WoW! Talk! #162: The Community and the Livestream
Nick discusses the state of the community and then the gang dives into the Livestream info!...
This week the gang is here to talk about the latest WoW news and more! But first, everyone talks about how they haven’t had much time to play WoW lately. Rei is tired, Eric is IRL busy, and Harv just moved. Even Nick has been checking out other games. Instead, Nick talks about the recent Destiny 2 expansion announcement and compares Destiny 2’s development to WoW. In particular, he talks about how they are sunsetting old content to a vault, and tries to imagine how Blizzard would handle such a thing if they did. Harv and Eric agree that WoW should never do such a thing. Nick also talks about his experience in a game like Destiny where, as a casual player, he doesn’t know quite what’s going on as well as he does in WoW where he is an expert, and discusses how its important to remember there are people playing WoW who don’t know what is going on in this game.
In WoW Classic news, Blizzard is testing the opening of the gates of Ahn’Qiraj on the PTR. Nick talks about whether they are going to implement the resource grind the same as in vanilla, or if they are going to up the required numbers since people have already been hoarding resources, so the experience would not be the same as it was in 2005. Also, Blizzard banned 74,000 accounts in WoW Classic for botting, and Eric is surprised.
In retail, the Maldraxxus zone preview is up, and the zone is open in the alpha. Also, Blizzard is limiting the rate of transactions players can make on the Auction House in response to heavy usage by add-ons. Weekly Timewalking will be a thing for the next five weeks, and Nick thinks it should stay around longer. And wowhead interviews Sebens, a mythic tank who plays without his hands.
Our Question of the Week is “What content from WoW that was removed do you miss most?”
Finally, we look back at episode #61 when Legion was imminent and we were getting ready for new content.
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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 Ops Director at MTB. She enjoys anime, baking, cooking, gaming ( fighting, puzzle, rhythm, RPGs ), and spending WAY too much time working on spreadsheets. Current Games: Tales of Crestoria, WoW
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.
Some raiding chit-chat and then we talk about the news.
Nick and Katie react and discuss the news about Blizzard's toxic culture.
The squad talks about some of the side quests in the game including the ones with the husks. SO MANY DAMN HUSKS!
This week, we recap events concerning the allegations of discrimination and sexism against Activision Blizzard.
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