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Mists of Pandaria - Blizzcon 2011 Recap
Blizzcon has been really exciting this year and Blizzard definitely had a lot of things to show us! It's time for a giant recap of all the panels, we will probably have a lot more content over the next few days but this should keep you busy for the moment!

We also added details from the interview appearing on the web, we'll probably see a lot more of those soon.

Official Website

Blizzcon 2011 - Day 1 Panels

Blizzcon 2011 - Day 2 Panels

Blizzcon 2011 - Day 1 Panels (Official Blue Posts)

Videos

Blizzcon Interview Details
A few interviews of Blizzard staff have popped up so far, the interesting parts are below. We are likely to see more early next week. (via venturebeat, gaming-insight)


  • You might be able to use Valor Points to increase the item level of your items slightly.
  • Blizzard might move your Resource bars closer to the center of the screen, similar to how many custom UIs are set up. It will start with Monks, then maybe Paladins and Death Knights.
  • The game will almost always be sold with Burning Crusade in the future to cut down on the number of games you have to buy.
  • If WoW was ever on the decline to where subscriptions were not high enough to support the game, they would consider the freemium model.


Monk Abilities Preview
I completely forgot to post those yesterday, but here is a small preview of the Monk abilities from the playable demo at Blizzcon.
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Level 1 Abilities
Jab
40 Chi - Melee Range, Instant
Requires Stance of the Drunken Ox, Stance of the Fierce Tiger.
You jab the target, dealing 5 damage and generating 1 light force and 1 dark force.

Tiger Palm
1 Light Force - Melee range, instant
Requires Stance of the Drunken Ox, Stance of the Fierce Tiger.
Deals 10 Physical damage, deals 5 additional damage if the target is above 50% health.

Level 2 Abilities
Roll
50 Chi - Instant
Roll a short distance.

Level 3 Abilities
Blackout Kick
2 Dark Force - Melee range, Instant
Kick with a blast of energy, causing 28 physical damage to an enemy target. If the target is killed by blackout kick, you are returned 1 Dark Force.

Level 5 Abilities
Flying Serpent Kick
8-40 Yards range, 25 Seconds Cooldown, Instant.
Soar through the air towards a targeted enemy, knocking them down and stunning them for 2 seconds.

Spinning Crane Kick
Instant, 2 Lights and Dark Forces
Requires Stance of the Drunken Ox, Stance of the Fierce Tiger.
You spin while kicking in the air, dealing 23 damage every 1 second to all nearby enemies within 8 yards. Movement speed is reduced by 30%, last 6 seconds.

Level ?? Abilities
Statue of the Jade Serpent
5 Sec Cast
Summon a statue at the target location. Anytime you deal damage, a nearby friendly target within 20 yards of the statue will be healed. You can have up to 3 Jade Dragon Statues active at a time.
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  1. eddynator's Avatar
    I must say, it was an amazing Blizzcon, I loved almost all. And of course the Foo fighters were amazing! Glad to be able to follow it on blizzcon stream!
  1. Migari's Avatar
    * Thumbs up *

    Awesome work as always. I guess you can finally get some sleep now!
  1. Karshda's Avatar
    Could you perhaps tell us where these interviews are at?
  1. Ibbi's Avatar
    Imagine a Gnome or Tauren doing Spinning Crane Kick, hahahha
  1. Nathiest's Avatar
    Pandarens make Monks look silly.
  1. Pumps's Avatar
    isn't wow premium now? do you mean Fremium?
  1. Gintama's Avatar
    The monk abilities video feels like a cheaper version of the GW2 class videos.
  1. The Ogdru Jahad's Avatar
    Honestly, the names of the stances "Drunken ox" and abilities "spinning crane kick" all sound way to stupid. This class looks like a joke. Like a silly "fun" class. It seems like the engineering of classes. The animations on a pandaren look equally as retarded and silly. Honestly, it's a fat pandabear spinning around and killing things. I would laugh if I died in pvp by a Panda. Blizzard needs to make this race look fierce, and reconsider the stupid ass names they gave the abilities.
  1. Xanyr's Avatar
    I think leveling through Wrath the Scourge will laugh themselves to death when they fight Monks
  1. Forgus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Ogdru Jahad View Post
    Honestly, the names of the stances "Drunken ox" and abilities "spinning crane kick" all sound way to stupid. This class looks like a joke. Like a silly "fun" class. It seems like the engineering of classes. The animations on a pandaren look equally as retarded and silly. Honestly, it's a fat pandabear spinning around and killing things. I would laugh if I died in pvp by a Panda. Blizzard needs to make this race look fierce, and reconsider the stupid ass names they gave the abilities.
    So a tauren warrior doing blade storm is silly too? - because that looks quite similar to the panda doing the spinning crane kick.. The class looks awesome for me, mainly because its so different from your usual classes - would of been disappointing if they just brought out another class that just swings, or cast at range. This class seems so active ( the melee dps aspect ) and from the sounds of it, the healing sounds really active, instead of just sitting back and casting the same spell over and over again until a spike of damage..

