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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.

The weakened form of the Firelands boss Lord Rhyolith should be pretty familiar to those of you who played Mega Man 2.

Ottmin asked:

Do you think Blizzard will ever release new weapon classes like flails? I always thought it would be cool for my Tauren warrior to be swinging a giant ball and chain!

It's unlikely for a few reasons. First, there are already weapon types that few specs use (agility swords, for example). Second, a new weapon type would require new animations for every race and gender. Third, the types of weapons you see in Warcraft art and lore are already all present in the game in one way or another. The only glaring omission is Cairne's classic totem pole weapon.

Yous95 asked:

In patch 4.2, a new blue dragon aspect named Kalecgos (I think) is supposed to assume power of the Blue Dragonflight and the Aspect of Magic. How did this dragon come to power? Was he voted in, did he take it by force, is he Malygos's distant cousin, what? Also, is there any info at this time on what role he plays in acquiring the new legendary, Dragonwrath?

Kalecgos has been around in lore for a while, appearing in the Sunwell trilogy of novels, as a (possessed) boss in Magister's Terrace, and even showing up as the Blue Dragonflight representative at Wyrmrest Temple for the Quel'delar quest chain.

As for his new (apparently eventual) position, we don't know yet. As of the beginning of 4.2, Kalecgos isn't the new aspect yet. He and Arygos are both fighting for the same position, with Kalecgos being on the side of mortals and Arygos being more on Old Man Malygos' side.

Truthfully, we have no idea how appointing a new aspect works, because this is the first time it's really needed to happen. We know that the aspects don't physically control their particular domain, because the death of Malygos didn't cause the world's magic to explode or anything, so it seems to be more of an arbiter, an administrator, than a containing force. 4.2 should shed a little more light on the process, in any event.

Moobs asked:

On hierloom gear is the percentage bonus flat or does it stack with each piece of gear you get?

i.e. You have 3 pieces of hierloom gear 2 are a 10% xp gain and the other one is 5% xp gain but you only get 10% xp gain? OR you have the above emntioned pieces of gear and you now have 25% more xp gains per kill?

Also does this stack with your guild's 10% increase for xp gain?

They all stack, and they're additive, not multiplicative. A 10% heirloom/perk plus a 10% heirloom gives you a 20% increased experience gain.

Udderpowered asked:

If Ragnaros is going to be killed in the firelands, will he be dead dead this time? Or just 'temporarily defeated' again?

If he dies in the Firelands, he dies for real. The perils and pitfalls of being an elemental -- you're at your most powerful but most vulnerable in your home plane.

Paul Duchesne asked:

Dear Queue, I know we just hit 4.1. But is there any ETA on 4.2?

I would be incredibly surprised if 4.2 hit any later than late June. We know that Firelands art assets are nearly done, which is what takes the most development time. What's left is relatively minor in terms of the amount of time Blizzard needs to dedicate to it.

Pepijn asked:

Q for the queue : can you change valor- to justice points??? I want heirlooms faster, and have tons of valor points I dont use.

Yep! I believe the valor point vendor will down-convert VP to JP.

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