BlizzCon was a blast -- even for those of us who only enjoyed it virtually. But I see some people complaining in the comments that not much was announced for the new expansion: Warlords of Draenor. I heartily disagree. Not only will we get a whole new continent to explore with many side-quests and treasures to be discovered in nooks and crannies of this new world, we also get a slew of other new features.
There will be garrisons, a new PvP sandbox, a BoA toybox (with a similar setup for heirlooms), gear that changes stats according to what spec you are in, a whole new storyline which includes draenei lore (something which has been sorely lacking), new (and gorgeous) character models ... I know I'm forgetting a few important things.
But it's time to get to this week's Community Blog Topic: What is your favorite announcement for Warlords of Draenor?
For me, it's hard to choose. I was worried about the character models, but those seem to keep the soul of the character while still upgrading the look to the same quality as the pandaren models. I also like the idea of my druid and monk only having to carry around one or two sets of armor (depending upon if I PvP) because I won't need armor for each spec. But I think my favorite announcement is the PvP sandbox: Ashran.
I'm not a competitive PvPer. In fact, I'm terrible at one on one player killing. I like to heal battlegrounds and hope someone else keeps me alive by killing my attackers. It means lots of running back from the graveyard, but I don't care; I think battlegrounds are fun. But my favorite battleground of all time was the old school Alterac Valley. Gathering bits of enemy players to turn in and hopefully create Lokholar the Ice Lord was some of the best fun I've had in the game. Now it's mostly just a zerg fest, though I still go to AV and try to remember the glory days.
I don't know how much Ashran is going to be like AV, but I can't wait to find out. It looks like there will be objectives to complete and bases to destroy. If it turns out to be a disappointment, I can always take solace in my second favorite announcement: garrisons.
What is your favorite announcement for Warlords of Draenor and why? Is there a feature you wish weren't being added to the new expansion? Blog about your answer and link it in the comments below. Or, if you don't have a WoW-related blog, respond in the comments. We will spotlight some of the responses in the next Community Blog Results column.