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The Queue: Little things

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.

I feel I've done one of these far too recently to do another one so quickly, but we're going to do another listening music day anyway. In yesterday's Blood Sport, Colby introduced me to Pomplamoose, a musical duo from Youtube. Considering most of my procrastination hours are spent on YouTube, I am amazed I've never heard of them before, but they are great. Plus the girl is way cute. She practically emits that kitty face emote when she talks. Seriously.

So today's listening music is Pomplamoose's Little Things.

Grumbly Stuff asked...

"What's your (or anyone's, really) favorite proc or on-use effect for any piece of gear/weapon/trinket?

Shard of the Fallen Star is the best item in the game, without a doubt. I don't care that it's effectively useless, you're calling a freaking meteor down from the sky with it and that's awesome.

Before I changed mains, it was also my raid's good luck charm for a few years. I always used it on bosses we were struggling on just when it started to feel right and would drop a meteor on the boss's head to let them know it's business time. This is what my raid leader wrote on our guild site after our first Illidan kill, no lie:

The power is undeniable.

We couldn't figure it out - we had been wiping, little things going wrong that turned into big things going wrong, people panicking, bad luck. All of it combining to thwart our attempts to defeat Illidan time and time again.

Then Alex equipped... THE trinket.

He died that go, and it wasn't even close. I swear to God, this is a true "I win" trinket. When we go into Sunwell, we'll be through it in about 10 minutes, tops.
Kar asked...

"Why can death knights use maces? Maces aren't runeblades."

I'm pretty sure it's purely an itemization thing. It would be lame to make a class that primarily uses 2Handers, and then lock them out of a significant portion of those items. Pretty much the same reason they ended up giving rogues axes in this expansion.

Rofle asked...

"What's with your AOL Radio ads?"

None of us actually knew we had radio ads until you guys mentioned it. Who knows? Adam and I are currently on a quest to find it. I'm listening to AOL Radio's Game Scores station hoping to catch it. I didn't even know we had something like that.

You learn something new every day.

SomnambulistArygos asked...

"I have a question that I was musing on that I wanna see The Queue tackle - in the (soon) three expansions we've killed Arthas, Illidan, and (soon) Deathwing. Any predictions what might come for expansion four? I've seen Emerald Dream bandied about, but really, is there anything else besides that, or are they gonna run out of canon?"

They can pretty much do anything they want, including come up with brand new lore. Who knows, expansion four might be completely new villains that have been coughed up by the Cataclysm. But as far as the existing stable goes, there's still Azshara, more Old Gods, I don't think we'll be killing off all of the Elemental Lords in Cataclysm (though we might be), and the Burning Legion is most certainly not gone. Kil'jaeden is still perfectly alive, not to mention Sargeras.

The Emerald Dream seems... more and more unlikely to happen. Like, ever.

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