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The Queue: Defense Against the Dark Arts

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 have no reason to feel confident that our current warlock columnist will survive his first few months in the position. The warlock columnist position here at WoW Insider is essentially our Defense Against the Dark Arts professor. No one lasts. In fact, the final question in today's Queue has me extrapolating numerous possible grim fates for poor Tyler. Magic isn't very glamorous, is it?

IDes asked:

I am a lvl 85, not hit capped... When facing the ole Lich King, will I miss, since he is a 'Boss' even though it is old content, for that matter will I still miss on any boss in any of the old raids if I am not hitcapped, since they dont have a level attached to them?

Raid bosses are almost universally "level skull," which means that things like hit/miss chance against them will always be calculated as if they were three levels above you.

Helper asked:

With RAF I know you can summon your friend. Does that work for people with their characters in the Worgen and Goblin starting zones or do you have to wait to be able to summon your friends until after you get out of the phased zone?

You can't be summoned out of the goblin/worgen starting zones until you complete them, though RAF friends can summon each other around said zones.

Cbeefman asked:

A little while back i saw something about a command that would allow an entire party or i think even a raid group to challenge another party/group to a random or specified battleground. Was i dreaming? or was this not implemented in the end? Also, if it IS in game, what is the command or where can i find info about it?

They're called war games, and you can access them by using the /wg or /wargame commands.

Simpsons Rule asked:

Will there be another opportunity for people to apply for the position of Warlock columnist? I understand that people have real-life issues going on but it has been quite a while and I'm sure there are many people (myself included) happy to take jabs at the Mage column . . . I mean explore the awesomeness that is the demonic arts.

Blood Pact has been running quite smoothly under the direction of Tyler Caraway for months now, so no, it's not likely that we'll be having a callout for a new columnist (again). Although, now that he's taken up the role of warlock columnist, I should probably expect Tyler to fall seriously ill, fall off a cliff, have an anvil or piano fall on him, get sent to the Phantom Zone, get possessed by beings from beyond space and time, get replaced with a double from the other universe, get hypnotized into thinking he's a dog and peeing on a fire hydrant resulting in incarceration, get bitten by a marauding werewolf and attempt to hide his shameful curse from the village, have his DNA merged with a fly's when testing his new teleportation technology, become his own grandfather, doom a civilization and himself with his hubris, inadvertently unleash a plague of insects upon his city, have painful urination, get the cheese lasagna when he totally asked for the meat lasagna, develop a sudden allergy to attractive people, or any other terrible fate based on what happened to our previous warlock columnists.

Have questions about the World of Warcraft? The WoW Insider crew is here with The Queue, our daily Q&A column. Leave your questions in the comments, and we'll do our best to answer 'em!

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