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The Queue: Greatfather Winter is coming to town

Alex Ziebart
Welcome back to The Queue, WoW Insider's daily Q&A column where the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft.

Welcome back! Before we start, I'd like to take a moment to remind all of you that Winter Veil starts tomorrow at 6 AM! Are you excited? I'm excited. After the next couple of days, keep an eye on WoW Insider for some great holiday guides and features. Now, let's get to the Q&A shall we?


Is it possible for a level 80 hunter to solo any of the lowest level Outland instances, or will the boss fights be way too much for one person to handle by himself?

The early Outland instances are easily solo'd by most level 80 players (though not all), especially BM Hunters. You could probably solo many of the mid and high-level Burning Crusade dungeons as well, depending on your gear and pet. The gorilla pet is the pet tank to end all pet tanks, so having that will greatly improve your chances.

Shulkman asked...

Can a tailor change their BC specialization somehow in order to change their Wrath Spec so that they can make a different cloth?

You can change your specialization, but you'll need to drop a bit of gold to do it. Just head back to Shattrath where you originally learned your current specialization, and the NPCs there will let you change it for a fee.

Ragan asked...

I am a herbalist of 450 skill and I was wondering if I put the enchant gatherer on a pair of gloves will it improve the quantity of herbs in a node? Or does skill gained from enchants etc grant naything special if you're already at max skill? Thanks in advance.

It's useful in theory. It does push your skill to 455, over the cap of 450. In practice, it's pretty useless. It could make picking high end herbs easier if there were any herbs where it was actually a concern. In Classic WoW, the very high end herbs were right at the cap and thus picking them had a chance to fail. An extra 5 skill would've let you overcome that. In Wrath, only Frost Lotus nodes require 450 skill, but those are only found in Lake Wintergrasp. In a PvP zone, you want to be in your best gear possible, eh? Extra Herbalism skill doesn't cause more herbs to come from a plant or anything like that, either.

Tenchan asked...

There is a little fenced in and guarded spot in front of Orgrimmar now. It's not connected to the path to the Zep tower, and no one I asked had any idea what it's doing there. What's this little area for/involved in?

That's where the Orcs hold their weekly dance contests.

Frago asked...

Grid or Healbot?

How much time to do you want to sink into configuring your mods? Healbot is easier to use right off the bat, just install, click some buttons, and go. Grid takes a bigger time investment, but will ultimately be superior if you have the patience. Grid just has so many more options and convenient ways of displaying things that it takes a bit to wade through it all, but once you know what you like and don't like, it trumps Healbot (in my opinion).

The only thing Healbot has that Grid doesn't (I believe) is a click-to-cast feature. Most of the Healers I hang out with use Grid coupled with Clique for their click-casting. It's a great pair of mods, but again, will take more time to configure than the simpler Healbot.
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