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The Queue: Elevator ride

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.

Well, hey there, team! Looks like we're gonna be riding this elevator for a while. I guess now would be a great time to answer some reader questions.

Tomatketchup asked...

"In the Dungeon Finder, do you think the rewards for 70-80 still will be emblems, or will they become bags like from 1-69?"

I'm willing to bet that you'll be receiving Satchels from 70-80 instances in the Dungeon Finder once Cataclysm hits. I don't see them giving you an obsolete reward.

Robert asked...

"Is there any documentation on the minimum/maximum level that you can get into dungeons/heroics using the LFG tool?"

Level 15 for normal instances, level 70 for BC heroics, level 80 for Wrath heroics. Specific level requirements vary for each instance.

Tuff asked...

"My question is a technical one. Do you know if it is possible to play wow on a netbook if you save the program files on a flash drive or external hard drive if they dont make flash drives big enough for the game?"

It depends on the netbook, but some can play WoW on very low graphics settings. If you're copying over your WoW folder to your external drive, I'd make sure you lower your graphics settings before you try to open it. And don't expect Crysis.

Jenn asked...

"With the mention of Anduin Lothar in an earlier post, it made me wonder where we as players will fall when the history of current conflicts are written. It seems to me that WoW history, as with our own real life history, has several very centralized characters that particular wars/struggles are namely associated with. With such turbulant times in Azeroth, are we, the players, bound to be the nameless, faceless unsung heroes given a mere mention behind the likes of Garrosh and Varian?"

It's almost certainly our lot to be the nameless adventurers in the phrase "with the help of a group of adventurers..." when referring to the canon deaths of lore antagonists.

Aaron asked...

"I have a quick question. Would it be possible for a very very lucky fury warrior to duel weild Shadowmourne?"

Not possible. Shadowmourne is unique. Fury warriors not so much.

Alpha5099 asked...

"This probably falls under the heading of "We have no idea what'll happen in Cataclysm, stop asking," but I was curious anyway. Two of the recent 101 articles had similar statements: the writers warned that Arcane and Elemental were both frustrating to level largely because a signature spell of the spec is not available until high levels. What do you think the chances are that we might see Lava Burst and Arcane Blast (and any other high end but signature nukes, like Frostfire Bolt) available at much lower levels, particularly as Blizzard is doing away with ranks?"

I'd say "plausible." Blizzard has said that Cataclysm is intended to make leveling more fun and interesting, and they said that that they'll be changing talents, spells, and other facets of gameplay to facilitate that goal. I'd love for lowbie elemental shaman to get Lava Burst earlier than 75. We'll just have to see whether it actually happens.

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