WoW! Talk! #194: On the Faction Divide and Player Housing
There's a Hearthstone cross-promotion and we wonder if Blizz will go for cross-faction play and player housing in 10.0....
Rei, Nick, Eric, and Harv are back to talk about what’s going on in World of Warcraft! But first, Rei talks about her time raiding and the experience she is getting by tanking and dps’ing that she can use to better herself as a healer. She talks about how none of the healers in LFR were dispelling properly and that leads to a discussion between Harv and Nick talking about hunter abilities. Rei also talks about running a +17 and managing to do well on that.
Eric talks about their experiences in Heroic Sanctum of Domination. He talks about struggling on Soulrender. He and Harv both got their unholy domination socket bonus. They also talk about wiping on Normal Sylvanas.
Nick talks about the recent drama surrounding the patch 9.1.5 news. Blizzard is introducing several quality of life changes and the community is angry because they asked for these back in beta and Blizzard is only finally delivering them now. Nick talks about the cycle of how this has gone on since the legendaries in Legion were gated until they weren’t and then Azerite Armor was disliked until Blizzard reworked it in 8.1.5. Nick says that Blizzard needs to make sure they don’t follow this pattern in the next expansion.
He also briefly talks about the Activision-Blizzard lawsuit and how after news broke that Blizzard was shredding documents releveant to the investigation, the patch 9.1.5 announcement came out to deflect from that. He says that this was the work of the devs trying to improve the game, but then sheds some suspicions towards the PR department for the possibility to delay announcements.
He also talks about the loss to the WoW Community of Epic Insanity and Rades, who both passed away this past week. Our condolences to their friends and family.
Finally, they look back at episode #93, which was right before Blizzcon 2017 (when Legion was announced) and all the potential hype that entailed.
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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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