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The Queue: Wait, what about that quest

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Anne Stickney (@Shadesogrey) just remembered why she hates leveling alts.

Late last night, I finally got my Alliance druid to level 70. I did it the proper way, finishing it up in Outland before moving to Northrend. And then I was really, really excited because I could fly as a really fast bird, instead of the poky-slow bird. After staring at my book, which told me to visit my trainer, conversing with a variety of trainers who had nothing to teach me and then finally consulting Wowhead in order to figure out that I needed to visit a flight trainer, not a class trainer, I was on my way.

That is, until I visited the flight trainer and realized Swift Flight Form was going to cost me 5k. After staring forlornly at the paltry 1.7k on my alt, I logged off. Whatever happened to just murdering a big bird in an instance? Come on.

Edymnion asked:

Do you think we will get more than one set of new dailies this expansion? Blizzard seems to be wanting us to use LFR more for gearing up as opposed to constantly releasing new tiers of dungeons like they did in Cataclysm. I'm sure we'll get at least one more set of dungeons (like the End of Time dungeon set in Cata, or the ICC 5 mans in Wrath), but do you think we'll see an intermediary set like the Zuls this time around?

I think you're asking if we're going to get more than one set of new dungeons rather than dailies? If so, I honestly have no idea -- I suspect we'll see another set of dungeons at least, since each expansion has added a few that weren't in the original release of said expansion so far. I don't know how many dungeons exactly, but I imagine we'll see a few. Whether they're released all in one patch, or over a couple of patches ... well, I have no idea!

csaltman1 asked:

Wait, does the sheildwall item increase rep for my main too? I thought it only increased rep for my alts. Could I have been using it for my own rep all this time?

Absolutely. As soon as you hit revered with a faction, get the commendation. It'll increase your rep gain for every character on your account, including your main -- which makes that grind to exalted far more bearable than ever before.

JuliusWolf asked:

Since they are removing item upgrading in 5.2 do you think it is worthwhile to upgrade what we can before that happens? I don't raid so my Raid Finder Claw's of Shek'zeer are likely the best weapon I will be getting for a while, should I upgrade them now before the feature disappears?

Yes. Upgrade everything you can. Even if it's not on par with the things that drop in whatever iteration of LFR we are getting with the new raid, it'll still last you for quite some time. After all, you aren't going to get every piece of new gear your heart desires in one run. Besides, what else are you going to spend all that valor on? Upgrade away!

Revynn asked:

I just got my legendary gem and started on the next phase. This is the last available part of the questions until 5.2, correct? No rush?

Yep! Although I have to warn you now -- you're going to be collecting 6k valor points for Wrathion before you end that portion of the chain. That's a minimum of six weeks of valor capping. So there literally is no rush, because it's impossible to rush through it.

@RyanStormrage asked via Twitter:

what do you think of blizzard nerfing blade flurry to balance then giving monks the same ability?

Honey, I play Assassination. I am perfectly fine with them adjusting Blade Flurry because it means I don't have to sit there and fiddle and fidget and switch around to Combat just because one particular boss out of however many happens to have a lot of adds, or responds really well to cleave damage. Basically, I played Combat back in Burning Crusade, I switched to Assassination in early Wrath, and between then and now Combat has changed so much that I absolutely loathe it.

So if they make it so that I don't feel like it is an absolute necessity to play a spec that I hate just to do more damage, I am perfectly fine with that. Giving it to monks, however ... Let's just say that I don't particularly care for monks, and leave it at that*.

@wrenworkman asked via Twitter

In your opinion what century/decade would you place WoW's tech level?

Honestly, I don't think there's a real answer to that question. Some things seem fairly low-technology in Azeroth, but at the same time we've got naaru ships that basically warp through space from one point to another. I mean ... it's so varied that there's no real way to pin it down to just one time period. But that's fantasy for you.

@sergel92 asked via Twitter:

Given the current rate of the xpac, how many patches do you think Mists will have? Will it be 3,4,5, or more?

I'd say more than that. Honestly, with the speed that patches are coming out, I'm thinking we may see seven or eight before the expansion is over. Not every patch will have substantial huge things in it -- I expect it'll be a little more like vanilla. Patches in vanilla were varied. Sometimes we got new content, sometimes we just got cool stuff like weather added to the game. There were a lot of patches in vanilla.


*Get your grubby leather-wearing paws off my agi gear, impostors.


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