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The Queue: Canon-ish

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!

When the Warcraft RPG books were basically declared non-canonical back in 2011, I had hopes that the idea of ‘not canon unless we make it canon’ would include Tandred Proudmoore. I’m still incredibly happy to see him in-game, and that Jaina has an actual family she can lean on now. This does make me wonder if we’ll see anyone else from the RPG books pop up now, though…I really need to get my hands on those things and give them a once-over.

I also need to give your questions a once-over and answer them, so let’s get to that, shall we?

The Queue: It’s taking every ounce of my willpower not to plaster this with Gorgonopsids

I’ve probably talked about the shrink wrapped effect, when a fossil is reconstructed with its skin and muscles so tight on the bones and not an ounce of any of the stuff like fat, fur, or feathers that we see on modern animals. To a degree, this is unavoidable — in many cases, we only have the skeletal fossils, since a fossil that preserves integument is extremely rare, so some shrink wrapping is unavoidable. We just don’t know what these amazing animals looked like.

I just wrote six paragraphs about that and then realized it was way too much, so I’m forcing myself to stop. Let’s do the Queue, guys.

The Queue: Something Dusty this way cometh

I know it’s been a little while since I’ve chatted about Fortnite, but the game is, in fact, still chugging along. In fact, Season 10 starts today (well, not today as of this writing, but today as of you reading this). This season looks to be taking things back to before the big meteor event that seems to have started Fortnite’s “big event” moments and hype trains. For me — someone who started shortly after the meteor hit — this means I will likely get to check out Dusty Depot, the site destroyed by the meteor. I may not play as much as I used to, but it’s still fun to watch this unfold.

Also, there was a giant mech vs. giant monster fight across the map recently and that’s pretty dope.

Anyhow, let’s Queue.

The Queue: What did I miss?

I just got back from vacation yesterday. My body is super mad because it got used to having 8 hours of sleep a night. It took me three tries to log into the Blizzard Watch CMS, I don’t have any milk for my coffee, and I need to figure out all the stuff that was announced while I was away. Luckily, I know just the site to catch up with.

This is the Queue, where you ask us questions and we provide the answers. Hopefully.

The Queue: Neither snow nor rain nor…underwater currents

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!

Can we just talk for a second about how weird it is that there are apparently fully functional mailboxes under the ocean? Did the Postmaster know about the Ankoan before we discovered them? Are there other species the Postmaster delivers to that we’re entirely unaware of? Or did we just…bring the mailboxes ourselves? Were they on the ships? Did we drag them through that convenient portal we set up? Are these just super old mailboxes leftover from the original Kaldorei empire — and if so, does that mean the first Postmaster was a Night Elf?

Maybe I’m overthinking this. I’ll stick to overthinking your questions and answering those instead.

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