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The Queue: Curses!

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.

Thrall ... dare I say ... "u mad?"

Plan Rogers asked:

Why are all the WoW insider staff so pessimistic about the idea of there being any raid after 4.3/Deathwing. Sure Blizzard has said they LIKED the idea of the advertised baddie being the end boss of the expansion but they have gone back on many things they have said before. For all we know we could be seeing another raid, much like how Ruby Sanctum was but better and on a larger scale finishing off the expansion.

Well, we're pessimistic (and this goes out to you, too, grumpy commenter Marius W) because Blizzard has openly stated that patch 4.3 is the final raid patch of Cataclysm. It wouldn't be the first time the devs changed their minds, of course, but it's a bit late in the game to plan another major content patch, with BlizzCon -- and the inevitable announcement of the next expandasion -- right around the corner.

Rhylon asked:

Why are gnomes puntable but goblins aren't? They're both conveniently fun-sized.

Goblins are like Prinnies, man. You gotta be careful when they're launched.

Josh asked:

Why is Leyara's kid a blood elf? I did the quest yesterday. She's pink and and not purple. WTF, mate?

Well, because there's no Night Elf child model, mainly.

Aruhgulah asked:

Maybe I missed it, but with Transmogrification, you have to have both the old & new gear in your inventory to make the change. Fine, well & good. But...AFTER the change is made, can you then get rid of the old gear without affecting the new shape?

You don't consume the item when you transmogrify another item to look like it. You're free to toss it in the bank or in the trash afterward if you so desire.

Tarik asked:

In Stormwind harbour, just north-east of the dock that takes you to Northrend, there is a building with a big door which is closed and blocked. Any clue what may lurk in there?

An unfinished boat.

Gridus asked:

Since Blizz are saying that 4.3 will be the last of this expansion, should we assume that we won't need to wait 1year+ to get the new misty expansion? Since they can't let us do same old shit for about a year... So to my question; Will they start their new policy with "more expansion, more often" already? Don't you think they'll lose too many players if they wait too long for a new one after 4.3?

We can expect to see a release for the next expansion in the second quarter of 2012. At least, that's what that leaked (and up to now, correct) product release slate indicated. Either way, with Blizzard out-and-out saying that this is the last content patch for Cataclysm, we won't be waiting long for what's next. Won't happen.
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