As a World of Warcraft player for many years, Mists of Pandaria absolutely wins in terms of value. It is a welcome expansion for a game that really felt like a downward slide after Cataclysm. Mists is a solid expansion with plenty to do. It is not anything crazy new and innovative but it is an enjoyable update to the king of all MMOs. I believe the true value comes in the form of the pet system and instance designs. They are really quite fun and Blizzard continues to add to their world by pushing new systems and fine- tuining older ones with new ideas. Although I liked Lich King the best of all the expansions, Mists of Pandaria definitely delivers. With recent sales on the old expansions, WoW is still King of the subscription MMO, and you get quite a lot for your money.
Mists of Pandaria continues the long tradition of Warcraft in a great way for veteran players. I don’t know that too many new players will be joining WoW in this expansion, but it does favor the fan base. We will see how Blizzard handles patches and updates in the coming months and into 2013. My hope is that in 2014 Blizzard will truly deliver a knock out punch for the game’s ten year anniversary. If they are also launching Titan around that time it will be a very interesting year indeed.