    Just try and wait until more info is release before making your final judgement - i pity the people who have been saying this weekend that they are quitting or not continuing their subscription - they are the real ones missing out.

    CAN'T WAIT TO BE A PANDA!
  1. dope_danny's Avatar
    so flying kick>jab>jab>spinning kick>jab>tiger palm>jab>blackoutkick>tigerpalm is the early tank rotation?
  1. markdall's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Pumps View Post
    isn't wow premium now? do you mean Fremium?
    They probably mean blatantly selling things that aren't cosmetic up to and including entire characters.
  1. The Ogdru Jahad's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Forgus View Post
    So a tauren warrior doing blade storm is silly too? - because that looks quite similar to the panda doing the spinning crane kick.. The class looks awesome for me, mainly because its so different from your usual classes - would of been disappointing if they just brought out another class that just swings, or cast at range. This class seems so active ( the melee dps aspect ) and from the sounds of it, the healing sounds really active, instead of just sitting back and casting the same spell over and over again until a spike of damage..

    Just try and wait until more info is release before making your final judgement - i pity the people who have been saying this weekend that they are quitting or not continuing their subscription - they are the real ones missing out.

    CAN'T WAIT TO BE A PANDA!
    I'm going to guess your 13, lived through pokemon and haven't grown up. The fact that u use tauren warrior as an example is pretty fail tbh. The warrior class is known for its ruthless bloodthirsty berserker nature. Bladestorm is pretty vicious if you ask me, even if the animation is kinda silly. The reputation alone just tells you how serious the warrior is. Panda bears spinning around in stance of the drunken ox is silly. It's not a fighting monster like the tauren is. The people missing out are the ones who still play this game. But then again, they missed out years ago when WoW was in vanilla/BC.
  1. Goulashia's Avatar
    Burning Crusade already comes with the main game now. "The game will almost always be sold with Burning Crusade in the future to cut down on the number of games you have to buy." What????
  1. Aberration's Avatar
    Cannot wait to play a monk.
  1. The Ogdru Jahad's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Goulashia View Post
    Burning Crusade already comes with the main game now. "The game will almost always be sold with Burning Crusade in the future to cut down on the number of games you have to buy." What????
    BC is now free when u purchase vanilla. They probably mean the disk will automatically come with BC on it at no additional cost. Currently, I THINK, you have to download it online after u purchase vanilla. It's still free though, just an extra step.
  1. Niroshi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The Ogdru Jahad View Post
    I'm going to guess your 13, lived through pokemon and haven't grown up. The fact that u use tauren warrior as an example is pretty fail tbh. The warrior class is known for its ruthless bloodthirsty berserker nature. Bladestorm is pretty vicious if you ask me, even if the animation is kinda silly. The reputation alone just tells you how serious the warrior is. Panda bears spinning around in stance of the drunken ox is silly. It's not a fighting monster like the tauren is. The people missing out are the ones who still play this game. But then again, they missed out years ago when WoW was in vanilla/BC.
    Hang on, you think a cow warrior is less ridiculous than a bear monk?
  1. Wakawaka1234's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Niroshi View Post
    Hang on, you think a cow warrior is less ridiculous than a bear monk?
    I know right?? FFS a fucking bear man is ten times more bad ass then a cow man. Haters gonna hate comes with having a lot of free time.
  1. Rycar's Avatar
    Blizzard: "Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses." In English: If you had remained silent, you would have remained a philosopher. Stop destroying a legacy.
  1. Nullpointer's Avatar
    Don't judge something only because you like it a lot or don't like it, judge it by the way it is made. For the moment the pandaren models look extremely funny and ridiculous, the monk's animations look retarded as well and anyone stating the opposite is blind or an extremely biased fanboy. But since it is not even alpha me thinks that in the end they will make the new race the best when it comes to animation and models.

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