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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria: New Battlegrounds, the Monk & Talents

BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorBerea, OHPosts: 2,356MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Blizzard Entertainment and the World of Warcraft development team are ready to unleash the hounds of information for the recently announced Mists of Pandaria expansion. In a full suite of articles about Pandaria, we give you a closer look at some of the new features that will be included. Check it out before leaving your comments.

During my time at Blizzard’s HQ in Irvine, California I was treated to quite a metric ton of info when it comes to World of Wacraft’s next expansion: Mists of Pandaria.  In the first part of our preview today we gave you a look into the mind of Blizzard and why they think Pandaria is the right place to bring back the war between the Horde and Alliance.  In this second part, we’ll dive into the new Battlegrounds, the new dungeons, the Pet Battle system, the Monk, the new Talents, scenarios and Challenge Mode dungeons.  In short, we’ll briefly cover all we learned about these new systems coming to Azeroth hopefully later in 2012.

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  • TellaxTellax BergenPosts: 22Member

    that "new" battleground seems right out of the book from Rift.. 

    haha

  • oubersoubers bazelPosts: 876Member Common

    i love the chinese settings.....but this game i can never go back too......ever.

     

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  • dadante666dadante666 buford, GAPosts: 404Member Common

    same  tho is an old game , making game worst evry expantion not worth it anymore VANILLA FTW

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  • palulalulapalulalula vukovarPosts: 655Member

    O man it will stay for more years on top. How much battlegrounds we have now in wow? 12-14 maybe, well thats huge and you cant be bored

  • DexterMMODexterMMO Houston, TXPosts: 484Member

    Think ima play WoW for the first time

     

    Everything I say is my opinion or personal preference. You may or may not find it useful to your cause but regardless I am entitled to it.

  • Heartily24Heartily24 Las Vegas, NVPosts: 11Member

    hahaha that is so cute

  • DragonantisDragonantis DublinPosts: 974Member

    Sounds cool.

    I think I read somewhere that the Azshara battleground was supposed to be modeled on DOTA, but not 100%. Cant even remember where I read that.

  • TROLL_HARDTROLL_HARD Caucasian/WhitePosts: 312Member

    If they learned to take it off of the Cataclysm rails, it will be an improvement for WoW. It will be weird, though, doing the rails from 78-83ish and then going to a more open world, if they do that. 

     

    I played this game for two years and I am bored with where it is now, but I still have fond memories of BC times. To be honest, I miss being able to just walk around and explore in a themepark. SWTOR has disappointed me so far in that aspect, so I can't rule out going back to check out Mists, depending of course on their price point and what else  is out to play at that time.


     

  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,288Member Uncommon

    panda's or just overly large ewoks... can't think of a single reason for any game to have either of them.. epic fail imo

  • tachgbtachgb SheffieldPosts: 790Member

    Pandas are cute. Pandas going bipedal aren't. Is Jack Black involved with this atrocious idea? Blizzard are all out of ideas with WoW tbh...

  • palulalulapalulalula vukovarPosts: 655Member

    Originally posted by tachgb

    Pandas are cute. Pandas going bipedal aren't. Is Jack Black involved with this atrocious idea? Blizzard are all out of ideas with WoW tbh...




     

    Well, Pandas are part of Warcraft lore, we older players know that. And idea is great. Now i know for sure that i wil buy this expansion

  • BeachcomberBeachcomber GlasgowPosts: 535Member

    " but he stated again that this is a class intended to bring a sort of “Street Fighter” mechanic to the game.  "

     

    That about sums it up.

    I dont want to play Street Fighter with Pandas Mr Street.

     

     

  • palulalulapalulalula vukovarPosts: 655Member

    Originally posted by Tellax

    that "new" battleground seems right out of the book from Rift.. 

    haha




     

    The rift battlegrounds seems right out from the book of wow

  • headphonesheadphones melbournePosts: 611Member

    Originally posted by Tellax

    that "new" battleground seems right out of the book from Rift.. 

    haha




     

    funny, i thought this was a review for rift, too, until you said that. then i looked and it was for wow.

    and i was like, wow.

    blizz sure have a lot of unique and fun ideas, for sure...

  • jmcdermottukjmcdermottuk LiverpoolPosts: 976Member Uncommon

    Mr Blizz "Right let's dumb down the talent system even more, but we need to convince people that it's going to let them improve their choices. Any ideas?"

     

    Why do I get the impression that someone at blizz actually said something like that?

  • MothanosMothanos ArnhemPosts: 1,860Member Uncommon

    Panda's had but a fraction of lore in the lore of Warcraft.

    Iam still waiting like last year april fools for that craptastic pandabear joke.

    2 weeks left, but i dont expect it to be a april fools joke anymore.

