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. Adam Holisky will be your host today.
Salutations and fond wishes everyone. Today in the queue we'll spend a moment looking at shoulders you can get for your alts. Shoulder padding, if you will... Remember shoulder pads? I hear they were popular in the '80s. Along with Ghostbusters. And Ghostcrawler is popular now. So therefore Ghostcrawler is only two steps removed from the fads of the '80s.
Bet ya' didn't see that one coming.
Be sure to submit your questions about patch 3.1 in the comments. We'll try to answer as many as possible in the next few days.
Jared Daniels asks...
"Would you recommend getting the inherited plate shoulder pads solely for the purpose of leveling my Death Knight and Warrior from 70-80? My main is a Mage and I am coming close to being able to buy the ones from using Stone Keeper Shards. If no, then what would you recommend I do with the shards?"
Given that the trek from 70 to 80 provides many great green and blue shoulder options, I wouldn't waste my shards if I were you. While the shoulder pads do provide a 10% experience bonus when killing monsters, the vast majority of experience gained in Northrend comes from doing quests. Take those shards and use them to buy Bind on Account shoulders for your other alts instead.
"What's a good achievable title for a priest? Specifically, a night elf priest. I know a player can go after and have whatever title they so please but some classes seem to have titles that are made for them. For example, Druids have "Guardian of Cenarius" while Paladins have "The Argent Champion". Anything for priests?"
The Immortal. Hands down.
If you want to inspire confidence in your group members, get that title. Then you can do fun things like say in the LGF channel, "Holy Priest with the immortal title LFG, PST." I can guarantee you'll get a group anytime you want one. And if you can't? Give me a call, I'll pay for your server transfer so you can join my guild.
"I'm planning to start a new Horde character (never played horde) over a new server with a friend of mine who's gonna be starting WoW (we'll be using the recruit a friend thing). I was wondering if the is a class combo who could allow us to do instances while leveling but without requiring us to get other people. I was thinking Hunter-Priest? Would the pet be able to tank instances on the way of leveling?"
I've leveled several characters up with the recruit-a-friend program. I've mainly done my leveling with dual boxing each account myself, and I've found that the best combination has been my Hunter-Paladin. With that combo you're going to be given a lot of leeway in what you want each character to do. The hunter is obviously going to be your primary DPS, but you can also have your Paladin pitch in and hit things when necessary, or tank a group of mobs like a pro. Oh, and Paladins can heal too in case we all forgot that.
Using this combo I've found it possible to do everything in the old world. I've even been able to run some instances after I'm a few levels ahead of them (Dead Mines, for what it's worth).