Nov 19th 2008 8:06PM You think it's bad with US coasts competing against each other for realm firsts? Australians couldn't pick up their copies, if I remember correctly, until 8 hours after Wrath had been released on the US/Oceanic servers.
Americans had at least an 8-hour headstart over Oceanic players (even more for players in Western Australia, whose laws prevent midnight trading and therefore had to wait even longer to get their copies). I personally don't have an issue with it, as I'm not interested in competing for the realm first achievements, but the QQ I've seen over the 1-3 hour difference between US coasts is a bit silly.
(Not saying that you're QQing, because I see it doesn't really bother you either, but I wanted to raise the point.)
Nov 4th 2008 7:30PM I think I remember reading somewhere that recipe drops from certain mobs (say, major spell power to weapon from the Ethereals in BEM) won't be as common in Wrath, so this question might not be relevant, but will phasing affect this at all? Are there any zones involving phasing where one type of mob that you may want to farm at a later date won't be available once you've moved past a certain phase?