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Ask a Beta Tester: Baron Rivendare, heirloom items, and more

Alex Ziebart

Remember a little while ago on Ask a Beta Tester, someone asked if Jaina Proudmoore has any role in Wrath? And I said no, she has no new story involvement? Well, a recent beta patch made a fool out of me. She has a role, it's epic, and no she doesn't make out with Arthas you horrible, horrible people.

And with that out of the way, let's get on with the questions. Shadgalaul asked...

What about the whole dual-spec situation? Was this implemented, or did it just fade out and get scrapped?

This hasn't been implemented yet, and nobody is sure whether it's on hold or been scrapped. It seems like instead of giving dual specs, they're trying to make one spec be able to hold its own. For example, tanks are getting higher DPS so they can go off and do their quests without wanting to hang themselves. It's not a perfect solution and there are still a few balance issues, but I bet that if they shelved the dual spec thing, this is what they tried instead.

We may still see dual specs in the future, but we haven't so far.


How are the rewards for getting achievements received? Through the mail? Do you get them from certain NPC's? Does it become a quest you turn in?

Titles are automatically rewarded and added to your dropdown list, though you may sometimes need to relog to make it 'kick in.' Items are received via in-game mail.

Hinalover asked...

I thought I heard that they were taking out the Baron run of Stratholme. I was running that with a Pally Buddy a month ago and he heard of that and was trying to get the mount with no success.

The Baron run isn't going anywhere. The mount is still on its awful, awful droprate, but it's still there. Baron Rivendare is in both Stratholme and Naxxramas in Wrath. You don't need to worry about some replacement guy not dropping the mount.

doug asked...

Question about bind-to-account items: I understand you could probably mail them to characters on the same server, but how would you transfer a bind-to-account item from server to server?

Heirloom items are server-locked just like pretty much everything else in the game. I guess you could put it on a random alt, pay for a server transfer for that character, and take them all with you that way. I'm sure this is an issue for some people, but it's probably a pretty small number. Most people (most, not all) stick to one server for their playtime.

CallMeIrd asked...

Maybe this has already been asked, and if so I missed it. Sorry! I want to level my DK in Inscription and Blacksmithing. Do I need to start running around collecting Peacebloom and copper, or do the knights get a profession boost?

Get thee to a copper vein. Alternatively, a field of daisies. Your tradeskills start at 0 as a Death Knight except for things like First Aid, which start at the appropriate level for your... well, level.

Loudfiero asked...

Is VANISH fixed yet?

Do pigs fly yet?

Mr. Chibbles asked...

What is the state of Gorillas in Wrath? it seems like the new talent system for pets and their Thunderstomp ability would make them great tanks. I have been really curious to see how they work out!

You're in luck! BigRedKitty posted a video just for you this morning.

Robsato said...

Is there any news on the new dances that were announced in the teaser movie?

Nothing yet.

Beldoro asked, in reference to Wrath's Championing system...

Reading the tabard tooltip, I get the impression that rep gained will only go to the tabard faction - ie you don't get any rep for the faction the dungeon should give rep to. Is this correct?

This is, so far, correct. The original description of Championing said you would earn half and half, but that's not the case right now. I almost like this way better, because it means I can focus specifically on the rep that I want while helping people do other dungeons. I can go all the way on it, not get half the reward for my effort.

The Wrath of the Lich King beta is in full swing, and the WoW Insider crew is here to sate your curiosity with Ask a Beta Tester! Leave your beta questions in the comments and we'll do our best to answer 'em! And if you can't get enough Wrath, don't forget to check WoW Insider's Wrath Roundup page for anything we haven't answered here!

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