Updated Thu, Feb 14, 2013 by Mem
Mists of Pandaria, the newest World of Warcraft expansion, has managed to elicit feelings of both extreme love and hate in the players. However, despite your ultimate overall feelings toward this particular expansion, those that have taken the time and actually played it can all agree on one point at least. Mists of Pandaria, despite its controversy, has more than its share of epic moments built into it.
Below you will find our picks of five of the very best of these moments, that every player should make a point to witness during their time. Enjoy!
If there is one thing Blizzard does
right every single time it is their cinematics. Better than some
movies I've seen, these cinematics are always worth watching and the
one created for Mists of Pandaria is no exception. Not only is it
visually stunning but here we get our first glimpse of the land of
Pandaria, the start of what will become a monumental battle between
Horde and Alliance and even a glimpse of player favorite Chen
Stormstout. The opening cinematic really sets the mood and tone for
the entire expansion and should be a must see for every player.
Shen-zin Su is the
amazing turtle that carries around the Pandaren starting zone on his
back. Typically, this guy just spends his time propelling himself
forward through the ocean. However, due to some unforeseen
circumstances (namely the arrival of the Alliance and Horde) it
becomes paramount that Shen-zin Su be spoken to for the first time in
generations. This task leads players on an engaging quest adventure
that lead up to climbing aboard a hot air balloon and finally
meeting Shen-zin Su face to face, an event not to be missed out upon.
One of the major
events taking place in the Jade Forest is the creation of a giant
statue at Serpent's Heart. This statue has been a work in progress
for nearly three generations. Upon completion will be used by the
spirit Yu'lon to transfer her life essence into and a new generation
will be born. However, this is simply not to come to pass. In a heart
wrenching scene the Horde and Alliance face off. The hatred and anger
release some very nasty sha and ultimately when the dust settles the
statue has been utterly destroyed. While this epic moment may twist
the heart, it is one of the best moments that takes place in Mists of
Stoneplow is a
Pandaren settlement located in the western part of the Valley of the
Four Winds. Once a thriving farming community, Stoneplow has come
under attack by invading mantid who have managed to swarm through the
Great Wall directly from the Dread Wastes. An involved and super fun
quest line to save the townsfolk and stem the tide of mantid ensues,
ending with the lucky hero fighting their way out of the bowels of a
giant bug. Not sounding epic enough for you? Also found here is the
quests that will also lead you onward to the Hidden Master, another
epic piece of Mists of Pandaira gameplay.
The object of Lin Tenderpaw and company's quest, the Hidden Master is a seclusive martial arts genius that is often sought out by those dedicated enough to the arts to want to take their training to the next level. Lin and company will search for the Hidden Master (also known as Master Bruised Paw) all over the Pandaren continent. Lin will find information about Master Brusied Paw in the village of Stonepaw, and will seek him out with you in tow.
Master Brusied Paw
resides in the northern portion of the Valley of the Four Winds. Once
you have reached him you will be taken under his wing and your
training will begin. Several quests and short cut scenes later and
your training will be complete and you will have taken part in easily
one of the best moments in Mists of Pandaria.
That wraps up our choices of top 5 epic moments from the newest World of Warcraft expansion; Mists of Pandaria. What are your favorite moments from the expansion thus far? Be sure to share them with us using the comment section found below!