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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria: Patch v5.2 Teaser Trailer Released

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,585MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Blizzard Entertainment has released a brand new trailer to show off some of the locations and denizens that players will encounter when the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria v5.2 patch goes live. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments!






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  • AzureProwerAzurePrower AustraliaPosts: 1,508Member Uncommon

    Begs the question to ask. Why is this impressive? Looks more of the same.

  • IngvarIngvar TallinnPosts: 183Member Uncommon
    I'v always wanted a dinosaur as a mount!
  • CoolitCoolit FalkirkPosts: 468Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by AzurePrower

    Begs the question to ask. Why is this impressive? Looks more of the same.

    That’s the reason I stopped playing WoW after 7 years, it's just the same stuff rebranded over and over.

  • KhrymsonKhrymson Eorzea, MOPosts: 3,090Member
    Originally posted by AzurePrower

    Begs the question to ask. Why is this impressive? Looks more of the same.

     

    Yet there are some 10-11+ million players that continue to pay and enjoy that 'more of the same.'   Its not always a bad thing and its not like anyone else has a better way of creating an MMO.  This is working and provinding Blizzard with a huge monthly check so why change!?

  • BenbradaBenbrada Plainfield, ILPosts: 328Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Khrymson

    Yet there are some 10-11+ million players that continue to pay and enjoy that 'more of the same.'   Its not always a bad thing and its not like anyone else has a better way of creating an MMO.  This is working and provinding Blizzard with a huge monthly check so why change!?

    Well said... if it's making $$ why change? Not like they have any competitors with those subscription numbers.

  • RhoklawRhoklaw Ft. Bliss, TXPosts: 3,480Member Uncommon

    I may be thinking into this too much, but I would have thought Mists of Pandaria was going to lean more towards "Chinese" lore and legends, since it has "Pandas". Yet this entire video looks more reminisce of "Aztec" style sculptures and statues.

    EDIT: Never mind, another look at the video and it seems like a mix of both cultures, but whatever, lol.

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  • orbitxoorbitxo fort lauderdale, FLPosts: 1,405Member Uncommon

    Hey it is what it is- nice to see they going darker again. Last i heard from a current player they were bringing back the troll lore again.

    whcih i happened to love in WotLK. good for them!-this stuff works for blizzard and its players base.

    no harm done.

  • nukempronukempro Hudson, FLPosts: 76Member
    I went back to WOW after not playing since cata release...I used the 10 day trial and quested till my exp bar was maxed. I had to come back and see if what everyone was saying was true...was Pandaland the final nail in the coffin? I don't think so, as others have pointed out it's simply more of the same. Each expansion sees blizzard simplify mechanics and add more generic content. For the type of people that play wow, this is 100% what they want...an ezmode faceroll that makes them feel important.  As for their being 10-11 million players...LOL...sure but let's be real and point out thats total accounts created...let's also factor in the bots. So if we are just speaking of NA it's more like 2-5 mil...still a huge number but not 10-11 mil.
  • KhrymsonKhrymson Eorzea, MOPosts: 3,090Member
    Originally posted by nukempro
     As for their being 10-11 million players...LOL...sure but let's be real and point out thats total accounts created...let's also factor in the bots. So if we are just speaking of NA it's more like 2-5 mil...still a huge number but not 10-11 mil.

     

    Yeah, lets be real, you really believe that in the past 8 years there have only been 10-11 million accounts created total!  HAHahahah

    There have probably been more than 150 million accounts banned just for being bots and gold farmers, and I myself have had more than a dozen seperate accounts in that time.  I wouldn't be surprised if Blizzard has had more than a billion accounts created since launch.

     

    And in reality who cares if Asian players don't pay a monthly sub, thats how their society works, they still have to pay to play which makes them a paid account.  And if they take a break for a few days or weeks its no different than a player in EU or the US taking a break for a month or three. 

  • PieRadPieRad Odense MPosts: 1,108Member
    Originally posted by Khrymson
    Originally posted by nukempro
     As for their being 10-11 million players...LOL...sure but let's be real and point out thats total accounts created...let's also factor in the bots. So if we are just speaking of NA it's more like 2-5 mil...still a huge number but not 10-11 mil.

