Because they didn't want to add extra script for panda dk's asking "do you wana join horde or alliance"
Wasn't Pandaria isolated for thousands of years before the Lich King went ape shit and gathered those for his army(and after the time period in Northrend.)
Cataclysm takes place in the timeline before Wrath of the Lich King(if i remember correctly) meaning worgen and goblin could be risen as a Death Knight by Arthas.
The argument about there being so little of them, you must keep in mind that there are little humans anyway! They are recovering from a pretty good attempt on genocide.(reason why there are so many Human Death Knights?)
But Arthas was able to call upon any corpse he could reach. And i think only two Pandaren had left the isle before the Lich King stuff happened; Chen, and that one dude on the turtle?
There isn't as much life on Azeroth as it appears in the game. At least in the books. only a few thousand Night Elves in the War of the Ancients trilogy from what i got from it..
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a pandaren adventurer helping the argent dawn and getting raised makes alot more sense then feral worgen being allowed in the argent dawn, getting captured and turned into death knights
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Though something nags me about worgen not being able to be affected by the scourge plague, because of the curse they already have? Or am i fabricating this? lol. My Kindle is back home. and im out of town for a few weeks and having just started reading the fiction last month, i'm slow to the knowledge
So I guess It is possible to resurrect Pandarens into Death Knights.
War is deception, a game played best from the shadows!
Pandaren cannot be death knights because unlike horde and alliance, scourge have minimal standards and doesnt let some random scrubs join. Image of company would suffer on that.
DK is the 'evil' class, and Pandaren, representing neutrality, only can be 'neutral' class that is neither the symbol of good nor evil, hence why no pandalock, pandadin or pandaruid.
Because pandarens was not present when the scourge gathered their death knights
Scourge has standards. They have gnomes, so the standards are extremely low, but they have them.
If there were away in the future for them to become DKs, then probably so.
Worgen DK's are way more likely to exist then pandaran DKs, simply by virtue of the fact that the Lich King had Arugal working directly for him in grizzly hills for however long he was alive again, before we killed him (again). There would have been a vastly larger supply of potential Worgen for him to convert then pandaran.
I mean, Pandaran adventurers out and about in Azeroth in general were rare-er then hens teeth. The very idea that there would have been even remotely close to enough of them anywhere near northrend or during the third war to allow for the inclusion of their race in the DK ranks pre-cataclysm is rediculous, to say the least. There might, lore wise, be enough pandaran to meet those criterie for maybe one or two NPCs of the race to be DKs raised under Arthas, but that I about as close as you could get, and that would REALLY be stretching it. Allowing them to be players means the lore has to account for there being dozens or more of them all running around at the same time (since it is not feasable for you to be the ONLY "insert race X" DK out there based solely on you being a player). Lore wise, it simply would not work.
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You have been raised from the dead and empowered by Arthas, the only thing remaining of your old life is some of your memories, your core personality, and that is about it.
In all honesty, I am more surprised that they allowed Draenei to be DKs, considering they are A: not native to azeroth, and B: only one step removed from basicly being demons. An undead Demon sounds rather bizzare doesnt it?
Then again, DKs are not really true "undead" as i undersand it, but something halfway there (sort of like a mix between Necromancy and Really powerfull mind controll).
#2) Who's to say they couldn't of added a "become a DK" ritual to the lore? Maybe some Pandaren aren't all "I love and respect everything" like their Monks/Elders. Then again this would open the door to Warlocks, Druids, Paladins, etc which would be AWESOME- but Blizzard isn't that good-enough awesome.
Just because blizzard COULD invent lore to explain away pandaren DKs or other class/race combos like draenei warlock doesn't mean they SHOULD. Oh no, one new race can't be a DK! Big deal. It's not just that there weren't enough pandaren running around to be turned into DKs. It's that the pandaren were extremely rare outside of Pandaria/turtle that most people in lore didn't know they were there, and many people thought they weren't even canon. For them to make Pandaren DKs, not only would they have to do something to make this new neutral race start off with a faction, but they run in to the problem of 'oh, yeah these pandaren dks were here since wrath and yet nobody knew what a pandaren was or that they were real.' It'd be an even worse lore violation than 'lol yeah these worgen and goblin dks were here all along!' Not to mention it doesn't fit the zen feel of their race, it'd be like having pandaren warlocks but worse. I'm not sure that there's even a single evil pandaren npc in lore.
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