Pandaria might just be my favourite expansion when it comes to visuals. I mean, look at this:
This is serene as fuck! I had something similar to this as my desktop background for a while. You really get the feeling that Blizzard went all out trying to create something beautiful, and if you compare it to earlier expansions your jaw should drop by how far graphics technology has come in only, what, no even ten years.
And because the guys at Blizzard have a sense of humour, they also keep adding funny little bits into the game. Because I already did one of these lists for Draenor, today you’re getting the previous expansion, Pandaria. Look, I even prettied myself up for you with my fall gear:
So I did the math and going through my old screenshots trying to find the right ones was actually taking up more time than just doing the tour again, so that’s what I did. See how nice I am? Here’s some things and places where quests don’t necessarily lead you. All along the coastline. Enjoy!
1. This reference to Up north of Jade Forest
There’s also this Pandaren called Kar:
And this grummle with a huge backpack:
Maybe this shouldn’t be part of this list because I think there was actually a quest leading there, but on the off chance that someone missed a quest or two, here it is anyway. This is a small Pandaran village off the coast of Jade Forest and you’ll know by the wreckage of Horde and Alliance ships all around that their peaceful life has just taken an unexpected turn.
The good people here enjoy fishing:
Lots of fishing:
And now there’s interesting Goblin wreckage to look at while fishing (you can tell it’s a Goblin zeppelin because it’s crashed):
3. This pandaren fisher who doesn’t like Alliance
This looks cosy, doesn’t it? Not if you’re Alliance, because this fella right here will start whacking you with his fishing rod:
4. This little Pandaren fisher village in Krasarang Wilds:
There’s this little guy with his giant goldfish:
And this kid who looks exactly like the other kid who wants to be a shaman when he grows up:
And this kid flying a kite:
5. Where Serpent’s Spine meets the sea:
And from the other side…
6. This song reference:
This is a little pandaren called Adele:
She’s rolling around a place called Widening Deep. Get it yet?
7. A big unfriendly kraken:
There is actually a quest where you have to beat this thing. Apparently though, it doesn’t die, because it’s still floating around near the northern coast of Townlong Steppes, so if you’re planning on going for a swim there… don’t.
Generally swimming is a bad idea, there are big evil things in the water everywhere:
8. This little cave north-west of Kun Lai Summit:
Oh, what could be in there?
Huh? A hozen giving a drum solo? On four bongos? I mean, there’s also bones…
But mostly just this guy.
9. This hut containing a tuskarr and a hozen:
The tuskarr is named Wally. So… does that mean I found Wally?
10. This flying tortoise:
If you /wave at it, it will follow you for a bit, but it’s pretty slow.
11. This woman swimming laps north of Kun Lai:
And her enthusiastic pandaren trainer:
12. The Secret Aerie:
Tucked between Kun Lai and Jade Forest you’ll find a little pandaren mountain village:
Hard working pandaren building boats, because everyone on Pandaria is always somehow hammering on a boat:
Arguing about pugs:
This woman hacking on fish bones (what even?):
This seems to be the boss:
And that’s all from this expansion. Next week, we’ll look at skeletons. Jup. Lotsa skeletons.