Last Thursday we had the big reveal. Blizzard had an event where they talked about various aspects of the Warlords of Draenor expansion and gave us the big news that we had all been waiting for, the launch date.
And they also showed us the big cinematic trailer. This focuses on the change in lore. This time around the orc chieftains reject Gul’dan and his offer. It isn’t exactly clear why they do this. Did somebody come back in time and warn them? Were they that much on the edge last time around that it could have gone either way? Did Gul’dan blow it with his choice of stemware?
Whatever it was, there won’t be any fel orcs or like abominations. But the orcs are still building that protal and they are still coming to Azeroth.
And that’s is all you really need to know, that they are coming… on or about November 13th of this year.
But if you are a bit of a lore noob (Liore noob?) you might be wondering about the cast of characters. I ran through the quest line in Felwood just about a month back, which included a whole “Previously in Azeroth” quest segment that played out the high points of the story behind The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King, but I still can’t name the
47 7 orc chieftain without peeking.
Blizzard is trying to solve this with their own Lords of War video series. But maybe you want something a little more straight forward. If so, I offer this:
Pity about the heavy use of ads at both ends, but it does show you some of the in-game versions of the actual Warlords of Draenor.
And if you want to see all the WoW cinematic trailers, Shintar has them all queued up in a single post.