The Queue: Second wind
A couple hours ago, I said I was going to bed. Almost immediately after, I got a second wind and can’t sleep. At least I got The Queue done before bed?
Does anyone else not like Wrathion’s new voice? He sounds far too much like Nefarian with that filter. I was hoping that he would still sound like he did in Cata and MoP if just aged up a bit.
It took me a second to get used to it — and the cinematic being the first introduction of it really threw me off — but I’m getting a lot more used to it now, and I don’t dislike it. It doesn’t feel as unique as his old one, but I’m still okay with it.
Has Wrathion ever appeared in Hearthstone?
He has, in fact! Apparently he made his appearance in Mean Streets of Gadgetzan. That’s about all I know.
Q4TQ: when Manduin punched that dragon in the face, there was some sort of black energy oozing, that then disappeared. What was that about?
I think that was not only a way to show that Wrathion’s human form is, ultimately, a disguise, but also to remind/inform viewers that he’s a Black Dragon. If you don’t follow the lore as closely or you’ve joined late or whatever, you may have absolutely no clue who this dude is. Having his skin singe, followed immediately by an almost out-of-place, “Ugh! Dragons!” from Magni, and then returning to show his skin heal is a VERY newbie friendly way of going, “Yes, Magni is referring to this new guy. He’s a dragon. We clear? Good! Let’s keep this cinematic moving.”
Q4tQ: Where are all the mindless, uncontrolled mobs of undead that should be ravaging Azeroth now that there is no Lich King?
Well, technically, that hasn’t happened yet, so Bolvar is still out there keeping them in check. Once Shadowlands (or its pre-patch) arrive, we’ll have to see if Blizzard addresses this in any way. There have been some theories out there that the whole “There must always be a Lich King” thing was meant as a ruse from the beginning, and they actually seem pretty solid.
Do I believe that was Blizzard’s intent from the beginning? Not really. But I would be more than okay if they found a way to reasonably explain it as a lie and used the destruction of the Helm as the opportunity to do that.
Q4tQ: removing the corruption from 8.3 armour: No or “Oh Fel No” ?
I’m sure there are some raid groups out there that will figure out what is or is not optimal in terms of cleansing, but I love the thematic ties Corrupted gear has, and I’m all for keeping as much of it on me as possible. NEVER CLEANSE IT!
Q4tMitch:The Mitch queue is a JRPG. Get ready to fight. Don’t forget to pick your boss music.
I still don’t really get where the question here is, but I’m gonna assume you were asking about boss music. And in that case, uhh… Make it creepy but epic. Like a spooky organ with choir vocals and a point where everything stops but then another point where everything picks up because you’re about to win and I don’t want that to happen.
Q4tQ: The reception of the Warcraft movie was mixed at best. That said I’d still like to see the history of Azeroth brought to life with the same level of special effects, and the success of TV series like Mandalorian and Witcher have me wondering if a Warcraft TV series would be a better fit for its story pacing. Do you think a studio could translate Warcraft’s story in a way that appeases both fans and gets enough views to finance a continued series?
Honestly, no. I think the ship has sailed on that sort of thing for a long while now. I think it would either be mired in the movie’s commercial failings or be called a rip off of the upcoming Lord of the Rings show. I absolutely think it could pull off a decent story and killer effects, but I don’t think it would ever pull in the wider audience needed to keep that sort of thing going.
I admit, I’m surprised by The Witcher’s success, but at the same time, it wasn’t following a movie that didn’t do well — it went straight from critically successfully, universally praise game to TV show, and the audience doesn’t feel quite as niche as Orcs and Trolls and all that would. As for Mandalorian, well… it’s Star Wars. Even without bringing in any new fans, it has a MUCH larger audience than Warcraft.
I’m going to go “there.”
If Shadowlands is the place where the dead from our universe go when they die, where do the dead from all the other timelines go when they die?
I fully admit that I’m not qualified to answer this. I feel like this is something that Blizzard will either answer in a sort of hand-wavy, suspension-of-disbelief way or just plain not address at all. Which is more or less my way of saying I don’t think there’s a satisfying answer here that doesn’t just open up more questions. Time travel is hard. Alternate dimensions are hard. Different planes of existence are hard. Combining all of those? Not something I’d want to have to tackle.
That’s all for me today! It’s very late and there’s a solid chance I could sleep until this thing goes live. Do your normal thing and ask questions, please. Happy Thursday!
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