Next World of Warcraft expansion may be Warlords of Draenor

Blizzard has trademarked a new domain that may reveal their next MMO expansion.

With Blizzcon less than a week away, rumor and speculation run rampant across the Internet regarding just what Blizzard plans to unveil. One of their surprises may have been spoiled a little early, though: the name of the next World of Warcraft expansion.

A user over at the MMO-Champion boards dug up a trademark registration attributed to Blizzard for Warlords of Darenor. The name was filed both in New Zealand and Australia, and the post also comments that warlordsofdraenor.com was registered a month ago (though, naturally, the site is currently barren).

This rumor is unconfirmed by Blizzard and, like the previously registered The Dark Below trademark, may turn out to be nothing at all. Fortunately, we only have a few more days to find out whether this Draenei-themed expansion is even close to the truth.

GameSpot will be on-hand at Blizzcon 2013, which runs November 8-9, so be sure to check back for all the latest official Blizzard news as soon as it's confirmed.

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Mr_BillGates
Mr_BillGates

Gotta milk them PC gamers, since they have no other games to play. Stuck with lowly MMOs and signing begtitions for console ports.

Amon_Asmodeus
Amon_Asmodeus

well each expansion made the game for younger  and younger players , so my opinion next expansion gonna be called World of Warcraft Toddler Invasion. Good Job my brain for making me quit this game long time ago, can't belie people actually still playing it, guess some limited minded can still get their dopamine dose from that ancient game.

starjay009
starjay009

Is this game still alive ? Thought it was extinct like the dinosaurs. Had many memories of this game playing with my younger bro and friends all night. Even lost some pounds due to lack of food at times lol. Err.. not interested Blizzard. 

crognalsen
crognalsen

It's probably that Blizzard saw what happened to Everquest when they tried to move to EQ2.  I haven't seen much improvement in the MMO market over the years.  It seems to be all about raiding, PvP, and buying items for real money.  The games aren't designed to give the player base enjoyment, exploration, challenge, or achievement.  They are simply designed to get as money as possible.  It seems the trend now.  When MMOs first started they were developed as games the developer would have fun playing.  WoW is so stagnant it's a bit scary.  I could live with the graphics, but the combat is so dated now.  The quest system is actually much worse than it used to be.  Now you just follow the GPS like a lab rat around the world.  Before you would have to at least read the quest text to figure out where to go.

megakick
megakick

Next Blizzard game I will play is Blizzard DotA.... Make it happen.

wexorian
wexorian

Don't wait for Wc4 ppl There's starcraft expansion inc and Sc 3  i bet, so we won't see Warcraft 4 strategy, as for wow expansions there will be 2 more and they will stop releasing expansions as they announced it,

thomasn7
thomasn7

Not going back. Time to move on to better things... It had it's day now just let it die an honorable death Blizzard!

Delston
Delston

I find it hard to imagine that people still play this game much, then again I certainly don't speak for everyone...

Kraken422
Kraken422

I find it hard to imagine WoW getting another expansion after this, maybe one more so the level cap can hit 100 but that's got to be it. The game is no longer relevant.

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

WOW is very old now its time for a new game just look at Ever Quest and what they're doing.

Qyntius
Qyntius

I think Blizzard needs to make a fresh start with a MMO. They have milked WoW for so long that it has an incredibly bad reputation, and it can be considered outdated on a few levels.

ArcherRO
ArcherRO

I haven't played WoW since Wrath of the Lich King so I will probably try this one out.

steve216
steve216

Make world of warcraft 2 and then I might come back

David Dodge
David Dodge

id much rather prefer it being the dark below.

Vambran
Vambran

I'm burnt out on WoW.

ndmq
ndmq

They won't stop milking this thing until people leave in masses. If you want a new game, stop playing Wow, that will send the message. One must wonder, if BLizzard never made Wow, their company probably broke and bankrupt by now...

TimeFrame
TimeFrame

Just please kill this game already. Enough WoW... Who are these freaks who are still playing this tired old game? Make Wc4 please, so I can stop playing Sc2.. :) 

Wrecked69
Wrecked69

Being a trading card game player, this "next xpac title" sounds awfully a lot like it should be a set from their new Hearthstone game. Just my speculation though.

Robert Oortwijn
Robert Oortwijn

༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つGive DIRETIDE ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つGive DIRETIDE ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つGive DIRETIDE

xonar2k3
xonar2k3

Both "The Dark Below" and "Warlords of Draenor" are two raid instances in the next expansion.

