WoW! Talk! – Warcraft News and Guild Life https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/ en-us Mash Those Buttons 2013-2022 A World of Warcraft Podcast Mash Those Buttons WoW! Talk! is Mash Those Button's bi-weekly podcast about World of Warcraft. Expect to hear news, rumors, and just the general on goings in the WoW world. WoW! Talk! is Mash Those Button's bi-weekly podcast about World of Warcraft. Expect to hear news, rumors, and just the general on goings in the WoW world. Mash Those Buttons contact@mashthosebuttons.com yes no episodic #225: Phase Two and the Randomness of Mounts Phase Two and the Randomness of Mounts We go over the new content in Phase Two of the pre-patch and talk about mount drop rates. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/phase-two-and-the-randomness-of-mounts
Eric talks about playing his Dracthyr and discusses how the charge mechanic gives players choice just from within the framework of a single ability. He also talks about choosing a character to main in Dragonflight.

Nick brings up the recent increase in drop rate for several Mists of Pandaria and Warlords of Draenor rare mounts, like the Sha of Anger or Rukhmar. He talks about his experiences trying to get the mount, and then evaluates this in light of recent decisions by Blizzard to make the TCG Feldrake mount widely available, as well as the customization coming with the dragonriding mounts in Dragonflight. Everyone agrees that Blizzard should make mount acquisition after several farming attempts easier.

In the news, Titan Rune Dungeons are being added to Wrath Classic. Also, Christie Golden celebrated her birthday by releasing a short story about Wrathion. And Blizzard and NetEase are ending their partnership, so WoW and other Blizzard games will not be available in China starting next year.

Finally, we look back 100 episodes to when we were still running the Dazar’Alor raid.

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Episode URL: https://mtb.gg/371
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225 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/ACORL7989576589 Wed, 23 Nov 2022 04:50:51 -0500 4813 no
#224: Pre-Patch Thoughts and Twitch Mounts Pre-Patch Thoughts and Twitch Mounts We react to Phase One of the Dragonflight Pre-patch and talk about the Feldrake Mount as Twitch Drop issue. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/pre-patch-thoughts-and-twitch-mounts
First, Rei talks about Eric getting more mounts with minimal effort, as he tends to do. Then she gets into the recent UI changes and how she was struggling to make sure everything was where it needed to be. She also mentions that the new Profession interface is blocking her access to guild chat while crafting. She mentions reports that players are able to get their Dracthyr from 50-60 in about 5 hours on the beta. Then she talks more about her efforts to get Veilmaster and she and Nick share notes on completing the Stitchmasters quests.

Eric has been enjoying the warlock changes and talks about his Burn to Ashes build that he’s been playing. He also talks about setting up his M+, Single Target, and Multitarget layouts. This leads to a discussion about having to reset your talents with the return of talent trees.

Nick talks about how Blizzard has integrated Mount Drops from Twitch Streams, and mentions how to hype Dragonflight, Blizzard is offering mount and toy drops for watching approved streamers. For watching the Dragonflight launch, Blizzard will give out the Feldrake mount which was previously only available from the defunct Warcraft card game. This leads to a discussion of how Blizzard can control player behavior through offering certain items, and how Blizzard is trying to leverage this outside the game.

In the news, they talk about the recent #warcraftstory on twitter and the new 12-month subscription offer, which includes the giant murloc mount. They also mention Activision Blizzard firing Union leaders.

Finally, they look back at episode 124 when Harv was upset about having to play a troll.

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224 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/ACORL2666147321 Wed, 16 Nov 2022 03:55:02 -0500 5015 no
#223: The Patch 10.0 Quiz The Patch 10.0 Quiz What is coming when? Test your knowledge of this split pre-patch timeframe with our Patch 10.0 quiz! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-patch-10-0-quiz
First, Rei talks about running LFR on her rogue and still managing to dominate the meters. This leads to a discussion about the basic WoW ability that is developed across playing alts. Nick also talks about playing his rogue alt and struggling on the character in Torghast. Rei then talks about DPS’ing as her holy priest and still handling the healing. The gang talks about how LFR allows for this type of performance. Next, they talk about Rei’s attempt at getting the Veilstrider title, and how it is a massive meta-achivement that requires attention. Nick wonders if it is better to work on a meta-achievement or to have a long grind waiting for something with a low droprate to drop. Ultimately he thinks he prefers the steady progress of an achievement. Rei also talks about some mythic+ and timewalking runs.

