These days, all the Dungeon Finder, Raid Finder, and Battlegrounds stuff is done region-wide to shorten queues. For the most part it worked, I believe. You can get paired with people of the same name, but obviously it is very, very rare. I have never seen it happen, although I've seen two people with the same concept but different spellings, two distinct executions of the same joke. Fun times.
Lorewise, why does the horde use an alliance gunship in DS raid?
Last I know they where at each other necks, why does the alliance let the horde use their flying bathtub?
After Thrall takes his first shot at Deathwing with the Demon Soul, Deathwing gets a little mad and crashes into one of the closest objects to him, which happens to be the Horde gunship floating above Wyrmrest. Gordal had a great list in the comments of all of the Horde and Alliance gunships we've seen so far:
Alliance - The Skybreaker
Horde - Orgrim's Hammer
Alliance - Llane's Oath
Horde - Storm's Fury (destroyed)
Silly question, but I can't seem to find the answer anywhere: Is there a portal or an NPC to go back from Darkmoon Island? Or do you have to hearth?
Alliance - The Skyfire
Horde - Unnamed (destroyed by Deathwing, wreckage present in End Time)
Go to the boardwalk area. Right in the middle of the boardwalk, down on the pier, are two portals, one to Elwynn Forest and one to Mulgore. You're home free.
Any chance Blizz will ever add extra stuff for the ethereal companion?
Most likely not. Once Blizzard ships those pets and such, it's usually a done deal. However, you never know what might appear on that little vendor. The Ethereal companion is one of the coolest companion pets out there -- it's a shame there isn't a more accessible way to get something like him.
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