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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.

Wah wah waaaaaah. Sorry, Alliance.

thedoctor2031 asked:

How would doing old raids at their intended level now a days compare to them being done when they were current content? Like if you got 40 people to lock their xp at 60, not take any DK's or Pallies for Horde, Shamans for alliance. Of course a lot of content got nerfed but with all the differing stat weights, changes in gear available(oh and no gear from next expansions etc...) and all the changes how different would you think it would be to do these things today?

Raids would be universally easier. New skills, talent trees, and just baseline coefficients for numbers and abilities have changed so dramatically from the days when these encounters were designed that players are just more powerful. It's by design, really -- the stronger you make your character naturally, the less reliant you are on gear accumulation during parts of the game where gear accumulation isn't the focus. Leveling, for instance, is about story, questing, and game play, not collecting loot. You barely need loot to level these days until you get to 80-85, when the curve gets steeper. Players are universally stronger, and running retro raids would be easier.

Nina Katarina asked:

The t13 warrior and warlock armor sets have been revealed. The look of the warrior set was based on Deathwing, the warlock set was supposedly inspired by General Vezax. What boss would you like to see as inspiration for other class set looks?

I kind of hope that the other aspects get represented in tier 13 sets, since this may be a big fight dealing primarily with the aspects. Warriors already got their set based on an aspect -- maybe the druids will get Ysera, mages with Kalecgos, etc. Suffice to say, it will be interesting, if the first two revealed sets are setting any kind of tone. Thus far, this has been an amazingly designed tier.

@credgett on Twitter asked:

whats with all those naga/azshara statues around azeroth? did they crawl out of the sea and build them for us?

Pretty much. The Naga have lots of settlements all over Azeroth after their reawakening by Illidan during Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne. Where Naga settle, Naga build idols and statues. Naga especially love statues of their glorious ruler, Queen Azshara.

Steffan asked:

Since the Elekks are the racial mount for the Draenei, does that mean they been carrying a herd of them around since they fled Argus, or did they just find them on Draenor?

This has been a question on my mind for a long time, but I think they are from Draenor. There are loads of wild elekk in Nagrand, so I'm pretty sure they are native to Draenor and were just the mount of choice for the Draenei. Orcs rode wolves and talbuks.

Wowpedia confirms that the elekks are native to Draenor. There is, as of right now, no way for a Horde character to get an elekk mount. However, imagining Velen and friends hastily loading up the Exodar on Argus with as many elekks as they could before leaving is a very funny image.

Vacasta asked:

I keep hearing that WoW has lost subscribers. What's the number reportedly down to?

Seven. There are exactly seven people playing WoW at the moment.

Truthfully, the current subscriber number is about 11.1-11.4 million subscribers.

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