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The Queue: Rum Ham

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.

Stop saying "rum ham!"

Terrant asked:

Server time zone: Does it matter, or should I just roll on the realm that has a name I like?

That's up to you, really! Remember that raiding guilds tend to raid during their particular time zone's prime time, which can vary depending on your realm, so keep that in mind if you want to raid and have a work schedule or other temporal concerns. Also keep in mind that server latency will vary depending on the server's location, which you can at least partially determine based on the server's time zone.

tabardsrock asked:

I was wondering about the tooltips for transmogged gear. If I inspect someone that's "wearing" Tier 2 (for example), will the tooltip in the dressing room show anything regarding the cosmetic appearance? Or will it just say what they really have on (Tier 13)?

I ask because I'm planning on transmogging my cloak to a Stoneskin Gargoyle Cape, and I really want to make sure people realize it's white and looks longer than your average cloak or cape.


Transmogrification is only a visual effect. The tooltip of a transmogrified item has no changes except for a little line that says "Transmogrified to look like (item name)." Flavor text or any other information from the other item won't be displayed.

Fweet asked:

While flying around on my Priest alt, tryng to find Deathwing, I wondered why my companion pets don't assume Shadowform the way my mounts do. I get to ride a Shadow Stormsaber. May I please have a Shadow Murky? (Not my real question.)

Why do mounts assume the color/transparency/etc. of their rider?


It's really late, so you'll have to pardon me if the wording on this answer is strange, but when you cast a mount spell, your character's model is actually changed to be your character plus your mount. Basically, your mount gets Shadowform because the game doesn't distinguish between your character and your mount when you're mounted.

Thatacus asked:

Will the Darkmoon Faire Island be PvP flagged?

The fairgrounds aren't contested but the area outside them is, so leave at your peril.

Dr. Nothing asked:

My fiance and I have both signed up to the 12 month annual pass. Now I read Lawbringer so my question isn't of that concern, what I don't know is Tyrael's charger: Will this be an account wide perk like say for instance my corehound pup, in the mail on every new char I create, or, will it be a one time one char deal ala the RAF mounts?

As far as we're aware, it'll work just like a Celestial Steed or a Winged Guardian, and each character on your account will get one in the mail.

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