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    MOP RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED!!!

    September 25th Ya'll

    http://us.battle.net/en/int?r=wow

    Edit: updated link to official blizz site instead of news article.
    Last edited by Aggathon; 07-25-2012 at 08:44 AM.
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    http://eu.blizzard.com/en-gb/company...tml?id=5527445

    Got to say this, but I called it ages ago

    text of the press release:

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    WORLD OF WARCRAFT®: MISTS OF PANDARIA™ ARRIVES SEPTEMBER 25

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    Fourth expansion brings tides of war to the shores of a long-lost continent

    Digital Deluxe and Retail Collector’s Editions revealed

    Presales NOW LIVE

    PARIS, France. – July 25, 2012 – Land, ho! Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that World of Warcraft®: Mists of Pandaria™, the fourth expansion set for the world’s most popular subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game, will be available in stores and online starting from September 25, 2012. Upon the expansion’s release, intrepid explorers of the Alliance and the Horde will be able to set foot upon the shores of the long-lost continent of Pandaria and embark on a perilous journey to uncover its ancient mysteries.


    Mists of Pandaria will be available on DVD-ROM for Windows® XP/Windows Vista®/Windows® 7 and Macintosh® at a suggested retail price of 34.99 € / £29.99. The expansion will also be available digitally directly from Blizzard’s World of Warcraft website (www.WorldofWarcraft.com), also priced at 34.99 € / £29.99.


    A special Collector’s Edition packed with bonus items will be available exclusively in retail stores for a suggested retail price of 69.99 € / £59.99. In addition, for the first time, World of Warcraft players have the option to purchase a special Digital Deluxe version of the expansion containing the in-game bonus items from the Collector’s Edition. The Digital Deluxe version is available to download directly from Blizzard via www.WorldofWarcraft.com for 49.99 € / £39.99. Players who purchase the standard edition digitally or at retail will have the option to upgrade to the Digital Deluxe version at any time (for as long as the standalone Digital Deluxe version remains available) for an additional 15 € / £10.


    Presales for the standard digital and Digital Deluxe versions of Mists of Pandaria are now live. Players who would like to purchase either version and be ready to play the moment the expansion launches can do so now by visiting www.WorldofWarcraft.com. The expansion content will automatically be digitally delivered to pre-purchasers via World of Warcraft’s streaming launcher prior to the release of Mists of Pandaria. Players who would like to preorder the standard box or the retail-exclusive Collector’s Edition can do so by visiting their local retailer.


    Mists of Pandaria contains the biggest variety of new content we’ve ever created for a World of Warcraft expansion, with features that will appeal to new players, veterans, and everyone in between,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We’ve received a lot of great feedback from players during our most extensive beta test yet, and we hope they enjoy exploring everything Pandaria has to offer when the expansion comes out in September.”
    The Digital Deluxe version of Mists of Pandaria includes a full digital copy of the expansion along with the following exclusive in-game bonus items:
    • World of Warcraft In-Game Mount: Take to the skies of Azeroth astride the mystical Imperial Quilen flying mount.
    • World of Warcraft In-Game Pet: Journey across Pandaria with the Lucky Quilen Cub at your side.
    • StarCraft® II Battle.net® Portraits: Bring the Horde and Alliance rivalry to the far reaches of the Koprulu sector with exclusive Infested Orc and Night Elf Templar Battle.net portraits.
    • Diablo® III Banner Sigil and Accent: Display your status as a hero of Pandaria with the iconic markings of World of Warcraft’s newest playable race, the pandaren.
    The Collector’s Edition of Mists of Pandaria includes the full version of the game on DVD-ROM and contains the following exclusive bonus items, in addition to the in-game content from the Digital Deluxe version:
    • Behind-the-Scenes DVD and Blu-Ray: Learn about the creation of Pandaria with this two-disc set featuring over an hour of commentary, insider interviews, and developer roundtables.
    • Collector’s Edition Soundtrack CD: Experience 20 orchestral pieces from Mists of Pandaria.
    • The Art of Mists of Pandaria Book: Explore this 208-page hardcover tome featuring never-before-seen pieces from the expansion, from early concepts to final 3D renderings.
    • Chen Stormstout Mouse Pad: Equip your desk with this special-edition mouse pad featuring the legendary pandaren brewmaster.
    In World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, warships of the Alliance and Horde clash off the coast of a long-lost continent, signaling the start of a new era of discovery and conquest in the history of Azeroth. As players storm the shores of this exotic new frontier and begin to explore its mysteries, they’ll encounter brave new allies, unearth ancient secrets, and play their part in reigniting the long-brewing conflict between the Horde and Alliance on a strange battlefield far from home.
    Mists of Pandaria offers a wide variety of content for new and returning World of Warcraft players. Features include a new playable race (the pandaren) with its own starting zone and quests, a new character class (the monk), and an expansive new continent for players to explore as they adventure to the new level cap of 90. The expansion also includes a host of new gameplay elements designed to give players even more ways to enjoy the game, including scenarios -- a flexible new kind of cooperative PvE trial; challenge modes, which offer high-prestige rewards for mastering Mists of Pandaria’s 5-player dungeons; and an all-new pet battle system.


