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The Queue: No sleep till Orgrimmar

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) is impatiently waiting to upgrade her gear.

Oh hey, hello there patch 5.3. Nice to see you on live servers! I don't know about you guys, but first item on my priority list is upgrading all my gear. Or maybe scenarios. Or maybe just running to the Barrens and smacking things around. So many choices!

Richard_BB1 asked:

Patch 5.3 is tomorrow? I know it was rumoured,. but do we have any proof?

There will be as soon as the servers are online! I promise.

anastrace asked:

Silly question, but do you have to make Lightning Steel Ingots at the forge on the isle of thunder once you learn how to do it? In other words, is it like dark iron bars? Because that would suck.


Nope! Once you've learned the recipe, you can make them anywhere you'd like -- provided you've got an anvil handy.

mbhahn asked:

Dear Queue. What are the chances we get a spaceship dungeon the next expansion like a Dranei spaceship level where we have to stop it from exploding on our trip the the next expansion setting world

Um...as good as our chances of anything else, I guess? We've got no real idea what the next expansion is going to look like, or what it will feature, or what will be in it, so your guess is as good as mine, at this point.

Gavin_Lafferty asked:

Q4tQ.: Do you think Garrosh will actually die at the end of 5.4? I agree it's likely but I also have this pet theory were Taran Zhu hauls the defeated jerk off to Pandaria to learn to deal with his emotions the proper way. Of course he might have already crossed his moral event horizon meaning death is inevitable...

I really hope he doesn't. I think he's in the process of becoming a very good villain figure, but I don't think he's quite there yet. I think if he were killed, he could be satisfied with some sort of honorable death. However, if he were to live and have to experience the very real feeling of having messed up in terrible ways ... well number one, that's the biggest kind of dishonor, right there. Number two, that's just enough to probably push Garrosh over the edge into full-fledged villain territory. His character is too interesting to simply fall over dead, he'd be far more interesting if he were left alive to stew in the consequences of his actions. But again, that's just my opinion.

demon.within.x asked:

Q4tQ: What side of the siege of Orgrrimar do you think Nazgrim will end up being on? I'm hoping he'll be on our side and take over as leader of the Orcs (but not warchief of the Horde)

Man, I hope he's on our side. I've bailed that guy out of horrible situations so many times now, you'd think that he'd have the common sense to realize Garrosh is trouble. Even if he isn't on our side at first, I'd still like to see him jump the fence eventually -- it'd probably make Garrosh really, really mad. And I'm okay with that.

wrathofkublakhan asked:

When the patch drops tomorrow, can I just wander over to the Barrens or is the new content gated by way of the two scenarios. I understand that the scenarios help tell the story but I'd like to just drift over there and see what's happening.

What's going to happen is you'll log in and immediately get a quest missive from Lorewalker Cho. You visit him, do a couple of scenarios (you don't need to do all four of them), and then that will lead you to the Barrens quests and activities. I wouldn't worry about the scenarios -- there will likely be a ton of people queuing for them tomorrow, so the wait time to get in should be minimal. It won't be long before you're over the in the Barrens, no worries!

Dope_Danny asked:

Just to check, i've got 2400vp, it aint gonna turn into useless jp right?

Not to our knowledge! All your valor should be there and available to spend when you log in.

sockfire asked:

From the 5.3 patch notes: Items upgradable by Valor now require 250 Valor to upgrade per 4 item levels, for a total of 500 Valor for 8 item levels per item. This is retroactive to all items that use Valor. Does that last sentence mean we're getting refunds on previously upgraded gear?

Nope! It just means that all gear that was previously upgradable in 5.1 is also getting a reduction in upgrade cost -- it's not just the ToT gear that is being reduced to 250 valor per upgrade, it's all of the upgradeable gear.

BrettShaffer asked:

Just to be clear, with the new senarios coming out tomorrow, 1 is Alliance only, and 1 is Horde only, but we get the chance to see the other factions senarios? And do we just queue up for them like we normally would?

You'll get to see all four scenarios. For scenarios that are faction-specific, you'll get one of those handy disguises like the ones in the Caverns of Time dungeons.


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