Welcome back to The Queue, our daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Mathew McCurley will be your host today.
Day 223. It's getting colder in the Fjord as winter slowly sets in. I should be home, my wife and children awaiting my glorious return. Arthas has finally fallen, my world has gone back to safety and security. Even though Azeroth is safe, I still toil on this one last task ... one last catch ...
The elusive dark herring still fights my capture. Sure, the sea turtle sort of makes up for it, but I want to get the hell out of this horrible land. When is my time? When will the great Neptulon, lord of all seas, grant me my final wish ... my final solace ... my dark herring ...
No, seriously, I hate the dark herring.
Use your Magic 8-Ball: Is the Trollbane statue in the front of Stormwind getting knocked down in the Cata cinematic a sign that something awesome will eventually happen with Stromgarde?
If by "awesome" you mean a complete lack of content in the entire Arathi Highlands and barely any quests being added to the experience. Arathi might just be one of those places that surprises us completely or is just superfluous. Spoilers: The Trollbanes also haven't been doing the best in Cataclysm. Stromgarde has fallen.
Arathi just hasn't gotten a lot of love in Cataclysm, mostly because it feels like it was a "hanger-on" zone from the beginning of the game. It was oddly placed in the progression path, the zone was tedious for Horde players running back and forth across the zone, and it really didn't add much. I have some fond memories of Arathi and wish that it was given some more love, but I think it came down to what was most important in the grand scheme of the new, tighter leveling experience.
If you put the Doomsday Cultists in an Amphitheater of Anguish match against The Cult of the Damned members, who would emerge victorious? The Doomsday Cultists might fight the hardest, since they all seem to be terrified of dying, but the Cult of the Damned members have nothing to lose.
This is a tough one. The Cult of the Damned pre-dead Lich King knew that there was life after death for them, so they would probably have no reservation about going head first into combat. On the other hand, the Twilight Doomsday Cultists have the backing of Cho'Gall and the aspect of death himself, Deathwing, which is more "natural" and native to Azeroth. With the power of the world itself, opposed to the unnatural necromantic magics of the Burning Legion, I give this one to Cho'Gall's bunch.
zdave let us know:
Don't miss Felicia Day's new SyFy original movie, Red: Werewolf Hunter. Here's a clip!
Confirmed: Felicia Day hates worgen.
Has there been any word on if we'll be seeing a fight between Cairne and Garrosh like we did with Thrall and Garrosh before Wrath release?
Probably not, as the events are discussed at length in The Shattering. I would really hope so, though. That would be pretty freakin' cool. At least once. Just once. Not replayed constantly like this last round of Horde and Alliance leader meetings.
There was a time when it was rumored that most of the events leading up to the cataclysm, including an invasion of Thunder Bluff and Ironforge, the fight between Cairne and Garrosh, and the destruction of Orgrimmar were going to play out in game. The rumor then became that there were some odd discrepancies between the live team and the book team on what was going to be exclusive to the book and what was going to play out in game. So what we got was a compromise of sorts in which the elemental invasion is going to happen and a lot of the book's content will be referenced or even fleshed out in game.
I still want to see the fight, though.
Have questions about the World of Warcraft? The WoW Insider crew is here with The Queue, our daily Q&A column. Leave your questions in the comments, and we'll do our best to answer 'em!