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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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The Queue: Garrosh, Gul'dan, and other madness

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.

For a Sunday, you all sure were talkative yesterday! That's a good thing and I appreciate it.

MasterX asked:

I'm interested in why Garrosh didn't slaughter Gul'dan when he had the chance in WoD. He should know full well he's solely responsible for betraying the Orc, their culture, and later their entire race to the Burning Legion. Just because Garrosh stepped in, doesn't mean he won't betray again.

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The Queue: PDA

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 remembered this song last night in bed and it's been stuck in my head ever since.

Twowolves asked:

How long after Garrosh's arrival are we arriving on Draenor-2? Apparently enough time has elapsed since he halted the drinking of the blood to forge the Orc clans into the Iron Horde and begin their march of conquest. Do you think it's a few months or a year later?

We don't know exactly how long yet, but at BlizzCon the devs said it would be "a few years". Definitely enough time to get that crucible of war heated up.

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The Queue: Twitch Beats Pokemon

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.

Where were you when thousands of people beat Pokemon Red by jamming random buttons for 16 days?

dafino asked:

Going forward, will the WoW Insider podcast still be offered as a download? I know it takes time to edit and I hope recent events won't interfere with it's availability.

The WoW Insider Show must go on. We still plan to record and make the show available every week. That much hasn't changed.

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The Queue: Draenei and Dinosaurs

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.

I'm just saying, elves and dragons are cool, but I know what I like.

Let us discuss World of Warcraft, shall we? Don't mind if we do.

dandalfthewhite asks:
Q4tQ: Once a realm is connected does it still have Cross Realm Zones with other realms it's not connected to? Does it still need them? I play on a rather dead, non-connected server, and I was just curious if it changed and maybe brought more a sense of community as you might see similar people while leveling/questing as opposed to crossing a realm line and being with a set of different people.


There are still CRZ on connected realms, if those zones end up needing them. It's all about getting enough people in the zone to make leveling feel more organic and alive. It's likely your realm wouldn't need them as much once it connected with another.

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

The Queue: Paragon leveling and WoW, connected realms, and ramblings


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.

I think we need some rainbows up in here.

Scott asked:

So..... do you think Diablo III-style Paragon Leveling is the future of Warcraft?

The original Paragon system was "meh" - more levels, more power, more advancement. More of the same old leveling, just a different column of numbers.

But with the new patch, they added the fact that Paragon levels are SHARED across all your characters - It's like Heirlooms without the hassle of mailing and equipping them!

Could WoD's Level 100 be the last level we ever obtain? is a new system in order?

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The Queue: Short stuff

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.

Yesterday's edition of The Queue went up a wee bit late. As a result, today's is a wee bit light. Maybe we can get back on course for tomorrow, eh?

Zombina asked:

I'm curious about the crafting materials in WoD. Will we have versions of fel iron ore and netherweave cloth and whatever the herbs were (i can't remember...some kinda weed)? If this has been brought up anywhere could someone link cuz I missed it.

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The Queue: Nonlinear raiding

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.

For at least the first tier of raiding in Warlords of Draenor we're looking at nonlinear raid formats, raids where you have some choice or decision about which boss to do next. Some of my favorite raids - Tempest Keep, Black Temple, Ulduar, Blackwing Descent, Firelands - had this design element, and I love how it allows you to pick and choose which boss or wing you wanted to work on next. Even ICC had it, and I remember a very long and intense discussion about whether it would be best to do Plague or Blood wing first.

We went with Blood. We had a strong healing core, so we considered doing Frost first, but in the end we did Blood, then Frost, and finally Plague, while almost every other guild on our server seemed to prefer Plague, Blood and then Frost. And that's what I like about this kind of raiding - it lets you progress based on your strengths and what you're feeling is the best way to proceed, and if a boss turns out to be a block for you, you can move to another and give it a try.

So yay for nonlinear raiding.

Arthonos asks:
Hypothetical question: The main focus of WoD is Garrosh going back in time to prevent the orcs from drinking the Blood of Mannoroth. If your character could go back in time to change one event in Azeroth's history, what would it be and how would this change alter history?


Well, putting the cart before the horse here, it's now pretty definitively established that with Nozdormu depowered and the Bronzes much diminished, attempts to do that would just make an alternate timeline like the one we're about to go adventuring in. The question then becomes why is that bad and why did the Titans empower Nozdormu to prevent it from happening, and why was defeating Deathwing more important than continuing to stop alternate timelines?

As for my my character would do, do you just mean Azerothian history? Because I'm pretty sure my draenei would go back to Draenor and stop Grom from drinking the blood of Mannoroth... hey, wait a minute...

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Filed under: The Queue, Warlords of Draenor

The Queue: Great Big Monsters

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.

There's something about really big monsters, whether it be movies like Pacific Rim or the upcoming Godzilla remake, or giant world bosses like the Sha of Anger and behemoth raid baddies. With the interview Ion Hazzikostas did this week fresh in my mind, I'm looking forward to the Fomor. Three to four times taller than Gruul or other Gronn? Bring it on, Draenor.

