Spoiler Warning: This post contains potential spoilers for World of Warcraft gameplay. It covers the journey to Pandaria and questing through the zone of the Jade Forest.
First, a recap. Then, my review.
Upon setting off to explore the new world beyond the mists of the southern great sea, heroes of Azeroth land in the mysterious Jade Forest in Pandaria. Our first greeting to the continent comes in the form of a battle at sea as warriors of the horde and the alliance seek to conquer what could be theirs. Both sides wash up to the shores of the new world, friendless in a mystical world that they yet know nothing about.
Members of both factions set off to form alliances with anyone they can get help and resources from — the horde with the hozen, and the alliance with the jinyu — but the pandaren race, for the most part, remains unconvinced that either side is worthy of inhabiting their sacred lands. Certain individuals, however, are willing to give the newcomers a chance, teaching them the ways of the land and the people. Heroes of both factions lend their hands to assisting the pandarens however they can, and in doing so they earn powerful friends all across the Jade Forest.
But the uncertainty that the majority of pandarens hold is not unfounded. As the two factions continue their conflict, the negativity that they brought ashore affects the land in ways unexpected by the newcomers. Continue Reading
You heard it here first (or last), folks: Mists of Pandaria has a release date. You can pre-order the game now and begin downloading, but the Mists of Pandaria content will not be available until the game launches on September 25th.
Players opting for the digital download can choose either the retail version of the game at $39.99, or the “Digital Deluxe” edition for $59.99, which includes all of the digital bonuses that owners of the boxed Collector’s Edition receive, including:
Blizzard fans were treated to a few big announcements during the opening of the first day of BlizzCon 2011.
We’ll start with the basics and move on to more specifics to come. First, we got our first look at the next World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria.
New Continent: Pandaria
New playable race: Pandaren
New class: Monk
Pet Battle System
New Talent System
Take a look at the preview video:
In related news, a newly available World of Warcraftannual pass has been revealed, and it will grant access to both Diablo III when it goes live and to Mists of Pandaria. The annual pass also will give subscribers guaranteed access into the Mists of Pandaria beta, as well as a new flying mount, Tyrael’s Charger.
And now onward to some tidbits on Diablo III. The Collector’s edition will have some interesting contents that many fans will be interested in getting their hands on:
Behind the scenes blu-ray
Soulstone shaped USB containing Diablo II with its expansion Lord of Destruction
World of Warcraft pet: Fetish Shaman
Starcraft II Battle.net portaits
So what does everything think of what we’ve seen from BlizzCon 2011 so far? What are you most excited for?
Now that we’ve laid out the basics, keep watch of LoreHound.com for more detailed news as it comes out at BlizzCon 2011.