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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.

The Queue: Mitch, no

There’s no other way to phrase this: my coworker is a troll. And not the good kind of Troll you might find healing you in LFR or tagging along with you while learning to Druid. No, this coworker (whose name I shall not mention, not at all, you couldn’t guess) is just a troll.

Sorry about that.

Let’s do a Queue, shall we?

The Queue: Just the right amount

What? It’s not like I didn’t warn you guys!

Now let’s get to the remaining seven questions.

The Queue: It is Tuesday

This title is factually accurate.

Thanks again for helping me with my question last week! Now let’s move on to your question!

The Queue: Water breathing, DPS rotations and John Madden, and The Godfather

There’s three movie trilogies I watch every year: The Godfather, Hobbit + Lord of the Rings, and The Matrix. I’m saying this because you all need to do the same; three movies that are just some of the best ever made.

The Queue: Am I doing this right?

Okay. There’s a dinosaur in the header image. Am I doing this right? Have I convinced you all that I’m Matthew Rossi?

Well the joke’s on you, because I’m definitely not Matthew Rossi (and I don’t know nearly enough about Warriors to fake it). And since I don’t think I can keep up the illusion for an entire Queue, so I’m going to stop trying. But I’ll do my best to answer your questions anyway. Here we go!

The Queue: This dragon escaped from the Internet

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!

Guys, E3 is pretty legit crazy. I got to meet up with our very own gone but certainly not forgotten Fox Van Allen, wander the halls, take in the scenery, not get eaten by wayward dragons, and play some video games. I think I still prefer BlizzCon though — E3 is a convention, but BlizzCon always feels like the biggest family reunion ever. Oh, and I’d also like to thank Alex for covering for me last week while I was away. Let’s get on to your questions!

The Queue: Lowering the bar to raise the bar

Ugh, Mitch is the worst, always raising the bar on the Queue with his whole “I’m so impressive that I can answer ten Queue questions every day” thing.

Because, really, there are only so many hours in the day, and when I spend 15 minutes going through comments to find one question about Transformers (i.e. what I was doing up until I gave up and started writing this introduction), well… making enough time to question-hunt is tough. FeyMercurial suggests I should lower the bar on questions and “do some some limbo dancing,” but I’m not so sure.

But fine. Let’s give it a try and see how I do. But I’m still not answering questions about Transformers. Or tentacles. (These comments can be a real minefield, I’m telling you.)

The Queue: The Richter scale

Happy Tombsday, everyone!

You know what instantly endears me to a show or movie? An original score that blows me away. Such is the case with The Leftovers, which recently ended its run after three incredible seasons and is, frankly, underrated. It managed to reinvent itself every season while still feeling like the same show. I can see how the show isn’t for everyone, but personally, it’s one that I will forever consider influential on how I write.

What’s your underrated/inspirational show/movie/book? Give it a thought, and maybe read some questions while ya do.

The Queue: Class mounts, bottlenecks, and the old guild

The last question in today’s Queue got me going down memory lane… It was kind of dangerous. I’m now thinking of popping over to the server and saying hello to a few folks.

The Queue: Anniversary

My wife and I got engaged during a Molten Core run. This weekend we’re celebrating our 11th year married with a trip to the mountains in Jasper. We will be spending time in a cabin, going for nature walks, and perhaps I may commune with my Sasquatch kin.

Hopefully y’all will have a good weekend in my absence.

This is the Queue. Let’s chat.

The Queue: Hi, it’s me again

Anne isn’t here, so I am. Sup? Let me dust off this ol’ copy/paste real quick…

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!

The Queue: Home is where the Jarod is

Seriously, I’m not saying my Night Elf Warrior is in love with Jarod Shadowsong.

I don’t have to because look at the two of them. I don’t think she could be more obvious if she said “Hiiiiii, Jaaaaarod” every time she saw him. Which she probably does.

Anyway, this is the Queue. I had a pretty hectic week launching the new book. Played some D3, spent some time failing to log into WoW today. What’ve y’all been up to?

The Queue: La Vie en rose

Tirisfal isn’t what it used to be, but that doesn’t make it feel any less like “home” to me in the world of Azeroth. It’s where my journey into the game first began — the music, the NPC voice lines, the unexpectedly high-level mobs just beyond the Bulwark… it all brings me back. What do you consider “home” to be in WoW? Or is this just a game and sentimentality dead?

Ponder that while you read some questions!

The Queue: Alts, maintenance, assassins, and more

Hey guys, I finally found the real WoW killer… Magic the Gathering: MMO.


The Queue: Your friends will explode

Back in the day I raided in AQ 40 when it was the hot new raid and we’d just mastered writing. One of the things that was weird and cool about that raid was, C’thun (the Old God who was the big boss of the raid) would randomly whisper things like Your heart will explode or your friends will abandon you to your raid. Now, my wife Julian used to play in the same room as I did, and as a result often C’thun would whisper to her and then to me within a second or so. As a result, the whispers would get mangled together, and we’d often hear Your heart will abandon you or your friends will explode, which to our mind was both every bit as creepy and also a touch more bizarre as threats go.

Your Heart Will Abandon You sounds like a 70’s country song to me.

Anyway, this is the Queue. My new book is out, if you like weird Lovecraftian monsters making friends explode. Even if you don’t.