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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. Mike Sacco will be your host today.

67 Lovecraft works for $1.99 on my Kindle? I'll take it!

Voodie asked:

I had an extra account that was hacked a few months back. I recently received an email from Blizzard with an offer for a free authenticator to help protect the account from future attacks. There were no links to click, just a set of directions on how to get it; so I figured it was probably a legit offer and I gave it a shot. I went to the Blizzard store, logged in with the previously hacked account info, followed the directions from the email and sure enough, I have a new authenticator on the way. They even paid for the shipping.

Is this something that is commonly done or is it some sort of new program Blizzard is trying out?

It's some new thing! We've gotten reports from several people that hacked accounts (or at least certain hacked accounts) are being given free authenticators. It's great.

Powerringer asked:

Who is the artist for the Warcraft anniversary piece with all the faction leaders on it? I love the level of detail. Thanks!

That would be Wei Wang.

Azzure asked:

I have been wondering so I thought I should ask The Queue. What are those black spike things that come out of the ground in every Twilight Hammer camp as well as holding up the entrance to Bastion of Twilight? I haven't found out anything of what they are.

The spikes are pure elementium, pulled from the earth by Twilight's Hammer shaman. Hey, if we can make stuff out of it, so can they!

Panacea asked:

Any idea what the Cavern of Time instance for Cataclysm will be yet? I know they said at BlizzCon that there will be a CoT instance, but I don't think there's been any more news than that little tidbit. Commence wild speculation!

Yep, it's going to be a War of the Ancients raid. We don't know anything more yet.

Skarn asked:

Did you ever get to meet Greg (Street) before you left Blizzard?

Never had the pleasure, but if you don't mind me going on a slight tangent, a group of developers did come by the support offices for BC launch. Jeff Kaplan (aka Tigole) was there with the other devs, and I got to talk with him for a few minutes. This was when I was still a temp employee, so it was a really big deal to just be able to pick his brain for a while. What struck me then and still sticks with me now is just how excited he was to talk about World of Warcraft. Even after working overtime on BC for however many months, still balancing the live game, and dealing with all the pressures of WoW's popularity explosion, he was still just brimming with energy and excitement about the game.

That's why I'm not worried about Titan.

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