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The Queue: Strategery


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.

Good afternoon, everybody! I apologize for missing yesterday's edition of The Queue, I sort of forgot about it in my rush to get our April Fool's joke pieced together. The entire team got together to bring that little joke to life. Getting it all put together was like assembling a jigsaw puzzle. Fun, but it took awhile! Hopefully you guys enjoyed it. If not, oh well! We had a good time bringing it to life.

I don't think you want to listen to me ramble about that, though. Onto the Q&A!

Ghola asked...

"Why would the Argent Tournament set up camp in Icecrown, at the back end of the glacier? This makes absolutely no sense to me. Crystal Song seems way better: no quests there, plenty of space, and much better weather!"

The Argent Crusade already has a presence in Icecrown, and tournament or not, their goal is to fight the Scourge. Some of Tournament dailies still involve suppressing Scourge activity, and the purpose of the tournament is to rally the major players to Icecrown. Story-wise, it absolutely belongs in Icecrown. Crystalsong definitely needs something going on there, but the Argent Tournament is not what should be there. Although the Argent Tourney does send you on some daily quests down there.

I think they rather enjoy Crystalsong being quiet and serene despite all the little odd things going on in there. Maybe we'll see something else in there later.

Pequod asked...

"What's the consensus on attacking opposite faction players who come to our capital to fish? Both Horde and Alliance have locations where this occurs and it seems there is a daily discussion when someone decides those anglers need to be eliminated."

I suspect the folks who protest the most are themselves fishermen trying to keep things safe when they run off to enemy territory to bag that big fishing achievement. I don't see that as a bad thing but is it truly wrong to attack the enemy when he/she makes themselves available for slaughter? What's your take?"

I leave fishermen alone, personally. I don't expect the other side would extend the same courtesy to me when I go to Orgrimmar, but I do try to leave fishermen alone in Ironforge so they can get their achievement. If they try to go exploring, they're gonna die. If they keep themselves by that little lake in the back of the city? I'll leave them alone.

I don't throw a hissy fit if someone else kills people in Ironforge (I'm Alliance, if you haven't noticed) but it does bother me a little. They're just fishing, you know? There is the whole... the factions are at war thing going on, though. I'm not going to be one of those people that pretends PvP doesn't belong in WoW, because it absolutely does.

I don't kill them while they're fishing, I don't like other people killing them, but I won't crucify someone for doing it.

Solas asked...

"With the ammo stacking change in 3.1 and haste being added to the hunter skill Auto-Shot, what happens to existing quivers and ammo pouches? Do they automatically disappear from inventory? As a Leatherworker, I am especially curious about unsold quivers and pouches I have sitting in the bank. Is there a WoW precedent for this kind of change? Thanks."

They're just going to become oversized bags that you can only put ammo in. They won't be totally useless if you want to carry unholy amounts of ammunition with you all of the time, but for the regular person they're not something you'll keep around. They won't disappear, though. They'll still be around. Just less useful.

Sheppard asked...

"I ve been asking around and getting mixed answers from different people. Does jumping up and down during a boss fight effect your chance to dodge,block, parry, etc?"

As long as you're facing the mob(s) and continuing to do everything you would normally do, then no. It shouldn't have an impact on any of those things. Movement, jumping, all of that stuff has no impact on your avoidance as long as you're still in the right place positionally. If you end up exposing your back to a mob when you're jumping around like a kangaroo, then you might have a problem. Otherwise? You're fine. I bunnyhop constantly when I'm tanking Keristrasza in the Nexus. No problems.
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