Very nice of Blizzard for once.
This seems like a great idea, except having to deal with all the people in trade chat saying, "Y i cant make a kung fu panda?"
Yes, they will be bumping it up, I think it will be 11, I am not so sure :)
And to unlock the level caps, zones, quests, profession caps, mounts, etc.
This is Blizz's best idea in..... well ever. You get all the stuff people want I.e. pandas) and you dont have to pay $60 to get themhonestly i don't care about monks seeing as it would just be another DPS class for me, and i see the tanking spec going the way of elemental shamans, unless they do something along the lines of only letting the Brewmasters using plate through some contrivance i would actually be okay with that. but the problem still persists that the healing classes will be compeating for gear with Resto druids and teh DPS class is compeating with rouges and Feral druids (and if they do allow another leather tanking class then its gonna be Brew masters vs Gaurdian druids) in all good move and i cant wait till the 28th of september to make my panda
The Brewmaster tanking spec is pure awesome.
is this going to be available in PTR ?
Amazing news, however I'm a little sorry for people that create a character that way. I remember that feeling when I got Cataclysm: I finally have the opportunity to play the freaking Worgen! etc. Too bad they won't be able to feel that way :D
I think there are probably 2 reasons for this:1) It makes it easier for people to buy the game as they go, rather than have to lay out money for all the expansions up front. Many people pick a main and stick with it, and letting them make the character they want off the bat, and then making them buy the expansions as they level is probably more of a hook than letting them pick only vanilla races, and then make them choose between their main, and re-rolling to a race they want when they upgrade. 2) They probably found that things like Worgen, Pandarians and Blood Elves appeal to demographics that the vanilla races (or the vanilla races for that faction) don't. Some people will be more likely to roll Horde with their friends if their toon can be pretty. Some people are really into werewolves. I think it makes sense to try to appeal to them.The vast majority of the content in an expansion is in the quests and zones for the new level cap, and the new dungeons, raids, PvP bracket, etc. The races and classes are nice, but they don't "make" the expansion. I don't mind one way or the other- I'm never going to change my main, and so it doesn't do anything for me. But from a business standpoint, I think it makes sense, because the more expansions they add, the harder/less attractive it will be for new players to buy into all the games at once.
Any mention of updated character models?
What about the 'trial' (free) edition? Can we make worgen/goblins/pandas in that?
The question is how will a new player be able to play pandaren from start if he has no acces to the new continent ? Will be enabled a forced spawn in Stormwind or what ?
It is instanced and until you take the balloon ride to Stormwind/Orgrimmar, you are stuck there: Same as taking the boat out of the Worgen starting area or the boat from the Lost Isles for the Goblins.