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The Queue: UI updates, quitting WoW forever, farewell to Titan, and dyes


Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Adam Holisky (@adamholisky) will be your host today.

Great questions in The Queue yesterday! Keep 'em coming...

Lapia asked:

if you could change one thing about the ui, major or minor, what would it be? Personally I'd like to see an update to the chat window, the problems of which are shown by the plethora of addons trying to fix them

Definitely agree with updating the chat window. That seems to be one of those things that has barely changed over the years, yet there are so many improvement to be made.

Another major area that needs revamping is the actual questing dialogs and interfaces there in. Sure, we've had some updates here and there, but there's a lot more that can be done. I'd like to see what quests I need to do in each zone, what mobs I haven't killed, what fish I need to catch, etc... I think Final Fantasy: A Realm Reborn does this very well, and I'd love to see that level of functionality come to WoW.

Steve asked:

What would it take to get you to quit wow forever? We have so much invested in our characters that it would take a pretty significant event for me to hit the "delete" button.

I don't know to be honest. I don't think the game could fundamentally change so much that I'd want to quit it forever. The base system of the game has evolved, but the essence is still here. That's the game I love, and I'm confident Blizzard won't muck with that experience very much.

Perhaps the only big thing that could drive me away would be if the community became so divergent from what I want to be a part of that I couldn't stand it anymore. There's certainly been some trying times in the WoW community, but overall it's a ton of great people and great intentions. Will that ever change? Who knows what things will look like a decade from now, but I doubt the community will be much different.

Neuromante asked:

Do you think we should say Farewell to "Titan", whatever it was meant to be? Do you expect something to come out of whatever they'd been working on until last year or it's already dead and buried?

No, Titan is not dead. There's no indication it is, and every indication that Blizzard cares so much that they're sending it back to the drawing board.

Ryan asked:

Should Blizz implement coloring dyes for armor in WoW? I don't really see any negatives other than the Blizz artist's not liking it I suppose. Allows for further armor customization and the like. Or why shouldn't they? Perhaps I've just been playing too much D3 lately lol

I don't think they should -- we get recolors with different difficulty tiers and that makes the carrot-on-the-stick all that more appealing. After all, I want my mage in blue, not green.

More so the amount of WoW gear eclipses the amount of Diablo gear. There number of different textures that would need to exist on the gear would be insane... and I don't think WoW is designed in such a way that it'd be as simple as a computational fill pattern or anything.

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!

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