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The Queue: Bill, Ted, and movies you should see

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Anne Stickney (@Shadesogrey) is yo-SAN DIMAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RULES!

My brother reminded me last night that more than likely, most people out there haven't seen Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. This really won't do -- how else are you going to find out what happens when you take Socrates, Billy the Kid, Joan of Arc, Genghis Khan, Abraham Lincoln, Sigmund Freud and Beethoven to the mall? If you haven't seen this movie, you should probably do that. You'll never look at Keanu Reeves in quite the same way ever again.

Satamos asked:

Q4tQ: I was recently in the scenario Dagger in the Dark. At the end Rakgor Bloodrazor comments on the black magic used to create saurok and says its exactly what the Warcheif wants. "The power to shape flesh and build warriors." But when Lady Sylvanas did a similar thing with the Valkyr to create more undead, Garrosh was totally disgusted and that conversation led to him calling Sylvanas a bi--- (not sure the policy on profanity here). That was a huge moment for me considering Sylvanas is one of my favorite characters and made me hate Garrosh that much more. So my question is, whats the difference? Why is he ok with one way of raising warriors but not another? Is it just Garrosh becoming more crazed and bloodthirsty or is it the fact that the dead should remain dead in his mind?


Sylvanas is using the val'kyr to reanimate the dead. Orcs, particularly the orcs of the Mag'har -- orcs like Garrosh -- revere their ancestors, the spirits of the dead. Bringing the dead back to life as a Forsaken is an absolutely revolting act bordering on heresy as far as Garrosh is concerned. The mogu, on the other hand, used their technology to change the bodies of living creatures, making them stronger, or fashion warriors from stone. That's the kind of idea Garrosh can get behind. He doesn't want to dishonor or taint the spirits of the deceased, he wants to make his army stronger, more powerful.

That's pretty much the reason the scene in Silverpine plays out the way that it does -- what Sylvanas is doing is something so anathema to everything Garrosh has been raised to revere that it appalls him. On top of that, what Sylvanas is doing looks suspiciously like what the Lich King was just shut down for not too long ago -- and that doesn't sit well with Hellscream either.

iDogtag asked:

Q4TQ: I notice that on both Outland and Draenor there seems to be a large planet in the sky. Is/was Draenor a moon, or in binary orbit with another planet? Or is it just artistic license? Cheers.

In Outland, if you're in the Black Temple and look up, you can see Azeroth. I'm assuming the other planets are much the same -- just other planets that are visible from whatever corner of the Twisting Nether it was that Outland was ripped away to. On Draenor, we really don't know -- it might be Azeroth, it might be other planets. It's mostly there for flavor and some really stunning scenery.

Jalamenos asked:

Lore question: I've been looking into night elven history for a character backstory and was wondering what was the ancient highborne's capitol city? Some sources say Zin-Azshari while others claim Suramar.

Zin-Azshari was the capital city -- it's where Azshara's palace was located, and where the Highborne lived. Suramar was another city situated near the Well of Eternity and very close to Zin-Azshari. Malfurion, Illidan and Tyrande all lived in Suramar. It was more of a religious capital than the actual capital of night elf civilization -- the High Priestess Dejahna made her home in the Temple of Elune located there.

CaptainCakewalk asked:

Q4tQ: This has been outright irking me no end and I want to know as I love my current Realm, so my question is this: Even though Warlords of Draenor will not be getting a new class nor race, will we all get one more character slot for the instant level 90? And I'm currently minus a Warlock thanks to my two Druids.

It hasn't been mentioned one way or the other, sorry! I'm sure we'll hear more about that at some point.

arconx asked:

I'll ask the question we're all thinking: WHEN are we gonna get some new WoD info???

Sometime after January 2, since most everyone at Blizzard is likely out for the holidays. Don't worry, they haven't forgotten us. We'll likely get a good chunk of news soon.

gripcaro asked:

what would happen if at the end of this xpac, we find out that the Ner zhul from that timeline came to ours escapping from the war, and thus making him and our Ner zhul (or what is left from him) weaker, so in that way Bolvar could take absolutely control over the scourge?? what do you think it would be the implications of all this?? i mean.. can Anne write a KYL:TFH about this :P??

I hate to say this, but no, I can't. Ner'zhul doesn't exist in our reality anymore. That last vestige of Ner'zhul that lived within the Lich King was snuffed out long ago -- if you read the novel Arthas, you'll see it all play out. Bolvar is the only one with absolute control over the Scourge right now. It's something that takes an extraordinary amount of willpower, and Bolvar has that power in spades. He proved it when he spent all those months resisting the Lich King, after we thought he was dead from the events at the Wrathgate.

If Ner'zhul somehow escaped to our Azeroth, I'm not really sure what kind of impact that would actually have. Ner'zhul is, at this point in history, perfectly sane. His madness and subsequent destruction of Draenor was brought about by the destruction of the Dark Portal after the end of the Second War -- he was caught in the blast. In this point in history, Ner'zhul is apparently pitted against Gul'dan, his former apprentice, but what he'll do and how he'll react to our presence is completely up in the air at this point.

@CatnipKitty asked via Twitter:

what do you hope this years winter veil gift will be?

I was really, really, really hoping for a mechanical corgi, but that's not what it's going to be, sadly. We need a version of that little guy for our Battle Pet teams!

@KarlRBolinger asked via Twitter:

who do you see at the forefront of the Alliance story in WoD besides the one Draenei female announced at BlizzCon

Velen. Absolutely Velen, and it's about time his story was told. We were also told at BlizzCon that Vindicator Maraad will see some time in the spotlight this expansion, which makes me very happy. I'm hoping we'll see draenei characters from Rise of the Horde in the mix as well -- I'd love to see Restalaan and the draenei of Telmor in game. Khadgar will likely play some sort of big role, too, since he's pretty familiar with the Dark Portal and what's on the other side.


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