Hello ladies and gents. It's me, Mathew, your lovable addon and user interface columnist, filling in for The Queue! I've totally never done this before, so be gentle, please. Overlord Adam Holisky asked me to write this bad boy up while I was editing a Cataclysm video for you, so blame him when that takes a little big longer to do. Also, everything Adam Holisky says is a lie.
Any idea if there are plans to fix the 2009 Green Brewfest Stein so it at least reads 2010?
Doesn't seem likely. Nephadne on the WoW Europe forums stated that there is no new Brewfest Stein for this year, and apparently there wasn't a plan for it. Personally, I am very sad, but my bank bags are very happy that they don't have to accommodate another souvenir.
What do you think the chances are that Blizzard might drop the cost of 280% flying, considering that 310% is the new big gold sink?
I don't think that this is going to happen any time soon. Blizzard has already reduced other flight speed bumps like Cold Weather Flying's cost and obtainable level, and flying speed in general was radically ramped up to 150 percent from its old 60 percent speed increase. I remember back in the day when epic flight was a monumental difference from regular flying; these days, not so much. I would imagine the ability to fly epically will remain one of those high-cost privileges, but seeing how much gold is being gained these days, the cost doesn't seem too high.
Does Coren Direbrew still drop the Remote and/or mounts? Or are these only obtainable in the once-a-day Keg-Shaped Treasure Chest through the LFD tool? In other words, would you be able to sit there and farm him all day for a chance at the remote/mounts?
Check out our Brewfest Guide for more information, but Coren Direbrew only drops the ilevel 200 trinkets on his corpse. The rest of the items are in the once-a-day bag.
Does anyone know what will happen with the Deeprun Tram after Cataclysm hits? Will it be destoyed or get some problems? Could we ever see it from the outside (Vashj'ir)?
The Deeprun Tram is certainly still alive and operational after the cataclysm. You have to hand it to the gnomes -- they know how to build tunnels and machines that stand the test of molten death. Now you can continue to engage in seedy acts under seldom watchful eyes, the gentle rumble of the trams passing in the night ...
While Vashj'ir is sort of, technically, maybe, kind of near where the Deeprun Tram passes, I don't think you'll be seeing it anywhere from the outside looking in. Vashj'ir is off the coast of the Eastern Kingdoms, whereas the Deeprun Tram runs between Stormwind and Ironforge under a bay-like portion of the Great Sea.
What will be happening to Ashkandi, Greatsword of the Brotherhood, in Cataclysm?
Since Blackwing Lair is staying in as a raid, as evidenced by the achievement for doing a guild run of the place, I'd say Ashkandi will still be resting on the fresh corpse of the original Nefarian.
I know that people have asked a thousand times now, "When will Cataclysm be released?" and that isn't exactly my question. What I am wondering about is when will they announce a release date? Current speculation and rumor is pointing to an early November release; if that is the case, then shouldn't Blizzard be announcing it soon?
Let's look at the facts we have so far about Cataclysm's release. First, pre-orders for the Collector's Edition have already been officially announced and implemented. Second, we know they wouldn't release the expansion right before or during BlizzCon, since a lot of the Blizzard live team is going to be at the convention and you know there are unforeseeable problems on expansion launch day. Third, Wrath of the Lich King launched in November, and the release date was not known until Sept. 15, 2008, or so. So we could get a release date any day now. I still think it is safe to assume November, though.
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