The basics of prepping for pandaren roleplay

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Sure, the expansion’s not quite out yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning for it as a roleplayer if you want to. The pandaren race features some really amazing, beautifully animated characters with an intriguing story ripe for roleplay purposes. While some roleplayers may already be happily roaming around the beta servers, others have only bits of information to work with. The process of coming up with a roleplaying character can take a little time, so if you’re wanting to create a pandaren when the expansion is released, why not start pondering possibilities now?

Though pandaren can be played by both Alliance and Horde, they cannot speak to each other once they’ve made that decision — a decision steeped in the storyline of the Wandering Isle. However, this does mean that you can play a pandaren character no matter which side of the faction fence you happen to be on. And with the kind of history and story the pandaren have behind them, it’d be well worth looking into if you’re looking for a different kind of character to roleplay with.

This is a primer of pandaren lore, and as such, it’ll contain a little spoiler content. However, because of the unique nature of playable pandaren characters, we won’t be divulging any major story events that take place in Pandaria. This information will mainly be starting zone info. If you’re looking to avoid all Mists spoilers, however, you may want to pass on what’s after the break.

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