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.
I said yesterday that today's Queue
would have a dinosaur fact, so here goes:
Have you ever heard of Antrodemus
? If you're not really into dinosaurs, you may not have. It was first discovered in 1869, based on a bone found in Colorado - the locals thought the quarry it had been found in contained fossil horse hooves due to its shape. In 1870 it was described first as a member of Poekilopleuron before it was decided that it in fact belonged in a separate and heretofore unknown genus, Antrodemus. The problem was, Antrodemus was described on the basis of an extremely uncertain find - the original geologist who sent it on to be identified got it second hand, and the specimens in question wasn't very good.
Meanwhile, in 1878, Othniel Charles Marsh, one of the big two of American paleontology at the time (the other being Edward Drinker Cope, his biggest rival - the two sponsored so many expeditions to the American West looking for dinosaur bones that people began killing each other over them)
described a new family of dinosaurs that would come to be called the Allosauridae
. It eventually became accepted that the Antrodemus
fossils were the same as Marsh's Allosaurus
, and so, Antrodemu
s should have taken priority as a name - and for many, it did, due in part to a paper in 1920 that pointed out that the tail vertebrae of the Antrodemus
were identical to Allosaurus
. But in the 1970's a paper by James Madsen made the case that Marsh's work on Allosaurus
was much, much better than the work done on Antrodemus
and that the Antrodemus
specimens didn't even have a clear discovery location. So in the end, Allosaurus
became the accepted name and no one uses Antrodemus
Even for a dinosaur, animals that have been long extinct, Antrodemus
ended up potentially never having existed in the first place. And now, on to the Queue.
What Barbarian skill do you wish Warriors had? Any Warrior skills you want on your Barbarian?
I'd really like Call of the Ancients
for warriors - modify it so it summons racial ancients, so if you're an orc you get three orcs, a draenei gets three draenei, etc etc. As for warrior stuff, Diablo
abilities tend to have more visual flair and punch than WoW
abilities, and there are various similar ones - Seismic Slam is basically Shockwave, for instance. So I'd say no, most abilities I might want, Barbarians basically have
. Barb WW is basically warrior WW and Bladestorm combined, but better than either, Barb's have leap and charge abilities, it's all basically there.