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The Queue: Who needs a title with that picture?

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'm glad I waited until the wee hours of the morning to write today's Queue. If I didn't, I wouldn't have been able to use that picture of Zarhym as today's header, courtesy of Ben Brode's Twitter.

Benjamin Seeberger asked:

with the introduction of Warlords of Draenor and the retirement of the legendary quest in its entirety, are new players going to have any clue who Wrathion is, unless they are rogues? Will his storyline make any sense in Mists when the legendary questline is taken out? Will the Timeless Isle make any sense? How will the departure of the questline impact Pandaria's storyline?

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, The Queue

WoW Moviewatch: Garrosh takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken the internet by storm over the last few weeks, but now it's making headway into virtual life, too, as Garrosh takes on the challenge. In case you've missed out (or been without internet for the past month), the premise is simple: when challenged, you dump a bucket of ice water on your head or donate to the ALS Association to help fight ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease). Sure, you could just donate, but making and sharing Ice Bucket Challenge videos is most of the fun.

However, Garrosh clearly isn't taking this challenge seriously: "We are the Iron Horde and slightly icy water will never stop our might!" What Garrosh doesn't realize is that ice water is cold. Really cold.
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Filed under: WoW Moviewatch

The Queue: Timeline confusion

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.

Today we attempt to tackle timelines and alternate dimensions. Attempt being the operative word.

Breadsammich asked:

Something's bothering me about the Warlords cinematic. We see a pitlord, presumably Mannoroth, angered over the orcs' refusal to drink the blood. However, if the legion exists outside time and dimensional boundaries, how could that be Mannoroth? A "new" one wouldn't have been created by the new timeline if he's separate from it to begin with, right? Is this just Blizzard waving it off a little for the sake of the cinematic?

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, The Queue, Warlords of Draenor

War Crimes novel release date details

So if you're wondering when War Crimes (the upcoming Christie Golden novel about post-Siege of Orgrimmar Garrosh Hellscream and his trial) will be released, we have the details straight from author Christie Golden's Twitter account.
So not only do you know that the book will be released on May 6th, but if you just can't wait that long, you can go to Denver to the StarFest convention and snag a copy there three days early. I'm not saying you have to do this, nor am I saying to get me a copy while you're there, but I wouldn't mind it, either.

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, News items, Lore, Mists of Pandaria, Warlords of Draenor

WoW Moviewatch: Garrosh

What do you get when you mix World of Warcraft and Disney? Sheer madness, and the above video from SilverLetomi entitled Garrosh. Letomi is already well known for her singing, but here she manages to pull off something I never thought I'd hear and do a perfectly pleasing rendition of a goblin singing an ode of devotion to everyone's favorite Warchief. Well, the goblin's favorite Warchief. The Kor'kron's favorite Warchief? Look, someone had to have liked him at some point, right?

Featuring a machinima created by Khayllys, Garrosh does a fine job pulling off a parody of one of my favorite Disney films with a Warcraft twist. The song and the Warchief fit together disturbingly well, which has me wondering what on earth took so long for someone to do it? Give it a watch, you won't be disappointed. And who knows, you might just have another dozen reasons to punch the Warchief in the face next reset.


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Filed under: Machinima, WoW Moviewatch

Know Your Lore: Lore summed up part 6 - Cataclysm Ends

The World of Warcraft is an expansive universe. You're playing the game, you're fighting the bosses, you know the how -- but do you know the why? Each week, Matthew Rossi and Anne Stickney make sure you Know Your Lore by covering the history of the story behind World of Warcraft.

Let's be up front about this. The Cataclysm was Deathwing himself. The events were the result of Deathwing's assault on the world of Azeroth - his eruption from Deepholm, his rampage through the Twilight Highlands, his summoning of Ragnaros into Mount Hyjal, the machinations of his minions. Deathwing, in all his rampaging insanity, was exactly what he claimed he was. He was the end of the world, and had he not been stopped, Azeroth would be no more. From the Twilight Highlands to the depths of Vashj'ir, the events Deathwing set in motion unraveled the world.

