WoW: Mists of Pandaria coming September 25, special editions detailed

By Matthew · 19 replies
Jul 25, 2012
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  1. Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria will launch on September 25. The MMORPG's fourth expansion will be offered three different packages: a standard copy for $40 via retailers and Blizzard's digital store, a $60 Digital Deluxe…

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  2. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Meh. Guild Wars 2 is coming!
  3. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    When I saw the Kung Fu panda I thought for sure today was April Fool's. Guess not...
  4. WOW Panda 3?, is the new a joke?
  5. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 819   +343

    Is this what scraping the barrel looks like?
  6. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,070   +219

    lol this game is 8 years old, make a wow 2 instead of more expansions.
  7. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 304   +62

    If they did it'd have to be a gigantic game to compete with all the stuff they put into the first one. If they pulled it off it'd be ridiculously profitable though
  8. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    WoW is easy to run, and with its new features/enhancements can run & look good on low-mid systems and also reward people with higher end systems. Anyone dissing Pandaria admits them self as a fool, these creatures have always been a large part of the lore, and appeared in Warcraft 3 I believe.
    As far as how long the game has been out and its expansions, who cares?
    Thats what makes PC games so great. New mods, updates, and texture packs that aren't restricted to hardware limitations like a console make the PC platform what it is.
    GTA4 and Crysis 2 are good examples as well of a game lasting many years and getting quite impressive mods/improvements.

    If you enjoy WoW for what it is, its still fun to play.
  9. Johnny Utah

    Johnny Utah TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Rehashed content and when you figure out everything is the same, it gets old. I started with the beta and played through 2010. Nothing much to do.

    For those who haven't experienced WoW, sure it may be fun. Titan is set to launch in 2013. Blizzard needs a new MMO.
  10. "Anyone dissing Pandaria admits them self as a fool, these creatures have always been a large part of the lore, and appeared in Warcraft 3 I believe."

    There was one pandaren in WC3. There has never been any lore about Pandaria up until Mists was announced. It was even admitted that Shen Stormsnout was an April fool's joke that stemmed from a drawing that one of the graphic designers made for his daughter. They even used the pandarens as one of their april fools jokes in either 2009 or 2010. So if always actually means "the last couple months" then yes, pandaren have always been a large part of the lore.
  11. all the people who doesnt have a GW2 or WOW account would most likely go for GW2, since its actualy a new game.

    but people who has played wow might just reactivate to get those extra missions.

    new players will go to GW2, old wow players will most likely get this, and people who are tired of wow will defnitly skip this for gw2.
  12. Guild Wars 2 also does not have a monthly subscription. it's a one-time payment, like any non-MMO game, and potentially years of entertainment... who knows?
  13. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,376   +286

    GW2 in my eyes is terrible, played it and there is nothing special about it apart from things. Dynamic Events are basically Rifts.

    No longer play WoW either, majority of the MMOs are terrible.

    Played SWTOR and once I capped at 50 it was terrible.

    Saying GW2 is terrible is bit over the top, il rephrase. Its nothing special. On top of the Dynamic Events its fresh and new game and no monthly fee will make it more attractive to potential buyers.

    What? Titan in 2013? Doubtful. Most don't even know what Titan will be, whether MMOFPS, F2P MMO, another MMORPG or something completely different.

    "set to launch" implies that Blizzard gave a release date, well there isn't.
  14. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 1,936   +1,101

    Wrong. The Panderen race has been in the lore as long as anything else. The pandaren are originally from central Kalimdor where they established the Pandaren Empire. They were allies of the night elves until they saw their obsession with magic getting out of control. The Pandaren were originally in Warcraft 2, as a silly comical race but, they were there. Warcraft 2 was created in 1995. Kung Fu panda was released in 2008. That's 13 years in differance- unless Blizz has real-life prophecies, I doubt they had copied the idea.

    The info about the april fools joke and drawing are true, but that doesn't change the fact they have been around and even appeard in Warcraft II.
  15. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 990   +233

    awwwwww yeah!
  16. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,070   +219

    I don't remember any pandas in war2 or the books that came with the game. Yeah they have a panda in the war3 tavern added in like 06? Anyways yes anything remotely similar to kung fu panda will grab the kiddies attention, its a wise move from a business standpoint. Reminds me of my old panda ninja turtle action figure.
  17. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,376   +286

    Have you even read what Armstech said? Oh wait, inb4 "fanboys" comment.
  18. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,070   +219

    I have no clue what that image is there for. Hmm still dont remember anything about pandas in warcraft 2. I think he had a typo. Your missing the point, no my point was not that they copied kung fu panda. It is just that it is convenient and smart of them to make a panda expansion to appeal the people who like the kung fu panda movie. And since its a cartoon I am going to guess thats mostly children and teens who were children when they saw the movie.

    when you assume U make a A S S out of ME.

    p.s. my kung fu panda\pandaren looking teenage mutant ninja turtle action figure somewhere at my little cousins house is from like from1989 and im sure someone can dig up even older kung fu panda looking drawings dating back to the cavemen

    found him on amazon lol
  19. I thought that too at first but it turns out that the Pandaren are part of the longer running storyline, going all the way back to the rts days, thought they never made an actual appearance in the rts warcraft.

    however cause of kung fu panda and other less than interesting qualities about them, I never though blizzard would have the balls to try and make an expansion muchless playable character out of them!
  20. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,376   +286

    They did in WC3 Frozen Throne as a hero class.

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