The Queue: No seriously, it’s all about Blizzard games here, we mean it
Adam and Alex are both still out of the office, so we’re continuing in our dedicated and unwavering coverage of all things surrounding Blizzard gaming. And definitely not at all talking about anything that didn’t happen in yesterday’s Queue, because it didn’t happen, of course. You didn’t see it. And I’ve had a really good time not doing any of it, but I’ll be handing the reins back over to Rossi for a few days now. With that in mind, let’s get to those burning questions, why don’t we?
Oh that’s a fun idea — I don’t think they’d ever do it, but it’s a fun idea. That’s a gigantic cast of characters to choose from, though. I’d almost have to say Chromie, because she’s very friendly and happy to explain things to people, and logically speaking, her scope of knowledge is probably much larger than anyone else simply because she’s a bronze dragon. I mean, time travel in and of itself is so convoluted in WoW that it stands to reason whoever could figure it out enough to do it also has the brains to explain just about anything at all.
Lantresor. Look, I know most of you want to shove him in a mine but I love that guy to pieces. I want him to tell me all about where he came from and how he learned to be a Blademaster. And to teach me to fight. Heck yeah.
The closest we had to that were scenarios in Mists of Pandaria, and that’s part of the reason (although not all) that I’d like to see them make a return. You could easily buddy up with a friend and get into a scenario with just one random person, and as long as you were friendly, people were usually friendly in return. I think it really worked because in that particular instance, it’s two friends and one random stranger — the strangers don’t outnumber you and your buddy, you know what I mean? You had the majority. When you’re doing a five player dungeon, if it’s you and a friend, you don’t have that majority going in, so there’s more of a chance of people just being jerks for the sake of being jerks.
I just liked the smaller, friendlier atmosphere in scenarios. That and the queues were faster and in later scenarios, there was plenty of good story to be had. And I do love a good story!
Kind of, but not really. Path of the Titans had you allying with a Titan cult, and the paths you chose weren’t class specific. You would gather and turn in artifacts found via Archaeology to progress, with the main rewards being Ancient Glyphs that would give your character some kind of bonus — like bleed reduction, bandage improvement, increased damage after a crit, that sort of thing. Eventually, you’d be able to get all of the glyphs for your path.
Artifact weapons seem like they’re kind of the same system, but you’re applying this stuff to a weapon, not to yourself — and from what we’ve heard, it’s more like you’ll be obtaining lootable items from bosses that will allow you to upgrade your weapon. So there’s some vague similarities, but they’re really, really vague. We’ll learn more about Artifact weapons and the system surrounding them at BlizzCon, I’m expecting.
I really wish they would. If you’ve picked up the toy, you’ve obviously earned that reputation on one character — and it’s kind of silly that little things like toys are locked behind a reputation wall, when things like the mounts you purchase at Exalted reputation are able to be used by every character on your account. It just feels kind of sloppy. The Toy Box, for all I was excited about it, feels kind of sloppy in execution, and I wish they’d take a good long look at it and clean it up before Legion comes out.
Some modes offer more experience than others — PVP mode gives you more XP than AI mode. In addition, there’s bonus XP to be had if you’re playing with friends, and you can always pick up a stim pack to give yourself a further boost to XP as well.
Okay Liz I sort of agree with you on this one because Alistair cracked me up all the way through Origins. The elevator conversations would indeed be amazing. But I also kind of want to see what Wrex and Iron Bull would be like together, because two mercenaries swapping stories would make for some really interesting party banter. Either that, or put Liara in with Sera, because I want to see if Sera would be freaked out by alien mind-melding tricks or if she’d just start making so many wholly inappropriate comments that Liara would spontaneously combust out of sheer embarrassment.
That’s it for today’s Queue — if you have any questions you’d like to see answered, be sure to leave them in the comments below!
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