mists of pandaria

Blizzard adds more connected realms to World of Warcraft

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Despite losing some subscribers, Blizzard's gigantic MMO World of Warcraft is still ludicrously popular and Blizzard has no plans to stop supporting it. From big expansions like Mists of Pandaria to smaller updates, the most dominant MMO in the history of gaming still gets tweaked and modified. And more tweaks have come this week.

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria release date announced

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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria's release date is September 25! Are you ready to be a Panda? You've got a few months to prepare before Wow's next big expansion arrive. Mists of Pandaria introduces a new race, the Pandaren, a new starting zone based on the back of a huge turtle, new mounts, new quests, new skills, a new class. Here's everything you need to know about Mists of Pandaria, and here's Blizzard lore builder Chris Metzen on why YOU are the real monsters in this brave new world of adorable bears wearing hats and doing martial arts. Need to know more? Here's our PvP guide, our look at Mists of Pandaria's endgame and our video preview.

Account-wide mounts added in Mists of Pandaria beta

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Lore purists, brace yourselves. Right this second, my righteous Paladin is riding the evil demonic steed of my Warlock in World of Warcraft's Mists of Pandaria beta--and he's loving it.

Last night, Blizzard made mounts account-wide on MoP beta servers, which means that you can ride any mount you've collected, no matter which of your characters originally collected it.

Chris Metzen on Mists of Pandaria's story, and why the players are the real villains

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The floodgates on Mists of Pandaria have opened. Abilities, spoilers, and questlines are pouring out from the beta testing of WoW's next expansion pack, and it's easy to get lost in the details. We sat down with Vice President of Creative Development and master of all things story at Blizzard, Chris Metzen, to get back into the big picture by talking about the big themes in the expansion's story and what these crazy little pandas have to teach us.

Bring back the gank: How Mists of Pandaria will return old-school PvP to World of Warcraft

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We had a chance to sit down with World of Warcraft's Senior Game Producer, John Lagrave, at this year's BlizzCon to talk about what Blizzard wants to do with PvP in Mists of Pandaria. And they've got some big plans to bring back the memorable chaos of huge open-world fights and group ganking alongside the ultra-serene Pandaren race.

New details revealed for Mists of Pandaria and Blizzard's plans for the future

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After the opening ceremony, Blizzard held a WoW-only panel to reveal additional details about the Mists of Pandaria WoW expansion coming out. This post was updated as the information was revealed, and holds most of the big news we learned about the expansion.