World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
Blizzard has announced the next expansion to the World of Warcraft. The Mists of Pandaria. "Shrouded in fog since the world was sundered more than ten thousand years ago, the ancient realm of Pandaria has remained unspoiled by war. Its lush forests and cloud-ringed mountains are home to a complex ecosystem of indigenous races and exotic creatures -- including the noble and enigmatic pandaren. Will the mists of Pandaria part to reveal the world's salvation... or will the battle to control this new land push the Horde and the Alliance over the brink of war and into total annihilation?" So, all the speculation that was abounding back before the goblins and worgen became player races is going to finally happen.
That's right, you can finally be a big cuddly bear-like race. On top of that they have added a new class, the Monk, to the mix of classes available for play. Level cap is being raised by another 5 and sounds like they will be revamping all of the classes again with a new Talent system. They are also introducing a new PVE environment where pets get to fight. Sounds a bit like Pokemon... With just barely a year since the launch of the last expansion, the only thing I can think of is that World of Warcraft is starting to go the way of Everquest. New expansions, new abilities, new things to see... and fewer people interested in doing them. Since early this year, Blizzard has been slowly losing subscribers to other endeavors, like the Diablo 3 Beta that was recently launched. Blizzard loses 600k subscribers Blizzard down to 11.1 Million subscribers