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World of Warcraft: Expansion Named, New Class & Race Included

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  • blythegablythega SydneyPosts: 144Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by SBFord

    Blizzcon 2011 has kicked off in a big way with the announcement of the new World of Warcraft expansion. Here's what we know:



    • Name: Mists of Pandaria


    • Race: New playable Pandaren race


    • Class: Monk


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    Absolutely Hilarious! The kiddies actually get to play Carebears!

  • palulalulapalulalula vukovarPosts: 655Member

    Yea dude you are right. This people try to comment and they probably never played wow(maybe free trial) It will be good as always. I was subscriber for 6 years and i will not return to wow again because of new games comming. But  i had best gaming time of my life with wow and eve online. It is awesome lore and nothing in mmo industry can compare with  big ''King''.  Panda Monk, why not? I am sure that Blizzard will make best possible gaming expirience like always

  • VolgoreVolgore Posts: 2,202Member Uncommon

    Does anyone have more info on the supposed to be upgraded graphics?

    I just can't believe that they'll really put something into it, since then the game won't run on the asian cyber cafe's PCs anymore. In the end it may turn out to be more meaningless stuff like Dx11 sunrays were, but nowhere near what the game graphically needs for years.

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  • bestiacorpusbestiacorpus Los Angeles, CAPosts: 114Member

     

    Hopefully they announce more details as to why this expansion is coming out next after the almost-end of Azeroth... They will need a BOOMTHAT'SWHY?! reason why Pandarens and not the story about the return of the Burning Legion (or invasion of Argus), chandelier people Naaru, and maybe finally announce the fate of the other members of the Alliance Expedition who are still missing in the Outlands. Kung-fu Panda is either a terribad coincidence or a total fail in Blizzard's marketing timeline/strategies.

    The Deathwing patch team should be in panic now if they still don't have a preview of Pandarens as part of the next patch.

    People who think Pandarens are too cute and for kids are either just part of the Hate WoW Club or never really looked at the CHIBI gnomes hahahahahaha


  • Jackal-79Jackal-79 LeylandPosts: 51Member

    I have just only heard about "Mist's of Pandaria", At first i wasnt sure if it was a WoW expansion becuase i was to busy reading the bit about getting Diablo 3 for free http://uk.ign.com/videos/2011/10/21/ign-daily-fix-102111 .

    Seem's that if you have a 12 month subcription set up for WoW you get a digital copy of Diablo 3 for free, I really don't know what to think ! Kung fu panda ? Diablo 3 free ?.

    I think Blizzard have lost the plot really....

     

     

    Ps , if Blizz release pets like a kung fu snake, mantis etc they deserve every bit of hate.

  • NBlitzNBlitz ZwollePosts: 1,904Member

    Originally posted by blood87

    I love the pandas and was thinking of resubbing when this expansion comes out, but then i saw.. monk? i want a Brewmaster not recycled class like the monk, didnt even like that class in EQ

    Brewmaster IS part of the monk class. It's the monk's tank specialization. What other kind of brewmaster were you thinking of then?

     

    Monk New Class



    • Brewmaster - Tank spec


    • Mistweaver - Healer, a healer who can stand up in melee and will let players experience a "new healing style"


    • Windwalker - Melee DPS


    • This is not a hero class, and it will start at level 1


    • The class is very martial-arts based


    • Lots of monk-only animations, the healer and tanks will have different stances they can stand in, etc ...


    • Monk Races - All of them except Goblin and Worgens

  • VolgoreVolgore Posts: 2,202Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Jackal-79

    I have just only heard about "Mist's of Pandaria", At first i wasnt sure if it was a WoW expansion becuase i was to busy reading the bit about getting Diablo 3 for free http://uk.ign.com/videos/2011/10/21/ign-daily-fix-102111 .

    Seem's that if you have a 12 month subcription set up for WoW you get a digital copy of Diablo 3 for free, I really don't know what to think ! Kung fu panda ? Diablo 3 free ?.

    I think Blizzard have lost the plot really....

