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WRUP: Get there early and save!

Every week, just at the start of the weekend, we catch up with the WoW Insider staff and ask them, "What are you playing this week?" -- otherwise known as: WRUP. Join us to see what we're up to in and out of game, and catch us in the comments to let us know what you're playing, too!

I don't care if it's slated to be 72 degrees and sunny tomorrow here in Boston -- this weekend is going to be terrible. Why, you ask? Because this weekend isn't a PAX East weekend. Mat McCurley isn't crashing on my couch, eating pizza and doing nerd stuff. And the staff of WoW Insider isn't entertaining a crowd of people during a live show. That's the real downer.

Mat worked feverishly to entertain the hell out of an estimated 300 PAX convention-goers last Saturday. Thankfully, he had the foresight to video record the whole thing. You can only watch 10 minutes of it, but they're the only visually important minutes anyway. You should watch it, even if only for the fact that the stunningly handsome Fox Van Allen is in the mix. (Check out the full audio podcast.)

Anyway, though this weekend is sure to be less interesting than the last, we still need to WRUP. Today's bonus question: What's your favorite independent video game?

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The Queue: Always double down on Sacco

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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. Mathew McCurley (@gomatgo) will be your host today.

Experts agree: It is recommended that you double down on Sacco whenever prudent.

I have to echo Sacco from yesterday -- thank you so much for coming out to the live podcast at PAX East on Saturday. It only gets better from here. If you did enjoy the panel, please let the panel and PAX organizers know -- it can help us with panel submissions for future conventions.

WoW Insider has, literally, the best fans. Thank you all.

instamat asked:

I ran a few of my alts through the Darkmoon Faire for the first time on Sunday but the fishing quest was only available on one of them. Is there a minimum skill level to unlock the quests for secondary professions?

I always keep auto loot option enabled in the game preferences but sometimes when I log in it's off. What the hell is causing that?!

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Find Alex, Mat, or Fox at PAX East and get a free in-game companion pet

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If you can find Alex, Mat, or Fox walking around the convention floor at PAX East this weekend, be sure to say hi, and you could get a code for an in-game companion pet. All you need to do is tell them you want it -- maybe sweeten the deal by saying how cool WoW Insider is -- and it's yours!

Alex, Mat, and Fox will be giving these out on Friday and Saturday, so the sooner you find them, the better chance you'll have at some sweet loot. Supplies are limited.

Oh, and there's this WoW Insider Panel on Saturday at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Wyvern Theater, where we're giving away just about everything under the sun. Actually, including the sun. Yup.

The above picture is of Fox and Michelle Morrow after Fox was denied several hugs at a taping of The Price is Right. I'm not sure if he'll be wearing his Price is Right name tag or not at PAX East, but I wouldn't be surprised if he is. Hit the break for pictures of what Mat looks like. I've also thrown in a picture of Sacco for good measure, even though he doesn't have any codes to give away. (/chuckle)

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WoW Insider's PAX East/Boston survival guide

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Heading into Boston for PAX East? Well then, welcome -- you're visiting Fox Van Allen's hometown. Be sure to wipe your feet first. And pay no mind to that dude on the bicycle making the siren noise -- he's just part of the ambiance.

If this is your first time at PAX East -- or really, your first time in Boston -- you might be a little bit overwhelmed by this fair city I call home. But don't be! Boston is one of the nicest, cleanest cities in the United States (no, seriously). It's also one of the safest. If you're spending every waking hour at the convention hall, you're seriously missing out.

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The WoW Insider Show Live at PAX East

Are you heading to Boston for PAX East this year? Want to spend a little time hanging out with your best friends from WoW Insider? That's right! WoW Insider is doing a live version of the podcast at PAX East 2012. Featuring Mike Sacco, Mathew McCurley, Fox Van Allen, and editor-in-chief himself Alex Ziebart, we'll be doing a live panel with fun, questions, answers, prizes, and more. You don't want to miss out.
Come see the WoW Insider Show Live! at PAX East in Boston:
  • What: The WoW Insider Show Live! Podcast
  • Where: Wyvern Theater, PAX East Boston 2012
  • When: Saturday, April 7, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
The WoW Insider podcast comes to life as hosts Michael Sacco and Mathew McCurley, along with special guests, create a home away from Azeroth at PAX East. Join with the most popular World of Warcraft fansite for an hour of WoW news, views, laughter, and lots of WoW talk. There are more World of Warcraft fans at PAX than we can count, so come on down to talk all things WoW!
Blizzard doesn't usually have a huge showing at gaming conventions like PAX Prime or PAX East, and with no BlizzCon happening in 2012, we've got to bring the community together ourselves. Come out and talk WoW -- you know everyone at PAX plays, anyway. Plus, prizes. Lots of prizes.
Hope to see you all at PAX East!

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