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The Queue: I am totally pumped

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

Can you smell that? Smells like ... anticipation.

Dom asked:

Alex, you're writing the Queue today right? Yesterday Adam said he wasn't pumped about Blizzcon. How do you feel?

I'm pretty pumped. BlizzCon '10 had absolutely no game news of note, so BlizzCon '11 cannot possibly be more disappointing than that. We're expecting expansion news, StarCraft 2 news, maybe a Diablo 3 trailer ... pretty excited about that! Maybe we'll even see a Blizzard All-Stars update?

Even if the convention itself turns out to be a bore, the community parties never disappoint. The WoW Insider Reader Meetup is the one time a year we get to go out and meet all of you guys and interact in a personal way. That alone is worth the trip to SoCal. Really, I wish we could throw major events like that more often, but BlizzCon is the only time something of that scale is viable.

So yeah, I'm pumped!

Revynn asked:

Any chance Blizz would ever dabble in licensed replicas? I would love to have Thunderfury hanging on my wall and see my wife in Azshara's little getup.

They already have licensed replicas, though not of the items you want. Thunderfury would be a little hard to forge in real life; it has a such a bizarre shape and build that the finished product would probably collapse under its own weight. Blizzard (via Epic Weapons) has done Frostmourne, however, and is currently doing Doomhammer.

durandal asked:

Perhaps I overread it in the announcements from the PTR, but has it been etablished where Deathwing has been hiding for the last 10 months?

He wasn't hiding. He's been terrorizing the planet for the last 10 months. I think he may have set up a summer home in the Eastern Plaguelands. That's the zone where he's torched every single one of my alts, at least. Sometimes twice. That zone is a death trap.

Blue Jay686 asked:

razer naga epic and nostromo. good combo?

I don't use this combo for World of Warcraft, but I use it for other games. I was having some wrist issues recently, and playing PC games came packaged with a great deal of pain. Eliminating my keyboard for awhile helped, so I played through most of Dead Island with the Naga/Nostromo combo rather than mouse and keyboard.

You need to do quite a bit of hotkey customization to eliminate a keyboard from your play completely, but sometimes the end result is worth it.

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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