Why people are speculating one of these is the actual x-pac name is beyond me.


Infinite_Access
Infinite_Access

Whatever the new expansion is will be the first one that I start out actually caught up and not behind.  Can't wait.  

Reza Armstrong
Reza Armstrong

They should be giving expansions for free as they're charging a bloody subscription fee.

terminusx82
terminusx82

If this is the one where we finally go kill sageras then I'm in, but if they pull the same crap they did with MoP then the game is lost.

ahpuck
ahpuck

Draenor is the server where all my toons rest in peace. One day, maybe one day I'll wake them up again, doubt it.

Aman Safadi
Aman Safadi

I think WoW is the best game and i really enjoyed MoP :) but i still prefer Wotlk :D

Gaz Mole Mason
Gaz Mole Mason

I hope WoW stays for another 10 years, nothing has knocked WoW of its throne and i dont think it will ever. I thin kthe day will come when Blizz release there no MMO WoW will go f2p and then die

dotanpelled
dotanpelled

@Amon_Asmodeus its still a badass game, still better than 99% of mmo's, and still has a big community, I didn't play it for about two years, but i still think its one of the best mmo games around.

ma-ti89
ma-ti89

@ndmq Without WoW, blizz would of made WC4. I don't know if you heard but Blizz has had every one of their main 3 series games #1 PC game of the year since 1996.

ArcherRO
ArcherRO

@ndmq Considering the sales for Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2 I would say that they would be fine even without WoW.

wexorian
wexorian

@TimeFrame freaks yee 7.5 million , include me are soo freaks, Games are ment for joy i'm still enjoyng with wow thus it's too easy.

smokeless_0225
smokeless_0225

@TimeFrame 

I totally agree. I played WoW years ago. Enjoyed it A LOT...but it's high time to MOVE ON! lol!

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

@xonar2k3 They should just call the expansion "WoW New Raids and Other DLC Stuff Expansion Pack" and get it over with.

Kraken422
Kraken422

@Reza Armstrong Capitalism!

Tzardok
Tzardok

@ahpuck Same here, my toons are scattered on several servers, but I doubt I will be going back as well.

Tzardok
Tzardok

@Alifiansyah Zakaria I think its the other way around, LoL logo looks like WoW (WoW is older I believe).

Tzardok
Tzardok

@Aman Safadi Well, I used to play WoW since 2006 and stopped playing after we raided against Arthas (been on and off during that time). WoW is certainly the most rounded MMO out there, but for me I guess the graphics finally look dated enough and I want to try something else (outside the MMO/large-scale player base market). The one thing that really tics me off is that after all these years they couldn't have added animations to my Tauren which still scratched his sides a little to often. Little things like that which pile to a bunch things and then I decided to move on. Plus, I rather play different games in a year than sticking to a single one. I agree that WotLK was pretty awesome though (if you like the genre).

Curzad
Curzad

@Gaz Mole Mason  

Time, that's the only thing that will kill WoW. I've been playing EQ2 for the last few months. It's actually a pretty good game.

Senior_Rosa
Senior_Rosa

@Gaz Mole Mason I will tell you what will knock wow down: blizzard themselves, If they keep making shitty expansions like pandaria.

TimeFrame
TimeFrame

@wexorian Yeah.. well. I meant "freaks" as lovingly as you can make it sound, obviously if you are enjoying it and want more, that's fine with me. I am just one of those guys who got tired of WoW ages ago but still load up Warcraft 3 now and then, so I just hope that they make a Warcraft IV before I die lol... Because I want to play that. xD And not some new WoW expansion.

I can't argue with the numbers, of course there is still a huge community and interest in WoW but yeah.. I think I explained myself. xD

I am however also looking forward to the project Titan thing.. but srsly. It would be sad if Warcraft is now only an MMORPG franchise, I love a good RTS.

Gimpy2k7
Gimpy2k7

@Tzardok World of Warcraft is the only game that I can absolutely say graphics don't matter one bit. You could turn WoW into a clicking browser game and you would lose nothing except the time it takes to travel to places/encounters....which everyone hates already and does continually faster all the time anyway.

rtircoklled
rtircoklled

@justinka777 @Senior_Rosa I think people say it is the worst just because they only look at pandas and not actually play the game to see that there is more.  I my opinion, Cataclysm was the worst expansion so far.