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World of Warcraft 5.0 - Panda Mania!
In the latest Patch 4.1 PTR Build, two new halloween masks textures have been added to the game files:


  • Helm_MaskHalloween_PaF.blp
  • Helm_MaskHalloween_PaM.blp

They seem to be early-alpha texture but according to what happened with the datamining/leak of the Cataclysm races 2 years ago, it looks like Pandarens will be the race of the next expansion! The name of texture for any piece of headset always ends with the first 2 character of the name of the race (Pa) and the gender (M/F), according to how the textures look it's really easy to conclude what the new race is.


More datamining reveals that the expansion is apparently named Panda Mania! and also uncovered a possible trailer ....

This article was originally published in forum thread: World of Warcraft 5.0 - Panda Mania! started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. KevyB's Avatar
    btw, this is not blizzards april fools.... noone knows what theirs is yet
  1. Leggs's Avatar
    LoL Happy April Fools. (: It took me a second. I almost let out a, "SQUEE!" and then remembered what day it was.
  1. Rockmanzero's Avatar
    Like always every year April fool's
    ....
    This one is better than the idot Paragon joke that one is really lame ><
  1. malletin's Avatar
    i wonder if someone is dumb enough to believe and cause chaos on the forums despite the fact thats its not from blizzard either way the " trailer " was a good laugh and it have jack black therefore this aprils fool is awesome /thumbs up
  1. Chikko's Avatar
    imo this would have been really good if it was next years, cata would have been out for a year and thats about the time people start to suspect a new xpac
  1. Benitora's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Garnik View Post
    I hope this will make every persistent idiot out there realize that Pandarens is a joke, have always been a joke, and will never be introduced in-game.
    Never say never when it comes to Blizzard.
    Just sayin...
  1. The Wizards Hat's Avatar
    MOAR DOTS!

    It's not the Blizzard joke. This wasn't made by Blizzard.

    Still, most April fools jokes are pretty terrible, because it's not fun unless it's done from a person to another person and even then it's mostly boring.
  1. tilgare's Avatar
    http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...halloween+mask

    I barely remember it, but Bibi predicted Worgen/Goblin while we were still in Ulduar! Did we even have any clue what our new expansion was at that point? I can't remember when it was officially revealed...

    Too bad the mask models aren't real. =( It sure did remind me how awesome Bibi is!
  1. ZehGeek's Avatar
    I thought they were both pretty good. I actualy believed it a bit at first and then slowly got a chuckle out of it, but then i saw the masses of comments of probably troll accounts going "Lame" and I got a bit sad panda, but then I saw the pic of the kitty going "Haters gonna hate", and I got happy panda.
  1. n0cta's Avatar
    nearly actually fell for it till i saw that there was a trailer.. shouldn't have added that one
  1. jibbyjackjoe's Avatar
    What the hell is wrong with you people? "obvious April fools is obvious"? Are you fraking serious? People are way to cynical. Get over it folks.
  1. shabamsicle's Avatar
    I like how people flame MMO champ/blizz for april fools jokes for 'not being believable' when people go in expecting an april fools joke.

    oh, and this is for the THIS DID NOT LIVE UP TO MY COMEDIC EXPECTATIONS trolls as well.
  1. Drekavac's Avatar
    I was totally intrigued until I read the supposed name of the expansion
  1. wolftech's Avatar
    I hate April Fools Day...
  1. tusker's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by shabamsicle View Post
    I like how people flame MMO champ/blizz for april fools jokes for 'not being believable' when people go in expecting an april fools joke.

    oh, and this is for the THIS DID NOT LIVE UP TO MY COMEDIC EXPECTATIONS trolls as well.
    ^ this guy pretty much nailed it ^ couldn't have said it better myself
  1. manybadgers's Avatar
    lol I forgot what day it was.
  1. pyrostorm9001's Avatar
    IF only man... if only
  1. Etdrit's Avatar
    worst april fools
  1. Hykon's Avatar
    April 1st sigh... That'd actually be cool...
  1. Ms Andry's Avatar
    This can't be an april fools day joke as it's still March 31st for me. Therefore it is the truth. I am going to be the ONLY one with Pandaren race as playable characters!

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