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The Queue: Patience is a virtue

Alex Ziebart

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

This is usually the part where I try to be funny and write an eye-grabbing intro to The Queue. Today, that goes right out the window. Why? Because I'm busy. Busy doing what, you ask? Picking our new columnists! We have some good ones this time around, folks. Keep an eye out.

Anonymoose asked...

"Why does Keristrasza always yell "Preserve? Why? There's no truth in it! No, no, no!" whenever you engage? How is it relevant, lore-wise, to anything we did for the Red Dragonflight in and around the Nexus? Why is she frozen there in the first place?"

Go to Coldarra in Borean Tundra and do all of the quests. That area explains everything that happens in the Nexus and Oculus. If you don't do them, you're doing yourself a disservice. I won't spoil it, because it's a really interesting questline.

Task asked...

"I just went to on my iPhone. It immediately changed the address to, does this mean what I think it means?"

Possibly. It seems to be functioning (and a little more intelligently than it was originally) but before we make a real, official announcement that it's working again, we want to touch base with our techs/designers to make sure they're done tinkering. So go ahead, feel free to use it, but don't be surprised if it randomly stops working again. We're not completely sure it's "done" yet. When we are, we'll put up a post letting everyone know.

Many asked...

"When are the Creative headsets we won coming?"

When Creative releases the product. The ball is in their court on that one.

Dameblance asked...

"Has Blizzard ever had any idea's/plans about customizing the way gear looks on female characters? With some of my characters I don't mind the soft-porn look of gear, but for instance my female dwarfs and tauren look totally ridiculous in the unavoidable bikini-and-thong designs of some armor. Would be nice if you were able to choose between the male and female look of any given item."

Yes, I'm answering this question again, since people weren't happy with the answer Adam supplied yesterday. My answer is: There's no reason for them to make this happen, because I haven't run into a single piece of armor that causes this in a couple of years, and all of my characters are female. The worst thing they do with armor these days is maybe midriff or a little cleavage. Sure, the cleavage is silly, but it's a far cry from the days of bikini-and-thong. If you're running into that problem, I assume you're either in your 50s or managed to land the one really absurd piece of cloth armor in Outland that shows off endless leg. And booty, I suppose. You can't forget the booty. Level up a little and it will all go away. I don't think there's a single piece of armor in Northrend like this, and the last time you see it is if you pick up an unlucky green in Outland.

I'm a guy in real life, and I play female characters. I can say with pride that I've managed to avoid this issue on every single one of those characters. If I'm not happy with the midriff on my badass female paladin, I put on a tabard. She's an ironclad juggernaut. She has never worn a plate thong. It's simply never been necessary, it's completely avoidable. +1 Strength on a green isn't worth wearing a plate thong when you're level 52. Just skip it, and you'll most likely never run into that problem again unless you specifically seek it out.

WoW is pretty good about dodging the ridiculousness of the plate thong. There were a few that plagued vanilla WoW but that's about the extent of it. Exposed belly button is about as bad as it gets these days.

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