While I was farting around with my vanity pets, I came to a stunning realization regarding the truth about Blizzard’s upcoming Mists of Pandaria expansion.
SPOILER ALERT! PLEASE DON’T READ PAST THIS POINT IF YOU WANT TO BE SURPRISED WHEN BLIZZ MAKES THIS VERY SAME ANNOUNCEMENT AT BLIZZCON!
There are many vanity pets in the game that are “Lil” versions of existing characters/races. You’ve got Lil’ K.T. & Lil’ X.T., pups, hatchlings, whelplings, etc… The only time something isn’t specifically mentioned as being a little version is if that’s the regular size of the creature. This would include your rabbits and frogs, your rats, moths, and penguins. And perhaps… your Pandaren Monks? The name of the pet is not Lil’ Pandaren Monk or Baby Pandaren Monkling. The label on the pet implies that this is the normal size for a Pandaren Monk.
Therefore we can assume that the Pandaren are a race of very tiny panda looking creatures and in the upcoming Mists of Pandaria expansion we will be shrinking down to their size (likely through the use of Gnomish/Goblin technology) and entering their world. Perhaps these Pandaren have been all around us the entire time! The mists are finally being lifted from in front of our eyes!