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The Queue: Hey it's Thursday, and that's awesome


Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Adam Holisky is your guide today in this magical wonderland of WoW.

This is how most nerd conversations in Fargo go about Star Wars. Except usually there's a wood chipper somewhere in there.

Belated May the 4th be with you, etc. ... etc. ...

Ihrme asked:

How does Blizzard explain the death of bosses lore wise? Who was it for example battled the Lich King when Tirion was playing the worlds biggest ice cube, just a random bunch of crusaders?

You are the hero who saves Azeroth; you are the final and mighty blow to the terrors of the goodly races. It's you, good sir, you!

And sometimes Maiev.

Amanda asked:

Is engineering worth it on a newish alt?

Yes. If you've got an established main who can funnel mats and tons of gold to your alt, then I think engineering is a great profession for an alt. I'm going to get a lot of hate for this, but I don't think it's the ideal profession for very many mains. There's not enough actualized utility for endgame play when compared to the other professions. It's better than it used to be, but it's just not as good yet, in my opinion.

Anjeney asked:

Will Bizzard ever make the fishing hat, the journal and the poles BoA?

I doubt they will. The BoA items right now have focused on leveling, and while those items are useful in leveling fishing in their own way, they don't really increase the speed at which your fishing is leveled. I think we're more likely to see a trinket or something that increases the rate at which profession skill up points are earned than the BoAing of these items.

AlphaBeta asked:

Are we able to receive the other Children's Week pet from Northrend this year?


Tonho asked:

How possible would it be for Blizzard to allow the use of apostrophes in character names? I always figured it was some big coding issue, but I've always wanted a troll character to have a name like Rak'ijin or something that looks like a real lore characters' name.

It's a possibility for sure, but that magical apostrophe carries so much weight coding that in a huge closed system like WoW, it'd be pretty dangerous to allow user-input apostrophes for something as critical and as heavily used as a character name. Think of what that one line of a carefully crafted, SQL-injecting name could do at the character select. One mistake and the entire system could come down, PSN-style.

So instead, Blizzard restricts the user names to a relatively small subset of characters, and everything has been fine for the past six years. It's not really broken, so I doubt it will be changed.

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