MMO-Champion - Mists of Pandaria
Update - For the record, the international codes 009 and 041 only seems to appear on Blizzard's online games trademarks. This isn't a book or anything like that. It appears incredibly likely based on previous trademarks obtained by Blizzard that this is the next expansion.


Mists of Pandaria
Blizzard just trademarked a very interesting "Mists of Pandaria".

This article was originally published in forum thread: Mists of Pandaria started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Killadeath's Avatar
    Every x-pack you face a new "fierce" villain, so to put It nicely, wow Is chewing up It's own lore. People successfully kill each X monster In each x-pack, what will be left ? Either this is Bait, or Panda will be a "Hero" race for both factions, Implausible to say It'll be ally only, but reading few lines on wow history, seems they prefer the light side.
  1. grandpapeckinpah's Avatar
    I don't care if they don't add a single new thing to the game. I'd buy the expac just for the ninja pandas. Hoping it is what we seem to think it is!
  1. winterfox72's Avatar
    We have one tiny bread crumb of info..No reason for anyone to get all bent out of shape..Everything is speculation and wishful thinking. To be Honest this is the first info on wow since Cata came out that got me exited..I am really enjoying all of this. When more info comes out that will be awesome too. Wow is one of the last things in life that really suprise me anymore..Sometimes good..Sometimes bad.
  1. Arrowstormen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mvallas View Post
    I kinda wondered that myself. I do believe that Zul and the Zandalari will be focused here - but is Zul that strong enough of a villain to carry an expansion?

    But, you also have to admit there's very few iconic villains left. All we have are Azshara, Kil'Jaeden and Sargeras. At some point Bizz is going to have to start creating new villains.

    Maybe Zul is going to be set up as one of the new "Big Bads". N'zoth would be other logical choice.

    I've always personally felt that Yogg'Saron was a greater threat to Azaroth than the Lich King. :P I mean, it's a friggin' mind-controlling, mind-manipulating, continent-sized Old God! Arthas is just an armor-clad Necromancer when you get right down to it...
    Cataclysm, we instantly knows it Deathwing!

    Seriously?

    How can people not work out there will be a big bad showed on Blizzcon, and that they can't know the big bad by the name of the expansion?
  1. mvallas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ari View Post
    brewing sounds too close to alch, but it could perhaps work alongside it, say in a raid you are alowed 1 food buff, 1 flask buff and 1 brew buff.
    Well, that's why I suggested that it would also be a secondary profession like Archaeology. Archaeology is not a mandatory profession. As in, you make fun brews with fun drunk effects. Likewise, you could work it similarly to fishing. You could make specific brews that are used as cooking reagents in special foods.

    Likewise you could simply make other brew that "enhance" food. (ie. use the "Pandaren Stout" to increase the "satisfying flavor" of a cooking dish - which the in-game effect increases the duration of the food buff by 30 minutes. Ect)

    I firmly believe Blizz is going to go away from adding any more major professions and will instead focus on secondary. They want all players to benefit from new professions added, and adding new ones simply adds too many major gameplay decisions for Chcaracters. Do you really want another stat-enhancement to balance out after you enchant your gear, gem up your gear, select inscriptions, collect potions, balance your stats and reforge your gear?

    Not to mention the balance juggling is probably driving Blizz employees mad at this point.
  1. Arrowstormen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Killadeath View Post
    Every x-pack you face a new "fierce" villain, so to put It nicely, wow Is chewing up It's own lore. People successfully kill each X monster In each x-pack, what will be left ? Either this is Bait, or Panda will be a "Hero" race for both factions, Implausible to say It'll be ally only, but reading few lines on wow history, seems they prefer the light side.
    WoW Lore > Most Other Game Lore And Book Lore.
  1. Bexlee's Avatar
    I don't know what to say. I cannot wait for more information about it.
  1. La's Avatar
    so who would be the big baddie? illidan, arthas, deathwing... big giant renegade panda bear?
  1. mvallas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arrowstorm View Post
    Cataclysm, we instantly knows it Deathwing!

    Seriously?

    How can people not work out there will be a big bad showed on Blizzcon, and that they can't know the big bad by the name of the expansion?
    Dude... I'm actually agreeing with you there! Did you read my post? :P

    Yeah, they don't have to post the name of the big bad in the title. My post though was more or less asking "Who can top Arthas and Deathwing?" can Zul really follow up such an act like Deathwing? N'zoth might be more apt. So would Queen Azshara, but it would be odd that Pandara would be the place for Azshara's arrival.

