The lights are on
The latest expansion to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft is now available for pre-purchase. Along with the $49.99 standard edition of World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor is a $69.99 digital deluxe edition and collector’s edition.
The deluxe edition includes a Dread Raven mount and Dread hatchling pet, portraits of Grommash Hellscream and Blackhand for StarCraft 2, and a Warsong pennant for Diablo 3. Those who buy either version of the expansion will be able to immediately boost a character to level 90.
If you’re interested in boosting more than one character to level 90, it will run you $60 per additional character. A video detailing the character boost process can be seen below:
A collector’s edition for Warlords of Draenor has also been announced and will include the digital items from the deluxe edition, along with: a hardcover art book, behind the scenes two-disc Blu-ray/DVD set, soundtrack on CD, and a Warlords of Draenor mouse pad. The limited run collector’s edition will cost $89.99, and will only be available at select retailers.
Those who already own the standard edition will be able to purchase the content of the deluxe edition for a reduced price. World of Warcraft: Warlords or Draenor requires both World of Warcraft and Mists of Pandaria to be installed.
No set date for the expansion has been announced, but the product page on Blizzard’s website states that it will release on or before December 20, 2014 on PC and Mac. Blizzard also released a short trailer today titled Wish You Were Here.
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werent the xpac's previously 40 bucks? not 50??
Holy nutballs Batman, another one of these expansions?
For the life of me I can't understand why people enjoy these kinds of MMORPGs, but I'm impressed by how long they've managed to milk this thing.
So I guess we are paying money for our first 90 level booster since all the previous expansions were 40 dollars. Now this one is 50? Do I want to come back 65 dollars (50 + 15 monthly sub fee) badly?
Don't let the level 90 thing bother you too much. This is just a way for them to have some allure with the people that quit 3 expansions ago and won't buy another xpac or renew their sub because they don't want to level to 90 to enjoy it.
"I would get the xpac bout I would have to get 25 levels just to see the content.'"
That is what they are trying to avoid.
I will wait for the trial and try it out. I have played every Xpac so far. But the last 2 xpacs I tried for a few months and put down unlike the others that I played all the way to the end.
Over the past few xpacs they have done a great job with giving you content that doesn't make you feel like you HAVE to raid. Which is a nice bonus. Hopefully this xpac is fun but I doubt I will play it for more then 2-3 months....unless my wife decides to play.