The next WoW expansion is Mists of Pandaria. Yes, you will be able to play a Panda. Keep in mind that a lot of this stuff will change between now and release.
(Update: A Mists trailer and more links to Mists info are at the bottom of this post. )
A new race, a new class, a level cap of 90 and more on the way.
Mists of Pandaria was rumored a while back to be the name of the next expansion pack for World of Warcraft. Blizzard countered by saying Pandaria and the Pandaren weren’t the sort of material to expect from the fourth expansion. It turns out that was a bit of misdirection, as those panda-like creatures are precisely what we’re going to see a great deal of in the newest expansion.
The announcement were set up by Blizzard’s Chris Metzen talking about how previous expansions all dealt with a big new enemy who threatened everyone. He explained that the new expansion focuses on war and conflict between the Alliance and Horde before a trailer for Mists of Pandaria was shown.
Publish Date: 10/21/2011 11:56
WoW Insider has a live blog of the panel discussion, which answers some questions about the expansion and a few other topics.
Including the Mists of Pandaria expansion, some StarCraft expansion announcement, and potentially an announcement concerning the Diablo III release date. Stay tuned! We’ll start liveblogging soon. 10:42 a.m. – Patch 5.0 …
Publish Date: 10/21/2011 12:17
- The pandas will be playable by both Alliance and Horde.
- Level cap raised to 90
- New class: Monk
- New race: Pandarens
- Pve Scenarios
- Pet Battle System (Pokemonnn!)
- New Talents
- New continent
- Challenge Mode Dungeons
Also included on that page are pics and a bunch of comments. Here’s the article: Mists of Pandaria is the next WoW Expansion
Here’s the Mists of Pandaria trailer video:
More Links to Mists of Pandaria info:
- Here’s WoW’s Official Mists of Pandaria Page – Shrouded in fog since the world was sundered more than ten thousand years ago, the ancient realm of Pandaria has remained unspoiled by war. Its lush forests and cloud-ringed mountains are home to a complex ecosystem of indigenous races and exotic creatures. It is the homeland of the enigmatic Pandaren, a race that celebrates life to the fullest even while under siege by an ancient menace.
- Our Mists page, with some thoughts: Mist of Pandaria Preview
- WoWheadNews has a bunch of info on the various classes, the new Monk class, and an early talent calculator.
- MMOchampion has dungeon trailers and their Mists forum is now open.
- Oh yeah, Theramore will be destroyed.