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The Queue: The Kweh

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.

So how many people do you know that pronounce it "kweh" instead of "kyoo"? All it does is give me chocobos on the brain.

Boredbetweenclasses asked...

"When WotLK came out the design of the Chamber of Aspects seemed to imply that there would be at least five bosses, with one for each flight, as there are five gate points which all have two guardians of each flight. (Though the question remains as to why, as mortals, we'd even want to fight against the last three good-aligned dragonflights.) But over a year later with talk of Cataclysm coming soon we still only have The Obsidian Sanctum as an encounter there. Is there any indication of expanding the raid content within the Chamber in the future?"

The Chamber of the Aspects was, I believe, an area that was added as a contingency plan in case there needed to be some emergency raid content -- dragon encounters are comparatively easy to whip up compared to others, and the entrance area is already there.

Tom Chilton recently indicated that we might get a new one-shot raid in the Ruby Sanctum before Cataclysm launches, though, so if you've got a hankerin' for another fight where you avoid breaths, cleaves, and tail whips, you might be in luck.

Mortuus asked...

"Old news here, but a relatively recent hotfix reduced the amount of times Jedoga Shadowseeker sacrifices a pupil to produce her "wipe everyone" ability to once per fight. Why, exactly? Why is Blizzard even bothering with such a trivial fight? Sure, I've wiped once on that fight, only because someone (me) didn't understand the mechanics until after we were smoking piles of ash, but the second run through, and every other run through, even in heriocs, went by without a hitch. Why was this change made?"

That fight, and other fights like it (Anomalus, Ionar, etc) were based around much lower DPS benchmarks than the average puggie can do today with the advent of cheap tier 9 gear and badge items. The number of times those phases occur is lower just to avoid the annoyance of DPSing for five seconds, waiting through a phase change, DPSing for five seconds, etc.

It's just a good quality-of-life change, and as someone who does random heroics in t10 gear, I appreciate it.

Morgatho asked...

"I heard that in Cata, once you get a 310 flying mount all your 280 mounts will scale up to the higher speed, true or false?"

At BlizzCon '09, Blizzard said they were considering this. We've gotten no new word on it since.

Mark asked...

"I recently ran Stratholme with my mage (trying to get the mount) and I noticed when I use invisibility the scourge can see me. What I don't understand is why they have a big blue circle over their heads, with all the different kind of scourge, is that some kind of symbol used by the Lich King to keep track of which ones are which?"

It's a blue radar eye thing, which was added above the heads of mobs who can see through stealth in the Burning Crusade so rogues know who to watch out for.

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