When the patch 5.2 patch notes were originally release, it was said that we would be purchasing Sunsong Ranch. That isn't true anymore. Instead, Yoon is being invited to join the Tiller's Council and you're taking the farm over for him full-time rather than being just another farmhand.
Think of it like Yoon is expanding his business, and he left you as the manager of his first franchise.
If the Zandalari had the ability to resurrect Lei Shen, and if Lei Shen really did die of old age (and not as the result of some political turmoil/revolution, then why didn't the Zandalari just resurrect him right away? Has the spell been on cooldown this whole time?
They had no reason to do it. They're only doing it now because they feel they have to do it. We don't have a complete picture of what's going on in the Zandalari homeland, but we've been given hints that the Cataclysm wrecked up the place and it's sinking into the ocean. The Zandalari, in recent history, were cool dudes until that happened. Now they're throwing in with the mogu in hopes of taking a slice of new land for themselves.
If the Twin Consorts are the only or few female Mogu, how have they reproduced for thousands of years?? Lei Shen is described as being born and having a father is there some messed up male Parthenogenesis happening here?
The mogu are made of stone. They reproduced via sculpting and a side of wizardry.
Also, I'd like to mention how utterly bizarre it is that the Twin Consorts are the only female mogu in existence. I mean... seriously, guys? There's an actual in-game race now that specifically created women for that purpose? Why would a race of rock men who never had women to begin with and didn't reproduce sexually even bother with that? Pretty gross, yo.
Are there negative impacts when forfeiting a pet battle? Should I stop doing it when the grp isn't worth it (grey/white)?
In the current game, no, there are no negative impacts to forfeiting. However, unless something changed on the PTR when I was looking, your pets will all take same health damage when you forfeit in patch 5.2. If you pet heal is on cooldown, you'll be better off finishing the fight.
I have my own theories, but why do you think Pierre the living stove pet was pulled from patch 5.2?
I really have no idea. Likely, he just wasn't much of a priority, and he'll be in patch 5.3 with other tradeskill goodies. It's possible they wanted to keep the cooking fire usage of Lil' Ragnaros unique since he's a pet store mount, but that would strike me as silly.
What keeps people from raiding and other PvE content?
That's not an easy question! The simplest answers would be time and personal priorities. Joining a steady raid team means allocating a specific amount of time each week for raiding. Some people simply don't have that kind of time stability week-to-week. It can be hard to commit to X number of hours at Y time on a regular basis. Work schedules change, family matters happen, all of that kind of thing. Even when running LFR, you need to know you have a fair amount of time where you won't be torn away from your computer screen, and that includes the time you spend waiting in the queue. I don't raid much anymore myself, and that's the big reason for me -- I can't dedicate multiple hours to one in-game task. Things like questing, scenarios, 5-man dungeons, that requires a much smaller time investment and fits my current life schedule much better.
As for other PvE content, I'd guess it's just preference. Not everyone likes the same things. Even here on our staff, we have people who absolutely love questing, and some people that hate it. When you fundamentally dislike certain tasks, there isn't much Blizzard can do to bring you into it. Questing in World of Warcraft isn't going to become FPS gameplay, nor is it going to become an RTS, or any other such things. If you don't like something, you don't do it.
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