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The Queue: Lore and the order of the novels

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, senior editor of being hella awesome, will be your host today.

I love lore questions; they're always fun to research and write answers too. I also like bugging people who know more about lore than I do, like Mat, Matt, and Anne. It's a good time.

In fact, let's start off with a lore question today -- namely, where to go for more information and the chronological order of the books.

Levi asked:

I've always loved the Warcraft series and one of my favorite things is the lore, however, i've never read any of the books. I've decided to amend this travesty and start reading them but I want to read them in chronological order, just for the heck of it I guess. So my question is:

What is the chronological order of all the Warcraft novels?


This list of Warcraft fiction, written in 2009, is the latest I could find. I'm going to have Anne or Rossi update it this week, though, so keep an eye out for a new post (which will include the latest Cataclysm books and other publications).

I also highly recommend our lore guide. We've had some seriously good writers over the years contribute to our library, and we've been making a push in the last year or so to update it. You can also check out our Lore 101 article from 2010 to get a bit more directed info, as well.

Daffy asked:

I've noticed recently, that you can cast on PVP flagged person e.g. 'Power Word:Fortitude' and even 'Power Word:Shield' without flagging yourself. I can undestand that buffing won't flag you, but PW:Shield?

I'm guessing it's a bug. Unless my memory is way off, it's supposed to flag you.

Redwinger asked:

Has Bliz ever said why hunters can tame some animals but not others?

Not really, but the reason is it just can't have everything be tameable. Think of all the issues that would arise with graphical clipping, pet programming, etc. It'd be a mess, given all the thousands of creatures in WoW.

Blizzard has said numerous times, however, that it's quite interested in increasing the number of pets available for hunters. And in my opinion, Cataclysm has done a good job of this.

Lokatarar asked:

Is there a WoW Insider meetup this year?

Yup! We're going to have one. We're still planning out the details (we like the details; they're what makes our meetups so fracken amazing). Expect to see something in the next month.

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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