Mists of Pandaria opens to invading World of Warcraft players

The Horde and Alliance are at war again, and it finally spilled over to the panda lands very early this morning with the launch of Mists of Pandaria, the newest expansion for World of Warcraft. Many players have been playing non-stop since the servers clicked over to the new content at midnight PT.

Players could begin their journey with the new monk class, become part of the new Pandaren race, or start taking an existing character through the newly discovered isle of Pandaria, where the level cap has been raised to 90. Of course, even if you don't have the expansion, you can become a Panda now, or any other race from a previous expansion for that matter.

Personally, I've been pushing my hunter through the island, fighting off Horde at every turn early on, along with some of the islands nastier inhabitants, such as the monkey-like Hozen that tend to thrown bananas as well as spears. Expect a few diary entries on my travels through the new zones.

If you have kept yourself in the dark about the new big thing from the 800-pound gorilla MMO, then you may want to check out the opening cinematic.

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