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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.

While my colleague Anne Stickney might like a tasty pie, I prefer a succulent cake instead. Why, do you ask?

Because it's made of fluffy goodness topped with cream. So let's take a poll and show Anne that cake > pie.

Hal asked ...

"What's the good word these days on racial powers and features? Have the dwarves gotten something to replace Find Treasure yet?"

We haven't heard anything yet, but as Ilmyrn pointed out, there has been some discussion at Blizzard about linking it to archaeology. And remember too, Find Treasure isn't totally useless. It can help find quest items on your minimap when you're walking around the world.

Slice Sadic asked ...

"Anyone know if the announced next beta invite wave has been done yet?"

Blizzard has said it should, if everything goes right, be done by today. Don't worry or freak out if you don't get in; there'll be many waves of invites.

Pintersque asked ...

"Since quests are being revamped in the old world, are there going to be new quests that afford rep with the factions associated with the Insane in the Membrane achievement to make the slog a little less ... sloggy?"

I haven't seen any yet that would affect that achievement. But it's not really something Blizzard will likely make easier ... it's insane. But all lame puns aside, all the old factions look like they're still going to be here, so I'd assume they're at least going to keep the same level of difficulty in earning those reps.

Aeryk asked ...

"Are the new goblin and worgen racial mounts available to other races at exalted rep like all the other racial mounts? I'd love to get a goblin roadster for my undead rogue engineer."

If Blizzard follows the previous model, yes, those mounts would be available if you reach exalted with the race's faction. However, the goblin and worgen mounts are not even in the game yet, so we'll have to wait a while to know for sure.

Leo asked ...

"If you were ever banned, for say 3 hours for naming your hunter pet inappropriately, are you screwed from getting a beta key?"

If I had to guess, I'd say no. Blizzard has always said your account has to "be in good standing" to get into betas, but that likely means it just has to be paid up and not banned. They might issue some restrictions, but I do know people who've said they've been suspended from the game and were in the beta ... but they might have been lying about being suspended. You can try asking on the forums and seeing if a blue replies to you. They'd know for sure.

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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