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The Queue: Swimming kitties

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

Today we address the real issues. Issues like kitties on broomsticks.

aldristavan asked:

I'm very upset. My feline familiar isn't riding on a broom. Kitty's just floating in air! >:( Is this a bug?

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The Queue: Is this new? What about this? Or this?

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

Two weeks from today, I'll be joining Anne Stickney to begin our road trip down to BlizzCon. We had a blast last year, and we're planning for bigger and better this year. I'm excited. You should be excited, too.

RebeccaChallenger asked:

Are people still getting ejected from Ordos when they try to get to him without the Cloak?

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The Queue: Stuck on dancing

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 answering all kinds of questions today.

On the discussion of dancing in WoW, Nocjin and jonmynard reminded me of the existence of the above video, which is still pretty awesome, even with the old models implemented. I'm just wondering what it would look like if it used the newer models. Far less flipper hand, for one thing!

ISO1600 asked:

QftQ: Why oh why do old, easily-soloable raids still have weekly lock-outs? They obviously want us to farm them for transmog, and I REALLY want a Hammer of the Naaru, but only being able to run the Lair once a week sucks.

Because all that stuff is still content to be completed. We are powerful, yes, but our characters are not gods, and should not be able to just mow over all prior content with no limitations in place. If you were able to just run in for a four hour stretch and smack bosses around until you got your hammer, that would pretty much eliminate any reason for you to go back and continue to do that content. Transmog managed to create new uses for old content that didn't exist before -- they aren't going to remove that aspect of the feature, not when it's so wildly popular.

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The Queue: Okay so now can we have a Dance Studio?

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 answering all kinds of questions today.

You guys, I couldn't be happier with how the new models look. There are a few weird anomalies here and there, but overall the effect is a vast improvement to the game. It looks way, way better than it did only a week ago. Of course the blood elf models still need a touch up, but that's on the way after the expansion launches. So how about we dream big -- I mean really, really big -- and consider the thought of maybe, just maybe seeing a Dance Studio in the game? I mean, the models are all fresh and new. And if the old blood elf model looks this good doing the pandaren female dance as-is, things can only go uphill from here, right? Right?

Devin asked:

So what's your favorite change that you didn't discover until live? I just realized that changing my active talents will automatically update my key-bind. I previously had a macro for this that was accomplishing this but only passably.

I was pretty delighted to discover that dialogue has its own volume slider in the game options now. I'd completely forgotten that that was a thing that was going in. I'm also pleased that the grass physics from Draenor seem to have made their way into Azeroth, too. Go try walking through some tall grass and see what it does.

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The Queue: PvP Power, More subs, Transmog by color

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

Patch 6.0.2 allows you to basically kill Nefarian, Onyxia, Sinestra and Deathwing solo. You can basically wipe out the entire ruling lineage of the Black Dragonflight save for Sabellian and Wrathion in one evening, if you're so inclined.

Ineptone asks:
Is pvp power and resilience still left on pvp gear effective? I'm not sure if its just omitted from the character screen just in preperation to display level 100 stats or if its plain turned off.

Let's ask Brian Holinka.

So the answer is yes, those stats are still on the PvP gear, and they still work, but they won't be on PvP gear in Warlords and aren't on the character pane.

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The Queue: Garrisons, editorial, remorse, gear


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.

So much interest in patch 6.0.2 lately... It's almost like there's another 600,000 people playing WoW or something.

Huh.

Yaminokaze asked:

Looking at most of the complaints about garrisons, many of them boil down less to any problems with the system as-is, and more to the garrison not being what the person wanted or expected. Less "I don't like this" and more "I wish it had been this".

Do you think Blizzard did a poor job managing expectations for the garrison? They were so vague at BlizzCon that everyone likely filled in the gaps in their imagination (often erroneously), but I'm not sure if they had much more of an idea than what they gave us then. The feature probably changed quite a bit during development.

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The Queue: The portal is back, NPC auras, undelete, gear, and


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.

