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The Queue: Give us more draenei

Matthew Rossi

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Matthew Rossi will be your host today.

We're just going for the questions today.

dashric asks:

Where are all the Draenei in the Kirin Tor Offensive Base camp. You'd think that in the time since wrath there'd be a few Draenei who are attuned with crystal energies in the kirin tor; or at the very least a commoner sitting around like the Dwarf, gnome, and Human.

There's an in-game reason, which is that for a while now the draenei have been trying to decide whether or not they should even stay on Azeroth. If you remember the Prophet's Lesson short story, the Exodar was repaired and the draenei had to decide whether or not they were going to remain on Azeroth or head out into the cosmos again. Ultimately they chose to remain, to prepare for the war between light and darkness that Velen foresees, but it was the big issue taking up most of their time.

However, I do think that it's kind of silly that we have blood elves, goblins, even worgen integrated more into the world than the draenei are. There's a draenei serving alongside the Kirin Tor forces (he gives quests in the Za'Tual area) but he doesn't even appear to be a mage. And yes, there's a draenei in the SI:7 forces that came to Pandaria, but I still feel like we could do with some more draenei out and involved in the world.

Hopefully the next expansion will give draenei some screen time. At present I'm seeing so many high elves I'm starting to wonder why they aren't a playable Alliance race.

SMDrPepper asks:

Is there a nerf coming in for Oondasta? Made my first attempt on him last night with over 100 people and was getting killed so fast, I would be lucky to get a single shot off and we never got him under 100 million points before he reset. Had to just stop since the repair bills was through the roof.

To my knowledge, there is no immediate plan to nerf Oondasta. He's intended to be a real challenge for a coordinated group. I won't say they'll never nerf him, but the recent change to keep cross-realm groups from forming up to take him down indicates that they want him to be somewhat difficult to kill.

Of course, if they decide he's too difficult to kill, they'll alter the fight. But for now I wouldn't expect it.

roguelove asks:

Why do people say "rolling" a character? Where did that term come from?

It refers to the original pen and paper role playing games. When I first started playing Dungeons and Dragons (the old Red and Blue basic and expert sets) in order to create a character, you rolled 3d6 (six sided dice, the ones you're probably familiar with) and totaled each roll to determine your characters strength, dexterity, constitution, intelligence, wisdom and charisma. This slang for creating a character has lasted to the present day and is used even though there's no dice rolling and no random stats in World of Warcraft.

wolfpup61 asks:

If you could have a secondary class and be able to switch back and forth from your main class. Just like you would with a dual specialization. What would be your secondary class choice be?

For clarity, you would have the same name, achievements, and quest progress etc. But I am unsure if you should start at level 1 with exp bonus or start off at a higher level like a Death Knight.

The only one I could be 100% sure on would be my dwarf monk, I would have his secondary class be a hunter.

I'm curious as to how you see this working. Would my warrior suddenly be unable to use plate if his secondary class was a mage, so I'd need to keep a full set of mage gear in my bags? Would I need to level the secondary class? If I'm holding the same quest progress, I'd almost have to level through dungeons and PvP instead of questing if I had to level the secondary class.

Assuming that I do need to get gear that works for my secondary class, I'd probably be tempted to keep within the same armor type so that I don't need an entirely new set to be useful. So probably Death Knight or Paladin.

DouglassKern says:

I was really hoping for some properly feathered raptors this time. Ji-Kun is close, but it is still more of a bird. Looks like her and the Raptor mount are still the closest thing in game to an accurate Dromaesaurid.

I kind of wish they'd feather up the Devilsaurs. Because every time someone uses the argument with me that feathered dinosaurs are too birdlike, and thus too scary, my first thought is I don't care if it has a feather boa on, if it's seven tons and fifty feet long, you'd be scared of it.

Right now, Anzu is pretty close to what a feathered raptor would look like. Just get rid of the beak, and you wouldn't be too far off.

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