WoW! Talk! #166: On Pugging and Profanities

September 2nd, 2020

The gang is back to talk about all the latest goings on in WoW! But first, we have a release date! Shadowlands will be here on 10/27 (or 10/26 if you’re West of Greenwich Mean Time.) Let the hype train commence!

Rei starts by talking about pugging that leads to a discussion of warlock class changes over the years. This leads to Eric and Harv talking about when to use Timewarp. Rei also talks about helping to level a friend before Shadowlands changes everything. Eric goes back to talking about pugs and mentions that the guild struggles to pug with foreign players because of the language difference. Thus, Eric hates groupfinder. Harv, meanwhile, has been too busy to play.

Nick goes off on a rant about how people were upset that Blizzard is removing Garrosh calling Sylvanas a bitch. Nick talks about how Steve Danuser defending the decision citing a developer who was playing the game with his kid. Nick then talks about how he plays the game with his kid, and the decision makes sense so he stands by it. He gets sidetracked citing a terrible PCGames article about WoW deleting its history.

In the news, Blizzard put up a blog post about the tech used to support the Classic Gates of Ahn’Qiraj event. There is also a chart from reddit that summarizes the Covenant Dungeon bonuses. Blizzard is updating the Companion App for Shadowlands. In Castle Nathria, weapons will not drop, weapon tokens will drop instead. Blizzard also posted a blog post about Ray-Tracing being brought into Shadowlands. Also, the minimum specs for Shadowlands have been announced and it will require an SSD to play. The pre-patch could hit as early as September 22nd. And also, Blizzard released a new Arthas statue, which leads to Nick speculating that Arthas will have an important role in Shadowlands.

Thanks to Kurabara, Zoua-Yao, Nathibaul, and Kariba for answering our question of the week (What games are you playing outside of WoW?) Also thanks to @xilev, @zulu_gaming, @flowrole, and @justjakgaming for answering our prior question of the week, What are you doing in WoW? This week’s question of the week is “What do you need to get done before Shadowlands?” Please answer us in discord, by email, or on twitter!

Finally, we look back at the announcement of Patch 7.1 in WoW! Talk! #66.

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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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