I was strolling through Stormwind and came across these boys and heard this Pandaren reference:
It got me to thinking. I wasn't a big warcraft fan so I don't really have the history of Pandarens. So I decided to do some research. (It's what I do.)
Apparently they started as something a Blizzard Artist thought was cool. Then it was used as a joke in warcraft 3. Then a Pandaren Brewmaster was actually added to Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne.
Fast forward to WoW. In 2005 Sony set up a command in Everquest II for players to order pizza from Pizza Hut from within the game (conveniently it was "/pizza"). It has since gone away, but it didn't mean Blizzard couldn't spoof it for April Fool's day with /panda. (As far as I know there was no actual relationship with Panda Express, an actual Chinese Food restaurant chain.)
Check out the spoof because it's pretty funny. When I did I saw this picture:
Doh! Seriously - I had never before seen this picture when I did my 2006 April Fools:
My April Fool's Picture Copied Here:
I'm not feeling so creative now, eh?