The Dark Portal as we know it has closed, as Blizzard's decade-old MMORPG prepares for next month's fifth expansion pack. The world has changed. Your characters may have changed. Here's what's new before the new-new.

There's an Iron Horde Incursion world event going on, bridging the gap between the current story and the time-travelling tale of the Warlords of Draenor expansion pack. Sounds like the perfect time to get used to the sweeping class changes implemented in the patch so we can all get used to them before the expansion drops.

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My favorite change however, is the implementation of the new character models. Well, most of the new character models. The undead and blood elves are going to have to wait. My new human rogue looks pretty darn dashing.

Check out the official patch notes for a full explanation of what's changed, or just dive into the game yourself and find out.