World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Preview

This World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria preview will give a quick look at what can be expected from Blizzard Entertainment’s upcoming fantasy world, MMORPG title.

World of Warcraft’s fourth expansion set, Mists of Pandaria, will be available for PC and Mac as a 25GB download from, and for purchase at retail stores worldwide from September 25th, 2012!

Please note that in order to play Mists of Pandaria, you’re required to have installed the full versions of World of Warcraft, Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm to play. And of course since this is an online game, you’re required to have a stable internet connection, be registered at, and have a (monthly) subscription to World of Warcraft.

In this newest expansion pack you’re invited to unlock the mysteries of Pandaria as you go on hundreds of new quests with your friends…

You’ve ended Deathwing’s destructive rampage and saved the dragonflights from extinction. Now you must unlock the mysteries of the lost continent and discover the dark secrets of Pandaria’s past. Explore ancient kingdoms hidden since before the Sundering, plunder vast treasures from the depths of the forgotten vaults, and rise to defend Pandaria from the shadow of a long buried evil – before it’s too late.

The Senior Game Producer on Mists of Pandaria, Ray Cobo, was interviewed at Blizzcon 2011 (there wasn’t one this year) about the announcement of the new World of Warcraft expansion. He talks about the new Pandaren race, the Monk Class, and the Island of Pandaria!

Another interesting interview with Lead Designer on Mists of Pandaria, Tom Chilton, at a 2012 Blizzard Press Event. He talks about about many changes/improvements from linearity in quests to LFR.

Next, we have a couple of zone & dungeon previews on the new Pandaria continent!

The island of Pandaria is slowly drifting into the open, and it’s only a matter of time before you’ll explore the forgotten continent’s jungles, groves, farmlands and hidden temples in Mists of Pandaria.

Mists of Pandaria Zone Preview – The Jade Forest:

Mists of Pandaria Zone Preview – The Wandering Isle:

Mists of Pandaria Zone Preview – Valley Of The Four Winds:

Mists of Pandaria Zone Preview – Scarlet Scholomance:

Here are the first of the nine total dungeons planned in the initial release of Mists of Pandaria.

Mists of Pandaria Dungeon Preview – Temple of the Jade Serpent:

It’s the first dungeon you’ll encounter while leveling from 85 to 90. In this dungeon you’ll be tasked with defeating the Sha of Doubt, one of the elemental enemies threatening the shrouded continent and sacred pandaren ways.

Mists of Pandaria Dungeon Preview – Shado-pan Monastery:

Located in Kun-Lai Summit, this mountain retreat serves as the home and training grounds of the mysterious Shado-pan Clan, a ninja-like pandaren faction dedicated to protecting Pandaria. Again, the Sha have been set free and threaten the Shado-pan’s base of operations, and you’re tasked with dispatching them.

Mists of Pandaria Dungeon Preview – Stormstout Brewery:

Here’s the Stormstout Brewery. Chen Stormstout of WarCraft III fame is a revered figure within pandaren culture, and his brewery has been overrun by the Verming and Hozu, a couple of the less-than-savory races that also inhabit Pandaria. You’re tasked with reclaiming his family heritage… and his beer.

Key Features of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

Here is a list of key features that will be available in Blizzard’s World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria based on news and announcements made so far.

  • A New Playable Race: the Pandaren:
    Play as the noble and enigmatic Pandaren, a new race available to both Horde and Alliance players, and discover the secrets of their ancient and mystical homeland Pandaria.
  • Master the Path of the Monk:
    Learn the mystic powers of the Monk, World of Warcraft’s newest playable class. Destroy foes with the Windwalker’s devastating attacks, replenish allies with the Mistweaver’s spiritual energies, and shrug off enormous damage with the Brewmaster’s unyielding strength.
  • Battle to Level 90:
    Ascend to new heights of power as you explore the verdant reaches of the Jade Forest, war with the terrible Yaungol on Kun-Lai Summit, and unlock the secrets of the Mogu’shan Vaults.
  • Unleash Pandamonium:
    Set out as a member of the enigmatic Pandaren—World of Warcraft’s first neutral race – and join the ranks of either the Horde or Alliance as you enter the conflict brewing on Pandaria’s shores.
  • Discover a Lost Continent:
    Explore the ancient kingdoms of Pandaria and mount your defense against a newly awakened evil stirring in the continent’s dark corners.
  • Challenge Modes:
    Master the new Challenge Mode, compare best times with your friends, and gain amazing rewards for your character.
  • Pet Battle System:
    Level up your vanity pets, teach them new abilities, and challenge your friends to friendly pet battles.
  • New Instanced Adventures:
    Join forces with your fellow heroes and embark on epic scenarios that will challenge you like never before.
  • Talent Calculator:
    Customize your character with the new and improved talent system.

Take a look at the new cinematic trailer!

Be sure to check out our World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Screenshots Gallery!

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