Blizzard Gets Drunk on Panda Mystery, Announces Mists of Pandaria WoW Expansion

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#101 Posted by rentfn (1393 posts) -

Is anyone watching the live stream?? There was a guy from NZ with a giant bomb shirt. We are everywhere!!!

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#102 Posted by BionicRadd (627 posts) -

to all the people who dont really play WoW that are talking shit about this; were you talking about WoW, last week? How many people are going to rant and rave publicly about this to people over the next few months? That's why I think this is a brilliant move on Blizzard's part. It's crazy, it's whacky and no one really thought they would actually do it. Personally, I love it, but I love WoW for the humor and for the deadly serious stuff. Look around you. Life has more than one tone. You can tell a fart joke in the middle of an earthquake and people will laugh.

Haters gonna hate, but this is going to bring a metric ton of people back to WoW.

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#103 Posted by matti00 (677 posts) -

Fucking sifl and olly references! Between this and someone's Canadian Dracula gamertag, this is my favourite website ever

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#104 Posted by xanadu (1169 posts) -

Gave up on wow half way through Cataclysm and that was an epic expansion. If that couldn't do it for me anymore I'm not sure panda bears will....or maybe....

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#105 Edited by Winsord (1531 posts) -

The Pandaren voices now always remind me of:

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#106 Posted by CrescentFresh (128 posts) -

Sifl and Olly reference! "The pandas are coming so hide under your bed, the pandas are coming on a rampage of the dead."

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#107 Posted by fenixREVOLUTION (745 posts) -

I will resub to WoW just to see this.

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#108 Posted by TheGreatGuero (8881 posts) -

Seriously, I'm suddenly kind of interested in WoW....

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#109 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3684 posts) -

This is nuts.

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#110 Posted by crusader8463 (14757 posts) -

Odd... I don't recall Pandas ever being in Warhammer.

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#111 Posted by Ragdrazi (2258 posts) -

@Alex said:

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I want you, Alex.

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#112 Posted by Addfwyn (2009 posts) -
@onan Who says its a gag? Note: cow people already happened fine
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#113 Posted by Osiris (647 posts) -

@Sooty said:

@CL60 said:

@Sooty said:

I'm not going to take the stance of THIS IS SHIT! before we even see anything.

Well as someone that played throughout vanilla, TBC, WoTLK and Cataclysm I am. Cataclysm was terrible, but it actually seemed promising when it was announced. This just looks all kinds of lame, even the talent system seems to be getting dumbed down.

It's really quite funny to see what the game has become, it has definitely gotten progressively more goofy over the years but this move really kicks that into overdrive, I will say that the new areas look nice, though.

and I didn't watch the footage, I just looked at the screenshots and read the feature lists. This game has been getting worse every expansion (although, TBC was fantastic raiding wise), and this looks like the dullest one yet.

Usually every expansion has made me renew and play solid for a few months (or more). It won't be happening this time I can say for 100% certain. They've even announced Scholomance and Scarlet Monastery as level 90 heroics, because WoW needed even more recycling of content, right? Cataclysm was bad enough for that. Jeez.

I totally agree with you, after I killed Deathwing I'm out as well. I can't be bothered with the next expansion. Not even because of Panda's or the Monk class.. Just because the game is not really changing. I bet you at level 90, when you are geared up for raiding, there is nothing for you to do in the actual world but to Que up for BG/Arena/Dungeons or play around with your pet.

The reason for recycling SM and Scholo is because of Nostalgia, I think they are trying to keep the people that played back then in the game. The same reason they showed old Raggy and Ony in the trailer. The same reason they are giving free Diablo 3, WoW beta and a mount with the annual sub! Trying to keep people playing while other, maybe more awesome games are coming out in the meantime!

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#114 Posted by WaltJay (20 posts) -

WoW has jumped the panda-shark. I can't believe this is a real expansion.

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#115 Posted by SuperZamrod (280 posts) -

As a person who has only played Warcraft 1, 2, and 3 and never World of Warcraft, what the FUCK happened to Warcraft? How much more divergent from the original games (especially Warcraft 1 & 2) can you get?

