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The Queue: 11 days 'til BlizzCon

Alex Ziebart

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Alex Ziebart will be your host today.

This weekend was particularly light on answerable questions, so today's edition of The Queue will be a particularly light read. Embrace the brief!

blazenor asked:

We know that Blizzard won't reveal their next MMO, so outside of the next expansion will there be any major surprise at BizzCon?

This BlizzCon will most likely have a new WoW expansion, some sort of Heart of the Swarm cinematic (or other major piece of eye candy), and we're likely to get some Diablo 3 teases to keep the hype train rolling on that game. I'm not sure if any of those count as surprises to you or not!

I have a feeling we're going to see Blizzard really digging into mobile/social (think Facebook) gaming this year, too. Maybe not, though.

That one Joey asked:

What would happen if I put +40 mastery (save for meta requirements) in all my hpallys gem slots, reforged to mastery, and used at least 1 mastery trinket?

You would have a lot of mastery.

In all seriousness, you would be able to pump out some great absorption, but most high-end holy paladins don't like investing into that much mastery. You want a good chunk of haste to support those heals, too. You can't get it if you're investing that deeply into mastery instead.

@SerenitySaz asked:

If a treant despawns alone in the woods, does it make a death noise?

No, because despawning isn't dying. Despawning is merely ceasing to exist. A larger question is if a treant despawns and leaves no loot, did it ever really exist at all?

@msufarley asked:

Has Bliz ever talked about bringing the ultimate big bad Sargeras into the game?

The topic comes up from time to time. The answer is always some variation of "not yet."

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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