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  1. DJCaM
    October 22, 2011

    Wow, Honestly this is disappointing and i think blizzard needs to stick to what “Warcraft” aspect of the game.. Monk is a great idea but I dont think there is any room for a hero type like that… cmon guys go back to the basics, this isnt everquest

    • Jack
      October 23, 2011

      It’s not a hero class. Don’t suppose you noticed them saying that?

    • Anonymous
      March 24, 2012

      How do so many of you morons exist? Pandarian’s are a huge part of the Warcraft lore… go learn something before you sound like an ignorant idiot.

  2. Wiff
    October 22, 2011

    @DJCaM – Pandaren have been in Warcraft lore since WC3.

    • alfon
      February 7, 2012

      SO FUCKING TRUE

  3. me
    October 22, 2011

    @DJCaM
    ARE YOU SILLY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    this is gnna be awesome….ever wanted to kick ass out of those stupid warriors in pvp…this will be the class to do it !!!!!!

    • Mr. Magoo
      March 20, 2012

      ummm, I think the class you’re talking about is a frost mage.

      • virtual
        April 1, 2012

        I think the classes your both talking about are blood dks

  4. Malarkee
    October 22, 2011

    True. But with so many palette to choose from. I would have wanted to play something like a Dragonkin… or a Murloc… a Panda? Definitely, not on my top 10 list of characters to Toon-up to.

    • HolySub
      March 7, 2012

      cool story, may i remind you they are not baeing the game off of what you like i think this will be a fucking sick expansion

  5. Wwindchill
    October 23, 2011

    WoW’s going to be WoP … “World of Pandacraft.”

  6. Max
    October 23, 2011

    No autoattack is going to suck big time. Sounds like it will be a Druid/paladin equivalent

    • Asphycsia
      April 13, 2012

      Pandaren monks will have auto-attack, Blizzard found out that not having auto-attack would not work out.

  7. John
    October 24, 2011

    Originally Posted By MaxNo autoattack is going to suck big time. Sounds like it will be a Druid/paladin equivalent

    ya, just like the casters. man they SUCK right?

  8. darumacl
    October 25, 2011

    No autoattack means it will gonna be like Diablo. Sound very interesting…

  9. KnotUrDay724
    October 25, 2011

    This is exciting news! It doesn’t feel like just a Hero Class (thought hats not what it is anyway), but a new Class to enter Warcraft after what has been a hellacious war on both the Alliance and Horde.

    The Monk Class offers a versatile change that WoW needs compared to the ‘here is your classes, choose and find a spec that is Raid Worthy.’ Now every side has the chance to be a Monk and while that may cause the ‘special’ feeling go away quickly, its a new adventure, it means more subscriptions being renewed.

    This has me definitely considering renewing a 6 month subscription.

  10. Matt
    October 26, 2011

    As awesome as it is to get a new race and class… does anyone else feel that Blizzard may have had one too many “Kung-fu Panda” posters in the building?

  11. Kilai
    October 27, 2011

    wow mists of pandaria is a combo from world of warcraft and kung fu panda

  12. Anonymous
    October 27, 2011

    From reading the descriptions they sound like a replica of paladins, like exactly.

    Monks use “Jab” and “Roll” attacks to build “Light” and “Dark” power for finishers. We don’t know much about other abilities yet, but we know they use a “Whirlwind Kick” as AOE.

    That sounds exactly like a paladin, (word of glory, templars verdict, holy power)

    The only unique aspect of the class sounds like it’s healing. I don’t know how that will work though, it seems complicated to make viable. Although I haven’t seen any information on it’s tanking, so that may be unique.

    Kind of excited to see how the class is developed but then again It’s just going to be like every other class, it will be unique for a few days, maybe a week and then it’s old news. Everyone is going to be playing a fotm monk panda as soon as that comes out…going to get old so fast.

    About not using auto attacks, that sounds interesting, and I sort of like it. It would make the damage contribution come from purely special movies, which would probably mean they would be significantly stronger than other classes to make up for it’s loss of damage coming from white hits. That sounds positive for pvp, considering white hits aren’t reliable.

    Just my opinion!

  13. Losmuertos
    October 28, 2011

    @Matt – lmao i know right. the very first time i saw the advertisement for that expansion i just glanced and thought it was the next kung fu panda movie lol.

  14. Jeff
    October 28, 2011

    If you haven’t noticed… the pandas have been in the lore since warcraft3 which was released in 2003, Kung Fu Panda on the over hand was released in 2007… I don’t see how people can claim they are copying it when Blizzard had the idea long before the movie. Another fact aswell is that Blizzard wanted to add the pandas into the game during Burning Crusade, though decided not to as it wouldn’t fit in with the expansion so left it for a later one.

