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The Queue: Going to the movies

Alex Ziebart

Welcome back to The Queue, WoW Insider's daily Q&A column where the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Alex Ziebart will be your host today.

The Queue is generally a weekday affair, but since this Saturday is going to be a busy day for us WoW players, we're going to be doing a special edition this weekend. You didn't forget about BlizzCon tickets going on sale this Saturday, did you? I hope not! If you have any BlizzCon related questions, get them in over the next couple of days, and we'll see what we can do for you this weekend.

Erogroth asked...

"What is the status on the Warcaft movie? I have not heard anything in a long time. Is it even in production? Will we ever see it? Is there even a website?"

There isn't a ton of public information, but there is a little. The original ETA given some years ago was 2009, but the current tentative date for release is 2011. Don't take that date too seriously, because it's just the estimate you can find on imdb.

We also know that the Warcraft movie (which will take place shortly before the start of WoW) is being produced by Legendary Pictures, which is probably one of the best companies we can hope for. Maybe not the best (depending on what kind of movies you like) but certainly one of them. Mike Morhaime has said that there's a drafted script already done, but it's likely to go through many changes before anything is finalized.

From the mouth of Chris Metzen, the main character of the movie will be a "kick-ass Human" that isn't someone we've met yet. No, it's not Varian. Bolvar Fordragon will make an appearance in the movie, but he's not the main character.

The picture at the top of this post is Teldrassil concept art for the Warcraft movie.

Richard asked...

"Imagine you're reading the story of World of Warcraft. What race & class would be the protagonist? It seems like it would naturally be human or orc since those leaders are quite clearly the main players in the storyline. Human Paladin? Orc Warrior?"

I know Adam answered this yesterday, but I'm going to answer it again: World of Warcraft in book form is a Choose Your Own Adventure series. Come on, I know you've all read at least one in your lifetime.

  • To pledge your allegiance to the Alliance, skip to page 49.
  • To pledge your allegiance to the Orcish Horde, skip to page 102.
Remember, kids: If your finger doesn't leave the page, your poor decisions don't count. You can always go back!

Jack Spicer asked...

"I'm confused, but did Hogger become infamous because he was constantly steamrolled, or was it because he steamrolled a lot of unprepared newbies in vanilla?"

As a newbie Human, Hogger is one of the first elite group quests you'll ever have thrown at you. New players generally don't really 'get' the whole elite/group concept until Hogger. An unsuspecting Mage will Fireball Hogger and immediately get owned in the face if they're alone. All of a sudden, the elite status makes sense. So yes, he streamrolled a lot of unprepared newbies.

His pop culture status was born largely because of silly little things that players (and Blue posters) did involving him. Raids on Hogger consisting purely of level 1 characters, things like that. Hogger didn't build his own reputation, players built it for him.

Nolan Rumble asked...

"Why did I just spend 100 Champion Seals for a Swift Darnassian Mistsaber, only for it to look EXACTLY like the Swift Mistsaber that only costs about 60 gold?"

The appearance of your mount is going to change when the next patch hits. Blizzard is giving them a seperate set of skins, and you'll be able to get the old ones much cheaper. There's pictures of all of them over on MMO-Champion.
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