Did World of Warcraft jump the
April 1, 2003, Blizzard announced the Pandarens as the new “5th race” for Warcraft III. This was an April Fools’ joke.
Last weekend at BlizzCon, Blizzard announced World of Warcraft‘s fourth expansion, Mists of Pandaria, which would actually add the Pandarens in as a new race to the game. This was not .
Are the Pandarens a good idea? Honestly, not sure…We have the
Kung Fu Panda Pandarens and we have the World of Warcraft universe which is heavily based off of fantasy genre that J. R. R. Tolkien almost single-handedly created. Can you imagine Gandalf and Po, a.k.a the Kung Fu Panda, encompassed in the same universe?
Gandalf: “You shall not pass!”
Po: “Really? Wish I would have known that before my last-minute cram session. Kapow!”
Whether or not this is the point where World of Warcraft jumps the shark is really be up to the millions of people who will decide to, continue to or quit playing the game altogether.Then again, the game is nearing the end of it’s lifespan anyway, so maybe that shark was alrady jumped a long time ago.
On a side note…Hey Blizzard! Why not take another April Fools Day joke, bard being a new hero class in World of Warcraft , and make it a reality, too?! Or how about putting a handful of developers together and create Lost Vikings III for the mobile/DLC platforms? Can I hear a Rock N’ Roll Racing remake?! Just a few suggestions.