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. Alex Ziebart will be your host today.
Ah, Monday afternoon! Does it get any better than this? ...Actually yes. Yes it does. Someone throw me off of a cliff, please. I want to go back to bed. Yes, I know it's almost 4 PM. I don't care.
When you pay for the dual specialization do you also get separate gem slots?
No, you do not get a second set of gem slots. Dual Spec has no impact on your equipment at all. It changes your talents, your glyphs, and your action bars. Any gear-related changes you need to make are up to you to handle. You'll probably want to assemble two sets of gear like you would have before dual specs and use the new Gear Manager to keep them straight.
Is the 2nd wing of Vault of Archavon still planned for 3.1? I haven't heard anything about it yet on the PTR, nor any new models really seen for a new boss. Is it canceled or too early to say?
They've added the second wing onto the Vault of Archavon but we haven't seen the boss yet. We'll probably still see it in patch 3.1 but I can't say for sure. It's possible the boss just doesn't need much testing, or they want to focus on Ulduar first instead.
Zach Yonzon actually posted some pictures of the new wing for us earlier today, the screenshots all courtesy of MMO-Champion's Boubouille.
What's with the NPCs in Dalaran that walk in to the bank and vanish in front of the guild bank?
They're just flavor NPCs. There are both Horde and Alliance NPCs. They aren't there for anything special, they're just adventurers like you and I. They walk around town vendoring their greys, doing some banking, hitting the mailbox, maybe spending some of their Emblems on epics before they log off for the night. That's all.
I just got an epic helmet that has a meta gem socket. I put in an Eternal Earthsiege Diamond and would like to have the +21 defense rating but I need to have 2 red gems socketed somewhere. I have an Eternal Belt Buckle so that gives me one. Are there any other item enhancements that add a gem socket?
If you're a Blacksmith, yes. You can add a gem slot to your gloves and your bracers. Otherwise? No, only the Eternal Belt Buckles add gem slots to gear. Your best choice would be to make a Tanking item with a gem slot your top priority for your next dungeon drop, or look through what Blacksmiths can make that come with a socket.
Any word on them adding another wing to Wyrmrest Temple? I know this was on some fake patch notes, just wondering if there is anything else that might clue into that.
I do believe they've mentioned wanting to open the other wings in the future. However, it's not happening in patch 3.1 and we have no idea when it will happen, or how it will happen. They haven't mentioned any specifics. Assuming it does happen, I suspect it'll be like the Caverns of Time. Another wing might not even open over the course of Wrath of the Lich King. We might be waiting until the next expansion for it to happen.
It may just be my cell phone in particular. but it seems WoW Insider mobile is broken and the frames have collapsed. Before, mobile version showed all the recent announcements, now it seems as though it wants to show the entire website on one massively small webpage. Any thoughts?
For some reason, our WoW Insider Mobile site isn't working as it's supposed to work. At least, it isn't working like we think it's supposed to work. However, we do have i.wow.com and that still works great. It's optimized for iPhones I believe, but it will work for any mobile browser. When people write in about this issue, i.wow.com is what we refer them to and it works out for them pretty much every time, so give it a shot and let us know how it goes.