The Queue: I’m not even supposed to be here today!
Where’s Mitch? Who knows!
What I do know is that y’all get a double dose of me this week! But in Mitch’s honor, I put on all of my corruption gear to make myself look as shadowy as possible. I think it worked a little too well because I keep hearing strange whispers… They promise such power, and sharing their truth with all of my friends does sound like a good thing to do. I mean, who doesn’t want to know how things really work in the universe?
I take you now — to the Queue.
Q4tMitch: you ever play any of the Dark Souls™ games? It’s a sad, broken, melancholy world; in my top 5 running for your dimension of origin.
I’m not Mitch, but I have played one of the Dark Souls games briefly. I bounced off after ten or fifteen hours. The punishing gameplay and the slow methodical combat wasn’t what I was looking for in a gaming experience.
But I do love all of the stories in those games. I’ve watched a bunch of people who play better than me as they find weird little story hooks hidden in out of the way places. I’ve heard that Bloodborne would probably be right up my alley in terms of combat, but I don’t have a PS4 to find out. The worlds that Atlus have created are all my kinds of spooky too. Weird horror monsters and crumbling castles just go so well together!
As for where Mitch comes from, I’d say it’s somewhere more chaotic than the ordered worlds that we’ve seen in Dark Souls. I mean this isn’t the work of someone who isn’t an agent of chaos in some form.
Q4TQ: how do the barks of corrupted doggos sound?
Pray that you never find out.
The sound will haunt your waking hours and remain lodged in your dreams. There won’t be any respite from the terrible knowledge of the bark you just heard. Some say that it’s ten thousand nails scraping on ten thousand chalkboards. While others say that it’s closer to the sound of your footsteps running in terror on wet grass.
We can’t know for sure, as the people who have heard the barks always disappear within a fortnight — usually right after the next rain.
One problem I see with getting enough thingies to buy the Vessels is that it’s so slow to get to 100%. Killing a swarm of bugs in Uldum seems to only give 1%. A mob sometimes gives 3%. Some of the Rates give more, but take a lot of time to kill so time=reward doesn’t seem to level out.
I have two characters on the go right now, but there’s no way that I’m doing all of those dailies on two characters. So the only time that my Demon Hunter visits the Vale or Uldum and does their dailies is when there’s a fresh assault up. Usually, over the course of doing those, I’ll have my 100% on the assault. Rares are good they should be at least 5% if not 10%, the mini-events –that are totally just world quests but not called world quests — are around 15%, and even boxes are 5%.
I find that just focusing on the dailies can help to make the assault go by faster. Especially if you’re getting distracted by a rare or mini-event.
Q4tQ: Do you think Blizzard should “expand” the usage of the corruption effect in the future, for example when you hit 4 charges as an Arcane Mage your skin gets an arcane effect?
I’d love it if we saw a bunch of new effects for different classes and specs. Usually, if you ask if I’d like to see X system expanded, I’m going to say yes, of course.
Warriors could spray blood around when they’re using whirlwind, or get more stonelike while tanking the longer they’re in combat. Druids could get leafier, or have flowers sprout all over them, or leave a trail of flowers where they walk. Also, some classes already have things like that. Like when Fire Mages use Combust they’re pretty solidly on fire. There’s a bunch more, but I’m not going to run through all 36 combinations, we’d be here all day.
Q4tQ: Do you think that the creatures of the Void view us the same way we view them? As unknowable existentially dangerous monstrosities. Is that why their so intent on mutating/enslaving/murdering us all?
I feel like at best we’re seen as wayward children who need to be shown the true path. At worst we’re ants to them, and if we get where we’re not supposed to be it’s time for the extermination. Neither of which are really great for humanity. People who go along with or worship extradimensional beings seem to have a short life expectancy — if they’re lucky. As for being exterminated? Well, we can hope that we’re tenacious and annoying enough that they write off the whole planet as a loss, and lucky enough that they don’t burn the whole thing down.
Or there was this post on tumblr. To paraphrase, it’s like coming home and finding out that a bunch of ants know your name and are chanting it while worshipping you and they’re asking for favors. So you help them out because it’s kinda cool that ants went to all the trouble of learning your name. But you’re not the best at helping them so sometimes things go well, and sometimes you kill a bunch of ants.
The Horrific Vision of Stormwind is great because you can do any of the wings in any order. So if you want to get one of the hard zones out of the way first, you can easily just take a stroll along the canals. What I’ve found my for my preferred route has been Dwarven first, Old Town second, Trade third, and ending with Mage if I feel like I have the sanity points for it. The Mage Quarter is by far my least favorite zone in either Orgrimmar or Stormwind.
In Orgrimmar you can’t get to the Valley of Honor without going through the Drag first. But you can reach the Valley of Wisdom without completing the Valley of Spirits first. Just run past the Barbershop and you’re right there.
Just because I’m not followed by Anna doesn’t mean I can’t try and get a song stuck in Liz’s head! Hopefully, she isn’t as immune to Disney as Anna proved to be.
Anna Liz Earworm™: I’ll make a man out of you.
I’ll see you all on Monday, make sure you leave lots of questions for Liz!
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