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Alex Ziebart
12.09.14
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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.

Everyone thank Adam for covering for me yesterday. And now I'm taking his place today!

Bugboy asked:

I'm sure this has been asked and answered, but...well, my apologies for not taking note before. For the legendary quest, do we need to collect and keep 4986 apexis crystals, or can we spend them along the way?



Don't spend them! You turn those apexis crystals in as quest items.

lib.feathers asked:

Why no lumberjills in the garrisons? Not that I mind having to look at all those buff lumberjacks, mind you...

Good question! Which I am unable to answer! I don't really know, but it'd be pretty cool. I was actually pleasantly surprised as far as how many women there were in my garrison. Both of the people working in my Forge are women. There's a man and a woman in my Engineering Works. Generally speaking, it feels like a good balance, but perhaps it depends on which buildings you've built.

Actually, now that I think about it, one of the NPCs that would have been in your Lumber Mill is Shelly Hamby. She ends up joining you as a follower, though.

HaydenHiggs asked:

What accent do Draenei have? I just can't pick it and it's driving me crazy.

The Draenei accents don't really match up to any real world accents because I don't think any of the voice actors actually have any particular accent. I think they're trying to invoke some kind of Eastern European -- maybe not Russian in particular, but it's similar to that. Popular theory (that might be fitting) is they're meant to sound like European Romani.

On the voice actors note, consider that Maraad is voiced by Crispin Freeman. He's a great voice actor and does a good job, but he's from Chicago and lives in California. He isn't going to sound exactly like any accent beyond maybe some regional American dialect.

CoreyRaynor asked:

Ok, so Jaina is the leader of the Kirin Tor... then why is Khadgar commanding the KT mages in Draenor? Did Jaina give him permission to use her mages? Is Jaina his superior now? Did Jaina give leadership of KT to Khadgar? Why isn't Jaina with them? I thought she would love to kill as many orcs as possible. Khadgar is infinitely more powerful than Jaina or Rhonin, so why wasn't he picked to be leader of KT in the first place?

I think the shortest, simplest answer to this is Blizzard simply wanted to tell stories about other characters in this expansion. They have to recognize that Jaina exists, she's still a major player in the world, but Khadgar is their mage character this time around. Jaina Proudmoore is the head of the Kirin Tor but Khadgar is also a seasoned veteran member of the Kirin Tor, so he has clout.

Personally, I wouldn't say Khadgar is infinitely more powerful than either Jaina or Rhonin. He might be, he might not be. We've seen no actual comparison between them. Well, Rhonin is dead, so comparisons to him hardly matter anymore. Jaina, however, has been called the most powerful mage on Azeroth -- through various story beats, she's been suffused with so much magic that it has bleached her hair and made her eyes glow. Khadgar's gone through some serious stuff with ties to Medivh, so he's certainly powerful. Jaina has also been through a lot in her lifetime, was apprenticed to Antonidas, and has gained significant power throughout the last few years. If Khadgar is more powerful, it isn't infinitely, if he's more powerful at all.

bcf_80 asked:

At what level/part of the story do you get the herb garden for your garrison? I am finding I need some flytraps to make cloth and sadly don't have an herbalist in Draenor.

You don't get the herb garden until level 96. It will grow a mix of herbs until you upgrade it to level 2 and assign a follower, at which point you can choose a specific type of herb to grow.

Fizzl asked:

I think I've missed something, so can someone please explain what's up with the semi-meme that is Lantressor?

I think it comes down to absurdity. Lantresor's story is one of overcoming adversity due to birth -- he's an orc/draenei hybrid, and though he's one of his clan's best blademasters, he's stripped of his banner and exiled. You find him, free him from captivity, help him prove his strength and mastery of a blade, and so he decides to join you. He's a man of great skill and honor, one of the finest warriors Draenor has to offer. But because he comes with the Mining trait by default, players send him into the mines, never to be seen again.


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