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The World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Already Sells a Million Copies

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We are all aware of the kind of fan following that World of Warcraft enjoys.

The World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor is the fifth installment in this series and it is all set to be launched in 2014. No doubt, there are going to be new features, some additions and upgrades to the list too.

The World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Is a Hit Already

Generally, we need to wait for the launch of the game to declare the verdict on whether it is a hit or did it turn out to be a miserable flop. However, this World of Warcraft series is different because even before it is launched, the number of downloads has exceeded 1 million already. This is a huge number and indicates the kind of excitement that gamers have for this game. The pre orders for this game opened on March 10th and currently, in less than two months, the orders have passed the million-mark already.

The Reasons for the Popularity

If you are looking to get an idea as to why this installment is turning out to be so popular, there can be various reasons. It is hard to pin down one single reason for the kind of hype and popularity that The World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor is already enjoying. However, we will list some of the key aspects that are the likely reasons for pushing the popularity meter of this fifth installment.

The New Character

In this new installment, there is a new character that has been integrated. This character will give you an auto boost up to level 90 and this is definitely appealing. It is believed that this factor alone is the cause of more than half of the pre orders that have taken place. The characters boost can also be bought separately for $60, but most gamers have chosen to pre order the game because not only will it allow them to use the boost, but at the same time, they will be able to get their hands on the game as well.

Apart from this, the level cap offered by the game has been raised to 100 and there are seven brand new zones that have been added as well. These new additions brings in a lot of excitement on the table as people love to find something new in the games that they have been playing for such a long time.

While the download numbers have really shot high and The World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor seems to be on its way to being termed as a big hit, the subscriber count of World of Warcraft has fallen down. It had a total tally of 7.8 million and the number fell down to 7.6 million. While this does signify a drop, but it is considerably less because the last time, there was a drop, the subscribers fell by a million.

When Will the Game be released?

Even till now, there is no official confirmation of the exact date when the game will be released. The developers simply pointed that the game will be released in the later half of 2014, but no months or dates have been listed.

It looks like gamers have to be contented with the fact that 2014 should see the release of this game. As pre orders have already begun, the game should not take a lot of time to be released. All the loyal fans of World of Warcraft can’t wait to get their hands on this new installment. No doubt, it is going to be another smash hit as World of Warcraft definitely knows how to keep the ball rolling.