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The Queue: Snow on GM Island

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

Did you know it's snowing outside?

And did you know that back in the 40s, it was possible to spontaneously break out in song? I didn't, but apparently it happened on every train ride Bing Crosby was on.

True story.

Gundehar asked:


Sometimes when I'm over the Trade District, Old Town, or Dwarven District of Stormwind, I hear an explosion but see no visual signs of it (aside from screen shaking if I'm on the ground). Other people in my guild have heard them too, but no one has seen anything related to it. What is the cause of these mysterious explosions?

It's likely a plane that takes you to the Twilight Highands as part of the opening quests for the zone. Thanks to MW in the comments for pointing this out.

Musicchan asked:

I recently got a Kindle and was excited at the chance to subscribe to the WoW Insider blog, only to find out it's not available to Canadians. Is there any hope in the future of international folks like me being able to subscribe to your blog feed?

I'll ask around about it once people start getting back into the office this week, but there are likely some legal restrictions on it. These might seem silly to us, just like the ones that prevent us from holding contests for parts of Canada, but such is life -- ultimately, it's out of our control.

Sarku asked:

The other day, I was flying around in Feralas, and to the north of Dire Maul there was a weird island with a random assortment of NPCs who had developer names. Was this the original location of the GM island?

I'm not entirely sure where that area is you're talking about now, but I'm sure it's not GM Island. GM Island was to the north and west of the night elf starting zone. You can read more about GM Island in a piece I wrote a while ago.

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