By the time you see this comic, Blizzcon may well have come and gone and we’ll know whether our panda-shaped hopes for the next expansion will soar over the skies of mist-shrouded islands or be crushed under the steel-plated boots of Blizzard development.
As delightful as I find the pandaren, I won’t be too upset if we don’t get them as a playable race. I don’t know if I could handle the cognitive dissonance of having an adorable, big-eyed panda person gank my lowbie alt, teabag my corpse, and call me an anal n00b. At least crazy cursed wolf-men and conniving goblins were believable being the kind of jerks that we all know players can be. If I have to get used to my fellow players being pandaren, too, it’ll take some adjustment.