The Queue: My eyes are made of fire
I’m writing this less than 24 hours after my eye injections, and while they were much less painful than they usually are — admittedly, I did kind of say just hit me with all the freezing drops you have and the very nice nurse proceeded to treat my eyes like the freezing agent was parmesan and we were at an Olive Garden — I am now experiencing what I call the Itchpocalypse.
For people who don’t know, you’re absolutely not supposed to touch, rub, or even get your eyes wet for 24 hours after the injections, because you have two holes in them and that’s an easy way to get them infected. And as the freezing agent wears off your brain can feel those holes, and it starts telling you about them in the form of a kind of itching that would break a Dwarf made entirely of diamond.
I am not kidding when I tell you that my entire life right now is constantly stopping myself from ripping my eyes out with my fingernails. That’s right, it’s an Event Horizon themed house party for one up here in ice clad Alberta and I’m the guest of honor.
Anyway, let’s do the Queue and maybe I can stop thinking about this for two seconds.
The answers to all those questions about pokémon logic is just “Don’t think about it, don’t think about it, don’t think about it”.
You mean like I’m not supposed to think about how Driftloon will absolutely drag unsuspecting children up into the air in a kidnapping that takes their souls into the afterlife, and if his balloon like body bursts his soul spills out with a screaming sound? Like that?
Or how I’m supposed to forget what Palossand does to multiple Pikachu?
I’m not even going to get into what’s going on with Mimikyu, or how the whole deal on Banette is that it’s the ghost of abandoned childhood toys come back for revenge for being abandoned and it has a zipper for a mouth, so how does it eat the candy, Jalamenos? Should I be worried my old Star Wars figures are going to murder me, Jalamenos?
Don’t think about it? Really?
I might have asked this before but I didn’t get an answer that I saw. (hows that for disclaimers)
How do I reorder my Communities on the Community tab? I want my frequent ones on top and the ones that I don’t use at the bottom but I can’t see how to do this.
As far as I can tell there’s no way to do it. If someone knows of a way please tell us, because I and Bruin (and presumably others) would definitely love to have that information.
So I saw a comment from someone in China saying that the cafe in NetEase is now selling a drink which uses slang for “Blizzard is a Bitch”, as well as suggesting Chinese WoW players name their account data save “Ash Urn” or “Crypt”, which would be considered unlucky in Chinese culture.
Said person also reported that a lot of players there are in full-on bash Blizzard mode. The spin-doctoring campaign seems to be in full force, putting all of the blame on Blizzard for being a greedy western company, and not, you know, their fascist government’s draconian rules and interference with companies.
Well, I mean, said fascist government is significantly scarier and more powerful that Blizzard, and if I lived in a country run like that, I might go out of my way to be seen bashing Blizzard because I knew that literally everything I said and did online was being scrutinized and would result in punishment for me if I was seen as insufficiently passionate in how I aligned with the basic message.
I’m hardly on team corporation or anything, but I know who I’d be more afraid of in that situation, and it’s not Activision Blizzard. That being said, I agree with you that it’s likely not Blizzard at fault here.
It’s been almost two months and Sony still hasn’t resolved the issue with my account that prevents me from purchasing the Season Pass DLC for AC Valhalla.
Good, now you can go back and play AC Odyssey.
Q4tQ: How long should I save my old legos? One thing about being a software engineer, in the old days anyway, is that you collected a lot of toys. I’ve been sorting stuff out and I have multiple boxes of legos, star wars figures, etc. I’m afraid to actually open the boxes and see what I have. Do I save them for (unlikely) grandkids? Donate them? I could probably sell some but I’m not interested in the hassle. Software companies also tended to give out little tchochkes for every milestone or new product shipped. so many thingies. But those I’ll mostly toss. No one wants a paper weight with a long dead company’s logo on it.
If you’re not going to play with them, give them away. Find some charity that’s looking for toys for kids who can’t afford them or a Kid’s Hospital or something.
How important is platform in a resolution to play games or read books from your backlog? If I have Witcher 3 (for example) in my backlog from a PC copy I got years ago, is it a violation of the resolution to reacquire it on a PS5 or Switch?
It is utterly unimportant to the resolution, which is itself also utterly unimportant. I routinely have console and PC editions of the same game and more and more games are recognizing this fact — even AC Valhalla had cross-platform play, and Cyberpunk 2077 introduced it recently, making the game more fun.
So I’d say play or don’t play on whatever platform you like.
1) How does my raid only have one leather-wearer?
2) Is there a better death-cry than the male night elf’s? If so, which one?
Every raid has one. My original raid group back in Vanilla had 11 Warlocks in a 40 player group and only had 2 Hunters. Those Hunters had to do a lot of work, meanwhile, we could banish all of Garr’s adds and keep them all banished for the entire fight so none of our Warriors or Druids had to off tank any of them.
My current raid has like 1 DK, a Demon Hunter who is not a regular raider but who comes sometimes, and a single Warlock. We routinely see the DK, DH and Warlock token drop. The Warlock has 4 piece set bonus, nobody else in the raid comes close. We had to beg for a second Rogue to come along on our Broodmother kills, and in the end we just switched to 0ne Rogue and the Tank popping eggs because it was easier. It’s just how it goes sometimes.
And the best death yell in WoW is still and always will be the women of the Forsaken, with male Forsaken coming in second. But Male Nelves have the most Ah, Steve died identifiable death yell of all WoW options. You can hear a male Nelf die through even the most grating of Sindragosa yells.
Okay, that’s the Queue for today. Take care, everybody. See you next week.
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