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The Queue


Sorry, I’ve been super busy lately. No, no, not running around Kalimdor visiting random people to get all the flower crowns. Of course not. Something else, probably.

Hey, I definitely have time to answer some questions while I’m not on a flight from Uldum to Feralas, so let’s get to Queuein’!

The Queue: Bitey McStabface

I’ve only had Bitey Mcstabface for a couple of days, but if anything ever happened to him I would destroy Azeroth. Look at that cute little face. That’s the kind of face that just makes you fall in love with something. Not to mention those teeth! Those are the kind of chompers that would make a beaver jealous! Forget about that giant sword just sticking out of the planet in Silithus — Bitey Mcstabface will gnaw through that in no time at all.

I am curious about the naming breakdown. There are four options there, did everyone choose Bitey McStabface for their Larva? Almost everyone that I’ve talked to so far has chosen that — but there are always outliers. I’m running a quick Twitter poll so vote for what name you chose, or would choose if you haven’t started the quest chain yet.

In the meantime, lets Queue!

The Queue is not playing Warcraft today

So I was really looking forward to hitting up Ny’alotha, but a Mac bug in patch 8.3 means my client crashes pretty regularly while doing any group content. I went into Ny’alotha for 45 minutes on Tuesday and had one kernel panic and four client crashes. So, yeah, we aren’t playing Warcraft today. And maybe not tomorrow. Or the next day. Who knows!

Okay, let me stop feeling sorry for myself and we’ll get into answering some questions.

The Queue: The other side of Azeroth

I always find it interesting when Blizzard implements views of Azeroth like the one above. It’s been tossed around several times in the past, but including those globes in Ulduar was a regret of Blizz’s. So the fact that they’ve done something like this in both Argus and the new raid (albeit with clouds covering the most interesting portions) is interesting to me.

Anyhow, enough of that. It’s Queue time.

The Queue: Wrathion? I hardly know Ion.

I mean we’ve never actually spoken.

I have to say, so far I’m enjoying 8.3. No more faction conflict, a whole lot of Old God nonsense around, and I get to raid on a Fury Warrior again despite being geared like a circus clown. Two bosses down and a third boss to 5% on our first night of raiding, not too shabby. I mean, I keep getting belts from every single Major Assault I do and the Minors seem to have forgotten that gear can drop, but overall, I like what’s happening now.

Here’s the Queue. Matt’s enjoying WoW again.

The Queue: All of the lore should be available in the game

I read all the tie in novels. I watch all the movies and cinematics. I pick up all the Chronicles, and I not only owned World of Warcraft The Roleplaying Game (it is, in fact, on a shelf in my office right now) but I bought Warcraft The Roleplaying Game back in 2003, a year before World of Warcraft even existed. I’m the guy who told everyone to buy Wolfheart and Stormrage. I own the Warcraft movie.

So when I say that I believe that you should be able to get all the lore you need to understand World of Warcraft by playing it, I’m speaking as someone who has made a concerted effort to pursue lore sources outside of that game. Absolutely none of that should be necessary. Blizzard has made strides, but they aren’t there yet, and I think they really need to be.

Anyway, it’s the Queue. I miss talking about prehistoric animals.

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