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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.

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zEagleEye asked:

It says everywhere that dying does not damage your equipment in PvP. I have just started to do Tol Barad battles, and after every battle I need to repair my equipment. Isn't there a contradiction there?

You don't take durability damage when you die in PvP, but your weapons and armor still take normal wear and tear during PvP combat. There's a difference.

Jeremy Frink asked:

Has there been any talk on letting Worgen and Goblins complete the Argent Tournament, I realize its "old" content but I server and faction changed after Cata and would like to have the same access to titles that other races have.

As of a few patches ago, worgen compete for Darnassus and goblins for Orgrimmar in the Argent Tournament. No more issues.

Hal asked:

Are there Ogre ladies? I'm not sure I've ever seen one in-game.

None exist in-game, but they do exist in lore. Much like females of any other NPCs. When was the last time you saw a female Broken? It's an art asset thing.

Transit asked:

I think I remember a long time ago that 25 person raids would be able to be broken up and continued as 2 ten person raids. Is this true? How is it done exactly?

This was sort of implemented, but now the way it works is that you have a personal lockout for any boss you defeat. You can join any raid at any raid size at the same level of progression as your personal lockout (or further along) but not one that's behind you in progression.

Jason asked:

Why is it mainly 3 people who handle The Queue? There are several writers employed for WoW Insider, but I haven't seen many of them write a single Queue.

I guess what I'm asking is...can Christian Belt write the Queue some time? ^_^


We (Adam, Alex, and I) handle the Queue because it's a very regular feature that requires someone who's around a lot to write it. Lots of our writers are on the hook for only one column a week, and that's usually because that's all they have time for in their schedule. We three kings of senior editing are around the site more often than we're not, and can almost always find time to write The Queue. When we can't, we tend to conscript either Mat McCurley or Fox Van Allen to do it. We're not against other writers doing it periodically, though. If you want your favorite columnist to do a Queue, there are two important steps to follow:

1. Ask them, and
2. Make sure it's not on a day after Adam does The Queue, because he's just the worst.


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