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The Queue: WoW outside WoW


Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Adam Holisky (@adamholisky) will be your host today.

Today's Queue is dedicated to the magic missile.

It was the first spell that I learned when I was playing the original Baldur's Gate way back when. That spell killed those damn level one wolves roaming around the field right after the old grandfather dude died. I just had to remember not to run into them without being ready.

Daniel asked:

Do your coworkers know that you play WoW? Do they get it?

I'm in a unique position where a major part of my career has been WoW related, so yes, all my coworkers at my other job know that I play the game. I admit however that when I go in for interviews and have to sell myself, I tend to be a bit nervous about bringing up a video game as a cornerstone of my livelihood.

It's not that I'm ashamed of what I do at all -- I'm absolutely not. It's just that in some of the places I've worked at are a bit more traditional, and I go in thinking that they might not get the legitimacy of running a website about a video game. I'm afraid they'll look at it as a hobby thing and not something that I spend 8 to 10 hours a day working at.

But -- I've always been wrong. They're always quite receptive and acknowledge that it's not a "joke" thing that I do. Some of my coworkers might be skeptical at first, but they always come around without fail. The key for people that don't get it is to put it in terms that they can relate to. For a lot of people I just say it's no different than a bowling league, you get together a night a week, maybe two if you're serious, and bowl a few games. Same thing with WoW, only it's on a computer and you don't have King Pin stuck in your head.

Damn that's a good movie. Must go watch it.

Diavo asked:

Odds we would get normal quest dialogue change-ups based on our class? A Warlock and a DK are my mains. Thru Cata I was given quests to heal the land and jazz (save bunnies from fire, ugh!); it felt out of place until I played those quests again as a Druid. In MoP everyone talks about avoiding anger & fear & hate to avoid the Sha manifesting in us, and being pure of spirit and doing things to save everyone. As a DK or Warlock my thought is "Mr Pandaren, are you even looking at me? No I don't have a kind heart and no I don't care to save everyone. I WANT the Sha to empower me, and I'll be glad to suck up a few souls to help it along. See these skulls with twisted visages on my armor? I tortured my victims before killing them for sport." (lol!) A few minor changes to quest texts when talking to NPCs might go a long way to keep classes at least within reasonable RP. Thoughts?

I really like that idea, but given how quests are being designed, that every quest is tied to some specific action related to the quest, it'd be hard to just change the dialogue and not the objectives at the same time.

I think a better solution would be to give each class its own quest line. I mean really... I don't understand why Blizzard hasn't rolled this out yet. Maybe they're waiting until World of Warcraft: [REDACTED] is announced at BlizzCon, but I'd still be a bit disappointed it took that long. If Blizzard wants me to play this game forever, start making 11 great story lines for each class. I never would stop until I've done them all.

And I don't think I'm alone in that at all.

AlekQamar asked:

So, here is the thing. I have this big crush for this girl. This saturday was her birthday party (in a club), and i got cmpletely wasted, ruining the celebration completely. What do?

Oh my dear...

First, do not tell her that you went on the internet and asked for advice. Most females I've found frown on sharing personal details online (just ask my wife... although the Queue I wrote the night before I asked her to marry me scored me big points. And I'll note that I set it to publish too, no waiting around, I was that over confident.)

Second, you probably want to take the route of writing her a nice note on the Facebooks, Geocities, or whatever you kids are using these days, and apologize to her. Make sure she knows that it was a mistake and that you're really sorry.

Third, if you really are keen on this girl, and I mean she's got to be the bee's knees, then you're probably going to have to tell her you really dig her. Be that hip cat and show her your feels, it's probably the only way.

Good luck!

Have questions about the World of Warcraft? The WoW Insider crew is here with The Queue, our daily Q&A column. Leave your questions in the comments, and we'll do our best to answer 'em!

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