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The Queue: I want to live here

Welcome back to The Queue, our daily Q&A feature for all of Blizzard’s games! Have a question for the Blizzard Watch staff? Leave it in the comments!

Without fail, every time I head to Suramar for a quest I invariably get lost in taking screenshots of all the little details scattered throughout the city. I’m going to be really, really sad when we inevitably have to say goodbye to this place at the end of the expansion.

Jorsha asked:

QftQ: in order to find/get/loot a hidden artifact appearance do you have to 1) have completed the appropriate artifact quest chain and/or 2) have the correct artifact equipped at the time? Example: my druid. I’ve only done the feral chain so far, but I know you can get the Resto hidden appearance from planting seeds in your order hall. Could the seed spawn the appearance if I don’t have the artifact?

No to both of those questions! My Druid actually got the Restoration appearance from the seeds you mentioned, and that’s the one Artifact she hasn’t picked up yet. The same went for the Feral appearance — my druid is a boomkin, and hadn’t even bothered picking up that Artifact when the screeches began appearing. I went ahead and did the Feral chain right after I saw the first one though, just in case. I’m not sure if the same applies to every other class — I haven’t found hidden appearances for my other characters — but I can’t imagine they’d let one class do it without letting everyone else do it, too.

Eno asked:

I was wondering what was the best way to get Leylight Shards for enchanting? I’m good on arkhana and chaos crystals but I need these shards for just about everything.

This is pretty much the reason why Enchanting has always been paired with the Tailoring profession — you can just craft stuff with Tailoring, and then disenchant it for shards. The reason it’s always been Tailoring over any of the other crafting professions is that you typically gather the mats for Tailoring (cloth, etc) without actually needing a gathering profession to do so. Cloth just drops from mobs, no need to learn a special skill for harvesting it. It’s probably your best bet, since dungeons aren’t exactly littered with excess items to disenchant these days — although that’s always an option too!

The Milkman asked:

Aren’t all Champions available to fill the Bodyguard roll?

Nope! There are usually just one or two that can go questing with you out in the world, and a couple more than have a special ability you can call on, but that’s it. Apparently all followers are okay with going places, just…not necessarily with you.

Husskies asked:

So I’ve been on an achievement frenzy in the past few weeks and am currently at 14995 (will begetting 15K tonight, yeah). Is there any good addons out there to track achievements you don’t have and where to get them. For instance if I’d like to know if there’s any achievs I’m missing from ICC or any other raid/dungeon?

Overachiever is pretty much your best bet for tracking achievements. It’ll show you everything you need to know, including holiday achievements as well as the usual world/dungeon/raid achievements that can be completed at any time. You can even set tooltip reminders for whether or not you need to kill a particular mob or click on a particular thing for an achievement. I highly recommend it.

SPencer Morgan asked:

Q4tQ: you reach the end of the expansion; about to fight Sargeras/His Avatar/His Jilted Lover/Mankrik’s Fel-corrupted zombie wife. Just before you enter the boss room.
Odyn: Heroes, before to thrust yourselves into. I must first test your strength! Prepare yourselves for battle.
What do you do?

I would immediately look up his loot table and see what the heck he drops, because at that point I’d be expecting the jerk to do a heel turn and reveal that he’s been deliberately blocking our way this whole time. I mean, come on. We have to end this at some point — if we don’t, he’s going to be popping up at the auction house and demanding we prove ourselves before we list all that wool cloth stowed in our bags (for perfectly affordable prices, of course).


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