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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.

After being unable to log in for three days, I'm 400-some valor points short of the cap this week. Can I chain enough scenarios this afternoon to make up the difference?

Eh, probably not.

Jehm asked:

Last week you recommended using the Tiny Twister in pet battles. I went and got one and I just don't see the appeal, it doesn't seem any good. What's the deal? What am I missing?

Just because I've featured a pet doesn't mean it's super good in battle. It may be situationally good, but I don't only choose from the strongest wild pets when looking for one to write about. I do feature some of those, but also pets that just have some neat gimmick or are difficult to find. The Tiny Twister had an unusual spawn system and is able to do an unusually high amount of damage to your opponent's bench. That's all.

I wouldn't recommend using the Terrible Turnip in PvP pet battles either, for example. Weakening Blow is still damn useful, though.

osdeath asked:

I just got my wife the Sindragosa MegaBloks set. In it was a "loot" item. Some of the items were obvious, like the Judgement Helm and Gorehowl. She got what looks like a staff that was green, possibly a 2H Mace. My question though is if there is a list of what these items are or if anyone can at least remember an epic item that was forest green colored. Thanks.

I didn't have an answer to this, but reader Micah linked to a blog that'll have your answer. Sounds like your loot pack gave you Lola's Lifegiving Branch, a standard model for blue-quality weapons in The Burning Crusade Wrath of the Lich King.

Revynn asked:

Seriously guys, I can't decide which alt to level to 90 next. Someone just freaking decide for me. Options are everything except Warlock (Main, already at 90), Mage (on another server and general disinterest), Druid (same as Mage), Rogue (staying at 80 for Herald) and Monk (level 18, not sure how much I enjoy the class yet).

Go with a shaman. Specifically a restoration shaman. I don't know what it is about them, but resto shaman are one of the few classes I still enjoy healing with.

rjjagoda asked:

In Mogu'Shan Palace, right before you fight the end boss there is a long hallway leading to his room. 2 rooms branch off from this hallway... one is named Shrine of Nala'shi, and has a clickable scrying orb in it. Has anyone gone over to click on the orb, just to see what it does? My gut says nothing,but I am unbelievably curious. Have not had any luck convincing LFD groups to kill a 3-man group and a 1.1M health mob that lives in there in order to try clicking yet.

You know, I was just curious about that myself last night. Running Mogu'Shan Palace on my rogue, I wondered why groups never went in there. Stealthing up to the scrying orb, I clicked it just to see what would happen. Turns out the scrying orb is for an achievement: Quarrelsome Quilen Quintet. The orbs free two of the five quilen you need. I almost never look at achievements, so I had no idea such an achievement even existed in there.

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