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. Apeman's Avatar
    I would like it as a third faction.They could add these races for Pandarian faction:- Pandaren - Pandas, there isn't much to say about this, it is a Panda like race. - Pandarian Humans - Humans, it is like Night Elfs and Blood Elfs, Pandarian Humans could be like Asians.- Goblins - There are 5 different Goblin Princes, and in Warcraft history they joins Alliance too in a second time, because they are merchants, so why not a possible Pandarian faction, in a next expansion, alliance should have its goblin race too. However Undermine is still missing in World of Warcraft. Goblins could be the link to Pandaria, with the discovery of Undermine in a next Patch, infact Pandaria should be a lost Secret land, and you know Goblins, they are everywhere to make moneys.- Trolls - If a new continent with forests and great vegetation exists, Trolls can't miss in it, they are everywhere like Goblins, and they have several factions like Goblins.- Red Dragons - Red Dragons are of course linked to Pandaria because into the warcraft history they are interested in Pandaria's gems, so they could be a race in a possible Pandaria's faction, to defend Pandaria's land.- Apes - That race is to reach the same number of races, compared to the other 2 factions, Horde and Alliance. I think, at this point, only a third faction or a great evil Villain can save the next expantion to be a "Jump the shark", infact a third faction could be very interesting, with the possibility of new PvP Battlegrounds. Because we are speaking about Pandas, we can unmark the big Villain possibility, so it is better it is a third faction.It is also possible there will not be a new playable race, and the next expansion will be about the Pandaria continent, and a new hero Class, a sort of healing class, something like: Singer Monk, or the Bard, class that could be similar to Death Knights, a Class trained by a Pandarian Monk in a Pandarian Temple, available for all Races.I two new playable races don't fit well for the next expansion, because we just got 2 new races, and of course if a new playable Pandaren will be available not in a third faction, it will go with Alliance because of old links with Night Elfs and that means it will be very bad for Horde, because Alliance just got Worgens. A possibility could be Pandaren for Horde and a Goblin Race for Alliance, this solution doesn't make sense. So, I think it is better a new thing: Third Faction, otherwise I think it will be hard we will see Panadaren in Alliance or Horde, they should be neutral, it is higly probable there will not be a third faction and we will see a new Hero Class trained in Pandaria, it is higly probable an Hero Healing Class (Based on music).
  1. Valort's Avatar
    Speculations and scaremongering, just as every time Blizz accidentally leaks some information. This could be anything from a well-planned ahead-of-time April's fool joke, to an expansion, a TCG deck, an ebook, a series of action figures, a lego set, a children's colouring book, a set of coffee mugs, a set of tea cups, a teapot, a coffee pot, notebooks, paperclips, figurines, figures, figurative speech, cigarrettes, cigars, seagulls, Steven Seagal, or even a quest. So why make 60 pages of replies about it? Post your half-assed opinions or not, whatever it is, will stay the way it is, regardless of your agreement, support or opposition.
  1. Throrion's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Valort View Post
    Speculations and scaremongering, just as every time Blizz accidentally leaks some information. This could be anything from a well-planned ahead-of-time April's fool joke, to an expansion, a TCG deck, an ebook, a series of action figures, a lego set, a children's colouring book, a set of coffee mugs, a set of tea cups, a teapot, a coffee pot, notebooks, paperclips, figurines, figures, figurative speech, cigarrettes, cigars, seagulls, Steven Seagal, or even a quest. So why make 60 pages of replies about it? Post your half-assed opinions or not, whatever it is, will stay the way it is, regardless of your agreement, support or opposition.
    The trademark is listed as as

    Computer game software; computer game discs; computer game software and related instruction manuals and guides sold together as a unit; downloadable computer game software; computer game software downloadable from a global computer network; downloadable electronic games via the internet and wireless devices; interactive multimedia computer game program;

    So it could be nothing that you listed whatsoever apart from an expansion.

