The Queue

The Queue: Back-to-back Mitch

Whether you like it or not, I’m back, y’all! And everything’s coming up Mitch.

Cue and ayyyyyy? That sounds close to right. Let’s do those things.

The Queue: Vampires or werewolves?

I told you guys Adam wouldn’t be here this week. Who’s ready for some back-to-back Mitch?!

Also, this weekend was yet another Splatfest, with the two choices in North America being vampires and werewolves. I went Team Vampire, which won all three categories (nbd). Apparently they had Team Front Roll vs. Team Back Roll over in Europe last week, but really, anyone who puts the toilet paper on the loop backwards is a monster. And not the good kind, like vampires or werewolves.

Let’s Queue.

The Queue: Devilsaur

It’s a devilsaur, run!

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The Queue: The end of Liztopia

Alas, but my two-day reign of the Queue is over, so we must watch Liztopia crumble and fall until it returns in a couple of weeks. (I’ll be out next week, but Anne will fill in.) But in the meantime, here’s another Queue.

The Queue: Liztopia

Kids these days and their games and their topias and their . valleys and whatever else! I don’t understand any of this. What’s going on? Why are you on my lawn?

(In which Liz has yet played Stardew Valley and doesn’t have time to give in to the temptation, so let’s all just stop talking about it, okay?)

The Queue: Mitchtopia

I purchased Stardew Valley for the Switch over the weekend and I’m more than a little obsessed with it. I mean, I sort of knew what I was getting into, but it still feels really nice to be this into a game. Not a whole lot of games manage to steal me away from WoW, Heroes, and so forth this effectively. It’s a nice, peaceful game….with occasional moments of unexpected realism.

Sadly, this first “question” is not entirely nice and peaceful.

The Queue: Overcompensating a bit there, Blizzard

Lots of great questions in this Queue, thanks for them. Had a joy answering them. Let’s get down to business.

The Queue: Resident Permanently

It’s 12:35 AM as I type this and yesterday I finally, after eleven years, became a permanent resident of Canada. This is a really big step for me for a lot of reasons — it’s one big hurdle on the path to becoming a Canadian citizen out of the way, for example — but mostly it’s a huge relief and a weight off of my back.

This has nothing to do with the site, except it kind of does — I started working at the predecessor to this place back in 2007. It’s been a decade and whatever little corner of the internet I can call mine has been greatly expanded by y’all and the games we all talk about here. I’d probably not be here without you. And I don’t know if I’d have been able to get this done and finally be where I wanted to be. So thank you.

Let’s talk about stuff.

The Queue: Still the prettiest

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!

I finally got the Wild Dreamrunner the other day. It is exactly as majestic as I’d hoped it would be. Now I’m trying to figure out how to make a transmog that goes with it — that yellow green might look nice on the mount, but not so much on my character.

Yes, I am that ridiculous when it comes to new mounts. But let’s just let that slide and get to your questions instead, shall we?

The Queue: Is there an echo in here?

The queue… the queue… the queue… the queue…

Okay, I’m sorry, but sometimes I just can’t come up with anything original to put here. Sure, I could harangue Mitch, but don’t I do that every week (sometimes every day)? I could grumble about getting asked lore questions I never know how to answer (but I’m doing that in the conclusion today, so just hang tight).

Or I could ramble aimlessly until this mess feels kind of like an introduction. Am I there yet? Let’s see about getting on to the Queue.

The Queue: But what about Phoenixperson?

It’s not exactly a secret that I’m a big fan of Rick and Morty. This past Sunday was the Season 3 finale, and it… well, it was okay. I didn’t expect Evil Morty (like a lot of people apparently did), but I can’t decide if Phoenixperson showing in the premiere and then never again throughout the season is the most Roiland/Harmon thing ever, or if it’s the result of some behind-the-scenes changes they had to make mid-production.

Either way, it’s gonna be a long wait for Season 4. Here’s hoping we get a holiday special this winter. Anyhow, here’s The Queue.

The Queue: Trial accounts, RNG and the Crucible, and skipping the scenario

We’ll jump into the Queue today. Went hunting a lot of questions, but um… you guys had some interesting choices in videos and gifs on Friday and over the weekend, that’s for sure…

The Queue: Velen kills Talgath

I got chills when Velen finally got a measure of justice on Talgath, the Eredar who betrayed him and his family into Kil’jaeden’s hands and led Kil’jaeden’s forces up the mountain to capture Velen and the Draenei seeking to escape. Powerful moment.

This is the Queue. Let’s look at some questions.

The Queue: Baby Viewin’ 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!

So is carting babies out to the town square and givin’ ’em a good look just a normal part of Kaldorei society? I mean, does this happen with every kid? If Tyrande and Malfurion ever actually produced an offspring, would they prop it up mid-Darnassus somewhere so people could just take a solid gander at the thing? Or are births so few and far between that the Night Elves feel it necessary to put them on display just to, you know, remind people what babies look like?

Okay that last thought is a little sad, in hindsight. Let’s answer your questions instead.

The Queue: Who tells your story?

Let me tell you what I wish I’d known when I was young and dreamed of glory: you have no control, who lives, who dies, who tells your story.

That’s true in musicals and in Warcraft, I’m afraid. In our case, it’s mostly Blizzard telling our stories… but that doesn’t mean we can’t come up with our own stories, too.