What Mists of Pandaria COULD have

100 Human Paladin
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Here is a list of things that the MoP expansion (?) could possibly have in it:

Oriental themed zones and archierture

Possibly a South Seas expansion (?) with us visiting some of the surroudning islands and us possibly going to Nazjatar later on

Lore concerning the Pandaren (my bets is that we learn that they could possibly be some form of titanic guardians like the tol'vir)

Oriental themed archaelogical projects (one definate race that will be involved is Pandaren for sure, I'm hoping that we get shruikens, samurai swords, and a flying dragon mount)

The island itself probably has never been discovered by the Horde and Alliance and there most likely will be a huge war going between them for control of the island

A questline that probably has to do and will reference the Chinese zodiac (it could be epic?)

Mounts could follow as this: War Panda, Giant Salamandar (swimming mount), Chinese Dragons (all I can think of)

Zones could possibly be modeled like this: A Vietnam like warzone with the Horde and the Alliance, A huge mountain zone like the Himalayas, an India like zone perhaps with maybe the enemies of the Pandaren? A darkened corrupt wasteland/forest zone with suffering could depict Myanmar/Cambodia? A separate island off the coast of Pandaria (still a part of Pandaria) that could be the Japan island with its own Mt. Fuji

There probably could be no main villians but matter people that are trying to attack the island and gain control of its resources after the Cataclysm

Zandalar we will visit. A little mini zone, but will have a dungeon and raid with a story as to why Rastakhan wanted to start a new troll empire

Kul Tiras could be possibly taken over by pirates from the South Seas from the Cataclysm. Will be a raid where we will fight a Captain Jack Sparrow-esqe boss. Could also be a PvP zone where we fight for control of it like TB, with a BH type raid instance.

Tel Abim. I don't know what this could be used for. But I like the name, it sounds omnious. So maybe we get to fight off servants of the Old Gods here?

Plunder Isle could be a daily zone like TB. Except we have the aid of the Steamwheedle Cartel and they will wage their war against the Bloodsail where it will finally come to a conclusion. Personally I don't think its epic enough to have its own raid. Maybe a dungeon instead with the Bloodsail leader as endboss?

Broken Isles will be added later probably not a part of the expansion at first. Could be a patch like Molten Front where we get to fight off the Aszhara and her naga.

Kezan and Lost Isles- No theories on this honestly

Nazjatar will most likely be the final raid instance in this expansion. Will have its own underwater zone like Vashj'ir and a huge raid instance. Bosses could include a subdued Neptulon, the return of Ozumat, and of course Aszhara (no Lady Vashj though. I am not talking about setbacks)

No new classes. I honestly think we have enough right now. Maybe we get the Demon Hunter in our little space expansion?

No new races. We have enough of those too for right now.

And finally: The Tomb of Sargeras. It will be a raid instance which we get at the end of the expansion right before the release of the FIFTH expansion where we fight an Avatar of Sargeras and begins a storyline where we have to pursue the legion and hold them back from invading azeroth by attacking their homeworlds. (Basically when Burning Crusade promised we'd go to other worlds but didn't. But, the portals to these worlds will be located on Outland)

Okay! I hope you enjoyed this thread. Feel free to make comments whether suggestive or trolling and also feel free to add anything else that this expansion could also have! Thanks!
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43 Blood Elf Hunter
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Meh. I still think it's going to be a pretty lame expansion.
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99 Worgen Warrior
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Pandaria will feature Burning Legion who removed the Mist surrounding it and seek to retrieve an ancient arctifact.

Kul Tiras Alliance zone
Kezan Horde zone
Undermine Neutral City

Zandalar
Zul´Dare
Maelstrom
etc.

Tomb of Sargeras great idea...........it would fit in my theory that the Burning Legion is indeed returning to Azeroth

Edited by Ethenil on 8/6/2011 3:21 PM PDT
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61 Dwarf Hunter
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A questline that probably has to do and will reference the Chinese zodiac (it could be epic?)


Sure that's a nice idea. But how about this. Instead of a questline, perhaps hunters can tame unique pets that are modeled after the zodiacs instead?
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85 Undead Warrior
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Hope it happens.. can't wait.

WTB epic Katana!!
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I just want to be a panda, that is all.
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85 Human Priest
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asian theme for the only remaining market
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90 Night Elf Hunter
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I want Chinese/Japanese/Korean themed weapons and armor.

I'm SICK AND TIRED of stone and wood weapons. I miss the days when armor and swords looked like they were made from, y'know...metal?
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88 Gnome Warrior
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08/06/2011 08:35 AMPosted by Ryanlw
Zones could possibly be modeled like this: A Vietnam like warzone with the Horde and the Alliance, A huge mountain zone like the Himalayas, an India like zone perhaps with maybe the enemies of the Pandaren? A darkened corrupt wasteland/forest zone with suffering could depict Myanmar/Cambodia? A separate island off the coast of Pandaria (still a part of Pandaria) that could be the Japan island with its own Mt. Fuji


This all sounds pretty cool and has me hoping Blizzard has something similar planned. An Asian themed continent has a lot of potential.
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At first I was kinda meh about it but as the days have gone on and I've had a chance to think about the potential for the armor themes, etc. I'm starting to get more excited about it. I was a weeaboo for most of my youth so part of that is coming out now when I think about this.

