WoW! Talk! #167: Pull the Cord, Fun with Pugging, and Caterpillar Mounts

September 16th, 2020

Nick, Rei, Eric, and Harv are all here to talk about what’s been going on in the World of Warcraft! But first, Rei starts off by talking about playing with her friends. This leads to a discussion comparing how quickly various dungeons could be run. Rei also talks about running Torghast in the beta, and then gets into some of the fun they had pugging, and everyone gets into a discussion about bringing alts with raid experience versus mains with no raid experience. Eric also played a little on the beta and raided on an undergeared demon hunter. Harv, meanwhile, is back playing WoW with a vengeance. He’s been running on his demon hunter and checking out Bastion in the beta. He also doesn’t like how his void elf looks running backwards. Nick talks about the recent Pull the Cord movement that has been encouraging Blizzard to remove covenant abilities from the covenants. He thinks everything will be okay and if people will be fine if they play what they want.

In the news, Blizzard rolled back the requirements for playing WoW off an SSD. Nick installed an SSD computer so now he can be as up to date as everyone else. Then an argument ensues as Blizzard is letting players vote for one of five mounts for everyone to get for free. Let us know what mount you’re voting for at wowtalk@mash.gg! Slimesaber is the right answer! Nick also goes over Ion’s recent developer blogpost talking about the incoming patches and PVP itemization and more. Also, some spells are being taken off the GCD and leatherworking drums are being nerfed. Additionally, the secret pet Jenafur was finally found in Karazhan. In general Activision news, Activision-Blizzard has a new EMEA boss.

Nick reads a listener email about his Garrosh rant from last week.

Nick then looks back at episode #67, from before Blizzcon 2016.

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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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