The Queue

The Queue: Same

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!

Don’t feel bad about yawning, Lisbeth. I’m pretty sure if I were stuck behind a counter in Stormwind for as long as you’ve been, I’d feel exactly the same way. Let’s get to your questions, why don’t we?

The Queue: Wednesday all over again

It’s Wednesday. I’m tired of this week and maybe you’re tired of this week, too, but Friday still seems a long way away. So in lieu of writing an entertaining and thematically appropriate intro today, I’m going to mimic Rossi and post a picture of a Warrior in the header. Dang, she’s adorable, right?

Now that you’re distracted by that random change of subject, I throw you into today’s questions.

The Queue: Ragebow Road

I spent a lot of time playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on 200cc with my brothers over the past few days, and, man, is it crazy how fast you go. It’s a blast, but it’s also as frustrating as you’d expect from a Mario Kart game. Worst of all is the newest rendition of Rainbow Road, which has a million ways to fall off and a level which I CANNOT SEEM TO DRIVE WELL ON NO MATTER WHAT.

Grumble grumble. Let’s do some question-answering.

Side bar: Man, you guys asked a lot of questions yesterday. It’s not usually hard to find a solid amount of them without having to pick and choose, but that wasn’t the case yesterday. My apologies if yours didn’t get answered!

The Queue: Shall we begin?

Between the mass murder and the ending line, last night’s episode of Game of Thrones set up quite a bit to happen in the future, and was nicely satisfying.

But damn you HBO for showing Hodor in the opening promos… Hold the door, time for some Queue questions.

The Queue: Nostalgia

So, who’s gotten a chance to run Black Temple in its Timewalking form yet? One step closer to all content being current, am I right? Well, I’m kind of kidding, but at the same time it’s actually sort of true, and that kind of amazes me.

This is the Queue. Let’s chat about Blizzard and games.

The Queue: Peekaboo

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 really just wanted a screenshot of the crazy pretty skybox over Wyrmrest Temple in the leadup to the Ultraxion encounter, but said dragon managed to photobomb every shot. I guess it’s not enough that he’s there to unmake the world, he has to ruin all my photos while he’s at it. …good thing he’s a loot pinata at this point.

The Queue: Supposedly not his fault

Jay: Did this change how Liz sees Mitch?

Liz: Mitch, the Queue is all inspirational GIFs and I blame you.

Mitch: I promise I didn’t encourage them in the slightest. Nope, not this Shadow Priest.

Liz: I guess to answer Jay’s question, no, this did not change how I see Mitch.

The Queue: Inspirational

I have a mild obsession with InspiroBot, and it is entirely thanks to you folks. I’m pretty sure Liz would not appreciate the comments consisting wholly of inspirational quotes, but I’m also even more pretty sure they would make me laugh heartily. Do with that information as you will.

Now, onto the good stuff — oh, and I’ve fixed last week’s oversight this time around. Very sorry about that!

The Queue: Now this is a mount and armor set

It last week’s Queue I lamented about being so close, but so far away from revered with Legionfall. Then it happened, and then the quest line finished, and then this beautiful mount was mine. Equipped the right armor and I don’t think I’ve ever felt as quite immersed in a video game since my Baldur’s Gate II days. And let’s not even talk about the quest; talk about a throwback to the classic days.

Which, by the way, I’m playing through again… such an amazing story and game that still stands up.

The Queue: Holy heck


Okay, there will be no spoilers here, but I just read a lot of them and my brain is reeling.

Let’s do the Queue.

The Queue: What’s up

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 really like it when raids and dungeons are interactive spaces, in terms of layout. It was really cool going into the Cathedral of Eternal Night and being able to look down and see the opening room from the Tomb of Sargeras raid below. It’s even cooler to go into that lower level during the Tomb of Sargeras raid and look up — you can see little hints of the Twilight Grove gardens high above. It just makes the space feel gigantic, without actually needing to be the kind of slog you hate running back through in the event of a raid wipe, you know?

The Queue: Weapon of choice

No, we’re not talking about that weapon of choice, we’re talking this weapon of choice.

The Queue: Happy 2017th birthday, America!

Today is the Fourth of July, which means most people will be spending the day relaxing and the night reveling. For me, this holiday has always felt a lot like New Year’s Eve — not only is it almost at the exact opposite end of the calendar, but it’s also largely a lot of build-up to a nighttime showing of lights and noise.

I definitely prefer it over New Year’s, but it’s still one of those holidays that, as a kid, I used to look forward to greatly because it meant staying up late and playing with explosives. At some point, it went from something I was excited about to something I remembered being excited about, which means it’s hard to ever live up to what I remember it feeling like.

But y’know what? I’m still going to make things explode and have fun doing so. I hope all you Stateside folks do the same!

The Queue: 2,469 more to go

I’ve been really busy the first half of the year, so my WoW playing has taken a hit. For quite a while I was only able to log on once a week for an hour-ish, which really didn’t leave much time for anything. But now that things have quieted up, I’m left with a very annoying final part of a rep grind before I can fly.

2,469 more rep to go before revered. Then I can Ashes of A’lar all over the place.

The Queue: Window View

Window view.

Window view.

Window view.

Window viewwww!

I apologize.

The Queue: Follow that bird

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!

Look, I’m not exactly unhappy about all the mounts you can get with Paragon rep, or the gorgeous array of new class themed mounts available. But look at that bird. Look at that amazing bird. I mean, it’s probably just a spell courtesy of Khadgar and all, but…I want that shiny bird. Can we get that shiny bird? I need to add it to my collection.

I’m just saying.