In a move that has baffled everyone, Blizzard has trademarked the name “Mists of Pandaria”. The name references the Pandaren, a race in the Warcraft universe that were originally created by Sam “Samwise” Didier, Blizzard Entertainment’s art director, as an April Fool’s joke. For whatever reason, however, the players loved the little guys – and in response Blizzard stuck them in Warcraft III’s expansion, The Frozen Throne.
While it is impossible to know what the name was trademarked for, Boubouille of MMO-Champion seems pretty confident that this is the next World of Warcraft expansion. Personally, I’m not so sure, and I wouldn’t completely rule out a mobile game or something along those lines just yet.
That and, uh, it seems like a strange direction to go after, you know, Deathwing.
Either way, Blizzcon is fast approaching, and if this really is the next WoW expansion, you can bet your 85 shaman that something will be revealed there.