    Please, if you're gonna attempt to bash people for 60 pages of replies with your subjective derogatory definition of "half-assed opinions", at least read the OP properly and know what you're going on about.
  1. Crazyninja's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Faded Design View Post
    So it's a ... a book?
    Read what its trademarked, Computergame software discs ect doubt its a book, althought panderan, would Blizz really go there?
  1. lagmoose's Avatar
    You know, I wouldn't rule out a book to go alongside with the expansion... kinda like The Shattering was with Cataclysm. I can't remember if Arthas came out during or right before Wrath's release too. I'll have to pick up the Thrall one at some point, but a book written about Pandaren that could be released beside Mists of Pandaria (assuming that that's what this is) would be a really interesting read. Well, if you're into that sort of thing. :P
  1. Araella's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Throrion View Post
    The trademark is listed as as

    So it could be nothing that you listed whatsoever apart from an expansion.
    While I certainly couldn't be considered part of the group hopeful enough to believe it to be the case (my view of Activision is pretty much mostly cynical, and 4.2's 'how to milk for a month with dailies' and 7 new boss-in-a-room encounters did nothing to counter that cynicism), I suppose it's possible that a very large patch *could* be trademarked if it added enough new material. I really doubt Blizzard is going to drop an entire new continent on its players mid-expansion though (especially considering that all they've added since release are two reworked dungeons and a raid that is dwarfed by BC's ten man content).
  1. vikus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Araella View Post
    While I certainly couldn't be considered part of the group hopeful enough to believe it to be the case (my view of Activision is pretty much mostly cynical, and 4.2's 'how to milk for a month with dailies' and 7 new boss-in-a-room encounters did nothing to counter that cynicism), I suppose it's possible that a very large patch *could* be trademarked if it added enough new material. I really doubt Blizzard is going to drop an entire new continent on its players mid-expansion though (especially considering that all they've added since release are two reworked dungeons and a raid that is dwarfed by BC's ten man content).
    Patches don't get TM'd...plain and simple. And if this was a patch in Cata, then the story would surely take one HELL of a twist.
  1. dreggman238's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Decertio View Post
    I want a new profession, and not something like Arch. How about Brewmaking?

    We could brew our own alcohol, that would be neat.
    Because the alcohol in the game isn't dirt cheap already ? Buffs are pretty pointless since we already have cooking and alchemy for that.
  1. javierdsv's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tostitos View Post
    You're really going to quit WoW because something is put into the game? I don't like gnomes. I don't like anything about them. i'm not going to quit over them because i have a little bit of perspective. If panda people make this many people want to quit i'm amazed we still have anybody left after they've put in walrus people, spider people, cow people, dog people, fish people, lobster people, frog people(or whatever the oracles are), dragon people, horse people, bird people, more horse people, different looking cow people goat people, more bird people, brown bear people and polar bear people(much different from panda bear people), snake people, vampires, cat people, tornado people, giant flying metal people, pig people, mammoth people(lol magnataurs), giant floating eyes, rock people, people made of bandaids, people that look like the hindu god shiva, rat people with candles on their heads, elune who i guess is the moon, whatever algalon is made of, squid people, mushroom people, and one of my personal favorites- tree people. they're all fine. its pandas that take it too far.
    LOL, Absolutely Agreed... there's nothing wrong with them, but if it's an expansion and they don't become a playable race they will lose the GREAT amount of panda lovers out there...
  1. anyaka21's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by bregtann View Post
    /facepalm

    Do you ever read anything of the threads you respond to, or are you just trolling? "The List" is confirmed FAKE about 1000000000 times. Then some fool comes posting it again and idiots like myself feed the troll with posts like this.

    FAKE. ALWAYS WAS. ALWAYS WILL BE. FAKE.
    actually, the "LORE" surrounding the list has never really been proven or disproven. Everything about it, at this point is pure speculation.

    Once Blizzard understood that the game would be big, they probably did develop a guideline for the future. That's just good business. And as thus something like them making "A LIST" is highly probable. However, it's the past. It's not cut in stone, it doesn't and they never did have to follow it as gospel truth either.

    So yeah, I'd imagine Blizz had a plan for the future of WoW, what expansions they had in mind and how they wanted to implement them. Still doesn't mean it's fake. Still doesn't mean it's true.

    Personally, I've always felt that there was a logical grain of truth to it, but as said, if they depart from it, doesn't mean the list was any less real or fake either.


    edit: more thoughts on "Mists".

    Personally, I'll give it a 50/50 shot that it is the next expansion. The timing is right, however, the name doesn't feel like an expansion. Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, Mists. Just doesn't fall into that epic destruction theme.

