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Did Blizzard Just Hint at the Warlords of Draenor Ship Date? January 17, 2014

Posted by Wilhelm Arcturus in Blizzard, entertainment, World of Warcraft.
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It’s the New Year, and 2014 is going to be a big one for World of Warcraft. This November marks the game’s 10-year anniversary and the 20-year anniversary of the entire Warcraft series. We’re looking forward to celebrating these milestones with everyone, but in the meantime, we’ve got a few Warlords of Draenor–related updates to share.

-Blizzard, Warlords of Draenor Scouting Report Post

Okay, it is a stretch, but kicking off a Warlords of Draenor post with references to events coming up in November?  It is enough to make you go, “Hrmm…”

See you guys in the fall?

See you guys in the fall?

Plus, when you add in the fact that the post goes on to say that now would be a good time to opt-in for the closed beta, which means that it is probably at least weeks, if not a month or more away, and the timeline for the Warlords of Draenor expansion starts to look more and more like something we’ll see when summer has faded and autumn is upon us.

My 2014 prediction for the expansion release is September 9th.  Am I looking warmer now?

And, while we’re on the subject of predictions, Blizzard is talking about finding a way to sell players additional insta-level 90 boosts.  That is another on my list. (And it sounds like Blizz is going to give you your insta-90 as soon as you pre-order… once pre-orders are available. No waiting for the expansion to launch.)

In the mean time, I still have plenty to catch up on in the game.