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This is the WoW: Mists of Pandaria Opening Sequence

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August 17, 2012 1:12:39 AM

How much are you guys being paid to advertise for Blizzard these days?
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August 17, 2012 1:13:36 AM

As one of the posters said on UTube - why doesn't Blizz make some freakin' MOVIES in the style of their trailers.

Good trailer, only if the game would live up to it.
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August 17, 2012 1:19:26 AM

Kung-fu panda all over again.
Trailer great, game will be meh, as usual.
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August 17, 2012 1:30:38 AM

i liked the trailer and agree blizzard does a great job on them (both in WoW and SCII)
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August 17, 2012 1:48:54 AM

The first SCII trailer still gives me goosebumps and I don't even play the game. The unfortunate reality is that Blizz wants to make money and an MMO with the graphics of a AAA FPS title will NOT get 10mil+ monthly subs. The client system requirements are too high and the server side couldn't handle it, currently. Mayans aside, the future will hopefully be better in this regard.
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August 17, 2012 1:53:21 AM

i wish actual game play and graphics were as good as this trailer
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August 17, 2012 2:03:49 AM

who the hell came up with the idea to base it off pandas? Seriously, why, it just seems so weird.
Trailer was pretty crappy.
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August 17, 2012 2:09:47 AM

"Whether you’re Horde or Alliance, there is one question we all must consider: Why do we fight?"

So, Blizzard... You're finally telling us you'll go faction free and Free for All PvP? Good, Good! I might even consider going back if that's the case; there's a lot of my own faction folks I'd like to slaughter because PvP.

Cheers!
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August 17, 2012 2:11:17 AM

double post *deleted*
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August 17, 2012 2:11:46 AM

So, its obvious the audience being targeted by blizzard... 14, 15 y/o? Is that where the cash is in? Cause no 18+ player would (should?) bare such a stupid concept as panda bears in their game
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August 17, 2012 2:45:23 AM

this looks stupid. I can't believe that blizzard poured resources into this dying game to produce a ridiculous expansion when they would have been better off putting those resources to use making sure that diablo 3 wasn't so messed up on release (and is still messed up).

This is like trying to save a rotten dying tree while trampling the new sapling beside it.
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August 17, 2012 2:50:02 AM

I was pretty disappointed in this trailer. The past cinematics were so much better than this. As crappy as SWTOR was, that had a killer opener. It was almost as if Blizzard was targeting 9 to 10 year olds.
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August 17, 2012 3:11:16 AM

Wow, Po will be in warcraft soon, another great reason not to play.

WoW isn't really dieing, 10+ million subs is a huge amount, even EA hasn't killed Ultima Online yet and its below 100k subs. WoW will be around at least until Titan is released and I would bet that Blizzard will offer them both for a while then slowly find a way to transition people off WoW and into Titan.

I played WoW until a few months before Cata dropped and I am glad I got out when I did. But, it was fun while it lasted.
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August 17, 2012 3:24:31 AM

Wow always had good trailers but in game its just 2 characters standing still waving weapons at air.
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August 17, 2012 3:35:19 AM

didnt this already come out before? LOL
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August 17, 2012 3:37:37 AM

Always like it when developers have a trailer that shows no gameplay. Tells me that they're not even proud to show it off.
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August 17, 2012 3:50:32 AM

davewolfgangAs one of the posters said on UTube - why doesn't Blizz make some freakin' MOVIES in the style of their trailers. Good trailer, only if the game would live up to it.


anyone can create in interesting short movie, that isnt hard in the least, but sustaining a naritive throughout a what, 90 minute to 150 minutes is far FAR more challenging. that said, if they ever got a good enough script and made a movie, i would so be willing to buy it.

whysowho the hell came up with the idea to base it off pandas? Seriously, why, it just seems so weird. Trailer was pretty crappy.


till now, have they had any asian culture in the game? i really dont know this part.
than if the only reason they put it in is to be the asian monk, than you would get morons who call it racist.
the class itself is one thats in many rpgs to the point you expect it.

