mistsofpandaria Blizzard launches World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria expansion

Blizzard has launched its fourth expansion for World of Warcraft (WoW), called Mists of Pandaria, which increases the level cap, adds a new continent, new race, new class, and many other additions and improvements to the popular MMO.

Blizzard has launched its fourth expansion for World of Warcraft (WoW), called Mists of Pandaria, which increases the level cap, adds a new continent, new race, new class, and many other additions and improvements to the popular MMO.

 
It has been close to two years since the last expansion, Cataclysm, so devoted WoW players will be eagre to level their characters through five more levels, to level 90, and explore the new region of Pandaria, possibly as the new Pandaren race and Monk class.
 
There are also a slew of new gameplay features, such as the Scenario system, which appears to be similar to Lord of the Rings Online's Skirmish system, albeit without the soldier, letting players instantly jump into a quick, flexible PvE experience. There is also a pet battle system and challenge modes for dungeons.
 
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“Mists of Pandaria takes players back to the roots of World of Warcraft — exploration, discovery, and the epic conflict between the Alliance and the Horde,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard. “It also contains the widest variety of content that we’ve ever added in an expansion, and we’re excited to be able to share it with players around the world this week in our first truly global launch.”
 
Mists of Pandaria is available for Windows or Mac, starting at $39.99, with a Collector’s Edition, containing a behind-the-scenes DVD and Blu-ray, soundtrack CD, artwork book, mouse pad, and exclusive in-game items, retailing for $79.99. A Digital Deluxe edition, containing the in-game mount and pet, can be bought for $59.99.
 
The game launches today in US, Europe, Canada, Russia, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Mexicon, Argentina, Chile and Brazile, while players in South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau will get it on 27 September. The mainland China version will launch 2 October.