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The Queue: Roll out

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, I might not have actually downloaded Patch 3.3.5 yet, and the reason may or may not have something to do with robots who turn into cars (or planes or tanks or etc). As a guy who grew up in a certain decade, when someone tells me that a good Transformers game came out, I'm pretty much contractually obligated to buy it.

And now: The Queue.

Prance in Underpants asks:

"What's up with Durak Flamespeaker? He's sitting outside Org (by the west zep tower) asking for help, yet there's no quest or anything. I guess he and his crew got ambushed by some Twilight Hammer guys."

Durak's likely involved with some pre-Cataclysm world events that haven't been activated yet, much like how the Gnomeregan/Echo Isles information is in the game but not "switched on."

Danieru Lynx asks:

"Blizzard has already announced that, come
Cataclysm, they'll be eliminating the need for ammunition when it comes to the use of guns, bows, and crossbows. What ramifications might this have with regards to [Thori'dal, the Stars' Fury]? After all, what makes that bow unique is its lack of a need for ammunition, and it's gonna' lose that distinction once Deathwing burns everyone's quivers to ash."

We can't know for sure, but it's very likely that it will simply lose that ability, and nothing else will change. As commenter Drakkenfyre notes, Thori'dal also had higher-than-average damage compared to other bows at the time; that'll probably be the only thing keeping it "legendary" besides the orange text.

But, like I said. We won't know until Cataclysm.

Idaelus asks:

"Speaking of patching syndrome.....

With the changes to the chat panel, I can no longer change the chat frame size to fit well within my UI. The problem more than likely stems from me being stupid (very likely) but i can't seem to get the darn thing to fit properly anymore. Can anyone recommend a good add-on to re-size and reposition the chat frame?


Unlocking the chat window allows you to resize and move it as you please. I think it's locked by default in this patch; I've been hearing this complaint from a bunch of other people as well.

Gundehar asks:

"Once we get flight in the Old World and assuming that we can fly just about anywhere, any ideas on how Blizzard will handle old outdoor instances, e.g. Zul'Farrak, Zul'Gurub, etc.? Will we see a Black Temple type of glass wall, or possibly an Oculus type of empty structure which only shows the mobs once you use the instance portal?"

Many instances, including ZG and both AQs, actually exist in the zone map, just unpopulated, and this doesn't appear to be changing for Cataclysm. But in terms of taking advantage of "instance" spaces that take up so much of a zone -- like ZG for Stranglethorn -- you may be pleasantly surprised with what Blizzard's planning.

Aracross asks:

"Does war ever change?"

War. War never changes.

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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