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The Queue: Prehistoric

Okay, so he's not a dinosaur.
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 your "Hey, it's that guy" guy today.

Not going to waste any time on my trifling little stories about the time I was shot in the leg with an arrow or the time I made a flamethrower to hunt rats in the basement of a collapsed mansion, it's time to talk about prehistoric animals!

Elizabeth Harper () asks:
What dinosaur do you most want to see in the next WoW expansion?

See, the question isn't which dinosaur. It's which animals. I love so many different kinds. Not just dinosaurs, but all shapes and sizes of extinct fauna. Because oh man. First up, as always, I'm pulling for Inostrancevia (seen above) a gorgonopsid therapsid from the Permian. No, she's not a dinosaur, she's more closely related to us than to them. But she's still awesome. Look at that jaw full of teeth. Next up, I'd like to see some more basal forms, older Triassic ones like Plateosaurus and Liliensternus. And that's just for starters - I'd love an Eocene inspired zone with Andrewsarchus and Megacerops. Then a smattering of Oligocene species like Paraceratherium and Hyaenadon Gigas and man, I could serious just natter on about this all day. There are like three different species of prehistoric crocodillian I'd like to see in WoW, at least two flightless prehistoric predatory birds, a whole bunch of ancient pre-dinosaurian archosaurs... so much that would be so awesome.

But yeah, my first choice is Inostrancevia.

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Filed under: BlizzCon, The Queue

Oondasta has the best loot table in the entire universe

Therapsid Scale Gloves. With this one drop, Blizzard has found a way to get me to level my shaman again. This and much, much more have been found by the fine folks at Wowhead on the mighty Oondasta's loot table, much of which has similarly interesting names. There's the Overcompensating Chain of the Alpha Male, the Carnotaur Battlegloves, the Breastplate of the Iguanocolossus and more. There's also the Reins of the Cobalt Primordial Direhorn, for those of us who like riding in style.

If you know me, you know I love all things paleontological, but especially therapsids. I'm so excited that I would go camp Oondasta right now if I could. Well, okay, I would badger my guild to go camp him. So go over to Wowhead and check out the full list of Oondasta's goodies.


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