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Anne Stickney

Anne Stickney @Shadesogrey — Anne Stickney knows entirely too much about World of Warcraft lore, and would like to tell you all about it. Currently ensconced somewhere in the mountains of Colorado, Anne is the co-author of the World of Warcraft: Ultimate Visual Guide, as well as the author of the World of Warcraft Annual 2015, and the World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Strategy Guide.


The Queue: Khadgar’s still proud of you

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It’s the beginning of the work week, and maybe you’re feeling a little downtrodden, but just remember — Khadgar still thinks you’re amazing. He’s proud of what you’ve accomplished so far, and he can’t wait to see where your journey takes you from here. He might still be a little annoyed about that whole faction war thing, but you? You’re perfect, just the way you are.

Let’s get to your questions.


The Queue: Waste of time

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I’m pretty sure Anachronos didn’t mean to be all meta, but I like to think we’re in agreement that Garrosh Hellscream got kind of a raw deal as a character, despite how nicely his story dovetailed in the end. Thrall, I know you’ve been gone and there are important things you’re going to be up to, but we better be getting some discussions about this at some point in the future – just saying!

Let’s get to your questions, shall we?


The Queue: Oh brother

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You know, Brann’s all supportive of his brother in front of you, talking big about Magni’s sacrifice and how he’s really proud of everything he’s accomplished. But I really have to wonder — behind closed doors, was there ever a “So, my brother is a rock now I guess” conversation? I mean, all of the Bronzebeards just seem to accept this as a pretty normal occurrence.

Also, if Magni ever gets done with saving the planet and decides to settle down and start seeing people again, can we officially call it carbon dating?

I’m not sorry. Let’s get to your questions.


The Queue: A haunting reminder

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A stroll around Boralus had me stumbling upon an auction that brought back a flood of memories. Who here remembers the original Haunted Memento? Originally introduced during the Scourge Invasion event that heralded the arrival of Naxxramas in patch 1.11, it gave players the Haunted buff, which would cause a Scourge Haunt to follow you around. You could also throw it to other players, which would immediately trigger the /cower animation on them. In patch 6.0, it was nerfed to trigger a random 15 second haunting instead of a constant ghostly companion. Why? Weirdly enough, because the ghost was the number one source of creature spawns in the game, and it was causing server performance degradation.

That’s a powerful ghost. Let’s get to your questions!


The Queue: Totally the Gnome you are looking for

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Hi, it’s me, the Gnome you were definitely expecting to see today. Yep, no shenanigans here! Just a good time answering questions! No, no that is not an Orb of Deception in my pocket. I have no idea what you’re talking about!


The Queue: I’m on to you

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Look, I know we’re all obsessed with underwater shenanigans and mechanical hi-jinks and a faction war, but I see you, you overgrown popsicle, and I know you’re up to something. I don’t know what that something is, but I’m bracing myself for it anyway. Don’t think you’re getting by unnoticed, because I’m watching you.

I’m also watching the Queue, and now I’m answering questions!


The Queue: Paradise lost

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Between Kul Tiras, Zandalar, and now Nazjatar and the sunken ruins of Zin-Azshari, this expansion feels like a love letter to the part of my brain that kept persistently asking “But what happened to x, where is it?” for all those years. I’m probably doing the PTR wrong though, because my first reaction upon arriving wasn’t “Oh look, quests!” so much as “What is that thing on the horizon” and an immediate trip to wherever that thing was, regardless of whatever happened to be in the way.

It’s okay, I’m a Rogue, I can stealth.

Let’s get to your Queue questions, shall we?


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