‘Bout a week ago, MMO-Champion gave the transcript of the Question and Answer session that was held with a bunch of WoW developers. One early one caught my eye:
Q:Where exactly is Pandaria located on Azeroth? many speculate that it is in the south, but I have always assumed it was to the west of Kalimdor.
A: Pandaria is located on the south side of Azeroth. Think the exact opposite of Northrend. Come to think of it, we should have named it Southrend.
Now, I don’t wanna say I called it, so I’ll coyly repost my original thoughts and deeply imply that is what I am getting at when I typed this just about four months ago on the day when Mists of Pandaria was first noticed:
If the bulk of gameplay is really taking place in the Mists of Pandaria, it is sounding like another Wrath of the Lich King sort of continent being tacked onto the world. Maybe south, this time? I mean we got Eastern Kingdoms in the east (of course), Kalimdor to the west, Northrend is in the north (noticing a pattern…) and most of Cataclysm was involved with stuff going on in or near the Maelstrom right in the middle. Kezan *kinda* was southish, but it is very small. If it will be a full-blown xpack, I can easily see a ‘Southrend’ of sorts popping up below everything.
–Encrazed Crafts (August 2nd, 2011)
And I just noticed this right now, I do not even remember typing it but dang:
Will they be a neutral race as they were in Warcraft 3? Will both sides be able to play as them if that is the case? Will a ‘brewmaster’ be the new hero class?
–Encrazed Crafts (also August 2nd, 2011)
I’z a dang mind reader! Prognosticator of all prognosticators!