Nick, Rei, and Harv are back this week to talk about what’s been going on in the World of Warcraft. First, they mention that Eric is taking a break from the game and will be taking a break from the the podcast too. Then Rei talks about what she’s been doing outside the World of Warcraft that has been keeping her from playing the game. Harv meanwhile has been playing Classic and seeing how many people are playing that instead of playing on retail WoW. Rei talks about a video she watched that talked about the changes that have been coming to the game and how everyone is offended by something so it is hard to remove everything that is offensive to everyone.

This leads Nick to talking about his idea for how Blizzard can turn things around: Hard Knocks: Blizzard. Blizzard should record a behind the scenes documentary that shows the reasons why certain changes are made but also showing the environment so we players can rate how the work environment is. Nick talks about how he’d like a behind the scenes documentary anyway and says that Blizzard needs to think about ways to win back the playerbase that no longer trusts them.

In the news, Season of Mastery has been announced for WoW Classic. This leads to a discussion of Diablo II Resurrected and our memories of Diablo II. Also, Blizzard has seen some executives come and go and is also under investigation from the SEC. Blizzard settled with the EEOC but that settlement is now under investigation as well. Lastly, they discuss a recent Coke commercial that was similar to the Battle for Azeroth cinematic.

FInally, they look back at episode #95 when Antorus was about to come out. They talk about how Stampede was changed and how they liked it the old way.

Thank you for listening to WoW! Talk! Our next live show is scheduled for 8/30/21 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 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

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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