The Queue: Within Temptation
Hi. What’s up?
Today’s header image reminded me of an album cover.
It’s the Queue. Who’d we think we’d fool, Queuevians, digging our own graves?
As much as I don’t really like the loss of bonus rolls and the overreliance on the Great Vault for bad luck protection, I don’t think it’s fair to say that they only see 3 real methods to playing the game. I do agree that we need more bad luck protection for players who solo or otherwise play the game outside of raids or Mythic+ or PVP. The Great Vault itself doesn’t really strike me as a compelling form of bad luck protection outside of the very specific way it works, and that shouldn’t replace bonus rolls.
I don’t think we’ll get Mythic+ dungeons as queueable, though. It doesn’t really fit the way they’ve set up Mythic dungeons, which are intended to be a more difficult, more organized form of five player dungeon content.
I mean, sure? It’s possible. No idea if it’s what happened or not, but if that’s the story they decided to go with. The Matthias Lehner questline does sort of seem to imply that Arthas was divided in some way, and we did see Sylvanas’ deal with the Val’kyr in Edge of Night, although that doesn’t necessarily mean that her or Arthas’ souls were divided like Uther’s was — we still have a lot to learn about that.
But while I have no idea if that’s what happened, it’s at least potentially viable.
Q4tQ: How far into the next expansion does your current gear have to last until for you to feel it was “worth it”? On one hand you could argue that the time spent wearing the gear now makes it worth it, but given how players reacted to replacing Naxx 40 gear with greens during BC I doubt we would ever see that approach again. Normal Ny’alotha gear looks like it will last us roughly halfway through leveling in Shadowlands, but oddly it looks like Heroic or Mythic geared players might not be replacing anything until they hit level cap, which seems like it is too far in the other direction. Where does that sweet spot for replacing your gear between expansions fall for you?
I replaced my Sulfuras with a dungeon blue in The Burning Crusade but I don’t talk about that dungeon blue and here I am mentioning Sulfuras.
I could replace every single piece of gear I have on the second the pre-patch drops and I wouldn’t care. I’m solidly geared on two of my characters — all 445 or better — and another two are ilevel 440. All of that gear could be replaced the second the pre-patch drops and I wouldn’t mind. I remember replacing my AQ40/Naxx 40 gear in TBC and taking it so, so seriously, but now here I am thirteen years later and I don’t care in the slightest.
It’s corny, but I got my use out of that gear. It did what I needed it to do. Now it can go. I’m looking forward to raiding with friends, but I don’t care if I step into those raids in a solid set of greens at this point.
Is anyone else disappointed we haven’t had any closure on the wound in Silithus?
I’d be careful about asking for closure around here if I were you. Learn from my mistakes.
As for the sword wound in Silithus, I suspect we’d have to take that giant sword out first, and from what I know of first aid and triage, just yanking something out of a stab wound like that tends to lead to a lot of bleeding and is generally frowned upon. Until we have Azeroth stabilized and are prepared to deal with the consequences, I think taking that sword out is a definite bad idea.
I want to finally find Mankrik’s wife in the Shadowlands.
I do too. I’d love to find her in Maldraxxus killing literally everything that comes near her, and she should give a quest to find Mankirk, because she doesn’t know she’s dead.
Q4tQ: Is there a market for “Classic Burning Crusade” servers?
Honestly, I have no idea. I’ve written about it before, and I suspect there’s probably enough people to warrant it, depending on how they go about implementing it. But I really don’t know how many people are currently playing WoW Classic on a regular basis right now.
Still, the sheer volume of players who embraced WoW Classic when it came out would seem to make it at least worth considering. I wouldn’t be surprised to see TBC servers of some variety in WoW Classic by next year.
Darling, how would it feel if you asked questions for tomorrow’s Queue? It would feel good. You should do that. Thanks for sticking around, see y’all next week.
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