Flavours of WoW

I wrote this post a long time ago but figured that it might be a good shared topic for Blog Azeroth.

It would not be uncommon to hear about the initial release of World of Warcraft as Vanilla or Classic. In terms of ice cream, Vanilla was once considered the most popular flavour of it’s time. So if Vanilla represents Classic WoW, what flavours could represent the following expansions?

The Burning Crusade boxIn Burning Crusade we were introduced to the Blood Elves and the Draenei as the new playable races. Not to mention the addition of Outland. The colour I associate with the first expansion would have to be green – they are the colour of Illidan’s blades, the Dark Portal, Blood Elf eyes and even the colour of the Box set.

Pistachio Gelato ~ one of my favourite flavours

Wrath boxWith Wrath of the Lich King, we worked our way through the icy continent of Northrend; as Arthas Menethil, had emerged from Icecrown Citadel to claim the world as his own. Arthas had set in motion events that would lead to the extinction of all life on Azeroth. As the undead legions of the Scourge threatened to sweep across the land, we struck at the heart of the frozen abyss, ending the Lich King’s reign of terror for all time…

Blueberry Slurpee ~ makes me cold just thinking about it.

Cataclysm boxCataclysm displayed Deathwing’s fiery re-emergence from Deepholm, the elemental plane of earth. As the breaker of worlds, Deathwing burst forth from the heart of the Maelstorm and unleashed his rage upon the land and sea. With Azeroth changed forever, I can’t help thinking of Hazelnut gelato as the flavour of choice.

What can I say, I like the nutty ones :P

Mists boxNow with Mists of Pandaria as the next expansion, with all it’s Asian influences, I’d say Lychee is the flavour of choice since it’s a refreshing fruit – as well as being a fan of Easyway Bubble teas.

Lychee Soy Punch with Pearls? Yes please.

Then again, I also love black sesame like in tang yuan, otherwise known as Black sesame dumplings – the colour of some Pandaren like Chen so I’d be also tempted to suggest Sesame gelato as well.

Hey, it’s my topic so I’m entitled :)

ice cream

My only question is now – what flavours come to mind for you?

Mists of Pandaria Trailer

When this became one of the April Fool’s Jokes for 2011, I had added the trailer to the Guild News hoping to catch a few out. Never-the-less I though it was a very entertaining piece of video.

Forward through to October and we’re told that Pandarens will indeed be the new playable race in 5.0. Not only that but you’ll be able to play them as either Horde or Alliance. Now I admit this is one of the things that peeved me when Cata came out since I was quite excited to play a Worgen – at least out of the starting zone. However, having to play an Alliance race just doesn’t sit right with me.

So here’s what you’ll see when the time comes to make a choice: (unless they change the text before now and then)


The Horde
Choose to join the Horde and you will be blessed with companions uglier than you.

As a growing Pandaren you will be fighting alongside other races that also struggle passing though doorways.

If you like smack talk, raging in Barrens chat, and yelling catchy slogans you should become a member of the Horde.

Lok’tar Ogar!


The Alliance
Choose to join the Alliance and you will be blessed with many bake sales.

As a growing Pandaren you will be fighting alongside the shortest races in Azeroth.

If you like baking cupcakes and exchanging recipes along with long walks on the beach you should become a member of the Alliance.

We’ll Keep Trying!

The other big thing with the next x-pac is the pet battle system. Now I know you’re all thinking Pokemon battles since that’s what I hear from various sources. We’ll even look at hosting Pokemon Battles as a regular event with the elusive ‘Pokemon Master’ Medal to win.

Find out more about [url=http://us.battle.net/wow/en/game/mists-of-pandaria/ target=_blank]Mists of Pandaria[/url] from the Official website.

So who’s going to have a Pandaren come next x-pac?

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