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3-28-2012 @ 11:01AM
Do we know, lore wise, how or why the mists around Pandaria have gone away?
3-28-2012 @ 11:12AM
Deathwing ripping a new hole through the mealstrom, the original well of eternity, and upsetting the balance of Azeroth did most of it.We could also guess that the mists are magic based, and Malygos trying to realign the ley-lines of the planet might have had something to do with it as well...
3-28-2012 @ 11:13AM
I'd gotten the impression it was yet another side effect of the Cataclysm. It's not all that surprising that it took a while for the Horde and Alliance to notice, what with dealing with the disaster and its architects.I still think that the whole Zandalari backing of the Amanai and Gurubashi was a distraction while they worked with the mogu to seize power in Pandaria.
3-28-2012 @ 11:14AM
Deathwing's Cataclysm happened and the mists were gone.
3-28-2012 @ 11:18AM
3-28-2012 @ 11:24AM
I could be wrong but I think I remember reading that the cataclysm caused the mists to dissipate.
3-28-2012 @ 11:32AM
Okay, I'm going to go against the crowd here and say that I don't recall hearing that the Cataclysm was involved.My understanding was that figuring out why the mists around Pandaria went away was one of the major story points of questing through the continent.
3-28-2012 @ 12:09PM
In B4 "Chuck Norris punched them in the face."
3-28-2012 @ 12:23PM
The mists were not removed by the Cataclysm....In Charge of the Aspects when Thrall goes on his earth spirit quest and eventually runs into Deathwing, he can feel all the parts of the world, specifically "Somewhere in the Great Sea was a mysterious island shrouded in mists... "source: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/lore/short-story/charge-aspects/3#readmode
3-28-2012 @ 12:45PM
Actually, it's quite strange they call the xpac "Mists of Pandaria" as the mists are already gone. Like in the "Burning Crusade", we're always too late.Imho, "Myths of Pandaria" would be a more fitting title. Or "Finally, we're able to see the sun again in Pandaria".
3-28-2012 @ 2:04PM
"Sometime in the wake of the Cataclysm, the mists abruptly vanished. Alliance and Horde naval fleets, engaged in skirmishes around the world thanks to the new Warchief’s aggression, suddenly found a new continent where once charts showed open seas. With both factions escalating their feud into a global conflict, the war for Azeroth shifts in a new direction. Why did the mists collapse at this crucial moment in world history? The answers revolve around the will of the last emperor, and lie at the heart of this strange new continent…."source: http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/1099149-Mists-of-Pandaria-Press-Tour-Official-FAQLots of room to speculate on this statement, but "in the wake of the Cataclysm" hints to a cause that shaking the earth and blowing lots of it sky-high may have had something to do with the removal of the mists surrounding Pandaria. Hopefully this lore will be fleshed out through quests in Pandaria and the Wandering Isles.
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