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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.

This is one of those videos you just can't watch once, ya know?

Boz asked:

Just a general business philosophy question: Has Blizzard ever provided the rationale behind the perks of the "Recruit A Friend" system?

I've recruited two seperate friends and both times they had a terrible experience as leveling was disjointed (mobs became green and gray halfway through a zone) and they had a difficult time absorbing all the new abilities in such a short period of time.

The teleporting and mount perks I understand, but wouldn't the augmented experience gains and level granting make more sense for the "Scroll of Resurrection?"

I have to agree with the old polarity of the aims of Recruit-a-friend. On the one hand, it is a wonderful tool that allows you and a friend to have an easier time questing together, moving around the world, and generally facilitating better play. On the other hand, you breeze through content because of the immense experience bonuses. Honestly, I think the Recruit-a-friend program's ultimate aim is to make it incredibly easy to get to "current" content rather than older content. It sounds a bit weird, considering that Cataclysm's 1-60 content is the new content, but this wasn't the case in Wrath.

During Wrath of the Lich King, the old world was still the old world, and common wisdom was "I just wish my friends could start with The Burning Crusade." The Recruit-A-Friend program, I believe, was meant to give that experience to players and to make it easier for existing players to get more higher-level characters faster. Multiple accounts are good for business, right?

Right now, though, leveling is already fast, even without Recruit-A-Friend. If you want your friends to experience the 1-60 Cataclysm content, let them do it on their own time. If you want a friend to get to the max level really quickly, Recruit-A-Friend.

ninjivitis asked:

Has anything been said about whether or not we'll be able to transmogrify heirloom gear?

Yes, heirloom gear is acceptable as a transmogrification target. However, the item loses its transmogrified art when it is traded, mailed, auctioned, or guild-banked away.

Jeff Field asked:

Is there any confirmation whether you can transmog a 2h mace into a 2h axe or sword? I know you can change ranged weapon types but I can't find anything specific on if you can do it on other weapon types so long as they are the same "size" weapon.

You can only transmogrify an item into another item of the same type and specification. The only exception to the rule is guns and bows, but transmogrifying a gun into a bow or vice versa does not change the classification of the gun or bow for racial bonus purposes.

snorgplat asked:

When 4.3 comes with the Deathwing raid, will he stop appearing in random zones and fireballing everything to death? I haven't been playing yet during Cata, but want to get the feat of strength before it disappears.

We don't know, actually. Only time will tell! Blizzard did also say that it would give us a month's notice before it got rid of the Ulduar meta-achievement drakes, and that notice has never come. So who knows? Blizzard knows.

Andrew R. asked:

Why are the farmers in Western Plaguelands holding pitchforks but "mining" the rows of corn? Did Blizzard throw them in there and forget to go back and change the animation?

how i mine corn?

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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