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The Queue: Gormenghast

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 is taking the helm today.

I wanted to take this opportunity as the fill in Queue writer to tell you all about the Gormenghast cycle, one of my favorite series. It's a very hard series to describe. Mervyn Peake, the writer of the books (and a heck of an artist to boot) wrote books that touch upon all kinds of subjects that are very popular today, and not only did he do it well before other people did he did it in a kind of mannered grotesquerie that really has to be read to be believed. The character of Steerpike is really one of the best villains (if you can call him that) I've ever encountered in fiction. Start with Titus Groan and then go on from there. These are books that reward multiple readings. A gloomy castle, eccentric people, and bizarre encounters all occur within this series.

I included a clip from the miniseries the BBC did - I felt like it missed the real spirit of the books, but it had a solid cast and it's worth watching. Let's get on to your questions.

gamer427d asks:
Will WoW Insider ever do a column on WoW Private servers? In talking about old content dedicated private servers, not MoP. Blizzard doesnt seem to have too much of a problem with private servers that let players access older content.


Not only will we never do anything like that, you're very very much mistaken about Blizzard's policy on private servers, as this forum thread from last year highlights. Blizzard definitely does have a problem with them, and they try and shut them down whenever they can.

We are not going to cover private servers, not ever. Nope. Not going to do it.

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