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Welcome to another edition of The Queue, which I'm writing while watching some Judge Judy that my girlfriend DVRed earlier today. I personally don't really care for the show, but Katie loves it.
I was looking for a Judge Judy video to include in today's Queue when I stumbled upon the one you'll see about. In it, Judge Judy admits she doesn't know about WoW. So let me just say this: Judge, if you wish, I will be more than happy to give you some one-on-one instruction on what the World of Warcraft is all about. Have your people call my people; let's make it happen.
Has there been any mention of a new legendary weapon for Cataclysm?
Blizzard said at BlizzCon 2010 that there will be a legendary caster weapon -- a staff, if I recall correctly. As far as what dungeon it will come in or how it will be obtained, no information has been provided on that yet.
What would you recommend as a quick and easy fix to improve my frame rate? I love having my draw distance at max to help me feel like I'm in a vast new world. I'm hoping if I turn the settings down on anything else, though, it'll help?
Turn everything else down then, especially shadows -- and by "down," I mean at the lowest settings. If that doesn't work, you might just have to upgrade your video card. It'll only cost you about $150 to get a decent video card these days. (I personally recommend Nvidia.)
What was Twilight Highlands called before the Twilight's Hammer moved in, when it was primary a bunch of Wildhammer settlements?
There's no history that I can find on the Twilight Highlands that gives a name (although there is mention that it has been called many different names), but there are numerous references to it as simply "the highlands," so I'd guess that's a good bet. The highlands are also part of the Khaz Modan mountainous region on the Eastern Kingdoms, so it could also have just been a generic part of that region.
This is a good question, and I'm happy to be proven wrong in the comments if someone knows a better answer.
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