What a tease those Blizz folks are! Last March 12, they posted a silhouette of the new Pandaren female on their Facebook page. Like scattering breadcrumbs before a bunch of hungry pigeons (or a handful of cheap Warcraft Gold before a bunch of die-hard gamers), the peeps absolutely ate it up. Here, free of charge (I will accept safe WoW Gold, though) is a condensed version of the literally thousands of reactions to the pic:
Excitement: Cool! Can’t wait to see her!
Surprise: Niiice. It’s better than I expected!
Approval: Yes! Finally a female character with real curves!
Admiration: WoW! Gold star to Blizz for bringin sexy back!
Threatening: She better not be like those disastrous Tauren females!
Apprehension: I hope she doesn’t look like those female dwarves!
Leering: [see: lyrics to Sir Mix-a-Lot’s ‘Baby Got Back’]
Confused: Is that a scabbard? A tail? What is that?
I thought the best comment was from Michael Walker who said “They should just add in a weight slider so people can have their 20 ton panda woman if the want and other folks can have whatever else in between.” Somebody give this guy some Warcraft Gold!
The female Pandaren will be unveiled on March 19.
UPDATE: She’s heeeeere!
Mists of Pandaria Screenshot of the Day
Blizzard has also started posting MoP screenshots daily on the official site, whetting gamers’ appetites even further as they wait for the latest WoW expansion. Stock up and prepare for the expansion; buy Warcraft Gold now!
Scroll of Rez de-iced
To help stanch the bleed of subs, Blizzard has decided to defrost the Scroll of Resurrection. For a limited time, players with an active sub can bring back a friend to WoW, and get rewarded with
- a Spectral Gryphon for Alliance members, or
- a Spectral Wind Rider for Horde members
Returning players will get the following epic benefits:
- A single character immediately boosted all the way to level 80
- A free upgrade to Cataclysm — regardless of your friend’s original box level
- An optional free character move — to your realm and faction so you can play together
- 7 free days of game time — available immediately
Aha! moment: So this is why they “modified code and content support for the Scroll of Resurrection system” in Patch 4.3.3!
The super buffed new SoR has, as expected, polarized the WoW community. Reactions may be classified as:
- Happy and positive: Awesome! Let me bring some peepz back to the game!
- Eager and positive: Awesome! Someone bring me back to the game!
- Forever negative: Boo! It’s the end of WoW! (…and all MMOs…and civilization as we know it!)
- Prodigal Son’s brother-esque: Boo! I never left the game, how come I don’t get a toon boosted to lvl 80?
To the Negative Nellies: Nobody’s hurting you guys, just load up on some Warcraft Gold and focus on your game!
To the Positive Peeps, it’s great to have you (back) in World of Warcraft. Gold may you find in all your WoW endeavors.
To returning players who may have forgotten, this is the safe place to buy WoW Gold.
Italian version of WoW coming
Later this year, Italian players will be able to play WoW in their mother tongue! According to the official site:
“Existing players will be able to download a free language pack to experience the game in Italian.
Gamers in Europe will also be able to purchase fully localized versions of World of Warcraft (which now includes its first expansion, The Burning Crusade) and its three following expansions, Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm, and the upcoming Mists of Pandaria.”
Italian realms will be opened, and forums and the WoW website will have Italian versions. Bene! Now how do you say “buy Warcraft Gold” in Italian?