The Tauren & The Goblin #50: Sylvanas Surprise! (feat. Kavo, AJ, and Gooch)

August 8th, 2018

So this is a surprise episode but we needed to celebrate episode #50 and what better way to do that than with Kavo and AJ from Patch Day and Gooch from Three Goblins in a Trenchcoat! They join Nick and Katie to talk about the fallout from Sylvanas burning Teldrassil.

The gang looks at their immediate reactions to the burning, as well as take a quick consideration of the quests themselves. They debate whether Sylvanas planned the whole thing or not based on her decision to bring along catapaults capable of hitting across the sea. They also consider that Sylvanas did not use blight, which she easily could have. They discuss whether characters should be able to switch factions and how uncomfortable everyone (except for Gooch!) felt right after watching the cinematic.

They take a look at Saurfang’s motivations and whether or not his decision to strike Malfurion to protect Sylvanas was smart or not. They also talk about Jaina’s status of late and consider her and Genn as aggressors.

They talk about Tyrande and Malfurion and their disappointing role in all of this. They also criticize the attacks on Christie Golden, and point out that she’s not solely responsible for the story that we are getting. They remind everyone that harassing her is wrong and it needs to stop. They also praise the cinematics and storytelling team as Nick points out (with an analogy to The Last Jedi) that people’s emotions are clouded by the story content and they aren’t considering the quality of the story they are getting, though they admit that Blizzard needs to continue to tell the story properly. They end with a quick debate about who should be the next Warchief.

Thank you again to Kavo, AJ, and Gooch for joining us. Thank you for listening! Please send any feedback to @taurengoblin on twitter or taurengoblin@mashthosebuttons.com!

Guests

Gooch

Hosts

Host of WoW! Talk! and The Tauren & The Goblin. Sometimes known as the Video Games Public Defender. Wants to play more Destiny and Marvel Heroes but WoW is all-consuming. Decent F2P Hearthstone player. Sad that he lost the Wii that had Wrecking Crew on it. Would be happy if the only game ever made was M.U.L.E. Gragtharr on Skywall-US. Garresque on Ravencrest-US.

Katie is a long time gamer who has fallen in love with multiple genres. She started young by playing Nintendo 64, Spyro, and Blizzard games such as Warcraft II with family, then eventually moved into playing games in both my leisure time and as a occupation. She loves being immersed in different universes and exploring the characters that live in them, as well as just playing games for a good time.

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