    I do agree they will have a big bad - the question is, what could the big bad of Pandara be? =/

    I'm actually hoping they're going to make it a new villain altogether, like Zul or N'zoth. We're running out of iconic villains. :P
  1. Arrowstormen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by La View Post
    so who would be the big baddie? illidan, arthas, deathwing... big giant renegade panda bear?
    Every time someone thinks the villain will be a panda bear, or think it will be a joke, they will now kill a kitty, a puppy, and a panda baby. Let's see if the pandas can survive a week more now!
  1. rhelol's Avatar
    New Pandaren Hero Class introduced -

    Buffer/Supporter-Class -

    RaidRole: RaidBuffer/SingleTargetBuffer/Role(DPS, Heal, Tank)Buffer -

    Spells (examples):

    30 sec cd: increases movement speed of all players within 15 yards around the caster by 30% for 10 sec -

    20 sec cd: increases maximum health of the whole raid by 10% for 8 secs -

    no cd: increases haste by 20% for 15 secs. can only be used on two players at the same time -

    no cd: every healing spell the buffs target casts heals another weakened target in the raid by the same amount. can only be used on one pla
    yer

    talent trees: something likeRaid/Single/Role

    Pandaren Hero Class can choose if they want to join the Alliance or the Horde after quitting the Pandaren StartingAreaRemember it, you heard it here first
  1. CPHKA's Avatar
    A panda expansion seems utterly inappropiate for World of Warcraft. It would work better for the "My Little Pony" MMO. I am sure though that my orc warrior will love to chop the heads of a bunch of stupid pandas. She will obvoiusly consider them an insult to evolution.
  1. mvallas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arrowstorm View Post
    WoW Lore > Most Other Game Lore And Book Lore.
    I'm thinking they will have to start creating new villains. Zul and N'zoth are a start. I'm also betting Medan will become the next Avatar of Sargeras.

    But yes, the question is, what big bad that can surpass Deathwing's world destruction and Artha's empire can spring forth from Pandara?
  1. Bucks's Avatar
    Really only speculating, but this time I truly feel like Blizz is trying to get at us. Sure this could easily be the new expansion (and personally I'd very much like that) but there's just something about the title, the timing and the way the word about Cata got started. . .I don't know. Feels like Blizz didn't really appreciate MMO-Champ spilling the beans with Worgens and Goblins last time. I honestly don't think they make the same mistake twice.
  1. Glittertind's Avatar
    OH MY GOD PANDA EXPANSION!I think this will prove interesting...
  1. pandaman's Avatar
    It's more likely Warcraft 4 than a WoW expansion
  1. bulreporting's Avatar
    1. People were in disbelief at 75% of other Blizzard announcements. "This is so retarded it has to be a joke" has been said for TBC, WOTLK, Cata, even that 15 page Blizzcon memo that was "leaked" a few months ago. In literally every single case of people saying that, it turned out to be true. Stop trolling yourselves. When it turns out to be true, the only reason you'll see it as a "slap in the face" or whatever other stupid exaggerated phrase you want to use is your own fault.
      2. It's not going to be a WoW expansion....this IS Titan. Titan was always a code word. Medusa was the code for SC2, Hydra was the code for D3, and now Titan is the code for something else, so no one start saying there's more to the word "Titan" than just a word. Zarhym was quoted saying "We have nothing to advertise for the new MMO because it's a shell of a game thus far. We've already stated it'll be a brand new franchise, which means the lore, art, and game play are being developed entirely from scratch. It's an overwhelming process, but a process through which we excel. Our track record supports this." A pandarian game supports this. New franchise? Since Pandarians aren't really part of the WoW universe and definitely not part of any other Blizzard franchise universe, this checks out. Lore, art, and game play from scratch? Pandarian lore is from Blizzard is a shell at best, so that would need to be developed from scratch. The art is certainly going to need to be developed from nothing, since Pandarian art is a few handful of drawings. Etc etc etc. Titan IS Mists of Pandaria.
  1. Nathanyel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arridor View Post
    Apparently, Wowhead reported Blizzard has also bought "Pandaria" domain (don't know actual address, just reporting what I heard elsewhere). So, expansion looking more and more likely?
    Well you could confirm it before you post "something you heard somewhere". WowheadNews has nothing on that topic.

    Quote Originally Posted by rhelol View Post
    New Pandaren Hero Class introduced -

    Buffer/Supporter-Class - [...]
    Soloing qualities: nonexistent.
  1. Phlange's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by starkey View Post
    Skeeter: Hey Panda Bear! We don't take kindly to your types around here. Bartender: Now Skeeter, he ain't hurtin' nobody. Skeeter: No! I wanna know something from Mr. Panda Bear here. If you pandas are from mountainous areas of China and Tibet, how come you only eat bamboo which is prone to grow in dryer, more arid regions?
    Laughed so hard when I read that :P OT: I'm with Skeeter on this one.
  1. Harriet's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CPHKA View Post
    A panda expansion seems utterly inappropiate for World of Warcraft. It would work better for the "My Little Pony" MMO. I am sure though that my orc warrior will love to chop the heads of a bunch of stupid pandas. She will obvoiusly consider them an insult to evolution.
    You do understand, Pandaren are known as some of the most harsh, cruel beings on Azeroth? Unforgiving and swift in judgement.

    They're fucking bears, no matter how cute their colouring looks to you.

    On top of that, they praise the same Earthmother as the Tauren - so they'd be on your side, pal.

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