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The Queue: The olden days


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

Remember when we bought music on CDs? Yeah. I had an MP3/CD player. It was awful.

chaosdefined asked:

Can someone remind me why there were two Tier 9 sets?

During the Trial of the Crusader, Blizzard was all about giving the Horde and the Alliance different items visually and in name while still keeping the stats of each the same. Players had always been clamoring for a differentiation between Horde and Alliance looks, mostly because of the age-old sentiment "Why would I wear what he is wearing?" If you notice, the Crusader Coliseum sets were also lower in number than most tiers because of the need to make separate sets. So plate-, chain-, leather-, and cloth-wearers all had separate sets, but recolors of each set were used instead of each class's having its own set and its being different based on faction. The names of each set also referenced a different hero of the Horde or Alliance, based on in-game class affiliation.

Blazing Rain asked:

I just finished reading Wolfheart. Best Knaak boock to date?

I was surprisingly happy with Wolfheart. Knaak always gets the least interesting WoW stories to tell, in my opinion, and by that I don't mean he writes them poorly or the books are necessarily bad. He gets to write the Night Elves and their associated stories which, while they are incredibly important to the history of Azeroth and the game itself, are also the boring WoW mythology stuff that just doesn't resonate with me. The Horde's origins and Varian's struggle to keep Stormwind united, for instance, are two examples of stories that I am interested in reading, versus more about the poncy Night Elves and their forbidden love. The Azshara stuff is infinitely more interesting than the Tyrande stuff because she as a character is a shadow of her Warcraft 3 self. I guess I'm just a little disillusioned with the Night Elves by this point.

That is why Knaak's Wolfheart was refreshing to me -- it was about the Night Elves, sure, but it was also about Humans and their Human leader, and the Human concerns on Azeroth. It takes a lot to make Humans interesting to me, and even the cross-Human relations between Stormwind and Gilneas take a fun center stage. What I'm saying is that Knaak should write more about Humans.

Cataca asked:

I really have to go pee! Are there any bathrooms in World of Warcraft?

There are many outhouses in Azeroth dotting the landscape. You'll find one eventually. If you have to do your business right now, just go anywhere -- an Alliance player on a quest will be around to sift through it when you're done.

eresin asked:

MMO Champion has posted some transcripts, one if which reads:
•VO_ET_ECHOOFJAINA_DEATH_01 - I understand.. now. Farewell.. and good luck.

does this mean that Jaina Proudmore is going to die? :-(

That is the voice file for the Echo of Jaina from the End Time instance, which takes place in a far-future timeline when Deathwing has won. You fight two of four echos from the past, including Jaina, Baine Bloodhoof, Sylvanas, and Tyrande. Jaina isn't going anywhere.

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