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All Races Available in Patch 5.0.4
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
With the release of patch 5.0.4, we’re making all the races of Azeroth playable by anyone, no matter which version or expansion of World of Warcraft they own. This includes the enigmatic pandaren, who will become available for play when Mists of Pandaria is released on Tuesday, September 25. We want the entire World of Warcraft community to be able to embrace their inner goblin, blood elf, worgen, draenei, or pandaren from the moment they step foot into the world of Azeroth.

Now, the only hard part will be choosing a name. Who will you be next?

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
I've seen some confusion about when pandaren character creation will be accessible.

Just to be clear on the announcement, we're making it possible for people to create a character of any race, regardless of what expansions you've purchased. So if you only have the original game (which now has The Burning Crusade included), when patch 5.0.4 hits you'll be able to create goblin and worgen characters as well. And, once Mists of Pandaria is released, you'll be able to create pandaren characters, regardless of whether or not you own Mists of Pandaria.

So it says all races, what about though all classes? Just because Pandaren become available for play regardless if you have MoP or not, does this include the new monk class?
No, you'll need to upgrade your World of Warcraft license to Mists of Pandaria in order to unlock the monk class. The same is true for leveling from 85-90 and gaining access to the continent of Pandaria.
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  1. sharpmonkey's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Duravian View Post
    Well that takes out a big chunk of why you buy the expansion, the new race....
    The big reason that I buy an expansion is the level increase and the new endgame - a new race/class is a bonus...
  1. Lialye's Avatar
    sooo we can create a pandaren at the 28th august, but can play him at mop release... or do i get it wrong ?
    and will there be a 11th characterslot with 5.0.4 ?
  1. Soeroah's Avatar
    The 11th character slot only comes if you buy MoP, so September 25th will be the earliest you can access it.

    Pandaren will be available to all players, but only after MoP releases on September 25th. All the other races are available to all players on August 28th. Until then, no Pandaren for you.
  1. Goretog's Avatar
    Does this mean on the 25th sept when MoP is released, if you haven't bought MoP you would roll a panda and be playing on the turtle panda starter zone? Or do we have to roll in the other starter zones?
  1. Luko's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tru View Post
    another marketing ploy hidden subtext " please don't leave our kung fu kiddy game for guild wars 2 please we has pandas ! "
    You're not really a common name around here, but may I reserve this post to bring up again in about 6 months? I'm looking forward to seeing how opinions change once the MMO world gets their hands on GW2.

    On topic, this is a very fun idea. Good for them.
  1. Leaf01's Avatar
    Finally they did it
  1. Helrizen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tru View Post
    another marketing ploy hidden subtext " please don't leave our kung fu kiddy game for guild wars 2 please we has pandas ! "
    very true, blizzard will be throwing everything they can now that a f2p game thats just being released and already better than pandacraft is just around the corner. Will be interesting to see what else blizzard are prepared to do, WoW is just gonna be too easy to play, takes away any fun.
  1. det's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tru View Post
    another marketing ploy hidden subtext " please don't leave our kung fu kiddy game for guild wars 2 please we has pandas ! "
    ...which naturally will not work, because thanks to your insightful post, the world has now their third eye opened and squee-geed clean. And we all shall flock away from ze evul Blizzard and only buy mature games from fair companies with impeccable ethos who do not want our money at all.

    Oh..newsflash: As a MMO player, the rest of the world considers us geeky pimply nerds who lives in mom's basement anyhow. Good for you that you chose to play a "mature" geeky nerd game and not a "kiddy" geeky nerd game.
  1. Nerraw's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Duravian View Post
    Well that takes out a big chunk of why you buy the expansion, the new race....
    I'm sure the 85-90 experience is just a small part of why someone would buy the expansion.
  1. Gordon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lialye View Post
    sooo we can create a pandaren at the 28th august, but can play him at mop release... or do i get it wrong ?
    and will there be a 11th characterslot with 5.0.4 ?
    http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/...-0-4?#comments
  1. risingforce's Avatar
    Nice addition to WoW, great move!
  1. chrth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Goretog View Post
    Does this mean on the 25th sept when MoP is released, if you haven't bought MoP you would roll a panda and be playing on the turtle panda starter zone? Or do we have to roll in the other starter zones?
    You'll be on the Turtle
  1. Noctim's Avatar
    GW2 People get crazy about "fluffy" Pandas and play THIS instead????? ARE YOU GUYS SERIOUS???

  1. chrth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Noctim View Post
    GW2 People get crazy about "fluffy" Pandas and play THIS instead????? ARE YOU GUYS SERIOUS???

    I have no idea what this has to do with all races being available, but ok
  1. Avlivar's Avatar
    The Lion's Pride Inn on Moonguard is about to get ten times more furry.
  1. Edlarel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Avlivar View Post
    The Lion's Pride Inn on Moonguard is about to get ten times more furry.
    >.< Ewww lol. On topic, this is awesome because it means my youngest son's account can still join us to play even though I couldn't quite get his copy of MoP yet (already got 3 coming on release).
  1. Noctim's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by chrth View Post
    I have no idea what this has to do with all races being available, but ok
    it was an indirect answer to tru's post:

    another marketing ploy hidden subtext " please don't leave our kung fu kiddy game for guild wars 2 please we has pandas ! "
  1. chrth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Noctim View Post
    it was an indirect answer to tru's post:

    How do we respond to trolls?
    For my kind, the true question is: Should we respond to trolls?
  1. Xistenz's Avatar
    By reading the title; did anyone else think this was about having all race/class combinations? Undead Paladin mmmm xD
  1. StickYou's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by XstenZ View Post
    By reading the title; did anyone else think this was about having all race/class combinations? Undead Paladin mmmm xD
    That would be cool but will never happen. You can't have a Paladin eating it's victims.

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