    The other thought of the 50/50, is that 48%, in my mind, is a tablet/ipad type game. The market is relatively small, but it's going to explode, and get giant soon, and lets face it, it's the future. 1% of me says Facebook, and another 1% says TCG.
  1. Nathanyel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dahnjin View Post
    Some of us have played every Blizzard game since Tides of Darkness.
    As a kid, I borrowed Rock 'n Roll Racing from a friend (I think it was still quite new then, 1-2 years)
    I'm so hardcore! :P

    Quote Originally Posted by Darknessrise View Post
    On page 2 of the thread"Mists of Pandaria?" in the general discussion of the Blizzcon forms Sixen(Blizzard MVP) says"Sounds to me like WoW 5.0... Announcement at BlizzCon 2011? I think so! ." Hmm is he tricking us or is it really a confirm? Sorry can't post links, haven't posted enough, have to go look it up yourself.
    MVPs are not official posters, he was either speculating, or just playing with the other readers (without knowing anything either)
  1. doyougotmilk's Avatar
    i dont give a fuck what it is as long as the classes are balanced properly and theres nothing for people to bitch about and maybe throw in some designs for my feral kitty instead of just hair color.
  1. bohapjut's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by doyougotmilk View Post
    i dont give a fuck what it is as long as the classes are balanced properly and theres nothing for people to bitch about and maybe throw in some designs for my feral kitty instead of just hair color.
    There will always be something for people to bitch about. If the current things they bitch about are changed, they will find new things.
  1. vikus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by vertex705 View Post
    There will always be something for people to bitch about. If the current things they bitch about are changed, they will find new things.
    This. People bitched about TBC, kicked and screamed about WotLK, bitched about Cata, and now, when we have only a title for the "next xpac," people are going insane that the idea of pandas are in the game! Cows on two legs and goats driving crystal spaceships are acceptable, but pandas! BULLSHIT! If people are gunna complain about the game, just gtfo.
  1. plaits's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by anyaka21 View Post



    The other thought of the 50/50, is that 48%, in my mind, is a tablet/ipad type game. The market is relatively small, but it's going to explode, and get giant soon, and lets face it, it's the future. 1% of me says Facebook, and another 1% says TCG.
    I think they'd be crazy not to get into the mobile gaming market (ie a iPad game based on the Warcraft IP). So I think it's quite likely this is what Mists is going to be. It could be the next xpac but from memory the trademarked named thing happened for WotLK and Cata only a week prior to Blizzcon.

    /shrug. It's something, and we'll all eventually find out. It's not a "red herring", you don't make trademark applications just to troll your customer base. Please, honestly. How old are you people?
  1. Mattyy's Avatar
    I enjoy watching people QQ about pandaren, i feed on your tears

    OT: i really really feel like this will be a patch though.
  1. AnteroXX's Avatar
    i cant believe humanity is seriously this retarded.

    patches dont get trademarked

    blizzard has nothing to do with the TCG

    you're stupid if you think this is warcraft 4

    you're stupid if you think this is Titan

    you're retarded if you complain about pandas being to childish when there are gnomes and werewolves

    etc.. etc...

    i'll enjoy my panda expansion collector edition while you rage about it on forums

    tl;dr :you're stupid
  1. zoolmod's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by AnteroXX View Post
    i cant believe humanity is seriously this retarded.

    patches dont get trademarked

    blizzard has nothing to do with the TCG

    you're stupid if you think this is warcraft 4

    you're stupid if you think this is Titan

    you're retarded if you complain about pandas being to childish when there are gnomes and werewolves

    etc.. etc...

    i'll enjoy my panda expansion collector edition while you rage about it on forums

