World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor was announced at BlizzCon 2013, on November 3 and released a little bit more than a year later, on November 13, 2014. It is the fifth expansion (after Mists of Pandaria) to the most popular MMORPG in the world, World of Warcraft. With this expansion, the level cap was raised to 100 from 90 and introduced upgradeable garrisons, player-built and many more other exciting features. Today, we’re going to take a quick look at the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor.
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Review
To begin with, we must say that one of the most interesting things about this expansion is the fact that you get 10 more levels! And, to help with the game’s already rising popularity, the company that created this game and expansion, Blizzard, is offering a free 90-level upgrade for every single person who purchases World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor! That is quite some news! The experience might be overwhelming at first, but we assure you that if you’re not a complete newbie, you’re going to be OK with that. If you’re a noob, then you’re going to have a bit of issues with your firs few dungeons.
You’re dropped in the middle of the action with only three abilities, which we find to be a great and exciting idea. Once you arrive in Draenor (if you’re playing one of the classic races, then you’ve got yourself a new character model that’s pretty awesome), you’re thrown right into action. Warlords give this expansion one of the most exciting story lines we’ve ever seen in WoW. While playing WoW, it’s very easy to get too caught up with your own things and forget to look around, but with Warlords, that’s pretty much impossible to happen! The cinematics are too great!
This particular expansion has the power to make your character (and you) feel as if you’re in the center of the action and attention. You simply feel important and great when you build a Garrison and you fortify it enough so that important orc leaders feel that it’s good enough for them to use it as a base of operation.
When we think about it, it’s probably one of the few downsides that World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, that the whole Warlords story is so orc-oriented. I mean, at one point you do get kind of bored when you don’t see any of the game’s other 12 races for hours on end.
To be honest, having no other classes or races, the Garrisons are pretty much the main feature that’s new. It’s not really a game-within-game, as many had hoped it would be, but it’s a nice feature to use when you try to take a nice break from the rest of the game. The mini-quests in Garrison look a lot like the fleet missions in Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag.
Aside from the level cap being raised to 100, here are some more new features that World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor: updated player character models (improved models, overall), class-new zones, account-wide heirlooms and also class-specific perks.
New zones include: Zangar Sea, Nagrand, Talador, Gorgrond, Frostfire Ridge, Tanaan Jungle (our team’s new favorite place in the whole wide world), Spires of Arak and Shadowmoon Valley.
Warlords of Draenor is a great expansion! If you’re an old fan, you’re going to adore walking through the Dark Portal one more time. Many people, including some of our own Game Guide World people were pulled back into World of Warcraft by Draenor.