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The Queue: April Lovefool's Day

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.

Happy April Lovefool's Day, everyone.

Jeremy asked:

Has blizzard released information about how many people actually signed up for the World of Warcraft annual pass? If so, how many people signed up?

The official number last we heard was "over a million people." It's likely grown in the past few weeks, though, with the MoP beta beginning.

Ragecage asked:

With the introduction of mass/aoe looting in MoP, will there be an impact to sites who collect and then calculate the drop rates of certain items?

That's an excellent question.

I have no idea.

Pace9 asked:

Do we know if LFR will extend to old raids? If so, I'm remaking the Draenei Death Knight I had in Wrath and level capping him at 80 so I can run Uld,ToC, and ICC every once in a while =)

It's possible but unlikely that queueing for old raids will become available in Raid Finder. With old 5-mans, there's always the possibility someone is passing through that level range and can get XP from it; raids are a different beast entirely. People don't do those when they're leveling, and it's a crapshoot whether anyone on any given night would want to run AQ or ICC. Besides, do you really want to do C'thun with 39 (or even 24) random people?

Pace9 apparently also asked:

With the revamped talent system, is anything happening to dual specialization?

It works the same, fundamentally -- you choose a specialization, and you can switch to it any time out of combat. Talents and glyphs are remembered for each spec, but bear in mind too that talents are changeable like glyphs now.

Shiel asked:

So my husband just got his beta invite (lucky bastard) and tried grouping with some random people to make questing in the sea of pandas slightly easier. Oddly, they were only able to get a total of 4 people in the group before it said it was full. Anyone else have that problem? Didn't see anything on the official forums for it, and since *I* have not gotten my beta invite yet, I can't post about it either. Just curious if anyone else had that issue.

I had the issue as well when trying to hand assemble a group for Temple of the Jade Serpent. It's just a bug; parties are still five people in MoP, and queueing through the Dungeon Finder gives you a full group of five.

Swivelshanks asked:

I may be getting ahead of myself with all the cross-realm stuff, but when do you think we'll be able to transfer EU characters (and perhaps whole accounts) over to US servers? Please don't say never :P Looking for an estimate here, even if it's 2015 or something. Thanks!

Well, I won't say never, but I will say "probably never." It's really impossible to give you an "estimate" of when Blizzard will implement something it said it probably won't implement.

Fuzzl asked:

Is there any particular reason Blizzard got rid of the "feedback" system for Beta quests? And along those lines, is going to the forums the only way to report bugged quests or provide feedback right now? I wasn't in the Cataclysm Beta, so I'm not sure if it was there but I definitely remember a response system popping up in the Wrath Beta after quests were completed. It seemed like a nice system that was a lot easier than popping out of game to go to the forums with a formalized post about a specific quest.

I don't think there's been official word on whether that system has purposely been left out or whether it's coming soon. I think Blizzard might be a little concerned about signal-to-noise ratio in these reports, given that there'll be over a million people playing the beta in its lifespan. The number of people being given access to this beta dwarfs the population of any other WoW beta (possibly any Blizzard beta, period). Could be that Blizzard's decided to just use the forums as its main feedback mechanism -- after all, would you want to sort through milllions of feedback notes?

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