Om nom, nom nom om nom nom om om nom!
Yes, it may be really odd. But it was brought into the game due to some issues. Think it was legal issues in a way. Can't remember, was on twitter. But again, you shouldn't take it that hard, hardly any use it anyways and if they do, most are just ignored.
I'm truly sorry it ruins your RP immersion, OP. However, like most other people in the thread I find it hilarious and would like to thank you for showing me this feature.
As for how they could have learned the languages, they did have explorers leave the turtle from time to time and then return. See Chen for example.
The fact that most of the responses, including myself, didn't know that this beta joke was left in the game should show how much of a non factor this is gameplay wise still though for the people who does effect this should be changed I am sure Blizzard has some interns around to where "coffee boy" can take this assignment and feel good about himself while fixing this issue
I do find it funny that they talk like that. But I'd also agree that it's a bit too goofy.
Off-topic: In what channels can you not understand other races languages? Because in /g everyone can understand everyone.
As mentioned before, they should combine Nom om nom with Ching ching boing and call it a day.
I always thought it was going to be some sort of joke on the Beta servers, and that they'd have some sort of Chinese-esqe language to fit things. At least something that looked vaguely Chinese would've been enough for me. The 'om nom nom' means that I will never, ever use Pandaren as a speech option, which annoys me deeply.
I want to roll a panda for this now just to see it.
you act like pandas are serious.... its a joke, not a dick, don't take it like one.
likewise I'm sure whatever "fictional" language they spoke would be a lot like: ching chong bing bong. and that's not insulting to any REAL language and culture out there.
People actually use their racial languages to a degree where this matters?
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