The latest addition to the World of Warcraft has official been announced! Mists of Pandaria – an exotic world inhabited by the Pandarens , a mysterious and once-obscure race. The expansion introduces an exciting new set of features and content that represents a new direction for Blizzard and World of Warcraft. Stay plugged in to this site for updates on the expansions release date.
Mists of Pandaria Release Date: It’s complicated – read on
But – the expansion is already available for purchase here on Amazon
MoP will introduce a brand new continent: the land of Panderia. Panderia is an ancient and tenebrous land, which has been shrouded in mists for thousands of years. Perhaps the most groundbreaking addition (for PvP servers, at least) is the addition of the pandarens as the first truly neutral race, who will be able to exercise choice in joining the Alliance of the Horde.
Upon release, a new playable class will also become available: the Monk. The monk will be a dynamic class, allowing for tanking, healing and DPS.
Release Date Rumors and Speculation
The blogging world is running wild with speculation right now about potential release dates for the new expansion. Blizzard has indicated that they are aiming for a release in quarter 2 2012 but have been notoriously unable to meet scheduled releases in the past Many anticipate the expansion at a more realistic schedule, with beta testing beginning in summer 2012 and a subsequent release in the fourth quarter of 2012. This puts the new expansion approximately a full year out.
Some particularly cynical bloggers are theorizing that that Blizzard’s requirement of a 12 month locked-in subscription to participate in Beta would indicate that they may also be planning for a late launch (and a long period of time with little new content to keep playe3rs engaged)
This blog will chronicle the leaks of information, rumors and official announcement of the question that everyone is asking: What is the official release date?