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The Queue: Feed the Birds

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) will be answering your questions today.

Every now and again I get the songs from Mary Poppins stuck in my head, and then I remember how incredibly strange and dark the books are in comparison to Disney's fluffy, song and dance filled treatment. No really, it's kind of weird. And if you've never read the original books, go track them down. They're amazingly ... weird, and sometimes sad, in a beautiful way.

John22 asked:

Q4Q: Stormwind has a section for the Dwarves. Any idea on the story behind this and why doesn't Ironforge have a human section?

I don't think there's an official reason, but I think you could safely assume it's because when the dwarves visit Stormwind, they would like someplace where they can actually get a decent ale. Humans aren't exactly brewmasters.

smartazjb0y asked:

What is your ideal week in WoW in terms of how often you play, and what content you're playing? Do you want a game where you only log on to raid? Or to raid, and do just enough dungeons to cap Valor on off days? Or maybe to level a ton of alts? I'm kind of wondering what people want out of their "endgame"

Honestly, that "ideal" week fluctuates depending on what's going on out here in the real world. It used to involve a lot of raiding, but I've been awfully busy lately, so I've cut that out entirely. I guess it depends on what I've given myself to do. I'll usually set some sort of goal I'd like to obtain, set up a realistic amount of time to dedicate to that per week, and plug away at it until I'm finished. I'm not sure how I'll start out in Warlords. I know I'm definitely not going to rush right to level 100 as quickly as possible, this time around.

LazzLD asked:

Why do you think there hasn't been any new class/race combinations and do you think there will be more implemented in the future? I'm DYING to play a BE Druid (screw lore) :P

That was a Cataclysm feature. They never stated they'd be adding more. And you might not care about lore, but Blizzard certainly does -- you're not going to see a blood elf druid any time soon, if ever. There needs to be at least some thought and reasoning for choosing both the class and the race that you play. Simply making everyone capable of doing everything doesn't really make the task of choosing what character you'd like to create very interesting at all.

@McGuinness12691 asked via Twitter:

What do you hope Blizzard will do for Warcraft's 20th anniversary? What will probably actually happen?

I'm hoping we get something special this year -- it's not just Warcraft's 20th, it's World of Warcraft's 10th. Double anniversary! That deserves something amazing, don't you think? I don't know what we'll actually get, to be honest, but I kind of doubt they'd just give us another temp buff and call it a year.

@PhantomQuasar asked via Twitter:

Has blizz given any indication how fast leveling 90-100 will be? MoP seemed to drag on forever and that was just 5 levels...

It's going to take about the same amount of time, I believe. What felt like a snail's pace of five levels should feel pretty speedy when you're actually getting 10 out of the deal, along with perks while you're at it.

@ScottLeyes asked via Twitter:

Can you start referring to Matt Rossi as "Fluffy" on the podcast?

No, that title is reserved for Samwise Didier. But you knew that already.

@Gendou asked via Twitter:

Do you agree that the fishing pond in the garrison needs ducks, and that we need duckling companion pets? Y/Y

I think Azeroth and Draenor both need ducks. While we're at it, why not swans? Geese? I am outraged at Warcraft's lack of appropriate waterfowl. We need to start a petition.

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