    It's not about giving you D3 for free, it's about getting you to sub 12 month to WoW AND to make you run another sub for D3.

    Plus, with a 12month sub you won't be able to cancel once GW2 comes out.

    It's Activi$$ion, so it's all just that. Nothing for free from Kotick who hates gamers but loves money.

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  • fiontarfiontar Dana, MAPosts: 3,719Member

    Originally posted by Purutzil

    The trailer is pricess. This is what plays in my mind watching it...

    "Remember fighting through Onyxia ? "

    "Remember rushing into outlands and beating illidan and pushing back kil jaden?"

    "Remember going to northrends and fighting through the hordes of undead?"

    "Remember fighting in a crumbling world against dethwing and his destruction"

    "Continue the journey... exploring a nice vibrant and happy go lucky place, with pandas! Yes pandas! Hurray pandas its all so pretty and peaceful, so loving and caring, everythings so fancy and wonderful and amazing!"

    Me: O.o wtf? Why would you make all the past expansions and all seem so epic and dire and then suddenly cut to something all happy go lucky without a care in the world about it?

    Exactly! That had me laughing more than anything. The trailer deliberately sets you up for the joke this expansion is, by reminding you of how "epic" previous content has been, then offering us Kung Fu Pandas and Pokemon pet battles. I have to believe that the Trailer team knew what they were doing and that some at Blizzard are as dubious about the expansion as many of us are.

    Want to know more about GW2 and why there is so much buzz? Start here: Guild Wars 2 Mass Info for the Uninitiated
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  • SupersoupsSupersoups New Orleans, LAPosts: 1,004Member

    Originally posted by fiontar

    Originally posted by Purutzil

    The trailer is pricess. This is what plays in my mind watching it...

    "Remember fighting through Onyxia ? "

    "Remember rushing into outlands and beating illidan and pushing back kil jaden?"

    "Remember going to northrends and fighting through the hordes of undead?"

    "Remember fighting in a crumbling world against dethwing and his destruction"

    "Continue the journey... exploring a nice vibrant and happy go lucky place, with pandas! Yes pandas! Hurray pandas its all so pretty and peaceful, so loving and caring, everythings so fancy and wonderful and amazing!"

    Me: O.o wtf? Why would you make all the past expansions and all seem so epic and dire and then suddenly cut to something all happy go lucky without a care in the world about it?

    Exactly! That had me laughing more than anything. The trailer deliberately sets you up for the joke this expansion is, by reminding you of how "epic" previous content has been, then offering us Kung Fu Pandas and Pokemon pet battles. I have to believe that the Trailer team knew what they were doing and that some at Blizzard are as dubious about the expansion as many of us are.

    How many times one can repeat Kung Fu panda before it begisn to sound true. Even though this is a cannon race from WC3 and got nothing to do with Kung fu panda character?.

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  • MyPreciousssMyPreciousss BiopausePosts: 427Member

    Originally posted by Gudrunix

    Originally posted by ghettobooste



    Do you guys really think WoW is such serious bizness that Pandas do not belong??

    For me, it's not the Pandaren.  Blizzard has had a bit of whimsy in its Warcraft world since WC2's goblins and gnomes, so it's not entirely out of character.

    The problem, for me, is that it really feels like Blizzard is throwing whatever they can at the game to try and keep it alive without really creating a coherent experience.  One of the appeals of "vanilla" WoW was that it felt so immersive, and the storylines felt deep and epic, and the challenges were genuinely challenging.  That continued, for the most part, through BC, and to some extent through WotLK.

    But by Cata it was gone, and this is definitely not going to bring it back.  It's not one thing, it's a lot things; it's the "epic" gear that isn't so epic with every patch that gets released, and the countless vanity pets whose novelty wears off extremely fast, and the motorcycles and other crazy mounts, and the pointless grind-y daily quests, and the "new" dungeons that feel very much like all the "old" dungeons, and the threat-that-threatens-to-end-the-world-of-the-week, and the seemingly endless aren't-we-clever pop culture references, etc., etc.  And the dead zones, and the pointless grind to top level through those empty zones, and the general feeling that 90% of the game's content is totally irrelevant.

