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The Queue: High above the mucky-muck


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

I feel like some music today, particularly The D. And remember, Tenacious D discovered Northrend first. The video is moderately NSFW, but nowhere near as awesomely NSFW as some D.

Before anyone mentions it, The D are truly immortalized in WoW with the Tenacious Defender.

Nonentity asked ...

"Why do people care so much about this damn dance studio? I'd much rather they continue working on Cataclysm or a thousand other things rather than this. Honestly, how important is that thing? Once/If/When it goes live, people will play around a bit with it, everybody will be dancing different dances everyday for two weeks, then everyone will find their favorite one and use it about as much as now, which is maybe once a day. I wish people would quit asking about it, jeez..."

People want the feature because it interests them. Obviously it doesn't appeal to everyone, but that's okay. WoW is a big game for people with lots of different interests.

As far as folks constantly asking about it, it stems from two things. First, Blizzard originally said it was going to be coming out -- but then took it off the table. This created confusion, and is an example of why they don't say things are coming up until they're damn sure of it. Now some of this confusion rests with the community, and some of it in the way Blizzard communicated a list of potential expansion features.

The second reason people ask about it a lot is that Blizzard is now not communicating about it effectively enough. A sticky at a top of one of the official forums would take away a lot of questions.

And I think the designers would agree with you, too -- they're obviously working on more important things for Cataclysm rather than the dance studio that's been talked about for years.

Grovinofdarkhour asked ...

"Is there any chance that in Cataclysm, leatherworking won't suck?"

Yes, Blizzard has said professions are getting a lot of changes, and the end-game recipies will continue to be made more useful. The exact details are not known yet, but we should have a more solid understanding of professions in a few months.

Shauna asked ...

"Is there, or will there be some way of transferring characters from area/location to another area/location (ie: US to EU)?"


Andrew asked ...

"Where does Mr. Belt's deep hatred of warlocks come from?"


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