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The Queue: Sometimes you just want to be a superhero


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.

Preambles are for suckers. Let's get this party started.

Anarax asked...


"Okay well, I have a bunch of friends and apparently they think City of Heroes is 10x better than WoW. How can I get them to change their minds over to WoW? The main reason I want them to play is because I plan to make a reroll Hardcore Raiding Guild, in June, and it's always good to have a small group of players to start with. The problem is though that one of them tried out WoW and is actually influencing the others, telling them that WoW is "too repetitive, too serious, and full of rage." He is the one telling the others to play CoH."

The evil voice at the back of my head wants me to say, "If he's saying WoW is more repetitive than City of Heroes, he's a lost cause. Put him down, for he has gone mad." That evil voice hasn't played City of Heroes since launch, by the way. You want repetition? Play City of Heroes as it was in the beginning. Eugh.

But I'm sure it's not that way now, it has probably seen a lot of improvements if it's still around and going strong after this many years. The fact is, you can't really sway someone away from their MMO of choice, especially if it's across genre lines. Maybe they just want to play superhero and not knight-in-shining-armor. It's unlikely that they'll switch. The only recommendation I can give you is tell them about the free trials and the Refer-a-Friend system. Maybe they'll give it a try for a few days. If they like it, great. If they don't like it... eh. There's not much you can do.

I gotta admit, super jumping around the world was pretty sweet.

coniocarras asked...


"So I am trying to complete the Northern Exposure achievement and remembered an awesome map you guys posted showing all the locations in Northrend. However since the big wow.com switch it doesn't come up when you click the link in the article. Any chance I could get a link to where it is on the internet (I can't find it on google) or maybe you guys could repost it. Thanks."

Sure thing. Here you go.

Amberlee asked...

"The Ulduar achievement mounts - Will these mounts be removed similar to the way the Naxxramas 310% achievement mounts were removed? Does that mean we only have until the next patch to get all the hard mode achievements done? YIKES! What's the timeline on this?"

We don't really know yet. Nothing has been said, and all that we have to go on is our own speculation. Here is my speculation: I suspect the Coliseum will be supplemental content for Tier 8, and not a full new tier of gear. So I don't think patch 3.2 will remove the new protodrakes. Patch 3.3 will probably do that. That's only my thoughts on the subject, however. I could be wrong. Please don't base your raid progression on my guess, because that's all that it is. A guess.

Marc asked...


"Awhile ago I remember reading that the Inscription profession would eventually let you unlock a fourth major glyph slot. Did this ever get implemented in the game? Was it removed? Or was I just having one of those wild WoW dreams again."

This was something that Blizzard discussed doing, but ultimately decided against it. A fourth major glyph slot for Inscription would've been pretty crazy, and the benefit would've varied wildly from class to class. Some classes would gain huge benefits, others would be marginal. They don't like classes being able to use every glyph they want to use, either. They like the fact that you need to make tough choices about your glyphs, and a fourth Major slot nullified that. They dropped that idea, and they did the awesome Inscription shoulder enchants instead.

dave asked...

"Why is it that it takes me 3 shots to kill a Boneguard Scout in the tournament dailies on my warrior, when in pre 3.1 I did them on my mage and it only took 2. Everything else I kill seems normal, but after 2 shots they are still have ~10% health left. Do the argent tournament mounts scale with gear now?"

As mentioned in the comments yesterday by audawak, you're probably in Defensive Stance. Even while on those mounts, stances have an impact on damage dealt and received. Make sure you switch to Battle Stance (or Berserker Stance if you're so inclined) before you start your jousting. I believe this works with similar things as well, like Death Knight presences or a Protection Paladin's Righteous Fury.
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