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Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Mike Sacco will be your host today.

I can't really think of any reason why you wouldn't be watching Mortal Kombat on Netflix Instant right now, like I am. Not a single one.

cjivan asked:

I've been soloing heroic UP on my hunter for the Blue Proto Drake lately, and today I noticed something odd. I got honor points for killing Skadi. Is this a bug or intended?

Your faction controlled Wintergrasp, which made bosses drop Stone Keeper's Shards back in Wrath. Since that currency no longer exists, honor points are rewarded in its place.

Doug asked:

What are the areas Bilgewater Harbor and Gallywix Pleasure Palace used for? Will they be used in future patches ??

Bilgewater Harbor is utilized as a quest hub for low-level Horde players in Azshara; the Pleasure Palace, on the other hand, isn't currently used for anything. Perhaps in a future content patch, we'll have to take down Gallywix, whose status as the goblin faction leader seems tenuous at best.

Frizzix asked:

I've read that Silithus hasn't been changed at all, except making Ahn'Qiraj its own zone. True? Why?

Definitely true. Silithus is untouched. The response from Blizzard on the beta forums was essentially "we ran out of time." Maybe we'll see an overhaul in a later patch, or at least I hope so; Silithus is so bad it's nearly unplayable compared to the rest of the game.

Noyou asked:

When you tie another person's loot roll, what determines who gets it? I have been on the losing end of more than one tied loot roll so I am extra curious.

There's a hidden internal roll to determine a tie-breaker.

Zarabeth asked:

I apologize if this has been asked before, but has it been confirmed that you do not need Alchemy to use the Vial of the Sands? There is someone on my server with that recipe and I really want it on my main (non-alchemist) but I don't want to spend all that gold if it doesn't work on her for some reason. Also, does it count towards the mount achievement? I wouldn't think so, since its a vial ... but who knows?

You don't need to be an alchemist to use the vial, and it does indeed count toward the mount achievement.

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