WoW! Talk! #171: Release Date Drama, Multiboxers, and Cow! Talk!
Nick, Rei, Eric, and Harv are back to talk about the latest goings on in the World of Warcraft! First, Rei talks about raiding with podcast listener Ramius and then discusses how the end of expansion raiding will work leading into Shadowlands. Nick then asks her about her covenant of choice. Eric then talks about leveling his warlock which leads to a chat about how warlock has performed and when the best time to play warlock was. Harv then chimes in with his issues trying to uninstall the beta that lead to him completely uninstalling and reinstalling all of his WoW install, and how he had 47 add-ons that he lost. (Although he doesn’t need to reinstall all of them.)
Harv then mentions how he was upset by the new Shadowlands release date of 11/23 since that is a bad week for him to play. Nick then goes into some comments that Adam from DBM and Ion made on twitter about how Blizzard isn’t entirely happy with the release date either but really it was the only option for them to release it. Nick admits that prior speculation about Blizzard trying to get people to remember the company of old was incorrect and unfounded. They also talk about the Castle Nathria release date on 12/8.
In the news, AMD featured WoW in a Radeon RX 6000 demo video. Shadowlands pre-sales are the highest of any WoW expansion, and could bode well for sales of the expansion itself. The WoW 16th anniversary celebration is going on now, with mostly a repeat of events from last year. And Blizzard announced that they will no longer allow players to use input-mirroring software that enables multi-boxing.
In other Blizzard news, Activision-Blizzard needs to hire about 2,000 people across various franchises. The World of Warcraft: Comic Collection Volume One is on sale and Steve Danuser solved a possible lore retcon that irritates Nick. BlizzConLine will be free. And David Kim has moved from Diablo IV to Principal Game Designer for WoW.
Our question(s) of the week for next week are: What Covenant are you choosing? and Have you see a cow?
Looking back at episode #71, we review or memories of 2016 and look at some predictions made for 2017.
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