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The Queue: Dream a dream

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!

It’s a Monday, which means today’s Queue will be brief due to a relatively quiet weekend.

Jonathan asked:

do you think they are emphasising that 7.15 and Nighthold are independent of each other because 7.15 is coming soon or coming later (as late as febuary)

It’s impossible to say, but I imagine they made that statement just so players didn’t connect the two events. Maybe patch 7.1.5 is coming the same day Nighthold opens. But maybe it won’t. If they give a date for its opening without specifying the patch isn’t necessarily on that day, players will jump to the conclusion that it is, then get upset if it doesn’t.

If I had to make some wild guesses, I’d say the patch launching in January is probably their ideal. Given the patch contains some intense class changes, and releasing a patch with huge class changes in the middle of a raid tier would suck, releasing it before or at the same time as Nighthold would be their best case scenario. But this is game development, so who knows what could happen?

Pawkward asked:

How many times have you taken rez sickness in Legion? I *really* like the maps in this expansion but with all of the twisty tunnels, hidden cave entrances, and underground elites, it’s often hard to find my mage’s body after I over-commit to an encounter.

I’ve taken rez sickness only a few times in Legion. The associated deaths were all my own fault and I took the spirit rez out of laziness. For example, autorunning off the side of a cliff in Highmountain and impacting on a rock halfway down. To get my body back, I’d need to run all the way around the mountain, up the trail, and try to click the rez button mid-fall to reclaim my body. I could have done it. I just didn’t feel like it. Rezzing and going AFK for 10 minutes while rez sickness wore off seemed like a better use of my time.

Paying attention to what I was doing in the first place would’ve been the right thing to do. I think that’s on me and not on Blizzard. Although dying halfway down a cliff is pretty annoying. If I’d fallen to the bottom and died, that wouldn’t have been so bad.

Pepe Stormstout asked:

What is your favorite dragonflight, and why?

I’ve always been partial to the Green Dragonflight, but I suspect that’s because I’ve been questing with them and learning about them ever since vanilla WoW. The other flights were there, and they had a presence from time to time, but I feel like the Green Dragonflight has always been there, doing something. Vanilla WoW had the green dragon world bosses, the various mysterious portals across both continents, Eranikus in Swamp of Sorrows, all of their involvement in the Ahn’Qiraj event… we get Ysera and the green dragonshrine in Wrath of the Lich King, Ysera and the other green dragons in Hyjal, and so on and so forth.

Plus I feel like the green dragons have a cooler aesthetic than all of the rest. Where I find Alexstrasza’s dragon form to be utterly bizarre, I love Ysera’s dragon model. And Ysera’s identity as “The Dreamer” has, I feel, been represented in-game better than the role any of the other aspects fill (or once filled). Ysera, herself, feels otherworldly. Malygos mostly yelled a lot and Nozdormu just plain didn’t do much. When it comes to the whole Lifebinder thing, I feel like Ysera and the Green Dragonflight actually filled that role, too. The Red Dragonflight hasn’t done anything to represent their place in the world. The Green Dragonflight certainly has.

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