In episode 159 of the Warcraft Reloaded Podcast, the hosts address listener questions from Discord and voicemail regarding the preference of faster leveling versus purchasing a boost from the in-game store. They also discuss their recent activities in WoW Classic and Wrath of the Lich King Classic.

The hosts share the story of how BlazzinBob met Melarina, adding a personal touch to the episode. They then move on to announce that BlizzCon 2023 tickets will go on sale on July 8th and July 22nd. Details and the ticket purchase process can be found on the WoWhead website.

The major highlight of the episode is the introduction of the Hardcore mode in WoW Classic. They explain that death on Hardcore realms is permanent, making the gameplay more challenging and intense. The hosts discuss various aspects of the new Hardcore mode, including PvP flagging, PvP battlegrounds and warfare, quest updates, mob leashing, 24-hour dungeon lockouts, and the removal of buff and debuff restrictions. They also mention that Paladins will no longer be able to use the “Bubble Hearth” tactic. Another interesting feature is the addition of the “Duel to the Death” mechanic.

Additionally, the hosts mention that all content phases will be available from the start in the Hardcore mode. They emphasize the importance of fair play and remind listeners to abide by the rules. The Flask of Petrification will not be removed from the Hardcore realms.

The hosts inform the audience that the Hardcore Public Test Realm went live on June 29th, allowing players to experience and provide feedback on the new mode. They then discuss Blizzard’s response to concerns about Classic Hardcore, addressing issues such as the “String of Ears” item and trading PVP duels.

The episode concludes with the “Addon of the Week” segment, featuring the WowSims Exporter addon, which can be found on CurseForge. Finally, Yip from the Varg guild shares their raid progression in the Trial of the Grand Crusader.

Overall, this episode of the Warcraft Reloaded Podcast covers a wide range of topics, including listener questions, personal anecdotes, BlizzCon ticket sales, and the exciting introduction of the Hardcore mode in WoW Classic.

Time Stamps

0:00:00 – Intro
0:04:58 – Listener discord and Voicemail Questions pertaining to prefering faster leving over the store bought boost
0:16:41 – What have we been doing lately in WoW Classic and Wrath of the Lich King Classic
0:33:34 – The story of how BlazzinBob met Melarina
0:49:51 – BlizzCon 2023 Tickets On-Sale July 8th and July 22nd
BlizzCon 2023 Tickets Overview and Purchase Process
1:04:45 – Hardcore is Coming to World of Warcraft – WoW Classic
Death on Hardcore realms is permanent on that realm
PvP Flagging
PvP Battlegrounds and Warfare
PvP and Quest Updates
Mob Leashing
Dungeon 24 hour lockouts
Buff and Debuff restrictions removed
Pallys can’t Bubble Hearth
Duel to the Death
All Content Phases Available from the “Go”
Play Nice, Play Fair
Flask of Petrification
Hardcore Public Test Realm Goes Live June 29 – WoW Classic
Blizzard Replies to Concerns about Classic Hardcore – String of Ears and Trading
2:41:14 – Addon of the Week – WowSims Exporter –
2:58:31 – Varg guild raid progression in Trial of the Grand Crusader told by Yip

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Bob Schissler

IT System Engineer by day, avid gamer by night! Bob has been gaming his entire life and first started standing on a chair playing the arcade version of Super Mario Bros. Now he plays all kinds of games but focuses mainly on Overwatch.

Melissa Schissler

Mel loves playing video games during her free time. She didn't grow up as a gamer but quickly fell in love with it when she started. She mainly plays Classis World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Hearthstone.

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