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The Queue: And just how are we feeling today?

This is Ocktomos, and I’m pretty sure he’s feeling a sense of accomplishment at having beat out the RNG gods and acquired Fyr’alath. Perhaps relief to have finally collected all the crafting materials and finished all the Superblooms. The feeling of climbing the highest mountain in the game to say, yeah, I did that.

So grats Ocktomos on the axe, and let’s get on to the Queue, where we’re going to spend an above-average amount of time talking about our feelings.

The Queue: Mornings

Lately pretty much every morning has felt like waking up with a mind flayer tadpole, so I figured I’d embrace it. It’s the Queue. I’m kind of splitting my time between Faerun and Sanctuary lately — yes, I’m that one guy who likes Diablo 4 pretty much just as much as when it launched — and I won’t lie, there’s some cognitive dissonance.

Luckily, I tend to do Dark Urge origins and those are a fair bit more… shall we say sanguine? It makes it easier to leap between them when I go from giant barbarian soaked in blood to giant barbarian soaked in blood, I guess.

The Queue: Twas the Night Before Leap Day

Tomorrow is February 29 aka Leap Day. It feels like it should be notable in some way, but it really isn’t (unless you were born that day). Heck, “Leap” feels wrong too — it’s more of a Padding Day to keep the calendar aligned with the seasons. Maybe if February 29 was the norm and every four years we skipped it we could use the term Leap Year, but it’s honestly more a step back than a jump forward.

Julius Caesar is given credit for implementing Leap Day and frankly he does deserve it even if the math behind it wasn’t his own. What a lot of people don’t know is that 46 BC was actually 445 days to get the calendar fixed first — the Romans were off by almost three months in their festival timing before this was done. Forget being born on February 29 — can you imagine being born on one of those extra days? You’d never celebrate your birthday again!

In any case February gets an extra day this year so be sure to spend it with your loved ones.

The Queue: I guess my Paladin is fake

On Friday Liz showed us a picture of what a real Paladin looks like. Mine doesn’t look like that though, so I guess it must be fake! Does that mean it’s a Warrior in disguise? Three Gnolls in a suit of armor?

The answers have eluded me all weekend. What am I?!!

While I try and overcome my existential crisis, it’s time for — The Queue!

The Queue: Stayin positive?

Beyond all odds — literally — somehow I came down with COVID, and nobody else in my house ever tested positive at all. Not my children, who essentially go to school every day in a plague incubator, and not my husband who usually gets everything well before me, and worse. I don’t even know where I would have gotten it if not from them. I am absolutely baffled, and yet it just figures, I guess.

This is The Queue, our daily column where you ask us the questions and we’ll answer just as soon as we finish hacking up a lung.

The Queue: Amirdrassil, more like Achieve-drassil, amirite?

My raid ran into the toughest boss last night, the attendance boss, so we called an audible and cleared all of the Glory of the Dream Raider achievements. There was a good batch this time, nothing that was really all on one person to execute flawlessly, and certainly, nothing that involved us getting bounced up into the air and having to collect an orb before it landed. Larodar and the Council both even gave us an extra pet for our trouble!

I will say that I’m a little sad the mount for the achievement isn’t flashier. I guess there’s something to be said for that a giant saber-toothed cat with glowy purple energy coming off of it isn’t flashy, but if it really wanted me to be super excited it should’ve had a pair of wings! I mean that’s what my dream mount would have, so why can’t this one?!

While I dream a little bigger, it’s time for — The Queue!

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