NetEase, World of WarCraft's China operator, has just started pre-order sales for a limited edition WoW: Mists of Pandaria Mahjong set. The set looks like two of China's biggest names in gaming have combined and spit out a baby.

According to NetEase's homepage, there will only be 1000 of these special Mahjong sets available world-wide. No clue what that means for western players, but so far, the set's only appeared to be for China. Each set will cost 1288 RMB, or about $209.

The set is a fully playable Mahjong set, tiles, table mats, dividers, chips and all. Everything is decorated with WoW-esque decals, and a table mat that features in game maps. The whole set comes in a nifty wooden case.


So far, many online commenters have questioned the pricing of the set, saying it's too expensive. Other comments were more about its availability; they were concerned that if the set was truly a limited edition for the whole world, there would be too few to go around. One Chinese gamer asked if "foreigners play mahjong at all."

Western players can attempt to pre-order this set at NetEase's official WoW Site.


[魔兽世界熊猫人之谜全球限量麻将预约火热开启] [NetEase]

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