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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. Alex Ziebart will be your host today.

Judging by the comments of The Queue yesterday, there are a lot of you in Wisconsin! Maybe we should all hang out one of these days. Too bad there aren't any major gaming conventions in the Midwest anymore. I demand PAX Middle.

Joe asked:

Do you think we might still get new epic gems in 4.2? Or is it too late in development and we already know everything that is coming?

It does not seem that epic gems are coming in patch 4.2. Maybe we were aiming a tier too early -- in The Burning Crusade, we didn't get epic gems until the third tier of raiding in that expansion. Whichever raid comes after Firelands may be a better target for when we'll see epic gems.

Irin asked:

Assuming I get lucky enough to unearth Zin'rokh can i still send it to an alt after the blade has been enchanted? Since I plan on giving it to my DK if I don't already have something better by that time is it still transferable after runeforging?

You can slap whatever enchantment you want on Zin'rokh and send it around to your alts without issue. If you put a runeforging enchantment on the sword, you can still send it around, but that enchant will only be active and functional for characters with runeforging -- so just your death knight(s).

Victor asked:

My girlfriend just asked if my blacksmith could unlock a lockbox for her and it got me thinking. With the elimination of the keyring in 4.2, what happens to lockboxes?

I know it wont effect rogues at all but Blacksmiths who make the keys to open them have got to be wondering what happens next. Are we simply losing are ability to make the keys? Are rogues going to be the only ones who can open them up? Or are we just going to throw the keys into our regular bags and call it good?

Blizzard is not removing the ability to make keys. They will just go in your main bags instead of on your key ring. That is the only difference.

yous95 asked:

Is Ragnaros in Patch 4.2 really going to have legs? Despite any pictures I've seen, I just can't get it into my mind. It seems to make him more humanoid than elemental.

He is going to have legs, but only during the hard mode version of the encounter. I do think it's a little weird -- the legs, to me, detract from the overall intimidation factor of ol' Raggy. None of us have seen the hard mode in action, though, so maybe it will turn out to be insanely awesome.

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