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The Queue: Dedicated to that one drop that never comes...

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.

Today's Queue is dedicated to finally get some good drops in LFR. I haven't been able to get my hands on a helm that's worth anything in quite a while, and the tier piece finally dropped for me. Not on a charm roll though (of course not).

Onwards and upwards! There's always more charms today!

Alexey asked:

Has any gray item ever become useful after some patch?

I don't believe so. There have been plenty of items that have turned gray, however, and became totally useless. But nothing in reverse. It'd be pretty strange to see.

I should note that there have been a few here and there that were mislabled gray and should have been white. But that was mainly a bug fix, and usually taken care of in a minor patch.

Akriloth asked:

How did spellcasters increase their damage done with spells in Vanilla WoW? I've been so curious about this since intellect wasn't a throughput stat and spell power did not exist until WotLK.

Gear would have on it a modifier like "+Shadow Damage" that would be for warlocks (not shadow priests, since there really were not any in a large way). "+Fire Damage" would be for mages, and "+Holy Damage" would be for that paladin. The other modifiers, like crit and hit, still worked, however they were not as prevalent as the +damage boosts.

Keep in mind that Vanilla WoW was a different game. There wasn't an abundance of min/maxing things like there is now, and adequate DPS came through a bunch of trial and error, figuring it out on your own. Now that's not to say that theory crafting didn't exist, it did, but it wasn't as prevalent as it is today (nor, I might argue, as necessary).

P/S: All replies to this comment must be: "But I was a shadow priest raiding in Vanilla WoW!"

Wstomlin asked:

But how many raid tiers do you think we'll have? We know it will be at least 3, but do you think Blizzard will fit a 4th raid tier in? (Seems unlikely to be more than 4, on past evidence, but maybe?)

I really would be surprised if it was anything other than three patches with major raid content in them. More than that and I think this expansion would carry on too long, and that's something that Blizzard really wants to avoid. They did better with the end of Cataclysm (although not good enough, in my opinion), and adding an extra tier of raiding at the level of quality players expect would just delay the next expansion longer than necessary.

XorCist asked:

I have the Chest of Shadowy Conqueror token from Raid Finder, and I see it has an Item Upgrade 0/2....can you upgrade it prior to turning it in thus making it a Heroic token? Or what does the upgrade imply?

No.

The upgrade doesn't mean anything for a token. You can turn the token in for your raid finder level tier piece, and then upgrade the resulting piece of gear twice (for a total of 8 iLevels). But that will not bring it anywhere near heroic level.

AdamParkinson commented:

Hey guys, did you hear?

Nitrogen and Oxygen hooked up over the weekend, and I was like NO way!

But then, Oxygen and Magnesium totally had a thing, and I was all like, OMG!

How often do I make chemistry jokes? Periodically. But I doubt I'll get any reaction from them.


I'm just going to end the Queue today with that. Have a good one all!


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