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    The Jade Forest - Zone Preview

    The Jade Forest

    The Jade Forest is the first new zone on the island of Pandaria.

    After a devastating naval battle, survivors from both the Horde and Alliance wash up onto the tree-lined shores of the The Jade Forest. Surrounded by wilderness, they must form alliances with the natives if they wish to survive. Along the way, they will meet the Pandaren... along with some of the greater powers that protect and shape Pandaria.


    • This is where Alliance and Horde will be landing. The Horde wash up on the north side and the Alliance on the south side. There will be only be one starting zone and Alliance/Horde will end up meeting up in the middle.
    • The zone consists of lush rainforests and stone spires.
    • The Alliance will try to become friend with the Hozu, and the Horde with the Jinyu, attempting to turn them against each other.
    • This zone will be for levels 85-86.
    • Temple of the Jade Serpent will be the dungeon of this zone. It will be your 85-86 Dungeon, it has been taken over by Sha.


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    might be my favourite zone of the expansion, unless the mantid zone behind the great wall is some prince of persia looking gloomy ramshackle city.

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    For Pandaria! Going to be so awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dope_danny View Post
    might be my favourite zone of the expansion, unless the mantid zone behind the great wall is some prince of persia looking gloomy ramshackle city.
    WTB a Persian empire themed xpack

    OT. Looks really good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deleo View Post
    WTB a Persian empire themed xpack

    OT. Looks really good.
    i would love MoP to be followed by a persian themed one, maybe another location with tolvir and such south of southern kalimdor. It may have been easy as all get out but the 2008 prince of persia had some locations i would love to see be interpreted in wow. Maybe with more djinn lore and a lot of persian folklore.

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    Dat bridge.

    Possibly the single most amazing piece of scenery I've seen in this expansion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dope_danny View Post
    i would love MoP to be followed by a persian themed one, maybe another location with tolvir and such south of southern kalimdor. It may have been easy as all get out but the 2008 prince of persia had some locations i would love to see be interpreted in wow. Maybe with more djinn lore and a lot of persian folklore.
    Well "Azeroth's limits have yet to be revealed."

    Sounds to me like Blizz wants to keep us on Azeroth for a while yet.
    As long as players are happy and enjoy the game, the team doesn't mind extreme peaks and valleys. They just want to ensure you have a great experience and feel like you got your money's worth.
    If you truly believe that, Blizzard, show me you mean it. Because WoD didn't show me.

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    That one screenshot with the houses on the mountain is awesome! Too bad it's only artwork

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    Evil Bunny in the pumpkin patch? O.o

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBogina View Post
    Evil Bunny in the pumpkin patch? O.o
    That's the Verming. Think Kobolds, but with vegetables instead of candles.
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    I only saw a few minutes of it but it looked slicker than a lubed up olympic swimmer fleeing from a shark.

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    Personally, I would love to see a Graeco-Roman themed xpac. Such a major theme, yet it has never been seen in World of Warcraft. It would be freaking epic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBogina View Post
    Evil Bunny in the pumpkin patch? O.o
    It's Bunnicula!

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    Already like it. My candidate for favorite MoP zone. Can't wait to explore it.

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    I am somehow unsurprised that the Alliance get the "mischievous monkeys" while the Horde get the "Wise, buff fish people who can hear the land."

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    Yay, Tree's finally sway with the wind!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The EagleOwl Mage View Post
    Yay, Tree's finally sway with the wind!
    well, palm trees have been doing it since WoW came out. :P

    Also, check the bottom left corner of the far right picture second from the top...

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    Words to live by.

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    Looks fakin awesome, its amazing what Blizzard can do with a 7 year old engine....looks pretty amazing from those screenshots

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightfist View Post
    I am somehow unsurprised that the Alliance get the "mischievous monkeys" while the Horde get the "Wise, buff fish people who can hear the land."
    Hmm, The monkeys only fit the Horde, while the fishpeople fit either faction as both have their wise races. Though my Tauren will like the fishpeople more than those annoying monkeys.

    Very nice area. I´ll enjoy leveling there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taurenburger View Post
    Hmm, The monkeys only fit the Horde, while the fishpeople fit either faction as both have their wise races. Though my Tauren will like the fishpeople more than those annoying monkeys.

    Very nice area. I´ll enjoy leveling there.
    The Horde get the fish people. The Alliance get the monkeys.

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    I wonder if there are going to be any quests to go up those spires when there's no flying to start with...... it's been a long time since a summit posted any more difficulty than hitting space bar, I'll be feeling all nostalgic to find my way up peaks for quests again... so I hope they actually use them in quests

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamanic View Post
    I wonder if there are going to be any quests to go up those spires when there's no flying to start with...... it's been a long time since a summit posted any more difficulty than hitting space bar, I'll be feeling all nostalgic to find my way up peaks for quests again... so I hope they actually use them in quests
    Well, they did say the quest designers are really excited for this because at Blizzcon they said before you go into the physical dungeon with a group, you do quests to explore it, meet the bad guys etc.

    Can't wait for this expansion! Every preview about it so far has been amazing (Sucks to be alliance, Horde basically get Zoras, the best Legend of Zelda race).

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