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The Queue: Pig-tailed bank teller

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.

Sorry I'm late to the whole Bad Lip Reading bandwagon, but man, these videos are hilarious. They take an actual music video (or sometimes one video and a few pieces of another) and lip-read them, then create an entirely new song with those lip-read lyrics superimposed over the original video. This one is particularly hilarious and catchy.

Andrew R asked:

I'm looking to upgrade my phone to an android phone and save some money on my bills. One thought was making my phone a hotspot and using the 4G as my ISP. Could I run WoW without any major lags on a 4G network or do I need a true DSL/Broadband connection?

I raided on a mobile broadband card for quite a while. It was doable. I don't know about 4G, because that depends on highly on the carrier, but 3G definitely worked for me.

Bellajtok asked:

Do the other columns ever get jealous at how fast and how much the Queue gets commented on? It just doesn't seem fair.

Given that the very nature of The Queue is to generate comments (and ergo, questions), no, not really. Most columns do get a fair number of comments, and the same with news posts. We don't have the yardstick out.

Draol asked:

Why does everyone hate blood elves so much?

Is it really just the idiotic stereotype that 'only little kids play blood elves' or because of all the flamboyant jokes that get tossed around?

Or is it the perception that 'blizzard added a pretty race to the horde, HOW DARE THEY'?

Want a recipe for homophobia? Here you go:

  1. Grab a bowl.
  2. Crack, crack, crack an MMO into the bowl.
  3. Mix, mix, mix the Horde into the bowl.
  4. Add a race to the Horde with males that aren't classically "tough," have a variety of long hairstyles and attractive features, and make cute jokes that suggest they have interests that might be a bit more feminine than other zug-zug lok'tar rah-rah Warchief types.
  5. Pour in an audience that consists largely of young white males with skewed ideas of male sexuality.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for seven years.

I'm not saying all Blood Elf detractors are homophobes, but it's certainly where a lot of the jeering comes from. Ever heard the joke "there are no male Blood Elves"? That's the sound of someone's sense of masculinity being challenged. Most of the races in WoW have hyper-masculine males with summer hams for forearms, but, by any other measure, male Blood Elves are very fit and muscular. They just have necks, which is apparently a big no-no for any manly Horde race.

Most people build walls, not bridges, when you question their world view. Now remember that none of those people are complaining about female Blood Elves, and you have a pretty good set of clues as to what's going on here. Me, sometimes I feel like I need a scrunchie, too.

Bscartlidge asked:

Is it just me or does it seem like Blizzard is purposely not showing us the Death Knight tier 13? I JUST WANNA SEE HOW COOL I'LL LOOK

Zarhym posted last night that the DK T13 set has gone through a redesign because the models based on its original concept just weren't up to snuff with the rest of the sets. Blizzard's working on a new one, and the designers hope to have it done and ready to show off next week.

Xsinthis asked:

Do you think Blizz will ever get around to updating the game engine properly? It's annoying to have a brand spanking new graphics card which only gets used 30% and have my quad core processor only max out on one core

Highly unlikely. The engine is pretty near 10 years old at this point and filled with what we call "spaghetti code." The basic engine isn't going anywhere; the best we can hope for is small graphics improvements like the ones we've been getting with each expansion.

Grovinofdarkhour asked:

When not in combat, I always put my worgen back in human form, and try to keep him in human form as much as possible. I only ever see him in worgen form during combat... and at the Character Screen. Is there anything stopping Blizz from displaying worgen on the Character Screen in whatever form they were in at last logoff?

Humans are boring and stupid and you rolled a Worgen, not a Human. Deal with it **

Have questions about the World of Warcraft? The WoW Insider crew is here with The Queue, our daily Q&A column. Leave your questions in the comments, and we'll do our best to answer 'em!

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