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The Queue: Overkill and delicious tears

Welcome back to The Queue, WoW Insider's daily Q&A column where the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft.

The image I used for yesterday's The Queue raised some eyebrows, with a lot of people wondering what it was or where it was from. It's just one of a series of paintings throughout Dalaran of the various player races. There are some hanging in the inns, some in the shops, et cetera. My plan was to cycle through them all over the next week or so, and random selection gave me the incredibusty human female first. It might be interesting to note that I'm pretty sure that painting is a nod to Tifa Lockhart of Final Fantasy 7. It could also just be a regular ol' human female wearing the level 1 Warrior starting gear. Who knows?

Today you get the Female Blood Elf, and now let's get the Q&A started.

Plaguenog said...

Any chance they'll let me use Badges of Justice to buy new badges? Or possibly a reduction in prices for lvl 7o badge gear? I'm basically looking for any reason NOT to use as many of my lvl 70 badges for gems to Auction off.

I very sincerely doubt they'll offer any conversions or anything of that sort at this point. That doesn't really fit the approach Blizzard has taken with other things in WoW's two expansions, which is leave those items in their content and start fresh later. It's probably safe to turn those badges into gems or vortices.

Zrob asked...

What is overkill? Not overkill as in /cast Overkill, but rather: Boss hits you for X. (y blocked) (z overkill)

It's how more 'extra' damage the boss (or you) did to its target on the killing blow. If you have 5,000 HP left and the boss hits you for 7,000, 2,000 points of that damage is overkill. It has no real bearing on the gameplay, it's not a mechanic you need to do anything with or worry about, it's just for boggling at and/or epeen stroking. Overkilling a Death Knight for some obscene number makes you feel all tingly inside, you know?

Kriegle asked...

What does QQ mean?

Like some of our readers mentioned, it's supposed to look like two crying eyeballs. I'm not sure of its exact origins, but I know it's an emote that's been on Battle.net for years. It definitely didn't start with WoW. I'm sure it was much faster to tap QQ in the middle of a Starcraft match than T_T or ;_; or :'( or whatever other crying emotes the internet has spewed forth. Plus, typing "QQ more" feels more satisfying than ";_; more."

Ing said...

I want to farm the ZG mounts, what's the best way for a Rogue? Currently 78. I think I might have trouble soloing, right?

Soloing it as a Rogue probably won't work out very well, but just bringing a Healer along will let you do it. Unless you have a gearset with obscenely high dodge, you'll just be taking too much damage to DPS the bosses down before you get DPS'd down. It might be more doable solo at level 80 in decent gear. It all depends on how Rogue Dodge will end up scaling in higher end equipment. At 78, though, you should be able to get by with just a Healer glued to your hip. Dinging 80 will just make it that much easier.

Good luck on your mounts, and you should give soloing that stuff a try anyway! I may turn out completely wrong and am underestimating the power of a level 80(ish) Rogue. If you die horrible, well... repair bills never hurt anybody.
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