Nick, Rei, Eric, and Harv are back to talk about the latest World of Warcraft news! But first, Rei talks about running through Torghast, and is happy that Torghast progress now applies to alts. Eric, meanwhile, is enjoying Torghast a little more, but has grown so used to the extra power that doing stuff outside of Torghast feels slow and weak. Nick brings up a reddit video of a Rogue defeating Twisting Corridors with the assistance of the Terragrue. Eric then talks about defeating the Sun King boss in Castle Nathria. Harv hasn’t played much WoW lately, but Nick stepped into Nathria LFR and talks about the mechanics heavy first fight and then leads a discussion about the Blood Council fight with the dancing mechanic, and wonders whether that was necessary or not.

In the news, Blizzard has officially starting hyping BlizzConline. Nick reviews some of the information announced, including that on 2/19 there will be six three hour streams starting at 2 pm PST. On 2/20, there will be multiple streams starting at 12:00 pm focusing on the Community. The gang considers what those six streams could be on the first day, given that Starcraft probably won’t justify a full streams of its own, if at all.

They also review the Celebration Collection which, at various tiers, allows players to purchase a mount, a pet, and game time for WoW, in addition to items for other games. Nick says that if you only play WoW, the Epic Edition probably is not worth it.

They also briefly mention that Vicarious Visions was absorbed into Blizzard. Also, they quickly go over the Diversity hire issue between the AFL-CIO and Activision-Blizzard, with Nick pointing out that Blizzard generally has a fairly diverse employee base.

Next week’s question of the week is What are you looking forward to at BlizzConline?

Finally, they look back at episode #77 when Nick observed that he cares more about his character’s ilvl than he does his own lawn.

Thank you for listening to WoW! Talk! Our next live show is scheduled for 2/15/20 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.

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