    Again, this does nothing to fix that.  It's just throw-more-content-at-the-wall-and-hope-some-of-it-sticks.  Which was what Cata was, and it failed.  At least Blizzard has made some effort to preserve the credibility and the appeal of their Diable and Starcraft enterprises, but goodness only knows for how long that will last.


     

    My thought exactly. I don't even feel like trolling WoW anymore looking at its evolution because I feel its devs are doing it even better than I could.

  • TivianTivian Tanalorn, WAPosts: 172Member

    OMG! OMG! OMG!!!! IT'S SEXUAL HARRASMENT PANADA!!!!!! YYYYYAAAAAAYYYY!!!!!! And you know what? that makes him a SSSSSAAAAADDDDD Panda!

  • timeraidertimeraider BredaPosts: 568Member Uncommon

    blizzard once had a april fool called WoW, they yust kee[ making april fools till the game doesnt sell anymore:P

    Main games: Heroes of the Storm, Starcraft 2, Brawlhalla
    Waiting for: Overwatch

  • dzoni87dzoni87 BelgradePosts: 541Member

    Am i a Prophet or is Blizzard so damn predictive

    I knew somehow that there will be Pandas and Pandaria in one of the future expansions even since TBC.

    However, for me its to late for Blizzard to put anything new. There is no way for me to return WoW and Blizzards games ever again... I just became too sick of gear-based games. Yes, i know its majority of MMORPGs but maybe its a reason why i stopped to follow MMORPGs in the first place...

    However, i dont think that Blizz and WoW are going downhill. There will always be people that will buy junk from them, just because its Blizzard and WoW, despite that most of creative people are not there anymore.

    Main MMO at the moment: Guild Wars 2
    Waiting for: Pathfinder Online

  • GauneroidGauneroid EERPPosts: 2Member

    They should upg gf. engine, make some options to make the game more realistic - violent, blood, corpses with arrows and wounds, "fatalites", strong languages and so on - to make the game for adult players. We've play the game for more than 6 years and for some wicked reason its not evolving with us - its going backwards. They can always locks it with parental lock anyway.

    I rly dont wanna kill bunnys with umbrelas and evil snowmans in hats and take their carrots.

  • FailtrainFailtrain QueenstownPosts: 129Member

    for some reason videos just won't load on gamertube. heck they don't even show up, just shows me the writing about the video. Is it because i live in nz? am i not allowed? :(

  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,181Member Uncommon

    SWTOR is so going to OWN Wow it will make Blizzard cry!  This is just too little way too late!  And this is coming from someone who has no intention of playing SWTOR.

  • VolgoreVolgore Posts: 2,202Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Failtrain

    for some reason videos just won't load on gamertube. heck they don't even show up, just shows me the writing about the video. Is it because i live in nz? am i not allowed? :(

    They don't load for me in Firefox, wokring in Internet Explorer though.

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  • Lovely_LalyLovely_Laly genevaPosts: 734Member

    OMG i though nothing can be worse then Cataclysm, but next seems to be real fail....

    try before buy, even if it's a game to avoid bad surprises.
    Worst surprises for me: Aion, GW2

  • parrotpholkparrotpholk Leland, NCPosts: 3,275Member

    Originally posted by Ozmodan

    SWTOR is so going to OWN Wow it will make Blizzard cry!  This is just too little way too late!  And this is coming from someone who has no intention of playing SWTOR.

    Rift: OMFG this is gonna kill WOW

    WAR: OMFG the real WOW...Blizz will cry 

    AOC: Now this is the WOW killer

    See a pattern.  SWTOR will be the same way only better initial success than all of the above.  Next year it will be OMG GW2 is gonna kill them all.  Pretty sure in 2013 we will still be talking about the killer of the next MMO for the masses.

  • GrinnzGrinnz Utica, NYPosts: 310Member Uncommon

    I'm not even a fan of WoW, but there is some pure hate going on here...

