MMO-Champion - Pandaren Gameplay Video, Theramore Destroyed, Free Diablo 3 12-Months Offer
Pandaren Blizzcon 2011 Gameplay Video
For those of you who couldn't attend Blizzcon, here is a short gameplay video of the Pandaren starting zone available at Blizzcon 2011. The quality isn't perfect but a few people risked their lives recording it.



Theramore to be destroyed by the Horde in 5.0?
It seems that Theramore will be destroyed by the Horde in the pre-Mists of Pandaria world events, the info was revealed to a couple of taiwanese websites attending a press event with Tom Chilton. Translation from Curll on ScrollsOfLore.
聯盟部落的對立,要如何去強調?
整個戰爭會從潘達利亞的迷霧資料片上市前會啟動世界事件,來強化 聯盟根部落的戰鬥,塞拉摩這城市摧毀讓聯盟 高層非常暴怒,也會以此為契機強化這兩方的戰鬥,未來整個戰鬥會 蔓延在潘達利亞大陸上,部落與聯盟也會在上 面發動許多的戰鬥以及與熊貓人的互動。

Here's the original quote. Let me translate:
The whole war will be ignited during the world event which leading the game into Mist of Pandaria. Theramore will be destroyed and the leaders of Alliance were outrageous at this matter and completely devote themselves into the war, which reach its peak on the continent of Pandaria. The Horde and the Alliance literally fought on the homeland of Pandaria, which pissed the pandarens off.

部落跟聯盟都很喜歡去殺對方的首領,那熊貓人的首領怎麼算?
在潘達利亞大陸上的 npc 多是中立角色,一部分的熊貓人覺得部落跟聯盟帶來厄運,並對它們 帶有敵意,玩家玩的熊貓人是早已脫離潘達利 亞的熊貓人,在等級達到之後選擇加入陣營,所以是沒有首領可以去 扁的。
Most of the pandarens are neutral characters. And some of them thought the Horde and the Alliance only brought doom to their beloved homeland, and have enmity against both factions. The players pandarens are in a different group. They departed Pandaria long ago and choose their own path. They choose their own faction when level 10, so they don't have a faction leader.

Free Diablo 3 and 12-Months WoW Subscription Plan
We covered that a little during the opening ceremony but didn't really have time to clarify because of all the new MoP info raining down on us. A few important points:


  • The Tyrael's Charger mount will be added in Patch 4.3 and is basically going to be available in a few weeks.
  • This is a 12-months commitment, but you can keep paying on a monthly basis.
  • If you decide to purchase the Diablo III Collector's Edition when it's available, and then choose to add your Collector's Edition license key to the Battle.net account associated with your existing World of Warcraft Annual Pass promotion, you will receive all of the benefits associated with the Collector's Edition, plus receive four months of World of Warcraft game time which is eligible towards your 12-month subscription commitment.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With Deathwing’s shadow looming over Azeroth and the mortal realms of Sanctuary steeling for war against the forces of Diablo, the World of Warcraft Annual Pass has arrived to offer WoW subscribers a chance to participate in both apocalyptic conflicts… without breaking the bank.

For a limited time only, players who make a 12-month subscription commitment to World of Warcraft through the WoW Annual Pass will receive the following epic rewards:


  • Diablo III FREE – Download the digital version via Battle.net for free when the game launches early next year. This is the full game, not a trial edition.
  • Tyrael’s Charger WoW Flying Mount – Ride for the Archangel of Justice on all current and future characters on a single World of Warcraft account. Tyrael’s Charger will arrive via in-game mail with the upcoming launch of patch 4.3.
  • Access to the Next WoW Expansion Beta Test – Get a guaranteed spot in the beta test for the next World of Warcraft expansion (at a time to be announced in the future).
    If you buy the Collector's Edition, you will also get the Fetish Shaman's Spear.

You can pay for the WoW Annual Pass on a monthly basis at $14.99 per month or according to the billing plan of your choice. To participate, you must be 18 or older, have a valid credit card, and have registered a full version of World of Warcraft on or before October 18, 2011.

Sign up for the World of Warcraft Annual Pass here, and then keep an eye on the World of Warcraft community site or the Diablo III community site for future announcements regarding the launch dates of these bonuses.

