I highly doubt there's going to be anything special this year. They'll be saving it for the big 10 next year.
We all hope for the saint bernard dog pet that was datamined and possible the famous thankful letter for attacking deathwing!
I heard it's gonna be an 8th rehash
So were going to be able to shave our total required time to max level + exalted reps by about 0.1%? 1 hour of +9% EXP/REP is hardly worth shaking a stick at.
Another year will go by and we'll get nothing of note. I'm really hoping they get it together for the 10th anniversary and actually give us something like a pet, mount, or (permanent) tabard.
It'll be the same as last year, with the Cata message and all.
Expect nothing big until the 10th.
*Waves nightstick and flashlight*
Nothing to see here folks, business as usual!
Tabard and some fireworks?
Like everyone else said, I bet the big one is next year.
Somthing along the lines of
"Wow, yet another year has gone by for WoW!
We wanted to thank you again for playing World of Warcraft with us. With the return of a certian very large dragon, this has been a rough year for the world of Azeroth. On the other hand, that means heroes like you are needed more than ever.
Get out there and defend a shattered world!
The WoW Dev Team
Atleast those oldies got pets before
I still got my Onyxian Drake & Baby Blizzard Bear