The Queue: Garbage Day!

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.

Hope you guys are as pumped for Skullgirls as I am. Any game that has someone yell "GARBAGE DAY!" when they shoot a pistol is a day-one purchase for me.

Soulestream asked:

Do you think they are allowing account wide achievements because they have decided to do the item level / stats squish?

No, I think the devs' stated reasoning was honest: They know that, after seven years, you're probably going to have a bunch of achievements on a guy you don't feel like playing as much anymore, but you keep playing because that's the guy with all the achievements. Making achievements account-wide means that you don't need to play the guy you hate just to maintain momentum (and a title you like that you can't get anymore).

Thal asked:

I recently started leveling my first alliance character (a human paladin) after 5 years of pure Horde dedication, and I must say I'm really intrigued by Stormwind City. My question: what's up with the Stormwind graveyard? Which important people are buried there, besides the queen of SW?

Stormwind Cemetery is actually a new addition to the city in that it wasn't there prior to the city's reconstruction for Cataclysm. We're not really sure who's buried there, with the notable exception of Tiffin Wrynn. It's possible that Stormwind royalty gets buried there, but there are also catacombs below the Cathedral of Light, so it's hard to say. Also, the cemetery is right next to the lake, which seems like a fundamentally bad place to bury your dead.

Orpflog asked:

I have a loot question, I have come back to Wow and have been doing quite a few heroics and have seen people loot Blue gems off of the last boss, but I don't see them roll on them and I would think as a Jewlecrafter that I would have a chance to loot them too! What is the criteria to loot an dropped gem? When do they drop? Off which bosses?

You're not missing out on any loot, don't worry. It's very likely that what you're seeing is actually the result of people opening their Satchel of Exotic Mysteries they got from queueing as one of the in-demand roles (tank or healer, usually). Those often contain gems.

healingghost asked:

just a quick question..... in the Valley of Trials on my orc, I cam across a little creature called lo'shall. Am i missing something, or is there anything special about this critter? It is like a really really tiny boar. I thought it was cool anyway, just curious if it meant anything.

Lo'Shall was the target of a deprecated hunter quest that taught players how to use their Track Beasts ability. The lil' piggy remained even after the quest was removed, if it was ever actually in use at all.

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