WoW! Talk! #161: Destiny 2 vs WoW
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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