All Races Available in Patch 5.0.4

90 Night Elf Hunter
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http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/6994738

"With the release of patch 5.0.4, we’re making all the races of Azeroth playable by anyone, no matter which version or expansion of World of Warcraft they own. This includes the enigmatic pandaren, who will become available for play when Mists of Pandaria is released on Tuesday, September 25. We want the entire World of Warcraft community to be able to embrace their inner goblin, blood elf, worgen, draenei, or pandaren from the moment they step foot into the world of Azeroth.

Now, the only hard part will be choosing a name. Who will you be next?"

Ok that's pretty cool Blizzard.Great way to get more people to try out all the races and hopefully stay subscribed.
Edited by Pandorä on 8/16/2012 11:11 AM PDT
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85 Blood Elf Priest
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For a laugh, check the MMO-Champion forums.

There are literally like 50 people asking. "So I get to make a pandarien hunter on august 28th when 5.0.4 comes out"

It's not quest text. Slow down and actually read it.
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90 Draenei Mage
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I love it, means those of us that want to race change can get that out of the way before the rush to Pandaria. :3
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90 Worgen Mage
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So it says all races, what about though all classes? Just because Pandaren become available for play regardless if you have MoP or not, does this include the new monk class?
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90 Goblin Shaman
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There are literally like 50 people asking. "So I get to make a pandarien hunter on august 28th when 5.0.4 comes out"

It's not quest text. Slow down and actually read it.


You have to admit the ambiguity in the writing, however:

Sentence #1: With the patch, ALL races will be available to play even if you don't have the expac.

Sentence #2: "This includes the enigmatic pandaren....."

So #1 "includes" the pandaren. But it doesn't, until after Sept.25.
Edited by Skedew on 8/16/2012 11:04 AM PDT
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85 Blood Elf Priest
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08/16/2012 10:54 AMPosted by Novagosa
So it says all races, what about though all classes? Just because Pandaren become available for play regardless if you have MoP or not, does this include the new monk class?


lol. This is what I mean.

Look dude, actually read it.

It says that come the new patch. ANYONE. Can play any race. Monk's and Pandarens will become availible on sept 28th.

They are referring to people that only own vanilla WoW, or BC WoW. That if you create a new account. You can play ANY race.
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85 Tauren Paladin
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08/16/2012 10:58 AMPosted by Limbah
That if you create a new account. You can play ANY race.


I am very excited about this part :) I have a second account that I don't want to upgrade and now I will be able to play Gobs and Pandas (on 9/25) on it :)

♥ Aune
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Community Manager
I've seen some confusion about when pandaren character creation will be accessible.

Just to be clear on the announcement, we're making it possible for people to create a character of any race, regardless of what expansions you've purchased. So if you only have the original game (which now has The Burning Crusade included), when patch 5.0.4 hits you'll be able to create goblin and worgen characters as well. And, once Mists of Pandaria is released, you'll be able to create pandaren characters, regardless of whether or not you own Mists of Pandaria.

08/16/2012 10:54 AMPosted by Novagosa
So it says all races, what about though all classes? Just because Pandaren become available for play regardless if you have MoP or not, does this include the new monk class?

No, you'll need to upgrade your World of Warcraft license to Mists of Pandaria in order to unlock the monk class. The same is true for leveling from 85-90 and gaining access to the continent of Pandaria.
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90 Night Elf Druid
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08/16/2012 10:54 AMPosted by Novagosa
So it says all races, what about though all classes? Just because Pandaren become available for play regardless if you have MoP or not, does this include the new monk class?

I would assume not, and same for Death Knights.
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For a laugh, check the MMO-Champion forums.

There are literally like 50 people asking. "So I get to make a pandarien hunter on august 28th when 5.0.4 comes out"

It's not quest text. Slow down and actually read it.

LOL...they put the part about Sept 25th in bold white to stand out now :P
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90 Worgen Warlock
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Remove Class + Race restrictions please!! You would make a ton of $$ :O
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90 Draenei Mage
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Aww, I liked my interpretation better. :(

Oh well, still a cool change.
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90 Night Elf Druid
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This is genius and awesome and good and wonderful and a whole bunch more of good adjectives. So glad this is happening!
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90 Night Elf Mage
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This is great but how will starting areas be handled?
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90 Worgen Hunter
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08/16/2012 11:05 AMPosted by Justus
Remove Class + Race restrictions please!! You would make a ton of $$ :O

No.
Blizzard's following lore as it's intended to be. and for obvious things along as well.
I mean, come on. Pandaren Druids?
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90 Pandaren Mage
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08/16/2012 11:05 AMPosted by Justus
Remove Class + Race restrictions please!! You would make a ton of $$ :O


They'd lose money. People wouldn't buy expansions if they removed class restrictions.
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90 Pandaren Priest
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So does this mean we are getting our 11th character slot too?
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85 Human Warlock
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You're specifically talking about character creation. How will this affect paid race changes? Will I be able to race change to Pandaren on my existing shaman on August 28th or do I have to wait until September 25th?
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