Welcome back to The Queue, WoW Insider's daily Q&A column where the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Alex Ziebart will be your host today.
Before we get started today, I just wanted to take a moment and mention that I'm working on a Special Edition (super special!) of The Queue focusing on Dual Specs. It won't interrupt our regular daily doses of The Queue, it'll come seperately. It might take me awhile to piece it together because people have asked a lot of Dual Spec questions, but it's coming! Slowly but surely.
What happened to the new instance that was supposed to be in Un'Goro crater, accessible only by through the Waygate in Sholazar Basin?
I've never heard of this instance that was supposed to be in Un'goro, so I'm going to guess that what happened to it is that it never, ever existed. If this was something you heard during the Wrath alpha or beta, it was probably just speculation based on the fact that some of the terrain in Un'goro had changed dramatically but nobody could get there yet to see what was going on.
At the time, guessing that an instance would be there was probably a pretty safe guess. Who would've thought that Blizzard would carve out a chunk of Un'goro and put a giant teleporter in to take you there just for one single quest? Seems like a lot of work for not a lot of payoff, doesn't it?
I logged in last night, and I had more FP's than I did before. The toon was leveled with RaF, to catch up with some RL friends on a new server so I missed a few zones and FP's. The toon is 65 and have the Shattered Sun Staging Area FP and I know I haven't been there yet on this server at all on any toon. Odd huh?
When you're a high enough level to go to the Isle of Quel'Danas, you get the flightpath automatically. You can't swim there, and before the event had been completed on servers, there was no portal, either. It would've been a bit hard to get there, don't you think? That flight path is completely automatic, so it's not odd at all!
Think they'll ever make slow mounts useful again by having them scale to riding skill, possibly with an optional fee?
Will there be any limited time achievements, pets, mounts, quests, etc. once 3.1 hits? Like things that are only attainable/doable within X amount of weeks of 3.1's release. I ask because I won't be playing WoW again until May and as such, I don't want to miss out. Thanks.
I somehow doubt that we'll see patch 3.1 before May. Whether we do or not, in April we have a holiday, Noblegarden. None of that stuff is require for What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been though, so you may not care about it at all. If we don't see patch 3.1 before May, the only fun Noblegarden stuff won't be seen at all until 2010.
If you're back by May 1st, you'll be around for the Children's Week stuff, so you don't need to worry about that, either. The Argent Tournament is going to be a permanent fixture, it's not a seasonal thing or a one-time-only thing. It'll be here to stay.
As far as I can tell, you only need to worry about Ulduar server firsts if patch 3.1 hits early, and I suspect you really don't care about those at all.