     

    Yeah, lets be real, you really believe that in the past 8 years there have only been 10-11 million accounts created total!  HAHahahah

    There have probably been more than 150 million accounts banned just for being bots and gold farmers, and I myself have had more than a dozen seperate accounts in that time.  I wouldn't be surprised if Blizzard has had more than a billion accounts created since launch.

     

    And in reality who cares if Asian players don't pay a monthly sub, thats how their society works, they still have to pay to play which makes them a paid account.  And if they take a break for a few days or weeks its no different than a player in EU or the US taking a break for a month or three. 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FopyRHHlt3M

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  • VorthanionVorthanion Laguna Vista, TXPosts: 2,117Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by nukempro
    I went back to WOW after not playing since cata release...I used the 10 day trial and quested till my exp bar was maxed. I had to come back and see if what everyone was saying was true...was Pandaland the final nail in the coffin? I don't think so, as others have pointed out it's simply more of the same. Each expansion sees blizzard simplify mechanics and add more generic content. For the type of people that play wow, this is 100% what they want...an ezmode faceroll that makes them feel important.  As for their being 10-11 million players...LOL...sure but let's be real and point out thats total accounts created...let's also factor in the bots. So if we are just speaking of NA it's more like 2-5 mil...still a huge number but not 10-11 mil.

    ....versus hardcore mode that feels like a second job and makes a few select players feel important.  Which do you think will garner more revenue?  Doesn't mean either play style is wrong as your post would imply.  They are a business after all and catering to small niches just isn't in their targeting bracket right now.  Whatever the exact number of discrete accounts, there is nothing out there that even remotely gives WoW any competition.

     

    Once more development companies start embracing the business model of SOE with their bevy of niche games, then you'll see more and more select audiences that combined help bring in the kind of money these companies want.

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  • nukempronukempro Hudson, FLPosts: 76Member
    Originally posted by Khrymson
    Originally posted by nukempro
     As for their being 10-11 million players...LOL...sure but let's be real and point out thats total accounts created...let's also factor in the bots. So if we are just speaking of NA it's more like 2-5 mil...still a huge number but not 10-11 mil.

     

    Yeah, lets be real, you really believe that in the past 8 years there have only been 10-11 million accounts created total!  HAHahahah

    There have probably been more than 150 million accounts banned just for being bots and gold farmers, and I myself have had more than a dozen seperate accounts in that time.  I wouldn't be surprised if Blizzard has had more than a billion accounts created since launch.

     

    And in reality who cares if Asian players don't pay a monthly sub, thats how their society works, they still have to pay to play which makes them a paid account.  And if they take a break for a few days or weeks its no different than a player in EU or the US taking a break for a month or three. 

    Don't suppose you have a source that isn't blizzard themselves? And sorry, a guy paying a few bucks at an internet cafe is a bit different then someone buying wow + all expansion + paying a sub. I love when the red-faced fanboys come out to defend their purpose in life. Christ, I didn't even say anything negative...I simply told the truth. Wow is a generic, Ezmode, faceroll. designed to make nolifer tryhards feel relevant. THAT IS FACT.

  • KhrymsonKhrymson Eorzea, MOPosts: 3,090Member
    Originally posted by nukempro
     I love when the red-faced fanboys come out to defend their purpose in life. Christ, I didn't even say anything negative...I simply told the truth. Wow is a generic, Ezmode, faceroll. designed to make nolifer tryhards feel relevant. THAT IS FACT.

    I don't even play WoW, havn't for years, but it doesn't mean I don't like it.  When you come in spewing BS opinions as if they were facts, that is considering being negative.  Just like with your last line there, thats your opinion, not a fact...heh

  • nukempronukempro Hudson, FLPosts: 76Member
    Sometimes facts are hard to accept. I'm open to discussion though, would someone like to tell me how wow is an extremely difficult game that requires complex skills and thought? Or does the fact that they dumb down every single aspect of the game with every expansion not prove my point? Oh well, keep those faces red fanbois!
  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread PshPosts: 5,498Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by nukempro
    Sometimes facts are hard to accept. I'm open to discussion though, would someone like to tell me how wow is an extremely difficult game that requires complex skills and thought? Or does the fact that they dumb down every single aspect of the game with every expansion not prove my point? Oh well, keep those faces red fanbois!

    How would you know whether or not facts are hard to accept when you don't even understand the difference between a fact and an opinion?

