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The Queue: The Life of Bryon


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

Some things in Cataclysm are bad
They can really make you mad
The talents just make you swear and curse.
When you're chewing on the great feast
Don't /grumble, give a /whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best ...

And ... always look on the bright side of life.
Always look on the bright side of life!

Totems are a piece of !@#$
When you look at it
PvP's a laugh and raiding's just a joke, it's true.
You'll see it's all a show
Keep 'em guessing as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you.

Always look on the bright side of life ...

Syme asked:

I seem to remember, quite some time ago, someone from Blizzard talked about changes to make fishing more interactive. Have they talked about what those changes might be, and have any changes appeared in beta yet?

There have been no changes to fishing yet in the beta. That doesn't mean they won't come, there's still time for Blizzard to add stuff in. Hopefully it won't go the way of the dance studios.

Perchino asked:

Have there been any whispers about nerfing Northrend XP before Cataclysm in the same way that Outland was nerfed before Wrath?

Actually yes, just yesterday. Blizzard came out and said it likely will nerf Northrend XP like it did Outland XP.

Riley asked:

If they are still not testing endgame content, what are the chances we will still see a 2010 release date?

Blizzard has said many times it's on track for a 2010 release date. I would fully expect it to make this deadline and look forward to playing in Cataclysm in a few months. Remember that Blizzard doesn't need to test endgame content, nor does it need to have everything implemented in the beta. It's perfectly acceptable for there to be things like gear and professions not implemented until release. Blizzard doesn't really owe us anything in terms of testing content. As long as it does a good job at its own internal quality assurance, things will be good, whatever happens.

Kevinblack16 asked:

Will Blizzard ever consider an open beta for its users?

The PTR is an open beta, but I doubt the company will ever do a truly open beta of one of its major releases. There's no way it can handle 11.5 million people playing on a beta server. There just is no technological choice but to restrict the beta to closed/selected status.

* Just kidding about the totems, just had to participate in the communal totem griping.

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