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The Daily Blues


Each day, WoW Insider takes you through all the blue posts and other Blizzard news from around the internet. From the latest posts from Ghostcrawler (lead systems designer) to the lowdown on StarCraft 2 and Diablo 3, we'll keep you informed.

A few blue posts blue posts after the break.

But if you're looking for goblin druids, the answer is no.

Blizzard -- Poll

Off the coast of Dun Morogh, beneath the sunlit reaches of the Great Sea, swims the arbiter of the deep. Known to many as simply "the whale shark," this legendary leviathan patrols the sunken ruins of Vashj'ir, casually devouring any inattentive or overzealous adventurers who cross its path.

Tales pour in daily from those who have fallen victim to -- or somehow managed to survive -- the whale shark's wrath. But, how about you? Have you encountered this abyssal beast yet, and if so, how did you fare?

Paddle on over to our forum poll to submit your vote.

Blizzard -- Cataclysm launch event videos

Cataclysm shattered the record for fastest-selling PC game when it was released earlier this month, and we were at the official launch events around the world to capture some of the incredible epic-ness on film. Have a look!

Cataclysm Global Launch Event Footage

Cataclysm California Launch Event Footage

Blizzard -- Trial edition now available

If you or a friend are currently playing Wrath of the Lich King and haven't yet experienced the content Cataclysm has to offer, you can sign up now to play a 10-day free trial version of this latest expansion for World of Warcraft.

During your free trial, you'll undertake epic new quests, explore the reshaped and newly discovered lands of Azeroth, and see the world from a whole new perspective as one of the shape-changing worgen or crafty goblins.

To participate, you'll need full versions of World of Warcraft and the first two expansions, The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King. Note that a character of at least level 78 is required to explore the new, high-level zones. More information on the 10-day free trial is available in our FAQ. We look forward to seeing you in the new Azeroth!

Zarhym -- In progress dungeons via the dungeon finder
If you choose specific dungeons instead of the Random Dungeon option, you should never get an in-progress dungeon. We understand you may be looking for a specific dungeon boss because of a loot drop, achievement, etc., so it may be in your best interest to queue for that particular dungeon if this is the case.

We don't want to make it too easy for players to skip over in-progress dungeons. What would happen is a Dungeon Finder group would virtually always be abandoned as soon as anyone leaves the group.

Also, I think right now you're seeing more in-progress dungeons pop because, in general, the dungeons are more challenging now than they were when the Looking For Dungeon feature was first introduced in Wrath of the Lich King. Some players may get frustrated and bail at the first sign of trouble, instead of realizing that everyone may have to work a little harder than they're used to in order to conquer a dungeon.

Daxxarri -- Goblin druids?

I've always seen druids as being intensely spiritual and closely attuned to nature; the ebb and flow of the seasons along with the wildness coursing in their blood. That's not the kind of thing that springs to mind when I think of goblins. Goblins seem a bit high strung and more than a little self centered. I don't think 'green' is in their vocabulary - unless they're talking about skin or cash.

In contrast, I think of shamans as being custodians over the elements. While a show of respect might be part of the bargain, they can also dominate the elements and exploit them to do their bidding. If you offer a goblin the chance to exploit something, then you've probably just made a new tiny green friend (just don't sign any contracts). Some of you might have run into Initiate Goldmine, and I think he exemplifies the goblin approach to shamanism pretty well.

Also, as others have mentioned, trolls have begun taking the path of the druid, with colorful results.

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