Oct 28th 2011 11:37AM For your second question about finding out the birthday of your new server blades - have you looked up the auction for the old ones from your server? They have the dates of service engraved on them so they show the date they were retired. I would assume this date would also be the "birth day" of the new server blades for your server. I don't know if this information is included in the auction details but it would at least be worth a look to see if it is.
Jul 11th 2011 10:24AM I got all the achievements done which meant that I completed What a Long Strange Trips its been. The mount reward from that then gave me my 310 flying (I was being cheap and refused to buy it knowing that I'd get it with the achievement soon enough anyway) AND my 100th mount so I got my Mountain o' Mounts achieve. All up, a very happy fire festival for me.
Mar 12th 2011 9:54PM I deliberately leveled from 80 to half way through 84 purely using archaeology on my main. I had planned to level all the way to 85 using archaeology but eventually got to the point of being over archaeology and wanting to hit 85 so ended up questing for that last half a level. I simply did archaeolgy in classic zones until I hit skill level 450 at which point cataclysm dig sites started being included, from then on I worked on Outlands/Northerend dig sites. Yes it took me about 3-4 weeks of archaeology to reach 1/2 way through 84 but I chose to do this as I wanted to be max level, and therefore getting max gold per quest hand in, while I worked on Cataclysm loremaster.
Nov 19th 2010 2:33AM On of my guild-mates had this problem. If you open up a ticket with a gm they will credit you with the discovery. My guild-mate opened a ticket and the next time they logged on (ticket wasn't answered while they were online) they suddenly ticked off the "explore Mulgore" achievement and the explorer meta-achievement.