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Welcome back to The Queue,'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.

Dear Alex,



Modern Writing.

Peacebone asked...

"Why can't we wear tabards to get rep gains from raids? Is there any specific reason?"

I don't recall Blizzard ever coming out and saying exactly why they don't allow championing (wearing a tabard to gain rep) during raids, but there's some good reasons the community has come up with. It's speculated that the primary reason is that if people could gain rep via tabards during raids, there would be even less incentives to run 5-man dungeons. This eliminates a significant portion of the game. Another reason is the sheer amount of grinding that often takes place during the trash, and subsequent respawns, during the course of a raider's lifetime. Think of the millions of Core Hounds I've killed in Molten Core over the past four years. If I got rep from each one of those, I'd be the Bill Clinton of WoW. /thumb-up-bite-lip-while-smiling-and-nodding-head.

Uncaringbear asked...

"Why is it that I can't get soul shards from training dummies?"

Hey, I resent that!

Check your level and make sure that you're fighting a dummy that is appropriate. Of course, it depends on what Blizzard's definition of is is, not yours.

Dinkerydoudah asked...

"Does anyone know the approximate new drop rate for Baron Rivendare's mount?"

It's around 1%. They increased it recently, but it's still pretty damn low. Way way low.

Brasilnut13 asked...

"Do you think Blizzard will implement a raid in the massive Gundrak temple?"

Probably not, they have done a lot of Troll raids in previous content, and now there's a whole zone. They tend not to repeat stuff too many times (although there are examples to the contrary). You never know though, trolls have cool Sax / Jazzy music playing, so that might be a reason to include more raids.

Agerath asked...

"Can you please make comments visible on the iPhone version so I don't have to view the full, calorific page?"

Comments should be displaying in the iPhone site ( If there are individual instances where they are not showing up, please let us know via our corrections page, and we'll send it along to the appropriate people.

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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