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The Queue: Stormwind repair, shields, box of toys, redacted, and other zone changes


Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Adam Holisky (@adamholisky) will be your host today.

Ahhhhh Varian... What wonderful mistakes will you make in Outland?

Is Anduin finally going to go all Ty<REDACTED> on you?

Time will tell.

Bedefiant asked:

Do you think Bliz will ever repair Stormwind? I know the only reason they haven't done it yet is because of that one Cata questline that goes through the ruins. It does seem poor foresight on Bliz to have made that quest; thus stopping them from ever fixing the city in the future...

Stormwind was partially repaired in Mists, already, and Blizzard has strongly hinted that future repairs are likely.

The quest you mention is a critical one, however with the phasing that's possible I wouldn't necessarily see the quest as stopping Stormwind from becoming its old self. There's also the chance they could remove the quest entirely and just be all "Hey here's what happened," which they done before on occasion. But I'm hopeful of it staying in and the repairs taking place.

If I had to guess, I'd say a bit more of them happens in WoD, and then a whole bunch of them happens in <REDACTED> during the <REDACTED> invas<REDACTED>.

RustinMeek asked:

Q4tq: is it possible or likely that we'll eventually see a melee dps that uses a shield? Maybe a shaman or warrior build.. I prefer dps and melee most of the time, but I love using shields

No, in general we won't. Warriors will be able to do some decent DPS with a shield in WoD, but that's it. Don't expect your Shaman to pick one up and facebash in everything standing in his way to the earth spirits.

RetPallyJill aked:

I've wondered about this for a while, but can never find a straight answer. With the purported Toybox coming "soon," I was looking over my bank space, picking what can stay and what I can farm up again later. But what about archaeology epics? If I delete my Puzzle Box of Yogg-Saron, is there ever a chance of getting it again, or are those items one-time-only?

A lot of these are individual situations where the designers are going to have to make a call. I know that they want to make as much as possible fit inside the toybox, but there is always going to be some that are the oddballs out.

We'll just have to wait and see. Personally, I think a lot of the archaeology items are going to be in there.

Capn asked:

Do we know what zones will be changing once 6.0 hits? I wanna get some lore quests done before the change over to Vol'jin

None of the questing zones are going to be changing with patch 6.0, at least that we know of. There'll obviously be some changes to Orgrimmar and the a few Horde outposts, but those should mainly be in the characters around them.

Remember that for the most part the zones are all about a story flow (with a bit of wonkyness in the post-Cataclysm era). So running into Garrosh elsewhere is perfectly fine.

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