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The Queue: Me and Mrs. Kul Tiras

So yeah, the Battle for Azeroth alpha saw a new build last night. New zones opened up, a new dungeon, you can roll up an Allied Race now — that’s me up there as a Lightforged Draenei, for example — they made some changes to talents including giving Fury Impending Victory as a talent which means you’ll likely never take Storm Bolt again outside of raiding, and so I spent the night mucking about.

I love the design of Kul Tirans.

Let’s do that Queue, everybody.


The Queue: This is fine

Welcome back to The Queue, our daily Q&A feature for all of Blizzard’s games! Have a question for the Blizzard Watch staff? Leave it in the comments!

It got down to a whole 8 degrees last night (-13 °C for non-US readers), and it looks like that’s going to be the new normal for a few days. Ordinarily, the sight of an NPC nonchalantly crafting in the middle of a roaring blaze would be a cause for concern, but right now it just looks downright cozy.

Send help. And blankets.

Let’s answer some questions.





The Queue: What is even happening here?

I have noticed a trend lately. A trend in which readers seem to be forming some kind of Mitch-worshiping cult. And this worries me, people. I am worried for you. Are you feeling okay? Do you need a hug? Is there a reason you are walking, arms open, into the dark inky void? Do I need to cleanse you with holy fire?

Just asking. Because we can make that happen if that would help.

You’d let me know if you needed something, wouldn’t you? I’m here for you. I just want you to be happy and safe. And if that requires the use of the Holy Light… well…

But for now, let’s check out your questions for the day.


The Queue: I need more barely-there chest armor

I think it was Scott Leyes who said it a Queue or two ago, but man, now that I have a couple of Lightforged I’m leveling I’m very disappointed in my lack of chest armor that shows off these tattoos. I mean, I went and got myself pretty significant Light tats and I can’t show them. You can barely see them in the Warleader’s armor set I’ve got on there. I’ve also tried it in the Exalted set, it’s not much better really. And since my two Lightforged are male, it’s even worse — sets that are like bikinis on women, like the Jade set, are just giant BP’s on dudes and that’s not fair. I need to show this beef off.

Anyway, here’s the Queue. I’m a grown man worrying that I can’t dress my video game character skimpily enough. Keep in mind I need pieces at or below level 60, these guys aren’t into BC/Wrath era content yet.





The Queue: Once more into the breach

Welcome back to The Queue, our daily Q&A feature for all of Blizzard’s games! Have a question for the Blizzard Watch staff? Leave it in the comments!

Alpha is an interesting place where the reality of the game world only half exists. One moment you’re traversing through what looks like a perfectly solid tunnel, the next you’re falling through a wonderland of textures to your certain demise.

But hey, it makes for some crazy screenshots, so it’s not all bad, right?


The Queue: They’re good dogs, Brent

World of Warcraft is full of h*ckin good doggos, but I have to say that Shu-zen is my new favorite. His floof ratings are off the charts (he’s already had to make a couple of stops at the salon), which serves the dual purpose of making him both cuddly and cute. And if that isn’t enough, he howls and it is the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen in the game. I usually feel pretty dumb for spending money on digital items that will in time fade to just a memory of 1s and 0s, but Shu-zen was worth all of those 1s and all of those 0s for the joy he brings me riding around.

Now, why were we here again? Is something happening today? Have I neglected some important event in my enthusiasm for adorable things? Hm…

Oh! Right! It’s Queueday. I’d better get on that.




The Queue: 2.13.88

No, that’s not a song title or lyrics.

Not long after I turned 18, I lost my sister, who was 22 at the time. Today is (would have been?) her birthday — specifically, her 30th. Don’t worry, though, it’s been long enough that I’m not, like, super sad or down or anything today. But given today is my day to Queue, it seemed wrong not to do something to honor her memory (even if that just ended up being a small handful of things).

I still don’t quite know what to say when people ask me if I’m the oldest sibling… but that’s as sad or pensive as I want to be here. This is The Queue! We take some Qs and we give ’em some As! So let’s get to it.