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The Queue: These new white and silver Coke cans are freaking me out

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Mathew McCurley (@gomatgo) will be your host for today.

I won't lie: I thought these new Coke cans were Diet Coke for about four days until I inspected them more closely. Seriously, it looked like my deli ran out of regular Coke and only stocked diet. Thankfully, this was not the case, and Coke is bringing back the red cans. I did start liking the white ones, though. Now I'm sad.

The header image today is a fantastic rendering of Matt'Mat the ogre by Matt Krotzer. If you are not familiar with Matt'Mat the ogre, you don't listen to enough of the WoW Insider Show podcast. So go listen. We've almost gotten enough drawings of Matt'Mat that we're going to have to make a gallery soon. Stay tuned.

On with the questions, then.

John asked:

The dungeon finder and LFR pairs you with anyone from your Battlegroup (or is it region wide now?). Do you know if it's possible to be paired with someone with the same name as you? Anyone got any fun anecdotes of that happening?

These days, all the Dungeon Finder, Raid Finder, and Battlegrounds stuff is done region-wide to shorten queues. For the most part it worked, I believe. You can get paired with people of the same name, but obviously it is very, very rare. I have never seen it happen, although I've seen two people with the same concept but different spellings, two distinct executions of the same joke. Fun times.

Zaet asked:

Lorewise, why does the horde use an alliance gunship in DS raid?

Last I know they where at each other necks, why does the alliance let the horde use their flying bathtub?

After Thrall takes his first shot at Deathwing with the Demon Soul, Deathwing gets a little mad and crashes into one of the closest objects to him, which happens to be the Horde gunship floating above Wyrmrest. Gordal had a great list in the comments of all of the Horde and Alliance gunships we've seen so far:

Icecrown
  • Alliance - The Skybreaker
  • Horde - Orgrim's Hammer
Deepholm
  • Alliance - Llane's Oath
  • Horde - Storm's Fury (destroyed)
Dragon Soul
  • Alliance - The Skyfire
  • Horde - Unnamed (destroyed by Deathwing, wreckage present in End Time)
Moonspeaker asked:

Silly question, but I can't seem to find the answer anywhere: Is there a portal or an NPC to go back from Darkmoon Island? Or do you have to hearth?

Go to the boardwalk area. Right in the middle of the boardwalk, down on the pier, are two portals, one to Elwynn Forest and one to Mulgore. You're home free.

Pneazy asked:

Any chance Blizz will ever add extra stuff for the ethereal companion?

Most likely not. Once Blizzard ships those pets and such, it's usually a done deal. However, you never know what might appear on that little vendor. The Ethereal companion is one of the coolest companion pets out there -- it's a shame there isn't a more accessible way to get something like him.

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