Update - For the record, the international codes 009 and 041 only seems to appear on Blizzard's online games trademarks. This isn't a book or anything like that. It appears incredibly likely based on previous trademarks obtained by Blizzard that this is the next expansion.


Mists of Pandaria
Blizzard just trademarked a very interesting "Mists of Pandaria".

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  1. ZenX's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Liha View Post
    btw if the Pandarens were a playable race then wouldn't it be more likely that they were horde? Extract from wowpedia:

    Their fondness for the Ironforge dwarves doesn’t put the pandaren in a likely position to join the Alliance any time soon. They feel the Alliance gives too much weight to politics, treaties, and arcane magic when, really, all one needs to do is step outside one's door, taste the air, feel the earth and take one’s cues from there. Overall, the Alliance is unnecessarily complicated for the pandaren, and although they do enjoy visiting Theramore (especially for the taverns), they don't plan on setting up homes there any time soon.
    They have much in common with the horde when it comes to spirituality, but they are unlikely to join their forces either. The Horde is formed of races in the midst of healing, the pandaren believe, and they need to find themselves before they can allow anyone else to join their fold.

    Besides, the pandaren are just visiting.

    This, the alliance aren't likely t change that, but the horde could be seen to have finished healing. what with metzen at comic-con saying that thrall will return means that one douche (garrosh) will be dealt with. Then the tauren will trust more, the trolls trust thrall, the belves will stand there and do nothing. Sylvanas by that time will have probably had her lore developed so whatevr happens to her will happen. So after all of this and cataclysm maybe the horde will come out for the beter? Seeing this the pandaren decide to join with them. I see it is amore likely than thenm joining the alliance.

    Just mah 2 cents
    You've forgotten to quote "Pandaren do not care much for the blood elves or Forsaken.They find all jungle trolls puzzling, as they view them as practicing divine magic, but for evil purposes, which doesn't coincide with the pandaren philosophy (geomancy). They apparently view the troll practice of "voodoo" as evil."

    In addition:

    Strong reason to join Alliance:
    "Their outlook meshes well with the Alliance, and most of the few pandaren in Kalimdor are found in the company of Alliance races. Several (a small fighting force) helped the Alliance fight the blood elves on their way to Outland and Northrend (this is likely a reference to the pandaren brewmaster and mercenaries of in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne who attempted to stop Kael's blood elves from escaping Dalaran). Of the Alliance races, they are particularly fond of the Ironforge dwarves, and citizens of Theramore (especially half-elves, whom they find to be similarly minded and ideal traveling partners). Gnomes and pandaren have the same philosophy when it comes to problem solving.. Pandaren are often found in the company of dwarves in the Eastern Kingdoms, and many have made journeys to Khaz Modan. Being a race that honors their ancestors as well, they aid the dwarves in their search for titan artifacts when they can. Pandaren are also friends with the night elves, and the beliefs of the druidic night elves and pandaren are currently similar. This could allow them to become allies again in the future."

    Strong reason to join Horde:
    "Nearly same beliefs, there is far more shamans than in Alliance (only one[this is obsolete now] race in Alliance use shamanism, and this is the quite new school for them. Also, number of draenei is far less than orcs, trolls or tauren.) and same number of druids."

    See http://www.wowwiki.com/Race_ideas
  1. mmoc4cfe4591b7's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    A few weeks ago, there was a post about Alcaz Island: http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/...age=8#comments

    Perhaps this will turn out to be Pandaria in the new expansion if this Pandaren story should come true?
  1. Spellweaver's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Repus View Post
    Hey guys,

    A few weeks ago, there was a post about Alcaz Island: http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/...age=8#comments

    Perhaps this will turn out to be Pandaria in the new expansion if this Pandaren story should come true?
    I doubt Alcaz Island would be the whole island of Pandaria. Although it might have something to do with an intro for the Mists of Pandaria (kinda like how the Ruby Sanctum was a sort of intro for Cataclysm)
  1. Zhira's Avatar
    I really don't have any strong feelings towards this (neither positive nor negative). If I should speculate:

    The war between the Alliance and the Horde and the need for controlling resources continues to ravage even after DW is defeated. Somehow Pandaria is discoverred and the fight for resources continues there forcing the Pandarens to choose side.

    What I mean by this is that IF they should become a playable race they will most likely be available to both factions.

    Purely speculative though.

    Z.
  1. navai's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zankoku View Post
    Its not the pandas that China objects to, its the skulls and skeletons they object to. See how long it took WotLK to get to China? Yea... art department had to rework almost EVERYTHING in that expac for a chinese release
    I feel sorry for the art department. They'll have to rework the entirety of Deathwing's Chin for china too. It barely passes EU laws , its that offensive.
  1. Azrael1985's Avatar
    Neutral race who can choose his side this time please.

    Az!
  1. mmoc0ca3d53c12's Avatar
    They're gonna be horde or alliance? or neutral? and if it's horde / alliance.. what does alliance / horde get?
  1. Nathanyel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Spellweaver View Post
    I doubt Alcaz Island would be the whole island of Pandaria. Although it might have something to do with an intro for the Mists of Pandaria (kinda like how the Ruby Sanctum was a sort of intro for Cataclysm)
    Wowhead states the zone is indeed an instance, possibly even a raid.

