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The Queue: Myotonic goats

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) prefers fainting to yelling when given a choice of goat.

Poor little mytonic goats. Contrary to their name, fainting goats don't really faint -- it's just their muscles spontaneously seizing up. Thankfully it doesn't hurt the little guys, but man. Nature is weird.

wowscard asked:

Q4tQ: Are Scenarios the new Dungeons? Seriously, Blizzard seems to be moving away from the 5-man Tank/Healer/3DPS dungeon model (they've stated no more 5-mans in MoP) and moving toward a more 3 of anything scenario model. They added scenarios with MoP as an additional feature, but with the move to now "Heroic" scenarios, it screams "replacement." Are the days of 5-man dungeons numbered?

It's funny you should ask, because I wrote a fairly in-depth piece about this yesterday.

The long and short of it is this -- scenarios are not "the new dungeons." Dungeons aren't going anywhere. We just aren't getting any new ones this expansion. But they definitely aren't going away, and they aren't being replaced by scenarios. I'm pretty sure however that scenarios are faster to develop and available to more people as a whole, which makes them ideal for this whole fast-track patch cycle we've got going on with Mists. But don't panic. Dungeons aren't disappearing for good.

AntonioBabić asked:

Will all Vanilla characters get free "change apperiance" for all accounts pre-new expansion (new models)?

That's an excellent question, and we have absolutely no idea. Nothing has been said about new models other than the fact that they are being worked on. We don't know when they will be introduced, what will happen to existing models, if it will be included as part of a new expansion, or what.

JCD1975 asked:

Think we'll ever see an app that allows us to acces our pets just for battles?

I would love to see a mobile Pet Battle app. I'd love to be able to beat the snot out of critters any time I'd like with my phone. It's almost an idea mobile game -- the battles are short, the critters are cute, and it's not too hard to pick up the basics of the game. I don't know if we'll ever see one, but I've mentioned more than once since Pet Battles were introduced that I'd love to see it happen.

BlazeNor asked:

QftQ: Do you think WoW will use concepts like alternative reality or parallel universes within WoW?

Well, they already do ... kinda. It could be said that every dungeon in the Caverns of Time is a parallel universe of one kind or another -- our job is to go in and set that reality to the correct one. But the Caverns are really a self-contained parallel universe. If they weren't, we would have seen some pretty weird stuff in Orgrimmar what with Thrall never getting out of Durnholde and the like.

But really, the Warcraft universe really seems to dig alternate planes over parallel universes. For more on the Warcraft cosmos, you can check out a couple of Know Your Lore articles -- one discusses the material plane, and the other talks about the other known planes of existence. And if you're really feeling like twisting your brain a little, there's also a KYL discussing various theories surrounding the peculiar nature of the Warcraft cosmos.

Kynbridan asked:

QFTQ-Hey guys / girls i was wondering at the end of this expansion will you still be able to to QUEUE (pun intended) for old scenarios in the next expansion. You know to go back and one man them for those sweet achievements / or just the amazing lore that they offer.

You know, that's another excellent question, and I don't think anyone's addressed it before. Usually dungeons from a previous expansion are removed from LFR simply because it's old content -- players can assemble their own groups and just go to the instance if they really want to do that content again. But scenarios don't have instance portals. So...well, in this case, your guess is as good as mine! But I'd hope they made them still accessible, somehow.

@fredme98 asked via Twitter:

Steam indie sale, I want to spend 2.50. WHAT DO BUY?

Nab The Binding of Isaac for $1.24, get the Wrath of the Lamb DLC for .74, and then take your extra .52 and go pick up a candy bar to snack on while you're playing. It's a creepy, weird, fun, highly addictive little game, and you really can't beat the sale price.

@SkarnWoW asked via Twitter:

Are there many raid quests in the Throne of Thunder? Cuz I found one.

There are seven different raid quests available! I'm guessing that much like the raid quests in Icecrown Citadel, they're just randomly generated every week. For my guild, this week's quest took place on the bridge between the first two bosses, so we saw and completed it. I didn't see one the first week, but it may have been there, just hidden farther into the raid in an area we didn't get to yet. Completing the quest will get you the Spoils of the Thunder King, a satchel with an assortment of potential goodies inside. The raid quests in ICC were some of my favorite content, I'm glad to see them make a return!

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