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The Queue: Modern beats Retro… but at what cost?

This month’s Splatfest was a bit of a different one. Not only did it use a revamped system to determine the winner (Clout instead of matches won), it also resulted in the first win for Marina in a long time. Unfortunately, it also happened to be the Splatfest where I’ve been the most genuinely angry at the game.

When 11:00 p.m. rolled around, I had an hour left to get in just a couple wins. I figured I’d be done in 20-30 minutes tops. So, naturally, I wound up going on a 7-game losing streak where the matchmaking consistently placed me against teams that were rated higher. I don’t know why, but it frustrated me to no end. I finally hit Queen (the max Splatfest rank) at 11:57 p.m.. I was not a happy camper.

Anyhow, that’s literally all for any Nintendo-related anything that we’ll be discussing today. Let’s Queue.



The Queue: I told myself I’d write this earlier

Sometimes, you meet your goals. Other times, you start writing The Queue at 2 a.m. But hey, it’s certainly not the latest I’ve ever written one of these… just not necessarily the earliest. I give myself a 73% chance of also finishing this before morning.

Update: I went to bed. Now it’s morning.

Let’s do The Queue. Also, awesome header image via TamplierPainter.


The Queue: This pear, so delicious

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!

I have to say, despite the hassle at the end, I really enjoyed the Rogue class mount quests. They made me remember why I like playing a Rogue so much — skulking around in the middle of places I definitely should not be. It took a little longer than expected to carry out the last leg of the mission, but it was totally worth it.

…I don’t think I’m going to show my face in Stormwind again for a while, though.


The Queue: Illustrious portents

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Greetings and salutations, gentle readers. I have returned only to note that change is on the wind. In the vast expanse beyond your being, a time has coalesced and taken form: 9pm Central. This bright and shining future is nigh — in approximately nine hours. Until then, let us not dwell upon events that have yet to be, and instead return to reflect upon your questions, and their corresponding answers. I now return you to this, your regularly scheduled Queue.

…Does anyone else have a sudden headache?


The Queue: Global conspiracies

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I love the new Castillo map in Overwatch. Or I guess what I should say is that I love all three of the new maps, but Castillo takes place in Sombra’s hideout and it’s my favorite. Not only do you get to take a peek at her computers and scattered equipment, but there’s a big wall of global conspiracy to check out. There are a lot of blank spaces in that diagram, though. Maybe we’ll see them continually get filled in as the year goes on? We’ll have to wait and see.



The Queue: Esteemed leader

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I ducked into Siege of Orgrimmar to pick up a few missing pieces for my wardrobe, and finally came face-to-chin with Gallywix’s new model. It was an experience I felt needed to be shared, because he’s…certainly…something, isn’t he? You’re welcome. Let’s get to your questions!



The Queue: It’s uh…it’s just my collection

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Somewhere in Stormheim there exists a Vrykul who has a killer shoe collection and a vanity worthy of any beauty vlogger. Did they build this cozy hideaway out of shame, or because they needed someplace free of distractions and possible disruptions to their recording sessions? More importantly, where can I catch the next Valarjar Emissary cache unboxing vid?


The Queue: A new dawn

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Is anyone else kind of hoping that with the resolution of Suramar’s storyline, we might actually see some Nightborne explorers checking out the world? I mean, they’ve been in that bubble for ten thousand years or so. You’d think they’d want to check out all the stuff they missed, right? Even if they don’t become some kind of playable race, I’d still love to see them expand beyond the Broken Isles.