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The Queue: Breaking The Chains

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 anxious for Justice League: War to come out so he can see what this would look like animated.

Turns out Superman's a fan of old Dokken songs. He kinda always has been, but as much as I don't particularly like this version of the costume, I do like Jim Lee's art on it. It was a toss up between this pic and Supes throttling Batman for me, but I went with this one. It's very nostalgic.

Anyway, on to your WoW questions.

sergel92 asks:
How do you all feel about public instances/dungeons? I mean in a general sense.

I kind of like the idea overall. More complex than simple world bosses and more story and anyone can help out. I think the implementation of them would be tricky though.

Back in the day, we had Jintha'Alor, which pretty much was this. It was a zone full of hard mobs and elites, which could challenge whole groups for certain fights, and a series of group quests to be completed. I think with the technology introduced in Mists for mob scaling and tag sharing, it could be time to bring this sort of 'zone within a zone' back to prominence.

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Filed under: The Queue, Warlords of Draenor

Superman star Henry Cavill enjoys Skyrim, World of Warcraft


Sure, we know lots of people who play WoW -- like all of our co-workers -- but we don't expect Hollywood A-listers to be by our side in dungeons and raids. While we'd already heard that now Superman star Henry Cavill played WoW, he recently spoke to British GQ about his love of the game and Bethesda's equally addictive Skyrim. In fact, he enjoys the game so much that he missed director Zack Snyder's call offering him the part. "I saw it was him [calling]," Cavill told GQ, "but the thing is, you can't save World of Warcraft, you can't pause it. It's live." We have that problem all the time, but at least we aren't the only ones. (Though Cavill is clearly up on his WoW etiquette, as it's definitely rude to pick up the phone while you're in a group.)

If you want more of the interview, IGN covers Cavill talking games or you can find the British version of GQ available digitally on iPad, Android, or Kindle. (Sorry, Man of Steel, but Iron Man 3's Robert Downey Jr. is currently on the cover of GQ stateside.)

Filed under: News items, Interviews

Man of Steel? Dark Knight? Transmogrifying DC's greatest superheroes

Man of Steel Dark Knight Transmogrifying DC's greatest superheroes THUR
I think I've mentioned before that while I love comics of all sorts, I'm a DC girl at heart. While I've got a ton of obscure titles, I think my favorite from the DC portion of my collection has to be The Killing Joke, which I picked up when it was released. It was a horribly violent story, but the interplay between Batman and the Joker was an oddly chilling moment that showed more about both characters than any comic I'd seen before it.

Batman is one of those utterly iconic figures. Dark and brooding, the Dark Knight has his own methodical way of handling situations that is a direct contrast from his millionaire playboy persona. Batman's a manmade hero, but his counterpart, Superman, is an alien from another world whose heroic deeds and super strength can be attributed to his otherworldly origins. Both of these characters are instantly recognizable, and hopefully with today's transmog tricks, your character will be instantly identified as one of DC's finest as well.

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Filed under: Transmogrification

Superman In Azeroth?

As the momentum for the Warcraft film (I'm just taking a wild stab & guessing that it will indeed be called simply Warcraft, and not World of Warcraft...but who knows) continues to build up, an interesting bit of news came to light on Aintitcool.com yesterday. In a conversation with Brandon Routh (the new Superman, for those of you who live under a rock), the topic of the WoW film came up, prompting Routh to proclaim his love for the game, and to voice his interest in being a part of the project. The exchange in part went:

Harry – ...as soon as I read the news, knowing that you were a Warcraft guy, I just had to bring it up cuz you're the title character of Legendary's biggest film to date and that's their movie.

Brandon – Yeah, I know. They told me they went down and met with BLIZZARD's guys, that's pretty... that's interesting.

Harry – Get your agent on it immediately.

Brandon – YEAH! My manager is right here, he's perked up.



I haven't seen Routh in action yet, as most of you haven't, but he's been getting rave write-ups for his performance as the Man of Steel, and his star will almost certainly be on the rise after Superman Returns is released next week. His potential involvement could bring a lot of buzz to the project, so it will be interesting to see how this develops.

In any case, I'm reminded of one of the endlessly quotable lines of dialogue from William Peter Blatty's The Ninth Configuration: "Would you please tell this idiot that there is no room in any of Shakespeare's plays for Superman?"

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Fan stuff, Odds and ends, Blizzard, News items

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