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Ass Kicking Panda's
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (PC)
Member Name: AngelEyes76
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (PC)
Advantages: New content, new character and class, new continent
Before I start writing this review I just want to make something clear to you all if you don't already know this game is an expansion pack to the world of warcraft game. I have been waiting for this game to come out now for months and couldn't wait to play it, or write about it. As most of you know by the world of warcraft review I wrote on I do enjoy playing this game, although does tend to get a little boring at times especially if you make another character because your doing the same things over again.
Always check the back of the box before purchasing any game, as this will tell you what is required to run this game efficiently. You will need to have the previous expansion pack before even purchasing this one, and also the minimum requirements of the system your running. If you not buying the game from a retail shop then I suggest you look on the website at the system requirements before getting the game.
**INSTALLING & RUNNING THE GAME**
Now the installation to this expansion pack doe depend on whether you have the other expansions and the base game installed on your computer, if you are like me and you do then you don't have to install the expansion pack as through the months the game does update itself in the background. All you need to do to update the game is to log into your game account and type in your cd key. If you are not currently playing the game then you need to install the content from the cd's, which is easy to do just pop the cd into your cd player on your computer and run the installation and follow the on screen instructions. Once you have done this, then you need to put in the cd key for the game which can be found on the inside of the case typed on a white sticker. Then run the game as you normally would, by clicking on the icon on your desktop.
**MISTS OF PANDARIA**
When you come to play this expansion the first thing you will notice is the new character and class, although you can play the panda without the expansion pack but you can't access the other content or the new class. Now I have to say at the moment I haven't played a monk class, but I know it's a hybrid class meaning it can do anything you want as far as either deal damage, tank or heal. I will get around to playing this class but for now I am getting to know the game and levelling up my other characters and enjoying the exploration this new game gives me. The monk class is not only available to the panda but to other races as well, so if you fancy playing a monk but don't fancy playing a panda then that's not a problem.
A new starting area will be available to explore by the panda's and it is a nice area to quest in. Although I was a little disappointed with not finding a mail box there but once you get to the appropriate level you will move out of there into a new zone. All quests must be completed in order to move out of there. Quests are simple to do and don't require a group of you to do them, as I know it can be a struggle to find a group as such a low level.
Another thing that is different with this expansion is the looting, the looting is a lot better now as before if you were to kill lets say a group of mobs you would loot them all individually which was time consuming and a pain, but now one click on a mob and all the loots are looted with a simple click. This is ideal especially if you're a big fan of doing dungeons and raids.
There are new dungeons, raids and battleground added in here too, which is good as I enjoy running dungeons. The dungeons are quite fun to run with the right group. There are other changes like the mounts you have purchased in the previous expansions can now be ridden by all your characters, so none as to be purchased unless there is a specific one you want. You also have a tab that you can view the combination actions to help you fight and kill mobs faster and harder, this was something I was always frustrated with, but even so I just played to my own style. You will also see what has changed with your character you're playing, which is something you have to look up on the internet to find out.
The expansion allows you to level up to 90 now, so any character that couldn't go no further can now explore the new continent, grab better loots, and expand your professions to the max. Also new to this expansion is the chance to battle your non combat pets, these pets are just for fun and goes where ever you go. To train your pet, simply go to a trainer and train up your pets, once they level up they experience a new ability to help battle other pets and win. Don't know to much about this as I have not really gone into depth with this.
**AVAILABILITY & PRICE**
If you don't want to buy this from a retail shop then you can either purchase it from the blizzard webpage, costing you £29.99, or a digital download which costs you the same. Or you can simply buy it from argos at £23.99, studio at £27.99, Amazon £27.25.
I do enjoy playing this game purely for fun and the entertainment it gives, there is loads to do so not really can you get bored unless you live on the game all day every day. I really like this expansion for many reasons, new starting area, new continent, new and better loots, battling pets, new dungeons, battlegrounds and raids. Just packed up with stuff to do, although I do have to admit it is quite addictive and some people playing the game can take it quite seriously and makes the game not fun to play.
Summary: world of Warcraft expansion