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The Queue: Clearly, the correct answer is Tommy, the green Ranger {WoW}

Jan 3rd 2012 3:32PM I know nothing of this Flashpoint show you speak of, but I fully intend to watch it now that I know the Pink Ranger is in it! I had such a crush on her as well...

Mists of Pandaria: The myth of the talent tree choice {WoW}

Oct 31st 2011 8:24PM Actually, the ones he insulted (the lazy ones) would be the ones who don't care enough to come and read the column to learn more about the game mechanics in the first place.

Know Your Lore, Tinfoil Hat Edition: The curious whispers of Tirisfal Glades {WoW}

Sep 11th 2011 6:42PM I would think actual Forsaken PCs would be mostly immune to the whispers of the Old God in the area. Old God influence is tied to proximity, and the average PC is off adventuring around the world, getting stronger, likely with a will less susceptible to such in the first place. It's really the NPCs that are most likely affected, and is a good way to justify things such as Sylvanas' paranoia.

Know Your Lore: Lore Q&A-palooza {WoW}

Sep 5th 2011 2:22PM @Amaxe - Quote: "I find this repugnant on grounds of science and philosophy."

You're putting way too much weight on the scientific aspect. They link the initial evolution of the dark trolls to night elves as being a result of exposure to the first Well of Eternity, a source of massive -magical- power. Science has no place in this evolution. WoW is a world where magic trumps science at almost every turn.

As far as Elune only elevating a subset of the dark trolls to night elves, it seems far more likely that she had nothing to do with the actual change. If we follow the theory that Elune is a naaru, she may have great power, but it's unlikely she would have the ability to massively transform all the trolls across all of Azeroth. If the Well of Eternity is instead the cause of the evolution, then Elune more likely simply chose to help this 'new' race acclimate to the great changes they had undergone.

TL;DR: Science has no real place in a world where magic holds such power.

The Queue: Some notes ... {WoW}

Sep 1st 2011 4:47PM @icepyro

Undead can actually still be paladins, and there are at least two in the game that I can reference:

Leonid Barthalomew the Revered: http://www.wowhead.com/npc=11036#comments
He's a member of the Argent Dawn, and maintained his ability to wield the powers of the Light as a paladin after death. He participates in the Battle for Light's Hope Chapel, leading the Argent Dawn until Tirion arrives.

Crusader Lord Valdelmar: http://www.wowhead.com/npc=46096
He's a member of the Scarlet Crusade, sort of, there's more to it and you can quest in Eastern Plaguelands if you want the story. Regardless, he still wields the Light and uses paladin abilities.

These are possibly the only two undead paladins in the game, but it does make it part of the lore that undead can still -remain- paladins. Now, there are so few that having them as a class/race combination doesn't make much sense, but they definitely exist.

Arcane Brilliance: Patch 4.2 changes, clarifications and legendary staves {WoW}

May 21st 2011 7:13PM @jabberwoxy I don't believe raid tier will help with hit anymore. Didn't they say back during blizz-con that in order to keep hit valuable, each tier of raids would involve bosses that have higher hit caps? So while first tier bosses, we'll say they're 83+ mobs, require 17% hit, a second tier boss, 83++, would possible require 20% hit or something of the like. In other words, the gear will have more hit, but you won't be able to just get rid of it if you were already over cap. That's how I understood it, at least. It may have changed, but I don't recall them taking this back.

BlizzCon 2011: Round one of ticket sales are sold out {WoW}

May 21st 2011 1:43PM They're already up on eBay for double to triple... >.>;;

Not the tickets, of course, as that would be illegal, but if you're in the mood to buy some 2011 swag bags for a few hundred dollars, you can pick up a 'free' blizzcon ticket apparently.

$175 was stretching it for me, I definitely can't imagine dropping up to $500 on a ticket. Plus, I'd still need more money to actually fly there, pay for a hotel room, and then a small amount of spending cash. I think I'll stick to the live stream.

The Queue: Jeffery {WoW}

May 11th 2011 1:01PM I always assumed it was a reference to Narnia myself. A young girl from England has stumbled upon a magical land. Just seemed to fit to me.

Patch 4.2 PTR notes for May 10 {WoW}

May 11th 2011 1:51AM This just makes Spellsteal completely useless instead of nearly useless. Considering how much mana it sucks out, it was already kind of crappy as you often had to spam it 6 times to remove that one buff you actually cared about. Unless they significantly adjust the mana cost in exchange, I imagine it will only be useful for specific buffs in PvE now.

Ask the Devs round 6 Guild Advancement Q&A now up {WoW}

Apr 27th 2011 5:17PM @Mr. Crow

I know it's a typo, but damn, I really want to try some cookie butter... >.>;