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The Queue: Hero class

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Alexran asked:

Why do people think Blizz is against new hero classes? In the Cataclysm FAQ, they flat out say they are planning on adding more.

You're right, the Cataclysm FAQ on Blizzard's site says that. But there's no indication that "the future" is now or will be coming in the next expansion. More so, the designers have stated multiple times that it's very difficult to balance a new class, and they'd rather work with existing components than try to introduce a new variable into an already packed system.

Basically, there's no evidence beyond a "yeah, we'd like to do it in the future" -- but a lot of evidence of Blizzard's saying how much it doesn't like doing it.

Remember, too, that the FAQ you linked is PR material. You get a very different view from Blizzard PR than you do from the designers themselves. Blue posts and designer comments trump everything, in my opinion.

Sneakygar asked:

What is the latest word on the Top Hat pattern?

No one knows when or where the High Society Top Hat is getting released. Lots of people have their hopes up that the revamped Darkmoon Faire will reward the pattern, and I think that's the best bet.

WoWie Zowie asked:

has blizzard said whether or not the item to transmogrify needs to be soulbound?

As it stands, Blizzard has indicated you must be able to wear both the item you're changing and the one that you're copying the image from, and BOEs count as "unwearable" until you put them on.

So yes, it looks like the armor will need to be soulbound.

Trayel asked:

Are there details yet on the WoW Insider meet-up at Blizzcon this year? Did I just miss them? Or have they not been released yet?

Soon™.

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