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The Queue: Patch 4.3 FAQ

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

Today The Queue will focus on patch 4.3 questions that we've seen asked time and time again -- and for good reason, too. This is a huge content patch, and there are lots of different aspects of it that people are confused about.

Read on for a bunch of patch 4.3's most frequently asked questions!

And, um ... math. Because that seems to be a popular thing around here lately. (I have no idea why.)

Many of you asked:

What are the requirements for the new patch 4.3 5-man dungeons?

You have to be level 85, and on the PTR there was an item level requirement of 353. We assume that's holding true to the live servers.

Many of you asked:

When does patch 4.3 come out?

Today.

Many of you asked:

How do we get to Darkmoon Faire Island?

Portals will be up in the old locations in Mulgore and Elwynn Forest. NPCs will be announcing the Faire in the capital cities.

Many of you asked:

How do I get to the Dragon Soul raid?

The entrance to the Dragon Soul raid is in the Caverns of Time.

Many of you asked:

How do I get to the new 5-man instances?

The random Dungeon Finder is your friend. Remember, you don't have to discover the instance to queue for it anymore. (That was a short-lived feature of Cataclysm; it got removed in an earlier patch.) If you have to hit up the actual entrance, you can find it in the Caverns of Time.

Many of you asked:

Does Deathwing die?

Yes.

Sednsa asked:

Is it true that Chaos Orbs are going to become unbound?

Yes, you can trade Chaos Orbs in patch 4.3.

David asked:

Is there any way to discern Raid Finder raid experience from normal mode raid experience? I seem to remember some talk about the Raid Finder not giving the same achievements, but I haven't heard anything definitive on the subject.

The Raid Finder will not give out achievements, so if they're missing, you'll know right away that the person hasn't done normal or heroic modes, only Raid Finder modes.

Steve asked:

Do the stats on a transmog weapon have to be the same as the actual weapon?

No. If you can equip the weapon, then you can transmogrify other weapons to look like it. That means warriors can transmog their weapons to look like spell swords, even though they don't have any use for spell swords.

Will asked:

Two trains leave the station at the same time, one heading west and the other east. The westbound train travels 20 miles per hour slower than the eastbound train. If the two trains are 900 miles apart after 5 hours, what is the rate of the westbound train?

If the trains are traveling at the same speed and are 900 miles apart after 5 hours, they'd each be traveling at 90 miles per hour. If the eastbound train increases its speed 10 miles per hour and the westbound train decreases its speed 10 miles per hour, then the eastbound train would be traveling at 100 miles per hour, while the westbound train would be traveling 20 miles per hour slower at 80 miles per hour.

Have questions about the World of Warcraft? The WoW Insider crew is here with The Queue, our daily Q&A column. Leave your questions in the comments, and we'll do our best to answer 'em!

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