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The Queue: Let's talk about Fraggles and Warcraft

Anne Stickney
01.31.15
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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. Anne Stickney (@Shadesogrey) is answering all kinds of questions today!

You know what? I loved Fraggle Rock when I was a kid, and I still do today. When I was a kid, it was all about the music and the story, and as I grew older, it was all about the slow and astonishing realization that a few pieces of felt and a couple of ping-pong googly eyes felt really real. It wasn't the felt or the googly eyes, it was the person operating that device as a vehicle for delivering authentic emotion. More importantly, it was the wide-eyed audience that watched it all and somewhere in their heart of hearts held the little spark of belief that it all was real.

Basically what it boils down to is this: You can set the stage and build the parts, but without that genuine exchange between actor and audience, you've got nothing but a shell. Shells are nothing. The rest of it, that's the really amazing part, the part that can't be easily replaced. With that, let's answer some weekend questions, why don't we?

BaronoftheLake asked:

QFTQ: Where is the Exodar on Draenor? I haven't seen any Draenei ships in Draenor, and I thought that was rather strange.

The Exodar was originally one section of Tempest Keep -- but Tempest Keep didn't arrive on Draenor until after it had already shattered into Outland. It's not a draenei ship, it's a naaru vessel -- it's the ship A'dal and the rest of the Sha'tar arrived on. There is one other naaru vessel on Draenor, but it's half-buried in Nagrand and falling apart.


Lib commented:

We can request good luck here? Cool, maybe the Queue can help my daughter. She's applying for a Blizzard intern position. Buff her up, please!

Consider her buffed with a good luck! I can't think of a cooler place for an internship, really!

Eliza asked:

Q4tQ Sitting at my farm in Halfhill, I'm thinking that Minecraft-type storage would be very handy in a few areas of the world. Buy a chest (or build one), plunk it down somewhere, throw some crap in it to leave there. It wouldn't be shared across other chests, or your bank, or anywhere else; just that location. Useful, or redundant?

The only place I could see that being useful as it stands right now is my garrison -- but we already have that in the form of the storage building. Engineers have bank access from pretty much anywhere via Jeeves, and the Argent Squire/Gruntling pet with the bridle is another method of bank access on top of all of that. I don't think we've really got a storage problem that that would necessarily solve, do we?

Armo asked:

why are BC and WotLK raids not in the dungeon journal?

Because the Dungeon Journal was implemented after those raids were current content. They could put one together for them, but it would be pretty redundant by now, considering max level characters can mostly ignore mechanics and just plow through everything at this point.

@One_Rogue asked via Twitter:

Is there any further use for the "Secrets" professions currencies once we've bought all of the current recipes? ie. in 6.1?

Currently, it appears you can trade in your extra secrets for a small bag of coins. One secret per bag, and each bag will get you 1g 66s. It's not much, but it's something!

emailjonrowley asked:

Regarding the 680 crafting upgrade; Does anyone know how many secrets it will take to learn the recipe? I am assuming 5 but don't want to be surprised by 10 come patch day. I asked on the forums but got no love.

It doesn't actually appear to be on the vendors just yet. I'd say five, but you might as well make a few more of those secrets if you have the materials to do so -- even if you don't use them on the recipe, the vendors now exchange secrets for bags of gold. Commerce!

Chrth asked:

Q4TQ: You've probably have been asked this and answered it before Anne, but what period of Azeroth history do you feel is most in need of lore love?

I really want to see primal Azeroth. Before the night elves, back when it was troll empires duking it out for supremacy. I want to see ancient tauren, and maybe even the mogu/pandaren from that time -- honestly, we've got some historical accounts of that whole era of time, but nothing really concrete, and I think it'd be cool to see.

Dorelei asked via Twitter:

My dumb queue question: How do I know if quest givers in my Garrison are offering me a "Garrison Story Quest?"

Not a dumb question at all! There is a section under your quest log titled Garrison Campaign -- garrison related story quests should pop up there. The other easy way I've found to tell (at least for now, anyway), is that the majority of your quests in your garrison are dailies, marked by a blue exclamation point. Garrison campaign quests use the yellow exclamation point, because they are not repeatable. Hope that helps!

Anthony Hulshof asked:

Q4theQ Writers: with the community the way it is... Will you guys look to moving to a new site and bring this following community with you? If you build it they will come. I know I would follow and many other would too.

A stage is just a stage. The cool thing about that is that you can build a stage just about anywhere.

In other news, you should probably be following the illustrious Alex Ziebart's Twitter. Yep.

I'll be back with the Queue tomorrow as well, so don't forget to leave your questions here!


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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