Pandas? I won’t deny that I was convinced that it was all a big joke for the tiniest of seconds. After years of brooding Death Knights, ravenous Worgen, and even the debut of the greedy but familiar Goblins as a playable class, Blizzard’s introduction of the furry, brew-chugging Pandaren as a real race seemed like too much at odds with their previous releases. But once I heard about the brand-new monk class and its accompanying abilities, I realized that Blizzard might be on to something here. And once I was able to get away from the excitement of the BlizzCon panels, I went to see what the Pandaren and the new Monk class were like for myself.