For more information on this offer, including eligibility requirements and details on how the World of Warcraft Annual Pass applies to players who plan to purchase the Diablo III: Collector’s Edition, please read the full FAQ.
This is a pretty good deal for anyone playing WoW, especially since the time between the last patch of Cataclysm and the beginning of Mists of Pandaria will probably much shorter than it was for WotLK/Cataclysm.





Probably not in the final version of the game
You have to admit, those are pretty good cupcakes. (Source Mike Schramm)

This article was originally published in forum thread: Pandaren Gameplay Video, Theramore Destroyed, Free Diablo 3 12-Months Offer started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 253 Comments
  1. The Ogdru Jahad's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Migas11 View Post
    yes, exept if you break the deal and suddenly stop paying during that 12month period you will be sued, much likely if you dont pay your internet or electrical bill.
    better go let the parents know then!
  1. Poper's Avatar
    No promotion for Latin America.........
  1. MysticalOS's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by LordSothe View Post
    Oh wow, more Horde favoritism. What a surprise. Ally can't destroy Stonard in SoS because of the mage port, but suddenly it's a non-issue when flipped around. I bet Jaina survives, and continues to serve as a Horde sympathizer.
    yeah, i was on board with southshore. Surrounded by horde with no nearby alliance support. It should have falen long ago. But stonard is exact same thing as southshore, it's in an aliance prdominant area, with no horde support, and somehow alliance is too incompient to take out a hick horde town in middle of no where?

    to top it off, a major port to fall so easy is just silly. clearly the design teams feels aliance are so dumb an incompitant that they cant even take a horde hick town with no support in middle of no where when they have it surrounded, nor can they defend a hub with tons of support reinforcements and tactical advantage, being a navel port and jaina there being all types of mage awesome porting any invadors out of city into the middle of ocean. a town that in 4.0.3 was able to even push their troops forward into souther barrens. now they go from getting stronger to blatently incompitent?
  1. xSaix's Avatar
    The favoritism is exasperating, but I'm sadly used to it. The Alliance war cry has always been "for the light", not "we'll keep trying!" Fail. Also nice job making it seem like Alliance is some pansy faction only baking cupcakes while Horde is HARDXCORE. It's bad enough at Blizzcon himself Chris Metzen said it was okay to boo at Alliance, and that in the Q&A he favors Thrall and wants the most focus on him, when he is/was the leader of the Horde. I thought there was enough favoritism as far as the wars in Cataclysm, but it seems MoP will just expand on it and Horde destroys everything.
  1. Omoidaseba's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Protectus View Post
    lol at horde/ally thing at the end >.< already subbed for 12 months For anyone who does not no the "cancel subscription" button on your battle.net will end up greyed out and when you hover over it your get a little msg saying your signed up to a deal. Basicly if you decide to remove your card your end up getting banned and most likely something via the post telling you to pay it, its a contract after-all think of it like a 12 month phone contract! If you plan on playing for 12 months and want to try diablo and the beta its well worth it imo. Free mount is nice also but everyone on the server will have that mount who is 18+ so dont think your going to look cool riding it about. It will be as cool as a celestial steed or winged guardian!
    Would be nice if only 18+ers can have the mount. (parents have themselves as owned and are 18+ => kids of 12 have the mount they whined about for 2 hours
  1. Arkenaw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by xSaix View Post
    The favoritism is exasperating, but I'm sadly used to it. The Alliance war cry has always been "for the light", not "we'll keep trying!" Fail. Also nice job making it seem like Alliance is some pansy faction only baking cupcakes while Horde is HARDXCORE. It's bad enough at Blizzcon himself Chris Metzen said it was okay to boo at Alliance, and that in the Q&A he favors Thrall and wants the most focus on him, when he is/was the leader of the Horde. I thought there was enough favoritism as far as the wars in Cataclysm, but it seems MoP will just expand on it and Horde destroys everything.
    One of the many contributing factors that lead me to stop playing.
  1. Buu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Naposim1337 View Post
    so theramore destroyed.... aliance getting screwed again... which region will horde lose? We should finally re-capture lorderon
    You seriously think it's viable to move one entire race? Try Arathi... Stromgarde is there, there is a Wall in the Horde frontier, and you guys can dance over Hammerfall to feel like Charlie Sheen.
    Quote Originally Posted by xSaix View Post
    The favoritism is exasperating, but I'm sadly used to it. The Alliance war cry has always been "for the light", not "we'll keep trying!" Fail.
    #1 is an old joke about an answer given at Blizzcon, when a player asked for Alliance Warcry.
    #2 Huh, perhaps in the world of your head is "for the light"? Seriously show me the dozens of sources that support this, please. Since it have ALWAYS BEEN.
  1. iorcedurmother's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by RatFanatic View Post
    So the enemy of MoP are pandas? Cool
    No, the enemy in MoP is the opposite faction, ya know, what we call PvP in every other expansion.
  1. pickley's Avatar
    : / I guess they wanted to give Jaina a story, but Giving Theramore to the Horde? Getting sick of all these destroyed Alliance towns...
  1. Notarget's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arkenaw View Post
    One of the many contributing factors that lead me to stop playing.
    You wont be missed? Or some catchy/cliche response just like yours. You could have gone Horde if you dislike Alliance? Regardless I'll see you in MoP
  1. Magetto's Avatar
    I really hate what they've done with Theramore, and now they're having the Horde outright destroy it? What? Killing the very people that fought alongside you against the burning legion, and then allied with you against their very own people to save Orgimmar? I know Blizzard sort of completely threw that out with Cata with Stormwind somehow fully dictating what Theramore does, but flat out destroying it now? I really hope this causes massive strife within Horde leading to Garrosh being overthrown.
  1. Nathiest's Avatar
    Not Theramore!!!!! meh.
  1. Arkenaw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Notarget View Post
    You wont be missed? Or some catchy/cliche response just like yours. You could have gone Horde if you dislike Alliance? Regardless I'll see you in MoP
    lolwut? If I disliked alliance I wouldn't be complaining about the developers who favored one faction over another. Maybe you can't read, but "quit" means I won't be playing.
  1. Stefanish's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Poper View Post
    No promotion for Latin America.........
    +1

