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. bregtann's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by leewillzy View Post
    My major concern is the fact that if this is the expansion and its due for release next summer as hinted, then are we only expecting one more Raid.. i.e. Deathwing this expansion?
    I don't believe one bit in the "2nd quarter 2012 release". Remember that that would mean public beta would have to start right after Blizzcon in order to get the required 6 months of beta testing. Which means there is already a playable alpha up and running RIGHT NOW around the Interwebs. If it was, you can rest assured we would have heard rumours long before the trademark registration, which again would have been reatrded by Blizzard.

    Everything indicates this expansion will follow the exact same schedule as all the previous expansion. Trademark registration summer before Blizzcon, announcement at Blizzcon, public beta starting june/july 2012, release November/December 2012.

    Remember that during Blizzcon 2009 there were widespread (unfounded) rumours that Cata was imminent and due for a spring/summer 2010 release. I am sure this is going to happen again, while Blizzard still stick to the proven November/December release formula. The false rumours of a "sooner than expected" release just serves to make the wait less unbearable.
  1. Geekbustarz's Avatar
    holy crap.
  1. Clempson's Avatar
    If the whole 'Pandaren on both faction' thing will work, the Pandaren must be having a civil war with two opposing Pandaren rogue factions.
  1. Sevyvia's Avatar
    Please let it not be true with the fucking pandas.
  1. Tykus's Avatar
    A joke... gotta be.
  1. rhelol's Avatar
    Next expansion Mists of Pandariaincludes an all-new Pandaren Hero Class. Healer or Buffer/Supporter (chanter-type): Casts 10-30 sec duration buffs of different types on different players (runspeed, haste, crit, maybe). FE 10 Sek CoolDown Spell that makes the next ability of one player a 100% Crit. Or 30 Sek Cooldown Spell that raises haste of all players within 5 yards of the caster by 10% for 10 seks. + Some kind of buffs that you can and have to keep up all time. Pandaren Hero Class is able to choose if they want to join the Alliance or the Horde in the CharCreationScreen or after quitting the Pandaren Homeland. You read it here first, remember it!
  1. Culexus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ixator View Post
    Ok, Im out of WoW for good now.
    Jeah right. Since theres a name registered and not even a fart released about if its even the new exp pack (or what this exp pack contains) its safe to say it will suck and quit the game immediately. /sarcasm
    But i think you are one of those doomsayers anyway that hate the game. So dont let the door hit you in the back on your way out. /wave
  1. Clempson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ixator View Post
    Ok, Im out of WoW for good now.
    If you're quitting WoW because of a NAME and that's ALL, good riddance to be honest.
  1. Zeez's Avatar
    Would be great .. I dunno about those ppl who keep posting shit all the time!! They said same shit about LichKing expansion & then they did the same about Cataclysm .. and now about a probably big awesome (maybe last ) expansion..And the funny part is ............ They still play the game. -_-
  1. Sevyvia's Avatar
    Fucking. Pandas.

    Shoot me now.
  1. ashblond's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bregtann View Post
    I don't believe one bit in the "2nd quarter 2012 release". Remember that that would mean public beta would have to start right after Blizzcon in order to get the required 6 months of beta testing. Which means there is already a playable alpha up and running RIGHT NOW around the Interwebs. If it was, you can rest assured we would have heard rumours long before the trademark registration, which again would have been reatrded by Blizzard.

    Everything indicates this expansion will follow the exact same schedule as all the previous expansion. Trademark registration summer before Blizzcon, announcement at Blizzcon, public beta starting june/july 2012, release November/December 2012.

    Remember that during Blizzcon 2009 there were widespread (unfounded) rumours that Cata was imminent and due for a spring/summer 2010 release. I am sure this is going to happen again, while Blizzard still stick to the proven November/December release formula. The false rumours of a "sooner than expected" release just serves to make the wait less unbearable.
    The reality is that Cata is different from previous expansions, with only 5 levels. And during the past 7 months, we already experienced 4.0, 4.1, 4.2.

    There will be 9-12 months left if the X4 released in 2nd quarter 2012. That is more than enough for 4.4, 4.5 etc according to blizzard's current philosophy of patches: smaller patches with faster releases. What else do you expect? 4.6, 4.7, 4.8 that will last more than 1 year and half? very unlikely for a 5 lvl expansion like Cata.
  1. Puntar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tigor View Post
    Well..what else would it be?
    New IP?

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    Company who made Diablo, Warcraft and Starcraft "worlds" to make new IP? Blasphemy!
  1. Vulmio's Avatar
    Corrupted pandas with tentacles and undead panads eating brains, I can't wait
  1. Kalahad's Avatar
    For everyone who is saying that it is a comic or a book or TCG packs, no.If you read the trademark it is listed as "COMPUTER software".


    As for them being in lore, yes they were part of horde lore for sure.Chen assisted Rexxar and Thrall in Orgrimmar's early years back in WCIII.


    You wanna talk about panda's being to childish? How many of you are open to your friends about why you couldn't hang out Tuesday night?How many of you are teens and adults who spend a considerable amount of time playing a game revolving around swords and magic? I don't know about you, but that would sound pretty childish and nerdy from and outsiders PoV.


    WoW has always had a comical and original feel to it regardless of how serious you take the game. Look at the companions, mounts (Big Love Rocket?!?! ), and basically any other misc. item in game. WoW has led the MMORPG world by balancing serious hardcore player content and original ideas in the form of sometimes childish, silly, and nearly pointless items, spells, and quests.


    I mean COME ON! How can you willingly pay monthly for a game that contains things like Mojo the frog, Super Simian Sphere, A variety of races that we only heard of in FAIRY TALES, and then complain and threaten to quit the game when they choose to possibly add the race/expansion/zone that players have vocally stated they wanted for years because you think pandas are too childish?
  1. Haldy's Avatar
    Stop moaning. This will be awesome. Forget the pandas and think of all the cool Chinese inspired geography that we will get. Look up yellow mountains for a taste of whats probably coming
  1. kaintk's Avatar
    if the next expansion would be about them, i'm okay with that, we will know more of the lore of panda at least, and like a guy said..a warcraft in chinese style could be fun to see, and stop crying, peoples, if you don't like it, get away from it, it's all;p
  1. verba's Avatar
    So China is allowing pandas to be in the game?

    Previously its not been implemented to the game because of Pandas being Holy to the Chinese.. I'd say screw them, the rest of the world wants ninja pandas !
  1. Clempson's Avatar
    For the people who are insulting and moaning about this already... chill out, sit back in your seat, and think about what you're doing.

    You're insulting a game which hasn't even been released yet, no spoilers, because of its NAME.
    Thats it! Just a few words and already, its shit.

    The Pandaren may or may not be a playable race.
    If they are and you hate them, go on the opposing faction and kill the hell out of them in PvP.

    Just stop moaning and sort your priorities out, mother of god.
  1. Hadokhan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Puntar View Post
    New IP?

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    Company who made Diablo, Warcraft and Starcraft "worlds" to make new IP? Blasphemy!
    Pandarens are part of warcraft , so it rules out being a new IP.
    So fuck yea ! pandarens might become real afterall /happy
    Might be a idea to let them be a neutral playable race meaning u can roll a horde pandaren or a alliance pandaren with a specific questline/starter area for each.
    So far pandarens are only related with horde characters in warcraft 3 afaik so who knows.
    Really looking forward to a asian themed kingdom , would be a nice change of scenery and would look awesome with warcrafts artstyle imo.

    Let them release fkin Diablo 3 first so i can abandon WoW for a while ^^
  1. Puntar's Avatar
    Maybe is that an offical game name for Titan MMO?

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