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The Queue: I am a DPS warrior

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.

It's actually taken me most of this expansion to feel like I really am a DPS warrior, instead of just a tank who isn't tanking at the moment. I still like to tank - I make use of my prot offspec fairly often, I tank LFR, I do old Cataclysm content as prot - but last night during Siege, as I finally got my second Greatsword of Pride's Fall from Heroic Sha of Pride, it finally clicked that yeah, I DPS. I raid with two DPS specs even though it means I have to respec between prot and arms every day. I spend hours researching the best possible and best feasible gear sets, I just set up a new Weak Aura that plays Cookie Monster at me whenever Recklessness is up. Man, is the Cookie Monster voice the best Weak Aura voice of all time? I don't see how there can be any debate of this issue.

I'm finally comfortable with my specs, my rotation, and what I'm asked to do in raids as DPS. I finally don't mind dying to stupid BS like the wall of elementals spawning on Heroic Dark Shaman just as I run out of the green ooze. I know exactly how to time my cooldowns for maximum destruction on H. Malkorok. I am a DPS warrior.

I realize that I'll probably end up tanking now that I've said this. Anyway, for all of us who enjoy murdering things, be it with daggers, giant weapons, fel magic or the power of the arcane, elemental fury... however you kill stuff, this Queue is dedicated to us, the DPS.

Zeijin asks:
This question is probably a little late to the queue but I was wondering about it after reading the last KYL article comments:

Do pygmies, goblins, gilblins, and grummles all come from the same source/origin? Is one an evolution or genetic mutation of the other? They all have roughly the same physical structure.

Someone had mentioned kobolds / goblins but kobolds seem more rat-like in appearance and have a different stance and shorter arms.

Goblins and gilgoblins are related - gilgoblins are literally goblins with gills. The World of Warcraft Magazine, before it stopped publication, argued that pygmies and goblins shared a distant common ancestor, but not much else is known. We know goblins were mentally uplifted by exposure to Kaja'mite when they were enslaved by trolls and forced to mine the stuff - pygmies might be what you get if you don't get uplifted. Grummles and kobolds are both said to be descended from troggs, but not related to goblins or pygmies in any way. Virmen are considered similar to kobolds, but no actual relation has been established - they're both just short and annoying for players.

So basically, pygmies and goblins yes, grummles no. Grummles are in the trogg evolution group. And frankly they're probably the pinnacle of the trogg evolution group, since dwarves are not actually descended from troggs (troggs and dwarves both descend from earthen undergoing matrix destablization).

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The Queue: Money money money

Well, yesterday was exciting wasn't it? Adam's "insane" guess on the cost of a level 90 boost appears at least to have been below the price we saw. Lots of conflicting opinions abounded in the comments, both on that post and yesterday's queue, with some saying "too much" and some saying "just right". I don't think we saw anyone saying "too little" though. However, the first question was one that I saw a lot:

Devin asked

Q4TQ: With the 90 boost ostensibly being priced at $60 do you think Blizzard would introduce an option to buy levels individually for a dollar or so, or even a scaling price for higher levels? Allowing players to level by conventional means but avoiding areas of the game they dislike.

The short answer is no, I don't think we'd see that. Reason being that it could net Blizzard far less revenue than the "give us $60" option. It would also have the issue of how people would use it, and the impact of that use. For example, I find leveling from 1-15 really tiresome. Start zones, for some races, are fine, but if I never have to do the Pandaren one again it'll be too soon. Same applies for the Worgen and the Goblin zones, the ones that trap you until you reach a certain point. Right now, I give Blizzard $25 for a race change, but instead I'd just give them $15 to get off that darn turtle.

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The Queue: Boost to 90 price point, WoD beasts, and a Burning Legion double team


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.

Queue readers! A question for you.

If you were to take a one week trip anywhere in the world and just sit and play WoW at -- where would you go? I'm talking like a mountain resort with some nice high-speed and low-latency internet.

Snacks asked:

what's the guesstimated price point for purchasing boosts to 90 when it happens?

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The Queue: Up up up down A select A B A A A up down

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

45,000 people are currently trying to play Pokemon Red simultaneously using a chat parser. The results are about what you'd expect.

pedroboteon asked:

WIth the news that the PvP Season is ending could that be a sign that:

1) Patch 5.4.7 is about to drop.

2) WoD will be available for pre-purchase very very soon™?


I think 1) and 2) are both true, actually!

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The Queue: Welcome Bear

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

An old friend visits in today's Queue.

GnomeMaleModel asked:

Ignoring all current race/class restrictions, what would be your dream insta-90 character? Tauren Rogue? Gnome Hunter? Panda DK? Murloc Priest?

Undead druid, just so I could see their ostensibly-awesome forms. A playable version of the classic Welcome Bear from Western Plaguelands! A big ol' dead tree form! I'm sure the artists would have a grand old time with it, and so would I.

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The Queue: Spoiled

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) really likes betas.

My guild managed to kill Spoils of Pandaria 25-heroic for the first time yesterday, and even made it a one-shot on top of that! Unfortunately, I neglected to hit my print screen button when we were all lined up for a screenshot, so you'll have to make do with the screenshot above. ... the fight was kind of like that, anyway. On to the questions!

Puntable1 asked:

Why do you think Blizzard encouraged the comparison between Garrisons and player housing? They are obviously nothing like player housing, but rather like the bases in the Warcraft RTS games. Aren't they just confusing the players?

Not at all! Garrisons are basically the Warcraft version of what they would like player housing to be. It's not just someplace you go with your character to sit and do nothing, it's a fully interactive base -- which is pretty Warcraft appropriate. Blizzard has been saying all along that if they introduce a new feature, they want that feature to be a part of the in-game world, not something that removes players from that world entirely. We got a small taste of what that kind of feature could be with the farm. Even though the farm was phased from the rest of the world, the quests and items you could get from the farm worked directly with that world. It may not be the traditional version of what player housing should be, but it's the Warcraft version of it.