  15. Hugh Hancock
    October 28, 2011

    @Jeff – This is my theory as to why Blizzard aren’t too worried about legal action from Dreamworks – and indeed why the WoW team seemed really unhappy to hear the words “Jack” and “Black” uttered in the Q&A.

    If the WoW team feel they’d have a solid copyright case against Dreamworks should Dreamworks decide to get annoyed about MoP, that would explain why they’re so willing to go ahead with a very similar piece of intellectual property. And if there’s some feeling at Irvine that Dreamworks may have, um, “borrowed” the KFP idea from Blizzard…

    • [email protected]
      March 19, 2012

      Pandaren have been in warcraft since Wc3

  16. Zykl0nbie
    November 5, 2011

    Pandarans were NOT copied from Kung Fu Panda. http://classic.battle.net/war3/neutral/pandarenbrewmaster.shtml

    While I always love new classes and playable races, I DO feel that this would make a LOT better PRE-Expansion. It is still a bit early to be very judgemental but the idea of making this the core content seems like cheap comedy laughs rather than the awesome story development we have witnessed up to date. They should be a pre-expansion, to hype up the players for the coming awesomeness that the new expansion could bring. Maybe Emerald Dream or something!

    Pandarans were definitely in WC3, but they were a silly secret character as they should be. To make them not only playable, but the main focus of the next WoW expansion seems ridiculous. How in the world can a Panda Boss be more threatening that Onyxia, Illidan, Arthas and Deathwing? The progression just doesn’t match up. But again…a bit early to be TOO judgemental.

  17. Jaye
    November 13, 2011

    All of these Kung-fu Panda comments are getting really annoying. It’s just like Cataclysm and the ‘Furries’. All of that complaining but millions of people still rolled worgen and enjoyed it. I bet the exact same thing is going to happen here. But, anyways, no auto attack? This is gonna be interesting.

  18. Ritchie
    November 15, 2011

    I would like to see a monk with combo generating skills, though.

  19. Nicky
    November 25, 2011

    I really want to play a panda but it sucks that draeneis cant be monks

    • John
      March 27, 2012

      Draenei can be monks blizzard says so on their website

  20. John
    November 30, 2011

    @Jack
    i agree. this is gunna be intense. i personally cannot wait and am proud to have tyraels mount meaning i will be able to beta pandaria :D

  21. whatever
    December 13, 2011

    @Nicky – they can be monks

  22. Brian
    December 14, 2011

    They need to give each side a different class somthing the other side dont have let change it up abit im sick of both sides getting the same thing

    • Justin
      June 10, 2012

      They used to, back in the day…Shaman was Horde and Alliance was Palli….then they changed it.

  23. James Edwards
    December 17, 2011

    Ever since i began playing wow many years ago, i have been screaming for a monk class. Most games have them, and i felt that Legends of Kesmai had the best and most basic…. Wears nothing but leather max.. Trainable in Martial Arts to the point where they can tank barehanded with no weapons. It wasn’t until Final Fantasy Tactics that i was introduced to a monk that could heal using chi. This class will be hard not to overpower, and with wow’s new ultra stat boosts (i.e 100,000+ health/Mana) difficult to gear. I too will return to wow to give this Monk A try.. I was the greatest fan of my druid but it will be nice to try something else. it will be a pvp nightmare, sounds like a great tank, and if you have ever played RIFT, then the healing aspect wont seem to far fetched when you appeal to the Chloromancer. which is a mage that heals, and it is probably one of the best healers..As it deals Life damage (quite a healthy amount at that) all its life damage also becomes Aoe heals of up to 10 people, and can buff a target so that everyone that does dmg to that target is healed by a % of their damage done. For this monk it sounds like a Shaman Totem drop that will be the equivalent of the first form of the choloromancer.

  24. Nomine
    December 17, 2011

    What I think about Monks? Well if I got it right, then I have to say this:
    FIST WEAPONS WILL ACTUALLY BE USEFULL! AT LAST! They were only for show till now… Never were they really beneficial. I hope Pandaria Changes that.

    Oh and about the pandaren race… At last. I’ve alvays wondered where chen Stormstout came from… Now Blizz gave an answear. :D

  25. Seraphor
    January 5, 2012

    Indeed! I really think that fist weapons should get better and Pandaria. I’ve never really understood them until now. I mean they look cool but what other class than Enhancement Shaman uses them? Also i am eager to see if Monks will have their own combinatins of skills (like agillity or strength, hit rating ETC). In that case i would love to see new Looms for the monks. FTW fist weapon Heirlooms!

  26. Struts
    January 16, 2012

    Originally Posted By BrianThey need to give each side a different class somthing the other side dont have let change it up abit im sick of both sides getting the same thing

    The two sides used to have something different… Ally had pallys, horde had shaman…. Everyone Bitc*ed so much they gave each to both sides.

