Leader of Huojin Pandaren
|Affiliation||Horde, Huojin Pandaren|
|Occupation||Horde representative of Pandaren|
|Location||Wandering Isle; Orgrimmar|
|Mentor(s)||Master Shang Xi|
Ji Firepaw, a follower of the more direct Huojin philosophy, is adamant that inaction is the greatest injustice. He holds that it’s honorable to defend home and family no matter the cost. Outgoing, passionate, and not one for deep thought, he is always the first into the fray. Ji finds himself attracted to the scrappy practicality that defines the Horde. Although it will cost him dearly, he will decide to carry the Horde banner when he leaves the Wandering Isle.
After the Wandering Isle, Ji can be found as a monk trainer outside the Ring of Valor in Orgrimmar's Valley of Honor. The Orgrimmar Grunts, when asked where the monk trainer is, comment that Ji watches the fights in the arena, and occasionally participates himself.
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- I'm with you.
- The time to act is - always - now.
- The greatest virtue is the will to act.
- It's good to see you!
- The Huojin have a way of dealing with people like you.
- It involves fists.
During Mists of Pandaria beta a forum post on the Mists of Pandaria Beta Feedback forum sought to highlight what some saw as a form of sexism. Ji Firepaw greeted female characters saying "Hello, friend! You're some kind of gorgeous, aren't you? I bet you can't keep the men off of you! Join me! You and I are going to be good friends!" To men, he instead says "Hello, friend! You've got a strong look to you! I bet you're all the rage with the ladies! Join me! You and I are going to be good friends!" This form was followed by a very long discussion.
So this interaction was changed during beta. Ji now simply greets characters by saying, "You seem poised and ready. I can tell we are going to be good friends." Zarhym commented that "...Your feedback has been received. I don't think we need another 100+ pages of discussion about one line of quest text or this will end up being a very long beta."
A reference to the controversy was added a few patches later. When Ji and are both at Morning Breeze Village, he has this to say:
- The amount of time she spends practicing seems excessive... but you can't deny the results. her form is beautiful.
- Maybe you should talk to her.
- I don't know what to say to her. Should I tell her she's gorgeous, or would she find that creepy? Maybe I could tell her I admire her poise - but then she might think I don't have any personality!
Ji Firepaw responds to the /hug emote.
During the quests where Ji is provided as a companion, other players instead see the player being followed by a generic "Huojin Monk" with an altered model. This is presumably done to make the player feel special, as if it is only they who are followed by the Ji Firepaw while everyone else gets a random monk. This is also done for the Klaxxi Paragons in the Dread Wastes, where other players are accompanied by "Klaxxi Warriors".
- Patch 5.0.4 (2012-08-28): Added.