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The Queue: Entering the modern era

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

I have a horrible confession to make. Until late last week, I've been playing WoW with only 2 GB of RAM in my gaming PC. It didn't run well, but I managed to do everything with it, including the highest levels of raid content in Wrath of the Lich King. Sure, my FPS wasn't great, but I still managed to kick ass. Cataclysm ... no. Never. It was never going to happen. 2 GB is not nearly enough, especially if you run any mods. Let me tell you, fighting the Omnotron Defense System with 2 FPS is not a good time. So I've upgraded to 4 GB. It's much nicer.

As an added bonus, I can now actually keep a browser window open while I raid. I am standing over Magmaw's broken husk as I write this. Feels good, man. Feels good.

Zack asked:

Now that Sinestra is down, what is the "terrible secret" she was guarding? I can't find a link to it anywhere!

She is the terrible secret. Were it not for datamining, she would have been an unknown. Cho'gall was hiding/guarding Sinestra, Deathwing's consort and broodmother of the black/twilight dragonflight. See those horrible scars all over her model? That's what happens when you mate with Deathwing. Ow.

cloudhopper013 asked:

Will we ever be able to change our username? My username was by default set as my email address (minus the @fancyemailwebsite.com), which I created when I was 10. As a result, my name is pretty... stupid. And not at all an accurate description of my personality.

You can't change your username, but you can reregister fairly effortlessly. It won't attach your old comments to the new handle, but your personality shines much brighter than your comment history! Also, everybody will need to reregister when we inevitably switch over to Joystiq's commenting system.

Cloudhopper seems like a pretty slick name to me, though. Hopping on clouds sounds awesome. I bet cloudhoppers would be pretty cool people.

Randomize asked:

I have a question. Just what exactly is the point of the Trapped Eyeball Beast in Baradin Hold? Can't kill it, can't see any special tricks, etc.

Personally, I liked Eldoron's response so much that I'm just going to go with there. Yesterday, Eldoron responded, "Why is there a painting on your wall? Can't kill it, can't eat it ... It's decoration, dude."

magic.swordsman asked:

Where are the ret and prot pally articles? All I've seen are lame holy ones for the last several weeks, what gives?

Well, first of all, holy isn't lame! Holy is super-fun in Cataclysm, and I found healing terribly boring as a paladin previously. Healing as a holy paladin now is just so ... zen. Get into your groove and make things happen. It's wonderful.

Second, we're working on getting our protection and retribution columns going again. You should see it start up from Gregg Reece again in the next week or two. If that turns out to not be the case, I will most likely write a few retribution/protection pieces myself, as my main is a raiding paladin of that variety.
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