WoW! Talk! #114: The Honeymoon Phase

August 22nd, 2018

Battle for Azeroth is here and so are Nick, Rei, Eric, and Harv to talk about it. Only Harv has made it to 120, while everyone else is at 114 or 115. Rei and Eric talk about how creepy Drustvar is. The gang talks about the new capital cities and Nick struggles with the the name of the Troll City to the point that he vows to just call it Troll City. They discuss the new scrapper mechanic, and Harv complains about the lack of bag space from carrying all the gear to be scrapped and the materials that it generates. They look at the early storylines, and Nick points out that the levelling is generally good in recent WoW expansions. Harv complains that Stormsong Valley was disappointing. Eric points out that we are in the Honeymoon phase of an expansion when everything looks great. Rei and Nick talk about getting their Collector’s Editions. They also talk a little about the cinematics and look forward to the rest of the expansion.

YepX tweeted about the old Zandalari rep, and Nick theorizes it is because after the Isle of Thunder, we need a blank slate with them.

In the news, the Battle for Azeroth app is now available to run war campaign follower missions on your phone. A third round of Blizzcon tickets were released and sold out. Ion Hazzikostas will be the keynote speaker at PAX West 2018. The Battle for Azeroth soundtrack is now on Spotify. Nick talks about the WoW Token price fluctuating and he is disappointed that he didn’t wait longer to get more bang for his gold. Azshara is on the Blizzard’s Gamescom key art, which means that we might be getting a patch 8.1 announcement soon. Blizzard has also been featured in a ton of media articles and interviews regarding BfA.

Finally, we look back at episode #14, and then Harv points out we did not discuss Azerite Armor, which everyone seems to find a bit underwhelming or annoying.

Thank you for listening to WoW! Talk! #114. Feel free to contact us with any feedback at wowtalk@mashthosebuttons.com or @wowtalkmtb on twitter.

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.

Rei is the 1 of the 5 SEELE members and the Back Office Manager at MTB. She enjoys social gaming ( AKA gaming as a group IRL and GW / WoW ), cooking, anime, and spending WAY too much time organizing or making more spreadsheets.

Auto mechanic, car enthusiast, gamer, runner and almost never serious, Eric has been ditching responsibilities and gaming since age 7. His favorite genres are FPS and racing, although most of his game time is currently spent on WoW

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