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The Queue: Yaks are cool, I guess


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 today.

I still want the frog.

hystrico asked:

any word on recipes in MoP? Like, should I be stocking up on Chef's Awards?

I had an issue with the original removal of the limit on Chef's Awards because of just this question. Obviously we have no idea how the new recipes and stuff will work for new dailies and all that, but one of the reasons I liked the limit on how many awards you could store up was because it kept that currency artificially deflated. When Blizzard removed that limit, everyone stocked up on Chef's Awards, so how do you fairly price new recipes with that currency? Who do you design for -- the guy who saved up 2,000 Chef's Awards or the guy who didn't? Which is fair?

Personally, I'd like to see Blizzard reinstate the limit, making one currency for each profession's dailies and recipe purchases and simplifying the whole thing once and for all. Hoarding tokens isn't fun, just like hoarding points isn't fun. Well, it's kind of fun.

Someone interrupted my writing of the last paragraph on AIM with:

So, what's this I keep hearing about March and press and Mists of Pandaria?

Blizzard has announced a Mists of Pandaria press tour kicking off in March with a big press something-or-other and promises of lots of new information about the next expansion. This fact has led us all to speculate on what that timing could mean for a release date or projected release window. Press is a big deal in the video game industry, because hype is absolutely everything. The more you penetrate the mainstream media with stories about tons of gamers lining up or huge events, the better.

So the press tour begins in March, which means we're going to get the "face" of Mists of Pandaria then. What do I mean? I mean we will see the pitch. Here's what is new and exciting, Blizzard will tell us, and we will respond. We've already been shown the premise, but now we need to see the pitch. Show us those character models, Blizzard. You know you want to.

@eresin84 on Twitter asked:

Did things move pretty quick between Aggra and Thrall? She's preggers at the end of DW fight.

Thrall and Aggra have been together for an ... acceptable period of time, I would think. We don't know what's cool in orcish culture with kids and all that, so we just speculate. Hey, Chris Metzen, where's my rulebook and reference guide on orc societal mating customs and premarital lifemate shamanism? I need it to answer this question.

@credgett on Twitter asked:

who is Tyrygosa that is mentioned during the DS raid? I havent come across her in game before

Tyrygosa is a blue dragon that featured prominently in The Sunwell Trilogy. She is at the Wyrmrest Temple helping to defend against Deathwing. Check out her Wowpedia page.

People on Twitter asked me:

Wait, is there really going to be a WoW Insider Show Podcast panel at PAX East this year?

Yes. We will have more details for you soon.

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! ADAM

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