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The Queue: Dollars to donuts

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.

Besides being a fun phrase to use, "dollars to donuts" is also a regular conversion I make at the Donut Star down the road.

Hal asked:

Any idea why the tuning on the new Brewfest trinkets is so odd? I'm specifically thinking of the stamina trinkets, which are both ilvl 365, but objectively worse than other similar trinkets.

The Brewfest trinkets drop off of a boss that you can kill an unlimited number of times per day. It would be a little bit silly to have them be truly comparable to items that require you to kill raid bosses.

Chris asked:

Regarding the PvP to PvE transmog question, how would Blizz rationalize allowing this when one of their big defenses against changing forms, colors, etc. has always been that they don't want to change silhouettes because that would not let people recognize other players class/spec/gear lvl? I forget what specifically they addressed with that answer but I do recall it was a blue post. Any thoughts?

The silhouette theory was really about race/faction, not about class. Blizzard's original philosophy was that your gear would indicate how far along you were in progression, but it turned out that didn't really matter anymore once there had been three or four endgames already.

No matter what they're wearing, you can tell the difference between a Tauren and a Draenei. That's what matters.

digitalscribe asked:

I'm sure this has already been discussed elsewhere, but how is item level calculated? Is it strictly what is equipped, or also in the bags on your person? Does this include the items in your bank? Is it slot specific, if I had a 365 str trinket, but 333 int trinket for my off spec in my bag, does that count against me? Thanks in advance!

Commenter loop_not_defined nailed this one:

It counts the highest ilvl item in all your storage - bags and bank - for every given slot, regardless of whether it's useful to you or not. So no, having lower ilvl items won't affect it in any way.
Cowboy asked:

Why does wow insider hate pvp. Are you all clickers or something?

Unfortunately, our regular PVP columnist is no longer with us. We're looking on providing you guys with more PVP content as soon as we can.

Morloch-KT asked:

Are you guys sick to death of 90% of your questions being about transmog ever since the feature was first announced?

Just wait until 4.3's release date is announced and we get a dozen identical questions about the VP-to-JP conversion every day. Time is cyclical, friend.

kL asked:

With the release of the new Tier/Raid Finder and specifically the Rogue Legendary, do you think portions of the quests will be achievable in the LFR tool. They have said that items will be of lesser power in the LFR but what are us Rogues with out a decent raiding guild going to? This would also open the item to a bit more casual players. When my group is raiding we tend to be a bit slower but if I could finish somethings in LFR that would allow me to speed up the process.

Blizzard has stated that the legendary daggers will not be available through Raid Finder. It's lockout-free; there's just no way that's happening.

Brighthammer asked:

Question!: Does the author think I will be able to transmog my Arcanite Ripper? And if I can, is there any possibility the on-use effect will be usable on the other weapon?

Yes and no, respectively.
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