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The Queue: Pandaria is pretty

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.

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choopy asked:

I understand that you can't always get what you want, however I feel that Combat rogues use swords, this seems iconic to me. I'm 89 and have yet to see a single agi sword. I looked on Wowhead; there are 7 total between 86 and endgame; three are PvP, one is from Hallow's End, one is crafted and one is pickpocketed. That leaves one single agility sword in the game that drops in dungeons/raids, no quest swords, no vendor-sold swords, but Maces and Axes everywhere (actually, I looked on wowhead, they're not everywhere either, but I feel like I see them all over the place), maces and axes don't say "Rogue" to me.

Yeah, I feel the same way. I'm a little surprised, because windwalker monks can use agility swords, too, so it's not like rogues are the only ones. I play combat exclusively so the lack of agility swords is vexing. To the forums!

SuperSugar asked:

since Pandaran can be both Horde or Alliance, do you think the time is near that my Dwarf will be able to fight for the Horde? Or at least allow me to quest and run dungeons with my Real ID friends from another faction?

I think that the next race(s) Blizzard releases will be neutral, but I don't think we'll be defecting to the other faction any time soon. I'm loathe to say it'll never happen, because the last time I said that, it was about playable pandaren, but I really do think it's unlikely.

TjMorrison asked:

I downloaded the trial version to try out the new Pandaren starting area... and I find it completely boring. Is Pandaria proper leaps and bounds beyond the Wandering Isle? I'm curious because I am hesitant, but interested, to get back into the game.

Starting zones are generally more on-rails and easier than endgame zones, so yeah, there's a definite difference in feel playing in Pandaria, even if the art style is similar. Pandaria is great. Truly. I've never enjoyed leveling this much.

TheFraug asked:

Grey items with flavor text - Are we able to turn those in to someone? They're pretty nifty, and I've started collecting them, but I wasn't sure if they served a greater purpose.

I've answered this a lot lately, but no, those grey items are just fun flavor pieces with a high vendor price.

rpeterson84 asked:

Ever since mop launched I've been grouped with several people from my server for radom dungeons. Prior to the xpac this rarely ever happened. Did blizzard implement something or am I just noticing it more?

There are a lot more people using dungeon finder now, but Blizzard also tries to match you with people on your own server if possible. "Community" and all that.

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