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The Queue: All the single ladies

Anne Stickney

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

Everyone is somewhere else and therefore I have taken over this thing today. Column. Shindig. Let's get right to it, shall we?

There will be Cataclysm spoilers behind the cut.

threesixteen asks:

"Why does it have to be that when you die, your ghost is facing the exact OPPOSITE direction for running back to your corpse?"

Well threesixteen, spirit healers get bored. Really bored. I mean, look at what they have to do all day: sit around a graveyard, and wait for people to die. And how often do people die out there in the remote reaches of nowhere? More importantly, who bothers to talk to the spirit healer when they do, these days? Plus, they're all alone -- I mean, sure, if a few of them were right next to each other, they could play a round or two of canasta while waiting for Joemoocow the level 12 to accidentally run off a cliff and croak, but they don't have that option.

Being bored and alone makes a person a little goofy in the head. They like to point people in the wrong direction when they die because they think it's kind of funny to watch you stagger around like a dummy trying to figure out which way to run.

Entertainment. You take it where you can get it.

(cutaia) asks:

"With Anduin Wrynn growing up into a fine young man in Cataclysm... can he finally be killed?"

Having done some skulking around Stormwind on my Horde rogue, I can answer this with absolute certainty: You cannot kill Anduin Wrynn. He may look older, but at this time he's still only level 5. And if you get too close in an attempt to get a good look at the new model, Varian will see through your stealth and beat your face in.

Arlendor asks:

"What is the status of the Loremaster and Explorer achievements in Cataclysm?"

They're both still there! There is a new section called Explore Cataclysm that asks you to explore all the new zones, and a Cataclysm Dungeon Explorer achievement too. For Loremaster, it looks like none of the numbers have changed as far as how many quests you need to complete. Yet.

sclark1138 asked:

"What's happening with Tirion Fordring in Cataclysm?"

Fordring, fresh from his victory over being made into the world's largest human ice cube in Icecrown, has decided that Hearthglen is very nice. Very nice indeed. So he's moved in, kicked out the Scarlet Crusade, and the Argent Crusade is now making its home there.

Dreamstorm asks:

"Do the Twilight Cultists have any form of motivation to destroy the world or are they simply mind-controlled and to stupid to realize what they're doing (similar to the Scarlet Crusade recruiting Death Knights and Raven Priests)?"

Yes. They would very much like to see the world, such as it is, meet its end. They aren't mind-controlled; they're just barking nuts.

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