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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.

Don't worry, Ka'roz. Millions of people nationwide have that problem.

Ace2140 asked:

Last night when I checked, the ink vendor was still trading Blackfallow and not MoP inks.... I thought this was changing a couple days ago during maintenance?

The hotfix was called off temporarily due to technical difficulties. It'll happen eventually. Probably on Tuesday.

JeffLaBowski asked:

Okay, is Curse buying out Joystiq/Wowinsider? I'm not even sure this could/would happen but seeing MMO Champion linked on the last 3 write ups is a little off putting to say the least. This seems a little more than 2 sites giving each other "props". What's the deal?

We don't do a lot of datamining ourselves, so when new stuff comes out, like stuff from the PTR, we link to whoever found it. In this case MMOC found a whole bunch of stuff immediately, so we linked to them. Look back to any PTR patch and you'll see lots of linking to places that datamine, like Wowhead and MMOC and even Scrolls of Lore. No conspiracy.

fgsfds1320 asked:

You're a healer (you pick the class) and you're running random 5 man heroics to gear up. You come across a Brewmaster Monk as your tank. How do you tell if she or he is tanking correctly besides not loosing aggro or taking a truck-load of damage.

What I mean to ask is as a healer, how do you tell if a Brewmaster is playing correctly for their role? What spec-specific mechanics should you, the healer be aware of?

As with any tank, if the pull ends and everyone is alive and the mobs are dead and you're not using bandages, things are probably okay. I mean, not to be glib or anything. It's just hard to judge exactly how well a tank is playing a lot of the time when things are "okay". You can get addons that check when/how often they're using cooldowns and that kind of thing, but it'll probably keep you more sane just to judge it holistically.

chuckado asked:

what happened to the arcane brilliance column it has not been posted since the expansion dropped. Did the mage columnist get slain by a warlock?

We let our writers take breaks if they need to, either for "real life" purposes or burnout or whatever they need. Almost all of them have done it at some point. Christian took a short break and provided us with a new Arcane Brilliance for this weekend. We hope you enjoy it.

Pyro asked:

Anne wrote a very excellent article on the Sha:

So far, we know of 6:
Sha of Anger -
Sha of Despair
Sha of Doubt
Sha of Fear
Sha of Hatred
Sha of Violence

Apparently, there are likely 7 Sha (one from each head of Y'Shaarj). So my q4tq:

What is your speculation on what the 7th Sha will be?

Guilt or Greed.

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