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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) enjoys Photoshop a little too much.

Really late the other night I decided to play around in Photoshop due to a tweet made by Rygarius, and tweeted the above image back at him once it was complete. The next day I discovered Twitter really, really likes Frozen, so I figured I'd share it here, too. Why not. You can thank Twitter user @Grizz_Face for the title to today's Queue while we're at it. And now, on to the questions!

@Fizzl asked:

What is the one feature in the game that has remained static for the longest? Most things (dungeon stones, talents, etc.) have changed in some form of another, but what hasn't changed, and how could it be changed for the better?

Skinning. It still works exactly the way it always has -- get knife, kill animal, skin animal. No changes. You could probably file First Aid under that too, for that matter. It hasn't really seen much in the way of changes, except that the quests involved with First Aid have been removed, which somehow has made the process even more breathtakingly dull.

On a non-profession front, the original backpack you have when you log in has never changed to my recollection. It's the same size it has always been since day one of the game.


Vryianthor asked:

What is the raid boss against which you have wiped the most? And how many wipes did it take to secure the kill? (Guesstimate if you can't remember :P)

I honestly don't know how many times we wiped on him, but Raganaros in vanilla WoW took my raid guild two months to kill. And that was after I joined the guild -- I have no idea how long they were working on him before I began raiding with them. We weren't a terrible guild by any stretch of the imagination -- we were the top Horde guild on our server, and if I recall correctly, the Alliance beat us to the kill by just a couple of weeks. Raiding was pretty brutal back then. Strats that may seem really easy today were incredibly difficult at that time, just because you had to factor in things like fire resist and the overall health and dps of the average raider, which ... well, let's face it, wasn't much back then!

gan7114 asked:

Is there a concise webpage out there that lists which realms are connected to which? I've seriously lost count at this point. Some have 2 or 3, other up to 6. I'm on Whisperwind and I know we were connected to Dentarg, but I think 1 or 2 more realms might have been added recently. I have no idea anymore.

Blizzard has a blog post that keeps track and is continually updated with every connection that's completed. Keep it bookmarked and you'll never wonder again!

@another1up asked via Twitter:

Of the worgen curse keeps you from receiving as a forsaken, Why are there Worgen Dk's

Because death knights aren't Forsaken. They were raised by the Lich King. Forsaken are former members of the Scourge that broke the Lich King's hold and regained their free will. Death Knights are simply tools of Arthas, the same as the Scourge -- except that the Scourge was pretty much a bunch of mindless zombies, and Death Knights have more presence of mind. Two different things!

@Hordex asked via Twitter:

Do you think we will see any sort of use out of the crypt under Kara? It's just too cool to pass up!

As much as I would love to see that utilized in some fashion, I don't know if we'll ever actually see it happen. There would have to be a story reason for it to be there, and a reason for us to go into and explore it -- and current storylines really don't center around Medivh or his wacky former home. I'd love to see it happen someday, though!

@ChiefVoljin asked via Twitter:

What new character model are ju lookin' forward ta see next? And why.

Either human male or night elf male. Both models are some of the worst out of vanilla -- the face on the human male is particularly strange. With how well the human female turned out, I'm really excited to see what they do with those two.

@sergel92 asked via Twitter:

So if I don't buy the digital version and just get the normal physical one after WOD comes out, do I still get a free 90?

Yes. It's a feature of the Warlords expansion, everyone gets one. If you pre-order digitally you get the level 90 immediately, if you wait for the physical version, you'll have to wait until you install it to get your level 90. But you'll get it regardless!

@ChaosinHyrule asked via Twitter:

Could you see @Warcraft adding their own version of the "my roleplay " addon in the future? More support for rp would be great!

I don't think so. It would be great, sure -- but if they did that, they would then be at least somewhat responsible for player-generated content. The thing about roleplay addons is that you can type anything you want in that description box, and there are some players out there that choose to write some wholly inappropriate stuff in there. Right now, Blizzard doesn't have to do anything about monitoring or policing that information, because it's all part of a player-created addon.

In addition to that, only players that go out and install MRP can see those descriptions. It's not something everyone is subjected to. If Blizzard added their own version of MRP to the user interface, everyone would be able to see that content, which means that they'd have to monitor that content themselves. And I don't think they really have the time or manpower to do something like that, nor would they want to.

@Xerrabaldy asked via Twitter:

QFTQ. I have 11 horde chars on my server. Is it worth using WOD 90 boost for an Alliance char to see all their quests?

Are they all level 90 already? If so, consider this: Alliance players get to hang out in the Black Temple before it became the Black Temple. They get to experience all kinds of draenei lore that we've never even seen before. You won't be seeing that stuff Horde side. If it interests you, go ahead and make an Alliance level 90 -- Mists of Pandaria was well worth playing both sides, I'm sure Warlords will be the same.

@JonnyDeFusco asked via Twitter:

Have you gotten your own helm off of Ordos yet? xD

Sadly, no -- but not for lack of trying! However, it seems to drop pretty regularly for other people. Someday it'll be mine, I swear!


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