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World of Warcraft Survey Gauges Interest in Upcoming Expansion, Annual Passes

Posted on December 31, 2013 AT 02:00pm

Blizzard Entertainment has sent a World of Warcraft survey to “past and current” subscribes in order to gauge interest in a new annual pass program, character upgrades, and Warlords of Draenor.

Survey queries include the idea of a new annual pass program similar to the previous annual passes for World of Warcraft, which net players a free copy of Diablo III and in-game content for WoW. The survey also asks whether participants will be purchasing the upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion and how interested they’d be in a $39 standard price point and a $49 version that comes with a level 90 upgrade.

Similarly, the survey also asks participants whether a standalone level 90 upgrade purchase is appealing.

Warlords of Draenor, World of Warcraft’s fifth expansion, was formally announced in November during BlizzCon 2013. Draenor ups the level cap from 90 to 100, and—expectedly—adds a new world and missions, new character models, and a base-building component. Blizzard has yet to announce a release window for the expansion. Mists of Pandaria, the previous World of Warcraft expansion, was announced fall 2011 and released fall 2012, so a similar timetable seems reasonable for Draenor (read: fall 2014 launch).

Source: Polygon

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