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This article is about the playable pandaren. For general history of the race, see
Pandaren. For the language, see Pandaren language.
The World of Warcraft expansion,
Mists of Pandaria introduced a new race, the Pandaren. Pandaren are the first "neutral" race in World of Warcraft. After completing a series of quests, you can decide whether to join the Horde or Alliance.
New character cut-scene intro voice-over (during the fly-thru):
You are a pandaren. Born and raised on the mysterious Wandering Isle. While many of your fellow pandaren prefer a tranquil life, the lure of adventure burns in your blood.
Recently, the Wandering Isle has begun erratically weaving about the world's oceans. The air grows cold and your island home is spiraling towards disaster...
As one of the most promising of students at Master Shang's monastery, you may just be the salvation for your people. But first, you must complete your training...
Most likely to change. Inner Peace and Quaking Palm look like short-timers in their current form.
[Epicurean] Your love of food allows you to receive double the stats from Well Fed effects. *
[Gourmand] Your Cooking skill is increased by 15.
[Inner Peace] Your rested experience bonus lasts twice as long as normal. **
[Bouncy] You take half falling damage.
[Quaking Palm] Strikes the target with lightning speed, incapacitating them for 4 sec, and turns off your attack. ***
Choose your faction
All pandaren players start as
Neutral at the starting zone of the Wandering Isle.
At around level 10, after completing a starting zone quest chain, players will encounter the quest
 where they must choose to join either the A New Fate Pandaren or the Pandaren.
The leader of this group of pandaren is
and she will instruct you in the way of Aysa Cloudsinger Tushui through meditation, rigorous training, and moral conviction.
The leader of this group of pandaren is
and he will drive you in the outgoing, passionate way of Ji Firepaw Huojin, believing inaction is the greatest injustice.
The pandaren racial ground mount was confirmed to be a
dragon turtle on May 23, 2012 via an official blog. The flying mount is not confirmed, but presumed to be a  .
[Pandaren Kite ]
Blizzplanet speculated that a new goat-like creature called the shaghorn might be the new pandaren mount.
 The appearance of a large yak in a preview images  and confirmation via twitter by  Bashiok that this would be a mount in  Mists of Pandaria has led some to believe this will be the Pandaren racial mount. Unfortunately, they were confirmed by blue post to not be the pandaren racial mount.
The Male Pandaren dance is LMFAO- Party Rock Anthem and the Female Pandaren dance is Caramelldansen. [
] citation needed You can't friend a Pandaren character until after they have chosen a faction.
 The pandaren were originally intended to be the Alliance race for the World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade expansion, but it was felt that the draenei were a better fit for the storyline.
 As of early 2012, there was a rumor that the actor was signed on to perform the voice of the male Pandaren Jack Black [ (he is known for his role as Po in the animated movie, ] citation needed ), but that was already ruled out by Kung Fu Panda Chris Metzen at BlizzCon 2011.
Pandaren Monk in the starting zone.
Artwork of a
A Pandaren warrior in combat against what appears to be a crane.
Introduction to the Horde
BlizzPlanet Pandaren Starting Zone with Eldorian, Miaari, and Kafira – Episode 3 By Eldorian – August 11, 2012
BlizzPlanet Pandaren Starting Zone with Eldorian, Miaari, and Kafira – Episode 2 By Eldorian – August 10, 2012
BlizzPlanet Pandaren Starting Zone with Eldorian, Miaari, and Kafira By Eldorian – August 9, 2012
MMO-Champion Horde Pandaria Introduction, Pandaren Cutscene, Blue Posts, The Daily Blink by chaud 2012-07-22 07:16 PM
MMO-Champion Pandaren Male Emote Sounds, Theramore Scenario Preview, Blue Posts, The Daily Blink by chaud 2012-05-19 05:32 AM