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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. Mike Sacco will be your host today.

Hall & Oates all the live-long weekend! That's what I'm talkin' about!

Brannwyn asked:

Can I ask a lore question? The Kirin Tor used to be a neutral faction, but that all went to pot over Theramore and with Jaina taking over. Are they actually part of the Alliance now (and hence subordinate to Varian), or are they instead a group who is seeking the same sort of things as the Alliance and are happy to work closely with them for the moment?

Lorewise, the Kirin Tor are an Alliance group. In-game it doesn't quite work that way yet. It's still a fairly recent change. Er, re-change. They were Alliance to begin with, then they...weren't, kind of...then...yeah.
Nocjin asked:

Surely the Thunder King is much more powerful than Garrosh? It seems weird he's last boss when the Thunder King soloed a Titan watcher, absorbed his power, and enslaved a large chunk of the world.

Even putting aside the fact that Garrosh was using the power of an Old God, it's not really worth it to try to compare relative power levels of raid bosses. The encounters happen in the order the story permits, and in this case it made more sense to take out Lei Shen before Garrosh.

HemttTanker asked:

Can you summon low level alts to Timeless Isle to have them open the one-time chests for extra gear tokens?

Nope, only 90s can open chests on the Timeless Isle.

BapoThePaladin asked:

When you go to SoO and you do the hourglass quest from the isle, is.... there supposed to be dialogue? I was on the first part, and I had no clue what was going on. There were no subtitles or anything.

Nope, it's just a vision. No sound.

Ron2 asked:

Why is Lorewalker Cho in the Vale of Eternal Sorrows? Is he collecting material for their historical records? Does he have an idea of how to fix the Vale? Or is he just there to push buttons and stir up trouble?

I'm sure what happened to the Vale bears recording for posterity. Besides, Cho seems pretty comfortable around danger. I'm sure he'll be fine.

jpec07 asked:

Is there a point to Valor this patch?

Upgrading your gear, buying Timeless Coins, and buying the odd piece from the Shado-Pan Offensive.

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