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The Queue: Darling deer

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Mike Sacco will be your host today.

You guys might have forgotten that I have a soft spot for ungulates, but this is your reminder. He's so little!!

qwerty31 asked:

Is anyone else bothered by MoP's new respawn technology? For those unaware, respawn times for most mobs are tied to how many people are in the zone (I think that's how it works, at least). This is why on launch, mobs in the Jade Forest respawned literally instantly, there were so many people in the zone.

I dislike it exactly because of its potential instantaneous nature. Often I kill a mob and before its death animation is even finished there's a new one on top of me. And then another one after that. I can chain-pull a couple of guys, but as a squishy mage I can only take so much. I can run, or try to, but sometimes that just doesn't work (like the DO cave mentioned in the queue today -- that place is hell).


It doesn't really bother me because I remember previous expansion launches where I waited 10 minutes between kills for a bottleneck quest. I would rather have too many enemies than too few, every time.

JustinOlomon asked:

Do you think another Outland expansion would see the return of Aldor and Scryer?

The Shattered Sun Offensive was the combined forces of the Aldor and Scryers, so it's less likely that we'd see the forces split again and more likely that we'd be working with the Shattered Sun (or some variation of it).

Alexey asked:

With the current state of PTR, can you give at least some rough estimate of 5.2 release date? Month, two months?

Late February. Things seem to be pretty well put-together in it right now. Seems as if they've been working on it for a while (go figure!).

plviana asked:

With MoP we all got to experience for the first time a race who could actually chose which side to support. Though I see it being controversial and lore-breaking, do you think Blizzard could someday lift Horde/Alliance race restrictions, so you could actually see dwarves on horde, goblins on Alliance and so on? And if so, how would you picture this scenario?

I mean, one could be born a human but never sympathized with Alliance and so chose to join Horde instead. I for one, would love to have that level of free will in WoW.


I've learned never to say never regarding this stuff, but I think the game will continue to follow the pattern of new races being neutral from here on out. I don't think the old races will be able to choose their faction after all this time.

zengarzombolt11 asked:

do the different dragon flights mate with each other?

They can, but they usually don't.

mightbechris asked:

Is there a reason we're still limited to 50 mails in our box at a time? Or why we can't empty our mail with one click as opposed to the 1 item at a time/wait 60 seconds for another 50, rinse and repeat?

Yep, it's the same reason why we have limited bag space. It's to reduce server load. There's a whole lot of info traveling back and forth in the mail system, and the less strain Blizzard can make it put on the servers the better.


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