The QueueAug 10, 2017 12:00 pm CT

The Queue: Hey look we have giveaway winners

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!

Hey, remember that Luminous Starseeker mount and Twilight pet giveaway from last week? Winners have been picked! Congratulations to Necromann, Brian of Ironforge, Hawx, and Diavo Jinx on the new kitty buddies. Check the email you use for Disqus, or reply to me on the original giveaway post with an alternate means to contact you, if necessary.

Now let’s get to your questions, shall we?


GALDWYNN ASKED:

So, we aren’t going to Argus, Argus is coming to us? I guess I missed the reason Argus is all of a sudden visible in the sky.

Basically, Illidan.

To be more clear, after the Kil’jaeden encounter in the Tomb of Sargeras, Illidan uses the Sargerite Keystone to essentially open a gateway so Khadgar can bring everyone home. He also bring Argus along for the ride, by tearing a hole through reality. This will have absolutely no terrible consequences at all, no sir.*

 

*It’s probably going to be awful.

DON ASKED:

Lore queue: Now that Argus is in the sky, is cannon that someone somewhere finished the Tomb of Sargeras raid. Shouldn’t the Felstorm (giant green beam shooting out of the building) be gone by now too? Wasn’t the whole point of putting the pillars of creation there to stop it?

Technically, you’d certainly think that would be the case, wouldn’t it? There’s one of two things going on here. First theory — maybe we didn’t do as good a job sealing that portal as we thought. Second and far more likely — it has nothing at all to do with lore, the portal is still there just because Blizzard didn’t take it out/couldn’t take it out without messing up game presentation/some third game related, not lore related thing.

I’m leaning on the second theory, just because it makes more sense. With everything we’re getting in 7.3, I’m pretty sure the developers were focused on creating that content and getting it polished. That kind of thing takes priority over a minor change to something that only a handful of people are bothered by. Ignore the portal for now, focus on the big giant honkin’ planet in the sky instead.


ELAINEDE SHALOTT ASKED:
 Where do you think the best place to kill ghosts is the spring in Aszuna, just outside Black Rook Hold or somewhere else? I need to farm a recipe drop.

I’d say either Nor’danil Wellspring or maybe even the Lost Orchard in Azsuna. I don’t know about drop rates for your recipe, but I’ve found the respawn timer in both areas is pretty quick. Black Rook Hold is okay, but any time I go down there it feels like there’s less mobs in the area, as opposed to either Azsuna location. Or if you can get yourself in a Karazhan group, you might want to try that as well.


JALAMENOS ASKED:

Ok so if we get Command Ships in the next expansion to work as the new garrison/order hall, would you prefer it to be faction, race, or class based? Also personal phase or shared with other players?

I’d rather have it split by faction. The Class Halls were fun for Legion, but I don’t think the whole class separation thing should continue moving forward. I’d also like to see that sort of thing shared with other players. It’s been really cool hanging out in Rogue central during Legion, it’s nice to constantly see a stream of other players around again.{PB}

I never, ever want to see personal phased command hubs again, though. Look, garrisons were a great idea in theory, but I don’t think I’ve ever felt quite so isolated in any expansion as I did in Warlords. I like seeing other players. I like when the game world feels alive.

But as much as I’m enjoying the whole split by class thing this expansion, I think they need to switch it up again moving forward. It was good, but if you carry the exact same thing forward from one expansion to the next, it feels less like a fun expansion feature, and more like the same boring thing we’ve been doing all along. You don’t want a fun thing to stick around so long that it goes stale, you want to switch to another fun thing and keep some variety in the mix.


@PICKLEPIKKL ASKED VIA TWITTER:

Has anyone from AU-Draenor (besides Gul’dan, obv) come back to our world in Legion, or are those expansion’s characters just written out?

As far as we know, nope — everyone else stayed behind to…well, clean up the mess that was made of the world. I’m not sure why we haven’t seen anyone from Draenor, honestly. We helped kick the Burning Legion off their world. You’d think they could come hop over to Azeroth and help return the favor, you know?


@MITCHFIZZL ASKED VIA TWITTER:

How big are the Titans, lore-wise? Can they change size? I’ve always assumed they’re giant because Titan stuff (esp. in Storm Peaks) is too.

Well…they hatch from planets. I mean, we’re talking colossal beings. There’s a really good illustration in Chronicle of Sargeras cleaving a planet with a sword. Let that sink in. He’s big enough to chop a planet in half. If you put a Tauren next to these guys, I think a single eyelash would absolutely tower over said Tauren. Our characters are the tiniest specks compared to Titans — little more than dust flakes, probably.


@MOORGARD ASKED VIA TWITTER:

Dark Mirror… Awesome story, or AWESOMEST STORY??? Wait, don’t answer that. #fragile

It was a pretty awesome story Steve, but I’m wondering when you’re going to write the next one? You can’t just leave us hanging!

P.S. Something about Genn and Tess Greymane would be pretty neat, especially given Tess’ current location and “occupation” as it were, I’m just saying…

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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