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The Queue: Even more patch 5.0.4 Q&A


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've been through nearly all the pre-expansion patches with The Queue, and I don't think I've ever seen as many questions come in about the patch mechanics and game systems. Even in Cataclysm when the world was entirely redone, there wasn't this much.

Sometimes I feel that the quality and quantity of questions in The Queue relates directly to the interest level in a patch, so I'm wondering if you all have seen a lot of old guildies and WoW friends log back on lately. I know that I've seen my fair share. The D3 changes have also brought people back, which is great.

Anyway, on to questions!

Pedro asked:

When will we be able to do pet battles?

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012.

Dearth asked:

Will they plan to fix wands to act like main-hand weapons? Currently, if you've equipped a wand, unsheathing your weapons will show only the wand in the right hand. Meaning, your off-hand isn't shown. Also, wands don't show weapon enchants like Power Torrent.

I'm sure there'll be a couple of tweaks to the way wands are displayed on the characters, but for now it is what it is. There also haven't been any announced plans yet, but maybe someone will drop a hint soon.

LeighHunt asked:

Why can't we transmog legendaries? Got my first one ever this week and was kind of surprised that I couldn't.

If you could transmog your non-legendary weapons to look like legnendaries, then all people would do is go farm for lengendaries; the transmog weapon "game" would cease to exist. Now granted, that's the worst-case scenario, but I don't think it's far from the truth that everyone would want them, and it would become a big thing.

IanC asked:

One of my alts is into Inscription, he's currently at max (525) and I've spent some time collecting books and doing research but I'm far from a glyph master. I thought I'd start tracking which ones I have and which ones I don't but I can't find an accurate list. Even WoWHead's list is incomplete, I found four that I had that they don't list. How do inscriptionists do it?

Use Ackis Recipe List. Whenever I go on my streaks of "ZOMG, I must have ALL THE RECIPES," I use Ackis. Torhal, the author of this most excellent mod, recently posted he's working on updating it to patch 5.0.4, so hang tight for a couple of days.

Rothide asked:

Are all DPS specs now viable for raiding in Mists/5.0.4 or are there still some that do too little damage in PvE to be viable.

The goal is that they'll all be viable; as for the reality, it's a little too early to know for sure. The best way you can determine this is to try it out yourself and make sure that you're following the right rotation with the right weighting of stats.

There'll always be the preferred talent combination from EJ and the hard theorycrafts, but I really can't stress enough that it's up to you to find out what works best in your situation. Try and try again -- it's a fun part of the game.

Altluke asked:

So say I buy a mount on one character and then it is on my account. If I delete that character does that mean I lose that mount as well?

No, once the mount is at the account level, it will stay there even if the character it originated on is deleted.

On another note, I found out last night this actually work across multiple WoW licenses attached to a single account. This made me quite happy.

Walked asked:

I'm was working on The Insane, trying to get it done before Mists. However, as of 5.0.4 the Booty Bay Bruisers were made level 90 and hit for 50-100k. Why, Blizz? Why couldn't you give me just a few more weeks?

There has to be a point in time when things are cut off and the transition is made, and Tuesday was that point. If Blizzard waited to make the change until Sept. 25, we might see major problems with WoW then, in addition to the servers being slammed. It's much better from a business standpoint (and a "Hey, we don't want to go insane" standpoint) to release the updated content in two waves instead of all at once.

Nicola asked:

To any member of the staff who wants to answer:are there any plans to make a transmog guide regarding how to look like the 9 characters of the fellowship of the ring?I haven't given a look yet to the various items that could make up those sets,but i think many people would appreciate a list of the gear required to look like the heroes of the fellowship

Great idea. I passed it along to Anne.

Tkc asked:

Q4tQ: Are the gates of Stormwind going to be repaired in Panda or is this the same crew that was fixing the Redridge bridge?

We don't know when they'll be repaired exactly, other than the fact that Stormwind isn't getting fixed up right away. It is possible we'll see it in a MoP patch, but I woudln't hold my breath. I'm guessing patch 6.0.4.

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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