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The Queue: Layoffs

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Mathew McCurley (@gomatgo) will be your host for today.

I can't believe that they fired every single employee at Blizzard this week. Seriously, can they even do that?

Also, it's totally my birthday on Sunday. What are you all getting for me?

Shinae asked:

I've seen conflicting information about the upcoming Looking For Raid feature. Some places say that LFR will ONLY have the Dragon Soul. Others say (and I've seen for myself on the PTR) that the other Cataclysm raids will be available as well.

Which will it be? Thanks!


The Raid Finder tool will be launching in patch 4.3 with only the Dragon Soul raid, split into two raids for the purpose of the tool. For normal and heroic modes, it will be one instance. Blizzard has no said whether it will definitely go back and add the other Cataclysm raids to the Raid Finder feature. When Mists of Pandaria launches, every raid will be available in the Raid Finder.

andysdavis asked:

While leveling my orc mage through 1k needles, I finished the quest line where you kill Tony Two-Tusk and then bring him back to life again. Before he leaves he says "Thanks, mon. You've been true to your word, and I can respect that. I need to get back. I'm sure we'll cross paths again. Next time, I'll get to return the favor." I'm wondering, do we actually end up seeing him at a later point in the game, and if so, where?

Tony Two-Tusks is one of the random NPCs who can help you out on Sethria's Roost during the Molten Front daily quests. He definitely returns the favor.

Chance asked:

I signed up for the one year pass, but I will be going out of town soon. I have no quarrel with paying for the month and a half I will be away, my question pertains to the mount. If I'm gone when 4.3 drops, and am away for longer than 31 days, will I need to create a ticket for the mount to be resent to all my toons? Or does it not get mailed to a character until they log on?

I don't think you'll have a problem. Blizzard-mailed items are usually there for you regardless of time spent in the mailbox. I have Moonkin Hatchlings and Murkablos on characters I haven't played in a long time that are just waiting to be picked up.

Mackgyver asked:

I wonder how much gold will be wasted trying to win a goldfish that will die in less than a week.

You have no idea how much I want Blizzard to put in a goldfish at the Darkmoon Faire that you can have in your inventory and will expire in a week.

As a Jewish kid growing up, we always went to Purim carnivals at our local synagogue. When we were little kids, my friend Matty B. once won a goldfish at a Purim carnival that lived longer than any goldfish should have ever lived. It got gigantic. They had to change his tank, he got so big.

@SyntheticAether on Twitter asked:

Favorite WoW drinking game?

My favorite WoW drinking game is called "Drink every time you get a Tol'vir archaeology find that isn't a rare." I have died 12 times from alcohol poisoning.

@AnserShock on Twitter asked:

Doesn't it seem weird that monks can be tanks, I mean they are monks. Healing preaching manuscript writing peace iubbers, right?

Monks value balance, not peace. If you've got to take the gloves off to restore balance, you better believe the monk will do so.

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