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The QueueNov 13, 2016 12:00 pm CT

The Queue: The most noble creature at BlizzCon

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This guy at BlizzCon let me snap his photo and capture his glorious visage for all the world to see. I felt like it would be a tremendous disservice not to share the photo with all of you. When I was done taking photos, he thanked me and I went on my way. Or at least I think he thanked me. Can anyone translate “Mrrglrlrlrmgrrr” for me?


I did the quest line last night involving Velen and Rakeesh. While running through it, Rakeesh is spitting out various taunts at Velen. At one point, Rakeesh shouts “JUSTICE WILL BE MET”. Q4TQ: Does it strike you as odd that the Legion has some sort of concept of justice?

It isn’t necessarily that the Legion has a concept of justice so much as it is that Rakeesh does. Mind you, we have no idea what Rakeesh was told all those thousands upon thousands of years ago. We have no idea what kind of lies the Legion filled his head with in regards to his father.

But beyond that, it’s not really out of line for the Legion to have any kind of sense of justice. We know that Sargeras believes — competely, utterly believes — that what he is doing, everything that he has done is the right course of action. He believes the steps he has taken towards ending the universe are the only steps that can be taken to stop the Void. Therefore he views his actions — and the Legion’s actions — as completely justified. Their sense of justice certainly isn’t our sense of justice, but it exists.

And after having said all that, you know what? I’d really like some kind of short story about Rakeesh. Something that goes into just who that guy was, and why he behaved the way he did. It’d be an interesting glimpse into how the Legion operates, something we haven’t really gotten a close look at before. And maybe it’d give us a closer look at Kil’jaeden too.


The next slot to allow to be hidden should be the hands. It can be hard to find short or slim gloves, let alone those of a color that won’t completely ruin the entire transmog appearance. Plus, bracers need the spotlight.

I fully agree with this — I have one set of leather gloves, the Pirate Sinker’s Gloves from Thousand Needles, that I use almost exclusively on every leather-wearing character I have. They’re small, dark, fingerless and fairly inobtrusive. I’d love it if I could just forgo the gloves altogether with some transmog sets I’ve pulled together.


How did Neptulon escape from that Kraken that ate him?

Nobody knows.

Although to clarify, Ozumat didn’t actually eat Neptulon, he just dragged him away to parts unknown. Neptulon later returned to the Abyssal Maw, but how he got back is never explained. We have no idea where he went, or who he talked to in his absence, nor how he got away. It’s a little weird, to say the least — especially since it was assumed that all the plans to kidnap him were from Queen Azshara. And Azshara wouldn’t just let something as powerful as an Elemental Lord go.


QftQ: With the Wardens getting some new screen time do you we will get a Warden armor set, and do you think they would make it cosmetic or leather/mail.

I don’t know, but I kind of wish we would — I think making it cosmetic would be best, so that anyone could use it. But if I were going to say any kind of armor type, I’d say it’s probably mail over leather. It’s a really iconic looking set though, the sort that they usually reserve just for NPCs, so I don’t know if it’s something that we’d ever get access to.


Q4tQ: We see a lot of class-spec sets. Would you like to see racial cosmetic sets that could only be worn by a specific race, but could be equipped by any class within that race?

Yes! We sort of have that with racial tabards, but anyone from the corresponding faction can wear those. Honestly, that’d probably be the best way to introduce the Warden armor mentioned in the previous question — make it Night Elf only. Or give us Sentinel armor. Heck, even if they just went with weapons it would be pretty cool. There’s a lot of thematic sets out there,

I think it’d be interesting if things were shaken up and we had a tier set handed out based on the race you were playing instead of the class you were playing. I wouldn’t want to see that as a permanent change, but it’d be an interesting swap just for a raid tier. We’re pretty focused on class identity this expansion though, so even if it’s something they want to think about doing, I don’t think it’s something that would happen anytime soon.

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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