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Alex Ziebart

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

This particular variation of the cute gnome picture was put together by reader Wabbajack. Playing with this picture is almost as fun as pasting Ghostcrawler's head onto various anime characters.

Zef asked:

I have a question regarding jewelcrafting tokens and Dalaran Cooking Awards. I gather we will need to farm new types of tokens/awards for the
Cataclysm JC and cooking recipes? If so, is there any reason to hang on to current tokens? Basically wanting to know if I may as well start turning JC tokens in for eyes and selling them while they are still worth something. However, I would hate to do that and find out the tokens could be of worth in Cataclysm. Not so worried about Dalaran Cooking Awards; however, the same question arises. Just get what I can for them now? Not much choice, though; just Northern Spices, I guess.

I haven't done any of the new jewelcrafting dailies (because they don't exist yet), but the new cooking dailies award a brand new form of token. Dalaran currency will be used only for Dalaran-era items, and they haven't added anything new there for Cataclysm. You have no reason to stock up on those, but you have every reason to stock up on the gold you can make off of them now.

Gamer am I asked:

Is worgen both the singular and plural version of the word?


Faryon asked:

Has Blizzard kept the Wrath of the Lich King dungeon scheme, where almost every pull is an AOE-fest and the bosses are annoyingly easy? Or have they gone back to a more Burning Crusade scheme, where the party will actually need to use some CC or off tanking to succeed?

I know I've answered this question before, but I'm answering it again because my response has changed since then. When I originally answered this question, I said that yes, it was still basically an AOE-fest, but that's not completely true anymore. They have made the 5-mans, even the early ones, much more dangerous since originally implementing them into the beta. Plus, many AOE abilities do less damage than they did previously. A lot of times, even when you're able to AOE with no fear of breaking crucial crowd control, you don't want to anymore because it's very piddly DPS and it would actually be faster to single-target things down.

Not every pull needs crowd control, but you do need it more frequently than you would in Wrath of the Lich King. I think dungeon difficulty in somewhere in between Wrath of the Lich King and The Burning Crusade. The dungeons are harder than Wrath and easier than The Burning Crusade.

I suspect that after just a tier of raiding or two, we'll all revert back to our facerolling ways.

brothejr asked:

When will the gnomes feel more love from everybody? It seems like they get the short end of the stick when it comes to classes.

Badum-tish. (Original instant rimshot site apparently had infected ads. Replaced with next best sound effect. Whoops? Sorry!)

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