Mists of Pandaria Box
Sean Gibson / Sep 22nd, 2012 2 Comments
If you don’t know them yet, be sure to find out World of WarCraft Mists of Pandaria’s Top 10 New Features and also check out the official In-Depth Look at the Monk Talent Tree.
Mists of Pandaria Box – Front Cover
Starting with the front cover of the Mists of Pandaria box, we see the Pandaren Monk in a fighting stance with his right paw stretch out. You can see his right eye only, firmly gazing you straight in the face. He’s holding a bamboo stick used as a weapon, all the while looking like the coolest guy in town dressed in his Pandaren Monk robes and hat. At the top the white font reveals “Expansion Pack” while underneath we see the new World of WarCraft Mists of Pandaria logo. One interesting item found on the front is on the bottom right corner, where we see a picture of Deathwing breathing fire with the words “Requires Cataclysm Expansion” over his picture to let gamers know that if they did not buy the most recent expansion, dating back to 2010, they’ll need to buy that one in order to play Mists of Pandaria. This requirement is expanded on in the bottom left corner where the box states “Requires the full version of World of Warcraft, Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm to play.”
Mists of Pandaria Box – Inside Front CoverOpening the front cover, there’s a gorgeous “2-page” piece of artwork showing an Orc on the left side trailing what appears to be a Blood elf standing in a serene orange landscape, on the precipice of entering into a valley that is distinctly Pandaren. Some of the less noticeable features if you look closely include some flying creatures in the very top left of the scene. Two of the creatures in the air look like sea serpents while another looks like what would be some sort of flying mount. Amid the beautiful landscape that is marked by two giant stone figure statues reads, “The Question Isn’t Why We Fight…” which begs us to open up the Inside Front Cover to the full three-page final cover scene.
Mists of Pandaria Box – Final 3-Page Front Cover
When we peel pack the cover completely we still see the same basic scene on the left side but the main words have changed to say, “… But What’s Worth Fighting For.” This makes the entire phrase which will become central to the story-arc of Mists of Pandaria to be:
The question isn’t why we fight, but what’s worth fighting for.
The right side of the box features four screenshots from the game. At the top there’s a caption that reads “Run dungeons in challenge mode and race against the clock to prove you are the mightiest hero in Azeroth.” The picture next to it shows a standard dungeon party attacking a BAM that has it’s sharp weapon extended out, facing the camera. The picture below that is the largest screenshot that shows a Pandaren fighting some sort of Night Elf that is in mid-drop-kick with a dragon head coming out of the foot heading toward the Pandaren who appears to be in some sort of defensive mode. The caption below the screenshot reads, “Devastate foes with the Monk’s Flying Serpent Kick.” which is one of the Monk’s payoff finishing moves. The bottom left screenshot reveals a band of Goblins surrounding a Draenei, who is mounted on a stallion. Finally, the bottom right screenshot shows off what appears to be some sort of new race of creature that you’ll have to deal with on the new continent with a caption that states, “For ten thousands years the ancient races of Pandaria have hidden in the mists. Will they now prove friends or foes?” with the fish-man holding a large sword out toward the camerashot (looks like a foe to us!).
Back of the Mists of Pandaria BoxThere’s plenty to see on the back of the box as well. At the top we see what appears to be a high level human monk with a caption that reads “Unlock the Mysteries of Pandaria” with some quick back-story stating that with the end of Deathwing’s destructive rampage over, you must unlock the mysteries of a lost continent. Below that the headline reads “Master the Path of the Monk” and explains that the 11th character class is the monk, which allows you to defeat enemies with devastating attacks, spiritual energies and unyielding strength. In the middle left side it states, “Battle to Level 90″ which explains that you can ascend all the way to to Level 90. There’s another headline that reads, “Unleash the Mighty Pandaren” and goes on to say that you can now play as World of WarCraft’s first neutral race and decide which faction, Horde or Alliance, to join. The last headline reads, “Discover a Lost Continent” and explains that you can explore the lost kingdoms of Pandaria and mount a defense against a newly awakened evil stirring in the continent’s dark corners.
The Mists of Pandaria box is wonderfully designed and full of information to get you excited to play the latest expansion pack to World of WarCraft. It’s another job well done for Blizzard Entertainment who always brings the goods when it comes to designing gorgeous packaging for their World of WarCraft expansion packs.
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