The Queue

The Queue: Not all heroes wear shoes

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 firmly believe that Thelbus Wimblenod is going to save us all. Without shoes. Because he’s just that kind of hero.

…either that or he’s going to turn out to secretly be a member of the Burning Legion that managed to infiltrate the Vindicaar with his mild-mannered, shoeless gnome disguise. One of those two things. Probably.

The Queue: Eye lasers

Sadly, instead of the power to shoot lasers out of my eyes, by the time you read this I will have already been sat down in a chair and had lasers shot into my eyes instead. They will be burning holes in my retina in the hopes of preserving what waning vision I have left (I’m going blind, as I’m sure you’re all sick to death of hearing about by now) and so I’m not likely to gain the power to shoot said lasers back out again.

Still, one can dream.

This is the Queue. Anne and I switched days because I’m really not going to be up for doing this tomorrow. Likely I’m just going to be lying in the dark trying not to cry. But hey, right now I’m here, so let’s have some questions.

The Queue: A tired Liz is… a tired Liz

Hello, fellow gamers! Liz is way too exhausted to finish the Queue today, so instead you have my zombie-like ghostly presence instead. I’m sure it will be totally fine.

The Queue: It’s our Destiny 2 go to Argus

…Get it? Because Destiny 2 open beta starts today but also patch 7.3 and Argus are hitting WoW. It’s the cleverest play on words ever.

(I can’t believe I still have a job here.)

The Queue: Seven oh three, checking in

Everyone hyped for tomorrow? Time to go planet hopping.

The Queue: Argentinosaurus, Patagotitan and other giant sauropods

Both Patagotitan and Argentinosaurus are contenders for ‘biggest thing ever to walk on land’ with Patagotitan estimated at 40 meters long vs. Argentinosaurus’ 35 meter estimate, but Patagotitan is estimated at around 85 tons vs. Argentinosaurus’ 98 tons. Patagotitan is known from fairly complete remains (roughly 150 bones all told) while Argentinosaurus is more fragmentary. Based on the completeness of the skeleton and the estimated length, I’d say for right now Patagotitan is the reigning champion of big dinosaurs, but they’re close relatives and both were massive animals, members of the South American Titanosaurs.

Speaking of Titanosaurs, say hello to Shingopana. A recently discovered African Titanosaur and a relative of the South American branch of the family. Shingopana’s existence is a testimonial to the plate tectonics that tore Africa and South America apart around 96 million years ago.

Anyway, this is the Queue. I haven’t talked about dinosaurs in a while, so I wanted to.

The Queue: Have you tried looking 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!

Aimee, I understand you’re probably super busy with all your cake-making endeavors, but I find it very difficult to believe you haven’t noticed the giant, malevolent, Legion-infested planet looming over us all. I mean, come on. It’s right there. You know what else is right in front of us? Your questions. Let’s answer some of those.

The Queue: In which there are a lot of silly questions

I may have made a tactical error when I asked for Queue questions on Twitter, because I got a lot of them — and a lot of them from Rossi and a lot of them silly. But since they were there… well, I answered them.

If you aren’t here for silliness, you should probably just scroll past the last three or so questions.

The Queue: I told myself I’d write this earlier

Sometimes, you meet your goals. Other times, you start writing The Queue at 2 a.m. But hey, it’s certainly not the latest I’ve ever written one of these… just not necessarily the earliest. I give myself a 73% chance of also finishing this before morning.

Update: I went to bed. Now it’s morning.

Let’s do The Queue. Also, awesome header image via TamplierPainter.

The Queue: Eclipses in the World of Warcraft

Let’s talk about the moons of Azeroth and an eclipse in WoW.

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.