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The Queue: Leveling time, WoD system requirements, alpha, and the silent majority


Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Adam Holisky (@adamholisky) will be your host today.

You know what I like?

Bacon. Bacon is amazing. Someone should write a Queue about bacon...

Larcener asked:

Has there been any word as to the estimated amount of time it is going to take to level to 100 relative to the length of time it took to go from 85-90 in Mists? I understand it is 10 levels as opposed to only 5, however blizzard could adjust exp. so that 10 levels would take relatively the same amount of time. I personally wouldn't imagine that Blizzard would want to delay the start of end game significantly, and although you would have people still done quickly, I can't imagine that doubling the leveling time would be good for the majority of the player-base.

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The Queue: Heroing up a storm

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.

I got into the Heroes of the Storm technical alpha over the weekend. As you might expect, I spent most of the weekend playing it. I dig it.

Dana asked:

I am between subs at the moment. I earned the Hearthstone Steed the other night. Do I have to resub by a certain time to claim it before I loose it or will it just be waiting until I resub later? Thanks!

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The Queue: Welp

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Mike Sacco will be your host today.

That was one hell of a Titanfall game.

michaelm517 asked:

I have been playing Hearthstone since it released officially. I was wondering if it is possible for me to run WoW and Hearthstone at the same time using two different computers. Does this break the Terms of Service regarding Battle.net accounts? I tried logging into both, and it let me, however I don't want to break any rules. Is this allowed? It would be great to play Hearthstone while I wait for LFR queues!

It's definitely allowed. You're fine!

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The Queue: Rodeo

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Mike Sacco will be your host today.

I got Titanfall last night. I don't even really like shooter games, but here I am, hooting and hollering, riding giant robots and shooting their innards out while double-jumping and wall-running. I am having a blast. Go figure.

JackJesson asked:

My current preoccupation is, is it Hearthstone as in 'earth', or Hearthstone as in 'Arthas'?

This isn't actually one of my questions, what I would like to know is, does it even matter at all? (Seems it does to me right?) is there a specific way to pronounce these things anyway? Or, as I'm starting to think, is it possible that me, trying to render a proper noun with my British accent as a West Coast American working for blizz would say it, just going to ruin the structure of the words and the poetry of the environment? in the same way that no one would expect me to pronounce Moscow asin a 'grazing, milk making, Mulgore resident.


It rhymes with Darth Stone. There is usually a specific way to pronounce the names of fictional places/people/items; the creator undoubtedly has it in mind when crafting them. As to whether or not you use their pronunciation, well, that's up to you. The creator of the GIF recently explained that it's pronounced with a soft G, but you have people really adamantly against it who still pronounce it with a hard G. Death of the author and all that.

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The Queue: I miss Gnomechewer

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Dude made my favorite machinima.

DiavoJinx asks:
Time line question for the Queue:
Post-Catacylsm, which happens first: the events in Silverpine Forest (Sylvanas being rezzed by val'kyr sacrificing themselves) or the battle in Andorhal?
I ask because val'kyr can resurrect the dead (to create new Forsaken) and in the Alliance version of the Andorhal quests, a ton of val'kyr show up. Yet it's a "big deal" that the named val'kyr in Silverpine Forest sacrifice themselves to resurrect Sylvanas, and if THINK there's mention that only they could bring back the dead.
Inconsistent? Or did I likely miss some info? Thanks! =


Silverpine happens first. The reason it's a big deal that they resurrect Sylvanas is twofold - one, they've done it before (that's when they made their pact with her, she threw herself off of Icecrown Citadel and died in the leader short story) and two, in order to do it, one of them had to sacrifice herself. What the valkyr do in Andorhal isn't, strictly speaking, a resurrection, it's raising the dead as forsaken. (You'll also note that when the big val'kyr is taken out, the battle is over, implying that some of the valks are less important than others.)

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The Queue: Ghostcrawler finally delivered on that pony


Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Adam Holisky (@adamholisky) will be your host today.

FuzzyBunny61 said it best in The Queue yesterday:


I think the Hearthstone Steed is the pony Ghostcrawler promised us.


Various people:

WoW is giving me error #113 or a character service is taking a long time.

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The Queue: Of hearthsteeds and hearthstones

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Let's get sparkly.

michaelm517 asked:

I am a proud new owner of the Hearthsteed. It was very easy and actually enjoyable to get. I play Horde, however, and was very excited about the red Hearthsteed, only to log in and find that there was no red Hearthsteed, only the blue one. Has there been any information regarding the availability of the other color?

