Today Blizzard Entertainment revealed the latest expansion in its mega-successful MMO series, World of Warcraft.
Titled “Warlords of Draenor,” the trailer opens with “War, it is the lifeblood of this world. We are its children.” It appears to taken players to a diverse array of locations, including fiery depths, a barren wasteland much like Burning Crusade, and snowy regions similar to that of Wrath of the Lich King.
New features mentioned in the trailer include the ability to upgrade garrisons, new character models (far improved from past installments), and a level cap of 100.
Players will also be able to immediately boost level 90, which is likely a strategy by Blizzard to encourage newcomers and old players to rejoin the game.
It was just revealed yesterday that World of Warcraft has dropped to 7.6 million players, and as one of the few MMOs still using a subscription model, it may have a hard time ahead of it in the face of blurred-line MMOs like Destiny and The Division.
Mists of Pandaria — the current expansion for World of Warcraft released last September — received largely positive reviews from critics, but nowhere near as high as previous installment Cataclysm.
The game is currently playable on the Blizzcon show floor. Check out the trailer below.
World of Warcraft and Diablo developer Blizzard Entertainment have announced that pop-punk legends (and my favorite band) blink-182 will be ending popular event Blizzcon this year. The show begins this Friday and ends with the concert the following night.
Blink-182 — or at last co-frontman Mark Hoppus — is no stranger to video games. His Twitter is regularly full of jokes and pictures about Animal Crossing, Pokemon and other 3DS titles.
Blink hasn’t released a new album since 2011’s Neighborhoods, a divisive record that drew influences from other projects, such as the short-lived band +44 and guitarist Tom Delonge’s other band, Angels and Airwaves. The band plans to go back into the studio early next year to record a follow-up, which they have claimed will be an “edgier” record. They’re currently celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the “Untitled” album, a more experimental release featuring hits like “I Miss You” and “Feeling This.”
Blizzcon veteran and comedian Jay Mohr will once again host the event, which was cancelled last year to the dismay of many fans.
Jay Mohr, on the other hand, could probably not host this one and I’d be totally fine with it. He’s pretty awful in everything.
Here’s a music video for After Midnight, one of my favorite songs from Neighborhoods.