Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Matthew Rossi will be your host today.
Got a really good question I want to answer off the bat, so here we go.
what's one thing I should show my sister at level 60? This is her first time through the game. Any other don't miss points?
There's actually a lot of stuff I wouldn't want to miss in the game at level 60, but if you're forcing me to choose but one, I'd say take her to the various raid zones - Blackrock Mountain, Zul'Gurub, Ahn'Qiraj - from back in Vanilla days. Get her to turn her distances all the way up so she can really see them, too. There was a lot of work put into these areas back when they launched, and especially Blackrock Mountain is always going to be one of my favorite places. I still go in and run around inside the various dungeons and raids from time to time, because no place in WoW has ever come as close to feeling like a real place people live in and fight over to me, while also feeling absolutely unreal and fantastic. It's built right into a volcano. I know it's probably nostalgia, but I find Blackrock Mountain amazingly cool. Don't forget the Anduin Lothar statue outside, either.
Remember, they're updating UBRS for Warlords, so go see it while you can.
Wait, there are no Trolls on Draenor, right? Is it physically possible to have a WoW expac with no Troll raid or Dungeon?
As was answered on Twitter, there's a troll raid 2 in the Alpha files. For some reason it's listed as a battleground.
Justin Lee asks:
do you ever think will go to a full voiced dialog quest mechanic like SWTOR?
We've gotten a lot more voice acting over the past couple of expansions, but I don't think WoW will ever go to the level SWTOR did. Now, The Old Republic had a really excellent experience, I'm not denigrating it at all. But I don't think WoW has the ability to go quite that far. Now, keep in mind, Dave Kosak has been tweeting about all the great voice actors working on Warlords of Draenor lately - we're even getting Scott McNeil as the voice of Durotan. If you don't know who that is, here you go.
Scott Leyes asks:
If Garrisons are tied to the Questing/Leveling "experience," what happens to ppl who only use Dungeons to level?
They'll be able to go back and get one later, if they wish to do the questing. If not, they won't have a garrison. But remember, as Mumper tweeted yesterday, this is all still in development.
If one day Blizzard contacted you and said that you "X" have been chosen to make a change in WoW to spice things up. You will make the decision of swapping one race from Horde to Alliance and vice versa. You MUST chose cause there are snipers everywhere. Which would you chose?
Your question did not exclude them.
Will Warlords (have) a centrally located city, and will it be shared by both factions? Will we instead have dedicated cities on opposite ends of the continent (Karabor and Frostfire)?
Yes, the Alliance and Horde will have separate cities in their starting zones, with Alliance getting the Temple of Karabor and Horde getting a base in the Bladespire Fortress. Your garrison will also function somewhat like a city, with mage portals available once you construct a mage tower.
Q4tQ: do you think that race change should be expanded to include races that can not be the class in question? like your Tauren Druid race changed to Forsaken or your Worgen Hunter to Gnome etc
I wouldn't personally mind it or anything, but I don't think I'd go so far as to say should. If you're going to allow that, you might as well remove all class restrictions instead of forcing people to jump through an extra hoop to play a certain race/class combination. People shouldn't have to fork out extra real money for a race change to get to play a class on a race they want.
I'm just posting this tweet from Mumper saying that Blizzard wants you to be able to move your garrison as well, since a lot of you keep bringing it up.
Scott Leyes asked again:
Q4tQ: What other games have you/do you play? Any non-WoW that interest you? TERA's Berserker seems up your alley...
At present, I'm mostly playing Diablo III and World of Warcraft. I have played City of Heroes/Villains, DC Universe Online, Age of Conan, Warhammer Online and the aforementioned SWTOR for MMO's. I'm not interested in any of the current crop coming out, though, and I haven't played TERA or Rift.
As for other games, right now's kind of a rough patch budget wise, so buying new games is a hard sell. I'm a huge fan of Bioware games and have played almost all of them, from the old days of BG/BGII to the NWN era, with Dragon Age and Mass Effect among my favorite franchises. I also was a huge Black Isle fan back in the day, and will always look at anything Obsidian does (I'm very excited for Pillars of Eternity) and I've had an off again on again affair with the Fallout series since the original game. I also play and collect pen and paper RPG's (my iPad has a huge PDF collection and I also have many in my bookshelves in my office) from D&D to the more esoteric like Unknown Armies or Conspiracy X. My favorite RPG ever is still Nexus, the Infinite CIty.
Q4tQ: If we do end up with no flying til first major patch after launch in WoD would you guess that the glory ach dungeon and raid mounts that will be awarded to us will be ground mounts instead of flying? How about rare drop mounts? It would seem a little silly to award players will mounts that can only be used in old content until months after launch occurred.
All mounts will be usable as ground mounts in Warlords, so even if a meta or rare drop mount is a flying mount, you'll be able to show it off in flightless Draenor.
Q4tQ: as a prominent member of the wow community, how do you deal with the vocal minority when it is overwhelmingly negative?
By prominent, do you mean loud? I'll cop to being loud.
If I come across pointless negativity - you know, bashing on something without any real objection or argument behind it, insults, pettiness, belittling - I try to ignore it. Not all negativity is that - I myself have been known to raise objections and complain from time to time, I recognize that it can play a role. But when it doesn't seem to play any purpose besides simply being negative for its own sake, I ignore it. I even try and ignore it when it's direct personal attacks, but that can be hard and sometimes I have to go for a walk and think about things like puppies or kittens. Like this one, who will always look like that in my heart.
So I guess my advice is, when negativity gets you down, look at kittens.
And that's the Queue for today. I'll see you all next week. Try and be excellent to each other and leave lots of questions for Mike Sacco, your weekend Queue-monger.
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