WoW! Talk! #108: Revisiting Garrisons and Rolling an Eric
Nick, Rei, and Eric are here with a ton to talk about! First, we send our condolences to the family of TotalBiscuit who passed away recently. Then Rei and Eric talk about how guild participation is up and they have a 19-person group running heroic Antorus. Nick posits that it is close enough to Battle for Azeroth that people are coming back. Nick, meanwhile, got a new graphics card and has been having fun going around Kalimdor and appreciating the view with max settings.
Harv from OoCS mentioned the queue disparities between BC and WotLK dungeons, and the gang talked about why that might be. YepX sent over a forum post that got everyone talking about a 50 million gold mount. Nick dismissed it as a gold sink, but this lead to a discussion of Blizzard revisiting the garrison idea, as players still want a guild hall and customizable player housing. One of Rei’s coworkers asked us to talk about a forum post on level-scaling in war mode after a 110 rogue defeated a 119 warlock on the beta. Nick said he doesn’t think that should be much of an issue, but he also admitted he’s not a good PVP resource. Eric said that it shouldn’t happen, but rogues are powerful enough that they can do it.
Nick promoted World of Podcasts which is $3700 short on its kickstarter at Con Before the Storm. Please give before June 3rd, as World of Podcasts can be enjoyed by everyone even if they don’t go to Blizzcon!
In the news, Blizzard will be at Gamescom 2018. This could be where patch 8.1 is announced. The +15 Mythic Dungeon achievement will still be in BfA, so the related artifact appearance will not be locked to Legion. Following is disabled in War Mode in BfA, but it is already disabled in PVP on live, so this is not much of a surprise. Pet Battles will now have different currencies for the current expansion. Also, Running of the Trolls will take place on June 9th, so please donate to that! Benefits go to the Trevor Project.
Looking back at WoW! Talk! #8, we talked alot about the level 90 boost and professions being broken, which they still are. We also predicted the debate about flight in WoD, and complained about the Isle of Thunder portal not being in the shrines. We talked about the possibility of an Angry Birds Warcraft, and that lead to a discussion of how Eric has an innate bonus to mount drop rolls, which means he is an allied race you should want to roll.
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