WoW! Talk! #180: The Problem with Pugging
Nick stares into the void that is the problems with pugging and comes back with an answer. Also, Harv doesn't like the Maw and Rei needs to be more like John Madden....
This week Nick, Rei, Eric, and Harv are joined by the returning Matt, also of Order of Corrupted Souls, who is here to share his opinions on BlizzConline. He and Harv talk about what they thought about the convention and how they liked that it streamed for free and Harv was able to avoid all Hearthstone discussion. Harv also talks about his excitement for Burning Crusade Classic and how he needs to level up his classic mage so he can be ready for BC launch. Harv also mentions his enthusiasm for Diablo Immortal. Nick talks about how the Virtual Ticket pricing is going to be different for Blizzcon’s going forward since Blizzard effectively split the ticket from the virtual goodie bag this year.
Rei, meanwhile, has been unable to get the Love Rocket from Love is in the Air this year. She talks about WoWAnalyzer and that leads to a discussion of improving yourself in comparison to a perfect metric. Nick says that you just need to get good enough to kill the boss, but Matt says that you can’t know how your raid is going to perform around you so you need to be as close to 100% optimal as possible, and Nick agrees, saying that you can’t know what % is needed until you have the boss on farm and can look back at the fight in hindsight. Eric talks about focusing on heroic and being stuck on Lady Inerva in Castle Nathria. The biggest hurdle lately has been the availabilty of the raid team and the effect that swapping roles has on their performance.
This week’s question of the week is what are you looking forward to most in Patch 9.0.5?
Next, we take the Patch 9.0.5 quiz, as it is now a release candidate on the PTR. They talk about the mount that is coming, as well as valor points and possible changes to the Rhinestone Sunglasses. Let us know how you did!
Finally, we look back at episode #79 when Patch 7.2.5 was on its way.
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 Ops Director at MTB. She enjoys anime, baking, cooking, gaming ( fighting, puzzle, rhythm, RPGs ), and spending WAY too much time working on spreadsheets. Current Games: Tales of Crestoria, WoW
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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