The Queue: The shadow on the wall tells me the sun is going down
Happy Tuesday, folks! I hope your Monday was less exhausting than mine was. It wasn’t bad, mind you — just exhausting.
Anyhow, y’all were full of questions, so let’s say we Queue?
Q4TQ – What other games would you like to see on the Off Topic stuff / the future of the site?
I think Nintendo stuff would generally be pretty cool, but it would be great to see some Indy titles as well.
This is a question we’ll be using going forward to help guide content, and I’m curious what you all think. I know Rachelle is interested in writing about books, and Joe has expressed interest in writing about mini-figure making (pardon me if that’s the wrong name). Personally, I will probably lean toward other games I’m playing in a way that takes some of the things I’ve written before and extends them or takes them in a different direction. If I’m really in love with a movie or show, those are both probable (though less likely than games).
But again, I’m curious what you all want to see!
Q4tQ: do we need a race whose activated racial is, “Vomit a cloud of stinging biting insects in a 20 yard cone”?
Isn’t that kind of what Carrion Swarm is? To a lesser degree, it’s a bit like Druids’ old Insect Swarm. Either way, if we got a weird cross between Dread Lords and the Wickerpunks of Drustvar, I’d be all for that. (They would be Horde, and I accept it no other way.)
2BE: Korfax vs Bolvar
For those of you who have never seen the terror that is Korfax, I leave only this video as evidence of his inevitable victory against any who might face him — Bolvar included.
We don’t stand a chance.
I took a WoW break and so I’m sorry if this has been answered but google isn’t being helpful :/
Q4tQ: What in-game/lore reason is there for Demon Hunters to be either Horde or Alliance?
I mean my understanding was these elves left to go with Illidan. I don’t know why some are night elves and some are blood elves, but basically they were all the same once right? And then Kael’thalas lot got addicted to magic and Tyrande kicked them out and there was the sunwell. So basically there are elves that are Demon Hunters, and I mean I understand that for game mechanics they have to be night elves/blood elves and faction-based, but what is the lore reason?
aka I love story and I’m confused.
I’m not quite sure everything you said about Elf origins is correct there (genuinely, I can’t remember where they came from… everything was once a Troll anyhow.) But as far as why Demon Hunters are allied with the factions?
Khadgar approached the Illidari, asked them to help fight the Legion, and then just assumed Blood Elves should go talk to the Horde and Night Elves should go talk to the Alliance. He’s the one who teleported you to a specific faction capital. It’s Khadgar’s fault for roping you in, and it’s his fault you can’t leave.
…Okay, but for real, it’s one of those “gameplay > lore” things. The Illidari wouldn’t — in most cases — have a reason to pick one faction over the other. But since Blood Elves and Night Elves both are associated with specific factions, it would’ve caused a whole different mess of issues to have that change for one single class.
If you used Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” to describe Jaina’s love life, how would you classify them?
I think it would be: Kael’thas taught her love, Kalecgos taught her patience, and Arthas taught her pain.
I’d say Kalecgos taught her love, Kael’thas taught her patience (to deal with creepy men), and Arthas taught her pain because he did that whole thing where he became the Lich King.
Q4TQ: What, if anything, are you most looking forward to in patch 8.1.5?
– Kul Tirans
– Heirloom updates
– Remastered AB and WSG
– Darkmoon Faire Rollercoaster
– WoD Timewalking
– New portal rooms in SW/Org
– New profession quests/items
– Brawler’s guild returns
– Arathi Basin Vs. AI (new Brawl)
– something else?
…I’m kind of way more excited about the portal rooms than I have any right to be. After that, I’d say Kul Tirans (purely because of the Druids) > Remastered BGs > Zandalari. I’m kind of “meh” on the rest. I’m looking forward to 8.2 a lot more than 8.1.5.
Off-topic Q: When you’re sick and have a fever, do you “let it ride” (i.e. let the fever run its course to take care of the virus), or suppress it (i.e. take Tylenol or Ibuprofen because a fever can do more harm than good)?
I don’t really get fevers all that often. I generally take Ibuprofen, but that’s usually when my temperature is 101-102 F or more. If I — like, say, during this past week — have a cold and feel like I might have a low-grade fever but I’m too lazy to take my temperature and check? I’ll ride it.
…I feel like I should attach a warning to this: I am not a health professional, nor am I particularly great about my own health. Don’t look to me for health advice.
Lore question: But is the Burning Legion truly defeated? Or could they be back again sometime in the future?
Oh, they’re definitely not truly defeated. They’re leaderless — but that leader is imprisoned and decisively not dead. Plus, if we look at the Scourge, what are all the remaining demons doing? Even if we assume they don’t revive in the Twisting Nether anymore, there are still countless worlds out there that they have destroyed and rule over.
That said, I imagine it’ll be a while before Blizz brings them back in any major capacity. Look at what they’re doing with the Lich King and Old Gods and all that. There have been hints here and there for several expansions — seeds being planted long ago that we’re still barely seeing bloom. I’d give it two more expansions before we even see hints of that sort of thing for the Burning Legion — assuming Blizz even wanted to bring them back. They may not need to.
That’s all for today! May your Tues be days and your Queues be yays. Have a great week, all!
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