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. Malthurius's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Archdruid Exhaust View Post
    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
    I don't understand the reasoning to base your entire purchase choice on the title of something and absolutely nothing else. Pandaria can definately create a serious plot. Because Cow-men, space goats, and grape flavored elves aren't the epitome of seriousness to begin with.
  1. mvallas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Malthurius View Post
    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.
    ...you do realize the "wrong" rumors flying around when the Masks that showed Goblin and Worgen appeared and people believed that they were indications of the next playable race did turn out to be true, right?
  1. pandaloui's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Malthurius View Post
    I don't understand the reasoning to base your entire purchase choice on the title of something and absolutely nothing else. Pandaria can definately create a serious plot. Because Cow-men, space goats, and grape flavored elves aren't the epitome of seriousness to begin with.
    Hahaaa!! love it! with little Banana-Fritter Gnomes awww am hungry now, you bastard!! :P
  1. Critterbot's Avatar
    Is it a major content patch? A WoW expansion? A standalone game? It could be anything! All I know is...Pandaren, woo!! I iz excited.
  1. Badde's Avatar
    If this is the name of the next expansion, I gotta say that it sounds like a fitting title to Aion or Tera online XD
  1. pandaloui's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Critterbot View Post
    Is it a major content patch? A WoW expansion? A standalone game? It could be anything! All I know is...Pandaren, woo!! I iz excited.
    I iz wich brother, but didnt they ban wow in norway because of they luny beivik? or was that a false rumour??
  1. mvallas'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.
    You do realize that the Tuskarr race started out as a joke, right? Just one tiny village in WC3....

    And look how much introduction we got to them before Wrath... that's right, none...

    ---------- Post added 2011-08-03 at 04:45 PM ----------

    On a side-note, what would the new profession be?

    I'm hoping it will be a Secondary Profession: Brewing! Of course that could compete with cooking...

    Also, it will make Brewfest a LOT more interesting to see how they'll add in the Pandaren to that event!
  1. mightykong's Avatar
    I don't really think it will be a full expansion.

    Just doesn't fit the pattern:

    WoW: The Burning Crusade - Big Bad = Burning Legion
    WoW: Wrath of the Lich King - Big Bad = Arthas
    WoW: Cataclysm - Big Bad = Deathwing
    WoW: Mists of Pandaria - Big Bad = ???????

    Also, I could be wrong, but I don't see an Old God being the big bad of an entire expansion. Historically, this has gone to a major lore character, with an Old God being a raid leading up the big bad. AQ40, Ulduar, etc. That naming just seems weird. It doesn't sound epic enough to be a x-pac. More like a content patch or another game entirely. I mean it would be like naming the WotLK expansion: "WoW: Snows of Northrend". It just doesn't fit.
  1. Ari's Avatar
    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.
  1. Arridor's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mightykong View Post
    I don't really think it will be a full expansion.Just doesn't fit the pattern:WoW: The Burning Crusade - Big Bad = Burning LegionWoW: Wrath of the Lich King - Big Bad = ArthasWoW: Cataclysm - Big Bad = DeathwingWoW: Mists of Pandaria - Big Bad = ???????Also, I could be wrong, but I don't see an Old God being the big bad of an entire expansion. Historically, this has gone to a major lore character, with an Old God being a raid leading up the big bad. AQ40, Ulduar, etc. That naming just seems weird. It doesn't sound epic enough to be a x-pac. More like a content patch or another game entirely. I mean it would be like naming the WotLK expansion: "WoW: Snows of Northrend". It just doesn't fit.
    So you're saying it doesn't fit the pattern of... what, exactly? Having the villain in the title? You mean, like Cataclysm? Nothing in "Cataclysm" indicates Deathwing or Old Gods.
  1. Nazgrax's Avatar
    I like the idea of an entire new continent. Pandaria & the South Seas have alot of potential lore. Whatever it's going to be, I can't wait to see what kind of abilities, spells and game mechanics they're going to add.
  1. Scottishpaladin's Avatar
    Getting back at China for the illegal theme park?
  1. pandaloui's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nazgrax View Post
    I like the idea of an entire new continent. Pandaria & the South Seas have alot of potential lore. Whatever it's going to be, I can't wait to see what kind of abilities, spells and game mechanics they're going to add.
    I'm totally with you on that one to many lore lovers lol
  1. Xythez's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mightykong View Post
    I don't really think it will be a full expansion.

    Just doesn't fit the pattern:

    WoW: The Burning Crusade - Big Bad = Burning Legion
    WoW: Wrath of the Lich King - Big Bad = Arthas
    WoW: Cataclysm - Big Bad = Deathwing
    WoW: Mists of Pandaria - Big Bad = ???????

    Also, I could be wrong, but I don't see an Old God being the big bad of an entire expansion. Historically, this has gone to a major lore character, with an Old God being a raid leading up the big bad. AQ40, Ulduar, etc. That naming just seems weird. It doesn't sound epic enough to be a x-pac. More like a content patch or another game entirely. I mean it would be like naming the WotLK expansion: "WoW: Snows of Northrend". It just doesn't fit.
    So just cause you dont know the new big enemy means its not likely to be an expansion? What is this...i dont even..
    But just so you know , just cause the expansion has Pandaria in title doesnt mean it wont contain south isles and such. And the big enemy could be Azshara.
    Man ppl on internet rly make their own strage reasons for something to be wrong
  1. Snodog's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mvallas View Post
    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.
    You never know. Either way I'm not here to start a big argument just stating my opinion.
  1. Araidine's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Malthurius View Post
    I don't understand the reasoning to base your entire purchase choice on the title of something and absolutely nothing else. Pandaria can definately create a serious plot. Because Cow-men, space goats, and grape flavored elves aren't the epitome of seriousness to begin with.
    This made my entire day.
  1. mvallas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mightykong View Post
    I don't really think it will be a full expansion.

    Just doesn't fit the pattern:

    WoW: The Burning Crusade - Big Bad = Burning Legion
    WoW: Wrath of the Lich King - Big Bad = Arthas
    WoW: Cataclysm - Big Bad = Deathwing
    WoW: Mists of Pandaria - Big Bad = ???????

    Also, I could be wrong, but I don't see an Old God being the big bad of an entire expansion. Historically, this has gone to a major lore character, with an Old God being a raid leading up the big bad. AQ40, Ulduar, etc. That naming just seems weird. It doesn't sound epic enough to be a x-pac. More like a content patch or another game entirely. I mean it would be like naming the WotLK expansion: "WoW: Snows of Northrend". It just doesn't fit.
    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...
  1. Zanardam's Avatar
    Each time Boub have find something about a new expantion, there are always a ton of peoples who are trying hard to debunk it and/or denied it..... and after a couple month, we all gonna find out that Boub was rigth again and all the disclaimers will shut their mouth until the next expantion spoiler. oooh humanity!
  1. Escariot's Avatar
    I seriously hope this is nothing else than a minigame or something, this panda shit is fucking stupid.
  1. hom's Avatar
    following Cataclysm decline in levels range, I'm guessing this one will feature 3 new levels (88)

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