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.
Hello Queue peeps! Let's answer some WoW questions today.
Q4tQ: Has there been any word on Garrison Campaigns? I received quests the first two weeks after level 100 (the mole machine and the Sargerai), but haven't seen any in the month since. Judging by the forums, I'm not alone.
There's not been any news from Blizzard or elsewhere. Lots of conspiracy theories are abound, but I don't subscribe to any of them. There also has been nothing datamined or shared about patch 6.1 -- although I'm holding out hope that there are changes to the way garrison missions come about.
Do you play with "Friendly Player" names on or off?
Me: Off. Back in Wrath I got tired of being in Stormwind or Dalaran and seeing my screen filled with blue text. Turning off "Friendly Player" names gets rid of most of the text, and has the additional benefit of allowing me to immediately recognize an opposite-faction player. That's helpful, because a blood elf paladin, having a horse mount, isn't always immediately distinguishable from a human on a horse if they're some distance off (like, skulking around Goldshire). And I have mistaken worgen for tauren more than once, from behind. The blue name text immediately clears things up.
Poll inspired by watching a multitude of WoW videos on YouTube today, and seeing a lot of video makers playing with friendly names turned on.
I play with them on -- although I'm not too sure why. In raids or 5-mans I need to have them on to make sure that I'm following the right people, but beyond that they're kinda unnecessary I think. I'm a big fan of immersion and the friendly nameplates certainly take away that immersion. One of the big things I like about Skyrim is that if you're in the game in the right way, there's no UI clutter or anything visual to pull you away from it all. It's very easy to get lost; not so with WoW. Turning friendly nameplates off certainly helps that.
Q4Q: with the talk of 6.1 heirlooms, could you give a recap of heirlooms for returnees? I.e. not for the people who killed some Orc but the older ones. Where can we get heirlooms without raiding?
We don't have the answer, actually! Heirloom attainment is something that's going to be specified in the patch 6.1 PTR -- it all changed when 6.0.2 came online, and Blizzard has been pretty tight-lipped as to what the exact plan is.
Q: Is it possible for followers to upgrade their status from green to blue to purple (epic)? I'd imagine there is a way, but obviously I haven't done it yet! =)
Yes, when your follower hits level 100 you'll be able to continue to earn them XP, upgrading along the green, blue, purple path. Right now I've got only three of my 20 active followers that are not epic, and they should be upgraded to epic by the end of the week. Stupidly looking forward to it.
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