According to MMO-Champion, Blizzard trademarked "Mists of Pandaria" last week under computer game software. Our friends over at Wowhead found the official filing if you'd like to take a look at it. Wowhead also pointed out that a Pandaria domain was purchased last week.
So what is Mists of Pandaria? One idea that springs to mind might be a new novel, but that doesn't fit since it was filed under game software. With a book out of the running, it's possible that it's the title of the next expansion. After all, BlizzCon is only a couple months away. As Wowhead pointed out, Cataclysm was filed for trademark on June 26, 2009 and its domain was bought subsequently. The Cataclysm expansion was then announced at BlizzCon 2009 on August 21, 2009.
What do you think? Is Mists of Pandaria the next WoW expansion or a false alarm? If it is an expansion, will the pandaren be a playable race? Share your thoughts in the comments below or in our WoW general forum.