Happy Tuesday Morning, everyone. If you're reading this, congratulations. You're one of the lucky few to survive the reaper onslaught. Alas, you cannot take comfort in WoW, as it's going to be down for an extra-long maintenance from 1 a.m. to 11 a.m. PST. That's fine, though -- I'm sure quite a few of us are going to be too busy taking back Earth anyway. I know I am. I owe Emily Wong that much.

WoW news is still a little sparse as we wait for the Mists of Pandaria press event, but don't think we're in a drought here. Ghostcrawler gave us some inside info on new stat changes coming to the game, Dave "Fargo" Kosak talked about Cataclysm quest design, and as always, we had lots of analysis and information of our own to do. Read on for a roundup of the good stuff.

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