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The Queue: Alex won't shut up about his RIFT characters edition

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.

Alex, shut up about your RIFT characters already. I have had it with you.

MusedMoose asked:

Has Blizzard given us any information about how the contents of the "Satchel of Helpful Goods" are determined? I ask because my shaman keeps getting Bandit gear -- boosts agility, stamina, and I think hit rating. My shaman is resto, so these items border on useless; I plan to dual-spec to elemental at 30 and said items will still be of little good. I find it odd that I'm being given items that only one of my class's three specs can use.

The Satchel of Helpful Goods will give you armor that your class can use, but it won't always be good for your spec. If you always got perfectly itemized gear, then what would be the point in doing more random dungeons?

Flint asked:

Arguably a bit of a daft question but the wording of the enhancement shaman talent Unleashed Rage is confusing me. The exact wording of the talent (via Wowpedia) is "Increases your expertise by X, and increases all party and raid members' attack power by Y% while within 100 yards of the shaman." Does that attack power increase apply to the shaman himself while outside a party or raid, or is a lonely shammy only getting the expertise?

You receive both the expertise bonus and the attack power bonus. Any given party/raid buff talent will buff you as well as your party/raid unless otherwise noted.

Amnesiatic asked:

What's up with that blue fire thingy on the bridge between Arathi Highlands and the Wetlands?

It's just a graphical effect for a quest there involving Thargas Anvilmar and the Dark Irons. It persists even if you're not on the quest, for some reason.

Xakari asked:

So are valor points really turning to justice points this patch (4.0.6)? I have heard that they were going to, but guildmates of mine have said that its silly because there is no new raid content/gear being added. Just wondering if I need to to spend my VP before the patch hits or can i keep saving?

Everything we've heard indicates that valor points will convert to justice points when the next content patch hits, and the same for every content patch after that. Valor points are supposed to be earned in and used during only the latest tier of raid content. 4.0.6 is not a content patch, so your valor points will not be converting into justice points in 4.0.6.

Garfielda asked:

I had heard at some point in the Cataclysm build-up that Blizzard was going to be moving all of the battlegroups into one PvP super-queue. As far as I can tell though, that has not yet been implemented. Is there anything I missed when searching for a blue post? When do we get our merged queues?

This already happened some time ago. PvP and dungeon queues are now region-wide.

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