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The Queue: I want a siege tank IRL

Alex Ziebart

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

Today's edition of The Queue is brought to you by my bruised ego after a half-dozen rounds of crushing defeats in StarCraft II. Seriously? Twenty mutalisks in my base while I'm still trying to figure out where my dragoon buddies went? I hate everyone and everything. Yes, even you. Especially you, Taylor. You know who you are.

Tethra asked...

"Any idea when we're going to get our Olympics pets, other than 'soon'?"

We've heard absolutely nothing about Olympics pets this year besides a (probably) goofy comment in the last Twitter dev chat. There's no guarantee we'll even get one, so I wouldn't hold my breath. If it comes, fantastic. If not, what can you do? The Spirit of Competition pet was rather specific to the country that was hosting the Olympics that year, it was a Chinese dragon. We've seen no Canadian equivalent. Of the pet, I mean. Not a Canadian dragon.

If there is a pet, it will be something very generic, but since we haven't seen one yet... I don't think one exists this year.

Beruza asked...

"Will we ever get to kill Mal'Ganis? He keeps running from us whenever we try to kill him! And I'm kinda confused... does he work for the Lich King? Or did he used to before Arthas took over?"

Since I am neither a seer nor a fortune teller, I do not know if we'll kill Mal'ganis. I can talk about his allegiances, however. Mal'ganis does not work for the Lich King, he works for the Burning Legion. The Lich King was originally the Legion's creation, placed on Azeroth to weaken the mortal races for a Legion invasion. The Lich King betrayed the Legion, only sticking with them long enough for them to guide a champion (Arthas) to him.

As soon as he had the power to pull it off, he betrayed the Burning Legion. Mal'ganis was a jailor of sorts to the Lich King once upon a time, but now he wants him dead.

Valt asked...

"Is there an addon, external program or macro that would turn my keyboard into a 'turbo' controller? You know in NES times those turbo controllers where you could press button and it would 'spam it' in reality. I ask this because I'm leveling a druid as a tank and my finger is feeling numb already from spamming swipe for hours in dungeon. And is using that against ToS?"

There are no addons that will do this, but there is hardware that will do it, as well as software. They are against the Terms of Service, so I won't be naming or linking to anything. The general rule is one keystroke per action. If you're multiboxing, it's one keystroke per action per account. So a turbo button is a no-go. If you push one button and it's executing multiple actions until you tell it to stop, that's against the rules.

One of my druid friends has actually bound Swipe not to a number key, but rather the scroll wheel on their mouse. Instead of slamming their finger on their '1' key all day long, they just roll the wheel while doing other things. It's an option you may want to consider.

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