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The Queue: Why not Zoidberg?

Anne Stickney

Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Anne Stickney (@Shadesogrey) had a Slinky once, but she straightened it.

Adam decided to leave the Queue to me today. Perhaps he will be asking himself the question featured above. Hopefully, in as close to that particular voice as possible! We can only dream.

Chrth asked:

Q4TQ/Comments: So if I'm farming the Fragments of Valanyr, I can start a raid via oq or whatever and make myself Master Looter - Legendary and then I can assign the Fragments to myself and everyone else gets to roll on other loot, right? Or is Legendary not an allowed Master Looter setting?

I briefly checked this out in game, and it appears that the highest threshold for the Master Looter setting is epic quality. So yes, you could set it to epic and assign the shards to yourself, but you'd also have to assign every other piece of epic loot while you were at it. Blue and green items would be normal roll, however.

arkainjel001 asked:

Maybe I'm mistaken and have to pay more attention to the quest line, but I could've sworn (spoiler, maybe?) half of the Klaxxi Paragons die in the assault outside of Heart of Fear. But two tiers later, we find them in Orgrimmar. Am I just misremembering or did they cast a Mass Res while I wasn't looking?

You're mistaken -- Malik was the only paragon to die in that assault. There's also a sha-corrupt paragon you kill earlier in the Klaxxi quest lines. The rest of the paragons escaped unscathed, only to be murdered during the Siege.

Dabugar asked:

Q for the Q: With the WoW TCG ending and Hearthstone seemingly taking it's place can we expect the usual mounts/cosmetic items that were found inside packs from the TCG to be moved over to packs from Hearthstone?

I honestly don't know the answer to that one. I hope so! Those loot cards were ridiculously fun. Sure, you had to buy TCG packs if you wanted a chance at getting them, but they didn't really do anything to enhance your character, they were just fun little toys. Mind you, Mists has been full of fun little toys, so maybe they're just planning to keep those items in the game itself from now on.

connelallison asked:

How aware are the orcs of their history? How clearly do they understand exactly what happened with Gul'dan, Nerzhul, Kil'jaeden, Medivh, etc?

Your average run of the mill grunt isn't likely to know everything there is to know about the history of the Horde, but they've likely got at least a general idea about all of it. They know why their skin is green, they know about Grom Hellscream's sacrifice during the Third War, they know about the internment camps. There are still orcs out there that are old enough to remember the First War, and even Draenor. Thrall definitely knew a lot about what went on on Draenor, he was the narrator for Rise of the Horde -- Drek'Thar apparently filled him in on all that history. Medivh is definitely known about, since he's the subject of a Caverns of Time instance that clearly shows him opening the Dark Portal. I'd say most orcs have at least some knowledge of what happened, but the depth of their knowledge probably varies depending on their station -- as I said, a run of the mill grunt isn't really likely to have a vested interest in learning history. Someone of higher rank, they might be in a position to learn more, or want to learn more.

@rikulas asked via Twitter:

I really hope they use medivh in the WoD story lines. Do you believe he will be?

I love Medivh. I would absolutely love it if he made another appearance at some point. But I don't think he will in Warlords -- the timelines don't really come together. We're going back to a point before the Horde was fully corrupted by the Burning Legion, long before the Dark Portal was opened, and it's been stated we won't be dealing with "alternate reality Azeroth" at all. That said, I wouldn't be surprised to see Kil'jaeden make an appearance, as the orcs were his personal pet project, and I doubt he's happy that project slipped out of his hands.

@sergel92 asked via Twitter:

What do mana buns taste like?

This is going to be a pretty boring answer, but I assume they taste like some sort of breakfast pastry, or just plain old bread. The name doesn't mean they're some sort of special mana flavor, it just indicates they were made with mana -- created by a mage.

But if you want you can pretend they crackle in your mouth like Pop Rocks when you eat them. Because that would be pretty weird and cool.

@RichardkumieJ asked:

what would you add to the easter event in game to get ppl doing it again?

I'm not sure! Noblegarden is a pretty fun event, that's not the issue. It's that people have been doing that pretty fun event for several years now, so it's just a bit repetitive now. There's a limit on how complex you can really make holidays in WoW -- sure, they're fun, but the content is only out there and playable a short time out of the year, whereas something like a dungeon or a raid is out there and playable year-round.

That said, in Warcraft III there was a scenario map called Funny Bunny's Easter Egg Hunt that was pretty cool. It had kind of the same concept -- you collected eggs, but you went to a place called Bunny Island to do it, and there were gangs of evil bunnies that would try and stop you. Now, obviously this was a Warcraft III thing, but I don't know -- it might be kind of fun to see that portion of the event come to Azeroth, complete with evil bunny mini-boss that dropped cool stuff like transmog items or the like.

... really I just like Warcraft III. I'm curious though, what kind of ideas you guys might have. Leave them in the comments, along with questions for tomorrow's Queue, if you have any you'd like to share!

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