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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.

This is a picture of two pandaren.

cdered81 asked:

What happens when a pandaren use the Orb of Deception?

Last I checked they got decked out in an outfit and tabard that looked like it would belong to the opposite faction.

Aurek asked:

Another lore question, and one somewhat puzzling to me as a roleplayer: do the Pandaren from the Wandering Isle (i.e., player character Pandaren) revere the August Celestials like native Pandarians? Or has the concept of the Celestials been lost in the years since the Isle and its inhabitants have remained away from their homeland? I'd like to know if my old brewmaster should be telling folks, "May the Red Crane watch over you", or similar. Thanks!

It's safe to assume that the Wandering Isle pandaren would revere the four elemental spirits you encounter there rather than the Celestials. Even then, Wandering Isle quests indicate that it's been a while since anyone really cared about those spirits. The Celestials were long-forgotten, I'm sure.

Tabh asked:

So we all just found out that Dawn of the Aspects is coming out soon, at least part 1. My question is, should I read 'The Shattering', or can I just pick this up? I haven't read any of the books except 'Arthas: Rise of the LIch King'.

As long as you have a basic understanding of who the Aspects are, you should have no trouble following the plot of Dawn of the Aspects.

Chad C asked: What are the odds that we don't kill Hellscream in this expansion, but instead he escapes to Outland to continue to build his idea of the Horde, and that becomes the next expansion? It seems like a natural progression of current events and gets us back to Outland.

It's pretty unlikely, in my opinion. This expansion's post-launch story is all about Garrosh, and it'd be kind of silly to have two entire expansions about him. I think Blizzard knows we're ready to wrap this thing up.

Ron2 asked:

What exactly did the Yaungol do to incur our wrath? There were a few who enslaved Pandaren to grow vegetables or something, but how does that justify our attacks on a seemingly unrelated Fire Camp in Townlong? It seems to me that they're just trying to survive in the face of an early Mantid swarm, same as everybody else.

Yaungol were forced out of their homes on the steppes by the early mantid swarm, so they're encroaching on the territory of pandaren and grummles. The key here is that the yaungol aren't interested in working together with the other races. They want to be conquerors instead of survivors.

Majormaster asked:
Am I the only one who REALLY wants Vol'jin to be the next Horde leader? Tides of War seemed to push Baine into contention. I haven't done the Dominance Offensive quests and saw below that Lor'themar was now leading the pack.

There are a couple of factions within the Horde with serious concerns about the survival of their race. The undead seem to have gotten 'new life' with the Val'kyr. But what about the Trolls? The orcs (orc as in Garrosh, but still) seem to be backtracking and slowly letting in every Orc clan, even former enemies, (Rageroar, Blackrock, Dragonmaw) join the Horde. Even the dwarves allowed the Iron kind to join them. Can we expect the same for Vol'jin and his Darkspears?

I would have to imagine a drastic decision will have to be made. Which, depending on the alliances Vul'jin chooses, may affect the Trolls membership within the Horde. Nutty or not, the Zandalari raise a valid point about the survivial of their race.


Vol'Jin and Baine are pretty much the only ones in the running for Warchief at this point, and Vol'Jin definitely has more experience than Baine. There's also a Vol'Jin novel coming out this year, so that might be an indicator as to where things are going.

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