The QueueOct 9, 2016 12:00 pm CT

The Queue: Very bad bird

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!

Moisture was being a terrible Hunter pet on last week’s stream. I brought him out to give him a chance to participate, but apparently he’s decided to snub our entire group. Either that, or he’s afraid of heights.


JORSHA ASKED:

QftQ: I’m having trouble finding quests in Suramar. I’m at 4/11 chapters completed, but can’t find the rest. Does anyone know if some quests aren’t showing up for me yet because I haven’t got to Honored reputation with the Nightfallen as per The Seed of Hope quest? (I’m currently at Friendly with 2 1/2 rep bars left to go and sadly no more world quests in Suramar right now). Or am I just missing a quest hub somewhere and should go back and scour the zone?

You’ll need to get to Honored for more of the “main” storyline quests, but there are small quests scattered all around the zone. I think I’ve found more quests just by running around the map and checking out the scenery than I’ve actually been sent to by any NPCs. It’s worth exploring the zone, really.


@PHANTOMQUASAR ASKED VIA TWITTER:

During Legion beta didn’t I see you messing with lights and planting herbs in Dalaran? Did they take that feature out?

Yes you did! Both of these things are still in game, although they’ve changed slightly. Herbalists can still plant herbs in the pots around Dalaran — but you have to have an herb in your bags in order to do it, and it consumes one herb for each plant you place. The plants are also a lot smaller than they were originally in beta, which is…disappointing, to say the least. What good is littering the city with fjarnskaggl when you can hardly see it?

As for the lights, those are also working again, but Windle Sparkshine handles lighting the big lamps. If you speak to him, you can purchase Windle’s Lighter and light the smaller sconces along the walls — the Lighter only has five charges, though.


@BONKIMOG ASKED VIA TWITTER:

Do you believe MU Gul’dan could have come to the same conclusions as the AU? As in, realizing we will always fight back.

I don’t think so — the difference between the two is that MU Gul’dan never really got to see or stand against a united Azeroth. He bailed before the Second War was over. The Horde would’ve won that war, had Gul’dan and his allies stayed put and fought with the rest of Orgrim’s forces.

On the other hand, AU Gul’dan got to see a united Azeroth — Alliance and Horde, not necessarily working together, but working towards the same goal. And we’re pretty terrifying. We cut through the Iron Horde like it was nothing, and proceeded to do the same to Hellfire Citadel.

We aren’t the same Azeroth MU Gul’dan encountered. We’ve changed, evolved, our alliances have shifted around, we’ve become far more focused on protecting the world and we’re stronger than we’ve ever been before. So it’s a different situation entirely.


DIAVO JINX ASKED:

Q4TQ: Why are all harpies female?

There are a few legends about harpies — in the Warcraft 3 manual, it’s mentioned that they were once Night Elves who betrayed Queen Azshara. In more recent years, the Warcraft magazine postulated that they’re descended from Aviana. However, that magazine article was written by Brann Bronzebeard, so we don’t really know how accurate he was on that call.

The Warcraft RPG books mentioned that there were rumors that harpies would capture males of any species for the purposes of making eggs. Once the eggs hatched, they became food for the nest. Those were rumors though, never confirmed. It also mentioned harpies could lay eggs that were essentially female copies of the mother. But all of the RPG modules are no longer considered canon. So…basically there’s no “canon” explanation for it, it’s just the way things are!


@COLDRUN_MN ASKED VIA TWITTER:

Is there a type of world quest you wish you’d see more often? (e.g. the Enigma puzzle quests)

So far, I think I’ve enjoyed the Ley Line race quests the most. But that’s less about the quest and more about really enjoying vrooming around the various zones on a souped up speedy kitty. But I tend to prefer vehicle type quests over the “go kill X amount of mobs” variety, and anything is better than “Hey fill up this bar.” I had more than enough of bar-filling in Warlords, thanks.

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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