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. Flaks's Avatar
    I feel as though this might be the one time Boub's wrong and this won't be the next expansion. Or so I hope...
  1. Xuvial's Avatar
    No please, no more expansions. An expansion would mean the full recycling of graphics, models and content for the 4th time. More tiers, more seasons...pass. A brand new MMO is needed.
  1. masterprtzl's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by winterfox72 View Post
    I can see that, but there already is some lore..and that lore is that they are so shrouded in mystery. So it only makes sense that there wouldnt be much info. Just mystique. and there are already items ingame that validate them
    "References in WoW

    • Chen's Empty Keg: Refers to the secret pandaren brewmaster hero Chen Stormstout who aided Rexxar in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne.
    • An NPC child, Justin, who walks around Stormwind and fishes with two other NPCs tells unbelievable stories, one of them includes him saying "It's true! People have seen them! Pandaren really do exist!"
    • A Pandaren companion called [Pandaren Monk] is available at Blizzard Store.
    • The Bag of Fishing Treasures (reward from Marcia Chase's fishing dailies) has a chance of dropping an item called [Fantasy Portrait]. The item's icon is a picture of a Pandaren's face, the art of which was created for the 2005 April Fool's Pandaren Xpress. "
    http://www.wowpedia.org/Pandaren

    and by some lore you mean a bunch of unfinished crap that started as a joke essentially.
  1. Nathanyel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Puntar View Post
    I want to hear news about updated vanilla races + animations. Troll female as a model IS STILL UNFINISHED!!! AFTER 5 YEARS OF THE GAME BEING RELEASED THAT IS JUST OUTRAGES!
    If the Zandalari are one of the main threats of that expansion (patch?) they will probably add more troll models, which also means they need updated models for all older races
  1. winterfox72's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by masterprtzl View Post
    and by some lore you mean a bunch of unfinished crap that started as a joke essentially.
    Well if it was finshed it would be CONTENT..Since it isnt finished its LORE.
  1. Dmonfox's Avatar
    I hope this is true and the Hero Class Healer rumor is true because this might mean we are going to see MONKS as the new class Healer/DPS. That would be awesome.
  1. hawt09's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by lewis10123 View Post
    Could always be a iphone game or something <br>
    For the love of god when will people stfu about this?

    Name me a single iphone game which has ever come supplied on a physical CD?
  1. chaley's Avatar
    TBH I would be surprised if this was to be the next expansion. Blizzard has never done anything large with the Pandarens, and I don't expect them to. I also believe that they said the Pandarens would not be a playable race; I just don't have a source link to that. Not like it matters if there's a source link anyway since Blizzard seems not to stick to it's guns anymore and is trying to nickle and dime the community at every turn now.

    In regards to the other comments saying that this could be something else: I entirely agree. I don't think this will be part of WoW, and will more than likely be something in either a different product or something else entirely that I'm not able to think of. Just because Blizzard did something doesn't mean it's part of WoW.
  1. Snodog's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Boubouille View Post
    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.
    9 and 41 are codes used by the US Patent and Trademark office not internal Blizzard code.
    Blizzard is working on another game called Titan.
    For that reason I have some doubt that this is a WoW expansion.
  1. Malthurius's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Snodog View Post
    9 and 41 are codes used by the US Patent and Trademark office not internal Blizzard code.
    Blizzard is working on another game called Titan.
    For that reason I have some doubt that this is a WoW expansion.
    Sorry, but titan is a new IP, and Pandaria actually has some canon lore in WoW.
  1. mvallas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dad View Post
    If Blizz is going to introduce new race(s) they will do it long before make them playable. Theey state earlier (if i remember right in some QandA) that tBC was a big mistake since they implemented Draenei and BlodElves without any lore introduciton and preparation wich is still a dark cloud above those 2 races and they dont want to do souch mistake again..So if Pandarens will be ever playable, they should be visible ingame since Cata or at least 1 year before they be playabe i think..Or maybe they changed their mind and they dont think that new race shoudl "feel right in game lore"???
    Well, who says they haven't introduced the next expansion yet?

    Sure, we haven't seen Pandaren yet... but we've seen something else.

    The Zandalari empire.

    The Zandalari empire is based in the South Seas. So is (theoretically) Pandara.

    And isn't it strange that in a cataclysm-based expansion we suddenly got two troll (admittedly re-vamped) instances dedicated to introducing Zul and the rise of the Zandalari Trolls?

    Who's to say that Zul and N'zoth (?) aren't the next big bad bullies?

