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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.
This article was originally published in forum thread: All Races Available in Patch 5.0.4 started by chaud View original post
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  1. aznthecapn's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Winterstrife View Post
    Sweet! I already reserved my Panda's name, now all I got to do is wait for 28th August ^^
    No, you have to wait for MoP to come out in September. Read more carefully.
  1. KWC3587's Avatar
    Whoops, misread it. disregard.
  1. Dreadzy's Avatar
    *high fives Blizzard*
  1. McFrotton's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fuhok View Post
    So Pandaren will be available, but the Monk class won't be until Sept 25th? If that's the case, I still have no reason to renew my sub until Sept 25th.

    Edit: OHHHH! I get it now, they're saying that the Worgen/Goblin will be available to anyone, even if they don't have Cata, and BE/Draenei available even if the person doesn't have BC. Got it.
    You sir understand thing the wrong way, pandaren playable by anyone but only when mist launch
  1. Synbaby's Avatar
    So, here's my question. Who here plays wow and DOES NOT have every xpac, but still plays? I'm kind of curious about this. Twink accounts?
  1. catalystical's Avatar
    good guy blizzard

    ---------- Post added 2012-08-16 at 11:57 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Synbaby View Post
    So, here's my question. Who here plays wow and DOES NOT have every xpac, but still plays? I'm kind of curious about this. Twink accounts?
    starter accounts
  1. Kimiko93's Avatar
    Could we get a 5.0.4 Compilation on the main-page when its due?
    Thanks in advance!
    //Kimiko
  1. Ltsmash's Avatar
    Who says competition isn't good for the players?
  1. chrth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Synbaby View Post
    So, here's my question. Who here plays wow and DOES NOT have every xpac, but still plays? I'm kind of curious about this. Twink accounts?
    As catalystical said, Starter Accounts for new players. But also RAF accounts, as you don't get any benefit after 80. So now if you have your own RAF account you can dual-level Worgen, Goblins, or Panda while only paying for up to WotLK on the new account.
  1. Arkamedis'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 ! "
    Enough of this idiotic statement, please. I could just as easily say" LOL ENJOY NO ENDGAME IN THAT F2P GAEM" Enough of the BS, you dont like it dont comment about it.
  1. moesouls's Avatar
    so does this mean i get my money back for buying BC and Wrath and Cata when they came out? Gotta love rewards for people that are new and dont know their ass from a hole in the ground and Blizz wonders why people leave.
  1. chrth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by moesouls View Post
    so does this mean i get my money back for buying BC and Wrath and Cata when they came out? Gotta love rewards for people that are new and dont know their ass from a hole in the ground and Blizz wonders why people leave.
    Seriously? You still can't --- never mind, you obviously wouldn't understand.
  1. Soeroah's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by moesouls View Post
    so does this mean i get my money back for buying BC and Wrath and Cata when they came out? Gotta love rewards for people that are new and dont know their ass from a hole in the ground and Blizz wonders why people leave.
    I'm sure Blizzard will get on that once I get compensated for the last three, obselete PCs I bought over the last 15 years.





    Wow, this was something I didn't expect. Cross-realm zones were a shocker to me, this is another very surprising change.
  1. orangelemonrain's Avatar
    This is actually pretty cool +1
  1. Sills's Avatar
    Did not see this coming at all. We will have to see if it pays off for them.
  1. Alayea's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kimiko93 View Post
    Could we get a 5.0.4 Compilation on the main-page when its due?
    Thanks in advance!
    //Kimiko
    Knowing Bouboubille and chaud, we'll most definitely get a recap a few days before the patch goes live.
  1. Suikoden's Avatar
    I didn't expect something like this happening. o_O
  1. Duravian's Avatar
    Well that takes out a big chunk of why you buy the expansion, the new race....
  1. good diu bro's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by McFrotton View Post
    You sir understand thing the wrong way, pandaren playable by anyone but only when mist launch
    Basically what you see in PTR is what you get in the end of this month.
  1. Makman's Avatar
    Thank you Blizzard )))

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