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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

Discussion in 'WoW General Discussion' started by Gray, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. BloodOmen

    BloodOmen I am a FH squatter

    Yup, also Pandaren was going to be the the new alliance race during TBC but they reworked the idea in the end and made it Draenai (space cows) instead. If you havent watched the Art panel you should really check it out :) the Pandaren have been designed extremely well and the amount of detail/features thats gone into them is totally staggering, if they update all the old races with the same technology as what they're using on the Pandaren it'll pretty much re-write WoW in terms of how old the game looks.
     
  2. BloodOmen

    BloodOmen I am a FH squatter


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1hGj9gHs00


    There was another video tho I can't find it as I don't think its been uploaded yet that showed just how good the new facial animations were, they were almost life-like.
     
  3. rynnor

    rynnor Rockhound Moderator

    Lolpandas! With the pokemon ripoff as well I think my eldest might love it - when do you have to sign up for the years subs by and do you still need to pay seperately for the pandaren expansion?
     
  4. Raven

    Raven Shut up, Just shut up! FH Subscriber

    With the years sub "all" you get is Diablo 3 via download, an in-game mount and access to the Mists of Pandarian beta. You will still need to buy the expansion when it comes out - Probably at least 6 months away.

    However, you cannot cancel your sub during that year.

    I signed up because I would have been paying it anyway, what tipped it was the inclusion of Diablo 3. A game I was excited about until a couple of months ago, wouldn't pay for it outright but happy to have it for free :)
     
  5. rynnor

    rynnor Rockhound Moderator

    Oh I see and the panda expansions not out for what - 9 months? Is the pokemon stuff coming out at the same time or earlier?
     
  6. BloodOmen

    BloodOmen I am a FH squatter

    Pet battles come with Pandaria which will be 5.1 most likely, 5.0 will be the implementation of the new talent system etc in preparation for Pandaria launch much like 4.0 in WOTLK was the new talents etc and 4.1 was Cataclysm.
     
  7. mank!

    mank! Part of the furniture

    Frankly the pandas can't be any worse than goblins...
     
  8. Deebs

    Deebs Chief Arsewipe Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    Have you seen that you can buy the old realm server blades on Ebay?
     
  9. rynnor

    rynnor Rockhound Moderator

    I take it the fighting pets are aimed at max levels?
     
  10. Raven

    Raven Shut up, Just shut up! FH Subscriber

    Yeah, money going to a good cause too.
     
  11. BloodOmen

    BloodOmen I am a FH squatter

    No, any level can do it thats the beauty :p basically they're going to add alot of vanity pets around the world and you can capture said vanity pets (or just fight them for experience) by battling them with your own pet, everytime you win a pet battle with a pet it gains experience/levels and upto 6 unique abilities (but you can only have 3 active at any one time) once these pets are leveled up or what not you can actually put them onto the auction house to make abit of gold (so for example if you fall in love with the pet system you can make a living off it via selling high level pets for a worthy price) :)

    The vanity pets you find around the world all have different stats etc so you cant go and kill them all instantly, they said some of them would be really challenging to tame or would only spawn under certain conditions (like if its raining at night in elwynn forest in january)
     
  12. old.Tohtori

    old.Tohtori FH is my second home

    Love that people think pandas are too childish, what with puppies and goblins being in the last one. Before that? Well yes, Lich wass a more "dramatic" expansion, but before that? Blood elves and tentaclefaces :p

    I don't care much for the panda(won't be rolling one, undead for life :sneaky: ), but the changes to the game that are coming and the extra mount/D3 are enough for me to go "Yes blizzard, you can once more have my life and money". 150 odd bucks ain't nothing for a years expenses, not to mention i'll have plenty of downtime with SW:ToR and Starcraft 2.

    Lucky i don't have a GF :giggle:

    I do have Sylvanas and Kerrigan...drooooool...
     
  13. Gray

    Gray Part of the furniture

  14. Mabs

    Mabs J Peasemould Gruntfuttock

    yea but thats cos its WoW
     
  15. Gray

    Gray Part of the furniture

  16. Gray

    Gray Part of the furniture

    Beta is starting very very soon, as in, the next day or two.

    So, considering i just went and bought Star Wars TOR...

    [​IMG]
     
  17. BloodOmen

    BloodOmen I am a FH squatter

    Yep just waiting for an invite to the beta, the annual pass people are being invited in waves so knowing my luck i'll be in the last fucking wave (thanks by the way blizzard for not mentioning that when we were buying the annual pass)
     
  18. Gray

    Gray Part of the furniture

    Using information from this Youtube channel you can preemptively download and install the beta, it at least will cut down the waiting once the time does come as its a good 17gb install.

    It is annoying the tactics Blizzard has employed regarding this, but at the same time i understand it's a double edged blade where they can't win either way. They let in 1million players immediately causing server failure and massive lag, or they do it in these waves but people end up mass-QQ'ing on their forums. I was just hoping that since i signed up for this back in October it seems that it would have at least played a part in first-come first-serve. Booo.

    Some people also noticing how Blizzard changed their Annual Pass terms and conditions recently compared to when people originally signed up :p

     
  19. Mabs

    Mabs J Peasemould Gruntfuttock

    lol @ people suprised by blizzard being twatish

    hello, and welcome to 5 years ago
     
  20. Raven

    Raven Shut up, Just shut up! FH Subscriber

    It's twattish that they didn't make it clearer earlier. However, I can fully understand why they are doing it waves and expected as much when I signed up to it.
     
  21. Ctuchik

    Ctuchik Resident Freddy

    I still can't believe they turned a april fools joke into reality... :(
     
  22. BloodOmen

    BloodOmen I am a FH squatter


    Whats the problem? Pandas have been apart of the warcraft universe long before WoW was even heard of, Brewmaster was from WC3.

    That said

    Don't rely on your annual passes getting you into the BETA, what Blizzard said is utter bullshit, they claimed annual pass holders would get priority invites over none pass holders - that has been proven to be a lie this week as my friend has just got a BETA invite for Mists of Pandaria + his account has been inactive since mid WOTLK (also worth nothing he doesnt have an annual pass)
     
  23. Ctuchik

    Ctuchik Resident Freddy

    Yes i know pandaren is part of the warcraft universe, but it still started off as a Blizzard april fools joke in WoW.
     
  24. Soazak

    Soazak Part of the furniture

    Still though, to most people it just seems like a bit of a joke as it sounds like Kung Fu Panda + Pokemon combined. Didn't realise it started as an April Fools joke :p
     
  25. BloodOmen

    BloodOmen I am a FH squatter

    Ah well, personal pref I guess. It was just a matter of time before the Brewmaster appeared.
     
  26. Ctuchik

    Ctuchik Resident Freddy

    http://www.wowwiki.com/Pandaren_(April_Fools)
     
  27. Krazeh

    Krazeh Can't get enough of FH

    Oooo, I r have beta invite.
     
  28. BloodOmen

    BloodOmen I am a FH squatter

    aye they're in the process of sending 100,000 invites out today.
     
  29. Gray

    Gray Part of the furniture

    I hate you all.

    300,000 invites sent out so far i think, frigging typical i will likely be in the last batch!
     
  30. Krazeh

    Krazeh Can't get enough of FH

    Checked your battle.net account? Got my email at least 15 hours after beta access had been enabled for my account.
     

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