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The QueueAug 20, 2016 12:00 pm CT

The Queue: Ghost guardians

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I’m pretty sure seeing this little sequence, pulled straight out of The Last Guardian, was my favorite part of the latest chain of pre-Legion quests. …although it was a little odd that past-ghost-Khadgar was just as old as current day Khadgar, instead of the 14 year old apprentice he actually was.


Considering 7.1 will have Karazhan as a gap between Legion, do you think Ulduar will be featured (in more of a capacity then it is now) as a dungeon / raid zone?

Some classes will actually see Ulduar again as part of their Artifact quest chains, so we’re not done with that zone just yet. As to whether we’d see it as a dungeon or raid zone … well, good question. It was a really good raid, I enjoyed it a lot in Wrath, but I don’t know how much of a tie it realistically has to everything else that’s going on. Personally, I think it’d be pretty cool to see that, but I know there are just as many people out there who are probably tired of it…kind of like Karazhan.


So… what exactly is Medivh’s status, anyways? It seems like something that should be obvious and well-known, but I find myself flummoxed. Is he floating around the cosmos, giving cryptic warnings to young leaders? Is he ded very ded? Is he a g-g-g-ghost? Does Medivh still consciously exist in the Warcraft universe as something other than magical echoes?

Theoretically, Medivh died. But in Cycle of Hatred, Aegwynn revealed that she was the one who brought Medivh back — which is why he appeared to be alive and well, delivering warnings in Warcraft 3. At the end of that game, Medivh stated that he would take his place “among the legends of the past,” an enigmatic statement that read like a farewell. Nobody’s seen him since…sort of.

In Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects, Thrall runs into Medivh. Medivh somehow has the knowledge that Thrall is from another time, and that he’s looking for Nozdormu. Because of this, it might be that the “legends of the past” statement was meant quite literally, and Medivh’s still zipping around in the timeways somewhere. But that’s just speculation.


Is there any achievement for a character getting to all the invasion points, or fighting all the different bosses therein? Or even a feat of strength?

There’s a Feat of Strength for fighting at each invasion point, but there’s nothing for defeating all of the assorted bosses.


Q4TQ: So what happened to the big statue commemorating the defeat of Arthas in the new Dalaran? We worked hard to earn that and now there’s a giant purple glowing tower! What is that thing and did the statue move somewhere else?

The statue still exists in old Dalaran, it just hasn’t carried over to the new version. That tower is far more useful to our current situation — it’s the home of the Mage class hall, as well as a place that other players will be using for various Legion quests. It’s way more interesting than that old statue, trust me.


Question – do Rogues have an equivalent of the Glyph of Pick Lock anymore?  Cause, having a cast time for picking the locks on 20 lockboxes is for chumps!

Unfortunately, that glyph was removed from the game and there is no replacement — but trust me, I’m right there with you. That was one of my standard glyphs, and I’m really upset that it’s gone away. Pick Lock isn’t some kind of major damaging spell or ability — we’re opening a box. Why it has a cast timer is beyond me.


Lore Q: Maybe this was already asked and answered a long time ago, but … Is it to be assumed that, in the Main Timeline, Yrel and Maraad were married (or otherwise in a relationship) on Draenor? And that Yrel died in the Main Timeline? Maraad’s dying words, “In the Light, we are one …” kind of suggest this.

Nope! Fun story, way back in early beta, there was some datamined dialogue that implied Yrel and Maraad were together. It was later removed — Yrel and Maraad have no apparent relationship or recollection of each other at all. The old character page for Yrel mentioned she had some kind of dark secret she carried with her, and we never saw mention of that, either. I don’t think there was anything implied by Maraad’s statement other than maybe a transfer of power, but that’ s just speculation — they were his final words, he was trying to bolster Yrel’s strength.

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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