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The Queue: Revelations

Alex Ziebart

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.

My answer to today's final question? I am seriously considering it.

metalshrivv asked:

I don't know if this has been addressed already or not, but from what I heard (it may be incorrect) we will be going to an alternate timeline about 10 years in the past. Do you think the storyline will include Present Thrall seeing Past Thrall or Present Garrosh seeing Past Garrosh?

As was pointed out in the comments yesterday, Blizzard said they'll be avoiding situations like that. The time travel/alternate timeline shenanigans will be confusing enough for many players -- Thrall meeting Thrall and so forth would only serve to create very awkard situations for the future.

LiquidPig asked:

when a character who is boosted at 60+. Is it just the primary prof that are boosted? Or do secondary profs get it as well?

Your primary professions and First Aid are boosted. The other secondary professions do not receive a boost. An important detail is that even your boosted professions will not be granted all of their crafting recipes. You still need to learn/purchase those on your own.

caliswow asked:

Blizzard must absolutely know right now whether they've designed the WoD environment to permit flying or not. Why are they being so coy about not only when but whether flying will be allowed?

I'm fairly certain they've built the world to accommodate flying whether they enable it or not. They're being coy about the when and the whether because they probably don't know yet. The game is still in internal testing. I imagine they'll play the "when" by ear. Is it working like they hoped? If yes, they'll keep it disabled longer. If it isn't working, they'll enable flight much sooner.

Even if flying is disabled for the entirety of this expansion, I don't think the developers would make the mistake of using the shortcuts and illusions they did back in vanilla WoW. There will come a time when Warlords isn't the current expansion and they might as well enable flight. They might as well do it right and be prepared for that.

Erik Setzer asked:

So a question that popped in my mind this morning while collecting eggs in Kharanos... I noticed they had cages with rabbits in them. And of course, they're selling rabbits all through the holiday. And then there's that spell effect that turns you into a rabbit. Now, given all of that, I have to wonder... What are the chances that some people who get turned into a rabbit by that spell end up getting stuck that way, and then some enterprising rabbit salesman scoops up these new rabbits and then sells them to other adventurers who have no idea?

My god.

@RichardkurnieJ asked:

do you think wrath was a alliance focused or a horde focused xpack? or did it reach a middle ground for both stories?

I think Wrath of the Lich King probably had more Alliance-focused story threads, but the Horde ended up in a much stronger position over the course of the expansion. Garrosh Hellscream hadn't gone full-maniac yet and advanced the Horde war machine significantly. All of the dwarven content was certainly more integral to the Alliance, many of the influential NPCs were humans, and so on. However, most of that served to weaken the Alliance -- the Alliance lost some good people, gained little, and were often victim to unanswered Horde ambushes in what should have been, in theory, an armistice in the face of a bigger enemy.

The Horde did have some of its own strong content, but I don't think it's unreasonable to say narrative content was tilted in the Alliance's favor. The tradeoff for that, in a bigger view of the narrative, was a weakened Alliance and an empowered Horde. In Cataclysm, the Horde flourished, while the Alliance faltered. The Horde was able to strengthen its war machine and its defenses. Meanwhile, in the wake of the war in Northrend, the Alliance couldn't even maintain its own lands anymore. Westfall, for example. The Alliance's infrastructure failed in its entirety while we dealt with the Lich King.

I repeated myself a little bit in those two paragraphs, but eh! Some of it was worth repeating.

@Kenichan asked:

Will we be seeing PoopQuests again in WoD?

Boy, I hope so. More material for my comprehensive guide to Azerothian excrement!

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