    10 chars.
  1. Tolkfan's Avatar
    Scumbag Metzen. Comes out in Alliance t-shirt and says "they owe the Alliance big time". Destroys Theramore.
  1. Buu's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pickles View Post
    : / I guess they wanted to give Jaina a story, but Giving Theramore to the Horde? Getting sick of all these destroyed Alliance towns...
    Yeah, I'm not even sure if in game there will be NO Theramore anymore, or it will only be as pretty as Menethil Harbor. And it's a BIG jump from that to be turned to Horde Settlement.
    Quote Originally Posted by Poper View Post
    No promotion for Latin America.........
    RRRRRRAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
    So pissed here...
  1. FleckerMan's Avatar
    Horde are more 'war starty' though. And Humans are more 'get pissed and fight back. It makes more sense than the alliance instigating. As for the cupcakes, this is pure comedy, I think it's hilarious, I play Alliance.
  1. Grim Reaper's Avatar
    Umm, pandas seem bigger than taurens, taurens already have problem with doors. Can't wait to see a panda mounted on a Kodo or a Mammoth.
  1. slimj091's Avatar
    so what horde outpost in Eastern Kingdoms does the Alliance destroy in retaliation? i mean i really do not like the direction the devs are going with this horde/alliance war. this expansion so far. Alliance... a district in Stormwind gets destroyed by deathwing. Worgen are robbed of their starting zone and city. Southshore gets destroyed by the Scourge/forsaken. Auberdine gets destroyed by elementals and a giant wave. Horde... Orgrimmar is not only untouched, but remodeled to be made stronger. Horde forces capturing vast areas of Ashenvale forest. they give the whole of Azshara to Goblins. Grom'gol is untouched in spite of being located just up the beach from booty bay that got half destroyed by a giant wave a couple of tents are burnt in southern Barrens. Scourge/Forsaken are pretty much given most of Lordaeron except for parts that are owned by the Argent Crusade, and a small refugee camp in Arathi. so far it looks like for the sixth expansion alliance players might need check with horde players if it is okay to log on and play on their server's. because i wouldn't put it past blizzard to transfer ownership of all of the servers to the horde.
  1. jinreeko's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Arkenaw View Post
    lolwut? If I disliked alliance I wouldn't be complaining about the developers who favored one faction over another. Maybe you can't read, but "quit" means I won't be playing.
    Devs said at Blizzcon that soon, and they hoped by 5.0, there'd be some major action on the part of Varian to make us, like, want him to be our king. My guess is after Theramore falls he'll be out for blood, and Ally be on the counter-offensive

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