I love the Asian theme. It's about time for it.
I don't see Asian players complaining that most races are European themed.
I like the oriental style!
I wish there were references to japanese culture as well. If there are any, I really didn't get them.
I sure wish they would have done better the Egyptian theme with the Tol'vir... It is my favorite theme when it appears in games, but in WoW it was mehhhh...
I like the game, gameplay wise but the Chinese influence is godawful and the names are annoying.
I really can't wait to go back to a more Western-oriented setting.
And Blizzard is on the record as saying that they mix it up every expact go let their art team be creative. That's why Vanilla was followed by the weirdness Outland - because they didn't want to make more things looking like Winterspring, Silverpine and Orgrimmar.
With Northrend, they did a good job mixing it up, but the big caveat that in their attempt to avoid making Northrend all frozen wastes and glaciers, they basically made none of it that. I for one, would have lived Icecrown Glacier to have been a zero-visibility, always snowing zone, rather than the iced-Mordor riff it was.
And Pandaria is of course, completely different.
My guess is next they redo Outland, as full fledged Draenor. That way they can do TBC "weirdness" with modern graphics standards, while adhereing to their decision to do connected new zones in "continents" again, as opposed to Cata-style zones, which weren't very popular.
Two things to say, one on-topic and one moderator-ish:
1. I might be doing it wrong but I simply don't notice it a lot now. It's just where I play and I think it's lovely.
2. Let's be very careful not to stereotype and generalize in an overly negative way when making comments about this.
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I hate how this world is somewhat like a world in that it had many diverse creatures who seems to be from different areas with different style stuff and things. It's so annoying, why can't they all just have the same stuff and look the same.
It's like crossing an intersection. There's shit going on all over the place and you don't panic and act like an idiot then do you?
That said, I agree with OP in his general distaste for a heavily Asian-themed expansion. The stereotypically Asian archicture, music, linguistics, and so on, are all turn-offs to me. Ironically, having just criticized the game's music, I think it ranks as probably the best overall soundtrack of the WoW expansions, so far.
I didn't say accent, homie.
To be honest with you, I don't even notice it in-game. I just love MoP as MoP, not as "Asian-WoW."