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The Queue: Black Fly Day

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.

Why is everyone so excited about shopping today? First of all, it's a little weird to have an entire day dedicated to black flies, and second, where the heck can you even buy them? I don't understand American consumerism at all.

Chris asked:

So is it for sure that with patch 4.3, that Pyrium Ore wont be prospectable into Epic Gems?

There's been no indication whatsoever, either from Blizzard or from PTR datamining, that it'll be possible to prospect epic gems from Pyrium Ore. At this very moment, it seems that geodes are the only way to get 'em.

Tanya asked:

Do you receive your Raid Finder Valor Points when you down the final boss of the wing (ie Hagara the Stormbinder or Madness of Deathwing) or once you have completed all 4 bosses for the week?

You get them when you kill the final boss.

yous95 asked:

Are random creatures (excluding any patrol mob) such as boars programmed to walk around in a certain path? Or is it completely random where they move?

There are specific paths they walk, yes. I got to see the tool that the devs use to create the WoW world and spawn points and that kind of thing, and the paths for mobs to walk were pretty clearly defined.

Shamrocco asked:

Was the video they showed at Blizzcon supposed to be the official cinematic for the next expansion? I cannot seem to recall when the cinematics were released for the previous expansions.

No, it was just a teaser trailer like we got for Cataclysm at BlizzCon '09. We didn't see the Cataclysm cinematic until October 2010.

Jondeth asked:

Come the XP reduction required for levels 71-80 by 33% in 4.3, what happens if I'm, say, 70% of the way through level 70 on patch day? WIll I log in to find myself suddenly level 71, or will the XP I've earned be reduced any?

To quote Billy Quizboy, "That'sch an exshellent queshtion. I have no idea."

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