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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: The Ice Stone has Melted

It’s so hot outside.

How hot is it you ask? It’s so hot, that I can’t even think of a good punchline to that setup. We’re still getting rain a lot where I am, but when the sun comes out — oh boy does it come out. Good thing that I have a nice cool basement to do my writing from or all this Queue would be is pictures of ice cream.

While I look into whether or not Liz would fire me for an all ice cream picture Queue, it’s time for — The Queue (non-dairy edition)

The Queue: Where’s the Curve?

Oh, that’s right, it’s behind me!

I could finally line up with my raid team to get Ahead of the Curve for the Jailer. It turns out that having a job that isn’t the usual 9-5 can make it hard to make a raid sometimes! How rude!!

It also turns out that when you can get your whole raid through the first phase without anyone falling into a hole, or getting mind-controlled by the Jailer — it gets a lot easier to do the next two phases, who knew! Armed with this new knowledge I’m sure that we’ll be a Race to World First contender in no time.

While I start practicing my victory speech, it’s time for — The Queue.

The Queue: Surprise weekend!

Surprise weekend in that there were a ton of surprise announcements over the weekend, not possibly better surprise couple of days off work to go and relax.

Overwatch 2 gets a release date and they confirmed the Junker Queen. Which is a character that I’ve been hoping would be rad since they teased her back in the Junkrat video. Still holding out hope for our good friend Jetpack Cat though.

Diablo 4 also got that sweet Necromancer confirmation and some more details. When I played it back at BlizzCon 2019 it felt really solid. The Necromancer is probably the only class that could make me waver in my Druid choice though. I’m going have some tough decisions when it eventually comes out.

While I make a giant spreadsheet of pros and cons about Druids and Necromancers, it’s time for — The Queue.

The Queue: Let us begin

I’ve finally got some Mythic kills under my belt this tier! Between real-life being busy, and not raiding on Mother’s day this was my first chance to get in with the team for the big show. Thankfully, we got Vigilant Guardian and Skolex down with little issue!

That worm hurts! I don’t feel like I’m a very squishy tank, but Skolex was chewing through my armor like a worm going through an apple.

After we cleared the two bosses that my guild had killed before, we had a little time for Dausegne progression. She must be able to see the future or something because man did she have our number. Although she couldn’t seem to see us cheesing her Staggering Barrage thankfully. Did you know that you can force it to choose someone if they’re the only one in the raid that doesn’t have the debuff from it? That meant that we could pile the whole raid into one, and then have someone with an immunity stay out to take the second. Creative!

While I work harder on not getting hit by too many mechanics at once, it’s time for — The Queue.

The Queue: Busy weekend

I had such a busy weekend in real-life that I need a second weekend to recover! (Please don’t send me to the Bad Place)

I feel like my poor Druid has been so neglected at this point that it’s probably covered in a bunch of spider webs and dust. Also when it stands up a swarm of bats has been nesting in its fur and they fly off into the night. Just classic cartoon nonsense y’know?

Of course, I am a Venthyr Druid so those bats might be unrelated…

While I try and win the lottery so I can have more peaceful weekends, it’s time for — The Queue

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