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The Queue: Written pandaren


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.

Props to Cutaia for asking this first question. I love when I have to dig around to find an answer and come up with some really cool stuff.

Including a Pandaren character chart.

Cutaia asked:

The Asian-looking writing all over MoP [pictured above] ... gibberish, or rooted in real Chinese?

Great question!

I posed this to our Twitter audience last night, and the unanimous answer was that no, the scripts don't represent any real-world language. They seem to be a combination of a few, borrowing from different characteristics of each. This wouldn't surprise me in the slightest, as it's how it's done with other made-up languages such as Klingon. And remember, "Geek Is" all that good stuff, so Blizzard obviously has some of that in mind.

Farlianth on Twitter also pointed out the image below from the art panel at BlizzCon 2011. Some neat information. Maybe there's a more developed Pandaren language Blizzard could share at some point? I'd sure to like to see it, if it exists.

Someone also found a video of the BlizzCon 2011 art panel on YouTube; the relevant section starts at 1:04:49.

Takewhat asked:

are they going to fix the flying in the remaining no fly zones? :)

Blizzard has said a few times that it's not going to go back in and add flying to those zones any time soon. Could it happen one day? Sure, but I wouldn't hold my breath. Blizzard's got more important things to focus its world development efforts on right now -- namely, the new endgame content coming in Mists.

Oathblade asked:

any news on what the female/male warlock demon models are?

Blizzard said that it's still on the plate, just no time table for release. My guess is that it won't make it into MoP. Gotta be pretty low priority compared to other things, especially given that 'locks are getting new pets overall (Shivan, Wrath Guard, Beholder, maybe more).

Arrohon asked:

What is a good quality headset with a long lifespan that is a reasonable price. Ideas please!!

I know a lot of people have different opinions here, and I suspect many will share answers in the comments below, but I prefer my Logitech behind-the-ears headsets. They work really well, last me about 12 to 18 months, and are relatively inexpensive.

I my spare time, I fly around in an airplane, and I've also got a really, really expensive set, but besides noise cancellation and a few necessary gadgets, they really don't do anything better than the cheap $30 Logitech one I linked above.

Guerillacore asked:

Is Blizz getting rid of Have Group Will Travel so more ppl play Warlocks?

No, it was more about the shrinking world. Blizzard wants people to get out and enjoy what it's made, versus just sitting in Stormwind waiting for some random raid member to summon you out to the raid.

But as a raiding warlock, I'm not going to complain.

I should also note that we don't know what it's going to get replaced with. Maybe it'll just summon one person or so, maybe it'll be something entirely different. We'll have to wait and see.

Kraik asked:

so, how powerful are warlocks in MoP? They seem like they're going to be broken with the new talents

We have no idea ... and anyone who is complaining doesn't have any idea either, so take everything you hear with no grains of salt, because no one knows. Balance can't be determined until people actually get in and play the classes, participate in dungeons, run the raids, etc. Until that point, it's all just conjecture.

Also remember that the talent trees are designed mainly to bring interesting choices and customizations to a character now, versus a cookie-cutter spec that we all had before. And while I have no doubt that there will be "preferred" specs for general encounters, etc., we're not going to have the same feeling as it is right now or has been before.

Sit tight, wait for the beta, which I think should be coming up Soon™.

JibblyChan asked:

Where there any dramatic Demon changes? Any information on the new advanced talented Demons? And what was the new interface like.

None that we know of yet, and no real info other than we're getting some new ones. We'll know when the beta comes.

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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