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. Nathanyel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by External View Post
    all these expansions are getting dull , everything is the same since day1...
    Are you referring to day 1 of MMOs or of WoW? Having an MMO change its (play)style during its lifetime would a) be quite difficult for technical reasons and b) alienate many players.

    So, what do you mean by "different style"?
  1. Phototropic's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nathanyel View Post
    Are you referring to day 1 of MMOs or of WoW? Having an MMO change its (play)style during its lifetime would a) be quite difficult for technical reasons and b) alienate many players.

    So, what do you mean by "different style"?
    Actually, Star Wars Galaxies did that twice and, yes, it did alienate the player-base quite a bit.

    OT: I don't really mind what the next expansion is as long as it's interesting......
  1. Nathanyel's Avatar
    Not familiar with SWG, care to explain what those changes were?
  1. Frostypwnd's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Weerra View Post
    Oh come on, don't join the retard in his spamming.
    sorry 10chars
  1. ControlBlue's Avatar
    Quoted from a blue:

    "Yeah, we need to offer a lot of different kinds of content so that non-raiders still have things to do, or even for raiders to do on off nights. The Molten Front dailies were really popular for several weeks, but like all content, players eventually move on. We hope the DMF and even Transmog will provide some non-raid focused activities in 4.3, but beyond that we have plans to do a lot more. And when you see them you'll be all like :O and we'll be all like and then people on the forums will still be all like(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻"

    Visibly they are working on contents that can be enjoyed by non-raiders, and according to the blue, it seems like it will become a major feature for either a patch or an expansion. Maybe Scenarios for Mists of Pandaria, if the damn thing is actually confirmed.
  1. Grymreaper's Avatar
    Holy rainbows batman its flying panda bears!
  1. Aydinx2's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by starkey View Post
    Skeeter: Hey Panda Bear! We don't take kindly to your types around here.
    Bartender: Now Skeeter, he ain't hurtin' nobody.
    Skeeter: No! I wanna know something from Mr. Panda Bear here. If you pandas are from mountainous areas of China and Tibet, how come you only eat bamboo which is prone to grow in dryer, more arid regions?
    My computer screen is covered in coca-cola.
  1. Halicia's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ControlBlue View Post
    Visibly they are working on contents that can be enjoyed by non-raiders, and according to the blue, it seems like it will become a major feature for either a patch or an expansion. Maybe Scenarios for Mists of Pandaria, if the damn thing is actually confirmed.
    I'm thinking Scenarios sound a lot like Blizzard's response to Rift's Chronicles... we shall see what they are if they ever see the light of day.
  1. Kathranis's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Myzou View Post
    Protip: Pandaren have MORE LORE than the Draenei did before they became a race. Heck, I don't even think an uncorrupted race of Draenei was even thought to exist before they were announced.

    So people using the lack of lore as a reasoning, there's that. On top of that, the Worgen lore was pretty much completely rewritten to bring them to the alliance, same with new lore for a completely new cartel of goblins being written to bring them to the horde.

    Blizzard can do what they want. If they want us to have Pandaren, we'll get pandaren. If they want us to have a half zebra, half vulture race, we'll get that. \
    Actually, the goblin lore for the Bilgewater Cartel was outlined in the Dark Factions RPG sourcebook, the same book that outlined most of the pandaren lore.

    Otherwise, you are mostly correct. Prior to announcing draenei as a playable race in BC, the only "draenei" in the lore were those creepy "lost one" mutants from WC3 and Swamp of Sorrows, and the eredar were a completely unrelated race of demons. They turned the "lost ones" into a devolved race of uncorrupted eredar, and "draenei" became a race of uncorrupted "eredar".

    With the worgen, prior to their introduction as a race in Cataclysm, they were just mobs in several WoW zones. Their backstory was limited to being "feral creatures summoned from another dimension". To add them as a race, Blizzard turned that other dimension into the Emerald Dream and came up with a huge backstory to connect them to the night elf druids and turn the remaining Gilneans into worgen.

    The race with the weakest lore prior to their introduction into WoW would have to be the gnomes, hands down. They were almost non-existant prior to WoW, and there was even a bit of controversy when Blizzard announced them as the fourth Alliance race. Before WoW, their lore consisted almost entirely of the descriptions for two units in WC2, which outlined them as relatives of the dwarves that built mechanical contraptions. That was all there was to their lore.

    Compared to any of the above, the pandaren are already steeped in lore, thanks to their appearances in both WC3 and the RPG sourcebooks. Not to mention a couple TCG cards, the official Warcraft 10th Anniversary action figure, and an upcoming comic book that was shown at the end of their Comic-Con 2010 panel.
  1. Warsongleaders's Avatar
    I'm really hyped about MoP, but there's something that bothers me, take a look at this:

    Warcraft 3 Pandaren:
    img703.imageshack.us/img703/7472/pandarenbrewmaster.gif

    World of Warcraft Pandaren:
    img20.imageshack.us/img20/3115/panda1s.png

    I think they would look so much bad ass with the Warcraft 3 green glowing eyes:

    img15.imageshack.us/img15/2223/panda2g.png
  1. reerzero's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Warsongleaders View Post
    I'm really hyped about MoP, but there's something that bothers me, take a look at this:

    Warcraft 3 Pandaren:
    img703.imageshack.us/img703/7472/pandarenbrewmaster.gif

    World of Warcraft Pandaren:
    img20.imageshack.us/img20/3115/panda1s.png

    I think they would look so much bad ass with the Warcraft 3 green glowing eyes:

    img15.imageshack.us/img15/2223/panda2g.png
    they should add the green eyes. it adds character to them. hopefully they can still change it.
  1. Nathanyel's Avatar
    Would be a nice touch, though it'd be enough to have eye color as a customization option.

    ---------- Post added 2011-10-23 at 02:27 PM ----------

    official poster, a Pandaren with green eyes:


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