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The Queue: Durability, character slots, wall decor, and more

Alex Ziebart

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

Let's skip right to the Q&A today!

Aubrey asked:

One of the login tips says we don't lose armor durability when fighting and dying in PvP, but as most anyone can attest you'll still end up with a hefty repair bill after a night of PvPing. Why is this? Does armor have a natural decay rate just from being worn? Surely PvPers can't be taking that much environmental damage.

As readers mentioned, armor durability decays slowly simply from being used in combat. Death just takes a much larger chunk of durability away all at once. Even if you never, ever die while playing World of Warcraft, you'll still need to repair your gear from time to time because of the hits and bumps you've taken (or given) while playing. It will be far less frequent than if you die constantly, but you'll still need to do it.

Rick asked:

Help! Last year I bought a house! I have a Man Cave that I can do whatever I want in! I would love to get the WoW Posters that I can put into frames to hang on the walls! Does anyone know where I can get them other than EBay? I have the Wrath and Cata. Promo Posters, Hoping to get an MoP one too, that leaves WoW 1.0 and TBC! Please help!

I'm not sure where you can get the patch posters right now. If my memory serves me right, those were sold at BlizzCon most recently. The Blizzard store does offer some neat things. The store has the set of three Karazhan opera posters, for example.

I highly recommend checking out PrintWarcraft for some custom jobs. Put your character on your wall! PrintWarcraft is pretty neat but seems to be overlooked by almost everybody. I'm not sure they did a great job making players aware of its existence.

CoreyRaynor asked:

Wasn't there supposed to be an item squish or whatever it's called around MoP? The stats on MoP gear seem much more heavily inflated than previous expansions....

The developers didn't follow through on any item squish, presumably because they couldn't find a solution that would be palatable to players. What they did do was improve how damage numbers are displayed on-screen, so you can make more sense of the big string of digits at a glance.

CocoNokoFace asked:

Has there been any new words on the 11th character slot? I haven't seen any word about it, but are they still planning on adding it for people like me who already have one of every class? :<

As we reported from the Mists of Pandaria press event way back, the 11th character slot is unlocked once you upgrade to Mists of Pandaria.

mike14 asked:

Will the Beta NPCs that sell "Adventuring Gear," the ilvl 373 green gear, still be available after launch? I hope so, because that is a nice way to fill in gear gaps for just-minted 85s.

Yes! Those aren't just beta assistance tools; they're there to help you fill in your off sets while leveling. Since your quest rewards are determined by your spec now, the adventuring gear is there in case you want to round out something that isn't your primary spec. So if you're a fury warrior, most of your quest rewards will be fury warrior items. That leaves you without a protection set -- you can buy items for that off of the NPCs.

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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