World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, often referred to as Warlords or WoD, is the fifth expansion to the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft, following Mists of Pandaria. It was announced on November 8, 2013 at BlizzCon 2013, The expansion released on Thursday, November 13, 2014.
I served as a Design Intern on World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor for twelve weeks during my DigiPen Summer 2014 semester.
At the start of my internship, I was introduced to the tools and immediately set to work on building and implementing content which was to be included in the initial release of the expansion. The work was both exciting and extremely challenging, allowing me plenty of opportunities to learn and grow as a designer.
I was faced with tackling design problems that I had never been forced to solve before, plenty of which were unique to World of Warcraft. This opportunity to work outside of my comfort zone and learn from a variety of other very talented individuals granted me valuable knowledge and perspective regarding professional game development.
During my internship, I worked on a variety of content, including: implementing multiple complete quest chains for the Horde professions, nearly half of the garrison followers, and a number of miscellaneous flavor spawns (including mid-level Shattrath City).
Shattrath City (WoD)
Platform: Windows PC, Mac OSX
Role: Design Intern
Internship Duration: 12 Weeks