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The Queue: Don’t you recognize me?

Don’t you know who I am? I mean, don’t you know who I am?

Last week I nearly pulled that on someone in my raid group, who kept telling me to read an article published on Blizzard Watch so I would understand what they were saying. I don’t think I’ve ever been more tempted to play the “do you know who I am” card. But come on: you lot do know who I am, don’ t you?

Come on and work with me here….

The Queue: I am the worst bear

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!

You know, over the years I’ve quietly wondered if my memory regarding leveling my first character in WoW was a little misguided. I remembered it was painful and I really hated the lower levels — but the farther I got from those early days, the more I wondered if maybe that was just perception. I mean, I didn’t have the knowledge then that I do now, as far as gameplay goes. So when the Classic demo rolled around, I made another Druid, just to refresh those old memories.

It turns out I was not wrong, it is definitely horrible, and I’m pretty much the worst bear in Westfall. But I’m okay with that, because the wave of nostalgia upon seeing the old stomping grounds again was pretty great. And now, let’s get to your questions, shall we?

The Queue: It’s been a weird week

This Wednesday, I went in for my eye injections and I had a major panic attack. It was astonishingly debilitating and I’m just now getting back into some sort of semblance of functionality. The constant eye pain didn’t help. So that’s been my week, I hope yours was better.

Ironically, I haven’t gotten to play WoW Classic at all. My wife played some — we only got the one Virtual Ticket this year, due to financial constraints — and then retreated back into current WoW, where Hunters don’t have deadspots anymore. I’m told it seemed pretty faithful to the old game to her.

Let’s talk Blizzard games, shall we?

The Queue: cool guys do their best to not look at the explosion

This morning I’ve prepped three loads of laundry, cleared the entire sink worth of dishes, emptied two Halloween buckets full of wrappers — Halloween was less than a week ago — and I still have to write at least one more article about BlizzCon esports. I feel like I’ve aged five years in the past three days. Like Rip Van Winkle, I need to brush my hair and answer a whole lot of questions.

So, this is the queue. Let’s get to it.