Warlords Of Draenor Is The WoW Expansion You’ve Always Wanted

Dave LeClair 29-09-2014

Are you a World of Warcraft junkie 5 Essential Interface Mods For World Of Warcraft World Of Warcraft is nearly nine years old, an age at which most good games border on "classic" status and have long since been forgotten by both players and developers. Yet the game remains the... Read More who has been sitting out for a while? I was right with you, but the promises of the upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion pack are just too good to resist. The release date is November 13th 2014, which means you don’t have a lot of time to get your characters ready to jump in for the grind to level 100.


Still not convinced? Take a look at the big changes coming in Warlords, and you just might decide that this is the WoW expansion you’ve been dreaming of. Even if you’re a new player, Getting Started With World Of Warcraft: A Complete Newbie’s Guide Here’s what you need to know if you’ve never tried World of Warcraft before. Read More this is the perfect time to jump in!


This is the defining feature of this expansion, and it’s by far the most game-changing. This gives each player the ability to have their own little town in the game, filled with all kinds of useful buildings. It’s almost like having a little Stormwind or Orgrimmar, though it is missing some of the features of the major cities.


In total, there will be 21 different buildings you can place in your garrison, each of which can be upgraded three times. Each garrison can have up to 10 building plots, which will lead to some interesting choices, since it’s impossible to have every single available building in your garrison. However, Blizzard will allow you to change the buildings on on the fly, so you can adjust it to suit your needs. The buildings will change the quests you find in the zone, so there’s actual gameplay implications here.



One of the coolest features of buildings is the ability to get access to professions outside of the two in which you’re trained. You can build a blacksmith, for example, and have access to the gear in a similar way as you would with the professions in which you are trained. Of course, the best gear will only be built by players trained in the profession, but having access to many of the items should still prove quite useful.


The last cool element of this feature is the ability to recruit followers and send them on missions for you. This functions a lot like Assassin’s Creed Burnt Out on Assassin's Creed? 4 Reasons to Return for Black Flag. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag is decidedly different from its predecessors. Whether you're a lapsed fan, or you've never donned the assassin's iconic white cowl, Black Flag is absolutely worth your time. Read More , where you can send your team out to do stuff autonomously. This is going to really change the way you play WoW, and if you’ve found that the long-running MMO has grown stale for you, it’s a big reason to come back.

Updated Character Models

Warlords of Draenor Character Models


WoW is rapidly approaching its 10-year anniversary, and as such, some of the character models are looking pretty dated. In the past, Blizzard has elected to focus most of its efforts on gameplay adjustments, but in Draenor, the team is finally focusing on modernizing some of the more popular characters. The ones Blizzard plans on upgrading are as follows:

  • Human
  • Night Elf
  • Gnome
  • Draenei
  • Orc
  • Undead
  • Tauren
  • Troll
  • Blood Elf

If you’ve always felt that character models in WoW leave something to be desired, you’re going to want to come back for Warlords, as WoW is finally jumping into the modern age of video game graphics PC Graphics Settings: What Does It All Mean? In this video, we'll walk through the most common graphics settings you'll find in today's PC games. By the end, you'll understand what they mean in plain language. Read More .

Get An Instant Level 90

This is probably one of the coolest reasons to get back into World of Warcraft right now. Lots of players jump into the game, and bounce from character to character, never actually reaching the level cap, or even the content from the latest expansion. As such, they miss out on a huge portion of what makes the game so good. To rectify that, Blizzard is offering everyone who pre-purchases the game an instant boost to level 90 (the current level cap as in Mists of Pandaria).

Warlords of Draenor90Boost


This awesome move from Blizzard means you can jump in right now and experience some of the end-game content in the current expansion, and you will be ready to experience all of it from day one. If you already have some level 90s, but have always wanted to try a new class, you can quickly max it out and experience the game in a whole new way.

Standard New Expansion Awesomeness

There are quite a few new things coming in this expansion that aren’t necessarily exclusive the Warlords, but they’re still awesome. What are you getting? Let’s break it down:

  • Seven new PVE zones, and one world PVP zone
  • Seven new dungeons and two new raids
  • Level cap increased to 100
  • New scenarios, world bosses, and challenge modes
  • Tweaked questing system with hundreds of new quests
  • New talents and abilities to expand your character’s rotation

As I said previously, these are the changes we expect to see in every WoW expansion, but they are still incredibly exciting for both existing and returning players. Just the thrill of leveling a character through content you haven’t seen is an amazing experience.

Will You Try Warlords?

The amount of content in a $50 World of Warcraft World Of Warcraft Now Free To Play To Level 20 [Mac & Windows] World of Warcraft gets a lot of bad press, yet clearly it’s doing something right to a have a few million players worldwide. In a bold move to invigorate the aging game, attract new players... Read More expansion is larger than most full games. It’s quite impressive how much stuff Blizzard packs into each one of these, and ten years later, I’m still excited to get my hands on Warlords of Draenor. If you’re a lapsed WoW player, now is the perfect time to jump in and experience the game from a whole new perspective with a slew of new content.


Are you going to get back into WoW to play Warlords, or have you been playing all along? Are you done with WoW altogether, or have you never played it to begin with? Hit the comments section below and share your thoughts!

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  1. Ashember
    December 20, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    This X-pack it really good, though I feel there isn't enough of it.. I played all the land content and I'm still left wanting. Granted every thing else is epic, best X-pack since LK and we all loved that one. I also love they put challenge in the game, no more face rolling.. now if they keep that it may bring back the people that left because of Blizzards willingness to listen to whinny kids that say it's to hard.(I know that is a little negative, whoever we were all thinking it.)

    The Garrison is amazing.. Love it.. though I wish the Mats you got were Account bound not soulbound. Over all a really good X-pack and I'm enjoying it.

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  2. Dakin
    November 15, 2014 at 4:45 am

    You need all of the wow games to be able to play WoD. The first 4 wow are 20$ now and expansion 50

  3. Josh
    November 14, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Warlords of Draenor requires no previous expansions. Even if you have a current wow subscription, about a month ago they flagged every account with the MoP expansion so if you haven't played since vanilla you could resub and level to 90 without buying WoD.

  4. Helper
    November 14, 2014 at 8:26 am

    you can download the wow client with a sub. then buy mists of pandaria and warlords and youre set

  5. Kris
    November 13, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Hi umm i have an question.Do i have to buy the World of warcraft game and then to buy the expansion to play it or will self update to the expansion?