WoW! Talk! #162: The Community and the Livestream

July 10th, 2020

WoW! Talk! would like to extend our condolences to the friends, family, and community members affected by the deaths of Reckful and Hasteur.

Rei, Harv, and Eric haven’t been doing too much in game beyond raiding. Nick talks at length about the recent spate of sexual assault and harassment accusations that have rocked the WoW Community, including what appears to be the downfall of Method. Nick suggests that this is a good year for Blizzcon to skip as it allows the community greater time to heal.

In the news, the Gates of Ahn’Qiraj are being tested in WoW Classic and the patch will be going live soon.

Nick stumbles through trying to describe the faster Legendary Cloak upgrades that have been implemented in the game. He also mentions that new realm connections are coming, though no actual realms have been announced yet.

Also, pre-orders for Small World of Warcraft are now available.

Through PODCAST MAGIC we then jump ahead to a discussion of Wednesday’s live stream. Nick and Harv speculate on when the game could release. Nick appreciates the Collector’s Edition but laments the $120 price tag. Nick runs through the features for Eric including beta starting next week, the new Covenant information like Soulbinds and Conduits, The Sanctum where you’ll get improved mission tables and special activities, and the Theatre of Pain dungeon. Harv points out that Torghast will allow for unlimited runs. Overall the beta is shaping up nicely.

Finally, we look back at episode #62, when Legion was about to launch.

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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.

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