Even after testing for several days, we didn’t need to plug this in for charging.
HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless's Amazing 300-Hour Battery Life
The Roccat Kone XP looks like something from the future, or at least a vision of it as depicted in any number of cyberpunk-inspired cityscapes.
Roccat Kone XP Gaming Mouse is RGB Heaven
We sit down with Zenimax Online Studios to discuss The Elder Scrolls Online’s latest year-long adventure, adding a competitive card game to the MMO, and more…
The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle Interview
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 06:29pm 19/03/12 | 25 Comments
Last week AusGamers was invited out to Blizzard HQ in Irvine, California to get hands-on with the most recent build of their forthcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria, and also had a chance to speak with some of the guys behind the scenes.

Specifically, we conducted a ye olde AusGamers video interview with none other than Tom Chilton, Game Director for the expansion where we spoke to him about such topics as pandas and light and dark tone, building an entirely new continent and race from scratch, the Aussie server situation, creating more variation in gameplay for start zones and much, much more.

Click here for the full interview feature.

PS Includes first screens of female Pandarens ;)



blizzardausgamersdeveloper interviewworld of warcraftwowttom chiltonmists of pandaria





Latest Comments
DM
Posted 06:35pm 19/3/12
as soon as it makes sense for us to be able to do; as soon as we become capable of doing it in a way that makes sense both for our players and for Blizzard then I’m sure we would do it.

Typical dodge on the server issue. No one ever wants to talk about it so I don't see us ever getting even a single official WoW server. As soon as it makes ense they'll do it? it made sense even 2 years after launch when WoW was going strong and they still havn't done it. But of course they just can't admit they don't want to and think of australia as a secondary market. I don't hate blizzard for it, I just don't like the people in charge of the WoW division.
TufNuT
Posted 06:42pm 19/3/12
Typical dodge on the server issue. No one ever wants to talk about it so I don't see us ever getting even a single official WoW server. As soon as it makes ense they'll do it? it made sense even 2 years after launch when WoW was going strong and they still havn't done it. But of course they just can't admit they don't want to and think of australia as a secondary market. I don't hate blizzard for it, I just don't like the people in charge of the WoW division.


SWTOR has servers based in Australia - i think they are in Sydney. if you want to play an MMO with awesome ping play SWTOR.
Eorl
Posted 06:48pm 19/3/12
Yeah seems Blizzard will never bother, even with the stupid amount of money and how many people would flock to play WoW on a local server. I find it funny that they stated "when we think it makes sense", oh so EA and Bioware doing it 3 months after launch doesn't make sense?
Steve Farrelly
Posted 06:51pm 19/3/12
To be fair, as he pointed out, Tom isn't specifically the person to have asked that question to, and that anything could actually happen down the track. We are chasing up more specific replies though
Nerfy
Posted 06:54pm 19/3/12
Seems to me that WoW is finally over the hill, even a friend who has played it religiously, and even met his partner on there, has finally quit.
Khel
Posted 08:54pm 19/3/12
even a friend who has played it religiously, and even met his partner on there, has finally quit.


I bet when the expansion comes out he resubs
AngusHades
Posted 09:27pm 19/3/12
Loved how he asked about oz servers .........
gamer
Posted 09:36pm 19/3/12
SWTOR has servers based in Australia - i think they are in Sydney. if you want to play an MMO with awesome ping play SWTOR.


No, no, no... NO tufnut.

That's absolutly NOT true. It can't be. Just asll the f*****g QGL retards will protest... because it's just costs TOO MUCH MONEY to run a MMORPG server in Australia. It's completely NOT economical and blizzard simply DONT have the cashflow to do this so no one else would have the cash flow either.

/rolleyes
Reverend Evil
Posted 11:07pm 19/3/12
Nice interview Steve.

