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The Queue: B.F.F.s

Anne Stickney

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Anne Stickney (@Shadesogrey) is a firm supporter of Pandaria's farmland.

Look, I don't know what Adam's issue is all about, but the Tillers are awesome. And my farm is glorious. I guess he's just jealous of the special relationship that I've cultivated with Pandaria's residents.

Incidentally, I think it would be pretty cool if they made your house a mini-inn where you could log out immediately and gain rested XP once you finished making your farm amazing. I mean, the house has a bed and furniture now, why not call it home officially? Let me set my hearthstone to it. I'll be my own innkeeper!

Alexey asked:

Why do virmen fear turnips so much?

Have you ever eaten a turnip, Alexey?

arixian697 asked:

While looking through my reputation pane last night I was surprised to learn that it says I am a stranger to Nat Pagle. Did the fishing quest I've done previously for him mean nothing to him at all? What about all those times I brought him drinks and sat on the dock while fishing beside him?

Look, I'm exalted with the Zandalar, but they aren't exactly welcoming me with open arms. And when I think of how many bijous I hunted down and destroyed for those guys ... my fingers still hurt from repeatedly turning them in.

As far as Nat goes, he's got lots of acquaintances. I mean he's taught how many people the art of fishing over the years? It'd take something awfully special for him to remember you. Something like say, catching a really rare fish and bringing it to him to show it off.

arixian697 also asked:

I really like the kite taxi's in MoP, are there any that can be obtained to use as a mount, I could see them being crafted by leatherworkers, or available from faction rep, I looked around online but couldn't find any that were currently available in game.

Why yes, you can have one -- just as soon as you reach exalted with all the Pandarian reputations out there. The achievement Pandaren Ambassador will give you a Pandaren Kite String as a reward.

Revynn commented:

I freakin love the Hozen. Riko x Kiryn is a better love story than Twilight.

I'm pretty sure the riveting tale of Jeremiah Payson and his deep affection and care for his wares makes for a better love story than Twilight.

JimSnyder asked:

So... maybe I just wasn't paying attention as Garrosh became Warchief and in the days since, but... has he always had glowing green eyes, or is this something new?

That's odd. He's got the same eyes he's always had on my server. It might be a graphics glitch.

dearth asked:

Q4tQ: A grummle just tried to smell you! What's your Luckydo?

If I were an honorary grummle, I suspect my name would be Cup of Coffee.

@HunterSalty asked via Twitter:

I'm a new GM of a level 25 guild w/ 200 members. I'd like to enable guild repairs. What's the best way to bring in guild gold?

Honestly? Make sure your guild is playing the game. Anything that involves your guild members killing mobs and looting them brings in gold via Cash Flow. And make sure your members are running dungeons together, as well as any raids you might want to attempt -- you get gold from completing dungeon challenges every week, too.

You may also want to take a good look at your guild bank -- do you have leftover crafting materials from previous expansions in there? If so, now would be a good time to get rid of them, as there are plenty of leveling pandaren in the world looking to level their professions. If there is lower level gear in there, take a look at the model. If it's pretty, sell it on the auction house for those that like transmogrification.

Make sure you limit the amount of repairs people can do a day. Right now my guild leader has limited the guild to a 75g daily repair fund. When we're working on progression content and raiding every week, it goes up. Most of our guild only uses the repair funds when we're working on a dungeon or raid or other related guild content, however.

@theloransas asked via Twitter:

q4tq: how long of a wait to get reps ground up to get some ore-raiding gear is long enough? #impendingburnoutisimpending

If you are feeling like you're going to burn out at this point, a mere week after the expansion has been released -- stop playing. Take a break. Step back. Don't dedicate more than an hour or so a day to Mists. There's no need to.

I am currently sitting in gear that is good enough to raid in, according to ilvl. Is it all heroic dungeon gear? No -- some of it is quest gear. I bought a necklace from the Klaxxi with valor points. I bought a couple of pieces with justice points. I did the Arena of Annihilation scenario for one weapon, I got the other in a heroic. I have epic boots from killing the Sha of Anger, and I got lucky and snagged a pair of tier gloves from him, too.

I am currently exalted with the Lorewalkers, because you just need to find the lore items scattered around Pandaria. That netted me a mount, but no gear. I'm exalted with Order of the Cloud Serpent because I spent some time gathering eggs -- that netted me a mount, but no gear. I am currently best friends with all of the Tillers, which I did by gathering gifts for the guys -- and again, that netted me no gear, just some reputation, a pet, and a really cool farm.

I did all three of those things while waiting in the queue to do dungeons, so they didn't really take much time at all. I do dailies for the Klaxxi, Golden Lotus, Tillers and Anglers every day, but they don't take me more than an hour to do, really. The dailies always have quests in one particular location -- they aren't terribly spread out, so they don't take a lot of time to do.

My point is, you don't need to stress a lot over gearing up to raid. My guild cleared two bosses in Mogu'shan the other night, and nobody's revered with anyone yet. You don't need the reputation to do a raid. Heroic dungeon gear will get you there just fine, and as you kill bosses, you'll get more loot -- and you'll get more valor. This is the beginning of the expansion, people aren't going to be decked out in epic gear immediately, and they don't have to be to do the content.

As it stands, you can only get 1000 valor a week, and valor gear is more expensive than that, so you won't be kitting yourself out in a full set of epics the moment you hit revered anyway. As the pandaren say, slow down. Take it easy. Don't stress out over this stuff, because it's really not worth stressing out over. Take your time, read the quests, enjoy the scenery, and just have fun with the experience.

It's open warfare between Alliance and Horde in Mists of Pandaria, World of Warcraft's next expansion. Jump into five new levels with new talents and class mechanics, try the new monk class, and create a pandaren character to ally with either Horde or Alliance. Look for expansion basics in our Mists FAQ, or dig into our spring press event coverage for more details!

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