In reaction to the huge outcry from players attempting to gain the Insane in the Membrane feat of strength, Blizzard today announced changes to the feat to ensure that players could continue to obtain it after the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.
The first change is that it will no longer be required to achieve exalted with Shen’dralar, and the second change is that Bloodsail Buccaneers reputation will not only remain in game, but it will be possible to achieve exalted simply by killing Booty Bay Bruisers.
Blizzard noted in their official blog post that these changes will not occur until Patch 4.0.3a, The Shattering. So if you haven’t managed to grind Shen’dralar yet, no worries; you don’t have to, but you won’t get your feat until after the Shattering. And if, like me, you already did gain exalted, well, mourn your loss of gold and let’s get on with what’s really important: going crazy.