World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria brings a whole new continent for players to explore, as well as a host of changes to the king of online role playing games.
After the events of Cataclysm, the continent of Panderia is discovered, having previously been hidden by magic. You'll begin in Panderia on 'The Wandering Isle', which is actually a giant roaming turtle! You can choose to play as the titular Pandaran race, as a Hunter, Monk, Mage, Priest, Rogue, Shaman or Warrior.
While general gameplay in World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria remains the same, there's a new challenge mode, and the maximum level you can attain has been raised from 85 to 90. The expansion starts like almost every MMORPG, with a fairly lengthy training sequence. While you are introduced to the game in this sequence, it's a shame that Blizzard have not innovated much here, as these tutorial missions are devoid of excitement or emotion, and don't really work as a way of drawing you into the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria.
Graphically, there's an incremental improvement, with the cartoon world looking a little better than before. However, even on a powerful PC, you are likely too see glitches here and there.
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria is essential for long time players, and the new continent freshens up the game. But with Guild Wars 2 making MMORPGs more accessible and cutting out the traditional grind, we'd expect to see Blizzard work harder to keep it's crown as the number one online RPG.