The Queue: Leveling in Warlords, QQ, and more

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

Let's all agree to lay off of Wildstar today, eh?

@crusaderesper asked:

Is the leveling in WoD filled with rares and events like the Timeless Isle?

It's a blend of the Timeless Isle and more traditional questing. There are quest hubs and questlines, but also a number of rares and events to discover through exploration. For example, we've talked about the new vignettes added to zones. Quests don't lead you to vignettes, you just find them. Some of them you'll stumble across while questing. Others, you'll need to do some exploration on your own to find them.

Morte asked:

Ok, this might seem like a silly question and it's one that I've been wondering for a long time. I understand from the context what 'QQ' or 'QQing' is, but where did that term originate?

Reader setnetjer had an excellent answer, so I'm going to cheat and put that here:

Actually, QQ comes from the old DOS command for "quick quit" which would shut down the program immediately. People playing multiplayer games via LAN would use the quick quit command (default set to qq in most programs) if they were losing quite badly so they didn't actually have to suffer a loss. So QQ'ing came to be complaining about not liking the way something was going and either quitting that something or threatening to quit.

The more you know!

JeffLaBowski asked:

If you were going to start a food fight, what would you use and where would you do it? Could be in real life or somewhere in Warcraft.


Fizzl asked:

So, despite what they've said in the past... Any chance Blizzard will surprise us with content before WoD, even if it's as lame as Ruby Sanctum?

Beyond an expansion pre-patch, I seriously doubt it. Blizzard's development structure doesn't seem to be set up for that. They've explained that if they took X length of time off of Warlords of Draenor to produce holdover content, that's X length of time they'd need to delay Warlords. It wouldn't really make a difference.

It's something they would've had to plan for in advance. In this case, they didn't.

@andrefmt asked:

how can a creature with rocks on the skin, like those from Draenor, grow? They're born with that size?

I would assume the rocks grow with them, like your bones. Maybe they absorb minerals from whatever they eat and those minerals are added to the mass of the rock.

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!