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The QueueJun 14, 2024 12:00 pm CT

The Queue: (Again)

Are we talking about transmog? Could we talk about transmog? A little transmog? As a treat?

Well, maybe after we get through some of these questions. Let’s Queue.



How do *YOU* think D4 raids might work?

The first things that Blizzard itself has not said we’re getting raids… at least not that I’m aware of, and I’ve been looking for a source. Blizzard said there will be a new “new PvE End-Game Co-Op Activity,” and while Wowhead ran with the raids angle we don’t know that for certain.

Could it be raids? Maybe.

We already have group content, Legion events, World Bosses, which are large group content where you just walk up and you’re tossed into an instance with whoever else is there. You can group up for Nightmare Dungeons with friends.  Diablo Immortal has Helliquary raids, which are queued instanced content where you fight a boss with eight other people, which seems unnecessarily complicated for Diablo 4’s system.

So, what could this be? How might it play? How could it be different from existing co-op content?

I suppose a larger-scale dungeon, for more players, might be the ticket… but it seems to me it will probably feel a lot like a Legion event or World Boss or Nightmare Dungeon or even a Stronghold. How do you make these encounters unique?  I’ve gotta say I don’t know. It’s going to be interesting to see if Diablo 4 can add a raid that feels like something more than what the game already has.


If you accidentally caused a time paradox, would you feel bad

That really depends on why I created the time paradox in the first place. There are lots of really good reasons one might create a time paradox. Why one might tear the world down and leave time a twisted wreck behind you. Many reasons.

But accidentally? That’s different. That’s just embarrassing. I hope no one saw that. I definitely did not do that. It’s fine. What time paradox? I didn’t see a time paradox.


Q4TQ: when you’re playing a game and you notice that you screwed something up and you’d have to replay a big portion of the game in order to undo your screw up, do you do it? How far are you willing to backtrack for an achievement or something like that?

I’m the wrong person to ask, because I have gone back and replayed Mass Effect 1, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, going through a convoluted series of actions in order to get a single neat scene with Conrad Verner. And it was worth it.

So I’ve done that much just for one annoying side character! If I care about the achievement, and I enjoy the game, why not go back as far as I need to?

But if it’s a game you don’t enjoy, don’t care about? The value of a “perfect” game doesn’t have enough value to play if you aren’t having fun. And if you are having fun, keep having fun.


Which of the original dragonriding mounts is your favorite, and why? I like the Highland Drake because it is the most traditionally dragonesque, but I like the curlicue dragon, too.

The proto-drake is perfect. It is perfect. Its stubby little nose, its tiny arms, its pudgy little wings. It is perfect. I love it.

I like the Slitherdrake also, but it’s no proto-drake.


Q4tQ Do you feel that using Class Trial characters to complete the og Heritage Armor quest chains is a violation of the spirit and intent of the Heritage Armor system?

All is fair in love and transmog.


Since transmog is life, are there any games for which you’ve delved into clothing mods? I know I have a few for BG3, and I’m trying not to add too many in Cyberpunk 2077 because they don’t always play nicely together.

Alas, I almost always play video games on console, and console has extremely limited mod support. That means you must often suffer through bad hair. Very bad hair.

Some developers just don’t understand how important playing dress up is.


Rhinestone sunglasses vs the bronze sunglasses vs the green tinted sunglasses

Rhinestone. It’s a classic, tasteful look.

And it matches my hair.

Thanks for tuning in again (again) this week. I hope you are having a great Friday, and have an extremely chill weekend to follow. Take care of yourselves, and I’ll see you back here next week.

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