by Daniel Reeder
NERDWARNORD: This video may go down at some point. I'm pretty sure it was leaked. You certainly can't preorder yet on the Blizzard page.
BLUF - When you preorder the new World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, you will be able to boost any one character straight to level 90. This way you and your friends will all be the same level and all prepared for the new content, raids, dungeons, quests, etc. at the same time. If the character you're boosting is over level 60 already, it will receive a commensurate boost to its primary two professions and first aid, taking them all straight to the maximum profession level (which is currently 600 in "Mists of Pandaria"; you will no doubt be able to keep leveling once within Warlords of Draenor).
Rumor has it there will be a starter zone for the 90s within Draenor once the expansion is released. However, since it looks like you'll be able to to boost to 90 prior to its actual release, this will only benefit those who wait to "cash in" their boost. The starter zone will be a big help to those who have been gone for a while or are completely new. It will allow players to learn (or rehearse) their abilities, gear and how to play their class and talent tree before jumping straight back into it.
You will receive a free set of gear suitable for your new level - armor, weapons, bags, mounts, mount training, et al. There are other rumors that you'll be able to buy additional level 90 characters for a fee. Although that hasn't been officially confirmed yet, Blizzard employees have all but said this would be the case. The video with the gnome (below) hints at what is to come (it also appears that he's participating in Gen. Welsh's "Mustache March" challenge). Further down I've embedded the Warlords of Draenor "in game" teaser trailer.