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The Queue: Never say no to panda

Anne Stickney

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Anne Stickney (@Shadesogrey) is taking this thing over today.

Look, you can say no to panda if you want to, but we're not going to be responsible for the consequences, OK?

Knob asked:

What happens if Alex sleeps through the entire MoP presentation?

You see that video up there? Something like that.

thedoctor2031 asked:

In line with the breakfast topic, do you think we are going to get any information on the whole Theramore burning thing? It would be nice to find out if the Alliance is going to play catch-up the entire expansion as well.

I suspect that little Jaina novel that's coming out later this year will have plenty to say about that, among other things ... Seriously though, we haven't got any answers to what's going on with Theramore, just speculation. Whether Blizzard gives us more answers or not is up in the air -- however, given the amount of attention that particular announcement drew, I think it would probably behoove Blizzard to simply leave all the events surrounding the matter as a surprise. Because surprises are super fun.

Ullaana asked:

Mentioned this in the Breakfast topic this AM, but am also expanding on it here.

Why is there a depiction of a Worgen in the following screenshot from Pandaria if they have been out of touch for 10,000 years?

Did Worgen appear to the Pandaren or is this just an artistic error?

That actually looks a lot more like a tiger than a worgen. If you take a look at the screenshot from the day before, you'll see tiger statues on pedestals in front of the building. This might be an image from the interior of the Temple of the Tiger in Kul-Lai Summit ... maybe. In any case, it's definitely not a worgen -- worgen don't have stripes!

AquaWrench asked:

Q for the Q...

(This one has probably been asked a 1,000 times, so sorry... but it's been bugging me for ages)

Why are some birds unskinnable? It seems birds would be much easier to skin than some other mobs that are skinnable.


... what exactly would you do with the bird skin once you had it? I can't imagine it'd make anything remotely useful. I mean, around here we don't even eat the skin when we have birdies for dinner. I don't think there really is such a thing as bird leather. I'm pretty sure trying to cure it would just disintegrate it, you know?

@oathblade asked via Twitter:

Was the High Chief of the Tauren invented by Cairne/Thrall or did it exist before the Horde?

That's actually a pretty good question. There's not a cemented, in-the-lore answer for it, but here's my best guess. We know that the tauren, prior to the construction of Thunder Bluff, were largely a nomadic people. Each tribe out there had its own chieftain; Cairne was the chief of the Bloodhoof Clan. It was Cairne's idea to build Thunder Bluff in the home of the ancestors and unite all the wandering tribes into one. That is probably the point where a high chieftain was established; until that point, the tribes weren't united, so it wasn't really necessary to have one.

Keep in mind, this has nothing to do at all with Thrall or the Horde. When Thrall first encountered Cairne, Cairne was already on his way to try and build Thunder Bluff, but the centaurs were giving him issues. Thunder Bluff and the united tribes of the tauren were something that Cairne wanted long before he met Thrall or joined the Horde.

@Muscraft asked via Twitter:

Q for the Q: What was the most surprising moment in Vanilla/BC/WotLK/Cata for you?

In vanilla WoW, it had to be the moment Katrana Prestor was exposed right in the middle of Stormwind's throne room. In The Burning Crusade, probably when the whole Kil'jaeden angle popped up and the Sunwell was restored by Velen, of all people. In Wrath, the whole chain in Icecrown with the little ghost boy was just full of surprises for me, and it still remains one of my favorite chains to date.

You can start that chain with Exploiting an Opening on Alliance side or Opportunity for Horde. In order to begin the chain, you must open the Shadow Vault in Icecrown, and then head back to your respective airship for the quest.

In Cataclysm ... there were plenty of surprises in Cataclysm, but I think the biggest shocker to me was the first chapter of Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects. I definitely was not expecting what went down, and it took me completely by surprise.

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