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The Queue: Back in the saddle again

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.

Just got my computer back. Let's celebrate with some classic Aerosmith.

Scott Leyes asks:

With ESO releasing on Sunday, what are the odds of Blizz doing a major news dump on Friday/tomorrow?

Man, I don't even know anymore. I'd like there to be one, but I'm not going to hold my breath in anticipation of it. If it happens, great, and if not we'll just have to keep waiting. It's kind of like when T.H. Huxley debated Samuel Wilberforce over evolution - the day before it happened, Huxley had no idea he was even going to be there. We'll get the info dump when we get it.

This is how I keep from falling down and weeping all the time. Blind, ludicrous optimism.

I will say, though, I don't think Blizzard had a counter-punch for TESO. They released Reaper of Souls this week, and if that's not it, then there probably isn't one. They're almost certainly not going to release a beta this weekend, and that'd be the only real counter-punch release they could realistically use aside from RoS.

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The Queue: It's been so long!

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Anne Stickney (@Shadesogrey) really likes betas. Hint hint, Blizzard?

Look at those little talking birdies. Just ... look at them. Oh hey, Warcraft questions!

JediExcel asked:

So re reading Rise of the Horde again, and was struck by a thought. In the real world, Nerzhul was tricked and Guldan was a willing participant in the turning the orcs against the draenei. Now Garrosh shows the alternate time line orcs of their corruption, and thwarts the burning legion by preventing them from drinking the blood of Mannoroth. But the war is still going on in this alternate time line. Unless I missed something, this seems to show the orcs are still a bunch of d- er, determined jerks. Thoughts?

That's kind of a tricky situation. We don't know exactly when Garrosh went back in time to -- just that it was at some point before the orcs were offered the Blood of Mannoroth. Keep in mind that the orcs and draenei had been fighting each other relentlessly up until that point -- Mannoroth's blood was given to the orcs just before they attacked Shattrath City. But every other major city had been utterly destroyed by then. So it's entirely likely Garrosh may have arrived in the middle of this war between draenei and orc, and didn't bother trying to stop that. Why would he, when the draenei make excellent opponents to train the Iron Horde's killing skills on before they head to Azeroth?

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The Queue: Missing the little things, faster expansions, models, and circular goats


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.

So how many of you were up late and got your Diablo 3 wizard (best class, if you disagree you're plain wrong) to 70?

Chris asked:

Q for the Queue: Does anyone else miss the "Little things"? Now I'm talking about I just today was looking forward to April Fools day, but then I realized Blizzard didn't do anything last year for it. I got quite sad. Did you also know we have had (as of now) two summer olympics and three winter olympics, yet only one time was The Spirit of Competition and the Tabard of Competition available? I'm aware that all of these things are content, and they are constantly working on things to bring out expansions, but these "little things" are the things that make the difference, in my opinion anyway. I'm not sure there is a question anymore, but your thoughts?

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The Queue: To Zanarkand

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.

No, you're getting emotional over the intro to a video game!

JediExcel asked:

Question on the changes removing certain stats from armor and weapons in WOD. Does this mean I could basically switch between enh/ele shaman or feral/boomkin druid? Or have I grossly misunderstood the concept?

This is precisely what you can do, but with a few caveats:
  • It only applies to items made for WoD
  • It doesn't apply to certain item types, like weapons and trinkets
So you could feasibly switch to your offspec wearing the same gear and be okay, though you'll still probably have a set of trinkets and weapons/offhands for your offspec as well.

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The Queue: Zap Luftrauser

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.

Anybody else playing this and/or Final Fantasy X HD this weekend? I AM PLAYING BOTH.

Nurph asked:

With all the talk of the price of the 90 boost being so high, what do you think the possibility of it lowering once Warlords comes out? Is it possible the high price is simply temporary until the new game drops?

Tough question. On one hand, the price does seem high (to me, anyway). On the other hand, we said that about realm transfers, and those prices have never changed. I don't see the price going down, especially not right after launch. But I can't see the future.

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The Queue: The "my computer blew up and the warranty ain't helping" blues

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.

It has been a rough week for me. My computer's power supply blew up on me, and so far the company I bought it from has made going through the warranty process an absolute nightmare. I'm writing this on a borrowed computer right now. So, let us watch Steve Vai defeat Steve Vai in a guitar duel, shall we? (Steve Vai played the evil guitarist, and he played Ralph Maccio's part as well.) Yeah, I like Crossroads. I grew up in the 80's, I was in a band, it was required.

Fizzl asks:

Excluding addons, how often do you think Blizzard "takes" ideas that players pose on sites like WoW Insider, MMO-Champion, etc? Whether it be how a class should be changed, zones people are interested, or whatever else players might suggest.

I ask because a while back (patch 4.3ish) I definitely suggested on WoW Insider that Blizz do an "always nighttime" zone with glowing plants and stuff and here we are, getting one in Warlords. I can't be sure, but I have it on good authority - my gut and hubris - that the new Shadowmoon was taken directly from this one single comment I made.

(Okay, not really, but that's sort of the idea I'm getting at with my original question...)

That depends entirely on what you mean by takes. Do I think they stole your idea? No. Do I think they read all sorts of sites to keep abreast of what the player base is saying? Absolutely they do. I promise you, there are people at Blizzard keeping their fingers on the pulse of the forums, reading the fan sites, on the Scrolls of Lore forums - if there is a place people who play World of Warcraft are discussing the game, Blizzard has someone checking out what's being said. But they also play the game a lot themselves - if an idea has occurred to us, often, it's already occurred to them.

In the case of Shadowmoon Valley, it's not likely they snagged your idea, as cool as that would be for you. Shadowmoon Valley was described way back in Warcraft II.

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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

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.

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: 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

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.

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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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, The Queue

The Queue: THE QVEVE

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.

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

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.

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: 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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Filed under: The Burning Crusade, The Queue, Warlords of Draenor

The Queue: Challenge modes, dungeon sets, and more

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.

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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