Warlords of Draenor Drops Trial of the Gladiator To Add Skirmishes and Spectator Mode

It has only been a couple of months since the expansion was announced and Blizzard is already shuffling feet when it comes to the development of World of Warcraft’s fifth installment, Warlords of Draenor.

The developer has dropped competitive mode Trial of the Gladiator. Luckily though, two other additions have been made, Skirmishes and a PvP Spectator Mode.

Since the launch of Cataclysm, Skirmishes had been wiped off the game and replaced by Wargames but that doesn’t mean people didn’t miss them.

Skirmishes will let casual gamers go out on 2v2 and 3v3 battles in the arena and unlike the previous ranked Arena plays, they will be unranked.

The best part is, players will be able to earn Honor, Conquest Points and random gold bonuses through Skirmishes for the first time in the game.

We think this will be a great way for players who haven’t tried Arenas before to get their feet wet, and will allow experienced players to experiment with alternate specs or builds without worrying about tanking their rating.

The introduction of a PvP Spectator Mode will come in as a great advantage for small tournament organizers. Through the Spectator Mode, organizers will be able to invite players to a PvP War Game where everyone invited will be able to watch the match from end to end.

This feature will also be opened to add-on developers so that tournament organizers can customize the screens where the audience will see the matches.

Are both the additions to Warlords of Draenor exciting enough to overcome the fact that Trial of the Gladiator will not be happening now? Share your thoughts in the comments below!