The Queue: Zzz….
Anyone else feel like this week has been twice as long as normal? Thankfully, it’s almost the weekend. Almost.
Today, though, we Queue.
- Do you think we really killed N’Zoth, or was it all an illusion (not just the Wrathion fight)?
- What are your thoughts on why WoW doesn’t yet have player housing?
- Have you had the dream again? A black goat with seven eyes that watches from the outside.
- What’s your favorite book and/or author?
I think we killed N’Zoth until we didn’t. I don’t think it was an illusion, but there’s always the chance that it was part of his plan all along or Blizzard just wants to resurrect Old Gods a couple patches/expansions from now.
I wish WoW would add player housing, but I don’t know if I see Blizz adding it. WoW, for all its updates and system changes, still follows a pattern with its expansions. Namely, the Big Feature tends to stay within that expansion. So we’d either get one expansion of player housing or we’d get a new, permanent feature… nine expansions and 16+ years into the game’s life. It’s tricky — doable, but tricky — and I don’t envy Blizz if they do ever decide to implement it.
I’ll be honest, I’m not sure if I have an answer for that last one. Shout out y’all’s faves, though!
Did Merlwyb’s voice actress change between ARR & Heavansward?
A whole lot of voice actors changed between ARR and Heavensward, and I had no idea that it would basically happen between consecutive cutscenes, so it really threw me off the first time I heard Alphinaud not voiced by Sam Riegel. But yes, don’t be surprised if old voices sound different after ARR content!
Q4tQ: Do you think we’ll visit the titan facilities of Uldorus and Uldaz any time soon?
Soon? Nah. I can’t see Blizz revisiting Titan facilities after we spent so much of Battle for Azeroth around Magni and Titan stuff. Also, Shadowlands has kind of made the Titans look like small fry. Frankly, I hope they show us the other Titan facilities on the other side of Azeroth and at least one of them is a mega-dungeon or raid.
Q4TQ: Today one of the local radio DJs I’ve been listening to for years announced he’s leaving the station after 22 years. It made me feel old. What random things in life have reminded you of the cruel passage of time?
The most recent one I can think of is that someone pointed that in order to check ID nowadays for alcohol purchases (in the U.S.), “All you have to do is look for the 2.”
If you had to endure a typical survival game storyline in real life, where would you rather be trapped: the moon, Mars, on an oceanic planet (yes, like in the Subnautica games), deep underground or in a Gothic castle full of horrible monsters?
No, Michigan isn’t an answer, in case you were wondering.
Heck no to the oceanic planet. Maybe in another setting, but in a survival storyline? Yeet me into the closest whale’s mouth and get it over with. Also, underground has too many spiders and I’d die of fright.
I think Mars is what I’d pick. I’ve always been curious what it would be like there, and as far as I know, I wouldn’t have to deal with spiders or the creatures of the deep.
Q4Mitch: what games have you been playing lately? Which ones would you recommend, and why?
So far this year, I’ve played a lot of Demon’s Souls, Bloodborne, New Pokémon Snap, Resident Evil Village, Fortnite, and Overwatch. I’ve also recently started a Dark Souls playthrough, but it hasn’t quite held my attention the way the other FromSoftware games have.
Frankly, I like all of them for different reasons. Soulsborne games are probably going to be very hit or miss for most people, but I do think Bloodborne is worth at least watching a playthrough of to feel out. It’s a fantastic game and the level design consistently blew me away… but I also totally get if it’s not your thing.
Pokémon Snap is probably the easiest on that list to pick up, and I think if you have even a passing interest in Pokémon, it’s a must. I like Fortnite because Epic does map changes and in-game events incredibly well. Again, I get if it’s not your thing — but from an overall gaming perspective, I feel like it’s a fantastic case study on in-game events. And to round out the list… well, I feel like y’all will already know if Overwatch and Resident Evil are up your alley.
Q4tQ: Because I have zero time for anything right now, I of course started playing TBC classic. I’ll never make it into a raid and at the current rate, even levelling will take me a year. My character from classic is now level 13.
What is wrong with me, that makes me enjoy the heck out of stumbling through the barrens at a snail’s pace, taking forever to kill anything (holy priest) and having to drink after every mob? Why is it *such* a relief to not be on a timer, not be efficient, not rush through everything for once?
I’m probably just getting old, what d’ya think?
Last night, I played Fortnite knowing full well I could’ve made progress in Dark Souls instead of using my night to play something that I’ll probably lose interest in a few weeks from now. It didn’t get me any further into my gaming checklist, and it’s a game I’ve played plenty of times before (vs. Dark Souls which is new to me).
Because I felt like it. My goal wasn’t efficiency or box-checking — it was just to have fun. And at that particular moment, Fortnite sounded like fun!
I don’t really have an answer on why we enjoy the things we enjoy, but I know that gaming feels a lot more fun and relaxing when I choose to play a game “just because.” Maybe I’m getting old too, but with how little free time I have lately, playing games that make me happy — whatever game, for whatever reason — has been nice. I still have my gaming checklists, but they don’t dictate everything nowadays.
That’s all for today! Be sure to leave lots of questions for tomorrow’s writer, and have a great rest of your week!
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