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The QueueOct 22, 2016 12:00 pm CT

The Queue: The greatest quest I’ve ever done

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!

If the above screenshot looks unfamiliar to you, get yourself down to the Sundered Shoals, between Suramar and Aszuna — south of Falanaar. Just…run down there. You won’t be disappointed in the least.


Is there a way to have WoW music on while playing but off on the character select screen?

Turn your music down before you log off for the night, turn it back up when you log in. That’s…pretty much the only feasible way to accomplish that — I know it’s probably not what you were looking for, but I don’t think there’s anything out there that would help you make that kind of specific change. Sorry!


Q4TQ: Is there an NPC in Legion similar to the one from our garrison that allows you to rewatch the cinematic FMVs (Ysera, Suramar, etc)? I am not referring to what’s-his-name who lets you rewatch the Harbinger videos.

Unfortunately, there doesn’t appear to be one — I’d heard that we would have someone like that in our Class Halls, but I don’t think that ever actually happened. Maybe they’ll add an NPC in a future patch — I know I’d like to re-watch all those amazing cinematics too!


QftQ: So as a proud Blood Elf who enjoys polymorphing apprentices and a fine wine, is it not time that we get a true ruler? A king or queen to usher in a new golden age and maybe take down some of those fel crystals and fix the western half of the city? If the Blood Elves were to have a new king or queen, who should it be? Obviously Lor’themar would be a good king if he wanted it, but he apparently does not.

Lor’themar doesn’t want to be king, but he will happily lead the Blood Elves wherever they need to go. I’m pretty sure he’s just disenchanted with the idea of a monarchy in general. That’s not what the Blood Elves need right now. They need someone who can take their beleaguered, battered race and rebuild it. Now I won’t deny — it would definitely be nice if they’d fix the western half of the city, and clear out the funky crystals.

At the same time, there are other, larger priorities at the moment that are far more pressing…like I don’t know, the Burning Legion threatening to turn Azeroth into a fine, demon-infested paste. If anyone understands what kind of threat that means, it’s a race who saw their former king corrupted and warped into a withered shadow of himself by those selfsame forces.

Lor’themar’s good. He hasn’t let the Blood Elves fall yet. He’s been their leader and their champion. I think I’m perfectly fine with him sticking around for the foreseeable future.


QftQ: Why did Sargeras bring the orcs to Azeroth? Was using them as shock troops truly his endgame? If so, that sounds awfully shortsighted for a Titan, not to mention that it’s a rather mental task for the leader of the Legion.

It wasn’t a bad endgame. Here’s what he was intending: Bring the orcs to Azeroth. Have them wipe out Stormwind, and work their way north, wiping out any Human civilization along the way. They’re big, they’re brutish, they’re fueled with fel magic and they seem to follow orders well enough.

And they would have pulled it off, too. They were on the brink of tearing Lordaeron to shreds when Gul’dan pulled out of Orgrim’s army and took his spellcasters with him — right in the middle of the biggest battle the Horde had faced yet.

I think what Sargeras was looking for was simply the annihilation of the Human race, which would then leave the Eastern Kingdoms wide open for a Legion invasion. The orcs could summon Archimonde to Azeroth, and he could then launch a full-out assault on Kalimdor and the World Tree.

Because those plans changed, they had to come up with another tactic, and Kil’jaeden managed to do that. He created the Lich King. The Lich King was supposed to accomplish what the Horde could not — wipe out the Human race, allow them to bring Archimonde to Azeroth and boom, game over.

…except the Lich King, or rather the part of the Lich King that was Ner’zhul’s soul, wasn’t happy with Kil’jaeden or the Burning Legion. And the Lich King promptly turned everything around through his pawn, Arthas — resulting in the death of Tichondrius and the eventual Legion defeat at Hyjal.

None of these plans were ever really bad plans. They just didn’t account for our free will — the thing that even Algalon found so extraordinary. That’s what keeps coming back to smack the Burning Legion in the face, time and time again.


If Zandalar is sinking into the sea, what are the chances of the Trolls making a deal with the Naga? Maybe find a way to transform into an aquatic race or something?

I don’t think they’d be too keen on working with the Naga. Trolls are not and have never been particularly fond of Night Elves, dating all the way back to the fall of the Gurubashi and Amani Empires. I don’t know if they’d ever be able to justify asking their ancient enemies for help. And I’m not sure just how keen the Naga would be on working with the Trolls, either. It’s an interesting idea, though!

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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