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The Queue: Suffer for fashion

Michael Sacco

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Mike Sacco will be your host today.

Or whatever.

Shinae asked:

I wonder how long it'll be before we can race-change to pandas. Wasn't there a delay after Cata's launch before we were allowed to race-change to goblins or worgen? (I didn't take advantage of that, so I don't remember.)

You were allowed to race-change to goblin or worgen the day that Cataclysm launched. No delays! I imagine it'll be the same for pandaren.

Nyold asked:

Is the Pet Battle available in the beta at all?

There's zero implementation of Pet Battling in the beta right now, minus the ability to track wild critters. It'll likely show up in a later beta patch.

Batleth asked:

Have we been shown anymore of the Sha? I've seen pics of the "Sha of Doubt" and it reminds me a lot of Carnage and Venom in the Spiderman Universe: Sentient beings that can attach themselves to (and control) a host body. Will we have a Sha for every negative emotion??

There are lots of different sha! Fear, Anger, Doubt, and more. We'll see them in dungeons and raids. We may even see them in patches, judging by how much our presence on Pandaria riles these guys up.

Ace asked:

In the beta I noticed notes from the devs(?) that are always marked with "PH:"

I tried to figure it out but couldn't. What does it mean? You can see them in the dungeon journal describing some bosses (and even making fun of one that I saw, lol)


Rodmin asked:

Quick question: upon logging, i notice two options: wow1 or wow3. What are they about? Server groups?

WOW1 and WoW3 are different "licenses," or permission to access different types of the WoW client. WoW1 is your normal WoW client license, whereas WoW3 is the beta. If you didn't have WoW3, you wouldn't be able to access the beta server list.

Skyrei asked:

Question: With Pandas being available to both sides and them being able to be most classes, do you think they will eventually become the overall most popular race?

Well, between the fact that both factions can play them and the fact that they're new and cool-looking, yeah, I'd say it's pretty much guaranteed. In The Burning Crusade, there were new servers that were 80% blood elf -- not 80% Horde; 80% blood elf. I'm sure pandas will be quite popular.

Gosten asked:

Do guardian bears and brewmaster monks get their own leather gear, or do they still wear rogue/feral stuff?

Well, if by rogue gear you mean leather gear with agility on it, then yes, definitely. Rogues and brewmasters will probably be looking for different stats, though -- brewmasters for mastery, probably, and rogues for ... who knows, really?

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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