The lights are on
An upcoming patch for the game allows players to play as any race, regardless of which version or expansion packs you have.
Patch 5.0.4, among other things, lets you even play as the upcoming Pandaren when it is released on August 28. This is irrespective of whether you buy Mists of Pandaria when it comes out on September 25. Reading Blizzard's own blog entry on the matter, needless to say, it sounds like Pandaren won't be playable until the expansion hits.
Here are some more notes about the patch from Blizzard.
Also, be sure to check out Mists of Pandaria's epic opening cinematic.
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Throw down that $10 sale again and I might come back. Just maybe.
guess that is all what is left to do when the number of subscribers keep going and going and going. R.I.P. blizzard u will be missed.
I may try to play this.
Ok, I'm going back just to try the Pandarians since I didn't get an invitation to the beta.
An interesting move by Blizzard, but it won't last.
Quick question: If you can now play as the expansion classes and races, where will your starting zone be since the expansions themselves don't come free?
That is cool but i'm waitn\ing for the big one. FREE....TO....PLAY! Blizzard makes Billions of dollars every month, annouced their next mmo and their still having people pay to play.