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    Something I've always found strange about Pandas...

    ... why do they have sandals permanently fused on the soles of their paws?

    I can't imagine wearing those while wearing boots at the same time. You look at the other races - humans, night and blood elves - when their boots aren't equipped, they are barefoot. Tauren actually do wear footwear (anatomically speaking, a cow's 'foot' is the bit of limb just above the hoof). Worgen paws are too big to wear them, I guess - but you can actually see their pawsies.

    So what is it about pandas? Do they have their sandals fused to their feet? Is it some kind of cultural taboo to be barepawed?

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    They have a shelder slowpoke relationship the sandals are the ones controlling the pandas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozenbeef View Post
    They have a shelder slowpoke relationship the sandals are the ones controlling the pandas
    /mindblown

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    Never paid attention since the only time i played a male panda all i could see is his gigantic butt.

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    Never paid attention since the only time i played a male panda all i could see is his gigantic butt.
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    Same reason trolls don't wear shoes. It's mainly a cultural/comfort/racial flavor thing. Also notice that it only shows like that on the Vanilla and BC boot models--the chunky boots introduced in Wrath behave normally and conceal the sandals, toes, and heels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heidelstein View Post
    ... why do they have sandals permanently fused on the soles of their paws?

    I can't imagine wearing those while wearing boots at the same time. You look at the other races - humans, night and blood elves - when their boots aren't equipped, they are barefoot. Tauren actually do wear footwear (anatomically speaking, a cow's 'foot' is the bit of limb just above the hoof). Worgen paws are too big to wear them, I guess - but you can actually see their pawsies.

    So what is it about pandas? Do they have their sandals fused to their feet? Is it some kind of cultural taboo to be barepawed?
    It's probably just an art direction thing, to keep their visual consistent. Like their underwear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozenbeef View Post
    They have a shelder slowpoke relationship the sandals are the ones controlling the pandas
    ... holy crap on a stick. My only reaction is

    /mindblown
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adramalech View Post
    ... holy crap on a stick. My only reaction is

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    You expect them to run around barefoot like some uncivilized worgen or troll?

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    You expect them to run around barefoot like some uncivilized worgen or troll?
    Yeah. So I canz tickle their pawsies. :3

    Worgen pawsies happen to be VERY ticklish. I wonder if pandas are the same?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heidelstein View Post
    Yeah. So I canz tickle their pawsies. :3

    Worgen pawsies happen to be VERY ticklish. I wonder if pandas are the same?
    Your... thing for tickling is starting to get very creepy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heidelstein View Post
    ... why do they have sandals permanently fused on the soles of their paws?

    I can't imagine wearing those while wearing boots at the same time. You look at the other races - humans, night and blood elves - when their boots aren't equipped, they are barefoot. Tauren actually do wear footwear (anatomically speaking, a cow's 'foot' is the bit of limb just above the hoof). Worgen paws are too big to wear them, I guess - but you can actually see their pawsies.

    So what is it about pandas? Do they have their sandals fused to their feet? Is it some kind of cultural taboo to be barepawed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gast View Post
    Your... thing for tickling is starting to get very creepy.
    Deal with it.

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    In Pandaria you're considered a slut if you show off the bottoms of your feet.

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    its prob a mainstream thingy about china culture wearing sandals xD

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    Why did they give them little tails that poke out the back of the holes in their clothes that look like they've always got a lil' cliffhanger coming out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Zait- View Post
    In Pandaria you're considered a slut if you show off the bottoms of your feet.
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    I just assumed it was a culture sort of deal, same as trolls refusing to wear shoes at all.
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    I looked at my Panda Cub, Red Panda, Mountain Panda, Sunfur Panda and Snowy Panda and didn't see see any sandals on them at all. As far as I know, these are the only pandas in the game.
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