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Posted by Raine Hutchens on Oct 21, 2011

New World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria Expansion Revealed [Blizzcon 2011]

It’s been shrouded in mystery for some time now, and has had players all anxious in wait. A new expansion for the World of Warcraft has just been revealed, and it’s packed with tons of new features that will change the game as we know it. Finally a race that has been favored by many, dreamt by some, and wanted by everyone, the Pandaren, will make it into the MMO as playable characters. At this year’s Blizzcon event in California, details of this new expansion were ushered to a crowd struck with awe.

The new expansion is called “Mists of Pandaria,” and it focuses on a new location in the WoW universe. Pandaria has managed to stay in drought from war, but things are looking extremely shaky since the cracking of the planet. This mighty race has come to the front, and with a steady hand they stand at the ready to take up arms to protect their home.

Tons of new features will be added with the new expansion, and here’s a list of what to expect:

  • New Playable Race — Pandaren: Adventure through Azeroth as World of Warcraft‘s first neutral race and decide whether to side with the Alliance or the Horde.
  • New Playable Class — Monk: Unlock the secrets of pandaren martial arts and do battle as a damage dealer, healer, or tank.
  • Level Cap Increased to 90:Learn potent new spells and abilities while exploring uncharted zones and taking on challenging new content.
  • New Zones:Explore the lush Jade Forest, treacherous Kun-Lai Summit, and other exotic areas of Pandaria designed for high-level characters, and uncover the mystery of the Wandering Isle.
  • Scenarios: Join up with some friends to achieve a common goal, such as mounting a defense against invading monsters, in a flexible new type of PvE challenge.
  • Dungeon “Challenge” Modes: Master the ultimate five-player time trial to earn prestige rewards in a new dungeon mode that will put your resolve and coordination to the test.
  • Pet Battles: Challenge other players’ companion pets with your own collection in a new tactical mini-game, and find out who’s king or queen of the pint-sized battlefield.
  • New Talent System: Customize your character to suit your play style with the newly overhauled and improved talent system.

The Pandaren will be the first race available to both factions. Once players reach level 10, they will select the faction to which they want to pledge their allegiance. Monk classes will apply to the Tauren, Blood Elves, Night Elves, Dwarves, Humans, Orcs, Undead, Gnomes, Trolls, and Draenai. The new talent system will replace the one in current use, and vast changes await the world of Azeroth. No release date has been issued for the expansion, but we’re waiting diligently for word on when we can expect to take part in this amazing addition to the MMO. As soon as new information rolls in, we will be right here at the ready to update.

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