I think I'm converted and sold on the possibility of this expansion happening now. :)
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90 Worgen Death Knight
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It's good you said "could" instead of "will", which is what most people are saying.
Once they (IF they) announce it at Blizzcon and hopefully show us a trailer, we will know more about it.
The reason I think it's going to be an expansion also is because I have proof. Some one (I couldn't remember their name or thread) said they opened a GM ticket about it and the GM said they weren't allowed to talk about it.
100% real.......
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28 Orc Warlock
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I really love the idea of a Pandaria expansion. It's completely 100% untapped lore. They could do anything they want with it, and it has so much potential. An entire continent of Asian themed zones, creatures, and music would be things this game (and few others, to be honest) have never seen before. There are literally hundreds of Asian mythological creatures Blizzard could pull from, they could make the entire expansion without reusing a single creature model that's currently in the game. It would be a hunter's dream continent.

Also, I'll put these here since I think they fit the thread and because more people should see them. They're Pandyr / Pandaren illustrations from Samwise's portfolio. Credit goes to Futhark of MMO-Champ for organizing them

http://www.sonsofthestorm.com/viewer.php?artist=samwise&cat=personal&art=28

http://www.sonsofthestorm.com/viewer.php?artist=samwise&cat=personal&art=37

http://www.sonsofthestorm.com/viewer.php?artist=samwise&cat=personal&art=43

http://www.sonsofthestorm.com/viewer.php?artist=samwise&cat=personal&art=45

http://www.sonsofthestorm.com/viewer.php?artist=samwise&cat=personal&art=57

http://www.sonsofthestorm.com/viewer_doodles.php?cat=samwise&art=18

http://www.sonsofthestorm.com/viewer_doodles.php?cat=samwise&art=19

http://www.sonsofthestorm.com/viewer_doodles.php?cat=samwise&art=23

http://sonsofthestorm.com/viewer.php?artist=samwise&cat=warcraft&art=26

http://sonsofthestorm.com/viewer.php?artist=samwise&cat=warcraft&art=130

http://sonsofthestorm.com/viewer.php?artist=samwise&cat=warcraft&art=132

http://sonsofthestorm.com/viewer.php?artist=samwise&cat=warcraft&art=213

http://www.sonsofthestorm.com/viewer.php?artist=samwise&cat=warcraft&art=106

08/06/2011 03:09 PMPosted by Cherri
Meh. I still think it's going to be a pretty lame expansion.


Fascinating argument.
Edited by Samfisher on 8/7/2011 3:28 PM PDT
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84 Gnome Warlock
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Mounts could follow as this: War Panda, Giant Salamandar (swimming mount), Chinese Dragons (all I can think of)


You had me at chinese dragons. :3
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85 Blood Elf Paladin
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Or Blizzard is just playing a joke on us.. again.
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90 Undead Warlock
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I think it would be really cool to play in oriental continents. Also, think about how cool the dungeons would be. More jungle like, lots of bamboo, I think it would be cool.
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78 Human Mage
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08/07/2011 02:38 PMPosted by Urgency
I just want to be a panda, that is all.


im quitting if i see any pandas in this game.
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85 Night Elf Death Knight
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Oh and don't forget, the alliance and the horde might align themselves with a different Pandaren clan (it makes sense)

08/07/2011 04:20 PMPosted by Remaining
I just want to be a panda, that is all.


im quitting if i see any pandas in this game.


Later.
Edited by Goldobank on 8/7/2011 4:21 PM PDT
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28 Orc Warlock
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08/07/2011 04:20 PMPosted by Remaining
I just want to be a panda, that is all.


im quitting if i see any pandas in this game.


Then what the hell are you waiting for?

Pandaren Monk
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31 Worgen Hunter
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I was thinking about posting a thread like this, imagine my suprise when I see this. Personally, I'm just really hoping it's a badly named South Seas expansion. I would really like to see...

Updated Pre-TBC character models.
Pandaria is actually a questing zone, and the location of the Sanctuary-esk place.
Queen Azshara, I think, is going to be the end game boss, since currently, we have no idea what's going on with Neptulon story.
The Naga, an old god, the trolls, and maybe the Bloodsail Bucaneers will be the main bad guys.
Naval combat battleground.
Since we're due for a new class, perhaps if one is able to get rep up with the Pandaren, you get a trinket like the Orb of the Sin'dorei that'll turn you into one for some period of time.
No clue about Kezan/Undermine and Tel'Abim however. I expect if we do go to Tel'Abim, there will be bananas everywhere.
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85 Undead Death Knight
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I can't wait for all the pirate and Vietnam references we're going to get in this expansion.
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