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Monday, August 20, 2012

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WoW: MoP - Cinematic, Scenarios, Professions, All Races Free
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Blizzard Entertainment has released several new previews, and a new cinematic trailer, for its upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria. The updates include information about the new Scenario option for level 90 characters, improvements to professions, and an announcement that as of patch 5.0.4 players will be able to use all the game's races even if they don't own all the expansions (once the expansion is released pandarens will also be included).


My favorite example is the concept of a ship that you want to destroy by setting it on fire. So you could storm the ship, kill everyone on-board, and then burn it down. But what happens when you decide to sneak on to the ship, leave everyone alive, and set the fire while they're all standing around? In Scenarios, we have a lot of flexibility to imagine the different ways that players might choose to play, and have the NPCs and the environment react to that more naturally. The result is -- you're going to see all those NPCs on the ship jump off because it's on fire, and then look back at it in amazement. Other NPCs that were making deliveries to the ship before it became a floating inferno are going to react to the change in their world. Instead of trying to put the box that they're carrying on the boat, or despawning and disappearing before your eyes, or something else unrealistic, they're going to stop and gawk at the flames.


As with any new expansion, we often find that we have an opportunity to take a closer look at a variety of game systems within World of Warcraft and explore new ideas or improvements to the game. One system in particular is held near and dear to the hearts of the community: professions. With Mists of Pandaria, the designers were able to seize upon an opportunity to look at the role of materials and refine their purpose and their usefulness. In the end, they came up with Spirit of Harmony as the new resource du jour.

All Races Available:

With the release of patch 5.0.4, we’re making all the races of Azeroth playable by anyone, no matter which version or expansion of World of Warcraft they own. This includes the enigmatic pandaren, who will become available for play when Mists of Pandaria is released on Tuesday, September 25. We want the entire World of Warcraft community to be able to embrace their inner goblin, blood elf, worgen, draenei, or pandaren from the moment they step foot into the world of Azeroth.

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Mists Of Pandaria Cinematic
Mists Of Pandaria Scenarios
Mists Of Pandaria Professions
All Races Available In Patch 5.0.4
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World Of Warcraft: Mists Of Pandaria

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