Eric meanwhile has been helping Rei in Torghast and talks about using meters in LFR.

Then, it is time for that patch 10.0 quiz. The format this time is different, as Nick asks questions about what is coming or being removed in Phase One of the patch on 10/25, in Phase Two on 11/15, or at Dragonflight’s launch on 11/28.

Finally, they take a quick look back at Episode #123, which was the first episode of 2019 and featured lots of discontent with BfA. They also acknowledge that Eric has been on the show for 200 episodes.

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223 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/ACORL3681663603 Tue, 25 Oct 2022 03:00:02 -0400 4779 no
#222: A Farewell to Harv A Farewell to Harv Rei, Eric, and Harv are meeting old friends, while Nick is grinding achievements. Also, Harv has an announcement. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/a-farewell-to-harv
Eric talks about playing on his alt and welcoming back an old tank friend. He and Harv reminisce about competing for higher dps on Antoran High Command in Antorus. He also talks about running the Guantlet in Torghast, which Nick compares to the Royal Rumble.

Next, Harv talks about meeting an old friend back from Wrath of the Lich King randomly in Wrath Classic.

In the news, they talk about Herman Li’s metal version of Arthas, My Son. They also talk about the new Thundering Affix that will be coming in Dragonflight Season 1 for Mythic +.

Nick takes a quick look back at episode #122 which was our year end episode for 2018.

Finally, Harv announces that he’s taking a break from the show and will be stepping away. He will be missed!

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Episode URL: https://mtb.gg/364
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222 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/ACORL6462384328 Mon, 17 Oct 2022 03:00:37 -0400 4720 no
#221: Fated Raids, Wrath Classic and Swords! Fated Raids, Wrath Classic and Swords! Rei and Eric beat Fated Raids while Harv continues to live in the past. Also, get your very own Frostmourne! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/fated-raids-wrath-classic-and-swords
They all go over watching the remaster 4k Wotlk remastered Cinematic, the new tier set appearance preview, Unlocking transmog Ensembles for alts, and mages getting the ability to Polymorph things into ducks.

Also, they talk about the new Engineer raid wipe recovery bot, crafting mythic item level gear using professions and the 10 year anniversary of MoP. You can now buy your very own Frostmourne for $1500!

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Episode URL: https://mtb.gg/35o
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221 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-221-fated-raids-wrath-classic-and-swords Mon, 03 Oct 2022 00:21:26 -0400 4197 no
#220: Frostbrood Proto-Drakes and GTA WoW Classic Hype! Frostbrood Proto-Drakes and GTA WoW Classic Hype! Everyone is dipping into WoW Classic in advance of Wrath of the Lich King, including GTA Streamers? Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/frostbrood-proto-drakes-and-gta-wow-classic-hype
Rei and Eric talk about watching the Xy’mox’s Charity Cache event which had Echo and Limit racing through Sepulcher of the First Ones for charity. They appreciated how various players were cursed with restrictions like having to play in first person mode or playing with a reduced ilvl. They also talked about how one boss had all the Fated affixes applied at once and how that had to be played around.

They also talked about rolling Death Knights in WoW Classic so they could get the Frostbrood Proto-Drake mount in retail. They talked about some of the challenges of going back to classic from retail and also how there were lots of people in the starting area because of the mount.

Finally, Harv talks about how the GTA Streamer Community is getting hyped for Wrath Classic. He talks about how several of the streamers are now streaming Wrath Classic and how they are encouraging each other to get into WoW.

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Episode URL: https://mtb.gg/359
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220 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-220-frostbrood-proto-drakes-and-gta-wow-classic-hype Wed, 14 Sep 2022 00:45:36 -0400 4107 no
#219: Fated Raids and Renown Subs (feat. Crisp and Kurabara) Fated Raids and Renown Subs (feat. Crisp and Kurabara) Nick and Harv are joined by Crisp and Kura to talk more about Fated Raids and Mythic+ and more! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/fated-raids-and-renown-subs-feat-crisp-and-kurabara
Crisp talks about his guild’s struggles to get Mythic Jailer down in what he calls the Race to World Last.

