Rei, Eric and Kurabara are back from their epic experience at Blizzcon 2023. Hear about how their experiences with the portal pass talking to developers that they can’t name, as well as encountering members of the community. They talk about their experiences with the Portal Pass and evaluate if it was worth it. They talk about getting into the convention and dealing with the merch line.

Next, they talk about the announcements from the convention itself. They talk about the surprise(?) Phil Spencer appearance. They talk about seeing Chris Metzen back in front of a Blizzcon crowd and go over what he announced. Three new expansions! Everyone is hyped for those. They talk about Holly and her multi-color dreamcoat. They talk about the new cinematic and the return of attention back to the sword in Sithilus.

They talk about their excitement for Delves and the renewed focus on single player activities. They also talk about Warbands and how they are excited to be able to see all their alts in one place. They talk about the Earthen as an allied race and speculate about the possibility of Nerubians. They talk about the Classic announcement and harp on the words of one developer who sneakily described the Season of Discovery as “classic… plus a whole lot more.”

They also talk about the other announcements including a teaser for the next Diablo IV expansion and updates to season 2. There was also an announcement for Hearthstone Duos in Battlegrounds which Nick is intrigued by. Overwatch got a new character, Mauga, who seems like he should have been voiced by the Rock.

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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

Cory Treadway

Cory has been gaming ever since he fished an NES out of a trash can. A broad gamer who enjoys everything from FPS, Racing, RPGs, MMOS, RTS, World Building, Puzzles, Dating, Horror, Cooking, Sports. If its a game I will give it a try.

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