It was an awesome release. But I couldn't move for about 15 minutes because of so many people on my screen. I stayed up from 12 till about 11 they first day then played solid through the week. The new land is beautiful, and yes you can play as a panda if you so desire. It's nice but has brought so much more complexity to the game. I kinda wish they would had left it alone. Let me know if you guys ever want trials.