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The Queue: Yep, we're epic all right

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) might actually be just the tiniest bit evil. So sorry. (Not really.)

Every now and again I feel it necessary to remind people of the existence of the above song. Enjoy your earworm. Now that that little deed is done, let's answer some WoW questions.

Fizzl asked:

What do you think the biggest thing delaying the Beta/WoD is right now? New models? Item squish? Raids? Something else?

There isn't really a delay on the beta. We have no idea when it's scheduled to come out, or if it's been scheduled to come out. However, even with beta testing Blizzard still needs plenty of stuff for people to test -- so they may still be working on quests for some zones, or finishing off different features so that they're actually playable and can be properly tested. I know it's been a while since we've heard anything regarding the new expansion and beta, but just be patient. It'll happen, eventually!

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The Queue: Take Your Dog to Work Day

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

Well, technically you can bring your dog to work every day at my office. But yesterday I brought Miga. She was so productive I ended up getting replaced by her, as you can see above.

curleyjoe666 asked:

How likely do you guys think it is that Blizzard will ever allow us more frredom with our character names? For example, I really want to be able to use apostrophes in my characters names, especially Orc and Troll characters and it does make me feel less connected to those characters because their neames aren't right.

This is something I've always wanted. In beta, the first character I ever rolled I named Ciel Larkin, but the naming thing truncated it to Ciellarkin. I was sad. It always seemed like a flavor miss to me, not being able to give yourself a real orc or human or troll name. Unfortunately, this seems like one of those things where if we haven't gotten it yet, we probably never will. Maybe in WoW2.

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The Queue: Got to give in

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

The new Warpaint album is out and it's really good.

JohnO asked:

If Blizzard were to do a redemption of any one orc leader in Draenor, who do you think it should be and why?

Specifically, I am talking about those that drank the Kool-Aid in pre-BC Draenor, but became a better person because he/she didn't drink the Kool-Aid in the new version of Draenor.


Ner'zhul, for sure. He's the only one who doesn't seem like a complete maniac. Gul'dan, now there's a dude who's just pure evil. Ner'zhul was a dope who just got in over his head and paid the price. Without the demon blood, maybe he has a chance. Given what little we know, I think I might be on to something?

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The Queue: Single player, merch, four specs, and reforging


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.

Lots of great questions yesterday, and not all about some old dude who predicted the end of the world. Thanks! Let's get down to it then, shall we?

GenericWoW asked:

PvP notwithstanding, would YOU play WoW if you could play it offline as a single-player RPG?

Think GW1 henchmen for dungeons and raids, AI improved. No possiblity of ever 'porting an offline to online, these sorts of limitations.


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The Queue: An American Worgen in Azeroth

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 lycanthropic host today.

Sincerely, I love worgen. They're just behind draenei for Alliance races, and probably my third favorite overall after tauren. Sometimes I like them better that tauren, like after watching The Howling or An American Werewolf In London, two of my favorite movies. And yes, I am playing a worgen hunter with a worg pet and a worg pup. I also ride around on a worg mount sometimes. All worg, all the time.

BaronOfTheLake asks:
Q4TQ: How long do you think it'll be till we see what the new PVP gear will look like for the upcoming season?


The Alliance PvP gear for the new season looks like the Horde gear did this season, and vice versa. You can see it on the PTR right now.

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The Queue: I'm Onett!

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

Is that how you pronounce Onett? Or is it "oh-net"?

RyanKomisarz asked:

Do you think there will be a representation of Taunka or Hozen into Orgrimmar or another major Horde city ever? We gone through quests to induct both into the Horde, or were they only brought in simply for the sake of a military force to get a helping hand on the continent they were found?

Good question. I'd say it's pretty unlikely that we'll see any sign of them past their respective expansions, even though at least the taunka are technically real members of the Horde. Until they become playable, don't expect to see them in Orgrimmar.

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The Queue: Horse-themed Queue

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

Rode_And_Babe asked:

It's the year of the horse. Why no horse theme queue yet?

Okay.

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The Queue: Tony Stark's wardrobe

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

Jeez, think Iron Man has enough alternate costumes in Marvel Heroes? The Starboost armor on the left side is pretty cool, though. (Brief note: I have been playing said game lately and it is way, way better than it was at launch. Consider trying it out. Big thumbs up from me, your old pal Mike.)

Selethor asked:

Do we know how much the Blood Elves have recovered since Arthas came through and destroyed everything, and will we ever see the sunwell's effects on the elves?

The blood elf population is still small, but it is recovering since the end of Burning Crusade. I don't think we have any solid figures on exactly how much it's recovered, but generally once a population is less worried about surviving the day, they get to more mundane stuff like baby-makin'. As for the Sunwell's effects, one can assume it's already begun to work its, well, magic. The nature of the fel green eye glow the blood elves currently have is kind of ambiguous; like the green skin of the orcs, it may never go away.

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The Queue: I'm sorry, who are we facing again?

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) actually liked this fight best out of all of ToC.

My raid guild was chatting while raiding last night, as we do, and at some point during the evening someone brought up poor Wilfred Fizzlebang. It reminded me of Mr. Voltron's excellent Jaraxxus remix, which I hadn't heard in a long time, so I thought I'd use it for the Queue today. This isn't the original version, it's a mashup mix, and I kind of like it better than the original.

Let's open with a Twitter question, because this was a pretty good question to ask.

@RJME92 asked via Twitter:

why in the world does varian and the alliance leadership not demand concessions from the horde in the aftermath of Siege?

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