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Maybe in a thread that seems designed to say, "pandaren are a nice touch, but not made for warcraft" is not a place for you to spend time if you expect it to be a one sided discussion.
and as far as what predates what for a post or 2 ago.
The frozen throne came out around July 1, 2003
Blizzard massive April fools joke about them was April 1, 2005.
2 years after the optional Frozen throne campaign inside the frozen throne expansion, the optional access to an additional character was considered a joke to even blizzard.
You can still like MoP all you like, believe every word blizzard says about pandas and there development timeframe and enjoy the game but you have got to be fooling yourself if you can't see where the dislikes are coming from.
I'm not trying to convince you or anyone of anything but I'm not the only one who can't drop the argument.
Last edited by quras; 2012-10-08 at 07:28 PM.
Dude, come on. Use common sense.
This entire thread is based off one guy stating his dislike for the race and how they don't fit into the lore.
From there people who think they're Childish jump on the band wagon and use it as a grounds to reopen this debate.
Do you honestly think we want to debate this anymore? Like, seriously?
What does it accomplish?
This is a forum where debates and discussions and arguments are of course welcome but when it's the same stuff over and over again, constantly repeating, what enjoyment is there in it?
I'm leaving this at that.
The fans of the game have their side.
You guys have yours.
Making post after post trying to prove your point does nothing but add oil to a debate that should've ended months ago, and in and of itself makes no sense what-so-ever.
It does nothing now but create issues.
If you want to prove the Pandaren aren't childish, prove you can act like an adult first man.
Do you know why we have threads like this one? Because people talk about races like the Draenei as "blue goat people".
Do you know why the Draenei look the way they look?
They are basically Eredar, and the Eredar look was determined in WC3 with characters like Archimonde and Kil'Jaeden?
Why do the Eredar have goat legs? Why do they have a tail? Why do they have horns? What image comes to mind when thinking of goat legs, horns and a tail?
And why? Because they're demons. The Eredar, just like other demonic races in WoW, like the Satyr, and the Nathrezim, have characteristics directly taken from Satan. Because they're demons.
Archimonde had a grey skin color. Kil'Jaeden had a red skin color.
The Draenei have blue skin to distinguish themselves from the Eredar. Blue also fits the Alliance.
But people don't even see through such basic design decisions. How can you even discuss such topics?
Last edited by Nindoriel; 2012-10-08 at 07:42 PM.
Well then I guess we can never have ogres as a playable race since Blizzard made a joke about that too.
Nevermind the fact that the pandaren joke we were talking about was the one from before Warcraft 3...
Actually now that I've run a ton of heroics and been exposed to more pandarens, they make pretty cool warriors.
The panda joke was April 1, 2005
The expansion for the frozen throne was July 1, 2003
2 years after the frozen throne blizzard still thought of pandas as a joke.
Not quite entirely true.
I'm saying, when a developer creates something as an option campaign in an expansion and the character itself is also optional to obtain and not needed for completion, it's a good bet to think most have no clue about it or only do cause someone told them.
Sure you can argue it's in the lore cause it had one massively obscure reference but it only had any popularity cause years later it produced the silliest and most monumentally comical April Fools joke to date. From that point on it would never be seen as lore to write home about but a simply throwback to pay homage to some guys drawing talent.
It's not hard to see why people believe this race to be far below the rest of the lore. Not worthy of being supported by those with the same view. Might as well be rat men from goldshire and their expansion for taking back their candles. As many quests as we do with them they have more lore.
If you like it, good for you but like Destil said, you're not going to convince those that dislike it to suddenly like it.
I'm starting to think these posts keep cropping up cause some gamers are still just dumbfounded this was the direction blizzard went with game design.
EDIT: Well not quite 2 years...
Last edited by quras; 2012-10-08 at 07:57 PM.
Ugh, yes. Pandaren were first revealed as the last playable race I Warcraft 3. This was a joke, it really turned out to be undead.
And it really is hilarious how you're trying to make an entire campaign in one of the most popular strategy games of all time sound like an obscurity. Oh, doubly hilarious for you ignoring that they show up on other maps too, including a large number of multi player maps.
Actually, Pandaren ARE made for Warcraft. Go play WC3. No one is holding a gun to your head and forcing you to play WoW. If you don't like where it's going, stop playing. End of discussion.
What hilarious is people making them out to be bigger than they were.
Writers can do anything but if the next expansion is the "RETAKING OF THE CANDLES" and we play rat people. It's not likely to be perceived really well. The writers for blizzard did a pretty good job bringing them from relative obscurity and into the light but for such a minor roll in warcraft and no real role in WOW the MMO. Shocking they went with them.
Last edited by quras; 2012-10-08 at 08:09 PM.
I'd like all the Horde fanatics to rage at next Blizzcon and tell Samwise how his created race is a joke and don't belong in WoW. See what his opinion is on the matter.
Yeah, they were an April Fool's joke. Fans loved 'em. Blizzard put them in. Fans loved them more. Blizzard developed more lore about them for the RPG books. Blizzard discussed them internally. Blizzard used them for some more jokes because they are light hearted. Fans still loved them and they were at a time the MOST REQUESTED playable race in WoW. Blizz considered them for Burning Crusade, but didn't go that route. Here we are years later and they are fully realized.
They fit with Warcraft. They fit with the gnomes, the goblins wearing diamond sunglasses, etc, etc. It's time to accept it and deal with it because they aren't just going away at this point.
So what if the game was massive? You could select the campaign from the same screen as the others.
Did you even play WC3, quras?
so what, they were a character many people didnt even see because it wasnt even in the main storyline, even if everyone had loved that character and made it as popular as thrall or wrynn it STILL would not have fit in to the WoW myth. the OP is right, they were a mistake to ever add to WoW.