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The Queue: Immaarbor

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I think it's time for some Immatree.

Quilzax asked:

In Rift I can ride a mount right away at level 1. Why not in WoW?

Honestly, I wouldn't be very surprised to see Blizzard give mounts to level 1 players some day. They might just make all toons have the basic riding skill and give everyone free basic mounts, or they might create a new lower-level riding skill. Every other game on the planet seems to want people to be able to mount up right away (no doubt so you can have "kewl" mounts without working for them, like you did in that "old" game WoW).

I honestly don't like it. Maybe I'm just an old fart, but back in the day, you used to have to work to get a mount. And damnit, I like that.

Fallemwarrior asked:

I know its a longshot but seeing zg and za come back, it might be possible to see a new troll raid?

Blizzard has dropped some hints lately that there is more to come. I wouldn't rule it out for the future. Zarhym said recently:

Zarhym
There's a lot of new content in Cataclysm. There's also a plethora of updated content to advance the story.

Likewise, there's plenty of new content still to come in this expansion. But, we're also going to keep moving existing themes forward when the story calls for it. There were specific reasons for originally entering Zul'Gurub and Zul'Aman, but those reasons by no means wrap up the story of the ancient troll empire. These city ruins still serve a major purpose in troll lore, beyond just providing new locations to gain loot.

We're moving the story of the troll nations forward, and hope you recognize and enjoy that. Hakkar and Zul'jin are gone now. Even so, that doesn't make Zul'Gurub and Zul'Aman irrelevant as key locations of Azeroth.

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We'll have more information to share on the return of Zul'Aman and Zul'Gurub soon. But for now I'll say this: there is a center of troll civilization yet to be seen in World of Warcraft. There was once an ancient empire of troll tribes united. Zul'Aman and Zul'Gurub becoming key points of interest in Cataclysm plays into this. Perhaps something has happened to once again call for the unity of the disaffected tribes. Perhaps a certain tribe with allegiances elsewhere sees this as a very bad thing. ;)


Panteleone asked:

I'm just wondering if this isn't a little soon to be pushing out a new raid tier. Have all that many guilds cleared the current tier? I consider my raiding guild to be about average and we're roughly halfway through the current content.

It's a good thing to wonder, but fear not, the PTR is just that -- a test realm. This patch won't make it to the live realms for a few months.

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