In the wee hours of the morning, my twitter and facebook feeds were filled with excitement about pre-purchasing the new expansion. Even with a possible release date as late as December (or as early as September) it’s hard not to wonder about a closed beta like in previous expansions. Now as much as I’d love to be involved in building my own garrison or seeing how many spots I’ll save with the toy box changes, I’m happy to wait for the developers and stakeholders to be at a stage where they’re ready for the next phase of testing.
Expect to pay AUD$54.95 and AUD$74.95 respectively.
Until then, here’s what you can expect from the expansion:
Forge your future from the iron of the past
The Iron Horde must be stopped. Garrosh Hellscream has escaped to the past and united with his father Grommash, fierce leader of Warsong clan. Together they are forging the orc clans of Draenor into a savage war machine. It falls to you to crush the Iron Horde before the Dark Portal is completed and the invasion begins. Travel to the Draenor of the past: a world of giants and monsters, a world the fearsome and legendary orc chieftains call home. Face the dangers of this untamable world and bring down the Iron Horde — before both the past and the future are lost forever.
Includes Level 90 Character Boost (saving of US$60 from the Blizzard Store)
Pre-Purchase: Game is expected to release on or before 12/20/2014
Includes levels 91–100
Requires World of Warcraft and Mists of Pandaria
Digital Deluxe Edition
Upgrade to the Digital Deluxe edition and enhance your adventures in Draenor with epic in-game items, such as the bloodthirsty Dread Raven mount and more. In addition to a full digital copy of the game, the Digital Deluxe edition comes with the following digital items (available in-game once purchased):
Dread Raven Mount and Dread Hatchling Pet
Swoop down from the dark night skies on the back of a black-winged Dread Raven mount, a mortal progeny of Anzu. Then devour your prey in your next pet battle with the adorably ferocious Dread Hatchling.
StarCraft II – Portraits
Summon the strength of two of the most deadly Iron Horde war chiefs – Grommash Hellscream and Blackhand – as you take on the Dominion with these two StarCraft II portraits.
Diablo III – Warsong Pennant
Brandish this battle-torn pennant on your back, and channel the rage of the Warsong Clan against the demonic forces of Sanctuary in Diablo III.
Info taken from the Blizzard website
Considering how much a mount normally costs in the Blizzard Store, spending an extra $20 for a mount and pet combo seems like a great deal even if I’m not really interested in the other perks.
So, do you plan on pre-purchasing one of these editions or are you going to wait for the physical Collector’s release? As much as I love looking through the Collector’s Editions, I’m opting for the Digital release again.