World of Warcraft getting special Choppers from legendary bike designer Paul Jr.

Custom-made bikes inspired by the Horde and Alliance factions in World of Warcraft to be brought to life in episodic series.

Blizzard has announced it will be bringing customised World of Warcraft-inspired motorcycles to life in a show called Azeroth Choppers. Custom motorcycle designer Paul Jr. will lead teams who will build two motorcycles to represent the warring Horde and the Alliance factions respectively.

The process will be documented in a series of episodes, with Blizzard's senior vice president Chris Metzen leading Team Alliance and art director Samwise Didier leading Team Horde. According to the website, the first episode is scheduled to go live on April 17.

World of Warcraft was released in 2004. The game's upcoming expansion, World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, will include an overhaul of racial traits and character models. Blizzard recently revealed the new female Orc model.

For more on World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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45 comments
LancerPower
LancerPower

The people who are claiming that WoW is outdated and should be shut off are the vocal minority in the MMO community. There are still roughly 8 million people who would disagree with them. Blizzard is lucky to have hit the sweet spot with WoW and maintain the large player base it has. Would any of you shut it off if you were making over 120mil a month? No you wouldn't.

vadagar1
vadagar1

only morons still play this out dated Poshit

Xenro4
Xenro4

You are hugely mistaken if you think this game isn't still popular. The amount of people playing this game still surpasses what you can fathom.

devilzzz1983
devilzzz1983

Every single time I sub to this game now I can't get myself to play it. Not even for a minute. Sorry but the ridiculous raid schedule that most people thought were normal just are too much for me anymore.  Also I can't get myself to do MOP questing because it was so horrible the last time I tried it. As for this new idea here well it is interesting only if the winning idea ends up in the game which I assume it will.

 

vadagar1
vadagar1

sorry I plan on getting immersed in my fantasy worlds, and TESO offers this....


its at least true to its lore and feels more alive


wow is a comic joke that is so meesed up right now and so dated I cant believe people still pay to play it

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

i cannot believe people still play and pay for this game each month. Its not just a few people either, its still a few million people that still play this game.

Lostat
Lostat

Guess its something I might watch as I'm a keen motorcycle rider & keen gamer, although I'm not so much into choppers, ride a Kawasaki ZX-10R myself (pulls 0-60mph in approx.2.6 seconds).

commanderxp90
commanderxp90

Sweet! I can't wait to watch it with closed caption. I hope it has a subtitle that I could read every sentence.

spikepigeo
spikepigeo

God, this game is like a parody of itself nowadays...

greaterdivinity
greaterdivinity

And today in: We're seeking a marketing partnership with something that was "cool" nearly half a decade ago...

Fallen_Lord
Fallen_Lord

This is basically flogging a dead horse. Your game lasted 10 years Blizzard, time to move on and maybe do something new. 

Killphaser
Killphaser

It's time to pull the plug blizzard, its better to shut it than ruin it.

straightcur
straightcur

This is when you know a game has outgrown itself and developers have run out of ideas and good ways to spend the money they made.  Time to shut down and start a new project.  So called "celebrities" bring nothing of value to the game.  Just gives developers access to something they wouldn't have access to otherwise without their fame/success

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Still love WoW. Says a lot about a 10 year old game.

Lhomity
Lhomity

Suddenly I miss my shaman, and the gold I used to pile up from making and selling those choppers.

bluefox755
bluefox755

"Legendary bike designer"...? lol

Spartan070
Spartan070

I say pretty cool, I won't drive one but still pretty cool.

Earthbound84
Earthbound84

 It's Chris Metzen leading Team Alliance and art director Samwise Didier leading Team Horde.

vadagar1
vadagar1

@LancerPower 8 million morons aint the whole world


they can do as they damn well please, but that wont change the fact that the game is now bland and outdated both game play wise and aesthetically

Xenro4
Xenro4

@devilzzz1983 MoP questing is the best! It's when we finally got cutscenes with our quests.

pupi0828
pupi0828

@devilzzz1983 Well if you don't enjoy playing the game you should quit doing so. I have stopped playing for more than 2 years, now I am back and totally enjoying it.

normanislost
normanislost

Really? If anything the questing in mists is far more enjoyable than the last 2 expansions (unless ofc your one of those people who wants fly while leveling....)

I recently started playing after leaving because I couldn't be bothered with maintaining a raid schedule but ive been quite entertained just running the raid finder no need to stick to a schdule

That is the point the winner will be released in game although if it turns out to be a store mount....

normanislost
normanislost

Gameplay > graphics if you can't get past that your just a bit shallow and probably one of those people who like FF13

matea88
matea88

@nyran125tk  Because it actually takes skill to play and not 5 buttons for console casual dumb people like ESO.

matea88
matea88

@greaterdivinity  Marketing for what? They have more players than you have yet to see with your own eyes, and a new expansion is coming that will take it back to the days it had 10+million subs. 

ztype85
ztype85

@Fallen_Lord  I know right. Very poor business decision to keep a product around that generates millions of dollars a year. I imagine one day you will be CEO of a major corporation.

gul_darheel
gul_darheel

@Fallen_Lord Something new, like not making endless hundreds of millions of dollars profit?!? You don't like the game but obviously millions do.

normanislost
normanislost

Still the most popular mmorpg but yeah pull the plug its not like anyone will miss it...

spartanx169x
spartanx169x

@bluefox755 You can say what you want , but the guy has made some badass bikes over the years, particularly the firemans bike and the Black widow bike.

Zorine
Zorine moderator staffmoderator

@Earthbound84

Thanks, fixed! I associate Metzen with Thrall so my brain went with that on its own. 

hystavito
hystavito

@Earthbound84  This was the first time I ever encountered a real person with name Samwise.  I suspect someone might reply saying that it's actually a common name in some country and I am an idiot, etc.  Sorry, that's just how it is :).

vadagar1
vadagar1

@normanislost compared to wow TESO looks amazing, its Aesthetic <<<<<<<<<<<< not graphizzz are better 

what do i mean?!!

TESO looks good because the armors look TES-ish the land is beautiful and TES-ish and the lore is mostly intact, the whole game is pleasing the music is nice and the color palettes don't melt my face.... 


on the other hand wow is a clustter-F**K of random ideas 50% of which are based on hallowing jokes (pandas) and the game looks like a kinder garden play ground, frankly its the colors that get to me and the armor designs look like power ranger wanabees