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The QueueJun 19, 2016 12:00 pm CT

The Queue: More wine please

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!

You know what, I take back what I said about Dalaran’s citizens in yesterday’s Queue. It’s obvious they’ve all learned to cope with the idiosyncrasies of living in a flying city by drinking. Heavily. I mean come on, the bowl of that wine glass is larger than her head.


Q4tBetaQ:  There’s been a lot of talk about professions in Legion lately now that it has been revealed that the intention is to have a gathering profession to compliment a crafting profession, and that people with two crafting professions will be in a world of hurt due to certain mats being BoP, etc.

So, my question — how does one obtain cloth in Legion?  My mage is a tailor / scribe, but tailoring is the more important one to me.  Will I be ok with scribing if I don’t have herbalism, and how is tailoring affected since it doesn’t have a dedicated gathering profession to compliment it?


Cloth is obtained the same way it’s been obtained since the start of the game — it drops from humanoid mobs. There are plenty of those scuttling around in Legion, so you really shouldn’t have any issues getting materials. But typically, people have always paired tailoring with enchanting, because you can always disenchant the products of your tailoring for enchanting materials. A scribe is probably going to want to pick up herbalism, though — you aren’t going to have an herb garden or trading post to supply you with materials this time around.


Q4tQ: Once the Wardrobe feature hits, will we have to go from toon to toon to toon to register our gear from each, or will the account know each piece simply through being an account-wide feature?

You have to log on a character for their collection to register in your Wardrobe — I had to copy over several of my regular characters to start to see the Wardrobe fill out. It definitely doesn’t detect characters that it hasn’t seen yet. It’s a pretty fast process, though.


Q4TQ:  Before the launch of WoD there were a lot of vides put out by blizzard highlighting the clan leaders, telling some of the tales and lore, and all that goodness.  I really enjoyed those.  And, at least for my small group of gamers, those really helped to build the hype leading up to WoD. Those even brought back a couple of players that skipped Cataclysm.  I haven’t see a lot of that with Legion.  Am I just missing it?  I don’t watch TV.  So if it is not online I won’t see it.

You haven’t seen a lot of that because they hadn’t really announced it until the Legion summit after the Warcraft movie premiere — there is in fact going to be another animated series before Legion‘s launch. It’s called Harbingers, and it focuses on Illidan Stormrage. Apparently the preview shown focused on Illidan’s recruitment of high elves in his fight against the Burning Legion. We don’t have any kind of official release date for it, but it’ll likely be released on YouTube just like all the other shorts Blizzard has released.


When I learned that anyone can get onto the PTR for Legion stuff, I installed it, and copied my main over for a look-see. He’s an Ele shaman, and I have been dreading this since I learned that Binkenstein is re-rolling to mage for this expansion. Figured I’d go look for myself.

And I am… stunned by how much the class has changed. My action bars had multiple holes in it, and my rotation is going to have to be completely retooled. To be fair, I couldn’t do a whole lot, because the Broken Shores scenario was broken (could queue, but not go in), and none of the Invasion points were active.

I don’t blame you, it’s a little disconcerting to suddenly see all those buttons disappear. Elemental Shaman have a lot of buttons on live. But the thing is…they don’t really need all those spells. I have a ton of extra action bars for all those spells, just in case I need them, but there are some I rarely use at all. I’ve been playing Elemental a lot on the alpha/beta, and it really didn’t take long for me to get used to the new streamlined version — it felt stranger to go from alpha to live, and get an eyeful of all those spells that just weren’t necessary and filling up my bars. The class is still fun, and several spells have new visuals or sound effects to go with them — I didn’t find myself enjoying the game any less, and I kind of appreciated the lack of button bloat.


Q4TQ (Beta Tester Edition): What is the “end” goal for World Quests? In other words, when does doing them on a daily* basis no longer make sense for a character? After all reps are exalted?

There…isn’t one. Not really. World Quests give you a variety of different things — reputation, yes, but also gold, gear, Artifact power, resources, and plenty of other goodies. They could even add in more goodies, or different goodies, at a later patch if they wanted to. The only reason to stop doing World Quests is if you just don’t feel like doing them, and you shouldn’t really need to do them every single day or anything. It’s kind of a more relaxed and laid-back version of daily quests, almost. It doesn’t feel like a requirement unless you think you need to race to exalted for some reason. I like it.


Been messing around on my low level shaman.

What would you guys think of shaman who could tame elemental’s? Maybe not permanently, but like a two hour at a time tame? And nothing that would put out too much damage, so wouldn’t be absolutely required, maybe a fire elemental would shoot a fire ball every once in a while, etc…

Just something for class flavor…

Just me?

That would be entirely out of character, because the elements can’t be “tamed,” really — they can be subjugated and forced to serve, but that’s what the Dark Shaman in Mists of Pandaria did, and it was pretty widely frowned upon, because that’s not really the way Shaman work. The relationship between Shaman and the elements is kind of a matter of mutual respect. Shaman ask the elements for their aid, but the elements always have that option to refuse.

The elements aren’t like a Hunter pet or even a Warlock demon, they are independent entities. If a Shaman has earned enough respect with the elements, it’s rare that they would refuse said Shaman a favor. But no Shaman — not even Thrall — is ever in complete control. The elements make the final call, not the Shaman. And if you do something to anger the elements, they’ll stop talking to you altogether.

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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