EDIT: Didn’t realize it, but November will be WoW’s 10th anniversary, and WoW was released on Warcraft I’s 10th anniversary, so it makes sense they’d keep that going. If this keeps up, we’ll see WoW 2 in November 2024.
13:20 That’s it, folks. Some quick mental math gives us 428 days (ish) between 5.4’s release and the expansion, which will rate as the longest time between tiers ever. So much for attempting to avoid that. (ICC was 343, Dragon Soul was 301.)
13:17 November 13th, 2014 listed at end of trailer!
13:12 WoD cinematic trailer starting.
13:11 Metzen gives a shoutout to the guy who was first in line to get in to the theater, awkward camera zoom ensues.
13:10 Gameplay trailer over, Metzen back out to introduce the cinematic trailer.
13:08 Leeroy Jenkins sighting!
13:06 Blizzard really needs to stop showing in-game NPC swordplay in the trailers, as it just looks ridiculous.
13:05 Watters back out, gameplay trailer coming up.
13:03 Four more LoW eps coming out. Showing teaser now.
13:02 Cinematic over. Nice Metzen line, “No more whimsical pandas!”
13:00 (LoW) If only jump attacks worked as well in real life as they do in cinema.
12:59 (LoW) Maraad pressuring Varian, okay. whatever. Setup to talk about Kargath.
12:57 First episode of Lords of War (animated shorts) starting.
12:55 Lost connection for a sec.
12:54 Metzen asking how many people saw Burdens of Shaohao, says it went well. (Note: he didn’t say it was “popular.”)
12:53 Chris Metzen comes out to introduce the new animated series. Must every presenter do a Horde/Alliance shoutout?
12:52 Some talk about the new version of Draenor.
12:51 Temporary Level 90 version of UBRS. Cool!
12:50 6.0 patch – initial Iron Horde invasion to Blasted Lands and UBRS, you respond.
12:48 Back to Hazzikostas talking about the Dark Portal. Ion, you lost the audience at “existential.”
12:47 Mild crowd response to being able to loot Ashran Fragments from other players.
12:45 More on Ashran, the tech to keeps things faction balanced, and some of the cool abilities they give to classes. I’m not much of a PvPer, but PvEvP (if that’s a thing) is something I enjoy, so I might give it a shot.
12:43 Holinka now talking Ashran PvP. Comparing it to the long-running AV’s of yore.
12:42 Have to raise an army to defeat the Iron Horde. Yawn. Wake me when I can take my army into the raid zone.
12:40 Talking about cleaning up action bars, better graphics. Very ho-hum so far.
12:39 Talking up the boost to lvl 90. (EDIT: Nobody ever gets stuck in Grizzly Hills, that zone was awesome.)
12:38 Waters brings out Holinka and Hazzikostas.
12:36 Back to the call outs of Horde and Alliance, yawn.
12:34 Mike Morhaime out in an interesting shirt. Blue stripe down the right-hand side, mmkay. Looks like a Windows 8 Snap.
12:34 First accidental calling it Worlds of Draenor.
12:33 Chris Watters out to talk now. Also, the person who was responsible for the overuse of ellipses has been sacked.
12:32 That…was a very short cinematic. I’m guessing that’s just the intro.
12:31 War is the lifeblood…yay.
12:30 Lovely ESRB Rating…thanks, guys.
Just happen to have the day off from work at the same time of the cinematic! (Times in EST)