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Posted: Oct 21st 2011 4:32PM Lenn said

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Are the pandas Alliance or Horde? Or are they a third faction?

Posted: Oct 21st 2011 4:42PM Dril said

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@Lenn

They can choose either way.
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Posted: Oct 21st 2011 4:43PM PhelimReagh said

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@Lenn
Based on how Blizzard has been going the past few years, I'll wager that it'll be a race playable by both factions.

Otherwise, they would have had to come up with two new races. That's asking a bit much of the crew at Blizzard...
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Posted: Oct 21st 2011 4:45PM yeppers said

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@Lenn

Both... you choose after level 10 or something.

So did Blizz jump the panda or what? Wasn't the Pandaren race added to Warcraft RTS as a joke for Morhaim's son?

Methinks this is Blizzard's "Ewoks" IMO ...

Nothing seen yet to make me want to jump back into the game. Can't wait for GW2.
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Posted: Oct 21st 2011 4:53PM Seldra said

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@Lenn

I ask blizzard, why stop with only Horde or Alliance? How about a real 3rd faction.
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Posted: Oct 21st 2011 5:53PM ShivanSwordsman said

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@Lenn

I like the idea of a shared race. I'm getting tired of all the "pretty races" on Alliance and all the "ugly races" on the Horde. Maybe they're signalling the end of races being only on one side. That would rock. Orcs on the Alliance, Gnomes on the Horde... Then again, I haven't played this game since Wrath of the Lich King came out, so eh...
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Posted: Oct 21st 2011 7:18PM Arsinek said

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@Lenn Wow. This game just gets worse every expansion.
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Posted: Oct 21st 2011 8:47PM Faction 3 said

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@Arsinek

Agreed. I expecially like the "One Talent Tree" part...
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Posted: Oct 22nd 2011 1:43AM (Unverified) said

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I always told my guild (back in the Burning Crusade days) that WoW had a lot of life left and there would be many more x-pacs. I told them that they should only really start worrying when Pandaren become a playable race... because they're Blizzards "ace up the sleeve". The final card to pull when things really look bad, people are jumping ship and they want to pull subs back in.
I would have thought that Emerald dream xpac would have been wedged in there long before Pandaren showed up... but man, here they are. Damn. I'm not sure how to feel about this.
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Posted: Oct 22nd 2011 1:45AM Tyrang said

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@ShivanSwordsman Hey, Blood Elves are pretty and they are in Horde. Human are ugly (in wow) and they are in alliance. lol
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Posted: Oct 22nd 2011 4:18AM Lionhearted said

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@ShivanSwordsman Apparently you missed the fact that the Alliance got the "ugly" race last time. And what race is prettier than the Blood Elves? Speaking of the Blood Elves, the Alliance got the ugly demonic things that expansion, too.

Basically... I'm suggesting that your entire point is bunk. You'd be right about the original game, but not so much with the expansions.
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Posted: Oct 22nd 2011 8:53PM Utakata said

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If this would of been (or should of been IMO) Emerald Dream...which sounds far more epic and is steep'd in lore. And the Pandaran wouldn't been so bad if they where dedicated to a light hearted distracting storyline and non-playable faction similar to the Tuskarr was in Wrath. In fact and in many ways, MoP is the equivelant of a WoW expansion dedicate entirely to the Tuskarr. Which would have probably gone over like a concrete filled brick outhouse. Just saying.
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Posted: Oct 21st 2011 4:35PM Scott Ossington said

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Every race will have access to the Monk class, and they will largely fight with their hands and feet, though finishing attacks will utilize weapons.

undead monk with fist weapons, might entice me back

Posted: Oct 21st 2011 5:45PM PaperSpeaks said

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@Scott Ossington
Worgens and Goblins can't be monks... for some reason.
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Posted: Oct 23rd 2011 9:31AM JuliusSeizure said

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@PaperSpeaks

Worgen are incapable of Inner Peace, and goblins can't divest themselves of material concerns for even a moment?
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Posted: Oct 25th 2011 8:38AM Elloa said

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@PaperSpeaks
I think it's simply because their starting area is a closed story line till lvl 20. It would just not feel right.
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Posted: Oct 21st 2011 4:36PM Knoxrun said

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Sorry all, but the first thing I thought of was Kung Fu Panda.

Posted: Oct 21st 2011 6:01PM (Unverified) said

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@Knoxrun Except the Pandaren came first, so...
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Posted: Oct 21st 2011 6:20PM Knoxrun said

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@(Unverified) Unaware of this, and wasn't meant to be a jab anyway.
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Posted: Oct 25th 2011 3:40PM Bentos03 said

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@(Unverified) Check your dates. Kung Fu Panda was actually created well before the movie came out, at least back until 2003, and created by a Dreamworks Executive. I think Blizzard has a potential IP legal issue with this expansion:
Although the concept of a "kung fu panda" has been around since at least 2003, work on the film did not begin until 2004.[2] The idea for the film was conceived by Michael Lachance,[3] a DreamWorks Animation executive.
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