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The Queue: WTB more warlocks


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 was reading this thread over on the official forums, and while I don't agree with everything said in it, I can agree with the conclusion: There need to be more warlocks.

Maybe WoW Insider should have a warlock awareness week or something. We'll promote safe healthstone sharing or proper DoT'ing or something like that.

Maymer asked:

What do YOU all hope will be announced/shown/demonstrated through the art of interpretive dance at tomorrow's press release?

Do you want to see the new faction mounts, dance, zone details?

Maybe more on how the monk class will work, or greater detail on the talent calculator?

I personally am hoping they reveal updated character models for all the Pre-Cata races myself. That, along with a date for beta invites (the sooner the better), and showing us some of the new mounts (come on flying nimbus cloud!)

My bets are as follows:

  • New character models. I just don't see how Blizzard cannot do this, especially given the moves of the monk class.
  • Beta release. It'll probably just happen.
  • Profession information.
  • Diablo 3 release date tossed in for good measure.
  • Lots of the first tier of raiding information.
  • Details on changes to the Raid Finder and Dungeon Finder. I have my fingers crossed for old-raid Raid Finders.
That being said, nothing we hear will be released until the 19th at the agreed-upon time. We're dead serious about this, too -- no leaks. Commenters linking or talking about leaks will most likely get my banhammer, too.

I polished my banhammer.

It's shiny and ready for justice.

Jeff asked:

Do you think there will ever be a change to rested xp gains and maximums? I can burn through max rested XP at level 65 in about 1.5 dungeons with heirlooms. I wouldn't care if they left it alone in the 1-60 content but by the time I get to outland and northrend I just want to get to 80.

It's certainly possible, but I don't think that it's something the majority of players would feel a benefit from. Those of us who are able to burn through rested XP do so because we play hard-core, compared to other players who don't spend six hours grinding out dungeons in a weekend, etc. ...

Rested XP is also just a nice little boost to get you moving again after being away for a long time and isn't really intended to be a leveling mechanic, even though it's used that way by many players (especially those reading this post).

It's also harder to burn through rested XP at the higher levels, and it's not really super compelling after about 83 or so. In Cataclysm's last five levels, the way to level is through questing, and rested XP doesn't change the amount of quest XP.

Klausse asked:

Any word on minimum/preferred system requirements for Mists, or will they be determined by what Blizzard sees as people begin beta testing? Do you think we'll hear more about this in the Press Event?

I might be in need of an upgrade before it launches, so the more advance notice, the better!

I doubt we'll hear the minimum specs until we're really close to launch. That being said ... this is WoW we're talking about. If your computer can run Cataclysm, it's going to be able to run MoP. Blizzard isn't just going to dump a large portion of its playerbase to upgrade the graphics. What we will probably see are more ultra-like settings and things like that, so newer machines can take advantage of newer technology. But as for exactly what those things will be, we'll have to wait and see.

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