Let's look over the world, cast our eyes from the jagged peaks of Hyjal to the submerged depths of Vashj'ir, descend into Deepholm and then comb the deserts of Uldum for answers to the question - what did the mad dragon want? Why did his Twilight's Hammer erect their bastion in the Twilight Highlands, where the Maw of Iso'rath erupted from the very soil? The old gods seemed on the verge of their ancient goal, thanks to Deathwing.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Lore, Know your Lore, Cataclysm

WoW Moviewatch: Lore According to Garrosh

We all know that Garrosh has a trial going, even if someone's going to let the ex-warchief somehow slip through their fingers. But every story has two sides, and you'll be shocked when you view the Lore According to Garrosh.

I loved the trial format of this video, which is a perfect setup for some one-liners and amusing anecdotes. Slightly Impressive's animation and vocal guns have really focused over the years, and I'm constantly more than just slightly impressed by the produce. Bonus points for using old models in flashbacks; that feels incredibly appropriate to us old timers.
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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, WoW Moviewatch

The Queue: Warlords of Draenor pricing

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.

Thank you, everyone, for the cornucopia of videos and image memes in the comments of yesterday's Queue.

Not.

smartazjb0y asked:

How do people feel about the Blizz survey going around asking if they'd want WoD to be $39 or $49, $39 without the boost to 90? Would be reaaaaalllly lame if they offered both options, they definitely made it seem like you'd get a free boost with the expansion. I'm fine with $39 for the expansion and 1 free boost, and then I guess offering the boost as an option in the store (for a reasonable price. Like, $30 or something?)

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Filed under: The Queue, Warlords of Draenor

Officers' Quarters: Humbling Hellscream

Garrosh laid low
Every Monday, Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. He is the author of The Guild Leader's Handbook.

Garrosh Hellscream, son of Grom, Chieftain of the Mag'har, Warchief of the True Horde, is no pushover when you meet him in battle. Nor should he be, as the final boss of Mists of Pandaria. He can break your raid team's spirit faster than he nuked Theramore. One such team is fracturing under the pressure of Garrosh and his freaky Old God souvenirs, and their raid leader is asking for help.

Hello Scott!

I am currently the raid leader/GM for a startup guild on a high-pop server. I was able to create a guild, form a raid team, and get them 13/14 very quickly on normal. However, I recently lost my partner tank (I tank as a warrior) due to RL issues, and had a DPS rage quit during our Garrosh attempts. I've converted a dps to tank (he has sufficient gear), and am having trouble finding the right comp/team to get Garrosh down. We rarely wipe on the first 13, but we are having trouble on garrosh.

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Filed under: Officers' Quarters (Guild Leadership)

Breakfast Topic: Bizarre WoW dreams

Versions of Garrosh
The other night was a first for me--I dreamed about WoW. In all my years playing, I have never had a dream about the game. There have been plenty of daydreams during boring meetings or classes, mind you, but never an actual bona fide, I'm-asleep-and-my-brain-has-gone-to-play, dream. Until now.

My husband and I are going to visit family over Christmas, and the flight for the first leg of our trip was delayed by a couple hours. We were already due to come in late, so we ended up arriving even later, and by the time we got to sleep in our hotel it was after midnight. I collapsed in exhaustion, and promptly fell into the World of Warcraft. According to my sleep-brain, the minipet for the Warlords of Draenor Collector's Edition is going to be a caterpillar-like creature composed of little Garrosh torsos, their heads bobbing along like a grotesque Stegosaurus spine, with amputated arms for legs.

Not gonna lie, guys, I am already disappointed that this won't be the case.

Have you ever dreamed about WoW? If so, what did you dream? And which dream was the weirdest?

