World of Warcraft: Cataclysm to add 4 races?

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm to add 4 races?

I noticed an interesting blurb about 2 unannounced races being released in Blizzard’s upcoming World of Warcraft expansion: Cataclysm.

The rumor states that the 2 new races will be the Ogres, and the Pandaren.
As an attendee of Blizzcon ’09, when Cataclysm was announced, I only heard the announcement related to the Goblins and Worgen. I’ve not kept up on all of the hype surrounding this expansion as a more hardcore WoW player might, but I am in the news business and think I would have heard more about this if it were realistic.

Ok, so Ogres would be an interesting race for the Horde (or at least I assume that is the faction they’d be assigned to – based on having been Orcs in WC lore), but Pandarens?
First off, as a Horde player, I’m not happy that the Alliance would get Pandarens. I’d be unhappy for a while and probably moan about it in trade chat for a while, but ultimately I’d give in and make an Alliance character for the first time (ugh!) because Pandarens are just that cool.
Next, according to this note on WoWWiki, Pandarens were part of an April Fool’s Joke put out by Blizzard in the past. Could this rumor that another site put up be true or just part of an elaborate plan by some marketing person in Irvine to continue to build hype for the behemoth expansion?
I truly believe adding Pandarens would be HUGE for Cataclysm, and should Blizz be thinking along these lines,  WoW may just enjoy an even bigger boost to their expansion numbers then previously expected.
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