Mist = KvaldirKvaldir does not like nagaUnderwater zones was a successPandaria is a (lost) islandPandas caught in the middle of a kvaldir/naga war
If they add pandarens, they belong to the horde, furries are what identifies us. F Worgen!
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I'm going to go in an entirely different direction, and call this as an extraplanetary expansion. Pandaria will be a new planet, where we will discover what happened to (and is happening with) Turalyon and Alleria Windrunner.After the destruction of Draenor they discovered an as-yet unclosed portal to Pandaria among the ruins. Thinking the Legion and/or its agents may have attempted escape through this portal they bravely followed and have been trapped there ever since. Recent activities by Deathwing, the Elements and the Old Gods have created ripples in the space/time fabric and previously closed portals to Pandaria have reopened.All is not well in Pandaria. The Legion has not been idle. The Infinite Dragonflight has also made its presence known on this formerly tranquil planet. The Emerald Dream is once again in peril. Pandaria, you see, is not merely a planet but a sister planet to Azeroth, and IS the Emerald Dream.
All I have to say is "Mop" *laughs*
Theory on Mists of PandariaThe Pandaren have come across the ocean, to find the Horde and Alliance, for support a great enemy (what that is, is anyone’s guess) that has begun to attack Pandaria and the surrounding areas. The Pandaren would most likely be seeking aid from the Taurens and Night Elves, due to WoW lore and known Pandaren interactions with the two races. Rather than the Pandaren becoming a creatable class (and thus able to be an ‘enemy’ to one faction or two if it were a new faction) they are in a similar position to that of the Steamwheedle Cartel Goblins, neutral to all (except without an at war button available in the reputation panel). This also solves the problem of the Chinese Government from banning WoW CN (note - I live in Hong Kong, but play on an Oceanic server so I get a view of both versions of the game). Further speculations suggests that the two main bases (one Horde, one Alliance) will be Kezan (having been calmed after the whole terrifying Volcano eruption) and Kul Tiras looking to be the most likely Alliance base (seeing as the Kul Tiras are technically Alliance). Other islands to be included could be Zandalar (with the Rise of the Zandalari patch, it seems a greater possibility), Plunder Isle (home to the Bloodsail Buccaneers, those guys you become friends with temporarily for the Insane title); Tel Abim (of the famous banana), Crestfall and Zul’Dare (thought to be west of the Wetlands and east of Gilneas), the complete Broken Isles (packed full of Naga as can be seen in Warcraft III) and there is also the possibility that an underwater city could be added (giving greater reason as to creating Vashj’ir style graphics). To speculate even further on the underwater city, it is possible that it could be some sort of infested version of the destroyed Darkspear Islands, possessing Nagas, Water Elementals, etc… This gives us 8 new zones (counting Crestfall and Zul’Dare as one due to size) which is close to previous expansion numbers (7 in TBC, 9 in WotLK, 6 in Cata of questing zones). Feel free to quote and comment on, it’s an open discussion, and this is only my own theory, based on WoW lore and the newly unofficially released name. Also final comment, I personally wasn’t too happy to see Pandaren being put in WoW (maybe I’m just too serious and should lighten up) but with this new theory, and some time I believe that Pandaren aren’t going to be a complete joke and that knowing Blizzard they will put in a decent effort at making them into deeply intriguing and serious characters for us (while still keeping those people that want the cute, furry Pandaren to exist happy).
The first thing I sought to check up on this was the "leaked" outlook sheet that first named "Titan" So far it has been spot on, and even with this WOW Brazil plan. Hard to fake that being predicted and accurate. So the next big thing from Blizzard has a WoW x4 slotted for 2012, the same time spacing they did this for Cata.Here is the link to the previous Wowhead post concerning the "Leak Sheet"http://www.wowheadnews.com/blog=175487/blizzard-product-schedule-leak-or-hoaxedit:Since the known issue of China and Pandas... I think the idea of them being a non-playable NPC is likely. However as they seem to be doing a 2 races (TBC), Hero Class(WotLK), 2 race (Cata) for the expansions, perhaps a Monk class is in the work as a Hero Class. Take the Pandaran class as them training both the Horde and Alliance but not actually becoming involved themselves so as to skirt the China issue. Sort of like, "Come save our island heros! We will train all who come to aid us in our our of need . We will share the ways of our secret powers"
Pandaren got into WCIII and they even played a role in the campaign.The Pandaren Xpress was an obvious Aprils Fools joke, but Pandaria DOES exist in the universe,Like the kid at Stormwind saying things like "It's true! People have seen them! Pandaren really do exist!"Or the OBVIOUS Chen Stormtout, that helped Rexxar himself in his travels.Or all the talk about Sunwell needing 3 crushed gems from Pandaria.It would be cool to see a expansion where some malevolent generic bad guy escapes from Pandaria, and they show themselves to help. Pandaria IS too small to burden a whole expansion, but it doesnt mean its restricted to it.
As cool as this might be, I personally believe that this is a deliberate attempt to mislead us so that they can have a surprise release again at BlizzCon. This is a perfect example of a red herring
Pandaria and Pandaren is from the warcraft universe, so if I'd guess I'd say wow patch, Pandaren hasnt been involved in the lore enough the deserve a whole expansion imo. A patch with a raid and 5mans tho, now theres an idea! Those who dont know pandaren from before will be like "AWESOME!" and those who already knew about pandaren will be like "FINALLY!" :D.It wont be an end-expansion raid, I dont think so atleast. So it would have to be either next patch, or the one after the next one(if they can fit 3 patches in between now and next expansion).If this turns out to be some lame facebook game... BLIZZ I WILL BE DISAPPOINT!