gerchokasSo, its obvious the audience being targeted by blizzard... 14, 15 y/o? Is that where the cash is in? Cause no 18+ player would (should?) bare such a stupid concept as panda bears in their game


i actully feel sorry for you that you are so dead inside you cant enjoy a game because of that... wow was never uber realistic, and you may have a point, and i mean MAY, if it was in a realistic setting.

bejabbersthis looks stupid. I can't believe that blizzard poured resources into this dying game to produce a ridiculous expansion when they would have been better off putting those resources to use making sure that diablo 3 wasn't so messed up on release (and is still messed up).This is like trying to save a rotten dying tree while trampling the new sapling beside it.


may not be at peak numbers any more, but it still has a larger active player base than most games sell coppeis.

PennanenWow always had good trailers but in game its just 2 characters standing still waving weapons at air.


meh, its hard to make an active game out of an mmo, where you need skill to play. im not saying you dont need skill to play wow, just a different kind of skill thats harder to get.
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August 17, 2012 5:29:56 AM

Cool cg. never watched kung-fu panda before. Maybe now i'll give it a go.
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August 17, 2012 6:17:01 AM

gerchokasSo, its obvious the audience being targeted by blizzard... 14, 15 y/o? Is that where the cash is in? Cause no 18+ player would (should?) bare such a stupid concept as panda bears in their game


I think 14/15 is a little too high. Seems more like 9 or 10 year olds.

The Pandas are part of Warcraft lore, why they picked that instead of fixing multi year old issues and expanding on content / factions / enemies from Vanilla, BC & LK is a little beyond me. But maybe new content that players will rip through in 3 days is a good idea for a 2 year wait.

Alidan is correct. A significant portion of WoW subs are now asian, and it's more likely for Blizz to get more new Subs from that region of the world than from the EU or the Americas. Add in "Asian" style classes/races, Asian style dragon mounts / pets and the Pokemon combat system .... sorry I mean pet battles ... actually no, lets call it what it is, stupid WoW Pokemon combat system. And your more likely to get more new subs vs the number of subs lost due to the silliness factor.

Oh well only another 2 years until X-Pac 5. Maybe by then Blizz will have come to their senses and will reward / try to keep their existing subs instead of doing silly things to attract new subs. LOL Like that will ever happen.
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August 17, 2012 6:38:33 AM

Just to be clear, I don't have anything against pandas or the style protrayed in the trailer, but it just belongs in another franchise.
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August 17, 2012 6:58:45 AM

I found the trailer amusing, particularly the 2'30" scene.

I also applaud Blizzard for pushing the WarCraft franchise way out of it's element, so much that it will finally bring fiery a death to the franchise.
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August 17, 2012 8:15:14 AM

This is getting annoying. How many Blizzard fanboys are working at Tomshardware? Give us some real news, we are not a bunch of kids coming here to get informed about every single update and patch to WoW and Diablo.
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August 17, 2012 9:18:03 AM

They should make a movie about a Kung-Fu Panda.
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August 17, 2012 10:01:22 AM

Good to see some humour in the opening sequence for a change.
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August 17, 2012 10:36:17 AM

Yes I expect every panda to sound like Jack Black so what?
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August 17, 2012 11:51:00 AM

It's a shame that the in-game graphics aren't as impressive as the cinematic trailers. Blizz needs an upgrade, especially now that Guild Wars 2 is coming out! :p 
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August 17, 2012 12:48:54 PM

Ok, credit where credit is due, very good opening cinematic, had suspense, drama and humour all rolled into one (love the details in the animation too) - would seriously love to see this team make a movie, got some very talented people working it. Pity about the game though...
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August 17, 2012 1:07:38 PM

whysowho the hell came up with the idea to base it off pandas? Seriously, why, it just seems so weird. Trailer was pretty crappy.

The Pandarian(Pandas) were a race from Warcraft III RTS game... long before WOW.
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August 17, 2012 1:25:36 PM

davewolfgangAs one of the posters said on UTube - why doesn't Blizz make some freakin' MOVIES in the style of their trailers. Good trailer, only if the game would live up to it.

