Just When You Thought WoW Couldn’t Get Any Bigger, It Does!

Written by Gevin Sweeney

As you all may know by now, the new expansion World of Warcraft: Mist of Pandaria was released September 25th, 2012. With just a little bit over a week of its launch, Mists of Pandaria sells 2.7 million copies. Not only does 2.7 million people bought the game but also the global subscriber base surpasses the 10 million mark.

“With Mists of Pandaria, we set out to expand on the sense of fun and discovery that’s always been at the heart of World of Warcraft — in addition to adding a huge variety of new content and features to the game,” this is what Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment had to say. “It’s been gratifying to see the results of all of the work we put into this expansion and to hear all of the positive feedback from players so far.”

The World of Warcraft development team has been working hard on the first major post-launch content update. Stay tuned on the weeks to come to know what the new features will bring!

In World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, warships of the Alliance and Horde clash off the coast of a long-lost continent, signaling the start of a new era of discovery and conquest in the history of Azeroth. As players storm the shores of this exotic new frontier and begin to explore its mysteries, they’ll encounter brave new allies, unearth ancient secrets, and play their part in reigniting the long-brewing conflict between the Horde and Alliance on a strange battlefield far from home.

Mists of Pandaria is available now on DVD-ROM for Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7 and Macintosh at a suggested retail price of $39.99 USD. The expansion is also available digitally directly from Blizzard’s World of Warcraft website, also priced at $39.99 USD.

There is also a special Collector’s Edition packed with bonus items also now available exclusively in retail stores at a suggested retail price of $79.99 USD. In addition to the game disc, the Collector’s Edition contains:

  • World of Warcraft Imperial Quilen flying mount and Lucky Quilen Cub pet, StarCraft II Battle.net portraits, and Diablo III banner sigil and accent
  • The Art of Mists of Pandaria, a 208 page hardback tome including never-before-seen artwork from the development process
  • A World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria behind-the-scenes DVD and Blu-ray two-disc set including over an hour of developer interviews and commentary
  • The World of WArcraft: Mists of Pandaria Collector’s Edition Soundtrack CD
  • A special-edition World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria mouse pad featuring Chen Stormstout, the legendary pandaren brewmaster

For the first time, World of Warcraft players also have the option to purchase a special Digital Deluxe version of Mists of Pandaria at a retail price of $59.99 USD via the World of Warcraft Website or by purchasing an activation code at select retailers. The Digital Deluxe edition includes a full digital copy of Mists of Pandaria as well as the digital items from the retail-exclusive Collector’s Edition. Players who purchase the standard edition digitally or at a retail will have the option to upgrade to the Digital Deluxe version at any time for an additional $20 USD.

If you want to know what Mists of Pandaria has to offer, check out the World of Warcraft website!

Just when you thought you were done with WoW for good, they pull you back in with Kung-Fu fighting Pandas!

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