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The Queue: From Falcor to Star Wars Christmas

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.

I would officially like to request a feature that lets us name our mounts. Mainly so I can get one of these flying chinese dragons and name it Falcor.

THE END.

S.B. Arthur commented:

As a noob in WOTLK I leveled a DK with int gear not knowing better. He did fine, then in Cata died every 5 seconds. LOL.


I love comments like this, if only because they make us reflect on our own newbie mistakes and the assorted blunders. And we've all done them -- don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

One of the many that I made was walking around in leather gear on my warrior because I thought it looked cooler than plate, and not realizing the difference between them. And then there was the time as a young warrior, when the game itself was still very very new, that I thought I needed to have taunt in my "clicking rotation."

Yes ... let the lawls begin.

(Also PS, your name is funny, but I can't print that... it's Bea Arthur after all, matron of the Star Wars cantina -- for real too, watch this video.)

wowgrl asked:

I got Loremaster of Pandaria on my Horde main yesterday. My Alliance insn't far behind. Neither one of them see any dailies for Shado-Pan or August Celestials. The only dailies I see are for Golden Lotus, Klaxxi and the Order of the Cloud Serpent. I went to a couple of the temple spots and went back to the Shado-pan Garrison to see if there were any quests but didn't find any. Do you have to be at a certain reputation before they open up?

For now you'll need to be revered with the Golden Lotus in order to open up the Shado-pan dailies.

I say 'for now' because I foresee this requirement being dropped sometime in the future. I don't think it makes a lot of sense to gate the content when everyone is working on alts. Right now the gating serves some purpose, mainly to reward playing. But later on when the playing has been established and reputations truly become just a casual grind (versus a somewhat-necessary [although far from strictly necessary]), the gating doesn't make much sense.

If I had to wager, I'd say that in patch 5.2 or 5.3 we'll see this restriction removed. Of course the standard disclaimer applies that I have no inside knowledge on this subject, etc etc.

Gorgon asked:

Why there are only 4 normal mode dungeons? In cat there were 8. Leveling/Gearing for heroics on several toons. Ugh.

I've been hearing this a lot, and I'm not really sure why. You can go right from quest blues/greens into heroics. There doesn't need to be any intermediate step. If you're feeling under-powered, grab a couple PvP blues from the AH and you'll be more than ok.

The start of the end game leveling model is different than it was in previous expansions, but it's different in a better way, one that is more accessible. Just keep yourself moving forward and don't worry too much about your DPS in heroics off the bat, and you'll do fine. If you're worried about tanking or healing, then don't -- wait until you get some heroic gear before you slip into those more critical roles.

T_holh asked:

[Paraphrasing] Why are some Queue's longer/more involved than others?

The types of questions answered and the length of the replies are influenced by a couple of factors. First and foremost is the quality and quantity of WoW questions in yesterday's edition. If there's not a lot for us to pick from, then there's probably not going to be a lot in the next day's Queue. Second, many of us have a lot more we do here behind the scenes, and while we try to make the Queue our top priority, to be honest it doesn't always happen.

Finally, we have 365 editions of the Queue published each year. From my standpoint as the Managing Editor, I'm not expecting every entry to be amazing. But I don't think anyone calls them in either -- overall I'm pretty pleased with our editorial routine we've established here (and I know a lot of other sites, especially those outside of the WoW-verse, look at this column and are just in awe... which says a lot about all of you contributing to it).

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