I am surprised people are getting so passionate and angry about it so early on, with only a very vague name to go on. Hold the anger!
I like how all these people are saying that they are going to quit if Pandaren become playable... like you would actually quit over that
I'd be pretty disappointed too. It just sounds really goddamn retarded.
Everything that has to do with the Pandaren that people are suggesting is pissing me off. Monks? Brewmasters? Seriously guys?
It doesn't belong in the WoW universe, imo.
I dont see the problem with Pandaren, they haven't been in WoW before but we got loads and loads of 'animal humanoids'
Tauren, Tuskarr, Worgen, Wolvar, Taunka, Murlocs, Gorlocs, Gnolls, Arrakoa, Furbolg, Kobolds, Magnataur, Makura, Quilboar, Tol'vir...
why can't Pandaren be added to that list?, 2 of the animal races are playable already and all the others fit in WoW nicely, Pandaren will aswell.
I think the main problem is that people think "Pandaren" to be synonymous with "Panda". Just look at Worgen; people thought they would be cute, furry dogs without a shred of viciousness, and indeed the alpha Worgen certainly gave that impression. Look at them now; a vicious, powerful race with all the strength of a beast and all the mental capacity of a human; not disappointing at all to me. Now, when people think of Pandaren, they shouldn't be so fast to presume them as "cute, furry pandas without a shred of viciousness either"; eliminate all adorable and "Po" (Kung Fu Panda) imagery from your mind; I don't think Blizzard would be so stupid as to give any faction a teddy bear. Rather, I think of them as an ancient, reclusive race, with both an ancient, unknown culture, and an unknown land, and I for one would look forward to seeing how Blizzard handles them in creation and so on, as time goes on.
tl;dr Don't knock it before you try it.
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I cant wait to see if we get to visit Pandaria! I doubt they will be playable race though but even if they were,They made Tauren look decent and they made the Worgen more "Fierce" so Im sure they could make them less Cutsie :P
As for some of the art work going around for Pandarians its pretty sweet :P especially the pic of Chen on wowwiki
Doesnt look so cutsie there :P
I can't wait to see female pandaren! Gonna be SO CUTE EEEP.
I'm absolutely sure next expansion will not be about pandas.
Minotaur date back to at least Greek and Roman mythology. Pandaren are a gimmick added as a sideshow to WC3 that the flamboyant base picked up on as "cute". Large difference.Yes, pandaren are like man-bears. And tauren are man-cows.
Check the mirror.None of your points are valid or applicable.
No. You just made yourself look like an asshat.I just got trolled?
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I'm bitter by default. Don't take it personally.
When will you guys realise your playing a FANTASY game, if you can't take the thought of "fluffy teddy bears" in your game, then go, your money will be lost in all the new subscriptions that would come in with a new expansion. We don't even know what this is about. It could be that an evil (Azshara) has shrouded Pandaria in a mist and it is threatening the rest of the Southern Islands, and the goblins of Undermine and the Humans of Kul Tiras come and ask for support from their related factions to stop the spread and fight back the evil. Seriously guys, get a grip, your not in the real world, Blizzard can do whatever they want with their fantasy game, and you can't do anything about it.
Personally, I'd love to see them as part of the expansion, but not as a playable race. Only if they have a badass look, kind of when the goblins had that large smile to that demeaning grimace, then it would be acceptable. Hoping this is what the expansion will play out as...
Cap to level 90.
Third Faction (?)
More storyline to the Naga/Azshara?
I ran out of ideas there, but this is what could be part of Mists of Pandaria
Why would you quit if they make a race playable? Just dont play on..pretty simple.
And anyway, Pandarens have been in Warcraft lore since War3
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I'm pretty sure blizzard knows what they are doing.. I just get a little worried because they named the entire expansion after them
Humans - Arrogant, prideful humanoids
Dwarves - Short drunks who love bar fights
Gnomes - Even shorter people who love science, maybe too much
Night Elves - Elusive skinny elves who always complain about a big tree
Draenei - Space Goats
Worgens - See human, but add that they can turn into a furry monster
Orcs - Green skin humanoids from the other side of a magic portal
Trolls - Jamaican like skinny blue guys who love voodoo
Tauren - Bull men / women whose culture resembles native american's
Undead - Humanoids that rock around with flesh falling off and bones exposed
Blood Elves - Magic craving fragile humanoids who dress like idiots
Goblins - Crazy short green people who love explosives
I think Panderans would fit right in to this ragtime cast of characters.
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I for one am a bit unhappy about the pandas.
If they do make it a playable race Blizz is going to have to create some reason for them join the fight.
Blizz is also gonna have to make the entire expansion not seem like a cuddly wonderland full of giant fluffy pandas drinking booze.