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The Queue: Dances with cats

Michael Sacco

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.

I don't know about the rest of you nerds, but I had every Calvin and Hobbes book when I was a kid, and I was pumped as heck to get the hardcover box set. You know, the one that weighs like 50 pounds.

Necrosaro asked:

So I was wandering through Ghostlands yesterday, and I was wondering, why can't I fly there? Did Blizzard redesign all of the old world except for the old-world BC areas? Being forced to ride at 100% speed is really annoying.

Ghostlands is technically part of the Outland map set (530, where Kalimdor is 0 and Eastern Kingdoms is 1), along with the other BC starting areas. It just doesn't appear that any BC content was touched, probably due to time constraints. Silvermoon City and the Exodar likely weren't meant to be flown in or around, though I can't speak for Blizzard.

Antonia asked:

I've got a question ... Where are the questions that warrant more than one-sentence answers?

Not every answer I give has to be long-winded. Adding extra words doesn't make an answer more effective; it just makes it longer. If a question merits a longer answer, then it'll certainly receive one.

If your question is an indictment of the process by which I choose which questions to answer, then all I can really say is you'll have to deal with it, for I am naught but a capricious zephyr.

Shamit asked:

Why is there not a jewelcrafter daily quest in Stormwind or Orgrimmar? It's ridiculous to have to boat back to Northrend and fly to Dalaran just to complete a simple quest for a token.

There are jewelcrafting daily quests available in Stormwind and Orgrimmar, but they don't kick in until 475 skill. They'll be right by your city's jewelcrafting trainer.

Brandon Lincoln asked:

Speaking of Jaina ... I haven't seen her in the storylines yet ... Is she just ruling over Theramore, or is she involved with something I have missed?

While it's clear that something was supposed to happen with Dustwallow Marsh, it unfortunately remains unchanged since BC. The Theramore Highway and the road littered with Grimtotem corpses has no leadup, and the quests make no sense in the context of the previous zones and Cataclysm's world changes. I'm sure that Jaina (or Theramore in general) was supposed to be doing something. It just never seems to have happened.

Remus asked:

Before the WoW TCG moved away from Upper Deck, I think I managed to get a collection of UDE points from all those annoying yellow cards in the booster packs. But now that the TCG has moved away to another company, are all those points basically useless?

They are 100% useless.

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