The prank was criticized for supporting the belief that World or Warcraft players are lazy and obsessed. I can understand the complaint, but I admit to tabbing out while waiting for arena queues to order pizza online at least once or twice.
A recent Breakfast Topic has pitted lovers and haters of Pandaren in bitter dispute. Many players are interested in making giant-panda people a playable race in the game. If you're a fan of Pandaren, you can still download "promotional" Pandaren Express wallpaper from the WoW official site. If you don't love Pandaren, rest assured that there are no signs that they will become a part of the game any time soon.
For those of you who have been in the game for less than a year, Blizzard is notorious for the amount of effort they put into their pranks. Previous holiday jokes include Burgercraft, Evil Patch notes, Wisps as the Burning Crusade addition to the Alliance. I can't wait to see what they come up with this year.