Welcome back to The Queue, WoW Insider's daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Mike Sacco will be your host today.
What, Mat thinks he can just post cat pictures in The Queue and not expect retribution? Everyone knows that the only cuter than cats is small cats, or "kittens," in the vernacular. And I have four small cats right now. You can see them above, possibly forming Voltron, or possibly playing Tetris with their bodies.
Simple question: Do the passenger flying mounts require that the passenger have the appropriate flying skill as well? I assume not, just curious.
Nope, just like someone without normal riding skill can hop on a Nether-Rocket or a Traveler's Tundra Mammoth.
Will personal achievements obtained before the release of Cataclysm count towards guild experience?
No, and neither will the personal achievements you get after the release of Cataclysm.
Any word on the rumors that we'll be able to use the old worgen faces when we create them? If not, have any more passive faces for the new models been implemented?
Additionally, I remember hearing about level 50 class quests with unique rewards. Have those been discovered, or was the idea scrapped?
If by "the old worgen faces" you mean the anime lion faces, then no, you won't be able to use them. Like it or not, worgen have received a ferocity pass, and it looks like it's here to stay. There are a few faces available that are slightly less rageful than the yellow-eyed face that's seen on nearly every worgen screenshot, though the face geometry remains the same.
The level 20 and level 50 quests for each class are indeed implemented. They send you into a dungeon (it looks like SFK and BRD, respectively) to complete a specific task, and you get a blue reward for it -- for your choice of spec. Pretty neat.
Any news yet on all the new quests that are being added to Deadwind Pass in Cataclysm?
I'm not aware of any changes to Deadwind Pass so far. At this point I don't anticipate any, given the small nature of the zone and the lack of real story there unrelated to Karazhan.
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