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The QueueMar 12, 2017 12:00 pm CT

The Queue: My little mushan

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!

Part of the reason I liked Pandaria so much was the scenery. I mean, take a look at the screenshot above — it’s an idyllic scene that looks like it leapt straight out of a children’s book. Thinking on it, I think that’s part of the reason why the actions taken in Jade Forest bothered me so much. It was like we’d arrived in a perfectly charming edition of Peter Rabbit and arbitrarily decided to just straight up detonate Mr. McGregor’s garden.


If Nightfallen were playable, what would be their racial?

You know, I could go for the obvious and say something that popped people out of stealth, but I’m going to go the other way around and say a minor time rewind ability. Sort of like Tracer’s ability in Overwatch, or what Elisande does in Nighthold, but on a very minor scale. Either that, or some kind of mana-devouring ability that acted as a small mana burn kind of spell — but that doesn’t make quite as much sense in the aftermath of the Nighthold raid.


Q4tQ: I have Arcane tablets of Falanaar and Arcane remnant of Falanaar in my bags will they be usable when 7.2 hits towards the new prestige levels (or whatever they’re called)?

Nope! Blizzard’s been very consistent about upcoming content — squirreling things away now won’t help you with future stuff. That includes both Artifact Power items, and reputation items. I do kind of wish they’d make the things Bind-on-Account, though. Maybe when we’re closer to the end of the expansion they’ll make that possible, like they did with all the Mists of Pandaria reputation items.


Am i crazy for wishing to see Hunter pet loyalty back? i don’t mean the old system, just leveling loyalty by using the pet, i don’t want the Classic pet systems back, just that one, when the pet reach highest level of loyalty it gain a cosmetic effect, something simple like Hati lighting or armor, why not? Right now, hunter pets are disposable, only Exotic pets offer something more, other than that all pets are the same, i think there is something is lost when the only choice is cosmetic.

I don’t think you’re crazy! Way back when, Hunters really had to work at keeping their pet happy — heck, you even had to feed the little guys. I kind of liked the whole idea behind it, even if it was a pain to maintain at times. I like your suggestion though, where it’s just something you can do to make your pet a little flashier on the visual side of things. No real combat advantage, and it’s something you can safely ignore if you’re not interested in grinding out yet another thing in the game, but the option is there if you want to do it. I don’t know if it’s something we’ll ever see in game, but it’s a pretty cool idea regardless!


A lot of order hall campaigns end with us fighting a dread lord, like Tichondrius, and defeating them. Is there a set number of dreadlords, so all of those that exist have appeared in Warcraft somewhere and are named, or could Blizzard make an infinite number of them, like with other demons? If there is a set amount, have they all made an appearance in Legion?

Oh there are way more than we’ve seen — dreadlord is just another name for the Nathrezim, an entire race of demons. We’ve encountered several, but there isn’t a “finite” number to my knowledge. They’re just like any other race in WoW in that aspect. We know of quite a few of them because they were utilized pretty heavily during the Third War.


Q4tQ: They have their own city, they have had an entire expansion for us to meet and potentially love them (and we all did meet them because we all want to fly), they “owe,” know, and respect leaders from both factions, they have a body model template (not just a few examples here and there, there is a distinct look to them) and, hell, they even have a potential hero class of their very own in the “spell fencer” archetype that fits an unaddressed niche in the game (double-ended-weapon wielding arcane spellblade type). My question is: at this point would Blizzard not look extremely lazy to NOT put playable Nightborne in the game immediately following legion?

I don’t think it’d be construed as lazy at all — maybe a missed opportunity by some, but not lazy. Keep in mind that all of the new races we’ve seen added to the game had some kind of story hook behind them. The Goblins were stranded after Deathwing’s attack in Cataclysm, the Worgen were forced to evacuate because the wall came down, the Pandaren were rediscovered when the mists parted (although technically we got playable Pandaren because we happened to run into Shen-zin Su) — they all had lore reasons behind them. The same goes for Draenei and Blood Elves.

Do we have a lore reason for the Nightborne to join with either faction? Yes. We saved their butts. Does that mean Blizzard is obligated to make them playable? No — I mean, I’d love it if they were, but they may not be interested in actively joining the world in the wake of everything that went down in Suramar. After all, they’ve got some rebuilding to do.

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