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10-22-2011 @ 8:04AM
If not "DRUNKEN PANDA GONNA EAT UR FACE" then definitely the continent of Pandaria itself. The environments and architecture we've seen are seriously beautiful.
10-22-2011 @ 8:14AM
It's true they seem quite epic in size. I look forward to roaming them.I still think we're the best part of a year away from release though. It's not easy to create a world like this from scratch but it's still quicker than making that world retail playable. There was little else from the videos other than _male_ Pandaren (females being another missing aspect).Pet Battles and Scenarios are what I'm looking forward too. Also perhaps making a monk too. I also am looking forward to the new talent trees. Does this mean next expansion is 15 levels? Hmm.
10-22-2011 @ 8:22AM
That is logical Jamie, however it'll probably just be a case that they up it by 5 levels for the next expansion. So it'll go 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, 90, 95. I'd be surprised if they did any more than 5 levels per xpac from here on out.
10-22-2011 @ 8:32AM
@Jamie: Remember though that Cory Stockton mentioned during the preview panel that the first two zones, The Jade Forest and the Valley of the Four Winds are complete in terms of art assets. Going by previous expansions, it's the art that takes the longest time and to have two zones that are already art-ready is huge. At this point, I'm still expecting a mid-year launch, especially when considering that 4.3 will probably come in November or December at the latest and pushing a single content patch for a year has already been known to be not ideal at all.
10-22-2011 @ 8:48AM
I think we're less than a year away honestly, by this time next year we may be waiting for the 5.1 or 5.2 patch. They have said they wanted faster releases, a year and half is feasible between releases, particularly when looking at this expac and seeing how much is actually done...it's just AMAZING!! creating a starting zone and new continent have to be MUCH easier than redoing everything and it looks like this was possibly been worked on since the same time as Cata and may have split the work.I'm very glad that they have shifted their focus to doing more at end game, giving us a lot of options to do, it'll help compete with the likes of SWTOR and GW2. I can't wait to get my hands on the beta (signed up for the annual pass yesterday) and play around with the Monk and Pandaren's :D
10-23-2011 @ 2:24AM
Kung Fu Panda 2, best movie and now best game evar!They blew it out of the park with transmogrification, now they've got awesome class revamps and martial arts and raid challenges and better graphics and free Diablo 3....Can't be more excited, really.
10-24-2011 @ 9:20AM
well, I have grown cautious with estimating release dates based on the artwork that Blizzard shows off. More than two years ago they released the first D3 gameplay videos and it looked so rich and polished that I thought it would be released within the next few months. And then there was on new information at all for more than a year.So I'd guess a release in less than a year is just slightly more likely than "we scrapped the whole thing because we suddenly remembered that the whole Pandaren thing is way too silly."Also I think we will never get the non-combat-pet-pet-combat thing. Each expansion there was one funny-but-not-related-to-actual-gameplay-thing that we liked but was never released. As much as I'd like to see this, I think it'll go the path of the titans. (see what I did there?)
10-24-2011 @ 9:42AM
10-24-2011 @ 9:49AM
double post is double *grrr* (also useless, sorry!)
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