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The Queue: In which we answer your patch 5.1 questions


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.

Before we dive into the Queue and talk about a bunch of patch 5.1 and WoW questions, I just want to say this:

Homeland is fracking amazing. It's one of the best shows I've seen in a long time, and the lead protagonist, Carrie, is a great Starbuck-like hero. Simply amazing.

Now, onto WoW stuff...

Many people asked:

How do you get started with the warlock quest chain for green fire?

We're not really sure.

We know it comes from the Sealed Tome of the Lost Legion, and you end up interacting with Wrathion and visit the Black Temple. But where does it drop from? I'm not sure, and I haven't been able to find out anything regarding it, either. We should also note that we don't know for sure that this is green fire. It's something though.

From the data mining we also know that this is not going to be complete in patch 5.1.

Finally, we're not even sure the thing is possible to get at all. Fun, eh?

Stay tuned... My main is a warlock, and this is very high on my list of priorities.

Joseph asked:

do you think we will kill Anduin?

No, I think he's going to survive and become committed to the Alliance cause in a great and powerful way. I also think he's headed towards become a priest or a paladin.

Cameron asked:

With the JP and VP upgrades, will green items turn to blue if we raise them enough?

No. My understanding is that you'll only be able to upgrade blue and purple items.

Bryan asked:

I heard earlier that there might be some bonuses of some kind for rep grinding for alts, 1)Is this something that is going to happen? 2) Will you need to have achieved exalted on the reps before this kicks in? 3) will it be for all alts on your account or just for each realm/faction?

The way it works is that you buy an item, and then that item boosts your reputation gain by 100% for all characters on your account. The item can be bought at revered reputation or better, and the only factions this item exists with (right now) are Mists factions.

Verini asked:

Blizzard y u no Dance Studio?

5Muks asked:

What is the second biggest thing in this patch?

I think the biggest thing will be the new dailies and offensive that each faction is going on down in the Wilds. That's going to be quite fun for everyone to do, and I'm interested to see how it plays out in the greater community.

The second biggest thing will likely be the fight club. It's going to take a while to get going due to the way invitations are spaced out, but that's okay. It's going to be exclusive for a little bit, and very cool.

For me, however, the ability to upgrade my regular pets to rare quality will mean I'll go through and finish battling the rest of the gym leaders around Unova. Wait, I mean Azeroth. That'll be a lot of fun.

TheTreyh asked:

can wrathion be continued if 5.0 part isn't done?

Yes, it absolutely can.

Barthillis asked:

With Internet age, information is ment to flow swiftly to the masses. Why do players of an online game miss the patch notes when they are posted on various websites, tweeted, talked about in trade, why are they still surprised about new patches the day before, saying they didn't know anything about it?

I used to wonder this myself when I first started here. But the truth of the matter is that there's so damn many of us that no matter what the information isn't going to reach everyone. Around 10 million people play this game, and I suspect about 50% know what's going to happen in the patch to some extent, and probably about 25% know the patch is releasing today (before they sit down at their computer).

While we, and Blizzard, try to reach everyone of all ability and interest level, a lot of people simply don't play this as more than a game, so many just don't care about patches like we all do. I mean think about that for a second as well... we're all excited about an non-expansion upgrade to WoW. There's people at WoW Insider, Wowhead, MMO-Champion, Blizzard, etc. working around the clock to make sure it's covered correctly. There is quite literally a real world economy here on simple patch updates. Yet not everyone knows. That's how huge WoW is.

Fearofcode asked:

I can't find a reason to play anymore. I have characters of every class, both factions, all roles. I am bored with WoW :(

Take a break man. We all have, some of us are even on a break now (not me personally, I'm quite invested at the moment). WoW is still going to be here, and be strong, when you get back. The only way to stay invested in the long term with games like this is to let it be for a while. Play some Skyrim, Pokemon, CoD, EVE Online, etc... You'll eventually get back to WoW, and it'll feel like that first date all over again.

Patrick asked:

Did one-man raid groups make it into the patch? If so, how does it work?

Yup! You can enter any pre-Mists of Pandaria raid in patch 5.1 by yourself. No need to form a raid group. Additionally, many of the bosses are now easier to solo. Enjoy storming the castle for your loot!

Have questions about the World of Warcraft? The WoW Insider crew is here with The Queue, our daily Q&A column. Leave your questions in the comments, and we'll do our best to answer 'em!

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