Good lord, have you even tried to read up on the Pandaren lore? How they were for centuries slaves of the mogu? Slaughtered by them and the Saurok? Used as fodder for the mantid? How they had to physically fight their way for power? No weapons or magic, just their own fists to defeat their overlords? And how for more centuries they get destroyed by the mantid every 100 years?
We can never understand their torment, their terrors, for they far surpass our own. They have to fight to simply exist peaceful against multiple fronts. And then they have to keep their emotions in check constantly. Be in control for all of their time lest the Sha gain more power. Pandaren are all about conflict despite their peaceful nature.
Pandaren do a very good job of spicing things up and Blizzard did exactly what they said they would at Blizzcon 2011: The pandaren are caught in between the Alliance and the Horde and we see the conflict and the emotion that causes for their people.
The Pandaren in Pandaria and on The Wandering Isle are completely different. They are of the same race but of different ideals. The Pandaren on the Isle are the ones who were brave and wanted adventure with Liu Lang. Its like the Goblins or Worgen. They aren't the same as their entire race.
I may pay my subscription every month, but I don't lose sight of the fact that the other 4/9/24/39 people I'm grouped with pay too.
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It's obvious that OP plays WoW with his own sight of the lore and his own image of how wow runs. But there is the point: If you don't realize that you have that own image because that's how games and books and whatsoever "run" you will never be able to accept expansions / specifications. Blizzard has implanted the pandas pretty well and explained everything understandable ingame lorewise. It's up to everyone to accept or not accept it.
Wtf is the point in World of Warcraft if there's peace everywhere? The expansion itself has purpose as do the Pandaren. It's a land that hasn't seen the outside world in ages and once it does open up the outside world brings its conflicts with it.
If its war you want, 5.1 --> are for you, plus, i feel like the peace associated with Pandarens is purposely put there, so that when its shattered by the conflict of war that its all the more vivid, besides, if the pandaren weren't planning on fighting, why would they pick sides? ( horde/alliance)
Meanwhile, Warcraft was always supposed to be both a goofy joke and serious. Every single race has over the top goofy aspects, presented in an animated cartoon visual style with fart jokes, from the first game. If you think Pandaren seriously disrupt context here, you're looking for it intentionally.
I'm guessing that means you didn't like TBC, or Wrath, or Cata, anymore than you like this expansion...because here's a news flash for you... they weren't about a war between the alliance or horde either, they were about them uniting against a bigger evil...putting their differences aside. the days of WC1-2 and the novels where it was just the alliance vs the horde are over, and while they're making a return in this expansion, there have been enough hints at a burning legion xpac, and if that was true, say hello to holding hands with eachother some more.
but you're right, the expansion is nothing but a bunch of peaceful pandas, who had war brought to their peaceful home, forcing the sha to awaken and forcing them to choose sides in a war they had no intention on fighting.
and well, we just *can't* have some good among all the bad, can we? how could we have pandas, and have them be so nice and peaceful and remind you that even in war there is still a lot of heart in people. whew.
I do wish I could get as excited about splitting a blood elf in half in the game as you though.
Greg- "Hey Sam we're thinking of making your avatar a World of Warcraft race"
Samwise- "Hahahaha, good one"
Tom- "We're serious"
It's a continent and race that holds no relevance to the past 10,000 years of Warcraft lore
As in literally every single part of the lore that the players have been involved in.
Obviously it feels out of place.
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