Nick, Rei, Eric, and Harv are back to look back at Battle for Azeroth and prepare to enter the Shadowlands! But first, Rei talks about running Mythic Battle of Dazar’Alor and how listener and Mash Those Buttons family member Kurabara has joined Order of Corrupted Souls. Nick tries to list all of the games Kurabara plays and it is a lot. She has also been running Alterac Valley (Korrak’s Revenge) for the ram mount. Eric, meanwhile, has been running Alterac Valley as a druid and having fun trying to stealth attack people, even if it doesn’t always work. Harv also enjoyed Mythic Dazar’Alor.

Nick brings up that this is the final hours of Battle for Azeroth and asks everyone to reflect back. Harv rates it low, around Warlords of Draenor levels, and goes off on a tangent about Warlords and Legion trying to compare them. Shackles in the chat brings up the concept of Borrowed Power and Nick argues back with him about whether that is good for the game or not. Nick ultimately argues that something must be done, and Rei suggests a Guild Wars model of restricting the number of active abilities a player can choose. Eventually, everyone agrees they are glad Battle for Azeroth is ending, and while it wasn’t anyone’s favorite expansion, it wasn’t completely hated.

In the news, Blizzard posted an Engineer’s Workshop about the new customization features that are available. Also, a new cinematic “Beyond the Veil” was released to hype Shadowlands. Additionally there is a new short story “We Ride Forth” about the Four Horseman raised during the Death Knight campaign in Legion, and how they prepare to face Bolvar. Finally, Blizzard released lo-fi remixes of the zone music from Shadowlands.

Last week’s question of the week was What Covenant you are joining, and Kurabara answered. This week, we ask what songs about Death would you put on your Shadowlands playlist?

Finally, we look back at episode #72, which was our first patch quiz, in preparation for patch 7.1.5.

Thank you for listening to WoW! Talk! Our next live show is scheduled for 12/07/20 at 10:30 pm E at twitch.tv/mashthosebuttons. For any scheduling updates, please follow us on twitter @wowtalkmtb. Send any emails about your thoughts or feedback or to answer our question of the week to wowtalk@mash.gg.

Hosts

Nick Zielenkievicz

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 Liou

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.

Eric Knutson

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

Christopher Greer

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.

Executive Producer
Jarret Redding
Producer
Nick Zielenkievicz
Editor
Jarret Redding
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