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The Queue: The Ranger-General

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.

One of the coolest parts of working on this block of the WoW TCG was getting to help artists create the art for cards like this.

Mark20 asked:

Is 5.1 the version number of MoP release (9/25) or is it a version futher down the road?

Further down the road. x.x patches are major patches, usually adding features or content. x.x.x patches are minor ones, usually to fix bugs.

hordak asked:

Is the BMAH in a cross-server zone or a realm specific zone? It dawned on me yesterday that this is really gonna suck if it's cross-server!

No, there should be no CRZ activity on Pandaria. Your BMAH is in a safe place.

jockesteve asked:

I thought I read in an interview with Christie Golden while discussing in game vs. book lore that at one point in the novel Jaina would turn to 5 unnamed friends which represented us the players. Am I misremembering or did I just miss it in the novel?

It was in the novel, but there was no specific number of companions mentioned, just that Jaina had companions. The Horde side goes into a little more detail on the player characters, if I remember correctly.

Childe_of_Chaos asked:

I know they said tabards in MoP were not going to give reputation in dungeons anymore. I was curious though, will the tabards that already DO give up rep in dungeons still continue to give those rep throughout MoP dungeons? Im close to getting a couple achievements for reputation but started a new job recently and its cutting into my game time. So I wont be able to get them all done before MoP comes out. So I was curious if I was going to be out of luck or not.

I believe the tabards only work in a certain set of dungeons, so your Cataclysm tabards will likely only work in Cataclysm dungeons. They may not work past 85, though; I haven't been able to test them. The good news is that you can always lock your XP by talking to the PvP dude in your main city and stay at 85 while you finish off those reps, if needed.

StefKirro asked:

can you tell me how Spirit Shell is a good thing? creating a shield OR healing for the exact same amount is the same thing or even worse! the spirit shell can be dispelled by a shaman or other priest or can be stolen by a mage, making him more powerful. I can't see any use/good thing for Spirit Shell and i see it as a useless ability and blizzard could've given a better one instead. Can you enlighten me please?

Like pretty much all shield spells, Spirit Shell works best when there's damage you know is coming. It actually super owns and I hope you find occasion to use it (you will).

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