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The Queue: Okay Google, hit me

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 really, really tired.

I thought I would find a nice video of various animals on bicycles for all of you, but Google decided to give me the above video instead. It was weird enough that it totally warranted sharing.

You're welcome.

crossfirex9 asked:

Warriors and Rogues got to keep the ability to equip ranged weapons, but they took away the 'Shoot' Skill. Why do you think they did this? Surely they're not worried about confusing new players.

I play a rogue. I have this nifty bow I picked up in the Sunwell. I'd be most vexed if I could no longer equip it for the achievement, seeing as how I could do so prior to this expansion. I'm pretty sure the other warriors and rogues that are hauling the thing around feel the same way, and I'm guessing that probably has something to do with it.

But you can still shoot things, even if you don't have the Shoot skill anymore -- autoattacking will make you fire the bow.

MikeAnderson asked: (Question trimmed for length)

The male dwarf maintains not only a majestic hairstyle, but often has intricate braidwork throughout. They also braid their beard, and often their moustache. For all we know, they braid all the hair on their body. In addition to this careful braiding, every folicle retains its position perfectly. From the tips of their mustaches to the frilly little bows around the hair on their toes, a dwarf's massive hairdo never comes undone: not in the searing desert, not in a swamp, not on the peaks of the highest mountain, and not even inside the stomach of an elder god.

How on earth have dwarves acquired a reputation for rugged, hardy manliness despite being such unabashed metrosexuals? Even the blood elves don't seem to use anything more sophisticated than damn good conditioner: why are *they* the vain ones when dwarves are the race who clearly devote much more time to personal care and grooming?

Azeroth dwarves are pint-sized terrors of sinewy muscle that regularly haul around giant swords, axes, and other assorted weaponry. They swig beer like it's water. The Wildhammer have been known to literally hack a dragon out of the sky while flying willy-nilly on a gryphon. What I am trying to say here is that they are about the manliest dudes out there, and I'm pretty sure they'd swiftly remove the head of anyone that implied otherwise.

Dwarves are beasts, dude.

Except for Brann. He's kind of the nerd of the dwarf kingdom.

AmyPerry asked:

So, do you have to do 5.1 stuff or you can't do 5.2 stuff? I hate dailies for stuff other than vanity items.

As far as I am aware, no you do not. But uh ... you do know there's a free mount at the end of the 5.1 quest chain, right? It's a quest reward.

JeffLaBowski asked:

Q4tQ: If all you do when you log in is run dungeons or run BG's- basically queue up and run something, does this make you particularly unimaginative and boring?

Uh ... no. It means that you like running dungeons and BG's. That says absolutely nothing about your character. It just says "Hey, I like this particular style of endgame content."

There are an astonishing variety of things you can do when you are level 90. You can do daily quests, you can finish the quests you didn't get to while leveling, you can farm, you can level crafting professions, you can work on Achievements, you can farm for transmog gear, you can do Archaeology, you can do Pet Battles, you can do scenarios, you can do dungeons, you can do LFR, you can do normal or heroic raid content, or you can even roll an alt and start the leveling process all over again.

And there are probably even more things that I am forgetting. There has never, ever been more to do at max level. But you do not have to do it all at once. And if there are things you don't like to do, you can choose to do other things instead. When you are presented with a menu in a restaurant, do you feel obligated to order everything? This is what I don't get, though -- the attitude some players have towards other players that don't care for the same content they do.

Just because you ordered the chicken and the dude in the booth next to you ordered a steak, it doesn't meant that he's somehow inferior. It doesn't mean that you are inferior. All it means is that you happen to like chicken, and that guy over there? He digs the steak. The common thread here isn't the burger, or the steak, or the menu -- it's the fact that despite the differences in orders, everyone there loves the restaurant.

What I'm trying to say in my long-winded way because it is late and I am very tired is that it really doesn't matter or reflect on you, or anyone else, what kind of content you like to play. Just pick the stuff you like, enjoy the stuff you love, and let that other guy enjoy the stuff he loves. We're all playing WoW because we like WoW -- there's no need to bag on each other for liking different aspects of it.

So let's just kill some internet dragons, okay? Or elves and orcs and stuff. You know, if that's your thing.

Mists of Pandaria is here! The level cap has been raised to 90, many players have returned to Azeroth, and pet battles are taking the world by storm. Keep an eye out for all of the latest news, and check out our comprehensive guide to Mists of Pandaria for everything you'll ever need to know.

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