Friday, October 21, 2011

New WoW Expansion is Kung Fu Panda!

Blizzard convention Blizzcon is raging right NOW, and the biggest news to pop forth from its loins is the announcement of the newest World of Warcraft expansion. It's called Mists of Pandaria, so if you've been longing to ditch your orc for a kung fu panda then they sure have you covered!

Here's the preview trailer:

And the short version of the most interesting reveals (to me anyway):

- Pandaran is now a playable race.
- Monk is the new class.
- Your non combat pets have been turned into Pokemon and now have abilities and can battle each other. (It's turn-based and you can form teams).

Blizzard, you got your Pokemon all up in my Kung Fu Panda. Not sure about a release date but needless to say I'll be suckered into renewing my subscription again. 


  1. I have no idea as to how serious they are taking this expansion, because I certainly am not.

    Also, am I the only one who is thinking the pet battle system is akin to backyard dog fighting? No sir, I don't like it.

  2. Some of the new stuff seems beyond silly. Let's get 12 year old girls playing WoW: Playable pandas! Let's get more 12 year old boys: Pokemon!
    But, if you think about it, the Battle Pets makes sense. How many of the 20 something year old guys that play WoW played Pokemon as kids? So, you got some nostalgia.
    I read some of the changes to be made to the classes and talent trees and such. Perhaps Blizz hasn't completely lost their minds.