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The Queue: Relaunch

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'm pretty sure I'm the target audience for the DC Comics relaunch -- someone who liked superhero movies and subject matter but didn't care overmuch about the cape books themselves. And now I'll probably buy a bunch of the new #1's day one thanks to the fresh continuity and the new costumes.

Anthony asked:

They said (somewhere) that purchasing the PVP weapons in 4.2 requires you to reach some type of honor amount before purchase, does that mean your total since 4.2 or your total since cata?

It's your total points earned since the beginning of the arena season, not since the beginning of the expansion.

Stevepete asked:

What is the name of the actual individual quest that a character would have to progress up to in the existing Hyjal zone in order to be able to access all of the new Firelands content dropping in 4.2?

I believe Blizzard said that the new patch 4.2 quests become available if you've successfully regrown Hyjal; if I'm correct, that means that the quest in question is Aessina's Miracle. If I'm wrong and you have to complete the whole dang mountain, then the quest you need to complete is The Firelord.

Mem0ryburn asked:

Why doesn't Blizz make the AH inaccessible for anyone under, say, level ten or whatever? I don't think that would really get in the way of gameplay and I think it would maybe deter some gold farmers, no?

That wouldn't really curb farmers at all, given that most farming, gold selling, and other illicit activities involving the auction house are performed by compromised high-level characters, not lowbies.

Blizzard has sort of reached the point that any further limits on gameplay for low-level characters would cause new players to get turned off to the game; they already can't whisper, use several chat channels, etc. And Blizzard knows this.

Trilynne asked:

What level of gear will we need to start raiding Firelands on normal difficulty? Will we need gear from t11 normal or heroic modes?

It would be best for you to have mostly i359 gear. You shouldn't need gear from heroic T11 raids to enter Firelands. Guilds capable of downing most heroic mode bosses are the exception, not the rule.

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