Really liking the visuals of Pandaria. F*** me dead they look awesome. Can't wait for this to come out.
Khel
Posted 11:12pm 19/3/12
Yeah, it sounds fun and looks pretty good, once you get past that initial "What the f***?!?! Pandas?!?!" reaction, it actually sounds like one of the better expansions they've done in a while. Just hope it has a strong enough story to carry it through, ToR really raised the bar for what I expect from my MMO stories now.
Eorl
Posted 11:24pm 19/3/12
Don't go here if you don't want to be spoiled http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/
Khel
Posted 11:29pm 19/3/12
I'm sure everyone will be happy Garrosh gets his s*** f***ed up, even if they have to wait till the end of the expansion to see it happen
Reverend Evil
Posted 11:30pm 19/3/12
I don't care about spoilers Eorl so I'm up for reading everything. I like the sound of Orgrimmar being attacked to get rid of Garrosh. He must be doing something very naughty.

Hehe
Eorl
Posted 11:31pm 19/3/12
All sounding very casualness at the moment. And also lol at Farmville being added into the game.
Reverend Evil
Posted 11:38pm 19/3/12
I was hoping the goblins would be able to be monks. They're my favorite race now. Not only do they look awesome but they also have awesome racials. It's quite ridiculous what they get. Anyway, I'll just roll a panda to get one.
Khel
Posted 11:41pm 19/3/12
And also lol at Farmville being added into the game.


Haha, yeah, thats a bit wtf too. I guess they added Plants vs Zombies in Cataclysm so they're trying something new. I'm hoping its done in like a tongue-in-cheek kind of way to poke fun at farmville though, if its done seriously then... yeah... kinda gay.
Eorl
Posted 12:25am 20/3/12
Also as in tradition of the Dance Studio, the confirmed racial graphic updates are "not coming nor are they ready".
thecritic
Posted 12:26am 20/3/12
Total crap just like the other expansions only good one was BC the game is faceroll now and I started to play SWTOR with 20 ping and OMG its is MADD! WoW is dieing they gave me free lvl 80s just so I would play again lol NOOBS thanks for the free upgrade... cough cough even tho it was useless...GIVE US A AUSSIE SERVERS AND I MIGHT CONSIDER SPENDING MY HARD CASH IN YOUR GAME!...At least in starwars I dont have to live on the game to farm my minerals ( love the companion) /rolls eyes at GAMER....they have enuf money to give free account upgrades to there latest expansion Im sure they have enuf to host a server in Australia....
Jim
Posted 12:30am 20/3/12
did gamer make a new account?
Thundercracker
Posted 09:36am 20/3/12
the confirmed racial graphic updates


when was the racial graphic update ever confirmed? they have always said they will look into it and that it involves a lot of work.

man these blizzard threads have so much QQ
Khel
Posted 10:56am 20/3/12
Yeah, the updates to the old races were never confirmed, all they've ever said is they're looking at them, and they're working on them when they get a chance, but it was never confirmed to be part of this expansion.

Last time they talked about them at Blizzcon they still weren't even entirely sure how they were going to put them in the game, because they don't want to piss off the people who want to keep their existing look/model.
Reverend Evil
Posted 01:43pm 20/3/12
I reckon this is the xpac that gets WoW back on its feet. Cataclysm was good for an upgrade. Although I don't think anyone felt threatened by Deathwing. He was just the precurser to set things in motion. S*** is about to hit the fan with Garrosh in charge of the Horde. He's gonna go bats*** crazy and do something stupid that will cause the Alliance and Horde to butt heads.

It's gonna be awesome. I have faith in Blizzard.
Keato
Posted 02:02pm 20/3/12
I reckon this is the xpac that gets WoW back on its feet


I reckon not, just IMHO, but not enough change here for me to come back :(
Eorl
Posted 02:08pm 20/3/12
Hmmm, must of been a miss-quote then. Anyways, friends and I are looking at trying out this latest expansion, but we shall see. I think the boat has finally sailed for many old players to come back, we either have other MMO's to play, or just aren't interested in the direction it's going. Also kinda waiting for GW2.
thecritic
Posted 03:40pm 20/3/12
Yea well, blizzard are losing a ton of players atm due to new MMO's and boredom in WoW, Its so boring I must admit getting free epics and doing AB and WSG since Vanilla is not fun TURN THE GAME UPSIDE DOWN FFS
Commenting has been locked for this item.
25 Comments
Show