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The Queue: No cats, but still furry feet


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) will be your host today.

I don't have any pictures of my cat handy today, but here's some furry feet still.

Plus I don't think The Queue has run The Hobbit trailer, and I think that's the sort of thing we're obligated to do.

Tyler asked:

Is there any reason why Deathwing wouldn't have just gone to Outland to destroy it as well? I think the dark portal is still open. So why not go there after he destroys Azeroth? Has his insanity caused him to overlook the opportunity to destroy what's left of outland?

You could surmise that he didn't head to the Outland because it's not part of Azeroth, and his mind is fixated solely on destroying this planet. (Remember, Outland is another planet.)

Rhuarc asked:

I was recently in a slight disagreement with a guild member about flying in Mists of Pandaria.

I could have sworn that, at BlizzCon, they said there would be no flying in Pandaria until max level. However, for the life of me I can't find anything to back it up. My guildie, on the other hand, claims that they will let you fly in Pandaria no problems.

Who is right? And can you provide some sort of link or quote, if at all possible? I don't mind admitting when I'm wrong, but this is driving me nuts now to figure out just which of us is right!

As Shinae mentioned in the comments, check out the Preview Panel liveblog. There's no flying in MoP areas until you hit 90.

Personally, I'm thrilled this is happening. Flying takes a lot out of leveling and getting to know the zone.

Bapo asked:

Is blue posts and other news coming back?

I know it has probably been a slow week, just curious :)

It's been a very, very slow week, so the plan is for it to return next Monday or Tuesday.

Bapo also asked:

Does thrall actually shoot Deathwing down while we're all on his back, and stealth rezzes us all, or what? I know we land on a platform, but it just seems strange we don't take ANY dmg from the dragon soul.

We jump off with a parachute.

Zackwbradon asked:

With so many people having access to the MoP beta (via the year long deal) what will be the effect on the handing out of passes to those that did or could not commit to the year? Will there be fewer, or will Blizzard simply compensate by making more space on the Beta servers?

My guess is both; there'll naturally have to be fewer passes handed out, and server technology has always been improving, so there is a good chance there'll be more space available. It's probably also not out of the question for Blizzard to toss up another or two.

There's also been no blue input here yet, as the MoP beta isn't something Blizzard is going to talk about at all until it's ready.

Fox Van Allen said:

For those who don't know, Mat is just as distracted by his cats in real life as you'd expect him to be based on his Queues. I was over his house yesterday and he'd stop mid-sentence to declare, "look at Sophie!" and then proceed to rub under the cat's chin.

It's true. He's that way when I'm on Skype with him, too. "Oh, Rocky just decided to join us! Hi, Rocky! Do you want to be on the podcast?"

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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