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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. Tronski'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.
    When was the last time you saw a tauren maul someone irl? Happens all the time with these creatures who obviously arent "fighting monsters"
  1. Typhron's Avatar
    They should try to ape more things while they're at it. :V
  1. Leviatharan's Avatar
    I've got to wonder what the point of Roll is really. They don't need the extra gap-closer with Flying Serpent Kick... It's not even really that far of a roll anyway.. Just a spammable runspeed boost? I can see the applications for even that inch of squeezing out of AoE range but... eh. Seems more like the intent is just for the monk to show off every few sec.
  1. Yig's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Leviatharan View Post
    I've got to wonder what the point of Roll is really. They don't need the extra gap-closer with Flying Serpent Kick... It's not even really that far of a roll anyway.. Just a spammable runspeed boost? I can see the applications for even that inch of squeezing out of AoE range but... eh. Seems more like the intent is just for the monk to show off every few sec.
    Because movement should be fun. Rolling is going to be fun.
  1. Snes's Avatar
    The attacks sounds like they are missing; they lack the "thwack" of a solid, connecting punch. Hopefully the sounds change during beta, otherwise the class looks great. Also, rage-quitters gonna fake rage-quit and namechange later.
  1. Strah's Avatar
    oh my god, this is so crap imo.

    In my eyes, wow has totally lost every bit of it's seriousness. Really, there's this cataclysm,thousands dying,thousands suffering, and there's this colourful childish shit that looks like kung-fu panda for 8-year olds.
    This video just made me not want MoP anymore, considering i did want to try it out on release.
  1. Luminoth4's Avatar
    Spinning Kick = Bladestorm?
  1. Robby2475's Avatar
    You all have to be kidding me. If you actually like this garbage you are so blind with fanoi-ism its not even funny. The class is an obvious "fuck you Bioware" I mean come on their "Jab" ability generates "light force" and "dark force". AND the class has no auto attack. This entire expansion is just Blizzard stealing other games ideas, because they can't come up with anything anymore. I mean how the hell are they going to have an expansion with no main villain ? plus the animations look retarded as hell.
  1. Mumba's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Luminoth4 View Post
    Spinning Kick = Bladestorm?
    No, you silly thing. It's a Hurricane Kick.
  1. The Unforgivable's Avatar
    Monks I feel are going to be even more out of place than DK's were when WotlK rolled out. I know it's a long ways away but they just seem like they're going to be the odd ball out that do things either too well or not nearly good enough.
  1. lordlight's Avatar
    A quote from my soon to be human monk, "WATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATATA"
  1. Reserk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Wakawaka1234 View Post
    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.
    Exactly my thoughts.....I find a tauren spinning around in circles no different to a panda spinning around in circles.. Rofl complain complain and complain.




    P.S I just realised I quoted the wrong post o.O. Silly me.
  1. crackleslap's Avatar
    I for one will most CERTAINLY be playing a monk, but maybe not panda seeing as i hate their voice, hopefully females give me a good impression.
  1. kolz4ever's Avatar
    All I can say honestly is good bye wow. It was a hell of a fun time for those 5 years I been playing but this was (especially this) the killing blow for me. First they nerf the shit in to oblivion so you casuals can have everything with no effort and then this... I am done. I will see blizzard next time in d3, sc2's expansion, and hopefully their next mmo.
  1. BatteredRose's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Luminoth4 View Post
    Spinning Kick = Bladestorm?
    I want some poundcake!!!

    +50 brownie points to anyone that knows what I'm talking about without looking it up.

    OT: Awesome little combat preview.

    ---------- Post added 2011-10-22 at 11:43 PM ----------

    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.
    That's a mighty fine pair of rose-colored goggles you have. Your argument anti-Pandaren is quite immature though.
  1. AsIlaydying's Avatar
    yeeesh, I am for this xpac but seriously, Blizz if you really want to make this class serious, better animation would be appreciated. Just saying they used street fighter as an example, fyi, Ryu didn't look like he was doing a pirouette.
  1. AVB's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by BatteredRose View Post
    I want some poundcake!!!

    +50 brownie points to anyone that knows what I'm talking about without looking it up.

    OT: Awesome little combat preview.

    ---------- Post added 2011-10-22 at 11:43 PM ----------



    That's a mighty fine pair of rose-colored goggles you have. Your argument anti-Pandaren is quite immature though.
    Well I guess I got them +50 points then
    anyway, why do I get a feeling that they are gonna get some sort of uppercut move, if you catch my drift >:3
  1. reve's Avatar
    If WoW was ever on the decline to where subscriptions were not high enough to support the game, they would consider the premium model.
    This seems to be the most interesting quote of that day... Mainly: What's "not high enough" and what would be the "premium model" ?
  1. Notos's Avatar
    I want to see that spinning kick performed by other races. They'll obviously have to create a whole bunch of new animations for every race which can be a monk. Hopefully at that point they will realize that the old character models aren't capable of animating fluidly enough to pull off the monk's attacks and then hurry up with working on new race models.
  1. bilkenter's Avatar
    Streetfighter and pokemon this expansion gives to us great... Definitely not gonna buy

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