    ---------- Post added 2011-08-03 at 02:22 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by klorx View Post
    They're gonna be horde or alliance? or neutral? and if it's horde / alliance.. what does alliance / horde get?
    Definitely neutral, since they're mentioned in the expansion/patch name.
  1. poboczny's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by klorx View Post
    They're gonna be horde or alliance? or neutral? and if it's horde / alliance.. what does alliance / horde get?
    Maybe it will be similar to Death Knights ? Youll be able to choose the new race or as a Horde or as an Alliance ?

    and you'll belong to one of the factions you choose, if the race is to choose which side to go on you'll have to decide as well.

    But will there be no differences ? like horde will have different skin or something ? And what if youll start from lvl 55 like with Death Knights ?

    Yeah, I could be a game designer someday maybe

    So Blizzard am I too close to the answers ?
  1. phai's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by klorx View Post
    They're gonna be horde or alliance? or neutral? and if it's horde / alliance.. what does alliance / horde get?
    It's not even officially ANNOUNCED, they just claimed the name.
    Do you also question your son's hair color when your girlfriend isn't even pregnant? I mean, what do you want us to say?

    "Yeah, they'll be alliance and horde gets ... ehrm ... a pikachu race. an evil pikachu race. I am totally serious."
  1. mmoc62b007bee2's Avatar
    One thing they learned from TBC is: you cant have just one starting zone.

    I remember the day TBC was released.That day there was,literally,15 players for every mob...and to be honest playing Whack-a-mole with mobs whenever they spawn is not funny.

    Time passes and they released Wotlk with a hero class.Everybody makes a DK.It was not really rare getting in bgs where 30-40% of players were Dks(and the rest pallys that were truly op at the time) and that is not a good thing...not for people playing DKs and not for everyone else.


    Did Blizzard learned "You cant have just one hero class" ? Will they make the effort to make,at least,two hero classes (hybrids so we have 5 tanks and 5 healers) so theres only 15-20% of each new class instead of the double?
    Will they add a new class in the first place? Did we get to travel to the place where the father of Kung-Fu Panda is living right now? Why the fuck do I get excited with just the voice of Angeline Jolie on a tiger character?

    Awww...tHe universe,so full of questions,so short of answers.
  1. mmoc0ca3d53c12's Avatar
    http://www.wowhead.com/quest=822/che...y-keg(pandaren quest)i remember this quest, never completed it because i never found the NPC to complete it haha!
  1. Nocturnes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Primi View Post
    One thing they learned from TBC is: you cant have just one starting zone.

    I remember the day TBC was released.That day there was,literally,15 players for every mob...and to be honest playing Whack-a-mole with mobs whenever they spawn is not funny.

    Time passes and they released Wotlk with a hero class.Everybody makes a DK.It was not really rare getting in bgs where 30-40% of players were Dks(and the rest pallys that were truly op at the time) and that is not a good thing...not for people playing DKs and not for everyone else.


    Did Blizzard learned "You cant have just one hero class" ? Will they make the effort to make,at least,two hero classes (hybrids so we have 5 tanks and 5 healers) so theres only 15-20% of each new class instead of the double?
    Will they add a new class in the first place? Did we get to travel to the place where the father of Kung-Fu Panda is living right now? Why the fuck do I get excited with just the voice of Angeline Jolie on a tiger character?

    Awww...tHe universe,so full of questions,so short of answers.

    Thumbs up if you didn't look at the panda

  1. Bane-Thunder-God's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dibidibirek View Post
    Burning Crusade: Races
    Wrath of the Lich King: Class
    Cataclysm: Races
    Mists of Pandaria: Class

    Pretty obvious, isn't it?

    Pandaren won't be a playable race and they won't choose a faction. Neutral like Tuskarrs, just more important.
    They'll gonna teach us the new hero class for sure. Monk? Brewmaster? can't imagine anything else... maybe Runemaster.

    Main villian will probably be Azshara, maybe she's invading Pandaria and they call for help, otherwise they would all die. So Naga and "Mists" probably involves Kvaldir (WotLk) - Mist guys - too. Or maybe there lies an old god beneath Pandaria. (Probably not N'zoth, but another)


    And hopefully there will be all the missing isles (Kul'Tiras, Kezan, Zandalar, Tel'abim and much more). Maybe Kul'Tiras as Alliance Base and Kezan as Horde Base, although it could be possible that we're getting a BIG neutral city in Pandaria. Who knows.
    100% Agree with this. More likely they introduce a new hero class than a new race. Or Both. But New hero class is a defo cause we need something to spice up wow in that sense.
  1. mmocb9369dbb88's Avatar
    One could assume that in the next expansion a new class will be made playable not a new race, I'm thinking monk, because it could fill a dps and a healer role, just like DK filled tank and dps role
  1. mmoc4cfe4591b7's Avatar
    I'm guessing that this expansion will be about:

    The Pandaren asking the horde and alliance to come to their aid, because of some evil thing that is happening on their secret island Pandaria. Maybe we'll get a Nortrend look-a-like, but at the south of Azaroth.
  1. Nathanyel's Avatar
    They're stated several times that classes are harder to implement than races, and that they don't plan new classes. Three expansions don't formulate a rule, nor can they be the basis for an "order". You could also say that 2 out of 3 times, they added races instead of a class, so it's a 66% chance that the next expansion introduces new races
  1. Polarthief's Avatar
    http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield...008:h1c02k.3.1

    If MoP is a troll, why is it a CONFIRMED trademark?
  1. Repellerar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by navai View Post
    I feel sorry for the art department. They'll have to rework the entirety of Deathwing's Chin for china too. It barely passes EU laws , its that offensive.
    Barely passes EU laws? Hah, yeah no its not offensive in EU.
  1. Tangster's Avatar
    Please no.....

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