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#116 Posted by Dry_Carton (84 posts) -

So much flaming about this expansion. For absolutely no reason. Someone wrote the following to the announcement post on one of the official WoW sites.

This idea came from 3 ingredients: kung fu panda, avatar (the last airbender) and WEED. However, i do like the senery and the new class but the pandas are just... well... WTF?

Perhaps this kind of complete ignorance is to be expected from 8 year olds who believe that pandas were invented by Dreamworks, but still, pretty unbelievable response from some people.

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#117 Posted by Bam_D_Leprechaun (820 posts) -

yeah, this is a joke, def not going to bring me back, SWTOR will have my full attention now.

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#118 Posted by MeatSim (11140 posts) -

Hopefully none of the Pandas are voiced by Jack Black.

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#119 Posted by Agent47 (1931 posts) -

@Meatsim:If none of them are voiced by Jack Black then that is more reason to completely ignore this expansion.

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#120 Posted by mewarmo990 (854 posts) -

@Agent47 said:

@Meatsim:If none of them are voiced by Jack Black then that is more reason to completely ignore this expansion.

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#121 Posted by Naeberius (14 posts) -

Might have to re sub..... Curse you BLIZZARD!

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#122 Posted by joachimo (207 posts) -

I was so happy for this, personally I can not wait for this!

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#123 Posted by AngeloCameo (2 posts) -

I would renew my subscription if the gameplay wasn't so dated.

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#124 Posted by PenguinDust (12994 posts) -

If Pandas can be either Horde or Alliance, can they talk to each other? I assume that all Pandas start in Pandaria but does that mean that there are Pandas who only know how to speak Horde in the area and others who only speak Alliance? Wouldn't they all speak Pandarian and then learn a second language associated to their faction afterwards? I'm guessing the last shred of logic has been tossed out the door for this expansion.

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#125 Posted by lordbazuco (397 posts) -

I'm so happy for the sifl and olly reference. I <3 you Alex

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#126 Edited by Gilsham (302 posts) -

@PenguinDust said:

If Pandas can be either Horde or Alliance, can they talk to each other? I assume that all Pandas start in Pandaria but does that mean that there are Pandas who only know how to speak Horde in the area and others who only speak Alliance? Wouldn't they all speak Pandarian and then learn a second language associated to their faction afterwards? I'm guessing the last shred of logic has been tossed out the door for this expansion.

I guess that they will be able to talk to each other all the time and will get orcish or comman depending on which side they join they will probably have a quest to choose your side that includes learning the language somehow

@rentfn: yep that was me during the D3 Q&A =P

@people crying that this is a joke, wow has always had joke things in it eg the lost vikings in uldermen, simon says quest in dragonspire all the holiday events, the theater bosses in kara, the way they have worked them into the law at this point is nice, the cataclysm has revealed pandaria and the horde/allli get washed up after a naval battle and all the player pandas were on a giant turtle (I wonder how many discworld jokes will be on it) which I guess will land somewhere when you finish the zone

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#127 Posted by Giantstalker (2293 posts) -

I hope Blizzard eventually does a clean reboot of the Warcraft franchise, I'd pay $60 to see that

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#128 Posted by DonPixel (2833 posts) -

More like Blizzard gets drunk on Marketing and Focus group surveys.

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#129 Posted by Davvyk (787 posts) -

I can't see past Kung Foo panda and therefore I cannot get excited about this. Show me titan and then I'll get interested.

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#130 Posted by BionicRadd (627 posts) -

@flawless2c said:

As a person who has only played Warcraft 1, 2, and 3 and never World of Warcraft, what the FUCK happened to Warcraft? How much more divergent from the original games (especially Warcraft 1 & 2) can you get?

If you played WC3 and Frozen Throne, you should know where the Pandas came from. You know, since they were in WC3 and all.

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#131 Posted by emmasot (3 posts) -

i cant wait for this lol

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