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The Queue: It could all be about the pet battles on iPad

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.

Welcome to another week of Warcraft -- let's talk about WoW today, shall we?

Sgracy asked:

Do you think they should allow the battle pet game to be separately available on iPad, etc? I think it would do really well like Hearthstone, and Blizzard could make money too. I subbed 1 year back and really liked collecting battle pets. Since there is no pokemon on mobile yet, it would do really good.

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The Queue: A hodor of questions

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.

We'll hop down into the Queue today with a slew of questions.

Alkaline asked:

Is anything planed for Tanaan in the future? It seems odd that its un accessible after the wod intro quests

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Patch 6.0.2 Hotfixes for December 2

A new round of hot fixes is out for WoD, including some major changes to key garrison buildings (or at least key as in buildings that are wanted). Highlights include:
  • Menagerie Level 3: Reduced the number of pet battle wins needed for the Draenic Pet Battler achievement from 500 to 150.
  • Conquest Garrison Missions have been disabled temporarily from the pool of available missions for players that are eligible to receive them.
  • Molten Core -- Trash mobs like Ancient Core Hounds and Lava Surgers no longer respawn.
  • Conquest Points have been converted into Honor Points before the start of the season.
  • Level-up items created by professions no longer use reagents that required a daily cooldown to create and are no longer soulbound. To compensate for this change, basic reagent requirements have been increased and vendor buyback price for those items have been reduced now that they're less rare.
The full list of changes after the break.

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The Queue: Blood elves, battle pets, and poop

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.

I'm going to go clean myself up here, brush my teeth real gud, and get ready to eat.

Diet be damned, today is stuffing.

Zheo asked:

Tinfoil Hat QFTQ: Do you think with the release of whatever patch brings in the Blood Elf Model update we'll see Blood Elf content? I'm thinking that Blizz may take advantage and make a Blood Elf or High Elf content patch with dungeons/quests.

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The WoW Insider Show Episode 368

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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World of Warcraft on sale for $4.99

World of Warcraft is now on sale for $4.99. If you're thinking about getting someone into the game, or are looking at picking up a secondary account for yourself, this is a good opportunity to do so. The sale only goes until next Tuesday at 11:59 p.m. PST, so you'll want to act fast if you're intending to pick it up.

This is the base game that's on sale -- that means everything up to and including Mists of Pandaria. You'll need to purchase Warlords of Draenor separately to gain access to the features in the current expansion.

Filed under: Blizzard, News items

The Level 3 Storehouse will be mine on January 31, 2017

As we play through Draenor and start getting a closer look at things, we're able to better tell how the systems will play out. One of the more interesting, and new, dynamics in the game is the garrisons -- they're giving advancement paths that haven't existed in WoW before, and as with anything, the first release of these advancement paths tends to be a bit... bumpy.

Take, for instance, the level 3 Storehouse. For those of you who haven't looked into this building yet, it provides you with bank access and +5 work orders at tier 1, guild bank access at tier 2, and finally transmogrification and void storage access at tier 3. Quite the useful building to have in your town. Couple that with a close-by auction house that you can make and you've got yourself a very ideal place to wage your economic transactions.

Tier 1 and Tier 2 are purchasable, so it's not a big deal to get those. As with all tier 3 plans, however, you need to do something else. These particular plans are tied to the achievement Got Money on My Draenor Mind. You need to loot 10,000 gold in Draenor to get the achievement. And that looting means very strictly picking up the gold from dead monsters. Not from selling items, not from lucrative garrison missions, not from quests -- just picking up gold from dead monsters.

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New World of Warcraft patch, must exit

There is a new build tonight that Blizzard just pushed up to the servers. It requires a very small patch, and as of right now if you haven't shut down your Desktop Client, you're going to get an "incompatible version" error without being prompted to patch the game.

To solve this you'll need to fully exit the client and restart it. The easiest way to exit the client, from Windows, is to right click on the tray icon and select "Exit." Once you open the client back up WoW will patch itself to version 19116 (down from 19227, interestingly), and you'll be back in business.

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The WoW Insider Show live from your garrison

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!

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New Blood Elf model revealed

Blizzard has just published the new models for the Blood Elves. The models were not originally included with the release of Warlords of Draenor. Blizzard delayed the model to make it as good as possible, and we're finally seeing some of those results. We don't have an exact release date for the new models to appear in-game, however Blizzard notes that the creation process has been streamlined and they hope to have them out soon.

The male model after the break.

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