The WoW Insider east coast crew (and friends) had a pre-PAX East dinner at dbar in Dorchester last night, and Mat McCurley discovered the hard way that "steak frites" is pronounced neither "steak free-tayz" or "steak frights." Suffice to say that Mat will never live it down, but we also all learned a valuable lesson: that steak fright is a serious condition that affects thousands of men and women nationwide. Please consider a generous donation to the National Coalition for Ending Adult-Onset Steak Fright.
I just got a new laptop and was reinstalling WoW onto it when a screen popped up showing what was being downloaded (The area maps). All of a sudden, Emerald Dream popped up for a good minute before Kalimdor started loading itself. What does this mean? Can we expect Emerald Dream ever?
WoW shipped with some Emerald Dream doodads and maps, and I believe it was Tom Chilton who stated early in WoW's life that the Emerald Dream was intended to be endgame content for the vanilla game. It just never materialized. If you want to see more of the Emerald Dream in game, though, you may be in luck -- there's a music track titled "The Rift of Aln," which is an area in the Emerald Dream. Specifically, it's the area to which Malfurion and pals banished the Emerald Nightmare. A hint of things to come? We'll see.