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The QueueSep 3, 2018 12:00 pm CT

The Queue: Excellent start to the day

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!

Just when I thought I couldn’t possibly love Boralus any more…I mean, look at that. Coffee cups the size of my head and some delicious looking donuts to go with it. It’s Monday, it’s the Queue, it’s a holiday for some of you so let’s just settle in and answer some questions, shall we?


DON MCIVER ASKED:

Q4tQ: Warlords of Draenor flying? Any chance they’ll open it up now that it is two expansions old? Really don’t want to grind all the rep in Tanaan since I leveled through that expansion while Legion was active. Thus moved onto Legion when I hit 100.

Unfortunately, there’s been no indication that there will be any adjustments to Warlords of Draenor flying as of yet. I would say that presumably you won’t really be spending enough time on Draenor to want flying anyway, but…yeah, it’s a pain, particularly when you don’t actually unlock it until you’re in Tanaan and nearly done with all that content anyway. I would say if you’ve already moved beyond it but you still want it, wander back over there when you’ve hit 120 and we’re in a content lull. Things in Tanaan should just fall over at that point, and once you’ve unlocked flying on one character, it’s unlocked for all of them. That way, you don’t have to worry about it on future alts — the skies will be yours the moment you set foot on Draenor, and you’ll be good to go.


BOMAYA ASKED:

Q4TQ: Am I the only person who doesn’t give two figs about transmog?

Yes. It’s just you.

I’m kidding of course — you’re not alone, there are plenty of people out there who just don’t care what their character looks like, and would rather be focusing on playing the game instead. It’s kind of like Pet Battles in that aspect. There’s a community who is really, really enthusiastic about it, but it’s not something related to progression or even regular gameplay. It’s a side thing, not really needed for leveling, just something fun to do. I think statistically speaking more people have dived into transmog than Pet Battles, largely because it’s more personal — I mean, it essentially lets you be a fashion designer for the character you play every day. But there’s nothing wrong with not liking it, or not particularly caring about it at all. Everyone’s got their own preferences!


RAZWICK ASKED:

These stupid quests over on the south end of the shrine island in Stormsong better pay off at some point. There were none for several days after the last one I did and now another showed up.

I don’t want to look it up in case there’s a mystery that’d be fun to experience but /grumble

Fun story — those quests appear to be a little buggy. I’m not going to tell you what happens with them, but I will give you a useful hint: die. No, really. After you complete a leg of the quest, go take your armor off, jump into the nearest body of water, and let yourself drown. It’ll reset whatever is being really weird over there, and unlock the next quest in the chain for you. I don’t know if that’s how it’s supposed to work, but that’s how I managed to get through the entire chain on my character. Lots and lots of intentional dying.


RIK OSBORNE ASKED:

What’s the deal with the flight point (or lack thereof) at Anyport in Drustvar? My tauren paladin landed there and I’m pretty sure there was a flightmaster at the top of that boat.

Got down there on my human paladin, fought my way through pirates, climbed all the stairs and … there’s nothing there except for a flightmaster icon on my map.

There is a flight master there, but you have to unlock them first! Head to the road just outside of Anyport, and you’ll find a Goblin with a quest involving the area. Complete the quest series, and it’ll open up the whole place so you can fly in and out of it, explore, talk to people, and generally not get attacked by everyone in the place. And while you’re there, don’t forget to check out The Drunk Tank in the water below for some good times, booze, and a lot of unanswered questions.


FIXXEN ASKED:

Isn’t Saurfang nearly too old to be warchief? I mean he’s been around FOREVER. Would he even want the job? I’m not convinced yet.

Well…technically, the role of Warchief doesn’t really have an age or term limit. If you’re good at leading, you lead. Saurfang has demonstrated that he’s excellent at leading several times over in the course of his long lifetime. I mean, just look at what the Might of Kalimdor accomplished in Silithus while he was at the helm.

But your second question is the important one here — would he want the job? And there was a point where I would have said no, back in Wrath. He lived through the death of his son twice over, he saw first-hand what the Lich King did to his boy. In Tides of War, it was implied that he just wanted to retire and live out the rest of his days in Northrend, but that ended up not happening. But recent events lead me to believe that given enough time, he might want to take on that mantle — not because he wants the power or prestige, but because he just wants to see things done right.

If he doesn’t step into the role at some point, I could see him at least wanting to offer his wisdom to whoever does inherit the title. This is, of course, all based on whether or not Sylvanas vacates the position. If she doesn’t, I don’t really see him trying to offer her any more words of wisdom, as he’s already seen what she’s willing to do to get what she wants, and I don’t think he really wants any part in that at all.


SPEEDLANCER ASKED:

Q4tQ: Just noticed the ad on the Battle.net for BlizzCon 2018, and it occurred to me: Have the Virtual Ticket goodies been announced yet? Almost definitely getting it, but it’s always nice to know what digital extras come with it.

We have not…yet! The Virtual Tickets are still a mystery, but with BlizzCon fast approaching, they aren’t going to remain a mystery for much longer. Blizzard is doing a BlizzCon All-Access Kickoff Show Livestream next week on September 12, and they said the show marks the launch of the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket. The show also includes a BlizzCon Goody Bag unboxing, and you can apparently get the first in-game Overwatch item for Virtual Ticket and BlizzCon Ticket holders during it as well. Should be fun to watch!

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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