The Queue: Sacco vs. Ragequitters 3

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Mike Sacco will be your host today.

If anyone's wondering, I've developed a surefire way to make sure no one ever gives you a Marvel vs. Capcom 3 rematch online. Three easy steps:

  1. Select Amaterasu as a team member.

  2. Switch to your Rosary weapon (D, D, H).

  3. Spam Cold Star (QCF+L) forever.

Concepts like "super jumping" or "calling an assist" or "advancing block" somehow become meaningless for the average opponent upon being machine-gunned by a dog for an entire match. They will know only rage. You will not get a second game.

Anne asked:

Maybe this has already been covered, but why does all the high-level blue crafted gear have PvP stats? It's an upgrade in every other way for my PvE self, but I really resent losing, say, haste to gain resilience that I will never use and can't reforge. I understand some with PvP stats. But, really...ALL of it???

Because while you can get PvE gear from quests, dungeons, factions, and crafting, you can only get PvP gear from PvPing. The crafted gear helps make sure that you're not stuck in a catch-22 situation where you need to PvP to get resilience gear but can't really PvP without resilience gear.

Where'd my guild rep go?

Julio asked:

I have found a lot of issues with guilds now that you lose the rep with "guild faction" every time you change guilds. Is Blizz gonna fix it? Because a lot of people that "grinded" to be exalted with their guilds now fear to change guilds since they will start from zero and officers use this as a threat if members dont fully obey them.

It's not a bug -- the reputation you're gaining is with your particular guild, not all guilds in the game. There are safeguards in place to protect people in the event of a comedy gkick or an officer's bad day, like guild rep persisting for a set amount of time even after you get kicked, but guild rep persisting even through guild switches is very unlikely. All of the expensive stuff you can buy with guild rep, though, like the Dark Phoenix mount, is still useable even if you're not in a guild.

That's not to say that the guild advancement/rep system isn't stupid, just that Blizzard is unlikely to change the fundamental design principles of system.

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Arcter asked:

In my recollection of WoW's hundreds of NPCs, I feel like almost all of the dragons I've met were in Blood Elf, Night Elf, Gnome or Human form, with a strong predilection towards Blood Elf. Is there any lore behind why we never (that I can recall at least) see dragons as Tauren, Troll, Orc, Goblin, Draenei, etc... or is it merely an aesthetic choice on Blizzard's part?

Dragons seem to take the form of whatever races they interact with the most, or in some cases, ones they happen to particularly like. You'll notice that most green dragons take the form of night elves, the race most connected to Ysera's domain of the Emerald Dream, whereas most black dragons take the form of humans, the race they find easiest to manipulate.

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