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The Queue: The first Queue


Welcome back to The Queue, WoW Insider's daily Q&A column. Senior Editor of airplanes, Adam Holisky, will be your host today.

Today I thought it'd be fun to go back and look at the very first The Queue, back when it was called Ask a Beta Tester. The first edition of Ask a Beta Tester was written on July 29th, 2008 (almost three years ago), by then Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Harper. It mainly dealt with Death Knights and Dalaran. In total, there were 77 editions of Ask a Beta Tester.

Ask a Beta Tester became The Queue on November 15th, 2008. Since then, there have been 640 editions of The Queue, for a total of (including today) 718 AaBT/Queues written. At an average of just over 4 questions answered per-edition, that's about 2,832 questions answered.

Today, let's add a few more...

Cyanea85 asked:

Did anything ever come of Blizz's pre-Cata promises that later tier bosses will require more hit than the earlier ones?

Not a word. I wouldn't at all be surprised to see it forgotten about. That kind of handicap seems to be contrary to current design. Maybe on a hard mode or something like that though ...

Andrew asked:

Will Blizzard ever add any other way to gain rep with the kitty people aside from the 2 daily quests and a tabard? It's hard to find the time to run a dungeon these days with my current work schedule and with just those dailies it's taking me forever to become exalted.

I doubt it -- earning rep from dungeon runs seems to be the preferred way to earn rep now for starting (expansion) factions. I know in your case that might be hard. Then again, if I were you, I might try to focus on something that's a little more doable for the amount of time you can play the game.

Luci asked:

How EXACTLY (every possible way) is guild rep earned?

Only three ways, that I know of and have found while researching:

  • Quest turn-ins
  • Guild group boss kills
  • Guild group PVP
You can increase the guild rep you earn through items such as the Renowned Guild Tabard and the Battle Standard of Coordination.

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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