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The Queue: Needs more spikes

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.

Last week was utterly dominated by BlizzCon ticket hype around here, but now it's time to get The Queue back on track.

clundgren asked:

"Why do all tiered armor sets/weapons have to be so incredibly complicated, and covered in random pointy things? Many players, myself included, feel that some of the games' best looking gear is the clean, simple stuff that you get as grey drops, so much so that we hoard it for RP purposes.

Any chance we will see some stripped down tier designs?"

No, probably not. The Warcraft aesthetic is all about those huge shoulders, the random spikes, the intricate little decorations on each pauldron. In Azeroth, bigger is better. Bigger is much better. Having that massive gear is prestigious. The stripped-down gear is for nameless schmucks that haven't fought a proper battle in their lives.

If you're looking for a simpler aesthetic, you're really better off looking at a different game. I don't mean that in a rude or smug way in the slightest. It just isn't Blizzard's style. It definitely isn't Warcraft's style.

aran asked:

"When doing the last part of the Battle of the Undercity on the Horde side, Varimathras seems to be summoning some person her refers to as master. Who is this guy?"

It's almost certainly Sargeras, but it could be Kil'jaeden as well. Sargeras is top dog of the Burning Legion, but he has been missing for quite a long time now. Kil'jaeden has assumed the role of supreme commander of the Legion while Sargeras has been away, so Varimathras's betrayal at the Undercity may have been ordered by Killy J.

Many asked:

"Will you guys be doing a series on how to prepare for

When we're getting closer to release, absolutely. We have a lot of content planned for Cataclysm, before and after launch. It's just a little too early to start that now, especially considering the expansion isn't even out of friends and family testing yet. If you have any specific requests, feel free to drop us a note about what you want to see and we'll try to make it happen.

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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