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Michael Sacco

Welcome back to The Queue,'s daily Q&A column where the team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Mike Sacco will be your host today.

Mourl asked...

Can addons affect the character select screen? Or any UI from the time you log in at the main title to screen to the point you "Enter World" on your character?

Nope, because AddOns don't load until you log into the game with a character. Nothing can pretty up your character selection screen, save for Blizzard.

Rowan asked...

Whats the final, or any word really, on 3.4? I've seen one blue poster hint at something between 3.3 and 4.0, as well as also implying or referencing it several times. Then again, I've read elsewhere 3.3 is it and now we're waiting for Cataclysm. What kind of patch would it be anyways? Heaven forbid T11 but, with Arthas coming in a few weeks, and Cataclysm coming who knows when - how is Blizzard going to keep us all entertained those few months?

There may be a small patch before 4.0, according to developers, but it's not likely to be a new raid tier or anything like that. It'll likely add few Cataclysm features that are ready to go live, bug fixes, possibly a one-shot raid boss, that kind of thing. Blizzard has expressed over and over that 3.3 is the last major patch of the Wrath cycle.

Ilmyrn asked...

Are we ever going to see Ask a Faction Leader back? That was easily my favorite recurring column.

AAFL makes its triumphant return this Tuesday. Even faction leaders need Winter Veil vacations, after all.

BGO asked...

Can I buy authenticators in IRL stores? I live in a remote area and Blizz doesn't ship to PO Boxes. They also do not take debit cards for payments (but yet you can pay for WoW with one).

As of right now, authenticators are only available online at the Blizzard Store. It's possible that we'll see them in retail outlets at some point, especially if they become mandatory.

Hope asked...

I'm trying to find a good elemental shaman blog or guide. I'm actually raiding endgame right now, but I still have questions about gear, and I'm not comfortable with rawr. Any tips?

I'm actually not aware of any good Elemental-focused blogs or guides, but starting Monday, Totem Talk will have an Elemental version, written by yours truly.

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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