WoW! Talk! #109: A Keybind for Pulling Your Hair Out
Rei, Eric, and Nick are here to talk about all things World of Warcraft! Rei and Eric have beaten Heroic Argus for a second time, and Nick and Rei talk about guild management when new players arrive in a large group. Nick has been playing Heroes of the Storm, which has Alterac Valley coming as a map, along with some Horde and Alliance skins. He also tells the story of the arcane mage hidden appearance, and discusses how he’s learned the arcane mage rotation.
The gang then discusses the recent comics to come out: Reunion, The Speaker, and Three Sisters. Nick mentions that reddit did not care for the artwork in Three Sisters. He helps Eric with some of the lore surrounding Magni and his appearance. They also discuss Jaina and her appearance in Kul Tiras as well.
Eric shares his experiences tanking since Wrath of the Lich King and talks about the 40% reduction in tank threat generation coming in Battle for Azeroth. He is not concerned, because he has tanked before when threat generation was low. He enjoys the stress of tanking and how it makes him pull his hair out. He is worried that newer tanks may struggle with the changes, so early BfA pugs may be dicey.
In the news, Blizzard announced that Battle for Azeroth will launch globally, so in the Americas the game will come out at 6 pm EDT/3 pm PDT. There will also be a storytelling panel at E3 featuring Christie Golden and Terran Gregory, among others, and it will be livestreamed on facebook. Blizzard is going to let the mage tower be up all the time at some point in the future. There’s a new EU gear store. Also, Blizzard is ending support for the 32-bit client.
Finally, Nick takes a quick look back at Episode #9. The gang discussed War Crimes, Azeroth Choppers, and tried to predict whether or not Warlords of Draenor would be out before Blizzcon. It was not.
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