The expansion was released on November 13, 2014. The expansion raised the existing level cap from 90 war of the ancients the demon soul pdf 100 and introduced player-built, upgradeable garrisons.
Most of the player models were updated to have more detailed textures, animations and facial expressions, thus increasing the system requirements of the game. Highmaul, that opened in early December 2014. There was also a rebalancing of raid difficulty by the addition of a new difficulty called Mythic, which became the hardest version of the raid system that requires exactly 20 players. 10 to 30 players, with the enemies scaling dynamically depending on the raid size. The garrison is assembled from the individual buildings like stables or armories, increasing their size and modifying their appearance.
The Blackrock Foundry raid was opened in February 2015. 2 patch in June 2015 introduced the third and final raid of the expansion, Hellfire Citadel. They altered the way that PvP items behave when players fight, reducing crowd control abilities, and added a new PvP-focused island area called Ashran containing various objectives and battles for players to participate in. The proving grounds were updated for Warlords of Draenor.
In order to queue in random matchmaking for a heroic dungeon, a silver medal from the proving grounds is required for the desired role. However, if a full premade group is used instead of matchmaking, the medal requirement does not apply. Challenge modes and the pet battle system were also updated to work within the new content. Some item drops can randomly be upgraded. For example, quest rewards have a chance of being upgraded to rare or epic quality. 5 to 45, up from the 650 base item. Grommash Hellscream, Ner’zhul, Gul’dan, and Blackhand appear.
Horde force and taken into custody by the Pandaren so that he can stand trial for the atrocities he committed in Pandaria. Draenor 35 years in the past, prior to the rise of the Horde. As soon as they arrive Garrosh kills Kairoz then proceeds to change history by preventing his father Grommash from drinking the blood of the demon lord Mannoroth, which led to the orc’s corruption by the Burning Legion and played a major role in the events of the first three Warcraft games. Iron Horde” by using technology Garrosh brought from his time.
The Iron Horde begin a war of conquest on Draenor by killing Mannoroth and building a Dark Portal that allows them to travel through time and lay siege to the Azeroth of the present era. The adventurers storm the Dark Portal and with the help of Khadgar fight back the Iron Horde Vanguard back into the alternate Draenor. The adventurers use the Iron Horde’s own weaponry to destroy the Draenor side of the Dark Portal but are subsequently forced to flee in order to evade the full might of the Iron Horde. Alliance following the Draenei and the Horde joining the Frostwolf Clan. Afterwards, the Alliance and Horde establish bases with portals to Azeroth to bring in supplies and soldiers. The Alliance and Horde and their Draenor allies fight back the Iron Horde and ultimately confront the escaped war criminal Garrosh Hellscream in Nagrand.
In the battle that follows, Garrosh initially has the upper hand and blames Thrall for his failures since Thrall picked him as Warchief, but Thrall countered that it was caused by his own choices. Thrall then kills Garrosh by using his elemental powers. With the creator of the Iron Horde dead, the Alliance and Horde adventurers and their Draenor allies set to dismantle the Iron Horde. The adventurers storm into the Gorian Empire’s capital of Highmaul to defeat the Iron Horde’s allies.
In the raid, the adventurers kill the Warlord of the Shattered Hand Clan, Kargath Bladefist. They proceed to slay the creations of the Gorian Empire, including the spellbreakers and the Sorcerer King Imperator Mar’Gok. The adventurers take up the challenge by storming through the forge, destroying important Iron Horde machinery, and blocking further growth of the Iron Horde’s weaponry. Finally, the adventurers arrive at Blackhand’s crucible and slay him. 2, Gul’dan confronts Grommash and the remnants of the Iron Horde. Grommash not only refuses but also attacks Gul’dan but he is subdued by him. With Gul’dan’s offer of ultimate power, Kilrogg Deadeye, the Warlord of the Bleeding Hollow Clan, ignores Grommash’s warnings and drinks the demon blood.
The fel blood corrupts Kilrogg, turning him into a monstrous fel orc. Gul’dan assumes control of the Iron Horde and Grommash is imprisoned. It is at this time that the adventurers, with the help of Khadgar, construct a naval fleet to invade Tanaan Jungle and take the fight to Hellfire Citadel to stop Gul’dan and his Horde. In the Hellfire Citadel raid, the adventurers slay Kilrogg and remnants of the Iron Horde. When confronted, Gul’dan resurrects Mannoroth only for the adventurers to kill him and free Grommash, who actually joins them. Gul’dan then summons Archimonde to invade Draneor and, with Yrel and Grommash’s help, the adventurers kill him too. Game performance has been taken into account with this expansion, with the developers saying that there will be no big drop in performance as a result of the models and that there will be no reduction in the amount of visuals on screen during large fights.