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The Queue: Dino-plasty

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) has stabbed far too many dinosaurs in the last 24 hours.

So many dinosaurs died yesterday, late into the wee hours of this morning. The best part of patch 5.2 for me so far is hands down the Isle of Giants. Playing Jurassic Park? Yes please. Playing Jurassic Park while disguised as a direhorn and desperately attempting to waddle around the island in as nonchalant a manner as possible?

Best. Patch. Ever.

peapdiddy asked:

Q4tQ: So Garrosh is dead/gone end of MoP. What happens to the Garrosh-centric quests in the beginning of the horde zones? I know we have some overlap most other places (60-85), but I can't imagine they get rid of Garrosh but still leave him a focal point for a lot of those quests.

That is an excellent question!

Normally in situations like these, they just leave the quests as-is. Krasus is still up at Wyrmrest Temple, and Rhonin is still in Dalaran. Technically speaking, vanilla WoW isn't really vanilla WoW, it's Cataclysm WoW. So there's bound to be some confusion. It may be that they leave the quests in and simply change the capital city to reflect the change through creative phasing -- so that low-level characters that are leveling through that time period will see Garrosh, higher level players that have completed Pandaria will see the new result, whatever that may be.

Or they may change those old quests, but I doubt it. I think we've already seen one revamp of old content and how that panned out -- I don't think we'll see another of those anytime soon. So your guess is as good as mine, but I'm sure it'll be addressed somehow.

Robert15 asked:

Is the new island cross-server if your in a group? I'm meaning for like rares and all that

Pandaria is not automatically cross-server, and that includes the Isle of Thunder. If, however, you invite a friend from another realm to a group, they will phase to your server. I'm assuming this works the same way for the Isle of Thunder as it does for the rest of Pandaria.

Alexey asked:

Isn't neutral rep technically same as no rep?

Nope! No reputation means that you don't know them, and they don't know you -- you've never met each other, so they don't even know of your existence, much less care about it. Neutral reputation means that they at least know you exist, and while they aren't unfriendly towards you, they aren't welcoming you with open arms, either.

lucho_pinto asked:

Q4tQ: So, we are getting patches every 3-4 months now. Lazy math using 4 months: patch 5.3 in July, 5.4 in November. If 5.4 is the Siege, unless there is something else after that, AND unless Blizz wants another Dragon Soul, the next expansion should come March or April 2014?

That is another good question, and we actually discussed that on this week's podcast. The problem is that while Blizzard has normally been pretty predictable with content release, this expansion they've changed up that predictable routine quite a bit. So we ... can't really predict anything. There's no prior pattern. Would it be cool if we saw a new expansion by then? Heck yes! Can we say that there will be with any degree of certainty? Nope!

KevinFrench asked:

is it just me or does the water around Thunder Island has big waves. I don't remember seeing them before.

It does! And it's really pretty. I like it when they do new things with water, even though it doesn't really have anything to do with gameplay.

AlesQuamar asked:

Question: it appears that the Work orders (the new feature that allows to grind extra rep via the farm) are locked behind some reputation. I say this because my main has all the work orders unlocked (he has all the reps at exalted 999/1000), my mage has shado pan, augusts, klaxxi and golden lotus unlocked and my dk only has klaxxi available. What is that rep limit? Any thoughts?

I believe you need to be at least neutral reputation with the faction before the work orders pop up, but it hasn't really been stated anywhere from what I can tell. Basically, you have to be able to earn reputation with that faction in order to get a work order for it -- so if you haven't chatted with a faction enough to begin earning reputation with them, it won't pop up.

I think. Don't take that as a certain answer, but more of an educated guess.

GordonSullivan asked:

Quick Q4theQ. I am exalted with the Tillers and have all 16 slots. APparently we're supposed to be able to take control of Sunsong ranch today, and get a little job board as well as an inn function but I can't figure out how. Anyone know?

Head to the main building at the top of the hill in Halfhill and have a chat with Nana Mudclaw. She'll get you started on the process. And have fun with your farm!

szwierzy asked:

Where are my heirloom shields?

Apparently they are in Stromgarde with Alleria, Turalyon and Atiesh.

But seriously, it seems that they weren't implemented for some reason. Whether or not they'll be added in a hotfix remains to be seen.

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