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The Queue: Three of the Four Winds

Michael Sacco

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Mike Sacco will be your host today.

Do you guys have any characters you've named specifically to set up puns with your titles? I didn't intend it for Most (whose old name was Mostaccioli), but the name works pretty well with almost all "of" titles.

Daedalus asked:

Okay, probably WAY too early to start (or more likely, continue) this, but....

We're 6 months out from Blizzcon, and they're almost sure to be announcing a new expansion this year, so do you WoWInsiders have any predictions/theories/WAG's, etc?

Boy, do I!

As we've discussed on The WoW Insider Show, my personal opinion is that the next expansion is going to tie into Velen's prophesied "war between light and darkness." See, I'm of the mind that the reason why Azeroth is so important to the Legion is because we're pretty much the last place they haven't conquered yet, that we're essentially one of the last bastions of non-Legion life in the universe.

So what does that mean for a new expansion? Portal worlds, baby! Take the fight to the Legion. We already know several other planets besides Azeroth and Draenor exist, like Xoroth and Argus, and each planet could be treated like a zone. We found out that Blizzard actually does have plans for old story hooks when it turned out Gilneas wasn't totally forgotten after all, so it's reasonable to assume that it'll follow through on the promise of reintroducing Turalyon and Alleria, who went off to another portal world before we got down to business in The Burning Crusade.

I think BC did the "we're on an alien world" thing very well, and it'd be so cool to see what would happen if the Blizzard world artists got to just go crazy again. Besides, you can't tell me you don't want to see just where dreadsteeds come from.

Couvs asked:

Probably a stupid question, just because the artwork fits the descriptions perfectly, but did Blizzard design the Faceless Ones, Old Gods and even the Twilight Cult based on H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos?

Put plainly, yes. The Old Gods and their minions are Lovecraftian in pretty much every way. It's intentional.

Samutz asked:

Are the editors notified of comments that are reported? Or do they have to browse the comments to see the red, reported comments (Fox recently mentioned that they show up red to them)?
I ask because there were 2 comments posted in an article on Monday that were bashing/trolling the columnist. I reported them, but I noticed today that they were still there.

Yes, we got notifications when comments are reported on our posts. We don't usually delete comments that are just negative, though. Not really our style. We can usually rely on the community to downrate bad comments into oblivion. If a comment is threatening, illegal, or otherwise dangerous, though, we're pretty on top of it.

HolyWorg priest asked:

What is the best way to Raid if my Guild does'nt or can't do it?

I mean I am a 85 holypriest ilevel 357 but my guld does'nt ever raid. Ive read all of the ready checks seen all the videos but never get to raid. I dont want to leave the guild b/c they are very nice people but at any given moment 8 people are all that are on and usually its only 4 or 5 which only 2 are raid ready. Please advise me oh wise queue master what should i do?

If you don't want to leave your guild, you can always join pickup groups. On my server, at least, there are raid groups forming in trade and general chat all the time. Just have to be in the right place at the right time. You can also advertise yourself in those channels -- "357 holy priest LF BWD!"

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