The Queue: ’tis the season!
Can you believe that it’s almost Christmas?
I can’t — there’s still so much to do! I’m going to need about another week easily.
While I talk to someone to see about getting the calendar extended, it’s time for — The Queue.
Q4TQ: What amount of jank are we willing to put up with to have all mounts available in the Dragon Riding flight system? Obviously Blizz cannot make new animations for every single mount model. So they would mostly be repurposing existing animations.
They wouldn’t have to do every mount model, just the skeleton for each, that’s way animations! Now that we’ve got that fixed I’m sure we’ll see a hotfix any minute now that adds dragon-riding to the rest of the stable.
I’d be willing to accept a bunch of jank if it let me use the rest of my mounts with dragon-riding. Some of the jank would be the best part! Imagine seeing a flying horse try and do a barrel roll!
Mainly I just want my Flight Form back for current content. I miss being a raven!
Q4tQ: after nearly three weeks of Dragonflight, how far have you progressed? Asking because I’ve finished the main campaign and I’ve started building up renown, but it feels like there’s still so much I’m missing. I know we have fewer reps to build up than in most expansions, but the renown system makes it feel like there’s still a long road ahead.
I’ve done just about every sidequest that I could get my hands on. I’ve finished the main campaign and started building renown with all of our good buddies out and about on the Dragon Isles. What I haven’t done is gone super ham on any of the grinds, I’ve poked a few of them a little, but I haven’t joined any groups that have spent hours farming keys or going on hunts for the centaur.
I did just get my Zenet Avis mount from that egg, so I have that going for me.
My guild has raided twice since the doors to the Vault of the Incarnates opened. We’re 7/8 Normal and have Heroic Eranog dead. We’ve tried both Normal Raszageth and Heroic Terros and got our butts handed to us. But I’m sure that we’ll do much better next week with some Great Vault loot and more set bonuses.
I’m not too worried about getting to the end of the Renown tracks. There is so much rep tied to the weekly stuff that I’m sure it’ll happen before you know it.
Watched GotG Holiday Special. Pretty dang cute, and doesn’t overstay its welcome. Mantis as the main character was delightful.
Also starting Dragon Prince S4… hoo boy. That is a lot of fart jokes.
The Guardians Holiday Special was pretty fun! I liked the animation they did for the Michael Rooker bits. It needed more Cosmos though.
As for the Dragon Prince, always remember this “I feel bad for people who don’t laugh at fart jokes, they have less laughter but the same amount of farts.”
killing rares and invasion mobs around the Obsidian Citadel area
within 10 minutes, three one-handed maces dropped for my monk! all with higher ilevel than the weapons I’m currently using!
…one was Int, the other two were Str
I really hate that weapons don’t flex their main stats anymore. It was so nice seeing something that you could equip drop and knowing that you could equip it. I spent almost all of Season 4 of Shadowlands using the Jailer’s strength mace because its effect was so strong. Which felt wrong as a bear Druid.
While we’re talking about current weapon stuff, I wish that the cosmetic-only appearances could be learned by any max-level character. Why should I have to be able to equip a shield to add it to a list of possible shield transmogs that only work on shields? The person who eventually uses it will have the proper proficiency! Just let me use it to get it out of my bag!
Got the first 5 bosses killed in the raid, won a pair of pants.
Congrats on the pants!
I got the tanking trinket from Heroic Eranog that does the Diablo flame stomp around you.
I gotta say that I’m missing personal loot right about now. I know that it could have its downsides — being unable to trade something you definitely weren’t going to use — but man did it feel better than rolling on things against everyone else.
I know intellectually that it’s basically the same thing happening, a boss drops loot and several people get things. When the math and the rolls were behind the scenes it felt more like us against the game though. Now that the rolls are in the open again it feels like I’m competing against people again — which I’m not digging as much.
This might also have something to do with the number of people on the Druid token in my raid. It’s basically half the raid! It’s gonna take me forever to get my tier!
Q4tQ Anything new for 2022 Winter Veil?
I haven’t seen anything, but I assume there’ll be a new present under the tree for us.
I wouldn’t be upset if there was a major holiday revamp as part of the 10.1 patch. They’ve been pretty static for a long time, and I miss the excitement of the in-game events!
Today’s Anna Earworm™: I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Have a great week everyone! Make sure to check your list twice before you rest for the holidays. Funnily enough, I’m pretty sure it says to leave Anna lots of questions for tomorrow — weird!
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