 cap
Player housing - Called garrison. Get a town, upgrade it
New character models, only dwarf, orc and gnome shown so far
Set in the past, before any Warcraft RTS game
Focus on Draenei vs Orcs


Love it or hate it, new expansion was announced today.

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Re: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

Unread post by tyrelie » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:32 pm

My boss ordered Blizz Con and I went over to watch, some new stuff looks cool. The citadel part is kinda neat. You sort of get your own mini town to manage and minions to order about.
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Unread post by Zathu » Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:53 pm

Any still play this?

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Unread post by Lanarchy » Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:55 pm

Zathu wrote:Any still play this?

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I do from time to time.

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Re: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

Unread post by Lanarchy » Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:57 pm

If you pre-order the expansion digitally, you can get your free level 90 character immediately.

Alpha just started, so the data leaks will start coming out frequently.

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Unread post by Lanarchy » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:27 pm

[imgur]http://imgur.com/a/KuqwV[/imgur]

WIP, and an alpha. But looks great!

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Unread post by Lanarchy » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:39 pm

[imgur]http://imgur.com/a/xGkxI[/imgur]

Garrisons. Player housing, basically.

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Unread post by Zathu » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:36 am

How does that typically work in MMOs? Is it just a limited number of houses available?

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Unread post by Lanarchy » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:02 pm

Zathu wrote:How does that typically work in MMOs? Is it just a limited number of houses available?
Most games, you get an area. And you can choose from a few layouts.

In this game, you actually get a garrison. A small town. And you can upgrade or place new buildings. If you're a blacksmith profession, you can place a blacksmith's building and get bonuses to your profession. Or if you're an herbalist, you can place a herbalist hut and get bonuses to that. etc etc
So, in WoW, you get an area you can customize with different buildings.

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Unread post by Nephron » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:11 pm

The dark portals look awesome.
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Re: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

Unread post by Zathu » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:27 pm

Lanarchy wrote:
Zathu wrote:How does that typically work in MMOs? Is it just a limited number of houses available?
Most games, you get an area. And you can choose from a few layouts.

In this game, you actually get a garrison. A small town. And you can upgrade or place new buildings. If you're a blacksmith profession, you can place a blacksmith's building and get bonuses to your profession. Or if you're an herbalist, you can place a herbalist hut and get bonuses to that. etc etc
So, in WoW, you get an area you can customize with different buildings.
Is it like a personal instance? Or is there a huge land of player housings?

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Unread post by Lanarchy » Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:20 pm

Zathu wrote: Is it like a personal instance? Or is there a huge land of player housings?
Personal instance. WoW doesn't use traditional 'walk through this portal and get into your personal zone'
They use a technique called 'phasing.' They use it heavily in quests now. So the same area will look different to each character based on your progression. But the area is still in the 'open world' and not through a portal.
http://www.wowwiki.com/phasing" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
probably explains it better.


Everyone shares the same space of land, but it's private to you. Not a large area of land with everyone's houses, like in Star Wars Galaxies.

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Re: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

Unread post by Lanarchy » Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:08 pm

No flying mounts will be allowed in the new expansion zones. Back to the original release philosophy, and only ground travel is allowed.

I think it's a good thing. Kind of an inconvenience, but with flying mounts everything was too simple. Fly in, click item, fly away. Almost no fighting, almost no tactics. So I think it'll be a good idea.


Also, Blizzard has said that the garrison will give you 'basically all 6 professions' if you chose. So, if you're not an enchanter, you can use the enchanting building to do almost everything the normal profession can do. I'm sure slower, or inefficient. But now you can do every profession.

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Re: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

Unread post by Lanarchy » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:44 am

Image

Here is an example of the 'stat squish' to help bring items stats to an easier number

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Re: World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

Unread post by Lanarchy » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:27 pm

With the upcoming Warlords of Draenor pre-patch (6.0.2), we will be releasing sidelined characters’ names back into the wild.

Any characters that have not logged into the game since November 13, 2008 will have their names freed up, making them available to anyone creating a new character or using the paid Character Name Change service.

How Do I Preserve My Names?
You will need to log in to World of Warcraft and enter the game using each character whose name you wish to retain before patch 6.0.2 goes live. While it is possible no one will claim your recently released name and you might be able to snag it again, it is probably not worth the risk if you want to keep your names intact long-term.

Our goal with this great name liberation is to make sure new and returning players have a large and varied pool of names available to choose from—so log in now if you wish preserve your unused characters’ names for your journey intro Draenor.
If you haven't logged in since 2008, I don't know why you'd care about your character name. BUUUUUUUUT, they're doing that.

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