    Funny thing is WoW will go on strong for another 2 years after all the filth you guys spew out your mouths about it....expansions pique curiosity, and anyone invested enough into WoW is most likely gunna check it out well enough to keep the game surviving.

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  • SupersoupsSupersoups New Orleans, LAPosts: 1,004Member

    Originally posted by Ozmodan

    SWTOR is so going to OWN Wow it will make Blizzard cry!  This is just too little way too late!  And this is coming from someone who has no intention of playing SWTOR.

    I guess people learn nothing from past experinces. Statement like these are laughable at best.

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  • UrzaElentUrzaElent Buckeye, AZPosts: 104Member

    Originally posted by mysticalspam

    Originally posted by Praetalus


    Originally posted by precious328

    Did they just hire Jack Black or something?

    Kung Fu Panda? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?



     

    I used to play with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when I was a kid. The characters were fantastic, e.g., Leonardo, Don, Mike, Raph, Shredder, Krang, Slash, Splinter, etc....

    HOWEVER,

    When they started to get cute with stupid characters like, "Pizza Throwing Raph" and "Rappin' Mike", I thought that was even too gay for a 12 year old.

     

    Moreover, the Monk is probably the dumbest class of all time.



     

    This is WoW.






















     










     

    I swear you guys crack me up.. Pandas!! how could they:

    Arrakoa = bird people

    Centaur= horse people

    Furblogs = bear people

    Gnolls = hyena people

    Kobolds = rat people

    Magnataur = mammoth people

    Murlocs = fish people

    Naga = fish/snake people

    Qiraji/Nerubian = bug people

    Quillboar = boar people

    Taunka = buffalo people

    Tauren = cow people

    Tol'vir = cat people

    Tuskarr = walrus people

    Wildkin/Moonkin = owl people

    Wolvar = wolverine people

    Worgen = wolf people



    I don't see a problem.

    well lets see you can't play a arrkoa... you cant play a centaur... you cant play furbogs... etc why now all a sudden you can play a race that never existred in the game b4........ thats the problem..

     

    disney kungfu panda people should sue em or something... 

    {mod edit} Lets see here, Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne comes out in 2003, which had the pandarins as neutral heros, kung fu panda comes out in 2008. {mod edit}

  • Laughing-manLaughing-man Dublin, OHPosts: 3,415Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by parrotpholk

    Originally posted by Ozmodan

    SWTOR is so going to OWN Wow it will make Blizzard cry!  This is just too little way too late!  And this is coming from someone who has no intention of playing SWTOR.

    Rift: OMFG this is gonna kill WOW

    WAR: OMFG the real WOW...Blizz will cry 

    AOC: Now this is the WOW killer

    See a pattern.  SWTOR will be the same way only better initial success than all of the above.  Next year it will be OMG GW2 is gonna kill them all.  Pretty sure in 2013 we will still be talking about the killer of the next MMO for the masses.

    Pretty much this...

    TOR has a huge budget and a recognizable IP going for it, but thats about it.

  • ThekandyThekandy Henne stationsbyPosts: 621Member

    I've always called people posting on MMORPG.com the hipsters of the genre, and i think this thread shows it best.

    What surprised me was that a lot of (what i though were) sensible posters joining in on the snobbing and that just made me sad. Mature people being "mature" i think it's a good time to go back to being a faceless lurker.

  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 8,063Member

    Originally posted by SaintViktor

    Originally posted by Anthur

    Definately aimed at the asian market. Probably a smart move, money wise.

     Yeah i think it has alot to do with the fact that they know they will be losing alot of NA/EU subs to TOR and GW2.

    Is that so? I wonder. I mean, do people in Asia really want to see a pseudo-China realm? And Pandas? How do you know this? I mean, some people prefer the "exotic" aka foreign stuff.

    Even tho I am German I would not want a MMO with Oktoberfest, Lederhosen and Pickelhauben. Maybe Chinese people are tired of their cliches as well? Who knows?

    People don't ask questions to get answers - they ask questions to show how smart they are. - Dogbert

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