New Zone : Pandaria
Pandaria has been shrouded in a protective mist excluding it and its residents from the rest of Azeroth for almost ten thousand years. In the new expansion, Alliance and Horde buccaneers battling in the South Seas run across a curious new race, the Pandaren.
Upon further relations with the Pandaren, Alliance and Horde heroes discover a whole new hidden world of adventure. Pandaria will feature 7 new unique zones with high level (85-90) content. The seven zones are:
The Wandering Isle
Years ago, some adventurous Pandaren decided to explore beyond the mist of their homeland, Pandaria. They gathered on the back of a giant sea turtle. This "Wandering Isle" will be the new starting zone for the Pandaren race. Pandaren characters will start as a neutral faction. Upon reaching level 10, Pandaren characters will choose which side they will support and become Alliance or Horde from then on.
MoP Dungeons & Raids
Nine new dungeons and three new epic raids will be available at the release of Mists of Pandaria. Most of the new dungeons will be on Pandaria, but some are returning Vanilla favorites. Blizzard mentioned that the new level 90 dungeons will not have normal modes, so players will be jumping straight into heroics.
Also, Challenge Modes will be introduced with medals and record holders to help satisfy players' competitive spirits. The raids will focus on some new races that occupy Pandaria, the Mogu and the Mantids. Some early information about some of the new MoP dungeons and raids is listed below.
Temple of the Jade Serpent
The Gate of the Setting Sun
un-named Mantid Dungeon
Mogu'Shan Vaults (Epic Raid)
Mantid Raid (Epic Raid)
Sha Raid (Epic Raid)
Mists of Pandaria will focus on the continuing battle between Alliance and Horde. More breaking MoP news can be found here at WoW-MoP.net
New playable race! Not only is the Pandaren race being rediscovered in Azeroth, both Alliance and Horde players will be able to create and play Pandaren characters.
WoW MoP News
Nov 16, 2011: Mists of Pandaria : New WoW Feature Pet Battles
Nov 13, 2011: Mists of Pandaria : New Class Monk
Nov 9, 2011: Mists of Pandaria : New Race Pandaren
Nov 6, 2011: Mists of Pandaria : New Continent Pandaria
Oct 28, 2011: Pandaren Mount : Turtles
Oct 26, 2011: Mists of Pandaria Release Date Sooner Than Expected?
Oct 22, 2011: Mists of Pandaria is the next WoW expansion!
Oct 20, 2011: Hints that Mists of Pandaria is the next WoW expansion
Oct 19, 2011: Mists of Pandaria : The Fourth WoW Expansion?
At BlizzCon 2011 Mists of Pandaria MoP was announced as the new WoW expansion!
Along with a new playable Pandaren race, MoP will also introduce the Monk class with a martial arts focus!
MoP Release Date
Current MoP release date speculation is Spring of 2012