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. mvallas's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by vikus View Post
    I agree, if this is the new xpack, I highly doubt pandas will be playable. Aside from alternating between races, hero calss, races, hero ect, for each xpack, I find it odd that they'd name an xpack after a playable race. After all, it's not WoW: Eye of the Dranei, or WoW: Wrath of the Worgen. It wouldn't make sense.
    Well, as I said above, it would be cool if the new class WAS a Pandaren Monk. Meaning you can ONLY play a Pandaren as the new class. That would really make it feel much like a "hero class" and not feel like just another "class" added. Sure, other people might say "well, I want to play a gnome monk!" But they can save that for the next expansion... :P

    Also, Horde/Alliance could have different color schemed Pandaren. White-face, black ears/eyes for Alliance. Black face, white ears and eyes for Horde.
  1. felipelk's Avatar
    I think it's great to add to the game pandas, but I doubt they take the name of an Expansion
    perhaps a patch... 4.2.2 with two new boring instances
  1. Pancaspe's Avatar
    With Pandas WOW subs will crest 20 Million, even after the burned out bitter cynics leave.
  1. Bombkirby's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Merp View Post
    Wonderful.

    If this really means that the next expansion of this once glorious and epic game will be about fluffy giant kung-fu pandas, it will be just what I need to finally say goodbye to Activision Blizzard and embrace one of the much more promising MMOs which are about to be released.

    Fanboys are obviously free to stay and enjoy the game even until the further expansion, which will probably be all about rainbow-colored little ponys of doom which will be sold and bought for real money at the Auction House...

    And obviously they will find it "great", "cool" and "awesome".

    Whatever...

    *rollseyes*
    I give up on trying to explain to people that think giant bears are not fluffy and adorable.



    This is the final time I'll post a reference pic. If you people WANT to be miserable with your little baby visions of the new Xpack, be my guest.
  1. Roose's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by mvallas View Post
    ...if you really think the marketing department cares about Metzin? He's not part of their department. Yeah, that sounds odd - but this is blizz marketing. Metzen may suggest something cool, but Blizz marketing will tell him "no" if they feel it's not worth it. I do NOT believe, at all, that he has 100% control in what gets made or not. In story - yes. In product - no.

    I'm certain that's how the expansions are made too. When the Bloodelves joined the Horde and the Alliance got Draenei, I'm sure it was the dev team walking up to Metzen and telling him "OK - we need a pretty race for the Horde and a big monster race for the Alliance to help balance out the population. Do your lore thing and spin up a believable story."

    Also, since when does Metzen get a say on action figures? He is the Story guy, not the product guy. He may have made decisions about the look of the Pandaren, he may have even suggested it - but I'm certain he didn't order it made. He's not part of that department.
    You are naive to think that Blizz has not integrated their departments. You actually think that departments are independent? I assure you that promotions and development are working together, as they are both parts of the marketing process.
  1. drakonblayde's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bulreporting View Post
    1. 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.
    You're on crack. Between WC3:TFT and a quest out in the Barrens, Pandaren do have standing in the Warcraft universe, so they're not a new IP, or a new franchise.

    It's a WoW expansion. Whatever Titan is, it isn't this.
  1. Bergtau's Avatar
    If I ever start playing this game again, I will be sure to quit before Mists of Pandaria. Way to put the final nail in the coffin.
  1. Nathanyel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bergtau View Post
    If I ever start playing this game again, I will be sure to quit before Mists of Pandaria. Way to put the final nail in the coffin.
    Bye Won't miss ya.
  1. StationaryHawk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bergtau View Post
    If I ever start playing this game again, I will be sure to quit before Mists of Pandaria. Way to put the final nail in the coffin.
    We'll be glad to lose you for a second time.

    Also, anyone claiming this to be related to Titan... lol
  1. Worgoblin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Bergtau View Post
    If I ever start playing this game again, I will be sure to quit before Mists of Pandaria. Way to put the final nail in the coffin.
    Funny. I will be sure to resubscribe for Mists of Pandaria. My purchase of CE MoP and 1 year paid up subscription > your cancellation. Checkmate!
  1. Sarithor's Avatar
    i couldent care less if people get to be pandas, but i dont think they will. w ejust had new races, its a new class turn next epsnasion. the problem is all expansions have been about the end boss. but this is titled like that so the end boss must be a panda
    it makes no sense and is probs fake
  1. Baboface's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bulreporting View Post
    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.
    Oh man! I don't know why you believe so firmly that Mists of Pandaria is Titan. If you do some very simple research with google, you'll see a lot of information about Titan that has NOTHING to do with Pandaria. And what makes you think Pandaria is not a part of any other Blizzard universe? Assuming you haven't played Warcraft 3. Anyways, can't wait for more info to prove you are COMPLETELY wrong! Hopefully this year's Blizzcon!
  1. Syegfried's Avatar
    I would like to see a kind of Samurai class that use mail for their armor, that is something that wow is missing actually, a third mail class and freacking samurais.
  1. Worgoblin's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sarithor View Post
    i couldent care less if people get to be pandas, but i dont think they will. w ejust had new races, its a new class turn next epsnasion. the problem is all expansions have been about the end boss. but this is titled like that so the end boss must be a panda
    it makes no sense and is probs fake
    derp derp. Pandaria is a continent. The title has nothing to do with the end boss being a Panda.
  1. Turboface's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sarithor View Post
    i couldent care less if people get to be pandas, but i dont think they will. w ejust had new races, its a new class turn next epsnasion. the problem is all expansions have been about the end boss. but this is titled like that so the end boss must be a panda
    it makes no sense and is probs fake
    Who says the expansions are released by this imaginary pattern that some people hold as strong evidence? First two expansions brought new continents, cata didn't. With each year Blizzard are developing WoW content faster, so I won't be surprised if they release new races and classes together.
  1. roahn the warlock's Avatar
    this is probably just like patch 5.1 they would be retarded to name it this, now "mists of the south shore" or "mists of vashir", much better names
  1. Toastythetoasted's Avatar
    if they made them a class i would probibly reroll 1.
  1. mvallas's Avatar
    For those using Blizzard's logic of "we don't want to just drop new races on you without introducing them to the players in WoW first."

    Let me list them.

    Tuskarr
    Tol'Vir
    Wolvar
    Iron Dwarves
    Vrykul
    Kvaldir
    Val'kyr
    Gorlocks
    Pygmies

    Yes, you can argue that Tuskarr were introduced in WC3... but so were Belfs - and that was why the point of the comment was made that they were no were originally pre-BC. Plus, not everybody who plays WoW played WC3 (I didn't). Now, the only argument I could offer is that this might counter Pandaren as a playable race. But, I'd be surprised if Blizz didn't give people the demand they've been wanting for so long. They gave us flying in Azaroth, which is 200x more difficult to create than a bunch of Panda people. I still say I'd love Pandaren Monks to be the "hero class". You not only play a new class, but ONLY as a Pandaren!
  1. Nindoriel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by sac View Post
    if they made them a class i would probibly reroll 1.
    How can you make a race into a class? A race is a race. Even if there was only one class available for them, Pandaren would still be a race.
  1. Inexxa's Avatar
    Wow it would be pretty awesome if they go more into the pandas! This makes me look forward to Blizzcon

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