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    Quote Originally Posted by AlarStormbringer View Post
    At least something that looked vaguely Chinese would've been enough for me.
    in that case, there would be people who write out the language like

    Quote Originally Posted by The Fiend View Post
    Would you have prefer it to be CHIN CHONG BING BONG?
    which would be deeply offensive. no thanks.

    i like the way pandas communicate, it's cute. clearly blizzard had put less time into that part of the race of pandarens than they have for other races, but they spent a lot more time on the way panda moves, looks, reacts, etc.
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    Well they aren't going to change it because of the 0.1% of role players that play wow. So what can I say? Deal with it. Now that I know they do this I am going to piss some people off with it lol.
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    I laughed.

    It really should be Ching Chong Bing PiNg Ding

    But I can go with NONONONOMOOMONO lol

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    I do think that is kind of dumb to be honest. They should have just made their racial speech Chinese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyc81991 View Post
    I do think that is kind of dumb to be honest. They should have just made their racial speech Chinese.
    And have people complain there is too much realism? Blizzard can't win either way.

  6. #126
    I never noticed that, hah pretty cute actually.
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  7. #127
    Have you done the Dominance Offensive quests ? The Gilnean Captain always says : [Gilnean] E e e e e e E !
    I'd rather prefer the omnom stuff, gilnean is way worse.

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    Nothing new, Nom nom nom nom.

    It is a bit offensive but I don't really care at this point it's a 'why bother'. Blizzard can do what they want. WOW will continue to hemorrhage subscriptions and players. But it's not because of silly things like this, it is the 35+ dailies, the meaningless grind, the sense that the story no longer matters. And of course the main reason people are leaving is the game has been out for greater than 8 years now, it's an old game and it feels old. I still love it but I am also totally bored with it. I am really looking forward to titan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyc81991 View Post
    I do think that is kind of dumb to be honest. They should have just made their racial speech Chinese.
    Actually the racial languages are an algorithmic code. which filters letters and words into new letter and word lengths. each race has a different code structure but they always come out the same. the cool thing about the Panda code Nom Nom nom nom is they were able to make a code do the same thing with such a simple out put. Meaning it trans forms normal typing in to Nom Nom nom and back into normal typing.

  9. #129
    Ohh! What about instead it would be " fa rarara rara ra ra"? <3 me some Christmas Story.
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    Isnt "you shall not rp" one of the 10 commandments? :S

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyc81991 View Post
    I do think that is kind of dumb to be honest. They should have just made their racial speech Chinese.
    Then what are they gonna do in China? Have the Pandarians speak English?
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  12. #132
    As an RPer shouldn't you be role playing that they are speaking anyways? When you walk around the office and hear someone speaking does a bubble pop out of there head with text as well?

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    as a panda main, i like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fiend View Post
    Would you have prefer it to be CHIN CHONG BING BONG?
    Ding Dong!

    Trassk get over it. Speeches aren't real anyway. Just some algorithm that spits out scrambled syllables.

    When you walk around the office and hear someone speaking does a bubble pop out of there head with text as well?
    We need to implement that! Finally understanding one another perfectly in noisy environments!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adramalech View Post
    Pretty much this. Every single racial language is seen as random gibberish for those who can't understand it, having a race's language consist of repeating "nomnomnom" over and over again is far from immersion breaking if the other 10 racial languages never were either.
    "A'iah mani zhi nechi washte" is a lot less goofy and eye-roll worthy than "nomnomnomnomnomnom"

    Edit; A lot of people have stated that MoP feels too Disney, too Kung Fu Panda, and just over-all childish. Then we see that subs have dropped. Omnomnm as a language only adds to the argument that MoP is a kiddie expac, and supports the decision of those who left over that view.
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  16. #136
    Quote Originally Posted by nyc81991 View Post
    I do think that is kind of dumb to be honest. They should have just made their racial speech Chinese.
    How? using google translate?
    Or hire lots of translators doing it real time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zenyatta View Post
    "A'iah mani zhi nechi washte" is a lot less goofy and eye-roll worthy than "nomnomnomnomnomnom"

    Edit; A lot of people have stated that MoP feels too Disney, too Kung Fu Panda, and just over-all childish. Then we see that subs have dropped. Omnomnm as a language only adds to the argument that MoP is a kiddie expac, and supports the decision of those who left over that view.
    Since when is having fun kids only? There is nothing Disney or childish about nom nom nom. Humor doesn't make you a kid. MoP is hardly anymore childish then any other WoW game. Why only fault them now?
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  18. #138
    So many angry people here going "This is unimportant". Totally irrelevant, not to mention highly subjective.

    RPer here, and while I can admit that it doesn't bother me too much (mainly because I almost never see cross-faction speech nowadays), I still think it's inconsistent with the rest of the game. It's true that WoW has a lot of comedy in it, but everything has been approperiately incorporated into the lore one way or another. But keeping the Pandaren speech like this? It's something that belongs in beta, not in the finished product. It just strengthens the perspective of the Pandaren being one big joke, when it's been clearly stated that they're not.
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    It seems strange to me, but I could really care less.

    Besides, if Blizzard instated some pseudo-chinese language, people would be harping them for being racist.
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    You can blame the people who perceive racism where it doesn't exist and overly sensitive people in modern societies, and so on for the language being what it is.

    The pandaren language would be extremely close to chinese, and without actually directly translating your text to it accurately it would've had to be psuedo-chinese that just "looks" like it. The result would've offended countless overly sensitive people who just sit around all day waiting for something to complain about. So to avoid pandas offending people, or to have them speak a language that clearly doesn't resemble how they have ever pronounced anything in any of the numerous audio clips where they actually speak their native language, they had to do something ridiculous like this.

    It reminds me of when Rosie O'donnel faked speaking one sentence in chinese as a joke on TV and had nation-wide protests and complaints about it the next day. People are stupid and ridiculous and it only gets worse every year. But that is why pandas speak in om nom noms, don't expect it to change.
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