Do you think that Blizzard will ever add profession-crafted items that enhance mounts?
I'm thinking an Engineering recipe to create a horn/bell for the motorcycle/trike mount, or a Leatherworking/Tailoring recipe to create a saddle? Or perhaps a BS recipe to create armor for your mount?
Well, if we're talking actual effects, leatherworking used to have the Riding Crop, but it was removed. If you mean adding little doodads to your mounts, it's possible; Blizzard did say it wants to start offering more customization to stuff like druid armor and mounts and the like.
Speaking of perma-bans....how many have there actually been? I remember the Martin Fury incident where the user - and I think the raid leader - were both perma-banned with the rest of the group receiving temp bans. I believe Paragon and Ensidia have received temp bans for exploits. I also know "of" someone who received a perma-ban for purchasing gold. He was a friend of my then-boyfriend. The way I was told, his account was banned at the IP level - thus making it more challenging to just start up a new account.
Account closures happen all the time in response to severe infractions of the Terms of Service. You don't tend to hear about them very much because the people who get them have been doing, well, things that are against the Terms of Service.
How far in the past does the Goblin starting area take place?
It doesn't seem like it would be that long, but it would've taken time for Gallywix to build his pleasure palace in Azshara and for the Goblins to set up shop in Orgrimmar. If it's too far in the past, however, doesn't that suggest that Deathwing has been torching Azeroth for years now? And if the Goblins were able to build Gallywix his pleasure palace in just a few weeks, why haven't they been set to work on Orgrimmar yet?
Your adventures on Kezan and the Lost Isles take place during and directly after the Cataclysm. There's a necessary compression of time for goblins to already be around when you get to Orgrimmar. As for Gallywix's pleasure palace, well, you can just explain that away with "goblin priorities" -- ostentatiousness over usefulness any day of the week.
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