So you did it. And now the results are in. About 50% dislike your youtube video. Imagine that! You make an expansion for your game and 50% of the people who watch the intro movie at youtube vote 'dislike' !
Compare that to the Cataclysm trailer, that really wasn't brilliant, either. Only 7% disliked it! Compare it with the WotLK trailer, which was really, really good, by the way. 1.6% of the voters disliked it!
Then you have the more serious bloggosphere, like Biobreak.
Almost 60% of the readers vote "Jumped the Shark!". 26% vote "wait and see" and less than 15% actually like the idea!
Look, I have quite a lot of blogs on my blogroll. Not a single one of these bloggers actually likes the idea! Some say that their daugther is thrilled, some say that their wife likes it. Some even go so far to argue that WoW was never a serious game to begin with. But not a single one actually likes the idea him/herself! Even those who otherwise think that this expansion is going to fix the game and totally plan to buy it, think that Pandas are 'meh'.
I have an idea! You just scrap those Pandas. Tell us it was a mistake, a joke - anything. I'm going to believe you - promised. I'm going to make a post that this kind of stuff happens - some junior designer probably misunderstood something and ... you know how those things are!
"You didn't really think that we were going to add Pandas to World of Warcraft, did you?? Damn, Blizzcon was fun for the team!!"
Keep the landscape, keep the monk. But please, remove those laughing stocks!