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The Queue: Frightening little things

Alex Ziebart

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

Ah, patch 4.2. It's nice having something I can do solo on a high-end character. Kick back, relax, kill some mobs at my leisure. I only wish the first tier of Firelands dailies wasn't so ... limited. Two quests per day until the next unlock is a bit boring! It gets better, though.

Skar asked:

Where's my /map animation?

It isn't /map. You have to actually open your map (or your mail) to see it. Though if you have your map open ... you probably still won't see it.

Knob asked:

Now that Firelands is coming, let's speculate on future raids in this expansion. Do you think we'll see a War of the Ancients raid? I know it was hinted at during Blizzcon (Afrasiabi said that we're going to see the Infinite Dragonflight in action), but with Firelands having been pushed from 4.1 to 4.2 and Abyssal Maw being cancelled, do you think WotA will end up on the chopping block as well? And will we ever hear about where Deathwing is holed up? We always knew that Illidan was in the Black Temple, Kil'jaeden was waiting to be summoned in the Sunwell, the Lich King was on top of the Icecrown Citadel....but where is Deathwing? It seems like he doesn't have an iconic place to call his lair.

Cataclysm has made me very unwilling to rely on things Blizzard says at BlizzCon. I'm fairly certain that almost every major Cataclysm feature discussed at the past BlizzCon(s) ended up either changing so much as to be unrecognizable or were straight up canned. That's understandable to some extent -- some of those features just weren't working out -- but this expansion has reached nearly comedic levels as far as how much hasn't happened/won't happen.

I would love to be able to say, "Yes, absolutely, we're getting War of the Ancients," since Blizzard talked about it at BlizzCon, at a fansite gathering, and to the press, but the reality is that we have no flipping idea what Blizzard is doing this expansion.

Deathwing ... who knows? Maybe we haven't seen his lair because we'll fight him in an instanced version of the overworld. Showdown over Stormwind City?

Neroh asked:

I was excited about the new roar sound effects in patch 4.2...but they sound horrible. What's the deal!?

Fun fact: Those /roar sound files have been in the game files since the very beginning, back when the game launched. They were just never used. Those recordings are probably six, seven years old. They were most likely never used because they sound absolutely awful. Players liked the worgen roar so much, however, that they decided to enable them for everybody.

If you play a draenei or a blood elf, your roar isn't actually a roar. It's a /charge emote reassigned to /roar. Why? Because Blizzard didn't have a roar recorded years in advance for you guys, and it didn't record anything new for anybody when implementing these /roars. You guys get a recycled sound file, and everybody else gets one from 2004.

bebop6275 asked:

Why is one of Hakkar the Soulflayer's nicknames The Faceless One?

I think "Faceless" is just one of those stock titles to make something sound evil. It probably has no relation at all to other Faceless-styled things in Warcraft.

Things that are faceless are scary. See: The Slender Man internet phenomenon. Unless you're easily creeped out like I am, then don't look into the Slender Man at all. Really. Don't.

My question to you:

Is it just me, or is World Shaman a super-lame and awkward title?

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