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The QueueDec 19, 2015 12:00 pm CT

The Queue: Level 100 again

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I finally got around to hitting level 100 with my Shaman alt. This time around, I did things a little differently. I finished every quest, found every treasure and did every extra mission in Shadowmoon Valley, and when I was done with that, I started flying around and finding treasures everywhere else. Between the treasure-finding XP (with rested bonus), XP missions from my garrison mission table, and collecting both herbs and ore from my mine and herb garden, it was a relatively painless process, and I have…every other zone on Draenor to complete for extra gold at my leisure. I can’t say it was easier, but the process definitely lent itself far more to watching Netflix on the second monitor while flying around.


Q4tQ: Do you think we’ll see any more significant updates to the Brawler’s Guild in Legion or beyond? They’ve done absolutely nothing with it in WoD besides reorganizing and trimming the ranks and bosses in 6.0.

I imagine if we see anything, it’ll be another re-adjustment to the level of different encounters like we saw going into Warlords. While I love the Brawler’s Guild, it feels like this is another one of those really good ideas on Blizzard’s part that just fell by the wayside when it came to regular updates. I’m hoping it doesn’t turn into another Barbershop, another feature that could have been wildly popular, had it been updated with new options every now and again.


Q4TQ: Greatfather Winter or Great-Father Winter?

Well…it’s both, technically. Greatfather Winter is the Alliance version of everyone’s favorite Winter Veil visitor, and Great-father Winter is the Horde counterpart. I don’t exactly have any kind of personal preference here, if that’s what you were asking.

If you were asking which one would prevail in some kind of fisticuffs tournament, I’d say Greatfather Winter, just because he’s shorter. Speaking from experience, being short means you’re generally pretty good at dodging. Also, you’re a lot closer to targets that can automatically shut down your opponent. But that would be terribly out of spirit for the holidays — maybe a cookie-eating contest instead? And in that case I’d call it a draw, because I’m pretty sure they can both pack away cookies like nobody’s business!


Is there a way to just have crit numbers appear?

Otherwise, I’m turning off the damage/heal spam when I get home. I can’t believe I’ve kept it on all these years. Hearing someone else talk about made me realize how ridiculous they are.

I don’t think there’s a way to make one certain kind of number appear over another, unless there’s an addon out there that I don’t know about. If there is, I’m sure one kind soul or another will mention it in the comments! Honestly though, I’m with Rossi on that one — I don’t usually pay attention to the numbers unless some kind of gigantic crit pops up on my screen. Otherwise, it just doesn’t matter to me to see it as it happens.


Q4TQ: would the average stormwind resident see a murloc in their life time? What about a kobold, Dragon, or scourge? Or a troll/orc/opposite faction member? I’m wondering how sheltered the city residents of azeroth are compaured to the adventurers

I like this question. I’d say the average Stormwind resident has seen at least one dragon in their lifetime, seeing as how Deathwing paid the city a visit in Cataclysm. If they traveled to Goldshire or anywhere in Elwynn Forest, it’s likely they’ve seen a murloc or kobold as well. Scourge is also pretty likely, because the Scourge invaded the city prior to Wrath of the Lich King.

Were any of these normal experiences? No, definitely not — maybe for the murlocs and kobolds, but your average Stormwind citizen is likely sensible enough to know where said murlocs and kobolds are located, and avoid said locations. I don’t think Stormwind’s citizens are necessarily sheltered, I mean they’re aware of horrible things existing and have probably seen said horrible things at one point or another in their lifetime. But it’s not a common occurrence like it is for adventurers.


Does anybody else get uncomfortable when squeezing toads for the ‘toad juice’ required for the Grandmother’s Remedy quest in SMV?

Yes. The Shaman I mentioned above actually still has, at level 100, all six Gently Squeezed Toads in her bag. Why? Partially because I felt kind of bad about setting them free after the quest was over.

…and partially because well, you never know when a gently squeezed toad is going to come in handy. I’ll use them some day, I swear. When the time is right.


Where is Cairne’s body??

Cairne’s body is located at Red Rocks in Mulgore — players can get a quest to visit him during Children’s Week. Because apparently, nothing says children’s activity like “Hey kid, let’s go attend a cremation!” …it’s a little weird if you start thinking too hard about it.

That’s it for today’s Queue — if you have any questions you’d like to see answered, be sure to leave them in the comments below!

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