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The Queue: Lazy Sunday

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.

Today is a lazy Sunday; so lazy, in fact, that I'm just gonna use this Winged Guardian picture for the Queue header instead of finding something topical or goofy. Don't worry; I'm sure Adam will have some terrible meme video for you tomorrow.

Gozzix Goldgear asked:

Who makes the posts on the WoW Insider facebook page?

The editorial staff has access to the WoW Insider Facebook page, so depending on the time of day it'll be either Adam, me, Dan, or Alex. If the post is esoteric babble, it's probably Adam. If it has a dig at Adam in it, it's probably me. If it's very excited, it's probably Dan. Alex defines "nondescript," so his posts don't have any identifying features besides not having any identifying features.

Thedoctor2031 asked:

Why did blizzard switch from 8 piece tier to 5 piece tier?

I got to ask Jeff Kaplan, aka Tigole, this question when he popped over to the Support building at BC launch. It was to make it so players had more freedom and flexibility in gearing; an 8-piece bonus essentially guaranteed that you had no wiggle room. Four pieces makes it so you have goals but can work around various underperforming pieces.

Tim asked:

I know I've read somewhere about the landscape of Hyjal is "changing" or being updated to show changes again with 4.1 or something. Is there any truth to this? If so, I need to get my lvl 80 warrior who's been sitting there for months through the content before the change. Thanks.

This was originally slated for patch 4.1, to go along with the Firelands raid, but since Firelands is now coming in 4.2, so too are the new Hyjal quests and phasing. Don't worry, though -- if you haven't completed Hyjal, it's very unlikely that you'll be able to access the new quest hubs just yet anyway.

Travy asked:

Is there any truth to the removal of raid achievement drakes come next patch?

Blizzard hasn't said anything about it, and it also hasn't removed any raid achievement mounts since the original Naxxramas protodrakes. I wouldn't fret about it unless Blizzard brings it up.

Msterblaster asked:

I just bought a new machine and want to transfer my game files from my laptop to my new computer. The laptop runs windows 7 32bit and my new computer runs the 64 bit. I guess my question is will this cause a problem with the computer recognizing the files?

Nope. The WoW client files are easily copied from one PC to another with few to no issues, no matter the number of bits. Just don't try to copy it to an Apple IIe.

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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