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The Queue: Which poster should I get next?


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 (@gomatgo) will be your host for today.

As my awesome wall of gaming posters and art is coming together, I am at an impasse. There is room on the wall for one more large WoW patch art poster, and I don't know which to get. There are two that I want, but I can't decide. You're going to help me out, The Queue. The Ahn'Qiraj patch art is already on my wall, but you know that if you've seen my YouTube stuff or the new WoW Insider Weekly News Update in sparkling video form. Here are my options for my next PrintWarcraft purchase:
What say you, Queue?

Hensonite asked:

What am I transmogrifying - the look of an individual item or the look of a "slot"?

Example: If i transmogrify my helmet to look like goggles, will only that helmet change its appearance or will everything I wear on my head be displayed as those goggles?

You transmog the look of an individual item, not the slot that it goes in. Transmog works like an enchant that changes the appearance of the item, which is why it gets ripped off when you put a transmogged item into void storage.

Manowarrior asked:

Is it just me or does it seem like regular tues morning maintenance is a thing of the past? Can't remember the last time it happened other than for a patch. Did blizzard improve something?

The regular maintenance schedule still happens and Blizzard still accounts for it, but sometimes there is no need for it and rolling restarts are good enough. My guess is that Blizzard runs some diagnostics over the course of the week, and if numbers come up green, servers don't have to go down for an extended period of time. Also, if there are no huge fixes, bugs, game-breaking exploits, or assets to add, then there is just no need for downtime. The technology has improved considerably since six years ago.

Jestin asked:

If I'm looking to break into the WoW TCG, what would be a good box to buy? I'm looking through all of the xpacs available on the website and there are just so many. I'd like to find one that can ease me into the gameplay, has potential for some neat loot cards and has great art. Any thoughts?

If you would like to hop into the WoW TCG, your best bet is to start with one of the complete class starter decks. Each class starter deck comes with a 60-card, ready-to-go deck for playing the game. There's a rule book in the package as well. If you have a favorite card shop or hobby store that sells trading card games, it might even have a deck there that you could try one of the nights that people go and play the game. Plus, the class starter decks don't break the bank in the cost department.

The other option for breaking into the game is to go see the cool folks over at Cryptozoic in person at one of the Darkmoon Faire events. The next U.S. ones are starting up in 2012. Going to the events is an awesome way to break into the game because you get to sit down and play the game right away with people who want to teach you as well as potentially getting some discounts on products. Plus, the people at Cryptozoic are really nice.

Valorum asked:

I know absolutely zero about pokemon. How far behind will I be when this feature appears in WoW?

You will not be behind at all when the Pet Battle system comes in Mists of Pandaria. Everything is being built from the ground up for this new system, and everyone is coming in blind. If you've ever played a turn-based video game like an RPG, you'll have a working knowledge of the mechanics.

Ellesmere asked:

Do you think garrosh likes cake, pie, or cookies more?


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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