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The Queue: Seven


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. Adam Holisky will be your host today.

Before I wrote six. Now I'm writing seven. And if you got the picture on six, you'll probably understand why Kara Thrace is the featured image for this article where I answer seven of your questions. And if you don't understand what I'm talking about, just know that my girlfriend bears a resemblance to Katie Sackhoff (beyond sharing the same first name), and that's worthy of a Queue introduction right there.

And mark my words, she is somehow related to the seventh Cylon. Starbuck, not my girlfriend (although...).

Nakabeast asked...

"Heirlooms and similar items are listed as "Bind on Account." Now wouldn't this make more sense if these BoA items actually did what their tooltip lists, and let us trade these throughout entire accounts, not just one server? I'd love for my Death Knight on my friend's server to have Murky and the Big Blizzard Bear."

While you can't do that right now, Blizzard has not ruled out the possibility for future inter-server transfers. Don't expect it anytime soon though. And personally, I'd be surprised if we see it at all.

Kyte asked...

"Can you server transfer a character with heirloom items?"


Bundee asked...

"Speaking of unfinished business, whatever happened to mount enchants?"

They're on the backburner. Every week or so a blue seems to make a comment on it, basically saying that there's nothing right now about mount enchants or trinkets, but that there could be in the future.

Paraella asked...

"Do you know if, along with hearthstone cooldowns being lowered to 30 min in the new patch, if the refer-a-friend Summon Friend cooldown will also be lowered to 30 min? This would only make sense, as Summon Friend is often used right after hearth, right?"

Nothing yet, but it wouldn't surprise me to see it changed. And it has "stealth change" written all over it.

Uncletouchy asked...

"As a mage I have some questions about trinket timings. Does a trinket affect a spell that I have already cast but is still traveling to the boss? Ex. If I go through my 6 sec pyroblast cast time then pop my trinket as it's flying to the boss will it increase the spell power on my pyroblast? Also, does it affect DOTs after they've been cast on a target?"

No, to both questions. Think of a spell as a gift you give to someone. Once you give the gift, you can't change it anymore. And DOTs are kind of like a purity ring, once you give it to someone there's no stopping Grey's Anatomy.

Farthing asked...

"When I first started playing, my favorite weapons, and more rarely armor, all had fun procs or use effects). Why do so very few quest and dungeon rewards have effects like this in Burning Crusade and Wrath content?"

Since procs are in the end a random element, they can provide rather significant balance issues while leveling and, perhaps more importantly, cause a lot of confusion for newer players as they work on the leveling process. Save the more difficult concepts for the end game.

Akhi asked...

"Why are there no Gnome or Dwarf or Tauren Undead? Does the plague only work on people of a certain size?"

Because everyone hates Gnomes, Dwarves, and Taurens.

Have questions about the World of Warcraft? The WoW Insider crew is here with The Queue, our daily Q&A column! Leave your questions in the comments and we'll do our best to answer 'em!

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