I haven't heard of any new portals. And I kind of doubt it, since Cataclysm will be focused on the old world. You'll get a lot more use out of your Exodar portal, I bet.
Croe asked ...
"Is there any way to turn on the city chat (EG: Trade) when you are not in a city. Often, when I'm LFG, I'm stuck to the cities where I could be out doing quests, etc."
Nope. Blizzard has said a few times that they don't want trade chat to become a world-wide global channel, which is what'd happen if they enabled that. There's a lot of mixed feelings about this subject, but in general I think it's a good idea they only allow city chat channels to stay active in the cities.
Ianmis asked ...
"Any word if guild name changing will ever be allowed?"
None. However the functionality exists. I had to petition a GM a few years ago to get some trolls to change their guild name that looked functionally identical to ours (and they were pretending to be us too on the forums and in trade chat). It took all of six hours for their guild to have their name changed.
CJ asked ...
"This may seem lame but I've always wondered why guilds only show off their colors through tabrads... couldn't there be armbands, headbands or "Bling" something other than just tabards?"
What you're getting at is vanity gear, gear that doesn't modify any stats and is just there to look cool. Blizzard has indicated a few times they're interested in putting vanity gear slots in the game, but we haven't seen anything come of it yet.
As for other slots to put stuff in, like an armband (which might not be that different in terms of functional location than the wrist slot is right now), that is always a possibility. Adding additional unique gear slots is a good suggestion, one that I know Blizzard is interested in expanding on.
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