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The Queue: There are more Theramores


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 have an idea Queuers, what if this Theramore isn't the real Theramore, but just one that was created after the mana bomb messed up and created an alternate dimension city. Maybe the real Theramore is lost in time and space, only to be discovered one day when we wake up next to a half naked Patrick Duffy.

Theramore's Fall could be WoW's Dallas.

Lgotts asked:

Can we expect cross AH soon? Or will be forever delayed because server economy? Servers without balance would be a perfect solution.

The Queue There are more TheramoresIf you're talking about cross-realm AHs, then Ghostcrawler recently reiterated that it's not really an option right now. It may be looked at for servers that have chronic low population, but that's a specific case. Keep in mind though too, that in the Reddit AMA, Blizzard said it's something they could see eventually (which isn't in the short term).
I would be surprised if they're going to deviate from this much. Remember what we consider 'low population' is actually pretty damn high population in every other game out there. Just because there isn't 20,000 people logged on to your server every evening doesn't mean there's no chance at a vibrant economy.

And if you're talking about cross-faction AH, then the answer is no -- not unless something dramatically changes in Blizzard's mindset. They have said many times in the past that the neutral auction houses are designed for that, and that's all.

Tirtraz asked:

why can't all account characters have same level flying? Crazy not to since its so expensive could use the 8500g for gear.

The Queue There are more TheramoresIt's a valid point that it would make life easier to just have the flying skill be account-wide. And it probably could be accomplished via some sort of account-wide achievement, but, and this is a big but, there comes a point where alts becoming meaningless.

Right now you've got a few things that are applicable account-wide, and they do provide some level of utility on alts, but not a ton. If you don't have a reason to play the alts, then they just become something to switch to without any forethought. And therein lies the crux of the matter -- the line must be drawn someplace, there must be a cutoff, a brightline, between when something is account wide and when it's not. Without it, the distinction of characters become meaningless. For Blizzard, right now, that is learnable skills (it appears). So things like flying itself is not an option for being account-wide, but the mounts are.

I suspect we're going to see account-wide cooking and crafting recipes soon, since those are as the mounts are to the mount skill.

And too, if you want the max level flying skill on all your characters, get ready to grind; it's one of the hardest accomplishments in the game in my opinion (assuming you're not rich).

Akcoor asked:

I'm main spec holy and lvling as ret. how easy will it be to get gear for a prot set once I'm done questing in #Pandaria ?

The Queue There are more TheramoresIt's easy. Around 84 just start collecting holy gear. If all else fails, the vendor is your friend (I believe they're still going to be in the live version). Keep in mind too (and this goes for absolutely everyone) that you don't need perfectly stat'ed and weighted gear to run the intro heroics. Just like every expansion, skill will play a much larger factor early on.

Xsinthis asked:

Any word from GC on that Moose he promised us?

I think one of Patrick Duffy's TV kids from Step-By-Step ate it. Probably the one with the mullet. I never liked him.

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