Well yesterday was certainly fun. I saw this for the first time in ever. WoW... clearly dead. Clearly.

MusedMoose asked:

Is anyone else ridiculously glad to have the Dark Portal as the login screen again? I didn't realize how much I'd missed it until it showed up again. There's just something so uniquely WARCRAFT about it. {◕ ◡ ◕}

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The Queue: Today is the day of new character models

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

Adam is your regularly scheduled Queue host today. But I stole it from him. Why? Because I'm super evil. Finally, the truth is revealed!

BapoThe-Paladin asked:

So any guesses on how many times maintenance will be extended? I'm going to guess 3 times.

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The Queue: Hype hype hype!


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

Patch 6.0 tomorrow! Hype, hype, hype!

Exogenesis3 asked:

I've been wondering for a while - how will garrisons work if you're leveling with someone else? My boyfriend and I are planning on questing together until 100 when Warlords comes out, and I've been curious as to how we'd be able to handle garrisons.... Would we have to take the exact same buildings so we get the same quests?

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The Queue: Rexxar is the best

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 answering all kinds of questions today.

Rexxar is really strong. And brave. And cool. And the best, pretty much. He's Draenor's superhero.

Jammy asked:

Wtf, how does a 583 rogue die in a 5 man?

Painfully.

No really though, trash was easy, but the first boss of Mogu'shan Palace is actually three bosses rolled into one and bandages don't exactly do a lot of self-healing these days. Any other boss and I likely would have been absolutely fine. I also wasn't really prepared for or paying much attention to anything beyond a quick test run to see if I could bowl over heroic bosses as easily as I murdered my way through the Firelands the other night.

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The Queue: Fine Draenor cuisine

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 answering all kinds of questions today.

I always kind of wondered how one cooks clefthoof meat. Apparently it involves throwing the entire clefthoof on a campfire. This seems like it would be a particularly entertaining addition to any mystery basket on Chopped.

Chrth asked:

Q4TQ: If you were to have a social* dinner with anyone from Azeroth, who would it be?

Wrathion. I mean, come on. His table manners are likely impeccable and if I'm lucky there'll be some kind of temper-tantrum floor show or at the very least some really juicy dirt about some dignitary or another.

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The Queue: Tachiraptor Admirablis, Proving Grounds, Consumables

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

Yes, they've discovered a new dinosaur in Venezuela, and yes, I'm writing about it in The Queue. Really, you only have yourselves to blame. Despite its name, Tachiraptor Admirablis isn't a member of the dromaeosauridae, but is rather a much older Jurassic era dinosaur. We know it's most likely a theropod, and that it lived over 200 million years ago, putting it near the beginning of the Jurassic and just after the Triassic extinction event. It's a very exciting find.

And now to the Queue. What questions may we answer today? As Tachiraptor might say, skreeeeee.

Armenius asks:
Q4TQ: Is the silver Proving Grounds requirement for queuing for randoms retroactive or do we have to get it again at level 100?

You will have to achieve silver in Proving Grounds at level 100 to queue for heroics at level 100.

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The Queue: Garrisons, content, models, and excitement


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 just jump right down into it today.

Alkaline asked:

Do you think blizzard is intentionally holding back content from the launch WoD in order to avoid another content drought like post 5.4

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The Queue: Blood moon

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

How many of you woke up at absurd hours to see the eclipse this morning? I didn't. Because I was already awake. Insomnia and sleep deprivation win again!

Odebek asked:

Have there been any details released about WoD launch day? Will it be released just after midnight (which time zone) between Nov 12 and 13th?

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The Queue: Podcast, Azeroth, The Matt Rossi, PTR


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 really like that I got to name something The Matt Rossi today. I mean, there are so many great things that I could name after him. Cheeze, pizza, coffee, soda, puppies, etc...

That gets me thinking, I need some more pizza in my life.

Stroke asked:

Where's the downloadable podcast?

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