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The Queue: Praying for the PTR

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. Alex Ziebart will be your host today.

Good afternoon, WoW Insider! I'm feeling pretty good today, how about you? Why am I feeling so good? The idea of the PTR potentially going up in the next couple of days is giving me a bit of a rush. Seeing all of the new stuff is one of the big things that excites me about MMOs, and of course passing that info on to you guys. Let's hope it goes up sometime soon, because it will rule.

Firestride asked...

What should I do if I get into an AV raid that is intent on zerging, and going up against an opponent who is also zerging, only better at it?

Accept defeat, and bask in all of the Honor that comes with that defeat anyway. If both sides are zerging, you'll surely get at least a few towers down since they won't be defending and it'll probably be a quick game. Just eat the loss, queue again, and hope for better luck afterwards.

Steve asked...

When are they doing the barber shop for Druid forms? I remember reading about this some time ago, but have heard little on when it'll be implemented. I thought it would be done in the first "content" patch, but it's been something not mentioned for some time.

It hasn't been abandoned, and they've recently reinforced that. Definitely not thrown out the window. It just seems like something they absolutely want to get right, and I'd bet their artists were already working overtime to get patch 3.1 done and out the door. My personal guess? We'll either see these models in patch 3.2, or not at all until the next expansion, which I am personally going to guess is the Maelstrom and the Emerald Dream. Note, that's totally unconfirmed, it's just my thoughts. If it proves true, it'd certainly be a very Druidic experience and doesn't that sound like a good time to augment Druid models? Probably not for us impatient folk, but it'd have story significance, which is always cool!

Blizzard hasn't actually said when we'll see it, just that it's still being worked on and we'll see it eventually.

Tumnus asked...

I'm trying to weigh the importance of holding on to my Dalaran cooking awards versus spending them on Northern Spices should the need arise (I do the cooking daily every day). I need the spice to make raid food, but I'm wondering if there will likely be new recipes to buy in upcoming patches. I have all recipes currently available for cooking awards at the moment.

I'm willing to bet patch 3.1 will have some new recipes, but not a ton. I don't think you should avoid spending your awards entirely, but it can't hurt to keep a few around. Right now, I have 23 Dalaran Cooking Awards. That's 230 Northern Spices if I spent them all. I don't think I could even use all of those.

I'd say save 5 or 6, that way you can get one or two of the new recipes if they scoop a whole batch on us in patch 3.1. You can snag the ones you really need, then slowly get the other ones you don't really care as much about. If you want to play it really safe, don't spend any until the patch 3.1 PTR is up, and keep an eye on WoW Insider. As soon as the PTR comes up, you can bet I'll be running to the recipe vendor to see what new and exciting things he has for us, if anything at all.

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