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The Queue: Kitty committee

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.

Matt Rossi visited Uldum in the Cataclysm beta and caught this impromptu cat council happening. You can't see it in this shot, but what they're discussing is Azeroth's Largest Ball of Yarn, just out of frame.

Pwnzoar asked:

Is there any way to rearrange your characters on the character screen? I'd like to have my 80s at the top without deleting my other toons, rather than scattered around in the list.

Unfortunately, there's currently no way to reorder your characters on the character select screen. People have been asking for this feature for years, but we're not sure if we'll ever get it. Recently, up and down arrows were added to the character select screen in the beta, but Blizzard said that it was just a quick thing that dev needed to test something and not related to a new feature.

Omniprime asked:

Someone told me that there will be free race changes available in Cataclysm. Is there any truth to this? I wouldn't think so, but if I can get a head start on my tauren paladin by making a blood elf I will do it.

No, there's no basis for that claim.

Snarkygoldfish asked:

Any word on what has/might happen to the rare spawns in the old world? I've been casually trying to make a list of them, and while I was working on Loremaster, check them off, one by one, as I clobbered the buggers. Was wondering if any of them are going away for good or will simply have their patrols/spawn times changed? Any new additions thus far?

Most rare spawns from vanilla still exist in Cataclysm, and there have been a ton of new ones added.

Caelin asked:

Will the new class/race combos (other than worgen and goblin, of course) be available to people who choose not to buy Cataclysm? I'd like to know if I'll be able to make my dwarf shaman as soon as 4.0 hits or if I'll have to wait until I get the disk.

So far, we're not sure. We know they won't be playable before Cataclysm is released, but I don't believe that Blizzard has come out and said that they'll only be playable by those who buy the expansion.

Guilegamesh asked:

Have the vanilla/BC/Wrath dungeons and raids changed at all, or does the "more CC, less AoE" thing apply only to Cataclysm raids and dungeons?

Some vanilla dungeons have changed in terms of mob placement and quests, but the fundamental design philosophy of those dungeons and their BC/Wrath brethen remains unchanged. You won't see Utgarde Keep suddenly require heavy CC to complete.

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