LegendCrafter: Good morning, Friendly! Any idea if the test realm will open for mounts or whether they will go live directly?
My immediate answer to her was, "Well, historically they've taken two to three weeks to open the test realm from the time of announcement." Grizzleheim seemed to take a little bit longer to hit the test realm, but we aren't talking a new world here necessarily. We are talking new houses and a dozen mounts along with some new monster models and whatever other surprises they're going to hit us with. It's a little intense, but it's nothing that's going to require music to be scripted, you know?
So, I took it a step further and I asked Professor Greyrose, "People want a guesstimate on when the test realm for mounts will go live."
She said one word, "October."
So, the answer seems to be, yes, they will go to the test realm sometime in October.
Personally I don't expect this to stay too long on the Test Realm, but you never know. Right?