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No Guild Banks at Burning Crusade Classic Launch, Instant Mail Enabled and Old Collector's Edition Pet Details

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We have a few BCC topics to cover, as Blizzard have clarified issues relating to in-game mail not being instant, guild bank availability and the original Collector's Edition pets! 

First off we have the news that there won't be Guild Banks at launch, as they will be coming in a later patch:

Blizzard LogoGuild Banks in BCC (Source)


We have not been planning to open guild banks with the launch of Burning Crusade Classic.

They’re going to come into the game in a future patch, and we’re working to make that happen sooner than it would have if we’d followed the original patch progression (guild banks were originally in the same patch as Zul’Aman).

Then we have an upgrade to the current beta, as in-game mail between your own characters will be instant when the pre-patch hits next week:

Blizzard LogoIn-Game Mail Speed (Source)

Mail is supposed to be instant between your own characters during TBC, even if it contains an item or gold. It is currently delayed still.

I see that the team has been verifying a fix for this.

It will probably go to the PTR today, and should be fixed in on live Burning Crusade Classic realms when they go live on Tuesday.

And finally we found out that the original, 2007 Burning Crusade Collector's Edition Netherwhelp ets will be available next week when the pre-patch arrives for players that own it:

Blizzard LogoOriginal BC Collector's Edition Pets (Source)

Are collectors edition pets supposed to be available in beta, or will I only see my netherwelp pet once BC classic comes out?

They aren’t testable in the Beta, but the original Burning Crusade Collector’s Edition Netherwelp pet should be available after maintenance next week for characters that you move to The Burning Crusade Classic in pre-patch.

Just speak to innkeepers in major cities or Landro Longshot in Booty Bay, if you have the original Collector’s Edition license on your World of Warcraft account.

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