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The Queue: Hatconomics

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.

In case you didn't hear, Team Fortress 2, a fantastic game in its own right, is now also free to play, forever. How is it financed? Mainly by hats. Lots of hats. Go download it and embrace your inner haberdasher (if you feel like it).

S.O. asked:

Will Jay Mohr be at BlizzCon again this year? If so why do people continue to have him host stuff?

We haven't heard anything about it yet, but it's safe to assume he's returning. Jay Mohr is a comedian who does better when he's off-script, so sometimes the obviously-scripted stuff he does at BlizzCon can be a little awkward or unfunny, but once he actually gets to make fun of nerds, he shines. A lot of people are uncomfortable having their idiosyncracies or the idiosyncracies of their particular subculture brought to light, especially in a "comfortable" environment like BlizzCon, but that's comedy.

What Mohr really has on his side, though, is the fact that he legitimately enjoys hosting BlizzCon. You can't say the same for every celebrity paid to host an event for nerds. In fact, you can hardly say that for any of them.

Chaosdefined asked:

Is there a class where Mastery is actually an important stat? So far on any of my top toons, Mastery is about 5th or 6th on the list of importance.

It's a very important stat for a lot of tank specs (DKs, for example). For DPS, enhancement shaman and ret paladins use it heavily, too. I'm not familiar with healing classes so I couldn't tell you for certain whether any of them stack it.

Mastery serves its purpose, though, in that for most classes it's a "pretty good" stat. It's an additional stat they can put on gear, which helps to mix up itemization a bit, and it does something for everyone.

Elmo asked:

When will Stormwind be fixed? those towers are still burning after six months, the statue of Trollbane is still just a pair of boots and the park is still a large hole...

Time passes strangely in Azeroth. You'll note that it took five years for the Lakeshire bridge to get fixed.

Arrohon asked:

I'm going to create a DK. Any ideas for race (and gender) and name? I'm going for looks. The name can either sound cool or be funny.

No name suggestions (especially since, looking at comments, you already chose the name and races), but I think the Husky skins for male worgen death knights look awesome. I'd encourage anyone looking to roll a new DK to try those.

Tyler asked:

In 4.2, valor points will be converted to Justice points. What is the ratio of this conversion. Does one Valor point = 2 justice points? So if i have 100 VP, after the patch, will those 100 be converted to 200 JP?

It's a 1:1 conversion.

VioletArrows asked:

I'm in the middle of reading The Shattering, and towards the beginning, Anduin and Jaina go on a lot about Varian's split between himself and Lo'Gosh as a reason for his mood swings. When and how did this happen, and where can I read more about it?

That whole storyline is presented through the WoW comic; specifically, every issue before Med'an shows up. You're better off just reading a Wowpedia summary; the comics aren't particularly good, and they get even worse once they lose Ludo Lullabi as their artist.

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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