WoW! Talk! #134: PUGs, Patch 8.2, and Old Predictions

June 11th, 2019

This week the gang is back to look back at some old predictions. But first, Rei and Eric and Harv talk about how Order of Corrupted Souls is doing. They are 1/2 H in Crucible of Storms and everyone had fun running Warlords of Draenor timewalking dungeons. Except Nick who doens’t know how to queue properly. Rei and Eric also discuss some of the challenges when looking for players to PUG with.

Ion Hazzikostas did an interview with Forbes where he promotes 8.2. In it he talks about how Nazjatar will be an extension of the Tanaan Jungle, and Mechagon an evolution of the Timeless Isle. Nick is slightly worried by Ion’s comparison of these zones to endgame content, but tries to envision a chart showing the development of max level zones since the Isle of Quel’Danas in Burning Crusade. He wonders about how the chart would split at Timeless Isle, with on branch going towards Mechagon, and the other branch going to Tanaan and then to Nazjatar.

The gang then discusses the Bard add-on, which allows players to play musical instruments and use their own conmposition. Rei comments that this sounds very D&D-ish, while Nick thinks back to Star Wars Galaxies and many wasted hours performing in that game.

Nick is excited, however, for the Sunwarmed Sand coming in 8.2. This is an item (along with the Jar of Sunwarmed Sand toy), that allows the user to see the sky and surrounding terrain as though it is midday. As someone who is always taking late night screenshots, this is right up Nick’s alley.

Finally, we look back at episode #34 and talk about some of the predictions we made. Nick predicted the South Seas and Zandalar but was an expansion early. Rei and Eric asked for the ability to play old content, basically predicting classic, and Nick dismissed it out of hand.

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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.

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