    In addition to the English version, Mists of Pandaria will be fully localized into Latin American Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, European Spanish, Russian, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and for the first time with a World of Warcraft expansion launch, Italian. Availability of Mists of Pandaria in mainland China will be announced at a later date.
    To learn more about World of Warcraft and Mists of Pandaria, please visit the official website at http://www.worldofwarcraft.com. To set up a Battle.net account and to opt-in to Blizzard Entertainment beta tests, please visit the official Battle.net website at http://www.battle.net. With multiple games in development, Blizzard Entertainment has numerous positions currently available -- visit http://jobs.blizzard.com for more information and to learn how to apply.

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    No one tanks in a void.........

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    Nice.

    So they cut their time between expansions by about 2 months; they're getting better.

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    Anyone need a healer for day 1 instance grinding ?
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    No, but an addon to push people away from quest givers and flight points would be nice. I really dread the first week or so; I remember how horrible Hyjal was in Cata, just trying to get to a quest giver. There was an upside though ; the trolls who'd flag themselves for pvp and start a small scale war at the quest giver. That was fun, especially on a pve server.

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    That's why you gotta take the day off, play through the night and get ahead of the level curve! =P

    START RACKIN' UP THAT PTO FELLAS.



    (p.s. I will not be doing that... this time... while I was in college sure... but I can't really do that any more).
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    The release date is Yom Kippur so the kids here in the NY, NJ, CT area will have a vaction day; my son and the rest of the goyem will be on WoW all day and beat me to 90.

    I can't justify taking a day off from work for a video game - however, I will be locked in my study all weekend with much coffee - sleep is for the weak.

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    Planning on powerlevelling through dungeons with a group of 5 of us so that a week or two later I can go do the quests solo with alts just to actually get to read them and to avoid the mass rush.
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    That's a good idea on the power leveling; then experience the story on alts. Just need to see who in the guild will still be playing. If it's like Cata, no guarantees guilds will survive on my server.

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    Personally, I'm still on the fence about purchasing MoP. I'm glad that the release date is in late-September. That will give me a decent amount of time with GW2 to determine if it will be my MMO of choice, or if I'll be finding myself back in WoW again. :P

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    copy that, very excited about it... is it possible to team up pets?

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    I'm very on-the-fence about MoP. I already have GW2 coming in and will be playing. The question for me at this point is, will I even play WoW casually?
    I kinda want to, as I realize how much time I already have invested in the game. That's really the biggest part that pulls me back to WoW. It's that I have already developed several toons and have already acquired a lot of different things in the game from previous efforts.

    At this point... it's almost more, "will I continue to develop my main toon in WoW?"
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    I'm on the total other side of the coin, lol. I am *only* playing wow to play it competitively. If I didn't want to play a game competitively there's about a million other games I'd rather be putting time into besides WoW. The only *thing* wow does better than other games is offer me a compelling environment to pursue team-based competition, and provide a good game to play socially with friends. Since most of my actual friends have largely quit wow at this point all I am left with is the competition. In the end if I am to play games alone or with strangers I vastly prefer "casually" playing games like Skyrim, Civilization, or anything with compelling/challenging gameplay or an immersive story (mass effect). I honestly don't understand people that "casually" play wow alone; there has to be more fun and compelling things to do than to kill 10 bunnies and collect 15 daisies or queue into LFR everyday for a few pieces of gold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feralminded View Post
    I honestly don't understand people that "casually" play wow alone; there has to be more fun and compelling things to do than to kill 10 bunnies and collect 15 daisies or queue into LFR everyday for a few pieces of gold.
    I would say possibly for PvP outside of the MW/BF3 crowd or outside of Starcraft and other RTS games....
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