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WoW Video of the Week - WoD Alpha Patch Notes

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In our first WoW Video of the Week, we present you with a discussion of the Warlords of Draenor alpha patch notes by the talented brothers Alex and Loz from FatbossTV.

Since we are going to cover these patch notes extensively in the next few weeks, we figured that it would be great for you to familiarize yourself with all the changes coming with Warlords of Draenor. And what would be better for this than an educational and entertaining video?!

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