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The Queue: Keeping it classy

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.

We haven't kicked off The Queue with reading music in awhile, so let's change that. Once upon a time I posted some Rhett and Link for you, an internet-based musical comedy duo, and people seemed to enjoy it. So here's more! Behold, the T-Shirt War. T-Shirt War was actually my second choice behind the far more hilarious Butt Drugs, but perhaps Butt Drugs aren't as safe for work. Still, funny stuff. Butt Drugs.

The Queue is actually a bit short today, since a majority of the questions we've been receiving require rolling bones and gazing into a crystal ball to answer. If you have a non-Cataclysm question for us, please ask in the comments below!

busuan asked...

"Why is there almost no sound effect for a warrior's shouts? In Diablo II, the similar shouts come with awesome sound effects. But in WoW, warrior shouts merely generate a visual cue. If Blizzard though effect were annoying to other people, they could have restricted the effects as self-only."

Shouts do have a sound effect. The problem is that after years of shouting like that, warriors have nearly lost their voices, so it just comes out as a light rasp. The sound effect is there, honest. It's just not very loud or intimidating.

Avan asked...

"My authenticator just came in today. What will I have to do in the future if the battery dies?"

You'll need to contact Billing/Support and supply various bits of information to prove that you're actually the owner of the account trying to remove the authenticator legitimately. The serial number on the back of the authenticator at the very least. However, the battery life on the authenticator is 5-7 years, so that's probably not even a concern. Who knows if you'll even be playing WoW at that point.

Beruza asked...

"Does fall damage scale higher with level and/or gear? And if so, why would you take more damage at a higher level and gear?"

Falling damage is very simple. It's a percentage of your max health. No matter what level you are, you can't freefall from the highest mountain in Azeroth and survive. No matter how good your gear is, leaping off of the World Tree is still going to leave you as little more than a bloodstain in the grass. It makes sense in that way, and it also stops you from deciding jumping off of really tall things is a valid method of travel. That would be kind of absurd. Far more absurd than flying astride a draconic construct made of bones.

Admittedly, it is pretty funny for a big burly protection warrior in full plate armor, shield and sword at hand, to take seven thousand damage because they tripped on a rock.

Smokimus asked...

"Will they be wiping honor with patch 3.3.3?"

They haven't said they will be, a patch has never wiped honor before, and I see no reason why they would. It would be rather arbitrary and senseless.

Have questions about the World of Warcraft? The 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!

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