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The Queue: Happy father's day, Ragnaros


Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Mathew McCurley will be your host today.

The above picture, cropped from the WoW TCG card game, is one of my favorite pieces of art with Ragnaros in it. In fact, the TCG art team is so phenomenal that they routinely put out the best pieces of WoW art I've ever seen. Keep on trucking, awesome Cryptozoic dudes.

Today is Father's Day in the USA, and sons and daughters around the world are calling up their dads, taking dads out to dinners, or just hanging out with dads in general. It's a very dad day. Well, I know one dad who is feeling pretty great because his new patch is coming. That's right -- Ragnaros. You remember all of his Sons of Flame, right? Dude has mad kids. There's nothing like kicking back with your dad, fires purging, tasting the flames of Sulfuron, and forcing 40 nerds to spend their life savings in gold on Greater Fire Protection potions.

Kyle asked:


How could you possibly stop playing your shaman...

When Cataclysm released, I was still very gung-ho on playing my tank. After hitting 85 on the warrior it was time to start thinking about what alt to start the grand move to main alt status, i.e., which alt would I play when people said, "Hey Mat, come do an alt run of something with us." I knew the alt would be a healer and currently I have both my paladin and shaman as alts in that respect. So, I looked at the healing capabilities of each class at that time (around mid-December) and paladins were godly compared to shaman in the healing department. Things have evened out a bit now, but the choice was clear months back.

So, the shaman went on the back burner for a while.

Iaim asked:

Do you think yet will ever increase the daily quest cap, for one day? I'm doing my TB dailies, my argent tourney dailies, and my JC daily everyday, and still want to do all of my BC dailies, but can't due to the limit. Has there been anything said by Blizz, or is it just a technical issue, like with the bags?

No, and don't expect the daily quest cap to change in the near future. The dailies cap was raised to 25 when the Isle of Quel'Danas released in patch 2.4.0 because of the then crazy amount of Burning Crusade daily quest hubs that provided players with reputation and gold. You used to be capped out at 10 dailies a day.

Now, capping dailies means you have to make a choice where you want to progress that day, and also make you feel like you do not have to do every single daily quest in the game every day in order to proceed. Also, 25 daily quests caps the amount of gold you can receive from dailies each day, and forces the player to choose what reputation(s) to work on.

You're going to have to pick and choose what you want to work on, which is an inherent part of the system itself by design.

Amanda A. asked:

Let's say that Blizzard decides to remove class limitations by race, be it all at once or slowly over the next few expansions. Aside from the few combinations that severely break lore (Hi, I'm a draenei warlock!) would it really harm the game?

Orc paladin, please. Oh, wait, that wasn't the question.

To be honest, I don't think it would really harm the game but it would break some of my immersion. I mean, to be fair, I have a limited amount of immersion as it is with regards to the way that I play the game, but as a lore junkie there is a part of me that appreciates the class and race restrictions in place. I don't agree with some of them, but they are there.

Lavindar asked:

Q for the Q: Hyjal is one of the first cata zones, if i go there with a level 80 and make it to the quest that opens the firelands daylies, would I be able to play there without getting 85 first?

While you would be able to see the questing hubs, the Regrowth and Molten Front dailies in patch 4.2 are intended for level 85 players. You will be able to accept the quests once you hit 85. This new set of dailies is meant to push the story forward for characters who have hit max level, and it just so happens that this part of Hyjal is where it is happening.

Frank-potato asked:

Q for the Q: Is there a way for us non-goblins to actually get to Kezan and the Lost Isles?
I know anyone can make it to Gilneas, but i think it's the first time there's an area restricted to only one race.... makes my OCD-Explorer side depressed.

You are not able to get to Kezan if you are not a goblin and once you leave the Kezan and the Lost Isles you cannot go back. They are phased out and essentially "gone" from the game world. You can still see the map from the Maelstrom, I believe, but you cannot get there. Thankfully, there are no achievements related to exploring the place.

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