    tl;dr :you're stupid
    well said.
  1. Imamage's Avatar
    I still love how everyone thinks the list is bullcrap: Draenor Set Azuremyst Isle - 1 to 10 Bloodmyrk Isle - 10 to 20 Eversong Forest - 1 to 10 Quel'thalas - 10 to 20 Hellfire Peninsula - 58 to 62 Zangarmarsh - 60 to 64 Terokkar Forest - 61 to 65 The Deadlands - 63 to 67 Nagrand - 64 to 68 Blade's Edge Mountains - 66 to 70 Netherstorm - 67 to 70 Shadowmoon Valley - 69 to 70 - Northrend Set Borean Tundra - 67 to 70 Howling Fjord - 67 to 70 Dragonblight - 69 to 72 Grizzly Hills - 70 to 73 Crystalsong Forest - 72 to 75 Zul'drak - 73 to 76 Sholazar Basin - 75 to 79 Storm Peaks - 76 to 80 Icecrown Glacier - 78 to 80 - Maelstrom Set Gilneas - 77 to 80 Grim Batol - 78 to 81 Kul Tiras - 79 to 82 Kezan - 81 to 86 Tel Abim - 83 to 85 Zandalar - 84 to 87 Plunder Isle - 86 to 88 The Broken Isles - 87 to 90 The Maelstrom - 89 to 90 - Plane Set Pandaria - 1 to 10 Hiji - 10 to 20 Wolfenhold - 1 to 10 Xorothian Plains - 10 to 20 The Green Lands - 88 to 91 The Dying Paradise - 91 to 94 The Emerald Nightmare - 94 to 97 The Eye of Ysera - 97 to 100 Deephome - 88 to 91 Skywall - 91 to 94 The Abyssal Maw - 94 to 97 The Firelands - 97 to 100 - Legion Set K'aresh - 96 to 99 Argus Meadowlands - 97 to 100 Mac'Aree - 99 to 100 Maw of Oblivion - 100+ The Burning Citadel - 100+++ Google for: wow "the list" and there's plenty of reference from 2007 onwards. A few bits have been changed (especially now, this far in) but it seems we can expect a mix of bits from the maelstrom and plane set from that list (stuff we've seen in small font): - Maelstrom Set Gilneas - 77 to 80 Grim Batol - 78 to 81 Kul Tiras - 79 to 82 Kezan - 81 to 86 Tel Abim - 83 to 85 Zandalar - 84 to 87 Plunder Isle - 86 to 88 The Broken Isles - 87 to 90 The Maelstrom - 89 to 90 - Plane Set Pandaria - 1 to 10 Hiji - 10 to 20 Wolfenhold - 1 to 10 Xorothian Plains - 10 to 20 The Green Lands - 88 to 91 The Dying Paradise - 91 to 94 The Emerald Nightmare - 94 to 97 The Eye of Ysera - 97 to 100 Deephome - 88 to 91 Skywall - 91 to 94 The Abyssal Maw - 94 to 97 The Firelands - 97 to 100
  1. Imamage's Avatar
    Oh look, the list that lots of people try and shoot down each time it's posted is correct again.... funny that. Copy/pasted from a 2008 forum post, you'll find older references to it if you dig hard enough. Accepted some bits have changed order and the "+" and "++" of path of the titans was scraped for cata expansion but still....

    Draenor Set

    Azuremyst Isle - 1 to 10
    Bloodmyrk Isle - 10 to 20

    Eversong Forest - 1 to 10
    Quel'thalas - 10 to 20
    Hellfire Peninsula - 58 to 62
    Zangarmarsh - 60 to 64
    Terokkar Forest - 61 to 65
    The Deadlands - 63 to 67
    Nagrand - 64 to 68
    Blade's Edge Mountains - 66 to 70
    Netherstorm - 67 to 70
    Shadowmoon Valley - 69 to 70

    - Northrend Set

    Borean Tundra - 67 to 70
    Howling Fjord - 67 to 70
    Dragonblight - 69 to 72
    Grizzly Hills - 70 to 73
    Crystalsong Forest - 72 to 75
    Zul'drak - 73 to 76
    Sholazar Basin - 75 to 79
    Storm Peaks - 76 to 80
    Icecrown Glacier - 78 to 80

    - Maelstrom Set

    Gilneas - 77 to 80
    Grim Batol - 78 to 81
    Kul Tiras - 79 to 82
    Kezan - 81 to 86
    Tel Abim - 83 to 85
    Zandalar - 84 to 87
    Plunder Isle - 86 to 88
    The Broken Isles - 87 to 90
    The Maelstrom - 89 to 90

    - Plane Set

    Pandaria - 1 to 10
    Hiji - 10 to 20

    Wolfenhold - 1 to 10
    Xorothian Plains - 10 to 20

    The Green Lands - 88 to 91
    The Dying Paradise - 91 to 94
    The Emerald Nightmare - 94 to 97
    The Eye of Ysera - 97 to 100

    Deephome - 88 to 91
    Skywall - 91 to 94
    The Abyssal Maw - 94 to 97
    The Firelands - 97 to 100

    - Legion Set

    K'aresh - 96 to 99
    Argus Meadowlands - 97 to 100
    Mac'Aree - 99 to 100
    Maw of Oblivion - 100+
    The Burning Citadel - 100+++

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