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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.

This Queue is excellent. *throws The Queue on the ground; it shatters into a million pieces* Another!

Ellyon asked:

My main is a resto druid. Lifebloom triggers Replenishment and I keep a stack of Lifebloom on a tank for, ideally, the whole fight. Last night I was in Raid Finder and noticed that Replenishment kept falling off. I would refresh Lifebloom just to make sure, but Replenishment didn't return until some other moment: a moment when I was not casting or refreshing Lifebloom. I'm wondering, is there a priority system that another character is the trigger for Replenishment? With my style of healing, Replenishment should be up the whole fight, but I regularly saw it fall off and was not refreshed at the moment I would have expected.

Commenter metafarm answered this one really well, so here it is for posterity:

It gives 10 party or raid members (with the lowest mana left) 1% of their maximum mana every 10 second for 15 seconds, or 1.5% over the full duration. Each time it is triggered, the 10 most needy members are recalculated, and those people either receive the buff, or have it refreshed on them.



Stabbaa asked:

Is it possible that Blizz will ever implement a feature where you can link your inventory and have other players browse what's in your bags? This would be great for selling all the junk ive accumulated on my bank alt.

Like you could do a "WTS the glyphs I have in my bags" or something on trade. This would be better than justputting them on AH because most of us only go to AH when we know what we want rather than having a browse for anything interesting.


Honestly, I don't really see the point, especially for Blizzard. As it is, the Auction House queries the server an absolute ton; can you imagine the number of server queries being able to look in anyone's bag at any time would cause? Buying and selling via the AH has done pretty well for us for a long time, and I doubt the system will change very much.

Edymnion asked:

How can I stop getting disconnected when I tab out? If I tab out of WoW to look at say Wowhead while sitting in place, everything is fine. If I do it while on a flight path or during a loading screen, it will disconnect me almost immediately every time. I understand logging you out if you aren't actually playing to reduce bandwidth use, but why is the disconnect so much FASTER when it happens at the times you are most likely to want to check something else (like on a flight path from Tanaris to Orgrimmar)?

This happens to me a lot, too; commenters have said that it happens because Windows Vista and Windows 7 prioritizes whatever you're switching to when you alt-tab, which makes your WoW client think your computer is ignoring it, which makes you disconnect. You can prevent it from happening by running the game in windowed mode (or maximized windowed mode), but this may affect your video performance on slower machines.

Morgathio asked:

Q4tQ: I remember reading that blizz was going to offer a "clean your wow folder" option thing on the launcher, my question is is it on there now/ were is it located and would it mess with any addons?

If you've played since Tuesday, then the optimization has already occurred! It likely shrank your WoW folder by several gigs.

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