Filed under: Breakfast Topics

WoW Moviewatch: The Road of War

The Road of War was Fablesim's entry into the BlizzCon machinima contest. It features orcs, war, and the inevitable road to it. See what I did there? I couldn't escape the notion that this video was a sort of apology or love letter to Garrosh, but that could just be because he was such a popular character at the convention. I think it's interesting how terribly relevant this video is to the overall themes of the new expansion. Warlords of Draenor, and all that. Check it out and let us know what you think!
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Filed under: WoW Moviewatch

Metzen reveals Garrosh "sets things in motion" in Warlords of Draenor

Following the Opening Ceremonies, Chris Metzen sat down with the hosts (Kat Hunter and Geoff Keighley) and revealed a few new tidbits about the upcoming expansion.
  • Garrosh Hellscream is not the end boss of the new expansion.
  • However, Garrosh 'sets things in motion' with the aid of an unknown accomplice with mysterious time-travel abilities.
  • Once put on trial, Garrosh escapes before he can be judged, and returns to Draenor in the past to prevent the one great mistake that led to the creation of the Old Horde - the drinking of the Blood of Mannoroth.
  • At present, they don't know who will be the orcish faction leader. While Thrall is the obvious choice, Metzen would prefer Saurfang or Eitrigg "but we may change it later".
  • Thrall will be using his hammer more in this expansion.
So there you have it, more details on how the Warlords of Draenor arise.


Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Blizzard, Lore, BlizzCon

Hotfixes and compensation for Garrosh tokens

Hotfixes and compensation for Garrosh loot
It seems that raid end-boss Garrosh Hellscream has been up to his old tricks again, as players have been having a great deal of trouble with his loot table awarding insufficient tokens on 25-N difficulty. It seems that, instead of the usual three, Garrosh was only dropping one token, as Community Manager Lore reports:

Lore
Greetings,

When Patch 5.4 released, Garrosh Hellscream was set to drop one tier token on 25-player Normal difficulty. This was inconsistent with other bosses in the zone, and we planned to correct that via hotfix. Our intent was to release this hotfix during weekly maintenance to keep rewards consistent throughout this reset; unfortunately, due to an error on our part, the hotfix was applied early to the North American and Asian servers. This has resulted in an unfair advantage for guilds that defeated Garrosh later in the week, not only against the NA/Asian guilds that defeated him before the hotfix was applied, but also against all European guilds that have defeated him (as the hotfix has not yet been applied there)...

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Filed under: Raiding, Mists of Pandaria

I won't cry for you, Garrosh Hellscream

Garrosh Hellscream
We stand on the edge of patch 5.4 -- Orgrimmar is about to be invaded, and Garrosh Hellscream is about to be dethroned and likely killed. The decision to make a playable faction's leader the end boss of an expansion is a pretty surprising one, and as is to be expected, has been met with mixed feelings from many among the player base, myself included. I admit, Garrosh holds a very special place in my heart. Back at the end of 2009, Blizzard called me up and asked if I would be willing to write his leader story, to hopefully give some more depth to a character who was at the time much maligned. The prospect was incredibly daunting, and I was terrified, but keen for a challenge, I agreed.

As often happens when you spend enough time getting into the head of a character or two (or more), that fictional person begins to grow on you. When I started Heart of War I will admit I had little love for the younger Hellscream. I thought him brash, full of himself, and woefully ignorant of Azeroth. But I went into the story production armed with the following philosophy: everyone is the protagonist of their own story. As such, I was determined to give Garrosh, as my Australian husband sometimes quips, a fair shake of the sauce bottle.

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, The Burning Crusade, Lore, Mists of Pandaria

Patch 5.4 PTR: More visions of foreboding

Patch 54 PTR More visions of foreboding, and spoilers
Spoiler alert!

You'll all be aware of Garrosh's visions, such as earlier images of certain major WoW cities and various others, and our friends over at Adriacraft have dug up yet another one. Now as a vision, we're not really sure if this counts as a spoiler or not, but because we're nice people, we're trying to err on the side of caution here.

So if you don't want to see potential spoilers that might just be the hallucinations of a deranged lunatic, but might point to a story point, or might not, then don't hit the break, don't watch the video, don't read the comments, don't come crying to me if you do. Final warning, people, spoilers may possibly lurk after the break! Proceed if you dare.

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Filed under: Mists of Pandaria

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