  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHPosts: 2,926Member Uncommon

    As far as trailers go, that one was pretty weak. 

     

    I like WOW, but the storyline of MoP is the worst yet.

  • tawesstawess LkpgPosts: 2,532Member Uncommon

    I do miss the trailers of old... Like the Troll one or the brilliant ones from Wrath.

     

    MoP have done a lot more ot integrate cutscenes in to the gameplay but at the same time the puffs for the patches went to the wayside.

     

    As for dumbing skills down... speding 3 points for 1.5 % in stat X increase is not smart... that is just tedious. Now at least i can focus on the fun and cool stuff in the skilltree and not have to spend a afternoon reading up on the "right" spec.

  • RhoklawRhoklaw Ft. Bliss, TXPosts: 3,480Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by colddog04
    Originally posted by nukempro
    Sometimes facts are hard to accept. I'm open to discussion though, would someone like to tell me how wow is an extremely difficult game that requires complex skills and thought? Or does the fact that they dumb down every single aspect of the game with every expansion not prove my point? Oh well, keep those faces red fanbois!

    How would you know whether or not facts are hard to accept when you don't even understand the difference between a fact and an opinion?

    While you are correct in pointing out his statement as being opinion and not fact. I think the point is, his statement is in fact true. WoW gets dumbed down a lot with every expansion. That's not necessarily a bad thing, cause it's working for the people who enjoy WoW. There are however gamers, who do like more challenging gameplay material and WoW isn't delivering. The WoW generation is a different breed of player than UO, EQ and AC gamers.

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  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon
    Wish i still have the passion for WoW and mmo's in general cus Mists thus far is the best expansion to date and these content patches are real content this time round not just a raid and some dalies.
  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by FrodoFragins

    As far as trailers go, that one was pretty weak. 

     

    I like WOW, but the storyline of MoP is the worst yet.

    Did you not enjoy the master chen and lili story arc?  did you read the quest text? did you stick around to hear the voice over and banter - or just rush through it like so many others? me thinks the latter.  Questing in Mists is best I have have experienced in an MMO in terms of story and attachment to NPC's - but that's just me I guess.

  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread PshPosts: 5,498Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Rhoklaw
    Originally posted by colddog04
    Originally posted by nukempro
    Sometimes facts are hard to accept. I'm open to discussion though, would someone like to tell me how wow is an extremely difficult game that requires complex skills and thought? Or does the fact that they dumb down every single aspect of the game with every expansion not prove my point? Oh well, keep those faces red fanbois!

    How would you know whether or not facts are hard to accept when you don't even understand the difference between a fact and an opinion?

    While you are correct in pointing out his statement as being opinion and not fact. I think the point is, his statement is in fact true IN YOUR OPINION. WoW gets dumbed down a lot with every expansion. That's not necessarily a bad thing, cause it's working for the people who enjoy WoW. There are however gamers, who do like more challenging gameplay material and WoW isn't delivering. The WoW generation is a different breed of player than UO, EQ and AC gamers.

    His statement is an opinion and is not true in my opinion. I'd argue that WoW has gotten far more complex overall than it ever was in Vanilla or BC. Just the sheer number of systems available to the player has risen.

     

    Before, you had a talent tree and gear diferentiation. That was far more limited than the current system.

     

    Now you have Glyphs, tiered skill choices that offer far more choice and differences than the old skill trees, specializations for all the classes that give them access to various different skills, gear differentiation... I mean, there are 34 specs in the game, most of which have a very different feel to them.

     

    On top of that, they've added all kinds of strange things like Archaeology, Pet Battles, Hard Modes, More Races, More Content, Trans Mog, Scenarios, Challenge Modes, World Bosses, and the list goes on.

     

    Sure, some of those older games like UO had a lot more freedom and had a lot more complexity in their systems, but his statement wasn't comparing WoW to them. He was comparing WoW to itself. Which in my eyes has so obviously became more complex over the years that I'd have to actually hear a valid argument to the contrary why that isn't true. The whole, "WoW is dumbed down," argument with nothing offered to back up the claim besides, "because I said so," doesn't cut it for me. It just sounds like something people that don't like the game toss out because they've read it somewhere before.

