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Errr...yeah.
Blizzard will surely lose the "throne" for MMO's if MoP doesn't sell alot?
They'd only need to lose 80% of their player base to probably STLL be the MMO champion for subs.
Rift was a joke, TOR is slowly falling every day, and a tiny group ala Ron Paul is proclaiming GW2 as the greatest thing ever.
We'll see what happens.

Ron Paul and WoW in the same sentence. Am I missing something here?

Oh, and yeah WoW is a joke nowadays. They are giving away level 80s and mounts and free flying skills and gear sets in a last ditch attempt to keep players from canceling their subscriptions. The game is clearly showing it's age, and Blizzard knows its on it's last legs. I doubt some Kung-Fu Panda is gonna change that either.

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The whole "younger audience" theory people are throwing around is faulty as well. Pandarians have been the single most requested feature for the game almost since *vanilla* (or ever since people knew that new races could be added, as in Burning crusade).
In fact, pandas were almost the alliance race instead of draenei way back then.
All these suppositions annoy me to no end, as people are just blatantly *wrong*. Yes, they're taking a different direction with this xpac's theme (new area, bigger horde/alliance conflict than ever, instead of a new end boss such as illidan, arthas and deathwing.)
People simply are encountering fatigue after going on 8 years of WOW, and hunger for something different. The fact they bash the game they loved as they quit is unfortunate, but that's gamers for you...

Whats funny is that Blizzard added in the Pandarians as an April fools joke back in Warcraft 3, long before WoW came out, and the community demanded that the panda's be a real race. Blizzard was shocked since they thought of it as a joke, but since the community begged Blizzard to make them an actually race, they went and did so.
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The pandaren started as a creation of the Blizzard artist Samwise Didier and an April Fool's joke, but they got a massive response from Warcraft fans. In the first BlizzCast episode launched on Jan. 10, 2008, Samwise recalled the process to the creation of the Pandaren April Fool's page: "But so we put that up in there and everyone was like “Oh my God! A PANDA RACE? That’s kind of cool!” And I’m like “Are you kidding me, really? You want to see pandas in Warcraft III or whatever?”" Soon, they were included in the Warcraft III expansion and Chris Metzen began to write them into the game lore. Due to this popularity, pandaren were rumored to be the new playable Alliance race to be introduced in the Burning Crusade expansion.

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Even Blizzard couldn't believe people wanted them lol


Now they add them as a race, and people are angry. Oh the WoW community....

Regardless of what people want, I'm a selfish gamer and only care for my own opinion haha! Nah just kidding! If I owned a games company and everyone wanted Panda's as a protagonist... I'd quit. End of! I guess I just hate childish things! Especially when I want immersion out of my games!

Panda's unfortunately do not create immersion for me! Most wow players these days just click about, don't read quests or lore... And rape the trade chat or spend hours grinding for new armour without a clue why they are doing that, where they are going or who they're killing. There's a minority of players who do get involved.. But honestly... Why do you think mindless games top the iphone charts? Angry birds... Drawsomething etc... Don't require any real thought! Same principle with wow!

I retract my statement about blizzard adding Panda's. Since its the public that wanted it, hell knows why... I can't blame blizzard for giving the people what they want!

I had so much fun in vanilla wow! It was worth the time I spent in that game looking back. No game has ever had such an effect on me, so I'll give blizzard that... I just hate their direction, definitely lost a customer here. Especially considering they never ever updated their character models.... Humans don't look human.... I guess that is their style but... I don't like it!

Again selfish gamer-ism I'm in a minority of people that don't want these changes! But I guess there are just more morons in this world that like having avatars in their games named things like: Newbshot, Grapesoda, Grannysmuff, Powershot, Priestmaster, Doubleohseven, etc...

-_- world of Warcraft would be brilliant if they just updated the character models, removed ridiculous races, reverted back to vanilla with updated dungeons that actually look like what they're supposed to be.

Guess I'm a sucker for realism! But hey... Can't help what I like :-/ wish I could follow the masses and enjoy mindlessly shooting people in mw3 too... But I can't! Only reason I ever played that game or bought it was to wait or bf3!

Then bf3 got ruined by c4-car rammers, overuse of the light machine guns... M320, usas, rpg, smaw etc...

Urgh games these days... For the masses, as always! Never the direction the company want to go in! Just about the money! It has to stop at some point surely?!


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Errr...yeah.
Blizzard will surely lose the "throne" for MMO's if MoP doesn't sell alot?
They'd only need to lose 80% of their player base to probably STLL be the MMO champion for subs.
Rift was a joke, TOR is slowly falling every day, and a tiny group ala Ron Paul is proclaiming GW2 as the greatest thing ever.
We'll see what happens.

Rift "was" a joke, why do you talk about like it's gone, I play it... it's actually really fun.

And before you say anything about me perhaps never playing endgame wow and having no comparison... If you were going to do so (preemptive strike on my part tongue.gif)

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I did know that Panda's had been in their lore but... It's the way they've portrayed them from a childish perspective! The cartoon style is fine... It's just they have animated them and modelled them... Completely the way I wouldn't want them to!

If you hear a story about a War Panda, you expect him to be large, ferocious, angry, out of control... But at peace with his own people! This just looks like a children's game!


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"blizzney" anyone?
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The areas looks amazing, the details also.

Amazing... for 2004.
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Amazing... for 2004.

Yea amazing for WoW, it adds a more exotic and interesting feel.
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I'm tempted... I want to play as a Panda tongue.gif
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I want WC IV. Thats epic. Wow has gotten boring. Man i would kill for WC IV.
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GW2 has the best chance of any MMO to take over the top spot. I know that's easy to say in retrospect after Rift, SWTOR and countless others have failed. There is something special about GW2 though, you know it if you've played it.
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