WoW! Talk! #151: Ny’alotha, Bad Blizzard, and Starfox Adventures

February 4th, 2020

Blizzard’s had a rough few weeks and Nick, Rei, and Eric are here to talk about it. But first, Rei and Eric talk about what Order of Corrupted Souls has been up to! They’ve been watching videos for going into Ny’alotha and working through the raid on normal, where they are currently 11/12. Nick compares them to the current worldfirst race despite the difficulty difference. Rei also talks about working on Herald of the Titans with 9 people. Nick, meanwhile, has run a timewalking dungeon and theorizes about Calia Menethil and Derek Proudmoore taking the Night Elven Undead.

In the news, Blizzard hotfixed cloaks dropping from mythic plus caches, which was redundant since everyone is using the Legendary cloak. This leads to a discussion of gearing in Battle for Azeroth.

Next, Nick brings up several of Blizzard’s problems lately. First they discuss the problems mac clients have had since 8.3 was released, and that Blizzard’s only solution thus far has been to dual-boot into windows, which is not a solution. Then, they talk about how Warcraft III Reforged was underdeveloped and worse than promoted and some of the underwhelming decisions that were made. This had lead to the game being review bombed on metacritic to the point that a lesser game was voted up just so Reforged could be the lowest ranked game on the site. Finally, they talk about Blizzard making plans to provide repaired housings for the charity servers that were sent out last month. Blizzard is also willing to replace broken server blades as well, but those are limited in availability.

They also discuss how Blizzard is claiming to own any custom games that are developed out of Warcraft 3 Reforged, as a clear overreaction to losing out on DotA (and the MOBA scene) being born out of the original Warcraft 3 back in the day.

Finally, Nick talks about episode #51 and the departures from Blizzard at the time.

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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

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