Mists of Pandaria is the Next World of Warcraft Expansion

Everybody goes kung-fu fighting in the next World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria!

Blizzard confirmed the new panda-centric expansion over the BlizzCon 2011 weekend, along with a new level cap to 90, a playable Pandaren race for both the Horde and Alliance factions, and an eleventh class option – the barehand-fighting Monk!

Watch the trailer below to glimpse the forgotten land of Pandaria, an idyllic and Eastern-inspired continent that will be our main playground for the fourth expansion:

Aside from flooding our screens with fuzzies, Blizzard will also be tinkering with the class talent system, giving us more freedom in the talents we choose every 15 levels. A pet battle system, seemingly inspired by the likes of Pokemon, should also bring a cuddly new combat experience to WoW players.

There will be additional ways to farm WoW Gold as well, from beating group PVE scenarios and running Challenge Mode dungeons.

So what are you most excited about in Mists of Pandaria? The rotund new race, the more flexible talent system or maybe the chance to finally make like a Pokemon trainer in World of Warcraft?