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.
Tomorrow's queue will be a challenge to write due to a hundred plus comments about cheese.
Is Wowhead's search not working for anyone else? I can find things by going to Database and using filters, but if I just try using the search box I get a Server error.
Wowhead moved servers yesterday morning/afternoon. By now, everything should be cleared up.
If WoW were a single-player turn-based SRPG, which classes would you bring to a 10-man raid?
In single-player RPGs, I have a habit of completely ignoring what's most effective or efficient. I would pick whichever NPCs looked the prettiest/coolest and go for it that way, and if I failed, grind out a ton of levels until I could force my way through.
Why does everyone hate Blackrock Depths? Every time I get to that level on an alt and want to go complete the class quest, I struggle to actually get a group that won't just quit straight away. Why?
Blackrock Depths used to be extremely long and confusing to navigate. That isn't a problem anymore since the dungeon finder broke it into smaller, more accessible chunks, but nobody wants to even try anymore.
A bit off the WoW topic. I'm looking for some new sci-fi/fantasy to read. To give you an idea of my tastes, I've read all the WoW stuff (choked down the Knaak), I love Lovecraft, Orson Scott Card, George RR Martin, Tolkien, and Asimov.
Based on your list of authors there, I think I'll have a hard time giving you any solid suggestions. Too bad Mr. Rossi isn't answering this one for you. While I have major respect for people like Martin and Tolkien, I have a hard time reading their books. Lord of the Rings included. Heck, Lord of the Rings, especially. I love me some fantasy, but if your books have enormous stretches of time where very little of value happens, you lose me. Robert Jordan did the same thing with Wheel of Time. Eventually things just stopped happening. Wheel of Time had entire books in the series dedicated to doing nothing.
It doesn't line up with the material you listed, but I'm going to recommend Michael J. Sullivan's Riyria Revelations anyway. The first in the series is Theft of Swords. I'd never heard of him until I picked up the series on a whim and I fell in love. Easily some of the best adventure-style fantasy I've read in years. They're a fun, easy read, with wonderful characters that you'll have to leave when it's all over. If you're into audiobooks, I highly recommend their audiobook versions -- Tim Gerard Reynolds is a wonderful narrator.
To provide the shortest possible summary for the series: a pair of thieves get dragged into a royal conspiracy and then stuff happens.
Someone will inevitably say:
You barely answered any WoW questions! Wtf!
Then stop talking about cheese and ask WoW questions.
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