Kura talks about his luck with drops and his improvement at dying less in raid. He mentions his satisfaction at killing Sire Denathrius. He talks about working on his healing skills on his druid and how he’s amazed at how much work goes into keeping the raid team alive.

They talk about WoW Classic and the upcoming launch of Wrath of the Lich King with the impending zombie invasion. Nick and Harv are excited for this.

Nick also talks about his challenges making a macro out of the Hearthstone toys he is collecting. He wishes Blizzard would build an interface to manage these like they did for mounts.

In the news, they talk about how reputations are being removed in Dragonflight in place of the Renown system, which leads to Nick speculating if they could use the system, with its Battlepass like rewards system, as a way to shift from a subscription to Battlepass model.

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Episode URL: https://mtb.gg/356
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Cory Treadway
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219 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-219-fated-raids-and-renown-subs-feat-crisp-and-kurabara Wed, 07 Sep 2022 00:31:16 -0400 4607 no
#218: Fated Raids (WTF, SANCTUM?!?!?!) Fated Raids (WTF, SANCTUM?!?!?!) Nick, Rei, and Eric enter Fated Heroic Sanctum of Domination while Harv does shrooms in Zangarmarsh. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/fated-raids-wtf-sanctum
They begin by talking about the return of Castle Nathria and how prepared everyone should be for the raids. Rei points out that their current guild structure consists of a group that ran Sepulcher of the First Ones but not the older raids, so as a unit they are still congealing on their older raid attempts. Rei talks about making sure everyone is prepared and familiar with the fights and Nick talks about watching some videos to get ready but watching them in the wrong order.

Then they talk about going into Heroic Sanctum of Domination and how they struggled on Ner’zhul and Soulrender. Eric mentions that this is the raid that made him quit WoW for a few months and he is still affected by the raid, although it is different playing as a dps as opposed to a tank. Nick talks about running the later fights on LFR and seeing just how brutal the Painsmith and Sylvanas fights are.

They also talk about how the concept of the fated raids feels, with the extra mechanics serving as both a hindrance and a buff if handled correctly. They talk about whether the three week cycle will allow them to maintain momentum and progression through the various raids. Overall they are optimistic they will complete the Heroic challenge.

Harv, meanwhile, has been enjoying Zangarmarsh in Burning Crusade Classic. Eric points out that was his favorite zone as well.

Finally Rei talks about running mythic+’s and how people have been caught off guard by the older dungeon mechanics.

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218 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-218-fated-raids-wtf-sanctum Wed, 17 Aug 2022 03:17:31 -0400 4133 no
#217: XP Buffs, Dragon Flight, and Slime Kitties XP Buffs, Dragon Flight, and Slime Kitties Jigglesworth Sr will only be availble for completing Normal Fated Raids or higher. Nick has his plans ready. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/xp-buffs-dragon-flight-and-slime-kitties
Eric talks about testing the Evoker and Dracthyr in the Dragonflight Alpha. He mentions how he is enjoying the class. Nick brings up the customization features and talks about the restrictions on creating new characters in the alpha.

Harv mentions his interest in Burning Crusade Classic, and they mention that Wrath of the Lich King Classic will be out on September 26th.

Nick talks about how the Slime Kitty, Jigglesworth Sr., will be available by completing the fated raids on Normal difficulty or higher. They talk about how the community was hoping there wouldn’t be a difficulty requirement, and Nick talks about his plans to raid to get the mount. He talks about completing quests in Zereth Mortis so he could be raid ready. They mention some sources to get raid videos.

They mention the news from the latest Activision Blizzard earnings call, and how World of Warcraft numbers are down, but Hearthstone numbers are up.

Finally, they look back at episode #117 when Harv hated pirates and patch 8.1 had just been announced.

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217 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-217-xp-buffs-dragon-flight-and-slime-kitties Mon, 08 Aug 2022 03:01:53 -0400 3600 no
#216: Our Summer Vacation Our Summer Vacation Rei is healing others, Harv is healing himself, Eric is almost ahead of the curve, and Nick is boosted and angry. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/our-summer-vacation
Eric talks about how the guild is 10 of 11 in Sepulcher of the First Ones and should be able to beat the Jailer before the August 2nd launch of Season 4. He also talks about playing his warlock and how healing strategies are the same or different when tanking and DPS’ing.

