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The Queue: In which we name a turkey

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 not exactly what you would call a "fan" of the "novel" Twilight.

If you're in the US, you're likely preparing for Thanksgiving tomorrow. I am too! I have a 20lb turkey in the fridge. One of my family traditions has always been to name the turkey, just so we know who exactly we roasted in the oven and devoured. I'm thinking either Jacob or Edward this year. Or maybe I'll say it's a girl and call it Bella.

Look, I never said my family was normal. Or that I enjoyed horrible literature.

Let's see what kind of Warcraft and Thanksgiving questions we've got today.

@kylecrane asked via Twitter:

Q4tQ: You are flying home for T-giving and are seated next to on the plane. 7 hour flight, what would U ask him?

Oh lord. A seven hour flight? I'd probably leave the poor man alone. Besides, what's he doing flying coach? But seriously, I think I'd probably say hello and then go about doing what I usually do on a plane -- bury my nose in a book, play games on my phone, or draw pictures out of sheer boredom.

... and much as I'd love to, I swear I wouldn't try and start up a conversation about the similarities and differences between published serial content like comic books and digital serial content like MMO games. Or how badass the Avengers are, but why DC comics is cooler. Or beg him to let me come work for them and fiddle and play with all of the wonderful story toys.

I swear.

Puntable1 asked:

Exactly what gear will be able to upgrade in patch 5.1? Is it just for gear added in patch 5.1 and later?

Nope! I believe it encompasses everything with an ilvl of 458 on up. The amount of times you can upgrade depends on the type of original gear, and so does the cost. Rare quality PvE gear costs Justice points, rare quality PvP gear costs Honor points, epic quality PvE gear takes Valor points, and Epic quality PvP gear takes Conquest points. You can upgrade rare quality gear once, epic quality gear twice.

jmsecc asked:

QftQ: wouldn't it be in-line with the story to move Dalaran again? The mages of Dalaran wouldn't be sitting in Northrend now, content to be a milestone in history. They would be supremely interested in Pandaria and the Sha... and they would serve a purpose. Bringing them back into the Alliance or even over to the Horde would be a compelling storyline and provide buffer to the end-game of this expansion.

Last we heard, the Kirin Tor kind of had their hands full. When Malygos decided to declare war on the Kirin Tor back in Wrath and basically claim all magic for himself, he began the process of pulling all ley lines north to Northrend. This affected mages all around the world -- it was mentioned in the Warcraft comics series. Now that Malygos is dead, those ley lines have to be sorted back out again. I suspect they didn't just snap back into place like a rubber band.

Will we see Dalaran move again? Maybe, if the story warrants it. There's a storyline with the Kirin Tor and Dalaran that's going to play out in patch 5.1. However, moving Dalaran itself isn't really in the cards at the moment as far as that story goes. The new leader of the Kirin Tor is still getting settled in after all, and it's probably not the best time for dramatic relocation just yet.

CoreyRaynor asked:

Turkey Lurkey is so annoying... Why can't we just use the Turkey Shooter on a class that people actually play? I've literally been slowly progressing on that Achievement for YEARS.

Oh we're out there, Corey. We're all out there. And we're stealthed. We're hiding from you and every player out there with one of those damnable guns. I hate Pilgrim's Bounty. Can't take three steps in a major city without suddenly bursting into feathers and rage.

NicoSinatraGrindley asked:

Do night elfs, dwarfs or gnomes procreate ? Or is it to hard a model jump for blizzard to create? I mean the children in storm wind are bigger then my gone anyways so imagine gnome babies ? Ha

Yep, they do! There are baby models for all three races. There isn't a child size model for them, however. Night elf and dwarven children both use the adult models, just scaled down a little. I don't think I've ever seen a gnome child in game, so I couldn't tell you what they use for those -- although I suspect it's just another scaled-down adult model.

ibroadfo asked:

How can any of the other races communicate with the pandaren? Thousands of years is a long time in languages, and I don't think common or orcish were common back then...


Really though, in the Warcraft novels and comics, there is no language barrier. Everyone can talk to each other perfectly fine. The language barrier is just a game mechanic so that Alliance and Horde players can't grief each other even worse than they already do.

@Mementh asked via Twitter:

what's the best way to gear for hof lfr without grinding rep for weeks before you could try?

You can get ilvl 476 boots from killing the Sha of Anger and turning in the quest item. Honored with the Klaxxi can be achieved just through completing the regular Dread Wastes quests, and that will get you a neck that is ilvl 489. Run Mogu'shan Vaults on LFR to snag some gear from there, and look for crafted epic gear either in the auction house, or see if your friends can craft it. If you work your way up to honored with the Golden Lotus, which should only take you about six days or so, you can also nab an ilvl 489 ring, too.

@ElChinoLoco2 asked via Twitter:

If Elune is a naaru, how does she cook her turkey?

As a being of Light in its purest form, E'lune has no need for turkey. Instead, she fills us with the spirit of all that is good and holy in the world. Once we are brimful of kindness and good will, she can then devour us all at her leisure.

... maybe it's best I don't work for Blizzard.

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