With April Fool’s Day around the corner, Nick and Katie try to change things up by looking at the world from an Alliance perspective instead of as the Horde. Are they able to do so? Let’s find out!

They get into an argument about the difference between crocolisks and basilisks after Katie earned her Brawler’s Guild mount. Katie also mentions she’s leveling a void elf. Nick, meanwhile, has been leveling his worgen, and then they get into a discussion about the elemental lords based off the brief story related to the rogue hidden artifact appearance, Thunderfury. This leads to a discussion about the geology (and physiology?) of Azeroth, and they question whether there is another continent on the other side of the planet. They talk about how players just discovered Highmountain Tauren, yet they seem to have been established within the world of the characters for some time.

Katie mentions that she’s excited to go to Kul Tiras, and this leads to a discussion of Kul Tiras druid forms compared with the recent Zandalari druid reveals. Nick goes on a rant about the new Hearthstone expansion, The Witchwood, and complains that Hearthstone is expanding WoW lore too quickly for the game to keep up. They lament that the new Gadgetzan is still not in game. They also talk about how events of the books aren’t depicted in game quickly enough (if at all) either.

They review Forsaken and Blood Elf relations as it pertains to the fall of the Undercity, and gloss over the Blood Elf population question. They wonder if Lordaeron could be rebuilt on a scale like Suramar, and then dive into questions of scale and how sizes seems to change under certain situations.

Alisaunder emailed in with feedback on the Kobold episode. This leads to a look at Garrosh’s plans in Warlords. Katie misses the Dragonflights.

They pair discuss Anduin’s relationship with Genn, and ponder whether peace is possible on Azeroth. They talk about the factions moving further apart and if that will help minimize conflict.

The vulpera are mentioned and Katie reveals her dislike for them. They talk about how the game has been jumping through hoops whenever introducing a new race, like the Pandaren, and claim that Allied Races make it easier for Blizzard to introduce new races without having to shoehorn in a low-level story. They talk about Legion’s content drought and wonder how close Before the Storm will be to launch. Finally, they debate whether the Alliance-bias experiment was a success.

Thank you for listening to the Tauren & the Goblin! You can find us on twitter @taurengoblin or via email taurengoblin@mashthosebuttons.com. Let us know how you think our Alliance experiment went!


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.

Katie Grace

Katie is a long time gamer who has fallen in love with multiple genres. She started young by playing Nintendo 64, Spyro, and Blizzard games such as Warcraft II with family, then eventually moved into playing games in both my leisure time and as a occupation. She loves being immersed in different universes and exploring the characters that live in them, as well as just playing games for a good time.

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