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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. mrwingtipshoes'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 ! "
    Would you like my tin foil hat?
  1. kazso's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vallius View Post
    I'm really hoping this means that all hairstyles for the Pandaren will be available for all races of a given faction, because my warrior wants some'a dem panda beards!
    I don't think that will work, because the pandas have new, high polygon models. Putting their hairstyles on the old models would look really weird.
    Quote Originally Posted by Frozenbeef View Post
    I don't like it...it means trials can be panda = more crowded on starter isle
    MoP will have instanced cross-realm zones. It helps to populate low-pop zones, but it works the other way around too: makes crowded zones less populated
  1. Thuggrim's Avatar
    It is pretty good news for new starters. The buy in price is ridiculous if you want access to all races, cannot see why its not all classes I guess they think the monk will be that big a draw. The whole 85-90 content and new end game should be enough to sell the expansion on its own.

    If Blizzard were really worried about GW2 I bet it would be all races/all classes as of 5.0
  1. Mystile's Avatar
    Interesting, I never would have thought they'd do something like this. Not that it affects most of us, but to new players, that's a very nice addition.
  1. Disciple81's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by I Change My Name View Post
    Anyone else think that it is now making BC a tad redundant now? All it is a skipping stone for people going from 60-70. Without the added perk of the 2 new races what else is there for them.
    It can be seen that way true but there is a ton of stuff to farm out, If you want achievements (Dungeons,Reputations, Raids) Transmogrification gears (there are quite a few nice sets and models native only to Outland) Battle Pets and Mounts (Still a bunch of mounts you can only get from Outland including rare drops) Dare I say RPers for instance my Hearth is in Shatt even at 85 and I am not the only one, There is still much fun to be had and much collecting to do in Outland as well as Northrend despite the level difference.
  1. Direknyte's Avatar
    Now if only I could create more than 10 characters on a single realm so I could actually take advantage of this.....
  1. Luko's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by I Change My Name View Post
    Anyone else think that it is now making BC a tad redundant now? All it is a skipping stone for people going from 60-70. Without the added perk of the 2 new races what else is there for them.
    Ok, only going off the info you've posted here, I'm still not seeing the problem? So it's level 58-70 content? And? The game's cap is 90 now. It's redundant. You want them to build a shrine to it? Oh wait, they sort of did by giving it an entire world dedicated to it full of interesting story, dungeons and an incredible amount of reps to grind and mounts to collect, not to mention unique gear that's still obtainable today.

    Maybe I'm not understanding your post?
  1. Saffa'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

    No because I read what it said - quite clearly says Races, not Classes or all Classes in Races - It says all races lol How could you possible read 'for all classes' added in there ^^

    ---------- Post added 2012-08-19 at 01:37 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Direknyte View Post
    Now if only I could create more than 10 characters on a single realm so I could actually take advantage of this.....
    If you buy MoP you get 11 chars per realm, up to 50 per account

    ---------- Post added 2012-08-19 at 01:39 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by mrwingtipshoes View Post
    Would you like my tin foil hat?

    If he does not want yours he can have mine Nice post
  1. Divineblitz's Avatar
    A welcome change. Will for sure bring lots of new players who are more interested in playing the other races outside of classic.

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