The Queue: Vanilla Coke edition

Alex Ziebart
A. Ziebart|02.27.09

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The Queue: Vanilla Coke edition
Welcome back to The Queue, WoW Insider's daily Q&A column where the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Alex Ziebart will be your host today.

Hey, everybody! How's your Friday afternoon so far? Mine is full of rain and Vanilla Coke. Mmm. Delicious Vanilla Coke. You know, I'm definitely a Mountain Dew man, and Voltage is my lifeblood, but some days you just want something else. I couldn't drink Vanilla Coke every day, but cracking one open now and then? Caffeinated heaven.* Now, if I can just find my dentures, I'll start answering your questions...

Hellscreamy asked...

A few days ago I read in one of the posts that Noblegarden would be getting new achievements, items and events. Is there any indication at the moment (PTR or otherwise) that this will count towards the 'What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been' achievement?

I just hopped onto the PTR to check this, and Noblegarden hasn't been added to What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been at all. That achievement still only requires To Honor One's Elders, For The Children, Brewmaster, Merrymaker, Hallowed Be Thy Name, The Flame Warden, and Fool For Love. No changes.

naota asked...

Has there been any information released as to whether Ulduar will be a 10, 25, or 40 man raid?

Like all raids in Wrath of the Lich King, it's going to come in 10 and 25 man flavors. 40 mans are dead, and as far as we know they are never coming back. When you have your dungeon difficulty set to Normal, the raid will be in its 10 man flavor, and will only let 10 people zone in. When you flip difficulty over to Heroic, it will be a 25 man raid.

Nick asked...

Are there any plans for more 5-mans?

We can hope that there are, but we don't know of any additional 5-mans they plan on implementing in Wrath of the Lich King. I know it's a lot to ask considering they only have so many developers, but I'd personally like to see a new 5-man added alongside every new raid like they did with Magisters' Terrace and Sunwell Plateau. Patch 2.4 was probably the most well-rounded patch they've done. A raid, a 5-man, and progressive solo content on a large scale. I give them huge props for that, but the downside to it is that it has set my expectations really, really high.

I'm a raider at heart, but I love all aspects of the game. Raiding, 5-mans, solo content, PvE, PvP, RP, the whole deal. I like seeing new, harder 5-man dungeons, but they rarely ever come around. I think that more new 5-mans would be a great idea, even if that meant one or two less dungeons at an expansion's release.

As far as we know, though, they have no plans to do this. If they ever add a new 5-man during Wrath, you can bet we'll be all over it. Until then, we have no indication that they'll be adding anymore until the next expansion.

Rowan asked...

Are the Argent Tournament racial mounts replacing the old racial mounts - or will there be racial (exalted rep) mounts and racial (Argent Tournament) mounts?

Nothing is replacing anything. They're new mounts added to the factions but acquired somewhat differently. Currently, the new mounts don't cost gold at all. You buy them from quartermasters on the Tournament grounds, one for each faction, using a currency you earn through questing called Champion's Seals. Currently, I don't think anybody on the PTR is capable of earning those tokens yet, so we don't know how quickly you acquire them. Mounts cost 100 tokens, though. The armor and weapons that the quartermasters offer cost anywhere from 10 to 25 tokens. The vanity pets cost 40 tokens, banners cost 15, tabards cost 50, and the Argent Hippogryph (a flying mount) costs 250 tokens.

When we have more information on how to acquire tokens, WoW Insider will be looking into it all more in-depth. Keep an eye out.

*I didn't get paid for saying this, but if someone wants to give me money for it, I won't say no. Wink wink, nudge nudge.
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