World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria | Zone Preview: The Jade Forest
Home of Yu'Lon the Jade Serpent, one of the August Celestials that watches over Pandaria, this is the first zone level 85 players will enter. The Horde and Alliance start off on different areas, à la Borean Tundra and Howling Fjord, making sure quests aren't too mobbed when there's heavy foot traffic in the zone. Adventurers from both factions have to deal with being marooned on this "undiscovered" continent; the Alliance expedition is shipwrecked, whereas the Horde has crashed their zeppelin. Chris Metzen pointed out that you don't land with an unending supply of troops; your faction has a pretty small group, basically a single platoon, that you get to know over the course of the adventure.