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Michael Sacco

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Mike Sacco will be your host today.

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instamat asked:

Do Moss-Covered Chests on the Timeless Isle stop spawning for players after a while? Is there a quest that prevents me from seeing them? (Phases them out.) Or is it simply a case of bad luck? It seems like they're harder to find after I run around and plunder them after a time.

There are 17 Moss-Covered Chests on the isle, and as far as I know, you can only loot them once per character, period. That's why you'll sometimes see people looting an invisible chest. I originally thought they were a daily or weekly respawn, but I just got mixed up because of running the isle on four different characters.

HemttTanker asked:

Are those monkey chests still the best hope for burdens of eternity even after the nerf?

In my opinion? No. The hotfix completely neutered the best way to get Burdens.

KennethMaxBrooks asked:

How old IS Genn Greymane? Could it be that he missed Siege of Orgimmar because he's just not up for it? And if he is that old, does he have any plans for a successor? Couldn't he have sent Darius Crowley as a proxy?

Old. I think recent estimates put him in his 70s. I don't think there's any in-game explanation why he isn't there (aside from the worgen being ignored by Blizzard since they were introduced to the game, of course).

Bortaine asked:

Timewalkers, Wardens, and "chronomancy".Are we seeing the seeds of a new branch of magic that will enable mages to become healers?Weaving time magic to undo the damage and add temporary buffs to allies?Please, Blizz, make it happen!

Unlikely, though it would be cool to have a Timewalker class...

Nolls74 asked:

Can you flex raid with realid friends playing the opposite faction?

Nope, as always, you must raid with your own faction.

Autogatos asked:

Does anyone know if you can DE the Timeless epics? Wondering if it's worth getting my enchanter to 90 so I can do something useful with the ones I don't need.

You definitely can. It's the new go-to source for Sha Crystals.

rrwarcraft asked:

So I'm just throwing this out there, but I think Garrosh was left alive so that he could be killed on heroic mode. That's only a theory, but if you look at Ragnaros in Firelands, they did the same sort of thing, with a special heroic only phase, after he retreated on normal mode. It's just a theory, but I hope it's correct, as I'd love to see him die.

There are only two cinematics -- one for Horde, one for Alliance -- in the files, so there isn't gonna be any alternate ending. Garrosh survives for sure.

thebl4ckd0g asked:

has anybody noticed some of the rare NPC's on Timeless Isle tend to have a MASSIVELY LONG respawn time?

For example, for me on Hellscream (US), I've been after the Monstrous Spineclaw for the pet - yet I've only ever seen him once, and dead. Last night I spent TWO HOURS camping the spawn, and he never spawned.

Same goes for Gu'Chi the Swarmbringer (seen him 3 times, killed him once) and the Imperial Python.

Yet all the other rares on the Island - spawn fine within an hour or less time.

There are no respawn timers for animal rares. It actually works like this: every time you kill a mob of that type, it has a chance to respawn as a rare. So if you need the Spineclaw, Gu'chi, Imperial Python, etc, start killing those animals and speed up the process.

mdunn asked:

Will new character models mean better gear models? Or will the textures on the existing gear just adapt well to the new character models?

The gear models themselves are extremely unlikely to be improved, though honestly, most gear sets nowadays already have 2-4x higher res textures and as many polygons as a character model. I'm not really worried about it.

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