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10-28-2011 @ 1:49PM
"I don't believe that I am alone in this observation, but Blizzard has been out and about like crazy talking about the Pandaren and the monk class nonstop."I think it's because they're starting to realize they might have erred by basing the ex-pac reveal on them.IMO, they should have been introduced like Tuskarr were in game and not been an actual playable race.
10-28-2011 @ 1:52PM
I think they're going on nonstop about it not cause they have no choice, but because they're as excited as we are for it
10-28-2011 @ 1:57PM
Bah I loved pandarens in WC3 and I love them now, so pteh! (Sorry for being immature but that's just how a roll :P).
10-28-2011 @ 1:58PM
It's a little of both, right? They're definitely super excited about it and i think that creatively, its the absolute best race/starting zone they've ever done from what i got to play at blizzcon. The trailer released conveys very little of that though and they're going to need to push back against the negative reactions just as hard to make people understand that this is not a cash in but something they're working hard on to make it cool and awesome. And it is - you can believe that.
10-28-2011 @ 2:11PM
"And it is - you can believe that. "Well unfortunately I haven't played MOP like you seem to have.
10-28-2011 @ 3:18PM
Or it could be, you know, good marketing to talk about them? Considering it's been only a week.
10-28-2011 @ 3:16PM
Yes, it must be that. It can't be enthusiasm or fresh energy. When Metzen's hands shook in the opening minutes of Blizzcon, it was the despair talking.They're psyched, and they've got me psyched.
10-28-2011 @ 4:35PM
I'd say the factors:1) Cataclysm not being all they'd hoped.2) They're excited about all they know3) They weren't expecting folks to dislike Pandas4) It was just announced and is fresh5) This expansion is going to be available faster than previouslySo, take 1 and 5, then 3 surprised them so 2 leads to them trying to up-play the "values" of pandaren and convince folks that "yes, it's serious!".From their vantage, they probably weren't expecting some of the negativity and realized a bit late that the average gamer doesn't appreciate how much background they've done for it. (Blizzard HQ might be overflowing with timelines and maps and gritty panda killing fields, we don't see that, we see the Disney trailer and the Racial ability of Bouncy...)
10-28-2011 @ 5:17PM
@ vocenoctumI'm pretty sure they anticipated *some* people not liking pandas. And just because those people can be very vocal about their dislike doesn't mean that the majority of the playerbase is upset about them. A lot of people are neutral in regards to the pandaren, and plenty of people, like me, are thrilled to finally have them in the game.I don't think Blizzard is worried. There are always people complaining. They may be very loud, but they don't speak for everyone, and the company knows that.
10-28-2011 @ 6:43PM
"IMO, they should have been introduced like Tuskarr were in game and not been an actual playable race."Meh, I still think Tuskarr should have been playable.
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