  27. Alfons
    January 21, 2012

    actually there have been pandas whitin the story of warcraft ever since the beginnings of geginning, you understand? there have always been pandas waiting to be playable. look at all those fan arts. pandas everywhere, warcraft III and everything@DJCaM -

  28. Soup of Sum Yong Doo
    January 23, 2012

    Monks will have the similar healing as the Monks in Champions online. Hint: Chi and Meditation.

  29. Druzzle
    January 24, 2012

    @Seraphor@Seraphor@Nicky – Hunters use fist weapons.

  30. Blyss
    January 30, 2012

    here’s a tip: Pandaren are hinted at in Warcraft, actually mentioned in Warcraft 2, and are a buyable champion in Warcraft 3. so they’ve got more right than even the blood elves and night elves to be in the game. get over it. the monk is, however, fucking retarded.

  31. Nomine
    January 30, 2012

    @Blyss
    Actually I could give you the same argument, you offered for the pandaren, for the monk (well at least for the brewmaster) So… :P

    Monk is just fine as is Pandaren…

    Besides, the shamans in WoW are now the top martial artists, which is… weird… Well let’s give this role to an actual martial artist :P

  32. Kodoku
    February 6, 2012

    Not holding my breath until I find out, but…

    I’m a bit concerned regarding through what mechanic Blizzard will make monks scale with haste, as well as not be absolutely shafted by proc mechanics.

    There is no precedent thus far in the game for a character to lack an autoattack (a mage can smack a murloc with his staff if he damn well pleases), and if making the class “feel like a beat-em-up game” is the central reason, I’d prefer Blizz leave well enough alone.

    The monk may be built to play mechanically like a melee “caster,” but without primarily cast-time attacks, where does haste come into play? With likely less attacks per minute than a 2-handed-axe wielder, will monks avoid PPM enchants and proc-based weapons like the plague?

  33. Niklas
    February 6, 2012

    Can Windwalker melee DPS use daggers??

    • anonymous
      March 27, 2012

      No one handed axes, staves, maces, swords, and fist weapons.

  34. Daniel
    February 15, 2012

    k…this is definitely this most god awful piece of shit Blizzard has ever tried to pass off as an expansion. World of Warcraft, Kel’Thuzad, The Burning Crusade, Illidan, Wrath of the Lich King, The Lich King, Cataclysm, Deathwing, MISTS OF PANDIARHEA? Jack Blacks retarded panda monk from the movie? potentially.
    Anyways fck you blizzard for wasting almost 5 years of my life, but this has finally struck the final blow and made me realize why the hell am I paying them for this shit? Thanks for failing again Blizzard, ruining many classes and talent trees for the last 4 years. But this is just an atrocity on where the game came from :/. If anyone agrees with any of my statements reply and lets hear your dissatisfaction with this garbage!!

    • Rav
      February 16, 2012

      Um, how about no. If you’re so dissatisfied and seem to have “wasted 5 years” of your life, why don’t you quit playing? Stop contributing to a company that doesn’t seem to see eye to eye with you and fulfill your every wish. Stop following every expansion, only to come around and call it “pieces of shit Blizzard tries to pass off as an expansion.” It’s funny how people like you keep complaining, but guess who still play anyway? Oh yeah, you. See ya in-game!

  35. dalton
    February 26, 2012

    Yes like rav said if you don’t like don’t play it it’s as simple as that.

  36. Like a boss
    March 6, 2012

    I think monks should auto attack, widda melee weapon? come on wow. Really? It’ll make me feel like a warrior. Whack! (1000000 centuries later) miss! (100000 centuries later) Parry! (1000000 centuries later) Dodge! (1000000 centuries later) Block!

  37. Like a boss guy
    March 6, 2012

    Nobody is gonna make a Human,dranei,gnome,dwarf,tauren,troll,undead, or orc monk, its all gonna be da panda.

  38. Like a boss guy
    March 6, 2012

    Its all about panderen huntrz

  39. Like a boss guy
    March 6, 2012

    I can only imajin a panda warrior, every couple of new planets humans decide to on, miss!

  40. me
    March 20, 2012

    they stole the healing while doing damage from rift

  41. Alec
    April 6, 2012

    Well, this monk class does sound like a hero class. I think this class is going to be even more cheap the the Death Knight. AoE heals while doing damage. I dont find that very fair

  42. Rawr
    April 6, 2012

    Dude they are taking away the ability for hunters to use melee weapons. They will only use their bow

  43. Hmmm
    August 2, 2012

    I would personally like to see Druids have the ability to dual wield fist weapons as well as monks. What’s more badass than bears with “brass knuckles” in each hand? Do it blizz. The monk healing sounds like a problem waiting to happen but may be fun to play with.

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    August 27, 2014

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