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The Queue: Are we still having this conversation?


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 (@gomatgo) will be your host for today.

Are people really still going, "Oh no, Deathwing was beaten in a day, the game is over?" Really? Seriously? It's a pet peeve of mine when people comment, get dismayed, or proclaim the end of World of Warcraft when someone else (not them) completes content quickly that they are overgeared for anyway.

The content isn't complete until you complete it for yourself. The top guilds racing for the world first kills are going to put everything they have into world firsts because it's what they do. Are you going to rest all of your opinions about hot dogs on the fact that Takeru Kobayashi ate a bunch of them before you did? Hot dogs are too easy. Looks like hot dogs are gone forever now because Kobayashi ate them all. Canceling my delicious preorder ...

As for the title image, my favorite new cinematic is the one with the parachute jump onto Deathwing's back. It's short but sweet. Good job, Blizzard.

Andrew R asked:

In Cataclysm they gave us worgen and goblins. With MOP we get pandaren as a new race. Blizzard said they would never make pandas a playable race yet here we are. To keep things fresh they need to bring new features and races to keep players interested. Are there any races that will NEVER become playable at this rate?

At first, I wanted a ton of races in the game, especially naga, but then I realized that any race that doesn't stand on two legs is going to be a problem for armor models and mounting. Since the naga are not bipedal, they can't exactly ride around on the over 150+ mounts that exist in the World of Warcraft. That's a lot of lost content, so to speak.

There are always options, however. The naga, for instance, could pull a worgen/human and have a spell where they turn back into their highborne selves for the purposes of mounting but turn back into naga form in combat. You know, make up some new lore about uncorruption and restore some bit of their highborne whatever. Who knows? There are still a lot of races out there that could work for WoW, and I don't really think anything is off the table as long as more ideas are needed in game.

Edymnion asked:

When I hit the Raid Finder, it says the second half of DS isn't available yet. But, just as I logged out I saw someone on the Blazing Drake already. Does this mean the Normal versions of the raids are out there, but they just aren't letting us do more than the first one on the RF right now?

Correct. Only the Siege of Wyrmrest Temple is available in the Raid Finder. Next week, if I am remembering correctly, The Fall of Deathwing opens up with the final four encounters. In normal mode 10- or 25-man raiding, all of Dragon Soul is open and defeatable. Deathwing is already down on many servers because, frankly, it's normal raid content that is tuned for a significantly lower ilevel than what these guilds are going in and fighting Deathwing with. I would wager heroic content will take a bit more time, but if you were hammering through normal Firelands, you shouldn't have a huge problem with normal Dragon Soul.

Shane asked:

Would you recommend a buy, sell, or hold on Chaos Orbs now that they're tradeable? On my server there seems to be a race to the bottom, but I'm unsure if prices will stabalize or rebound.

Sell. The market is only going to be flooded with them now that everyone can roll on them. You know people just roll on stuff to put it up on the Auction House, so get selling while the selling is good and people want the stuff that Chaos Orbs create.

Madmerco asked:

Why does Tyrande all of the sudden have an accent? And where the heck did she get it? None, Zero, Zilch, Nada naga of the other Night Elves sound like she does in WoE.

What's up with that?

I have no idea what is up with Tyrande's voice in the new instances. What was the voice direction given to the actress? I hate to harp on voice acting because I generally enjoy it, especially with World of Warcraft bosses (except a notable few) -- but really, the Tyrande voice changes are just odd. Seriously, we have no idea.

blazenor asked:

What are the odds of Blizzard creating a Flaming Metal Unicorn that makes random guitar riffs sounds as it moves while leaving rainbow trails behind it for a mount?

3 to 1.

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