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The Queue: Glory to the Alliance

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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. Alex Ziebart will be your host today.

Stop making a mess of our flags, you jerks.

BlazeNor asked:

With this farming aspect added to the game that seem to be done with phasing, do you think this could open the door to housing? For example allowing players to own a piece of land and building on it though reputation and dailies.

I absolutely do think it could lead to that, yeah. I think our farm in Mists of Pandaria is Blizzard's testing ground for player housing. The question has always been, if they give us player housing, what do you do there? Do you just retire after a hard day of questing, make some popcorn, and watch some TV in your house in Stormwind? No, that's boring. They won't just give us a room to put up some paintings or whatever and leave it at that. They would want player housing to be an activity, something with goals and objectives. Our tiny little farm in Valley of the Four Winds is a good example of housing being an actual activity -- to get something for your farm, you need to work towards it, you have to earn it. It's a great start. They're seeing what works and what doesn't.

I could totally see them building on the Mists of Pandaria model and doing something like ... we're on whatever continent or planet comes next, and the Alliance (or Horde) entrusts you with a newly established, totally ramshackle stronghold. You need to improve its fortifications, make friends with local warlords or mercenaries, recruit officers, and bling out your throne room. That would be way more epic than an apartment in Old Town. Though the roleplayer in me thinks an apartment in Old Town would be pretty sweet, too.

Alexander1 asked:

Does anyone else think that the mogu are going to make the two big statues in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms come to life at some point?

I doubt it, but it would be totally awesome. Also, your name is awful. Sorry, bro.

(If you were offended by that, check the byline on this article.)

violetarrows asked:

I'm not a raider, so is there anything I can do with the Lesser Charms of Good Fortune? And if not, will simply not taking the quest again ensure I don't pick up any more to clutter my bags?

You get the charms regardless of whether you have the quest or not. If you think you will never, ever use the charms, you can just throw them away. I'd make sure to keep at least a few of the Elder Charms of Good Fortune around, though. I don't raid much either, but I use them whenever I join a Sha of Anger group, because why not? You could always do a quickie LFR run once a week just to use them, too. If you're doing daily quests, you might as well get the full benefit of it.

Kherova asked:

When I handed in a quest for Hallow's End I received reputation for the Tushui. They are listed in the reputation tab as a part of the Alliance. Never heard of them, did I miss anything??

The Tushui are the pandaren that have joined the Alliance.

@xvkarbear asked:

Now that the honeymoon phase is wearing off and people are 90 and raiding, how do you think the expansion is going so far?

As someone who doesn't do any hardcore raiding anymore, I'm having a blast. It's the most fun I've had since The Burning Crusade. My one big gripe is the Golden Lotus. I don't hate those dailies as much as some people do, but the gating there is fairly obnoxious. I'm not sure I understand the intent of it, besides ensuring players don't try completing the Tillers, the Anglers, the Order of the Cloud Serpent, the Golden Lotus, the Klaxxi, the August Celestials, and the Shado-Pan dailies every single day as soon as they hit 90. It might a precaution to make you take it easy, you can only touch the Celestials and Shado-Pan once you've learned to pace yourself. If that's the case, I feel there are more elegant ways to accomplish that.

There are also some hitches with things such as valor points and the rate at which you accrue them, but that's a numbers issue and not a content issue. The content, I feel, is extremely solid and the best it has been in years.

As for what everyone else thinks ... who knows? We have comments for a reason!

@MuteAssassins asked:

More likely to screw up your LFD: great players with an elitist attitude or bad players with a positive attitude?

Great players with an elitist attitude are more likely to screw up an LFR group, because they can /sit in front of a boss and refuse to participate until you get rid of the "baddies." The baddies themselves will at least try, even if they aren't great at it. Trying to play ball is better than refusing to try at all.
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