Written By: Liz Armstrong
From the first Warcraft game in 1994, to World of Warcraft, which first launched in 2004, Blizzard Entertainment has been around for a long time. This year World of Warcraft will be celebrating it's tenth anniversary, and with Warlords of Draenor releasing less than a week after this year's Blizzcon, it's expected to be one of the most anticipated years for World of Warcraft yet.
The new expansion will allow players to level from 90 to 100, as the game welcomes you to the new (and old) world called Draenor. I say old, because you are actually going back in time - 35 years to be accurate.
The expansion also gives players access to a new feature that was never an option in previous expansions: garrisons. You will become a commander of your own garrison in Draenor, where you will lead your allies against the Iron Horde; who, lead by Grommash Hellscream, is attempting to conquer Azeroth. There will also be new raids, dungeons, gear, mounts, etc.
Blizzard has also revamped all of the classes with new abilities, along with giving all of the
playable races new models, and new customizations to meet the new standards of the game and its player base.
This year definitely seems like Blizzard's year to make us WoW players happy. Even with the drastic decline of subscribers over the years, Blizzard isn't finished with WoW, yet - and after Warlords of Draenor drops in November, Blizzard plans on releasing even more expansions in the future. While WoW may never have up to 10 million subscribers again, it has been able to maintain around 6 million subscribers over the past several years. That's something not many MMOs have, not even close. It's safe to say that Blizzard is steering WoW and it's subscribers in the right direction this time around.