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Alex Ziebart

Welcome back to The Queue,'s (almost) daily Q&A column where the team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Alex Ziebart will be your host today.
Today we're going to hit a bunch of quick, short questions, which means today's edition of The Queue might be a wee bit short compared to some of Allison's epics. Picture above completely unrelated to anything written below. It just looks pretty freaking sweet, doesn't it?

ikandiman asked...

"I have been trying to get the last Brewfest achievement for my Warlock, but every time I get smashed and jump off the elevator in Shattrath (with my Skyguard's Drape to slow fall) I never get the bloody Drunken Stupor achievement. Had no problem with my mage and paladin. What gives?"

I could be mistaken, but I'm pretty sure the source of the problem is the Skyguard's Drape. You can't use any Slow Fall effects when trying to get that achievement, you need to simply fall. You can use immunities such as Ice Block and Divine Shield, but you can't use things like Levitate, Slow Fall, or items like the Skyguard's Drape.

To get that achievement done, I just took all of my characters to the Scryer elevator in Shattrath, not the Aldor elevator. The Scryer elevator is the perfect height so you can basically just walk off the edge, get the achievement, and not even worry about dying. Easy peasy, lemon squeezey. For another really simple location, check out our Brewfest edition of The OverAchiever.

jfofla asked...

"I know BoA shoulders and chest will not scale past 80 at Cataclysm, but will the 20% experience bonus still function past 80?"


Gamer am I asked...

"Do you think there is any significance to the fact that the main villains of each expansion pack (Illidan, Arthas, Deathwing) all started out as good characters and became evil, rather than being evil by nature?"

I think that it's just a theme that the people behind Warcraft enjoy. "What makes good people go bad?" as Christie Golden phrased it at BlizzCon. It's more fun to take someone who is good, or at least not evil, and show their downfall, show what it took to bring them to the dark side. In Illidan's case, it was a lust for power. In Deathwing's case, the Old Gods invading his domain. For Arthas, trying so hard to protect your people that you become the problem.

Ezzy asked...

"How can we get Battle Bot Fuel now that the Mountain Dew promotion is over?"

You don't. The bot's battles were a temporary thing, a little celebration of the promotion. You can't get the fuel anymore.

Nastybutler asked...

"Why did Blizzard make Carrot on a stick, Riding Crop and other mount speed boosters useless to players above 70?"

Mostly because they were pretty annoying. It's one of those game features that to use effectively, you needed a mod to automate the action. I'm pretty sure nobody equipped all of those things by hand every time they mounted, and remembered to take them all off when you dismounted. And if you did, have you lost your mind? It would be faster to not fly with them so you can just go go go go go instead of digging through your bags every few seconds.

If you used them, you probably had an addon that automatically equipped them whenever you mounted up, and switched them out when you dismounted. How incredibly annoying. That's not really good gameplay. So Blizzard, instead of tearing your mount speed items away from you when they put in the change, simply made them stop working once you went past level 70.

bob.browning78 asked...

"With Cataclysm re-doing the "old Azeroth", will the terrain be re-done so flying will be allowed?"

Yes, that was one of the major points in the Cataclsym announcement. They're cleaning up Azeroth so you can fly over it without seeing all of Blizzard's crazy little graphical shortcuts and empty parts of the world.

Andostre asked...

"Dear The Queue,

Do you feel that the commenters on have become less trollish and more civil and witty in recent weeks? If so, can you please give them (us?) a well-deserved "Big ups?"


My ever-growing pile of moderated and deleted comments says... no. We've just spent more hours moderating than we ever had previously. Some of you are pretty cool though, so consider yourselves big upped. I actually have no idea what that means. Big ups? Is that something I'll need to look up on Urban Dictionary? I hope not. That place is scary.

Have questions about the World of Warcraft? The 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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