Metzen Reveals Pandaria’s Patch Conclusion: The Siege of Orgrimmar

Pandaria has its story, too, Metzen says, but it’s more focused on the impact of the Alliance and Horde’s war on the Pandarian island. Negative emotions on Pandaria manifest as physical beings called the Sha, and players will be dealing with the consequences of their conflict and what it inflicts on the people living on the island. Metzen said that the island of Pandaria, with its serenity and beauty, as well as huge spaces to explore, is meant to act as a counterpoint to the greater world conflict.

The Pandaren, with their control of their emotions, will have their part to play in the conflict as well, and the spread of war to Pandaria will have results that are tragic as well as heroic. While the Pandaren may seem cuddly at first, Blizzard’s plans for them are anything but, it seems.

And then, of course, the greater conflict of Horde versus Alliance is going to heat back up to a level it hasn’t reached in some time, culminating with both sides heading to Orgrimmar to deal with Garrosh Hellscream.

“You can imagine the wheels spinning on an idea like that,” says Metzen. “We’re leveraging a lot of our main characters and the story’s getting into a gear — I dunno if we’ve had this much fun building a warcraft story in many years.”

And though he probably explained more than once why fans should be excited about the Mists of Pandaria expansion, even as he tells it all again, he definitely grows excited: Chris Metzen doesn’t look too tired anymore.

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4 Comments on Metzen Reveals Pandaria’s Patch Conclusion: The Siege of Orgrimmar

Warp

On March 19, 2012 at 3:47 am

”where both factions for their own reasons lay siege to this city to bring Garrosh down, to put an end to this reign as warchief”

Not that i dont appreciate the chance to behead warchief no-brain but what about sylvanas? are just going to let her go around and scourge everyone?

Baker

On March 20, 2012 at 2:26 am

Well. Once again they are slowly picking away at notable characters (Cairne, anyone?) for no particular reason other than some kind of focal point for content. I hope they improve PvP as well as they suggest they are, that’s my main attraction to WoW.

Warp

On March 20, 2012 at 4:35 am

@Baker

I doubt anyone will miss garrosh everybody hated him.

If you go to orgrimmar on any server and ask ”What do you guys think of Garrosh as a warchief?” most would probly go ”he’s fking moron with daddy issues”

Similarly if you ask any alliance what they think about varian you’d probly get a similar answer.

Jamesfan

On March 20, 2012 at 6:22 pm

I’ll be honest never thought I’d see a panda with boobs…. ehhh not sure if I’ll be resubbing to WoW with this coming expansion..I actually like the look of it but ehhhhh