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The Queue: Heroic Alysrazor can DIAF, because I sure have


Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Adam Holisky (@adamholisky), senior editor at WoW Insider, will be your host today.

I don't know what it is, but its seems like every four or five attempts on heroic Alysrazor, I find myself dying to something incredibly stupid ... like standing in the fire of a worm. Maud'Dib would be most upset with me.

Update 1:30 a.m. EDT: Heroic Alysrazor finally did DIAF. Woot! Yes, I just liveblogged my guild's boss kill.

Starlin asked:

My casual raiding team had a progression wipe to Staghelm at 20k health last night. Yes, a split second later and dots would have downed him. Could there be a more frustrating wipe? Wasn't that close enough? Should bosses despawn so fast after the last raid member falls?

It happens to the best of us. But yes, the boss should despawn that fast -- there would always be some person, some group, some team that would want it up for just a second longer. So Blizzard made a call and said as soon as the last person dies, that's that. In my opinion, that's the correct call to make.

But, more so, take a look at what your group is doing. If you're getting the boss down to 20k, chances are you just need to make one minor adjustment and then you'll be good. But at the same time, dead is not dead. Chin up; you're close, and you can get it!

RGSmith asked:

Q for Q: With the launch of Cata I managed to get my girlfriend to play WoW and she's been hooked since. She is also a big reader but isn't familiar with alot of the Warcraft lore. I was curious to know if the WoW books are approachable for someone with very limited lore knowledge or do they assume you know all the major players?

I recommend reading them in chronological order; it helps make things easier to understand. And ... we happen to have a handy guide for you to read explaining just that!

Musratt asked:

Why are there turtles?

They wondered into some ooze and are now dedicated to ending the evil antics of Shredder.

Marq asked:

do you have any idea when patch 4.3 will hit the U.K ?

There's been no official announcement. But, current bets are on Dec. 6 (Tuesday) in the United States and Dec. 7 (Wednesday) in the EU.

Transit asked:

Why do you think there is a level 2 (or better) restriction on guild transfers?

There's a lot of reasons, but mainly to stop personal bank alt guilds from flooding the transfer system and moving around massive amounts of wealth at a seeming whim.

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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