Harv recently sprained his arm and has been unable to play any games recently.

Nick pre-ordered Dragonflight and used his level 60 boost on his warlock and had a bad experience, as he accidentally changed specs from Demonology to Affliction and was forced to learn a new rotation in the tutorial which he did not need. He also complained about having to get all the items in his bags returned to him through the mail.

In the news, Dragonflight will be out by the end of the year, Blizzcon is returning in 2023, and there are an enormous number of Drakthyr customizations. Also, Blizzard has separated gender from body type in the character creation window.

Finally, we take a quick look back at episode 116 when people were starting to show their dislike of Azerite Armor.

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216 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-216-our-summer-vacation Mon, 25 Jul 2022 04:57:15 -0400 4405 no
#215: Diablo Immortal and Activision Blizzard Disappointment Diablo Immortal and Activision Blizzard Disappointment Rei is tired of waiting for people, Eric just wants a good tank, and Nick and Harv talk more about Diablo Immortal. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/diablo-immortal-and-activision-blizzard-disappointment
Eric talks about the guild getting past Heroic Anduin and how the guild has been struggling with PUG tanks, as tanking requires a great deal of communication between the main and off tanks.

Harv and Nick talk about Diablo Immortal and how they are still enjoying it, but only in small chunks of time. Nick talks about how the game has made $24 million and people are distrustful of Blizzard with respect to Diablo IV’s monetization. Nick argues that Diablo Immortal should not have been released on PC, as it set the wrong expectations for the game. He explains that the game is currently unable to be released in China.

Nick then talks about the Activision Blizzard board finding no evidence that the executives ignored the harassment allegations. No one is surprised by this news and he expresses disappointment that the company is unable to reckon with its own guilt.

In the news, Dragonflight is on the internal Blizzard alpha catalog and David Harbour embarrassingly admitted to playing WoW in a Stranger Things interview.

Finally, we look back at episode #115.

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Episode URL: https://mtb.gg/33n
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215 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-215-diablo-immortal-and-activision-blizzard-disappointment Wed, 22 Jun 2022 03:24:11 -0400 3913 no
#213: Hall of Fame Inequities and the Social Contract Hall of Fame Inequities and the Social Contract The Alliance is way behind the Horde in beating up on the Jailer while Blizzard is pushing a new Social Contract. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/hall-of-fame-inequities-and-the-social-contract
Harv talked about what he's been doing.

Rei talks about checking out her bag for legendary powers. She also mentions her Mythic+ runs, and getting MOAR friends! She is also good at helping guildies out.

In the news, the Horde Hall of Fame is closing while the Alliance Hall of Fame is a long way from doing so. There is also a Viewer's Guide for the Arena World Championship. The gang also discusses the Mythic Dungeon Invitational Last Stand Tournament results, won by Womegalul. They also talk about some hotfixes and Harv brings up the Social Contract that will be updated in Patch 9.2.5.

Finally, Rei recaps what we talked about in episode #113.

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213 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-213-hall-of-fame-inequities-and-the-social-contract Thu, 26 May 2022 03:19:10 -0400 3676 no
#212: Arclight Rumble, Children's Week, and Time-Saver Protodrakes Arclight Rumble, Children's Week, and Time-Saver Protodrakes Arclight Rumble is announced, Children's Week will never be the same, and Season 4 is gonna get weird! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/arclight-rumble-childrens-week-and-time-saver-protodrakes
Next, Rei talks about what’s been going on with Order of Corrupted Souls. She talks about their struggling with a bad Demon Hunter and then mentions running Mists of Tirna Scythe with a pug druid. Eric talks about his return to tanking and that he is no longer using his retired death knight just for fishing.

Nick talks about the how School of Hard Knocks is being removed from the Children’s Week achievement, and complains that he was able to do it so everyone should. He then says that Path of Ascension in the Kyrian Covenant should be nerfed.

They also talk about the new raceclass combinations that are coming in Dragonflight. Also, patch 9.2.5 will not release at the same time as Season 4, and Season 4 will have experimental itemization for the raids. Also in the news, Blizzard has hired a new VP of Culture.

Finally, they look back at episode #112.

