Items such as Zul'Gurub mounts and pets will no longer be attainable.
The changes that have been implemented in patch 4.0.1 are just the tip of the iceberg as Blizzard prepares for The Shattering in 4.0.3 and the launch of Cataclysm on December 7. In fact, Lylirra just announced that certain rare mounts and items will no longer be attainable in the upcoming patch.
For example, Zul'Gurub's change from a raid to a leveling zone in 4.0.3 will remove the Swift Zulian Tiger, Swift Razzashi Raptor and Razzashi Hatchling from the game. You can read all of the rare mount and item changes after the jump.
Do you have any of these mounts or items in your collection?
As stated in the Under Dev page (http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/info/underdev/), patch 4.0.3 brings about The Shattering, a cataclysmic event that will forever change the face of Azeroth. As we prepare to raise the level cap and introduce two new races with the Cataclysm expansion, it's important to keep in mind that the game world is going through tremendous changes that will affect the availability of certain rare mounts and items.
Swift Zulian TigerAlthough we have no current plans to introduce new ways to obtain the Zul'Gurub mounts, pets, and the tribute mounts, they may return should we find a place where they fit in the future.
Zul'Gurub is changing from a raid to a leveling zone in 4.0.3, and this mount will no longer be obtainable.
Swift Razzashi Raptor
This mount will also no longer be obtainable after the change to Zul'Gurub.
With the change to Zul'Gurub this non-combat pet will no longer be obtainable.
Tome of Polymorph: Turtle
This tome will continue to be available through other means.
Crusader's White/Black Warhorse and Swift Alliance Steed/Swift Horde Wolf
As the attempt-based tribute system is being removed from Heroic Trial of the Crusader, the Argent Crusade Tribute Chest will no longer spawn, and these mounts will no longer be obtainable
Reins of the Blue Drake
This mount will once again be available from defeating 10-player Malygos without needing to use the Dungeon Finder. The Reins of the Azure Drake will only be available on 25-player Malygos.
This mount will change to be a very low drop chance when defeating 25-player Yogg'Saron with no Keepers assisting you
This mount will change to be a very low drop chance when defeating Heroic 25-player Lich King