    Either way, there's going to be a lot more than just panda people in Pandara. Trolls and Bloodsail pirates come to mind, not to mention more Naga sprinklings - possible appearance by Queen Azshara finally wouldn't hurt matters either...
  1. Snodog's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Malthurius View Post
    Sorry, but titan is a new IP, and Pandaria actually has some canon lore in WoW.
    That is true, but it doesn't mean it can't be an entirely new IP either.
  1. mvallas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Malthurius View Post
    Sorry, but titan is a new IP, and Pandaria actually has some canon lore in WoW.
    Seconded... yeah, Titan (or whatever the new IP is really going to be finally called) is going to have nothing to do with Pandaren.

    ---------- Post added 2011-08-03 at 04:27 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Snodog View Post
    That is true, but it doesn't mean it can't be an entirely new IP either.
    ... first, Blizz said it's a new IP.

    Second, I highly doubt that they're going to name their new MMO off of something that is in the lore of World of Warcraft and have it be something utterly different.
  1. Jimmybob117's Avatar
    I have 2 different ideas about would could come with this expansion :

    Idea 1: "South seas" style expansion. Pandaria is needing help from something (Queen Azshara, N'zoth maybe?) and that's where this Pandaria bit comes from. Patch 4.1 also brought back the Zandalari Troll's, so good lead into going to Zandalar there, which is also another island. N'zoth, also very much to do with the sea. He was also the cause of what made deathwing go psycho I believe too, so nice little join from Cataclysm to the next expansion there.. Just lot's of lead ins to a "south seas" expansion

    Idea 2: Well, this isn't really an idea and isn't fleshed out at all. More a though really. This could possibly be a emerald dream expansion. When the nightmare started taking people during the stormrage novel, the area was covered in mist. Now, shit could have hit the pan in Pandaria, and they have been taken over by the mists. But I know that blizzard have said that they want the novels to be separate from the books, but they have to relate to each other in a way. They can't have a book where thrall and various other important people in the warcraft lore die (And are dead for good) and then have them in game all fine and dandy and very much living. There has to be a line somewhere. I also don't know if they said this after Stormrage was released or before it. But a possibility, that this could acctually be a Emerald dream expansion. I think that it's unlikely though, and probably the "south seas" style expansion.We'll just have to wait until Blizzcon and find out!
  1. Malthurius's Avatar
    Hey, who necro'd this post? I could have sworn half of these comments are from the Halloween mask fiasco before cata was confirmed. I'd rather not waste my time trying to argue in a forum about the reality of this being the new expansion, pandarens being a new race, and how people are going to "Quit Forever" because of it. Let's wait until Blizzcon and we can all laugh at whose wrong afterwords with people posting in this thread quoting the people that were wrong and pointing the proverbial finger and laughing through their cpu monitors.

    Hoorah for a passionate fan base.
  1. Ari's Avatar
    more importantly, what would their mount be? :P
  1. Arridor's Avatar
    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?
  1. Arbs's Avatar
    well if this is the name of new Expansion, i wont be buying it .. Vengence of the Void seemed more Blizz like .. but until it is confirmed to be the new expansion, i will have my fingers crossed it isn't, hopefully a patch though
  1. Arridor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ari View Post
    more importantly, what would there mount be? :P
    Qirin, possibly?
  1. pandaloui's Avatar
    My opinion is that i think that alot of people are blowing this all out of preportion. This is just a little leak of some sort... but i think we should just wait and see what blizzard says about all this milarky, save us from our own imaginations Saying that i really do love seeing/hearing what your ideas are some of them are really cool and creative.

    If this is the route blizzard are taking us down, then i am really interested in seeing what they come up with! plus i think with the cataclysm overhaul has added some very interesting aspects to the game. Possibly Blizzards way of saying "hey look guys, i know we fucked up somethings the first time round but look we're learning'
    plus it spices up the game, if they do add a new zone thats abit asian'y feeling to it that would be interesting to see, I totally dig the Pandaren! Tis unique.
    Either way some where down the line the Pandarens are going to be playable (i hope) they have some lore (with room to expand on) as someone said before there are traces of pandaren items possibly the (old gf moving in tactic of slowly moving a few items in here and there trick? xP)

    I like the idea of them being neutral and being able to choose which fraction to side with, lets face it both fractions want pandarens lmao or there will be inner turmoil i mean who wants frickin Naga walking around!?.... Uuoooh wait! on second thought, throw a fish bowl on their head and POW!!! am sold mudda focker!!! xD

    yea am looking forward to see what blizzards intentions are hopefully we wont get all the fricken rawww awesome ideas in our heads and get let down!

    Peace out ma brudas and sisteys

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