WoW! Talk! #126: Layoffs and World First Preparation

February 19th, 2019

Rei, Nick, Eric, and Harv are here to talk all about World of Warcraft! Apologies for Nick’s raspy voice as he is struggling through a cold, so Rei takes the reins for the week.

First, they talk about what they’ve been doing in game. Eric talks about beating the Jaina fight in Dazar’Alor. Nick, having just watched Frozen, asks too many Frozen questions. They also talk about the off-hand drop from Jaina that makes the fight easier.

Then, Nick talks about working to get the Bloof Elf Heritage Armor and how he enjoyed that quest, showing events from Warcraft III from an on-the-ground perspective as opposed to a top-down view like a WCIII map. He also talks about grinding reputation and experience through timewalking dungeons. He also mentions that he completed Drustvar on one of his alliance characters and enjoyed the story.

Harv talks about how he’s enjoying World Quests and the Azerite grind and how he’s back into the game again. Nick also espouses support for world quests as they allowed him to gear up his alts quickly.

Finally, the gang talks about the recent layoffs at Activision-Blizzard. They send their condolences out to everyone affected. They talk about how it is not helping the community’s relationship with Blizzard at the moment, but Nick points out that the only thing that will help the relationship is for Blizzard to start putting out good games and fixing their stale games.

The converstation then transitions into the efforts Method and Limit went through to attempt to get Mythic World First for Dazar’Alor. Method, who got world first, had several support characters they had to level up through several professions repeatedly just to equip 400 ilvl gear so they could swap key slots on their gear runs. Limit spent about $9000 faction changing characters so they could get an ilvl 400 weapon. The gang discusses if this is necessary or healthy for the game and what changes could be made to remedy the issue given that it is only affecting a small group of players, albeit a prominent group of players.

Also, Nick brings up the Alliance wolf and Horde horse coming in 8.1.5 as a reward for completing the war campaigns with an Alliance and Horde character.

Finally, the gang looks back at episode #26 when the WoW Token was released.

Thank you for listening to WoW! Talk! #126. Please send any feedback or thoughts to wowtalk@mashthosebuttons.com or @wowtalkmtb on twitter. Our next episode is scheduled for 3/3/19 at 10:30 pm E at twitch.tv/mashthosebuttons. Come join us!

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

Chris has been playing World of Warcraft since 2007. When he's not playing his hunter in Azeroth, he's probably playing one of his many alt hunters. If not doing that, he's probably playing a different hunter.

META

Categories:

Podcast | WoW! Talk!