I completely agree! Ive only ever played the free up to lvl 20 of WOW but from what ive heard, the story is pretty awesome. Why not just make a 30-40 minute movie per expansion to help drive the story? This was very well put together and I think that would help sell more copies, not just for WoW but pretty much any game.
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August 17, 2012 2:02:24 PM

Thanks for these wow update toms! ppl should try to put their thinking caps on and realise that anything that happens to something with 10 million subscribers is news. As for the ppl with panda gripes, u will always get ppl with the mindset that "oh this is just kung fu panda, not cool, so lame, will never work." They try to make it out as so uncool, well that is just following the trend in forums and is not very cool at all. The truth is, fighting pandas are cool, it speaks to peoples imagination, alot of ppl cant wait for this expansion to roll a panda, clearly this is a winning formula,wait and see. Only kids play wow? Might as well say only kids play games,that is clearly not true. I am a married man and play regularly with my wife, as does many of my friends and even a few
work colleagues. I don't know why there is this rage\agenda against wow and trying to paint it as a kids game for loosers that no cool person would dare play. sounds liek those are the kids to me. If you don't like the game,that's your thing,ignore it and move on with your life.The rest of us enjoy the game and are interested in whatever news comes our way,thanks again tom!
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August 17, 2012 3:15:34 PM

As usual, Blizzard makes another amazing CG video... however, the intro itself shows NOTHING other than a fight (and a stupid one at that where Horde and Alliance join to fight a Pandaren when in-game Pandaren will be available for both horde and alliance).

Putting it simple, amazing CGI, stupid lore. Lore has been dead since Blizz+Activision decided to milk their users with allowing unreasonable race+class combo and charging race change, faction change, etc and nerfing horde racials so everyone pays for the faction change and all aliance for a race change.
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August 17, 2012 3:54:44 PM

davewolfgangAs one of the posters said on UTube - why doesn't Blizz make some freakin' MOVIES in the style of their trailers. Good trailer, only if the game would live up to it.

I know I would pay to see a full length movie in that style of CG.
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August 17, 2012 4:27:51 PM

Blizz totally deserves a wushi (wuxi) finger hold for this and cata expansions.
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August 17, 2012 5:09:03 PM

whysowho the hell came up with the idea to base it off pandas? Seriously, why, it just seems so weird. Trailer was pretty crappy.


I think it is a move for WoW's Asian fans since many play WoW. Not a bad idea!
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August 17, 2012 5:57:43 PM

If any of yall played w3 frozen throne then you would know why we have pandas
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August 17, 2012 8:24:45 PM

FYI before I rant a little....I haven't played WoW since Cataclysm's release, and will never go back, although....

schnitterAs usual, Blizzard makes another amazing CG video... however, the intro itself shows NOTHING other than a fight (and a stupid one at that where Horde and Alliance join to fight a Pandaren when in-game Pandaren will be available for both horde and alliance.


So the trailer shows the Pandaren fight both sides, which is correct......since both sides can be Pandaren...so that little complaint makes no sense.

Give me a break....people look for anything to complain about. This will appeal to enough players to keep their player base high. They are trying to branch out, and start new storylines in the lore, instead of rehashing WC1-3 like the last 3 expansions did. And as for Panda's in WoW? They were in WC3's expansion....and just like the Tauren originally were, Pandaren were a 'joke' race....Blizzard is known for using popular memes and rumors and making them true...(cough *cow level* cough).

Such wasted hate.....
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August 18, 2012 11:13:11 AM

people will come play and lvl to the new cap then quit in 2-3 months :D  and they'll be back to where they are now or worse....
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August 18, 2012 4:31:30 PM

"Kung Fu Panda" should sue Blizz.
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August 18, 2012 4:32:52 PM

olafpeople will come play and lvl to the new cap then quit in 2-3 months and they'll be back to where they are now or worse....

No, I won't. I am over WoW.. finally...
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August 18, 2012 10:43:53 PM

JohnpombrioNo, I won't. I am over WoW.. finally...


good for you :) 
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