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The Queue: The Wild Hunt

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. If all goes as planned, Matthew Rossi will be your host today.

The Wild Hunt is one of those concepts I've always liked. Essentially, it's a hunting party of mythic figures, which various regions would change depending on who was famous or suitable. Human kings, elves, gods and monsters have all been named as the Huntsman leading the Wild Hunt. Whether it's represented as an army of the restless dead erupting to stalk the living or a more figurative mass of hounds with tongues of flickering green fire, it's an appropriate way to ease into a Halloween Queue, now isn't it? All fear the Wild Huntsman and his Yeth Hounds.

The song is just there cause I like it. It's not related.

Heisenberg asks:
If I'm considering transferring servers to find a new raiding guild, is there a particular resource to figure out which would be a good match (progress, raid nights, faction, etc)?

Basically, what's a good way to figure out where a good match for me might be?

I can't decide if I'm supposed to make an uncertainty principle joke or a Breaking Bad joke here. I guess I could make a joke about how I can only know one of those at the same time. Anyway, on the podcast this week our own Anne Stickney mentioned that she likes to use WoWProgress to check for raid guilds that are at or around the same progression level she is or wants to be, and I chimed in with my suggestion to check the official forums, especially the recruitment forums. People in the comments suggested checking the Undermine Journal for the realm economy, which is also a good suggestion.

Sadly, since it's Halloween and the Wild Hunt is afoot, you'll likely be seized by an army of restless dead before you get a chance to find a realm. But here's hoping.

KaleilS asks:
Q for the Q, where the hell is Dalaran?

We don't know. It appeared to be moving during the 5.1 quests, and it was originally intended to be floating over Orgrimmar for the Siege, but it turned out to be a bad idea for technical reasons (basically, it would have lagged everything the heck out) in much the same way that having Dalaran in the Crystalsong Forest meant that almost nothing else could go there and hope to be playable. Dalaran's a disruptive place for a floating city of pure magic.

The video? No reason. I just like Audiomachine songs.

the_DECk asks:
QftQ: For older legendaires, do you think that Blizzard will lift the transmog ban on them since they are of no use to higher level players? Or, could they implement an upgrade system to breath some new life & use into them? I understand the prestige of a legendary weapon, but it seems like a waste if there's no use to them.

Third crazy option: Give us player housing where we can display them.

I would like them to allow me to use my legendaries in transmog, but I don't expect it. I mean, Diablo 3 is letting us transmog to our legendary items, why not WoW? With BlizzCon coming in a little over a week, I'd very much love it if they let us use our legendaries in transmog. An upgrade system for legendaries seems too unlikely to my eyes, though, especially since many of us just got a legendary cloak with a pretty awesome proc - if they let us upgrade our legendaries, we'd never use another cape again.

As for player housing, I hope you like your farm, because that's gonna be it, I bet. But again, BlizzCon in a week, so who knows?

Jaime Carrera asks:
Do u think they will add another tier of talents or change existing?

Honestly, if they go to level 100 (which the heirloom weapons that drop from Garrosh make me think they will) then yes, they'll add another tier of talents. 100 levels is easy enough to get talent choices nice and round for - add a couple of tiers, and make it ten talent tiers in total, boom we're done. Even if it's only a five level expansion, it's hard to imagine not adding more talents, honestly.

It's certainly possible to release an expansion without new talents - previous expansions have launched with and without new classes, with and without new races - there were no new races in Wrath of the Lich King and no new classes in Burning Crusade and Cataclysm so no feature is absolutely necessary for an expansion, but it's very very hard to imagine not getting new talents.

This ends the Queue for this week. Enjoy one last Audiomachine song.

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