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212 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-212-arclight-rumble-childrens-week-and-time-saver-protodrakes Tue, 10 May 2022 13:52:01 -0400 3778 no
#211: Diablo Immortal, Yes. NFTs, No. Diablo Immortal, Yes. NFTs, No. The gang talks about improving the great vault, what we can learn from Diablo Immortal, and Mike Ybarra saying no NFTs. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/diablo-immortal-yes-nfts-no
Eric talks about how Order of Corrupted Souls is 4/10, and then complains about his gearing, which leads to a discussion about the Great Vault. Nick speculates on how they could fix it and they talk about the problems inherent in its design, as well as what Blizzard needs to consider when iterating or developing a replacement. Eric comments that he would be happy if they brought back badges.

Nick talks about the Diablo Immortal announcement that open beta for pc starts on 6/2. He talks about how we can see how long Blizzard takes to develop games, because there were no plans to develop Diablo Immortal on pc as of November 2, 2018, and so in that time they were able to port the game to pc and work on improving it.

Next, they talk about the recent news, including that an encrypted patch 10.0 has been detected on the WoWDev server. Nick cautions that this is common and means that alpha is probably still 6-8 weeks away.

Then, they talk about the recent kerfluffle around Blizzard asking about NFTs in a survey. The community responded swiftly and loudly that they would not be welcome, and Mike Ybarra had to issue a statement indicating that there are no plans for Blizzard to do anything with NFTs.

Finally, they take a quick look back at episode #211 which featured the Patch 8.0 quiz.

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211 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-211-diablo-immortal-yes-nfts-no Wed, 27 Apr 2022 00:25:34 -0400 3453 no
#210: Dragonflight! Dragonflight! The gang looks at the Dragonflight announcement and shares their excitement and concerns! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/dragonflight
Harv talks about how Ion commented that they have enough melee specs, and takes umbrage as he thinks survival hunter should go back to being ranged.

Eric talks about the new Dragon Riding skill and customizable dragon. They speculate on how the Dragon riding system might work, but Nick comments that he’s glad that flying will be available at launch, since the Dragon Isle should be designed with that in mind, because they are inhabited by dragons. They also talk about how they might have progression through customizing your dragon, with locking various appearance features behind achievements and the like.

Next, they talk about the UI changes, and everyone admits to using the base UI or something similar. They also talk about the Dracthyr race and Evoker class. Nick mentions how evoker combat will have quicktime influences. Nick asks if the Dracthyr appearance is satisfactory. They also mention the Obsidian raid that will be the first tier.

They also talk about Wrath of the Lich King Classic being announced. The gang agrees that not including Group Finder is a wise choice. Harv is excited to play it and Nick mentions looking forward to the level 70 boost so he can check out Wrathgate.

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210 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-210-dragonflight Wed, 20 Apr 2022 00:13:21 -0400 4141 no
#209: Hexagons and Holes (on Journalism and Leaks) Hexagons and Holes (on Journalism and Leaks) Nick ponders what journalism is while everyone speculates on the expansion and also the Jailer is falling. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/hexagons-and-holes-on-journalism-and-leaks
Eric, meanwhile, talks about raiding on his warlock and enjoying Mythic+.

Nick talks about what he’s been doing in Zereth Mortis and then talks about what journalism means when applied to sites like WoWhead. He talks about how they are a fansite and there are considerations to be given about what it means when Blizzard employees leave the company. He talks about how the primary news service they offer is datamining, and compares the reaction to Lost.

In the news, Blizzard hired a new Cheif Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer and is increasing the conquest weekly cap.

Then, they discuss the possible leak that the next expansion will be called Dragonflight. This seems plausiable and everyone is on board with the idea. Nick talks about how Shadowlands’ announcement had Ion invoke the cosmic chart and he does not expect that to happen again for this announcement.

Finally, they look back at episode #109 when the pre-Legion comics were released.

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209 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-209-hexagons-and-holes-on-journalism-and-leaks Wed, 13 Apr 2022 08:31:56 -0400 4071 no
#208: The Coming Drought The Coming Drought Guild morale is important, especially when we could be entering a year before the next expansion. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-coming-drought
Rei talks enjoying the quest to hold Pocopoc like a child shooting things and also the quest to ride the robot where she could not strafe. She also talks about how legendary and tier slots don’t count for ilvl when she couldn’t trade her mythic +10 cape. She also talks about a streamer who raided with them this week and how enjoyable he was as a group member, and this leads to a discussion about the importance of strong social guild members for keeping guild morale up.

