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The Queue: Portal 2 > WoW


Welcome back to The Queue,'s daily Q&A column where the team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Adam Holisky will be your host today.

Let me list the phrases that will be ringing out on the official forums next year:
  • When Star Wars is released I'm quitting WoW.
  • When Portal 2 is released I'm quitting WoW.
Let's look at some of the other gems that have been said in the past:
  • When Age of Conan is released I'm quitting WoW, everyone will follow me.
  • When Warhammer Online is released I'm quitting WoW, everyone will follow me.
  • I'm quitting WoW this summer, everyone will follow me.
  • If Patch 3.3 goes live I'm quitting WoW, everyone will follow me.
  • If Patch 2.3 goes live I'm quitting WoW, everyone will follow me.
  • If Patch 1.12 goes live I'm quitting WoW, everyone will follow me.
Now that's not to say that I'm going to quit WoW when Portal 2 is released. I'm just going to play the hell out of it and quit life.

Dark Finch asked ...

"Will there be any new places for the Mages of Azeroth to port to? I know I thoroughly enjoy being able to charge people to use my portal services and I would really love to have a new place to send people to!"

I haven't heard of any new portals. And I kind of doubt it, since Cataclysm will be focused on the old world. You'll get a lot more use out of your Exodar portal, I bet.

Croe asked ...

"Is there any way to turn on the city chat (EG: Trade) when you are not in a city. Often, when I'm LFG, I'm stuck to the cities where I could be out doing quests, etc."

Nope. Blizzard has said a few times that they don't want trade chat to become a world-wide global channel, which is what'd happen if they enabled that. There's a lot of mixed feelings about this subject, but in general I think it's a good idea they only allow city chat channels to stay active in the cities.

Ianmis asked ...

"Any word if guild name changing will ever be allowed?"

None. However the functionality exists. I had to petition a GM a few years ago to get some trolls to change their guild name that looked functionally identical to ours (and they were pretending to be us too on the forums and in trade chat). It took all of six hours for their guild to have their name changed.

CJ asked ...

"This may seem lame but I've always wondered why guilds only show off their colors through tabrads... couldn't there be armbands, headbands or "Bling" something other than just tabards?"

What you're getting at is vanity gear, gear that doesn't modify any stats and is just there to look cool. Blizzard has indicated a few times they're interested in putting vanity gear slots in the game, but we haven't seen anything come of it yet.

As for other slots to put stuff in, like an armband (which might not be that different in terms of functional location than the wrist slot is right now), that is always a possibility. Adding additional unique gear slots is a good suggestion, one that I know Blizzard is interested in expanding on.

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