Mists Of Pandaria Is The Next WoW Expansion

Anyways, the new trailer shows off the land of Pandaria, a place highly influenced by Asian culture and architecture. Blizzard said that the new expansion will not have a "main enemy" but instead focus more on the War between The Alliance and The Horde.

Here are some of the new features:

  • New Race for Horde and Alliance: Pandaren
  • New Class: Monk
  • Level cap is now 90
  • PvE Scenarios
  • Pet Battle System (Your vanity pets can now level up and learn new abilities)
  • An entirely revamped Talent Tree system. Developers were frustrated with the constant cookie cutter talents so expect more choices in your talents.
  • A new Continent with a central questing HUB, Auction House and Bank
  • No flying until you're at max level
  • Five new huge leveling zones
  • Pandarens get to choose what faction they want to side with at level 10

The plan for Mists of Pandaria is to have people explore the World of Warcraft instead of just hanging out in Stormwind or Orgrimmar constantly once a player has reached the max level. They are also combining some new game play elements with the fun parts of the past.

Some of the racials for the Pandaren include:

  • Bouncy: Reduces fall damage by half
  • Inner Peace: Double rested XP
  • Gourmand: +15 to Cooking
  • Epicurean: Double stats to food buffs (which is just amazing)

Dungeons will now have a "Challenge Mode." What has been announced so far is "Race Against Time". Which is basically time trials for dungeons, and there will be medals, achievements, mounts, titles and other goodies for completing these challenge modes in good time.

Some of the new zones are:

  • The Wandering Isle: - Separated from Pandaria for millennia, the Wandering Isle meanders the oceans of Azeroth. When the weather changes unexpectedly on the Isle and it begins erratically spiraling toward the Maelstrom, the elders at the Temple of Five Dawns request the aid of four elemental spirits to unravel the mystery. Heroes must figure out the cause of the land's illness before the entire island plunges into the abyss!"
  • The Jade Forest: - After a devastating naval battle, survivors from both the Horde and Alliance wash up onto the tree-lined shores of the Jade Forest. Surrounded by wilderness, they must form alliances with the natives if they wish to survive. Along the way, they will meet the Pandaren... along with some of the greater powers that protect and shape Pandaria.
  • Valley Of the Four Winds: - A tranquil plain of lush farmland, bordered by dense mysterious jungles along the south and impassible mountains to the north. The valley is considered the "breadbasket" of Pandaria, but the year’s harvest is in jeopardy and a terrible malaise has overcome the Pandaren that live along the coast. The valley is also the home of the legendary Stormstout Brewery, where Chen Stormstout and his niece Li Li hope to journey to discover the whereabouts of their long-lost ancestors.

Stay tuned for more updates.

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What do you guys think? I can't wait for this new expansion. Leave a question or an opinion in a comment below.