  • uidCausticuidCaustic acworth, GAPosts: 128Member

    Don't get me wrong, I think WoW ( Like most Apple products ) allow a method for the mentally dim to enjoy a part of culture... but for the rest of us every update the game recieves these days is, well... "meh".  I'd probably come back if it was fully free to play with an item mall supported system... but as it is, can't justify a monthly payment for one of the grindiest bastardizations of a good storyline known to man.

    But hey, it's a MMO on training wheels for the kids, let's them know there is a genre of game they can experience online, once they take the training wheels off they get to experience a whole realm of online gaming outside of Blizzard.

  • fixiffixif varaždinPosts: 180Member

    I wonder what people mean by "dumbed down content." If you are referring to the "simpler" talent system, you really don't know what you are talking about. I will not go into details, it is your problem if you don't  understand.

    I love how some people look down on WoW players. "People who play WoW". As if their MMO of choice is superb in any way. There is an ubelieveable large and diverse community around each aspect fof the game which is far harder to achieve than to attract "hardcore" players nad have 50k subscribers.

    Also, older MMOs do not give you validity over nothing and that's just nostalgia talking. They were "hard" just because they required obscene amount of time and they were grind heavy.

     

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  • AsheramAsheram San Diego, CAPosts: 1,989Member Uncommon
    I wonder why kids come to 3rd party websites to bag on games they dont like rather than just playing the games they do like?Is it because it makes them feel "important" as someone mentioned in his post earlier?Your opinion isnt going to change what I like nor does it make you seem any less dim than what you accuse others of being.

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  • RhoklawRhoklaw Ft. Bliss, TXPosts: 3,480Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by colddog04
    Originally posted by Rhoklaw
    Originally posted by colddog04
    Originally posted by nukempro
    Sometimes facts are hard to accept. I'm open to discussion though, would someone like to tell me how wow is an extremely difficult game that requires complex skills and thought? Or does the fact that they dumb down every single aspect of the game with every expansion not prove my point? Oh well, keep those faces red fanbois!

    How would you know whether or not facts are hard to accept when you don't even understand the difference between a fact and an opinion?

    While you are correct in pointing out his statement as being opinion and not fact. I think the point is, his statement is in fact true IN YOUR OPINION. WoW gets dumbed down a lot with every expansion. That's not necessarily a bad thing, cause it's working for the people who enjoy WoW. There are however gamers, who do like more challenging gameplay material and WoW isn't delivering. The WoW generation is a different breed of player than UO, EQ and AC gamers.

    His statement is an opinion and is not true in my opinion. I'd argue that WoW has gotten far more complex overall than it ever was in Vanilla or BC. Just the sheer number of systems available to the player has risen.

     

    Before, you had a talent tree and gear diferentiation. That was far more limited than the current system.

     

    Now you have Glyphs, tiered skill choices that offer far more choice and differences than the old skill trees, specializations for all the classes that give them access to various different skills, gear differentiation... I mean, there are 34 specs in the game, most of which have a very different feel to them.

     

    On top of that, they've added all kinds of strange things like Archaeology, Pet Battles, Hard Modes, More Races, More Content, Trans Mog, Scenarios, Challenge Modes, World Bosses, and the list goes on.

     

    Sure, some of those older games like UO had a lot more freedom and had a lot more complexity in their systems, but his statement wasn't comparing WoW to them. He was comparing WoW to itself. Which in my eyes has so obviously became more complex over the years that I'd have to actually hear a valid argument to the contrary why that isn't true. The whole, "WoW is dumbed down," argument with nothing offered to back up the claim besides, "because I said so," doesn't cut it for me. It just sounds like something people that don't like the game toss out because they've read it somewhere before.

    The current WoW talent tree is in fact a dumbed down version of what they had before. It's been known since they implemented it that people were frustrated at how hard it was to configure the old talent tree into useful know how. By that, I mean the current talent tree is straight forward, easy to understand and far less complex.

    True, WoW has a lot of classes to choose from, but that doesn't make a game complex. It makes it have variety. Speaking of classes, you realize vanilla WoW had Paladins for Alliance only and Shamans for Horde only. Ever wonder why Blizzard said screw it and made them both available for each side?

    The point is, 10-11 million people like WoW for what it is, but that doesn't mean WoW is some complex masterpiece MMO. It means that what ever WoW does offer, 10-11 million people enjoy. WoW is not complex, it is not hard. WoW is very easy and simple to play, thats the point he was trying to make and yes, it is true.

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