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Adam Holisky

Minneapolis, MN - http://www.holisky.com/

Adam enjoys all the different aspects of the World of Warcraft, although he mainly plays his Shaman, Priest, and Warrior. You can find more information about Adam at his personal blog: www.holisky.com

The Queue: More crafts, poop, and chances at new race/class combos


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.

First.

Soel asked:

What do you think the odds are we will see an extension of the craft able upgrades in future patches? I'd love to see extravagant Hexweave Essence where we go from ilvl 670 to 685. The time and materials investment for my 670 pieces would be disappointing if I just eventually replace them. Thoughts? Do you think Blizz would patch in recipes?

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The WoW Insider Show Episode 371

Every week, join us as we present you with The WoW Insider Show podcast -- an hour's worth of WoW community discussion covering everything from the week's top stories here on WoW Insider to emails from our readers and what's been going on with our particular characters in Azeroth.

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The Queue: Mine, traits, i5, and traffic


This Queue is written by Adam (also known as not Alex), who recently discovered that he's mildly obsessed with Mahler's Second Symphony.

Happy Tuesday restarts, Queue! Let's jump into the questions today.

Domehammer asked:

Anyone experienced a goren invasion? Not the actual invasion but your mine suddenly is swarmed by 20-30 goren slaughtering miners. Isolated pockets without guards patrolling were left empty with corpses of miners.

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The WoW Insider Show Live

Tonight we're going live at 8:00 p.m. PDT / 11:00 p.m. EDT with the WoW Insider Show. You can join us right above with the live stream or head over to our Twitch.TV page and chat with us there. If you can't make the show don't worry! It'll be posted on iTunes tomorrow, along with a full recording right here.

Remember that we need to keep the chat civil, so there are mods about to make sure everyone plays nice. Thanks for stopping by!

Filed under: WoW Insider Show

The Queue: Queues, Sorting, and Santa


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 a bit late. I blame my packages not getting here when I was told they would, so I had to punt and go shopping in the real world today.

It was terrible. Way too long of queue lines.

Rustin asked:

could you ever see blizz putting in an alt queue finder? Like queue toon A for a raid while I switch to toon B to do some questing at lower lvls. More often than not I feel like I'm just sitting around waiting when I could be working on my alt army.

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Today's restarts resolved all but two bugs with Draenor outposts


The restarts that hit the realms this morning fixed a variety of issues that have been dependent on a realm reset. Most of these have been small, but several related to the ability to change the outposts that you build around Draenor. Not everything is getting solved, however.

Community Manager Lore hopped on the forms last night and tossed out two important bullet points about the fixes, and what players should avoid. The note is as follows:

Blizzard Entertainment
We've been working on a solution to the issues with swapping buildings that some players have reported. [Today's] restarts will fix several issues, but there are two outstanding issues that will have to be corrected in a future hotfix. In the meantime, we want to make sure players are aware of the issues so that you can avoid them.

Alliance players who changed outpost buildings in Spires of Arak prior to tomorrow's restarts will not be able to access the new building's questline.
Horde players who change outpost buildings in Talador will be unable to change their building a second time. The gold cost will be charged, but the building will instantly revert back.

Aside from those two issues, we believe the fix applied with tomorrow's restarts will resolve all other issues with changing outpost buildings. The outstanding issues will be fixed as soon as possible.


Filed under: News items

Weekly news roundup with Panser of TradeChat

The WoW Insider Weekly Recap is back again this week to discuss all of the hottest news of the past week. This week's topics include: If you enjoyed the show, make sure to subscribe to TradeChat, leave a comment, and come back next week for the next episode!

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On Professions in Warlords of Draenor


I struggled with how to start this post off -- I didn't want to be negative and rant against professions in Warlords, or be blind and not cover their current state at all. So instead I decided upon a little bit of a meta introductory paragraph that simply says professions are not what we expected. They lack the feel of traditional professions, and seem to exist in a hybrid state of being utterly worthless worthless and slightly annoying.

As the game stands right now, you could never touch professions and you'd miss almost nothing of importance. There is no gear that you need (you may want some of it, but not much, and it is easily substituted with LFR drops), there are no battle pets that are required, and there's nothing but enchanting and inscription that are mildly necessary for a casual player to engage in the game (and at that, all those benefits can be obtained by buying the crafted items off the auction house).

What can be done? Three relatively easy things: more levels of crafted gear, revamping the resource model, and decreasing the reliance on daily cooldowns.

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Editorial: I fully support buying gold from Blizzard


Yesterday Blizzard announced intentions to explore trading game time for gold via in-game items that can be purchased with real-world currency. The full statement reads:

Blizzard Entertainment
We're exploring the possibility of giving players a way to buy tradable game-time tokens for the purpose of exchanging them in-game with other players for gold. Our current thought on this is that it would give players a way to use their surplus gold to cover some of their subscription cost, while giving players who might have less play time an option for acquiring gold from other players through a legit and secure system. A few other online games offer a similar option, and players have suggested that they'd be interested in seeing something along those lines in WoW. We agree it could be a good fit for the game, and we look forward to any feedback you have as we continue to look into this feature.


I cheered for joy when I read this. I can't wait to essentially buy gold directly from Blizzard.

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The WoW Insider Show Episode 370

Every week, join us as we present you with The WoW Insider Show podcast -- an hour's worth of WoW community discussion covering everything from the week's top stories here on WoW Insider to emails from our readers and what's been going on with our particular characters in Azeroth.

Want to have your question answered on the air? Email theshow@wowinsider.com!

Get the podcast:

[iTunes] Subscribe to the WoW Insider Show directly in iTunes.
[RSS] Add the WoW Insider Show to your RSS aggregator.
[MP3] Download the MP3 directly.

Listen here on the page:


Filed under: Podcasts, WoW Insider Show