    WoW was great in Vanila and even TBC was a amazing Xpac, but it went downhill faster and faster after the main dev's deserted WoW and left for project Titan.

     

    The ignorance from Blizzard and the way theu threat their playerbase (loyal playerbase) after many years is a sad piece of greed from their part.

    There are so many server with low population, but none of them get any free migrations, pay or stay on a ghosttown.

    3 years past and still not a single word from Blizzard to assist those servers.

     

    Some people may like pokemon and pandabears, but alot of people hate that stuff, its more kiddy then adult in an already hatefull owned kids game.

    Wont get any better thats for sure.

     

  • tordurbartordurbar Alexandria, VAPosts: 429Member

    I am one of those who are "scared of the pared down talent system". I left WOW a month after Cata was released mainly because of the talent changes. I loved WOW through WOTK but going back, even on a free low level toon, is painful - so much has changed for the worse. I was hoping that Blizz would see the mistake they made with Cata but it is evident now, from Ghostcrawlers comments, that they do not believe that they made a mistake. My opinion is that all these changes are geared to make WOW playable on consoles or free to play.  

  • AnkurAnkur MarrakeshPosts: 334Member

    Originally posted by headphones



    Originally posted by Tellax



    that "new" battleground seems right out of the book from Rift.. 





    haha










     

    funny, i thought this was a review for rift, too, until you said that. then i looked and it was for wow.

    and i was like, wow.

    blizz sure have a lot of unique and fun ideas, for sure...

    Wait a minute so rift copied heavily from wow and now wow is copying from rift? hahahaha!!

  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghPosts: 4,270Member

    Originally posted by jmcdermottuk

    Mr Blizz "Right let's dumb down the talent system even more, but we need to convince people that it's going to let them improve their choices. Any ideas?"

     

    Why do I get the impression that someone at blizz actually said something like that?

     

    To be fair, the talent system was always dumbed down with fake choices. There has always been 'the right choice' and 'the wrong choices'. Now they just made the game even more foolproof than before.

    I like meaningful choices in character development, which WoW has never possessed. Ever.

    At least this new system gives people some fluff choices that wont ruin their spec.

  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghPosts: 4,270Member

    Originally posted by Ankur

    Originally posted by headphones




    Originally posted by Tellax



    that "new" battleground seems right out of the book from Rift.. 





    haha










     

    funny, i thought this was a review for rift, too, until you said that. then i looked and it was for wow.

    and i was like, wow.

    blizz sure have a lot of unique and fun ideas, for sure...

    Wait a minute so rift copied heavily from wow and now wow is copying from rift? hahahaha!!


     

    Except that Rift didnt invent that Battleground scenario either, it was in EQ2 before Rift, and probably some other game before EQ2.

  • AmjocoAmjoco Layton, UTPosts: 4,776Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by evilastro



    Originally posted by Ankur






    Originally posted by headphones












    Originally posted by Tellax









    that "new" battleground seems right out of the book from Rift.. 













    haha






















     





    funny, i thought this was a review for rift, too, until you said that. then i looked and it was for wow.





    and i was like, wow.





    blizz sure have a lot of unique and fun ideas, for sure...

    Wait a minute so rift copied heavily from wow and now wow is copying from rift? hahahaha!!






     

    Except that Rift didnt invent that Battleground scenario either, it was in EQ2 before Rift, and probably some other game before EQ2.

    And....they weren't discussing "battleground scenario" in general but the new battleground coming out.

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  • AkulasAkulas GoldcoastPosts: 1,615Member Uncommon

    They should be still in the game cause they are part of the lore but I think they should be NPC only. Should of made the seal people a playable race for alliance and worgen for horde, should of made goblins a neutral race and be alliance and horde, shouldn't of had draenei as a playable race, shouldn't be horde paladins or alliance shaumans etc.

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  • elockeelocke Manassas, VAPosts: 4,205Member Uncommon

    Mistweaver sounds awesome.  An actively fighting healer, similar to Warrior Priests in WAR or something like it.  Now that's a healer I can get my mind around.

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  • VorthanionVorthanion Laguna Vista, TXPosts: 2,117Member Uncommon

    At least they're finally fighting back against the min / maxing, number cruching hardcores who seem to dominate and control how people build and play their toons through social pressure and group mechanics and addons.  Cudos to Blizzard for the new and friendly talent system.

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  • adam_noxadam_nox hays, KSPosts: 2,073Member Uncommon

    why are you praising the talent system?  Now people can't customize at all.

    If they wanted to avoid hardcores telling other people how to play, then they have to make dungeons easy so that even sub-optimal builds aren't a hinderance.  Instead, the way they design boss fights makes it so that how you spec becomes important. 

    Instead of taking responsibility, they blame the players and take away all choices.  Awesome.  Screw you blizzard.

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