Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mists of Pandaria : New Race Pandaren

WoW Pandaren Character Creation
Pandaren will be the new playable race in the World of Warcraft Expansion Mists of Pandaria. The Pandaren have been around since before the Sundering. Long ago, the Pandaren were oppressed by the Mogu, a race of giants who also live in Pandaria. However, they have since regained their freedom from the Mogu, and continue to live peacefully on the continent of Pandaria.

To protect his people from the evils of Azeroth, a Pandaren emperor shrouded the lands in a mist disconnecting Pandaria from the rest of the known world. Some brave and curious Pandaren decided to explore beyond the mist. These adventurous Pandaren settled on the back of a giant sea turtle and set off exploring. The Pandaren who left Pandaria encounter Alliance and Horde members in heated battle on the seas. These Pandaren will become the new playable race.

The Pandaren will level from 1-10 on the Wandering Isle (on the shell of the sea turtle). Upon finishing the starting zone, Pandaren players must choose which faction, Alliance or Horde, that their new character will support. This is how the new race is available to both factions. Choose carefully, the choice of faction is permanent.

Pandaren racial abilities include:
Bouncy: You take 50% less falling damage.
Epicurean: Increases the stat benefits from food by 100%.
Gourmand: Cooking skill increased by 15.
Inner Peace: Your rested experience bonus lasts twice as long.
Quaking Palm: You touch a secret pressure point on an enemy target, putting it to sleep for 3 seconds.

Pandaren characters can play the following classes:
Hunter | Mage | Monk | Priest | Rogue | Shaman | Warrior

Pandaren Model
Pandaren character models have much more detail and incredible animation. The quality of the Pandaren model has inspired a request from the WoW community that all race models be updated to match their quality. Blizzard devs agree that the Pandaren characters look awesome. Although the female Pandaren model was not available at the BlizzCon 2011 Mists of Pandaria demo, Blizzard has assured that they will look just as amazing as the male model.

Despite some of the hate we've been hearing about the cuddly nature of pandas ruining the spirit of World of Warcraft, Blizzard has stated that Pandaren, by a large margin, were the most requested new feature to be included into the WoW game. According to current Mists of Pandaria rumors, players will have additional character slots on each realm. So the Pandaren Monk will likely be one of the most played combinations when Mists of Pandaria is released. Speaking of WoW MoP rumors, the Mists of Pandaria release date is currently speculated to be May of 2012. Get ready for a summer of fun!

1 comment:

  1. its not hate, Im just not going to continue in a game that has obviously bowed to 10-12 year olds. Its adults that play this game for years not kids