The Tauren & The Goblin #15: On Un’Goro Crater
Journey to Un’Goro is live in Hearthstone, and Nick & Katie want to celebrate by talking about Un’Goro Crater! But first, Katie has been working on solving the puzzle of the Riddler’s Worm, and that leads to a discussion about community riddles and how they are investigated. Nick laments that the Gara mystery was solved during Warlords beta, and is glad current puzzles are making it unsolved to the live game. Meanwhile, he finally earned his Falcosaur mount and has started to upgrade his artifacts in patch 7.2. Katie then reminds everyone that you can buy Order Resources with your Bloods of Sargeras.
Alisaunder writes in to share her thoughts on the recent artifact appearance debate, and rightly advocates for more barbershop options. That leads to a discussion of how players can show their accomplishments without Blizzard excessively restricting appearances. YepX also emails to talk about TCG mounts, and Katie shares her affinity for mount collecting and reviews her collection of TCG mounts. As for Un’Goro crater, Katie dislikes the initial quests upon entering the zone, but Nick defends them. They discuss the lack of Un’Goro information in Chronicle Vol. I. Nick struggles to say the name Ngorongoro, the real location that Un’Goro is based on.
Katie reviews the Titan influence in Un’Goro, as demonstrated by the Pylons in each quadrant, but also by the presence of the Nablya, the Watcher placed there by the Titans. Nick mentions how this connects the zone to Sholazar Basin. They also discuss the devilsaurs and how intimidating they are to low level characters. Katie shares the tale of Maximillian of Northshire, and how he is based off the literary character Don Quixote. Finally, Katie swoons over the goblin quest givers in the zone. The episode may run a little bit long, but we hope you enjoy this lore-packed episode of The Tauren & the Goblin!