If the panda's become a race, I wouldn't mind if they became a race of a middle group where you get to choose your path to either become horde or alliance. The panda's are a favour of both horde and alliance players so haven't to be stuck on one faction because you want to play a panda will be stupid.
I seem to remember them saying WoW wouldn't have pandarans because pandas are revered by some culture? And I agree, it just doesn't sound "epic" enough to be an expansion. When I heard it, first thing I thought was it was probably something to do with the trading card game.
I hope it's a patch, in all honesty. Or maybe a side game, but not a whole expansion.Even though I'm late to the party, I agree. Much as I'd love to see some content concerning the Pandarans, after the Burning Legion, followed by the Lich King, followed by Deathwing, there's not a lot they could do with Pandaria that wouldn't be exceedingly anti-climactic.
I seem to remember them saying WoW wouldn't have pandarans because pandas are revered by some culture?Incorrect; one small province in China does have pandas as a holy creature, but not the entire country is like that. China originally had an issue with the Pandarens of WC3 because they were in Japanese style armour instead of Chinese, but that has since been fixed.
Wasn't Chen Stormstout also in the WC3 expansion? Isn't that canon? And pandaria I believe has been mentioned plenty of times elsewhere as well I think.
Wasn't Chen Stormstout also in the WC3 expansion? Isn't that canon? And pandaria I believe has been mentioned plenty of times elsewhere as well I think.Just because the game is canon doesn't mean he is ;)Blizz hides a lot of joke stuff in their games.
Even though I'm late to the party, I agree. Much as I'd love to see some content concerning the Pandarans, after the Burning Legion, followed by the Lich King, followed by Deathwing, there's not a lot they could do with Pandaria that wouldn't be exceedingly anti-climactic.Unless the expansion is meant to be more of a lighthearted experience, instead of an "OMG teh world is ending!" sort. I'd fully support an expansion built off of humor and wonder instead of some monstrous threat. Be a nice change of pace, and a perfect way to introduce the Pandaren.
Well, wouldn't they get in trouble with China by depicting violence against Pandas?
China originally had an issue with the Pandarens of WC3 because they were in Japanese style armour instead of Chinese, but that has since been fixed.Requoting and bolding for any sort of "BUT WHAT ABOUT THE PANDAZ!" posts. There is no issue with pandas.
Well, wouldn't they get in trouble with China by depicting violence against Pandas?/facepalm
Even if this doesn't become an expansion (and in all honesty, given how Chen Stormstout acts in the WC3 story, I kind-of hope it never becomes an expansion), it would be AMAZING if they managed to plug them in as a race, hero class (lol, you can switch into a panda-form) or just an awesome faction for a raid. Something seems very appealing about watching 25 pandaren brewmasters popping their split ability and running in to kill Deathwing...(those of you who know what I'm talking about, you know you agree ;) )
The name "Mists of Pandaria" might come from the mountain Mistgard (pics here), which is a recurring theme in images featuring pandaren (of course made by Samwise).I don't personally care if they're a playable race or not, I just want a proper chinese/japanese theme in this game.
I think we are done with new classes. Just too much balancing issues and really no room for a new one without making them very similar to something else.Not to sound negative.. but since Pandas have been much sought-after by players.. I wonder if they might just have one race.. and allow them to quest to be horde or alliance. I mean you can´t really introduce an entire expansion based around 1 race, and then have it only playable by one faction. Maybe have 1-20 be neutral and unable to leave (ala early goblins and worgen) and then at the end have them make a choice.
I'd vote more towards a book than an expac. Though you never know.Though it'd be even more funny if while you were scoping this one out they actually trademarked the real one.It can't be a book, as it's registered as software. It could easily be a Warcraft 4 or Diablo 3 or something else though.Pandaria and the Pandaren race are already established in the Warcraft lore. And as such, this cannot be Titan (their new project). I know that Ashelia did not hint at this being Blizzard's new MMO, but the idea has been put forth on the comments a time or two.Blizzard has specifically stated that their new MMO is an entirely new Intellectual Property (IP), apart from Starcraft, Warcraft, and Diablo.
pandaren are dumb imo.
hopefully not an expansion and just a big joke... another rehashed expansion with a panda race... that should attract all the 12 year old boys and girls to the yard.What would be rehashed about Pandaria?
Tag, that's gmail who has nothing good to say ever. Just ignore his trolling.
another rehashed expansion.Define "Rehashed" please.Because, as far as I know, Rehashed means taking the same concept and reciclying it.Pandaria has NEVER been shown in the game before, and in fact, excluding a small apereance in a bonus mission in warcraft 3 expac, we've never even seen a pandaren in the game before. Thus if this was true, how in heaven's name would it be "rehashed"?I swear, some people just spit the first dumb thing that comes to their head when they see something they dont like.Well, wouldn't they get in trouble with China by depicting violence against Pandas?Dreamworks made Kung Fu Panda, a movie that depics 90 minutes of a fat panda getting his ass kicked in 47 diferent ways. They didn't got a single glare from the chinese.The only complaint the Chinese have ever made against the pandaren, was this one:In The Frozen Throne expac for warcraft 3, they added the pandaren as a joke, they were so popular that they added some lore for them, including backstory, culture, and other stuff. The problem? they gave them a japanese feel, with japanese names, dresses, weapons, and culture.Pandas are a national Symbol for China (as much as Eagles are for America, and White Horses are for Venezuela) so they didn't liked that their symbol was paired with Japanese culture. Following that remark by several chinese fans, blizz changed the pandaren to have chinese names, settings and culture, and VOILA, the chinese fans of wow LOVE the pandaren, probably even more than we non-asians do.please dont spread miss-information my good kind sir.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------now that I got that out of the way, I smell something fishy about this whole thing.I'ma go ahead and put my thickest tinfoil hat and say that maybe (key word : MAYBE) this is an intended fake by blizzard to trow suspicion away from the REAL expansion.When they were making TBC, it came as a surprise, no leaks involved, same goes for WOTLK; but for cataclysm, wich was suposed to be a big big surprise, turns out, someone leaked the whole thing almost a full month before blizzcon, ruining the great surprise they had for their fans.Maybe, this time they went ahead and trademarked a fake expansion to trow suspicion aside from the real deal, and be able to this time, announce an expac leak-free.Or it could be a real expac, I dunno, but somehow the setting doesnt "feel right". Not that I'd have a problem with pandarens (I'll have a HUGE problem if they are added and aren't playable, or arent avaliable to the horde)
There are enough of those little asian wanna be kids and furries in the game already. We don't need this.