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The Queue: Run Boy Run

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Alex Ziebart will be your host today.

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naterybird317 asked:

When do you think Mists of Pandaria will be released? What was being tested in the Cata beta at the time of the official announcement? I ask because I wonder if at the time of the announcement were beta testers testing 85 content or were they still level capped between 80-85? I feel like we're getting really close to the official announcement.

My gut says we'll see a release date announcement within a month for a late summer release. What we learned from the Cataclysm beta is that Blizzard is really good at last-minute crunch. I don't remember exactly where the beta was in PvE progression way back when, but leading right up to the release of Cataclysm, many of us were sitting here going, "There is no way Blizzard can finish this in time. There is just no possible way." And then they did.

The parts of beta that take longest are the initial implementations of a feature. It takes a long time for Blizzard to plug something like Pet Battles in. But once it's in, they can tune it up relatively quickly in comparison.

We're nearing level 90 in the beta, and almost all features are implemented to some degree (even if they cannot be actively tested right now), so I would certainly expect a release date soon -- probably right after all of the Diablo III insanity dies down.

For what it's worth, the Mists of Pandaria release date predictions that Adam came up with last month seem to fall in the late summer range, too.

angerfork asked:

For years, I have worked to fight the evils of Azeroth as a Paladin of the Light. I fought Arthas, Deathwing...all in the name of protecting this great world of ours. Yet, I have recently begun committing mass Wolvar genocide while simultaneously kidnapping their children in hopes of selling lots of penguins in cages to fellow adventurers.

Have I lost my way...?


Personally, I'm in the "Arthas was right" camp. Stratholme was a lost cause -- what could he have done but kill everybody? Sure, killing all of those people was immoral, but it could have contained the plague! Uther and Jaina pissed and moaned about "slaughtering the innocents" or whatever, but I sure didn't hear them come up with any better suggestions. Maybe if they hadn't ditched Arthas in his moment of need, Lordaeron wouldn't have burned to the ground, and we wouldn't have had to deal with the Lich King later on.

The wolvar are a blight no better than the Scourge. They are highly annoying. Slaughter them at will, but I hope you have better friends than Arthas did.

Kenichan asked:

How many Chuck Noriss' roundhouse kicks does it take to make people get off Diablo 3?

Blizzard thought ahead on this one and turned those roundhouse kicks into a monk class ability in Diablo III. Sorry, dude. You'll need to find another way to get people to stop playing.

VeganCATS asked:

What do you think are the chances of transmog items getting their own inventory space like mounts and pets got?

That's what void storage is supposed to be, so I would consider this completely unlikely.

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