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The Queue: What am I going to do with all these Green Proto-Drakes?

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

I am practically swimming in Green Proto-Drakes. I don't even know what to do with them any more! Satchel of Exotic Mysteries, please give me mounts that I don't already have. Worthless bags.

Edit: Because so many people are asking, the bad addon I am using is AdiBags.

Tfish92 asked:

How is it fair that a hunter could switch from a gun to a bow because they like the way the bow looks but want the guns racial bonus but any other class that has a weapon type bonus can't do the same? What if I want to keep my 2h sword for the bonus but I want to use an axe?

It's the same concept and I don't think one type should be the exception.


I see that you do not play a hunter. That statement is not meant to be mean or belittling in any way, but as the commenters have made note of, it is not about the look of the weapon per se but the sound each makes. Guns in WoW have a very audible sound that cannot be turned off without lowering the sound effects volume (which lowers all sound effects) or using an addon to suppress the gun firing noise. Guns are loud; bows are not. Each time you use an ability -- boom. Each Auto-Shot -- boom. It gets annoying quickly. That is why guns to bows and bows to guns is the exception to the rule.

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The OverAchiever: Mountain o' Mounts in Northrend

Every Thursday, The Overachiever shows you how to work toward those sweet achievement points. This week, we continue the Mountain o' Mounts grind in Northrend.

Bad news, folks: Once you've made your way through your own faction's basic ground mounts and the array of options available in Outland, you've largely exhausted the supply of factions that will offer you tons of mounts just because they like you. The closest you'll get is the Argent Tournament, which offers lots of mounts but a relatively long grind for most of them, even if you're already exalted with your home factions. Past this point, count on doing reputation grinds for only a few mounts at most.

However, the bite doesn't feel as bad in Northrend, in no small part because Dalaran and Argent Tournament quartermasters will sell you Commendation badges for the Argent Crusade, Ebon Blade, Kirin Tor, Sons of Hodir, and Wyrmrest Accord in return for 16 justice points. Each badge gives you 520 reputation, and it's a great way to bleed off extra JPs you're sitting on, if spending lots of time in Northrend isn't on your to-do list.

Also read: Combining The Ambassador and Mountain O' Mounts and Mountain O' Mounts in Outland

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Filed under: Achievements, The Overachiever

Breakfast Topic: An earnest letter

Dear Oracles;

For the better part of a year and a half, I've diligently run your errands. I've
collected thousands of shiny objects for your weird little god, killed legions of "puppy men" in your name, and yet you insist on denying me the green protodrake. I've spent enough gold on eggs to single-handedly fund the feeding and care of your young for the next several years, and yet you choose to withhold the one item I covet. I'm sorry, but you've brought this upon yourselves.

I have decided that since your benevolence doesn't extend far enough to grant me a dragon of verdant green, I will no longer be performing your menial tasks. That's right, I've taken up with the puppy men. You may have noticed this when I began my campaign of
wholesale slaughter against the Sparktouched Village. I will continue the murdering of your people until I'm satisfied that my message has been received, at which point I may, in my benevolence, return to collecting baubles for you. It would be in your best interests when I do so to give me the drake I've been after. Rather than blame me for my actions, I suggest you take a long, hard look at Geen over in Rainspeaker Canopy. This is his fault.

Sincerely,

Soon-to-be Mercenary


P.S. I suggest you think quickly. I'm in ICC-25 gear.

I'm tired of random number generators, especially when I've been trying to get something for more than a few months. How about you guys? Do you enjoy grinding for that inexplicably rare drop, or does the very thought of spending more than a few days trying to obtain something make you feel a little green? What's the one thing that's eluded you, no matter how hard you've farmed for it?

Filed under: Breakfast Topics

Official site reveals two more mount galleries

The official World of Warcraft community site has added a couple more galleries of the cool Wrath of the Lich King mounts for those of you who love a little eye candy now and then. You might recall that they posted a gallery of the Hog/Chopper mounts last week or so, and this week they've continued that trend with a gallery for Flying Carpets and a gallery for Proto-Drakes.

Neither of these two galleries have anything nearly as cool as the two Tauren in silly hats and lumberjack shirts contained within the Motorcycle gallery, but there's still some neat pictures. The one above is one of my personal favorites. They're kissing or possibly trying to eat eachother! How sweet! I'm also a big fan of the flying carpet that's either shooting or absorbing purple lightning bolts. You'll need to go to the official site to see that one, I'm afraid.

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Blizzard, Mounts

The Oracles' Mysterious Egg is a must-get for pet and mount collectors


If you're still trying to decide whether to grind rep with the Oracles or the Frenzyheart in Sholozar Basin, here's something that might make up your mind: The Mysterious Egg, a reputation reward at revered with the Oracles. You'll have to keep the egg on you for 7 days, but at the end of those 7 days, it will hatch into a few things. Most of the time, the egg will be a "dud," and you get an Aged Yolk.

Some of the other possibilities, however, are pretty dang cool.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, News items, Factions, Mounts, Wrath of the Lich King, Achievements

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