Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Mathew McCurley will be your host today.
This Friday at 1 p.m. Eastern, 10 a.m. Pacific, we'll be doing a live episode of The WoW Insider Show! Yours truly will be joined by Matthew Rossi and Anne Stickney to bring in Cataclysm with style, pizazz and fun. We'll take Cataclysm questions, lore discussions, gameplay stuff, zone previews ... and even some special surprises may be in store. Don't miss us jabbering on about Cataclysm this Friday! There will be a more detailed post up soon, but I just wanted to let all the fans know early, since I love you so much.
No, really, I do.
What's the deal with the lack of anniversary pet and any cool item at all from the world event of Cataclysm, like a tabard or ghost pet that follows us around saying, "I WAS THERE MAN. YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW".
This year isn't so much a milestone as the fifth year anniversary, so I guess Blizzard just didn't feel like putting something in -- kind of like how we got the 2009 Brewfest stein again for 2010. As for cool item from the Cataclysm pre-events, I guess you could count the Echo Isles and Gnomeregan items that turn you into a troll or a gnome, respectively.
It seems as though the Alliance has lost a lot of ground to the undead. Have they made any comparable gains anywhere else?
It seems like the Alliance has lost more ground to their enemies because they did. The original World of Warcraft had a heavy emphasis on Alliance zones, with little to no Horde presence. Cataclysm attempted to shift the balance back to a 50/50 split, and in doing so, a lot of what the Alliance considered "safe" territory was thrown into conflict.
However, the biggest loss to the Horde this expansion has been, as people noted, the Southern Barrens. This area was ripe for new possibilities and changes, and it turned out to be one of the best revamped zones after The Shattering because of the conflict created. It is definitely well done.
Does anyone know if Deathwing is burning zones yet?
He certainly is.
Hal also asked:
It seems the city tabards don't count towards the 25-tabard achievement. Is this a bug or intentional?
Don't forget, the achievement actually states that you have to equip 25 tabards, so don't forget to try each one on and watch that achievement counter fly. Also, if you used the previous Argent Tournament versions of the tabards towards the achievement, they will not work, as they are the same items.
A while back, a question was posed about whether the community at large would be able to obtain the "Aka'Magosh" shirts from BlizzCon. After seeing the red one, I have decided: DO WANT. BAD.
Sooo...will they be available?
Aka'magosh shirts are in the works, actually. We should have an update soon!
Is it just me, or do the Goblin Trikes come off as unfinished? I just got mine, and I've noticed they don't make much sound except for when you summon them or they drop a distance. The jump of the trike is also rather inanimate. Otherwise, they are rather fun to zoom around in, just a little disappointing when they run so quiet.
You aren't the only one. For some reason, the trikes have no real jump animation like the Mechano-hog and feel very static. I have no idea why. But yes, the sentiment is not just your own -- they feel a little unfinished.
What happened to Mannoroth's armor? Is it still on display somewhere?
It sure is.
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