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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.

An Oscar shoe-in. (Thanks Scott.)

PortalHopper asked:

Since completing the Vision Of Time quests, I noticed we still get the quest 'Empowering the Hourglass'. Do you think we are actually powering Garrosh's Super-Duper-Not-Actually-A-Time-Travel-Doohicky™, the device we'll use to follow him to Old Draenor, or is it just lazy quest design? Also do you think 'Empowering the Hourglass' should reward 2000 timeless coins as we are down a 1000 coin quest per week?

Yes, the prevailing theory is that the device you're empowering is what Garrosh uses to get to Draenor, in whole or in part. Especially since it seems Kairoz is Garrosh's "mystery" partner.

jbl916 asked:

Are all the humans in Azeroth white people?

No, but it sure seems like it, doesn't it? There's a bit of variety among actual NPCs, but certainly among lore characters the standard for skin color is somewhere between bone and blizzard. It's common in fantasy settings -- "humans" are white people, and then various other fantasy races are the stand-ins for people of color/the nonwhite. If you asked the creative folks behind the game you'd probably get the same answer about it as you got about female characters in Warlords -- "we were young [white] men writing what we knew." It's not wrong to say. But it would be nice to see some progress on that front too. Everyone needs someone they can identify with.

wynneclark asked:

If you transmorg your legendary cloak do you still get that visual effect?

You can't transmog legendaries, including the cloak, but the effect still shows up even if you have the cloak hidden.

johnmeyer578 asked:

my girlfriend is out of town all weekend. I want to see how far I can level while binge playing. Any class suggestions? It's down to lock, hunter and monk.

Monk, probably. In the event you stick with it, you get a repeatable quest that gives you a buff for one hour of boosted XP. And you'll probably want to go pandaren, too -- their racials are great, including one that gives you twice the rested time.

Have questions about the World of Warcraft? The WoW Insider crew is here with The Queue, our daily Q&A column. Leave your questions in the comments, and we'll do our best to answer 'em!

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