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The QueueMay 10, 2018 12:00 pm CT

The Queue: Stormy weather

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!

Legion came out on August 30, 2016. I’ve been playing it almost two years now, and I only just now noticed that all the trees in Brandensbrook are being dramatically bent by the wind. There’s even a big gust of it up there, fluttering the leaves and everything! How did I miss this? I guess I was too busy reading quest text. Whoops!

Let’s ignore my lack of observational skills and get to your questions.


GALDWYNN ASKED:

Q4tQ: Will class mounts still be obtainable once BfA is released? I seem to remember at one time Blizz said they wouldn’t, but I’m not sure that’s true anymore.

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They’re staying put — you’ll still be able to pick them up. Considering that’s just part of the regular Class Hall storyline, that makes sense. The class mounts aren’t like a challenge appearance or anything, they’re just obtained through regular means. Generally speaking, the only stuff you’ll see go away between one expansion and another is stuff that requires a high amount of effort or skill to obtain — like the Legendary cloaks from Pandaria, or challenge appearances. Those were super tough to get, Blizzard doesn’t want to devalue them by allowing people to just overpower their way through in later expansions.


SJHAWK ASKED:

If you could bring one old raid fight into the current expansion as a one boss raid, which boss fight would you choose?

I was going to say C’thun, but I think Gorefiend in Hellfire Citadel was similar enough to scratch that particular itch — I like the whole “oh no the boss just ATE ME” mechanic. I think maybe something similar to Sinestra in Bastion of Twilight, maybe. I really liked that encounter, it was technically challenging, and I don’t think a lot of people actually got to see it. You only unlocked it once you beat Cho’gall on Heroic difficulty. You can certainly go see it now, but it’s a pretty easy encounter these days if you’re max level. It’d be like a modern-day Onyxia, you know?

Side note — is it weird that I miss Onyxia? Or just, you know, the single-dragon encounter in general? I mean yes, I get that we’ve kind of moved beyond the whole dragons being relevant thing since Cataclysm. But there’s something fun about getting together with your friends and diving into a dark and creepy cavern to just battle a giant dragon for an hour or so. I kind of miss it.


ZEL ASKED:

Q4tQ: Which wow BG/zone would you most like to see in HoTS?

I like green places, and I feel like Heroes has a lack of green places, so I’m going to say either Sholazar Basin, or Un’goro Crater.  Or you could make it both — include warp pads that take you from one location to the other, with different goals/things to unlock on each map. Unlocking something on one crater affects the other, that kind of thing. It might be kind of confusing, but I think it’d be interesting enough to differentiate it from other maps out there already. And it would be green, which is of course the most important thing of all.


CASTIE ASKED:

Q4TQ: are we going to be allowed to transmog our challenge mage tower appearances on alts? Example if I have a worgen Druid wit the werebear will my Tauren Druid I didn’t do it on be able to use it ? Also shadow priest drani did it will my blood elf be able to mog it ?

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I don’t know if we’ve gotten official word on that, but I’d like to hope so, anyway. It would kind of stink to do all that work on one character, roll up an Allied Race next expansion, and not even be able to use the appearance you earned, or obtain the appearance for that matter. There are a lot of people super excited about all those new Allied Races and models. It’d be a bummer to go through all the trouble of unlocking them and leveling them only to realize none of the hard work you did the expansion prior carried over.

Which is kind of weird, when you think about it. I mean, I remember back in vanilla when your only choice when you were tired of a character or a server was to make a new one. There wasn’t a race change option, there wasn’t a server transfer option, if you didn’t like where you were when you got to 60, you just…started all over again. Of course, transmog wasn’t a thing then, either. It’s kind of interesting to look at just how far the game has progressed over the years.


DOMEHAMMER ASKED:

Question for the Queue: Any advice on leveling jewel crafting to max in Legion? Managed to get to 784 but just seems like it’s gonna be a slough to progress last 16 points to 800

Keep your eyes peeled for any Jewelcrafting dailies out there, and complete those every time they pop up. You get a pitiful skill point for doing them, but one is better than nothing. Also, every time the Darkmoon Faire is up, do the Jewelcrafting quest out there. You can only do it once per Faire, but you get 5 skill points for completing it, and it’s really easy to do. There’s still a few months between now and Battle for Azeroth, so between the two you should be able to scrape together those 16 points. Good luck!


VAMINION ASKED:

Q4tQ: You get to add one ride, game, or oddball vendor to the Darkmoon Faire. What is it?

This is the part of the post where I mention that I desperately want to see bumper boats/cars as an added attraction to the Darkmoon Faire. We used to have a teeny little amusment park in the small town where I am currently living, and that was always my favorite thing. Well, that and the small roller coaster. A roller coaster would be fun, too — one that chucks you into first-person perspective when you hop into it.

…although that’d probably result in a lot of motion sickness, I’m guessing. But it would be worth it, I swear.

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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