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The Queue: No sleep 'til BlizzCon


Welcome back to The Queue, our daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Mathew McCurley, pretty much the best guy ever, will be your host.

I got no sleep. None. BlizzCon. Today is party. Trying to sleep on plane. Writing this Wednesday, thinking about sleep on plane. Pretty butterflies, where did you come from? I will dance the dance of fire.

No, really, tonight is the WoW Insider reader meetup at the Anabella in Anaheim. Get ready for pretty much the greatest night of WoW nerdity, prizes, fun and everything awesome. If you're going to the party, please say hello. Especially you WoW Insider Show fans -- I expect to see you out in full force spreading the good word.

Starlin asked:

I want to go to the BlizzCon meetup, but I'm hopelessly introverted. Is there room for someone like me to lurk in the background? Or will it just be awkward?

If you go to the BlizzCon meetup, I can almost guarantee you'll end the night talking about nerdy WoW crap with people just by finding someone who plays your faction and has an opinion. We all need a code phrase for someone who wants to strike up a conversation.

The secret WoW Insider reader meetup code-phrase is: "Hyjal or Vash'ir?"

Bourne asked:


Will we be able to spend the justice points we earn now on level 85 gear later?

You certainly will be able to spend those justice points on gear. Specifically, you will be able to spend justice points on the "previous" tier of gear. When the game launches, the valor point gear will be the first raiding gear, so the first justice point gear will be heroic blues. Personally, I am going to hang on to my justice points to buy key tanking gear for heroics so I can get into those dungeons faster.

DarkFinch asked:


It's a question that NEEDS to be asked and answered. The whole of Azeroth depends upon this very important question. We need to know. Which "Barrens" is going to take over for Barrens trade chat? I mean, will I have to fly to Northern Barrens to get my fill of Chuck Norris jokes? Or will the Southern Barrens satisfy my cravings for the inane? This is something that needs to be known by the entire world ... of Warcraft!

Trade chat.

Eff asked:

I'm suddenly able to equip fist weapons on my enhancement shaman, and not only that, but weapon skill is gone. I looked for patch notes about the disappearance of weapon skill and shaman fist weapons but found nothing. Are these official changes or bugs?


Weapon skill has gone the way of hunter mana and paladin usefulness. Gone. Completely gone. And, really, it should have been gone almost six years ago when the game released. Weapon skill was an old relic of the EverQuest and WoW beta MMO days. Now, it's an antiquated annoyance that just served to stifle players and their equipment.

Have questions about the World of Warcraft? The WoW Insider crew is here with The Queue, our daily Q&A column. Leave your questions in the comments, and we'll do our best to answer 'em!

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