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The Queue: Age of Aquarius


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

Yes folks, today is the dawning of the age of aquarius, the time when humanity and Azerothians alike enter into an enlightened state of love, peace, and happiness. No more war, famine, and destruction.

Just lots and lots of Hawaiian Pizza for everyone.

Outlier asked...

"We've seen a lot of goblin and gnome technology when it comes to vehicles, mounts what have you. But why none designed by draenei? They've mastered interstellar travel and even have a huge ship to farm for materials. Can it be that they didn't escape Draenor with a single engineer?"

The draenei are masters of crystals, not interseller travel. The ship they arrived on and the associated technology, which happens to integrate with the crystals, are all of Naaru origins (the Naaru are the big crystal like beings that were created at the beginning of time).

Thaksasum asked...

"Assuming they have the same stats is there any difference between iLvl 200 superior and epic items, other than text color?"

Epic items have a higher "stat budget." Where you'd see just Strength and Stamina on a blue item, you might then Strength, Stamina, and Agility on a similar purple item. There are no real hard and fast rules however, and Blizzard doesn't really comment on this too much.

Freeway asked...

"Why hasn't Darion Morgraine been more of a major figure in patch 3.3? He was one of the big movers-and-shakers in the death knight starting zone. But in the recent patch, he has literally done nothing except for being a quest-giver for the new, but still optional, legendary axe. Couldn't he have at least made a speech at some point in ICC like Tirion?"

Patch 3.3
isn't over yet. We don't know everything that's going to happen in Icecrown Citadel.

Dameblance asked...

"Has Blizzard ever had any idea's/plans about customizing the way gear looks on female characters? With some of my characters I don't mind the soft-porn look of gear, but for instance my female dwarfs and tauren look totally ridiculous in the unavoidable bikini-and-thong designs of some armor. Would be nice if you were able to choose between the male and female look of any given item."

Blizzard has not said anything directly related to this. However, they have said a few times now that they'd like to update the character models of various races, and I know many folks agree that the female models need to be amongst the first to be updated. When the models are updated, hopefully gear will be updated along with them. Although I don't think they'll be able to go back and revisit the way all the old gear looks, I would expect new gear to continue to look better and fit the models better than old gear.

Cerrena asked....

"According to the lore, the Spirit of Competition occurs every two years. I know when it was held in conjunction with the Olympics in China there was an assumption that something similar would follow every two years in conjunction with other Olympics, yet there is nothing on the calendar for next month. Do you believe there will be something?"

Ghostcrawler promised us all a moose pet for the Winter Olympics. Other than that, we have no idea if they're planning something. But, I would be surprised if we didn't get something out of it, like another shot at the tabbard. One would think that enabling the tabard again would just be a matter of turning on a few bits here and there, but we'll just have to wait and see.

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