The Queue: The weather outside

Mathew McCurley
M. McCurley|06.22.11

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

Everyone seems to be knocked out by summer storms. Alex is stormed in, raiders were afk'ing because of tornados, and people across the land are screaming about lost internet connections. You know what this means, right? We need to demand that the government create better weather-controlling devices. I mean, really, it's the year 2011...

Aftermathmatical asked:

My Q, is that with the new PvP mount for RBGs, will we be able to send those to the opposite faction? I understand that we won't get a horde mount on my alliance character and vice versa, that they would change to the right faction. Will they allow this though, or will we have to earn them within our faction? (I know I know killing tons of alliance on my horde mage so I can earn and alliance mount on my Ally druid lol)

Most likely yes. When you purchase the level 25 guild mount reward (which is Bind on Account) you can send it to opposite faction members and it magically turns into that faction's version of the mount (either the lion or the scorpion.) I am assuming that the PVP mounts work exactly the same way. There's no reason to believe it would be anything different.

crackjack375 asked:

Question for the Queue:

Will we be able to purchase the T11 head piece and shoulders with justice points?

No. Blizzard has already said that anything that required tokens in patch 4.1 will continue to require tokens in 4.2. You will still need to kill Nefarian for your T11 head slot tokens and Cho'gall for the T11 shoulder slot tokens. Now that the normal modes of these encounters are nerfed about 20%, that shouldn't be too challenging of a feat to accomplish.

Now it's time for an Orkchop-athon of questions from Twitter.

Orkchop asked on Twitter:

For The Queue: Any recommendations on mics or headsets? Maybe something not too expensive?

I know that Sacco loves his Turtle Beach headset, and they are pretty cheap, all things considered. If you're looking to go Razer, the Piranha headset is pretty good for the price. Plantronics also makes some awesome headsets, and my brother used his Plantronics for a long, long time. Finally, Sennheiser has the PC 151 (my personal favorite brand for headsets) at just under $50 on Amazon right now, which is an awesome headset.

For gaming, I would almost always go with a headset mic. Why not? Both pieces of equipment you need in one. What's not to love?

Orkchop also asked on Twitter:

Are there any new lore moments in the new Midsummer Fire Festival holiday?

The Midsummer Fire Festival this year was light on changes since the holiday already had it's "collect holiday tokens, buy cool stuff" change-around. Not much has changed, other than the locations of some of the fires, since the world changed so drastically in Cataclysm. It is interesting to note, however, that this is Ragnaros' last Midsummer Fire Festival, and his new raid is coming out during "his" holiday. Isn't that kind of like busting into Santa's workshop in order to kill him and take his stuff during Christmas?

You know, if Santa wanted to ignite the world ...

green_jerm asked:

Question! Do you think blizzard will release some sort of instant messenger with where you wouldn't have to be logged into a game to talk to people online? I know they already have mobile guild chat, but I would love an IM on my computer desktop!

I really hope so! I believe that is moving towards a social future, where the service will be much more like Steam currently is and less about the background to the games you log in to play. I would love to see get its own social layer that sits on top of all of you games, and maybe even have an included clan/guild system as well. Frankly, I think can go much further than it is. Maybe we'll even see some announcements at BlizzCon this year.

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