Blizzard files Warlords of Draenor trademark, almost certainly Warcraft related

Sunday, 3rd November 2013 22:40 GMT By Brenna Hillier

A new Blizzard trademark looks a heck of a lot like the name of the next World of Warcraft expansion.

In a trademark filing screengrabbed by MMO Champion, Blizzard is seen to have applied to register the phrase Warlords of Draenor.

The trademark was filed in the usual categories for video games.

The domain was registered in early October, too, although according to WhoIs records it was registered via Go Daddy, which is unusual for a corporate registration.

Draenor is a location in the Warcraft universe – the homeland of the orcs. It was the primary setting of the first World of Warcraft expansion, The Burning Crusade.

WoW launched in 2004 and has produced four expansions to date – The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm and Mists of Pandaria. All but the last – which launched in September 2012 – are now part of the base game package.

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  1. Battler624

    i want WoW 2.0 Or Titan whatever they will call it..
    WoW isn’t keeping up the graphic updates, it needs a remake completely.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Erthazus

    Almost certainly they are going back to Outland this time and holy Mother of…

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Phoenixblight


    Blizzard is doing a model pass and updating them to be “current” You can actually see what they mean by that with the new Garrosh model they put in the last patch.


    I really hope they do an overhaul on Outlands like they did with Vanilla with Cataclysm.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Erthazus

    @3, I think they won’t do too much of an overhaul. They are going to introduce a new outlandish floating Island I guess.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Phoenixblight


    I am hoping for a Cataclysm but with Outlands. Overhaul the 60-70 leveling and add a high level in Outlands.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Hcw87

    WoW expansions needs new continents, part of why Cata was so boring is because it was set in familiar zones in Kalimdor/Eastern Kingdoms.

    Burning Crusade was the best expansion by far, and i loved the setting. Wouldn’t mind if they overhauled Outland, but they can’t change as much as they did during Cata. They got some pretty bad fan backlash for that.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Max Pain

    Draenor is the old name for what we call Outland, Orcs home land.
    Draenei crash landed on Draenor long ago.

    Warlords of Draenor is thought a strange title for a EXP for WoW..

    the next EXP could also be “The Dark Below”

    anyhow, blizzard would not get the name for there next EXP one Week before Blizzcon.

    im guessing that The Dark Below is the new EXP.. NAGAS and shit !

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Hcw87

    Dark below isn’t a thing.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Max Pain

    well we will know in five days :)

    as for me i would like to visit the Draenei home world (the original)
    or finish the epic underwater theme from Cata.

    or maybe… BOTH :D

    #9 1 year ago
  10. stamps79

    I still have hopes for a new WC RTS

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Darkfield

    @10 I suspect it’s either a new novel or the RTS game with a focus on General Turalyon era.

    @PB yeah that would be cool since they have a great phasing tech, but I think they’ll just expand it to new territories which was somehow previously inaccessible.

    #11 1 year ago

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