I want to do some serious Shadow of the Colossus style back climbing here. It would be awesome if one group tanks and DPS's the fomor from the ground while another group ascends its back, fighting off monsters that live inside it to get to the head and deal the death blow.

Portalhopper asks:
Q4tQ: Having levelled another char post 5.4.7, it seems the most effective way to gear up at ninety is chain dungeons for JP, convert the JP to HP, then buy PvP gear to PvE with. Why didn't they just convert the 522 VP gear to JP?


The honor gear is still inferior to Siege of Orgrimmar LFR gear, so the thought was probably that if you have gemmed and enchanted Timeless Isle gear, you might as well stay with that until you get gear from LFR, Flex, or Burdens of Eternity (all of which is superior to the 522 PvP gear), and that letting people pick up PvP gear for JP at the higher cost was an acceptable compromise. I wish they'd done as you suggest, though, for my various 90 warrior alts. Might have to just go get my tauren a set of PvP gear.

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The Queue: Light it up

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've had this song stuck in my head for like an entire week, so now I deliver it unto you.

SichasStudios asked:

In today's Breakfast Topic, the header image says "No Veteran Bonus" on the form to boost to 90. What's that bonus, and how do you get it?

The veteran bonus is a reward for using the 90 boost on a level 60+ character. It boosts the character's primary professions and first aid to 600.

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The Queue: Everything is awesome

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.

Well folks, I held out as long as I could, but there was a BOGO sale on Lego sets at Toys-R-Us. I am now nine years old again.

morvackthemountmimic asked:

I have a two part question. When you make your character, it shows them in a certain set of gear. Are these gear sets obtainable? If so, where?

Those sets are usually riffs on existing sets (the warlock one is a retooled Nemesis, for example), but they're not available in the game, much to my chagrin. You'll notice the texture resolution on them is quite high, and the shoulder models are brand new in most cases. Sad we don't get to wear them! They'd make great heirlooms!

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The Queue: Hyperventilating over here

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.

I can't breathe, guys. Seriously, stop taunting me, Celestalon! Just dump all the info straight into my braaaaaaain.

Mattprendo asks:
So, we now have a video with spoilers in it from the Korean event. The small bar in the toon select screen said Beta in it. Is blizzard performing the beta in a new fashion and does that also mean they are further ahead then what they let on?


Naah, it's just PR events. It's a beta build of the game, but they're not conducting the beta by press junket. They're just letting folks take a look at what they have.

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

The Queue: I am a DPS warrior

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's actually taken me most of this expansion to feel like I really am a DPS warrior, instead of just a tank who isn't tanking at the moment. I still like to tank - I make use of my prot offspec fairly often, I tank LFR, I do old Cataclysm content as prot - but last night during Siege, as I finally got my second Greatsword of Pride's Fall from Heroic Sha of Pride, it finally clicked that yeah, I DPS. I raid with two DPS specs even though it means I have to respec between prot and arms every day. I spend hours researching the best possible and best feasible gear sets, I just set up a new Weak Aura that plays Cookie Monster at me whenever Recklessness is up. Man, is the Cookie Monster voice the best Weak Aura voice of all time? I don't see how there can be any debate of this issue.

I'm finally comfortable with my specs, my rotation, and what I'm asked to do in raids as DPS. I finally don't mind dying to stupid BS like the wall of elementals spawning on Heroic Dark Shaman just as I run out of the green ooze. I know exactly how to time my cooldowns for maximum destruction on H. Malkorok. I am a DPS warrior.

I realize that I'll probably end up tanking now that I've said this. Anyway, for all of us who enjoy murdering things, be it with daggers, giant weapons, fel magic or the power of the arcane, elemental fury... however you kill stuff, this Queue is dedicated to us, the DPS.

Zeijin asks:
This question is probably a little late to the queue but I was wondering about it after reading the last KYL article comments:

Do pygmies, goblins, gilblins, and grummles all come from the same source/origin? Is one an evolution or genetic mutation of the other? They all have roughly the same physical structure.

Someone had mentioned kobolds / goblins but kobolds seem more rat-like in appearance and have a different stance and shorter arms.

Goblins and gilgoblins are related - gilgoblins are literally goblins with gills. The World of Warcraft Magazine, before it stopped publication, argued that pygmies and goblins shared a distant common ancestor, but not much else is known. We know goblins were mentally uplifted by exposure to Kaja'mite when they were enslaved by trolls and forced to mine the stuff - pygmies might be what you get if you don't get uplifted. Grummles and kobolds are both said to be descended from troggs, but not related to goblins or pygmies in any way. Virmen are considered similar to kobolds, but no actual relation has been established - they're both just short and annoying for players.

So basically, pygmies and goblins yes, grummles no. Grummles are in the trogg evolution group. And frankly they're probably the pinnacle of the trogg evolution group, since dwarves are not actually descended from troggs (troggs and dwarves both descend from earthen undergoing matrix destablization).

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