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The Queue: Goblins and worgen

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.

Whoa, Cataclysm questions that we might be able to answer? No way! I'm in shock. Truly. Look at the shock on my face. Do you see it? Yeah, pretty sweet, I know.

Babaloo asked:

"Will places like Gilneas be available to other races in
Cataclysm, also, will they function as towns and stuff or for one time, one race staging zones? I'm really worried because it seems like they could've done a lot for those."

So far it sounds like Gilneas is going to be primarily used as a starting zone and then a battleground after that. Unless I'm horribly mistaken, they haven't said anything about us getting new capital cities at Gilneas and Kezan. You'll do the starter quests and then you'll move on. Hopefully this analogy isn't totally useless, but picture it as the draenei starting zone except Exodar is a battleground instead of a city with an auction house and that whole bit.

Andostre asked:

"Do we know what the goblin and worgen racial mounts are going to be?"

Goblins are getting some sort of hot rod roadster. Like a Formula 1 racer except smaller, crappier and a goblin made it so it's probably going to explode. Worgen? From the concept art we've seen, they ride some kind of bizarre abyssal pig or something. Personally, I think they should just ride horses since they were originally human. I suppose that would be pretty boring though, they need something original. So they get to ride some absurd thing the Cataclysm coughed up from the bowels of the planet.

Dreamstorm asked:

"Mage? Or Warlock?"

Shadow priest.

KJP asked:

"What happened to the mobile version of"

It's still there. If you're not seeing it, that's most likely because you hit the link choosing to click through to the full site once upon a time. When you do that, it tells your phone to remember that you did so, and it will always take you to the full site so you don't need to click through every time. It assumes you prefer not seeing the mobile site. Yeah, it's pretty wonky, but the alternative is you need to make that choice every time you switch pages. So it's annoying for some one way, annoying for others the other way. If you clear your cookies on you mobile device it'll go back to the way it was.

No promises, but we may have an iPhone app coming sometime in the future so this isn't even a concern. Don't expect it tomorrow, don't expect it next week. Don't expect it next month. Don't weep if it never happens. It probably will though.

Eldoron asked:

"Are there seriously people who want to roll a goblin? I mean, of course I cannot understand gnomes either, but goblins, really?"

Uh, yeah? Of course I'm rolling a goblin. This world clearly needs a sultry female goblin technomage in it.

Yeah. That's right. I used the world sultry to describe a goblin. You have a problem with that?

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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