The Queue

The Queue: I haven’t done the Trial of Style and I might not

I honestly thought I would have by now. But I haven’t. Just haven’t felt the slightest inclination to log into WoW. It’s like I simply can’t until patch 7.3 drops. Which means I’m going to miss out on the fun new thing, but that’s the way things go sometimes. In the meantime I’m enjoying my Diablo 3 play, so that’s something.

Well, okay, also my computer freaked out and I had to reinstall Windows last week so I lost all my WoW screenshots, and that has me bummed out.

The Queue: So do we sing it a lullaby or what?

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!

Uhoh, the world is having nightmares. Should we read it a story? Check the closet for monsters? Give it a flashlight? Maybe some brandy? Look, I don’t really know what to do with babies, okay? But I do know how to answer questions, so let’s stick to that.

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The Queue: Spin me right round

I’m sorry (not sorry) for that earworm. So let’s get on to the Queue, shall we?

The Queue: I had the time of my life fighting dragons with you

I’ve been staring at my laptop screen, trying to come up with an intro for a little while now… but I’m blanking on something clever or unique to say. So, in lieu of an intro, here’s a quote from BoJack Horseman, which has surprised me in both its depth and its cleverness:

“Fool me once, shame on you, but teach a man to fool me and I’ll be fooled for the rest of my life.”

The Queue: 14 stacks, you?

Oh the joys of a new wing in LFR…

The Queue: Oh no he’s going to talk about Barbarians again

Look, I’m really playing a ton of Diablo 3 right now. I’ll be back in WoW as soon as 7.3 drops, but until it does, I simply do not care about it at all. And I’m fine with that. D3 is absolutely holding my attention and the only reason I’m not Paragon 300 or more on my Seasonal Hero is because I don’t want to pull ahead of my wife who has been too sick to play this week, so I’m leveling some alts. My Crusader and my Monk are getting some love.

But come on, for me it’s always about the Barbarian and her OP for Torment VII Whirlwind build. I’m actually wearing the Immortal King helm, belt and using the Boulder Breaker so I can hit 4 piece IK and 6 piece Wastes (I have a ring that lets me hit a set bonus with 1 less piece, so I can hit those with 3 IK and 5 Wastes pieces) and it is sweet to have my Ancients always around while Whirlwinding for 800% damage and a ton of Fury.

Anyway, let’s talk Blizzard and games.

The Queue: Hey look we have giveaway winners

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!

Hey, remember that Luminous Starseeker mount and Twilight pet giveaway from last week? Winners have been picked! Congratulations to Necromann, Brian of Ironforge, Hawx, and Diavo Jinx on the new kitty buddies. Check the email you use for Disqus, or reply to me on the original giveaway post with an alternate means to contact you, if necessary.

Now let’s get to your questions, shall we?

The Queue: Squids these days…

The first problem is that I don’t even speak squid. But the second problem is definitely squids these days.

The Queue: Splat tunes

I spent a decent amount of this past weekend playing Splatoon 2 and taking part in the Splatfest. I was technically on Team Ketchup (which lost), but I never really have ketchup or mayo, so I didn’t have a whole lot invested in who won.

More to the point, the Splatfest — and the game in general, really — had some great music. It was also super cool to see nighttime versions of every single stage for the duration of the event. All in all, it was a lot of fun.

But enough about that, it’s time for… The Queue(ueueueueueueue)!

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The Queue: The death of Tragedy

So I’ve been enjoying my Demon Hunter lately. Got her to 110 and found myself quickly loving dashing around and gliding at the absolute worst moments. It’s clearly the best way to pull bosses for your team in LFR.

The Queue: Still Barbarian

I’m still having a lot of fun on my WoW vacation playing Diablo 3. I know as soon as 7.3 drops I’m back to Azeroth, if only to immediately go to Argus, but until them I’m excitedly killing stuff with a big honking weapon and a lot of twirling.

A lot of people tell me that Barb is the weakest class in Diablo 3, and for all I know it may be true. It’s certainly disheartening to see so much talk about it. But with the complete Wrath of the Wastes set, my WW hits for 800% damage and I have enough Life on Hit and Life per Fury Spent to basically twirl my way through just about anything. I don’t have either the Istvan or Bul-Kathos swords yet, but in the meantime my Ancient Legendary is doing pretty solid damage and when I need to generate Fury (which isn’t often because my WW generates Fury for every target it hits) I have Frenzy with the legendary power of activating every single Frenzy rune at once, so yeah, I’m having a ball.

Frankly, I feel like I’m going to be sad when I have to go back to my Warrior after playing this ballerina of death.

Anyway, it’s the Queue. Let’s talk Blizzard.

The Queue: Chute worms

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!

Well no wonder the Burning Legion was able to take over the Tomb of Sargeras so easily. Looks like the ol’ elevator to the Avatar’s got a nasty case of chute worms. Those things start attackin’ the joists and you can forget about your foundation, yessir. Whole structure’ll tip right in on itself in another two, three years if you don’t do something about it.

Yep, looks like we’re gonna have to tent the place.

The Queue: Ten points from Mitchindor

No, Mitch, just no.

I mean… unless I get my own house and we can be arch-enemies. (Or arch-frenemies?) I could go for that.

The Queue: Ten points to Mitchindor!

Here at Blizzard Watch, we take shenanigans very seriously. Last night, for instance, we decided that Blizzard Watch needs houses a la Harry Potter. Here’s the thing, though: We need to officially agree on names for those houses. We came up with a few ideas — Grumplepuff, Glitteryn, and a few more — but I need you guys to help 1) come up with your best house names and 2) sort the Blizzard Watch staff into the appropriate houses. Oh, and one of houses must be a Mitch pun. Mitchindor, Mitcheryn, etc. — I haven’t settled on my favorite, so I’m open to suggestions on that as well.

And now, your regularly scheduled Queue:

The Queue: Welcome to Monday

This Monday started out with a walk and a cup of coffee. Not a bad day so far. And then I got home and found that I didn’t get the bonus on a 98% chance. Thanks RNG.

The Queue: Barbarian

My Season 11 Barbarian has 3 levels to go to hit 70 and I just killed Malthael, so it’s Adventure Mode for now. I’m still using the Seismic Slam build — I know it’s not the best GR clearing build, but I’m not likely to do Greater Rifts any time soon, so I’m just plugging away at my own pace.

Let’s talk about Blizzard stuff.