No treasure chests in Mists, Adam? Psh, you have no idea. There's a huge treasure chest in the Tavern of the Mists. Of course, it's locked, but I'm sure I'll be able to open it at some point. I have no idea what's in it. And that guy standing next to it in the screenshot above? Yeah, he's got no idea what's in it, either.
Since we can't really answer that question, we might as well move on to your WoW questions instead.
Are all critters being turned into battle pets? in the 15 minutes i was trying out the pet battles i noticed next to no regualar critters, and you couldnt kill critters without going into a pet battle. On that note, how will this effect achievments like all the critters ive loved before, pest control, or that one where you gotta kill 15 highland turkeys. are they going to be removed or just changed?
Nope! There are just as many regular critters out there in the world as before. The critters you find for pet battles have been added in addition to the critters that are already around. So no worries about nabbing the To All The Squirrels achievement -- they've actually added another step to it in Mists called To All the Squirrels I Once Caressed? that only has a few critters on the criteria at the moment but will likely have more added before Mists goes live. So no worries, there will still be plenty of critters to /love.
I don't know if this has been addressed or if it's even an issue, but now that hunters no longer have minimum range, and no longer have need of a melee weapon, what are we going to look like running around? Will we always be holding our bows or guns by default? Will we have cool glows for our ranged weapons? Or will we just look unarmed?
You'll have your ranged weapon slung on your back. It actually looks pretty cool.
Regarding WC3. Did Tyrande really jsut march in to a ngiht elven prison and cold heartedly kill her own kind in great numbers for nothing, jsut to free Illidan, no questions asked? I mean, wtf? Shouldn't she be face like court or something?
No, because she's the leader of the night elves. When your leader tells you to do something and you don't do it, well, you should probably expect to pay the consequences. However, this did very little to endear her to Maiev Shadowsong at all.
if you are unable to sell wild pets on the auction house, what is the use of caging a pet then? to me it sounds like that feature should now be removed.
I suspect that perhaps full thought was not given to the idea of caging and trading pets. I also suspect that perhaps it was meant to trade pets for other pets, not necessarily trading pets for a profit. Sort of like when you've got a trading card collection and you talk to your friend and trade one of their cool cards for two cards that you have doubles for, you know? I could be wrong, mind you, especially given the original idea we were presented with. That idea involved catching a pet, leveling it, and then selling it to people that wanted a high-level pet for battling.
See, here's the bit that people forget about the pet battle feature. It's not a profession. It's not a crafting skill or a gathering skill that is meant to make you money or otherwise give further advantages to your character. It's not meant to make you better at raiding or make you a lot of gold. It's just there because it's fun to play.
It will net you achievements, and it will net you titles. However, achievement points and titles have no effect whatsoever on how your character plays. With professions, you can make armor or potions or gems to help your character out and make them stronger, or you can sell materials to make your character some gold. They are professions because they really give your character something. Pet battles aren't that at all. It's a minigame that has no real point beyond being incredibly fun.
@sergel92 from Twitter asked:
Probably a silly question, but with the Dragon Aspects no longer immortal, how would their dragonkin be affected?
It's not really a matter of immortality -- the Aspects were always mortal, to a degree. They were able to be killed. What happened to them after Dragon Soul is that their powers were apparently spent, so they can no longer do the special things they used to do. Or something along those lines. To be perfectly honest, they weren't really clear about what happened to the Aspects and how exactly they have been affected. Regardless, the dragonkin will continue being dragonkin, doing their dragonkin thing, I suspect.
@Adamdm_ from Twitter asked:
Has Blizzard done anything to make Hellfire Peninsula better for leveling? Alternatively, how soon can Zangarmarsh be started?
You can start Zangarmarsh at level 60, I believe -- or you can wait until level 61. Honestly, I'd say if you're tired of Hellfire Peninsula, go through old world Azeroth and keep doing quests until you hit level 60, then hop through the Dark Portal. Sure, you can go through the Dark Portal at level 58, but you don't have to. And the quests in revamped Azeroth zones are by and large far more interesting than running through Hellfire for the millionth time. Alternatively, hit up the dungeon finder and do a few 5-mans, making sure you complete the quests for the dungeons while you're at it.
Either option will take you past Hellfire pretty quickly. It doesn't take as long to get through Outland as it used to. Since it's old content, it's been nerfed so you head through it faster than in the days of The Burning Crusade. Way, way faster.
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