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The Queue: Bacon, betrayal quests, digital deluxe, and Garrosh's crimes


Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Adam Holisky (@adamholisky) will be your host today.

Someone in the comments yesterday suggested that I make a headline about Bacon, and here I am! We now have a bacon Queue.

You're welcome.

Wirehangers asked:

Do you think we'll ever be able to change factions in WoW (without changing race)? Or atleast that some of the old races will become neutral/choose-your-faction like pandas are?

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The Queue: Attack of the killer migraine

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It's Monday morning and my head is exploding. Let's do this thing.

PatrickHamiltonPrentiss asked:

Has Blizzard announced if there will be an open beta for WoD? If not, do you think that there will be one?

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The Queue: THE QVEVE

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My jam of late.

CatrionaShadowleaf asked:

What's your favourite starting area and why?

I dislike the back-and-forth of Azure/Bloodmyst so I hightailed my new paladin out of there post haste, and now I'm doing the dwarf/gnome area just to try to level mining (not working btw, it's picked clean).


Years ago I probably would've said the draenei starting zone, but having done it again recently, hell no. So much running around, back and forth. Ugh. I'm all about Gilneas now. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, it's also fairly brisk.

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The Queue: Untouched

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Yesterday was "load up music you listened to in 2007 on Spotify" day. Here's a relic from my not-so-distant past.

BlackSeal asked:

I've always felt the biggest disappointment of Cata (which I think many would agree was not Blizzards biggest expansion success) was the large reuse of already existing assets in the game when it came to locations and bosses/skins/models. (especially boss models). It really came across to me as if they didn't have the time or money to put into creating new assets for the game.

Pandaria I've largely enjoyed being that it's a whole new world and culture to see and discover along with many unique creatures and models and architecture.

Do you worry they are in danger of repeating this with WoD? Especially considering we are going to what is basically Outland once again, with an obviously completely similar map and set of locations along with the fact that I have even read of them redoing UBRS/Possibly LBRS? Do you believe we about to be delivered "Cata 2" in these regards? Its got me a little worried!


Good question. I wouldn't worry, though. A lot of the creatures we saw in TBC straight-up didn't exist on Draenor prior to the calamity. There were no naga, no demons, no lost ones, no broken, the arakkoa looked different, etc. We'll be seeing a lot of orcs and draenei, for sure, but also lots of new or remodeled faces.

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The Queue: Advanced Draenei and Dinosaurs

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, Antrodemus 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 anymore.

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.

Orkchop asks:
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.



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The Queue: Vindication

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.
Okay, last time I did this, y'all said you wanted my crazy patented digressions. So here we go.

One of the more prominent yet least known draenei is Vindicator Aalesia, who you meet on Bloodmyst Isle while working to contain the effects of the Exodar's crash landing. She's less concerned with that, however, then she is with the disturbing realization that the Isle's native satyrs are in fact demon worshipers who were given their monstrous forms as a 'blessing' from the Burning Legion itself. She has draenei under her command investigate the satyr, then take steps to neutralize them.

Now that we have made our presence known to the satyr, we must send a message that we will not tolerate the Burning Legion's hounds in these lands. Too long have the draenei fled in the wake of the Legion and its minions. Wherever they have found us, they have shown no mercy. We must not permit the satyr to exploit the Exodar's crash and use the corrupted crystals as weapons. Go north to where their leader resides in Axxarien, destroy him, and recover the corrupted crystals he has been gathering!

She's one of several draenei with a much harder, more practical attitude to dealing with the Legion and other threats - wipe them out.

Twowolves asks:
Isn't there supposed to be a big WoD info push soon?


We've actually already seen the beginning of it - we were told that it was divided up into several parts, but no word on when the next part will be.

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The Queue: Challenge modes, dungeon sets, and more

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Brace yourselves. Today's Queue comes equipped with some past-blasts.

arkainejel001 asked:

What's a good way to get a group for challenge modes before they're gone? I've asked friends and guildies but no one is interested, and pugging for it doesn't seem like a good idea.

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The Queue: What to do in WoW, racials, Gul'dan, Death Knights, and a vault


Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Adam Holisky (@adamholisky) will be your host today.

A nice variety of questions today. Let's get down to it, shall we?

Meep asked:

why should I start playing again? (Quit pre-SoO due to boredom / burnout. I don't raid & pet battles killed me.)

Honestly? I've been asking myself this too lately (well, sorta... it's mainly why should I keep playing). Here's my answers:

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