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

I'm still mad I missed this during the year I lived in Sydney.

KaleilS asked:

I've been playing WoW since Vanillia but unfortunately I've never had a decent gaming Computer, I play WoW on low graphics and can barely move in 25 man raids or battlegrounds, I've been saving for a new machine but I am still on a tight budget (two kids and all) is it cheaper to build my own machine or buy one? And how much am I looking at to make the game more shiny?

As someone who just went through a self-built upgrade: buy one. Unless you really know what you're doing, it's hard these days to beat the price of a prefab computer, and of course there's the time you'll spend actually building the thing versus being able to plug it in and go. Furthermore, if your computer is as old as it seems to be, you may run into compatibility issues--for example I found out the hard way that my old optical drive was IDE only, and motherboards these days only really support SATA cables. End result: an unexpected optical drive upgrade in addition to the other stuff I knew I needed. (Fortunately optical drives are not expensive.) Anyway, point is, prefab will save you money, time, and headaches. And it's totally possible to get a functional gaming rig for $500-$750.

Broter asked:

QftQ: At Blizzcon they said something about making it so our heirlooms will be accessible from some new tab int the interface across all our characters without them needing to take up bag space. Any chance this will extend to the BOAs we get from Archaeology too?

As far as I know there has been no announcement addressing this specifically, but Blizz, if you're listening, please make this part of the deal if it's not already! I love my Archaeology BoAs, and it would be great to have them available like that.

RikOsborne asked:

Question from somebody with a couple level 90 skinners: Why the hell are people failing to loot their kills on the Timeless Isle? It's not like the mobs there constantly drop vendor trash!

Heh, I can answer this as both a level 90 skinner AND someone who sometimes fails to loot my kills--not just on the Timeless Isle, but everywhere: bag space. I've got full Void Storage, a full bank, and if I have five slots open in my bags, it's a good day. Sometimes I just can't loot everything I want to.

AlexGoeldner asked:

q4tq, we see that the orcs drank the blood of Mannoroth and became stronger and filled with a blood rage, we see it twice once in Draenor and once in Outland. What would happen or happened if other races would drink the blood, like humans, night elves, trolls?

First allow me to be pendantic: the fell orcs we encountered in Outland during the Burning Crusade were actually drinking the blood of Magtheridon, not Mannoroth (who by then was already dead). That's why we had to go into Magtheridon's lair and kill him, so Illidan couldn't make any more fel orcs. As for your actual question, I assume something similar would happen as did the orcs if other groups started drinking demon blood--their appearance would change (skin, hair, eyes?), and it would affect the personalities of those who partook.

Rawrshach asked:

Q for The Queue: First what do you think new character animations/skeletons mean for in-game sub-race models like Earthen and Fel Orcs? Second, any idea when Blizz is likely to release news about other races we haven't seen updated?

First question: I too would love to see the sub-race models get updates, but my suspicion is that those kind of updates will be highly dependent on developer resources. It seems like the sort of thing that they'd love to be able to do, but wouldn't be high priority unless certain specific characters using those models were going to be a part of the new content. As it is, fel orcs and Earthen haven't been directly relevant to the plot in a while, and considering that WoD is all about how Garrosh prevents the orcs-and-demon-blood thing, I'd be surprised if fel orcs showed up, even though the plot connection there is much stronger.

Second question: no idea whatsoever. I'm sure it's one of those "when they're ready" situation.

Zheo asked:

QFTQ: where does my brewmaster monk store all the legs he uses for "keg smash"?

In the Firelands, with heroic Ragnaros.

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