There are many kinds of monks -- religious men and women who inhabit monasteries and devote themselves, for example -- but World of Warcraft Monks are a different story: chi-wielding unarmed combat specialists who can heal wounds, strike like lightning, and dazzle an enemy with seeming intoxication.
Pandaren as a whole are a little difficult to roleplay.
Back in Mists of Pandaria, I wanted to roll a Pandaren.
Last week, we discussed the basics of the Alliance faction -- which races are available to play, and the kind of plot points you can expect to see with each race.
We've had several columns now where we've talked about developing and creating a character -- the basics of story creation, setting up character profiles, and even some of the basics of beginner roleplay.
It comes up time and again, when talking about the races of Azeroth, there are those races that were created as seed races by the Titans -- the Earthen, the Vrykul, the Giants, perhaps the Tol'vir and Mogu as well -- and then there are those races that appear to have either predated the arrival of the Titans or have arisen after them.
Many races have at one time or another created vast empires on Azeroth.
The pandaren race was introduced in Mists of Pandaria -- so what exactly do we know about their age and lifespan? Not much at all, really, which leaves the process of making a pandaren character a pretty big open book as far as determining the correct age is concerned. Then, too, is the history of the pandaren race, which has also been left much like a few other Azerothian races with a few key, defined events, and then a lot of nothing in between.