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The Queue: A rebuttal

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.

Adam isn't the only one that can kick off The Queue with pictures of good-looking ladies from geeky TV shows. Behold: Christina Hendricks. You may recognize her from shows such as Firefly and Mad Men. I think I'll let the header image speak for itself and get right into the Q&A.

Pumabackup asked:

"I've been wondering about worgen and goblin death knights. How will they explain the story with them?"

My understanding is they won't. It's a case where they're not going to worry about the lore at all in the interest of maximizing fun. There probably shouldn't be any worgen death knights since they've all been locked away in Gilneas until after the events of Wrath of the Lich King, but it's just more fun if they can be death knights. It's like when they brought back Onyxia a few patches ago. There was no lore around it, she was never actually resurrected in the story, it was just for fun.

Jamie asked:

"Is there any way can fund a breeding programme between Dawn Moore & Chris Belt to create the best WoW blogger?"

You frighten me. And I think Mr. Belt is already married with children, so you're out of luck.

JFetch asked:

"Why are there NPCs that sell higher level white weapons? These weapons seem useless since they have no stat bonuses, but cost large sums of gold. Who is buying these?"

I'm pretty sure I've answered this before, but oh well. A few of my guild mates have bought them to level up weapon skills. The white weapons you can buy in Dalaran have very fast swing speeds. The Dalaran Great Axe is a two-handed axe with a 1.8 second swing speed. If you're a protection warrior/paladin and don't plan on ever actually getting a two-handed axe, you might as well use that for your skill ups.

It also just adds flavor to the game. Not everything you find on vendors is something you're going to take into a raid or use for character progression. The little things like that make a city feel more city-like. The random civvies living in Dalaran need weapons too, but they don't have the luxury of going out and killing boars all day long. Or ... you know, gods.

Grinton asked:

"I have met some RL friends that I want to play with, but they play on an EU Server. What would be the best way to go about switching?"

You're going to need to start over from scratch, unfortunately. You can't transfer characters from US to EU servers. You're going to need to go to and repurchase the game and all of its expansions. Switching regions is not an easy task, but hopefully playing with friends will make it worthwhile.

That was our last question for today, but I want to jot down two notes for everybody reading: First, I'll have eye candy for the opposite gender on Wednesday. Ladies, don't feel left out. Second, my warrior is crit-immune, you jerks.

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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