Now you can watch The Pandaria Song music video and sing along with the lyrics at the same time!
Mists of Pandaria has been the bear-butt of jokes and a source of outrage for the World of Warcraft scene ever since its announcement. What was Blizzard thinking, and how did the fans react? Justin Kardi ponders these events… IN SONG FORM.
The Pandaria Song
Late one night down at the Blizzard HQ,
They held a meeting about declining revenue.
The World of Warcrafters had started to stray,
To Old Republic, with a new Guild Wars on the way.
Come now gentlemen we must stop this bleed,
Our lost subscribers are a warning to heed,
A new expansion pack is just what we need,
What we need, what we need…
Is pandas, pandas,
They're soft, warm, cute and they're cuddly.
Even though they look kinda funny.
Any protest I think will be minor,
'Cause most our players all live in (China) Carolina.
Pandas, pandas, pandas.
When the gamers heard about this little news,
There was excitement, but most were not amused.
Some said they’d grow their multiboxing by one,
Others said to quit, they'd leave, yes they would run.
I thought these pandas were just beer brewing drunks,
Now they're all mystical, mysterious monks,
I don't know how they fit with tough Orcan punks,
Tell me how, tell me how?
'Cause they're pandas, pandas,
They are kick-ass Kung-Fu teddy bears.
They wear rice paddy hats and have no cares.
They've been around since Warcraft III,
They were a joke now they're meant to be taken seriously.
Pandas, pandas, pandas.
Is this a big mistake or part of their plans?
Only time will tell us where Blizzard stands.
Have they made an own goal and done a Leeroy,
Gone and tripped their own explosive decoy.
But though competitors think they've got 'em trumped,
As player numbers have just recently slumped,
Don't assume that WoW has finally jumped,
The panda, the panda…
They're not Horde or Alliance.
They sit on the fence in defiance.
Better than a talking cow (that’s a Tauren)
They’re making Azertoth the place to be born in,
The under 12 demographic is FTW,
The dollar signs are making Activision Blizzard grin.
Pandas, Pandas, Pandas.
I seriously miss War Craft.Instead of working on a new WC title they are planning on releasing even more WOW crap.
All the hate, all the laughs at where WOW is, and it still sells 2.7 million in it's first week. And although Blizz butchered the talent trees, and many other aspects of the game, it still draws me back, and I spend more hours playing in a sitting then any other MMO period. The only reason this xpac is lower then it's predecessors is the panda thing and GW2, give it time, in a month or two, this expansion will sell 10x more then GW2, which it has equaled in it's first week.
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Interesting storries bellow. A shame I don't agree with them. Lets have a timetravel trip. Back in the dark ages of gaming, things were not so much about proffit as they are now, true the internet was young and empty but it gave an oportunity for people to play collectively on one playground just for fun, there were a few beta versions of mmo games running about, but nothing comercial.
In my eyes all started with Lineage, someone said WoW was the father of every mmo out today, which is absurd considering all the other games before WoW. WoW came out around november december 2004, I remember because of the Christmassshopping, but before it or along side it came out other mmo who were indeed crushed by WoW's proffits but not forgoten, lets have a quick list: Lineage 1998, Everquest 1999, Dark age of Camelot 2001, Runescape 2001, Lineage II 2003( btw excluding Diablo for other reasons). Now to be bluntly honest WoW took the market by a storm because of its great gameplay model and the already rich pre-history to the game. Most people forget that Warcraft was an RTS before it was an RPG so the hype it already had , boosted it to its level. Other games did not have that advantage, naturally is drowned the competition and after 8 years of dominance it is natural for people to compare everything to it. Which is sad because every game is different, if it wasn't there would be lawsuits till no end, hint: Zynga.
It is not the companies copying the great model of WoW it is the players that make the rest of the mmo gaming look like a WoW clone, as always the producer gives the consumer what they want if youcry that the pvp system is not like WoW or the inventory is not like WoW or if the crafting or w/e is not like WoW you enter the loop that you just want a WoW clone. If you stop wanting new IP you will get spoonfed the same glob over and over. Naturally any cry for something new is drowned by the million subscribers of WoW by giving some sort of silly excuse or just bullying the minors.
To the people who say MOP is bad, I applaud you for killing your own game by wanting to doom it to stagnation.
To the people who say WoW is old, I say look at Age of Empires 1 and 2 still the one of the best RTS games just like Warcraft and Red Allert.
To everyone else I say, dare to dream for new IP, don't let the grinding machine of corporations drain your life blood and sweat dollars. Don't let corporations do to games what they did to Hollywood hint: Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the Huntsman, Twilight, Hunger Games. Old content recycled into rubbish with chrismass lights designed to take your money.
wow IS still the best mmo on this planet, not that gw2 is bad, (swtor sux big time) but it doesnt have that feel wow does. and now with mop just out, it became even more awesome after 2 relatively bad expansions.
What annoys me is that WoW has been around for 8 years so many of you who started of on wow can turn around and say ( blizzard are stupid im leaving to join something better) sure its old and sure there are alot of other great new mmos out now but whatever you want to think mmos would not be as good as they are today if WoW was never around and you cant say you played for 8 years or even a few years and say you did not have fun! COME ON Its WoW its what started it all. Its what gave most of you that great feeling a mmo gives us all. if you feel the need to leave WoW for something better just don't be rude and insulting towards the game just remember the good times you had not what it has become. I am still playing WoW and will continue until that great feeling WoW gives me is gone!
When a show goes downhill, it "jumps the shark". When a game series starts going downhill it "jumps the panda". I like it.
That was pretty damn funny. Plus, I gotta give cred for putting together the song in the first place (I couldn't, having no musical talent at all). Also, I just learned more about WoW than I had ever known before.
I kinda like the idea of the neutral factions, but WOW is a really old game now, expansions or no. I think people are simply moving on naturally. Sure new content might peek interest, but it doesn't really change the fact that this game is 8 years old.
Is Justin Kardi related somehow to GS? Otherwise I have mixed feelings about Gamespot promoting third-party (music)videos of people who don't really have a voice to sing with.
Nice work but i would have preffered if you had rather written an article more serious and critical of the crap blizzard is throwing at its zombies...even zombies have taste. First diablo 3 and now Mists of Pandaria, blizzard has become as greedy as any other company.
@SipahSalar I agree with the fact that I wish this was an actual article critiquing the game... but, I must say, you ought to give the game a try if you haven't yet. I thought it was going to be lame, but I'm glad I bought it. Me and my toon will never leaver each other, were 8 years and running strong. FOR THE HORDE!
Ok... I Never played WoW before...
I know about the game...
I say the song is nice...
But i can't stand but to laugh at that guy face... I'm sry... hahaha!~ LOL
Seems like everytime i make the bad decision to check out Game Spot this site gets more lamer and lamer. Now i have to wash all the lame juice off.
Figures still suggest that WoW > SWTOR+Guild Wars 2. Sadly noisy haters still try to ignore these figures.
You're right, WoW is like the McDonald's or Wal-Mart of MMO's
Too bad sales figures don't judge quality.
@AlmaDanny It's probably more like every MMO still can't match WoW's numbers. I don't play anymore mostly because a huge amount of the WoW community are the gamer dregs and I can't stand to be around. So you keep those.