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Cory Taylor

Cory Taylor @CoryjTaylor — Cory comes from the Land of Ice and Snow, an avid Blizzard fan he's been hooked since Warcraft 2. He spends his time in Warcraft as a Guardian Druid, and out of Warcraft wishing he could spend 6 months out of the year hibernating.

The Queue: Never give up, never surrender

I had another in the whole line of “haha you thought it was a Mitch queue, but it’s actually a Cory Queue! Fooled you again” posts all planned out when Mitch asked me to take over his Queue today, but then I ran some Mythic+ runs and got the most down to the wire run that I’ll ever probably get — and it’s all I can think about.

We were in a Halls of Atonement and bopping along. It was our last run of the evening so we were playing a little more carefree than usual, just having a good time and making a few easy mistakes, missing interruptions, standing next to the Spiteful fiends — things like that. Nothing too terrible, we were still pretty sure that we were going to make the timer, but it was going to be more of a long shot with each tiny mistake. After the third boss though there were less than four minutes left on the timer. It would’ve been really easy to give up and say that there was no possibility of timing it, but we still kept pushing and wound up finishing the run on time!

Now when I say on time normally I mean “oh yeah, we finished that on time, we had like three minutes left over.” This time it was more “we finished on time, couldn’t have finished it more on time.” Our final time for the run was 31:59.902/32:00!!

The clock in-game had already switched to the red angry 00:00 remaining! I still can’t believe that we came that close. It literally must’ve come down to one person getting a lucky critical in the last tenth of a second. So next time you’re running something: keep at it — you might just get the photo finish to end all photo finishes.

While I take a few deep breaths, it’s time for — The Queue.

The Queue: What a good looking bunch

I think I’ve found my new favorite power combination in Torghast. Mages can increase the number of Mirror Images that they have, and there’s an Anima power that makes all of those Mirror Images smarter. Suddenly, I’ve got ten versions of me winding up and just absolutely cranking Greater Pyroblasts into bosses and elites. It was glorious!

Plus, look how great we all look. While they may not be infinitely uncountable, they are definitely some of the greatest guys I’ve ever met.

While I try to find a challenge worthy of all these foxes, it’s time for — The Queue.

The Queue: A very small fox

I finally have another character at max in Shadowlands! My Mage has spent the last week or so helping out the Kyrian get Bastion under control, and it’s been nice to see another of the Covenant storylines. Especially with the additional 9.1 story content that we’ve gotten giving some closure to BlUther and the Forsworn. It has been pretty funny to see just how small Vulpera are compared to the rest of the Kyrian though. Even my Steward is taller than me!

While I go find some platform shoes, I take you now to — The Queue.

The Queue: Tarra-gone

I have conquered the mighty Tarragrue! My guild got our first kill in Mythic Sanctum last night and it feels good. I just wish that every Tarragrue victory didn’t involve me being dead on the floor. I can actually survive a couple of hits on Normal difficulty, but it’s just too strong on Heroic and Mythic. That last 10% enrage it gets winds up killing me almost instantly– even through my cheat death trinket from Kael’thas, and that guy knows a thing or two about cheating death!

We still haven’t gotten to the last bosses on Heroic though. Mythic Tarragrue wound up taking us fewer pulls than Heroic Fatescribe did! By the time we finished it off tonight, there was no raid left to go introduce ourselves to Kel’Thuzad. I’ve got a good feeling about next week though…

While I spend the next few raid nights killing Kel’Thuzad over and over and over again and watching him still keep coming back, it’s time for — The Queue.

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