Eric talks about finally defeating Anduin (Andy) and getting Rygelon down to 1%. He expects they’ll have him down next time.

Nick talks about his time on the mission table and how he wishes for UI improvements to it. He discusses some add-ons with Rei.

In the news, the 9.2.5 PTR is up and various content has been datatmined. Also, Shadowlands season 4 was announced which means that we are about a year out from the next expansion. They talk about how season 4 will bring back old content and make it relevant so that that content drought won’t feel as long. Also, Activision Blizzard shareholders are to vote on the acquisition, and wowhead has a preview of the Sylvanas novel.

They take a quick look back at episode 108 and then Eric shares his opinion of the post-Anduin cinematic. He did not like how Arthas was treated.

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208 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-208-the-coming-drought Tue, 05 Apr 2022 02:00:33 -0400 3994 no
#207: The WoW 'n Wrestling Connection The WoW 'n Wrestling Connection Eric and Rei are in Tazavesh and Sepulcher, Nick is thinking about Wrestling, and everyone is looking forward to 4/19! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-wow-n-wrestling-connection
Next, Nick talks about how the reception to the cinematics in the Sepulcher of the First Ones raid were disappointing. He goes into a history of internet wrestling fandom, and how people were upset with the 1999 WWF (now WWE) storylines. He tells a story of himself and his friend going to a show and yelling about the head writer to show how smart they were, only to later learn they were not smart at all, and cautions everyone complaining about the WoW writing team to be careful with what they call for.

Finally, they talk about the news. First, some investor friends of Bobby Kotick are being investigated for insider trading pertaining to the Activision Blizzard sale to Microsoft. Then, they talk about the Save the Date announcement that the next expansion announcement is coming in April. They talk about what they’d like to see in the announcement. They also talk about the announcement that a Warcraft mobile game will be revealed in May and how Blizzard has seemed hesitant to announce mobile projects since Diablo Immortal.

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Rei Liou
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Eric Knutson

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207 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-207-the-wow-n-wrestling-connection Wed, 30 Mar 2022 00:51:48 -0400 4217 no
#206: On Zereth Mortis On Zereth Mortis Nick and Rei are enjoying Zereth Mortis, especially the puzzles! Also, the Blizzard gear store is back! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/on-zereth-mortis
Harv, meanwhile, has not really been playing WoW.

Nick talks about how much he is enjoying Zereth Mortis and how he likes the Firim character and how this feels like the Covenant he would have wanted to join all along. He also talks about how his kid has made too many characters in WoW and is messing up his login screen.

In the news, the Blizzard Gear store is back. The SEC is widening its investigation into Activision Blizzard, and Microsoft entered talks to buy Activision Blizzard only three days after news about Bobby Kotick’s offenses broke.

Finally, we look back at episode 106 and our thoughts on bounty hunting.

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206 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-206-on-zereth-mortis Fri, 04 Mar 2022 03:38:11 -0500 3718 no
#205: The Patch 9.2 Quiz The Patch 9.2 Quiz Patch 9.2 is imminent so its time to see what we know about what is coming with the Patch 9.2 Quiz! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-patch-9-2-quiz
Rei talks about how the guild has pretty much stopped working with the other guild after months of teaming up. She talks about completing some guild achievements to get the hand mount from Sanctum of Domination. Nick is still flabbergasted by the tank that will not talk in Discord to communicate with the guild. Rei talks about how important communication is at all levels of raid participation. She also talks a little about the expectations for cross-faction raiding. She also talks a little about recent pugging experiences. She brings up that DBM updated and the gang discusses using add-ons as part of your raid preparation. Rei talks about how she can’t help but communicate bluntly sometimes, and Harv shares a story of Rei flipping someone off while driving his car.

Finally, it is time for the Patch 9.2 quiz! After a joke about a dungeon finding misclick, Nick asks the gang about flying in Zereth Mortis, the Sepulchre of the First Ones raid, updates to Torghast, the Cypher of the First Ones, cross-faction raiding, protoform synthesis, and legendaries in Patch 9.2. Play along at home and let us know how you did!

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Episode URL: https://mtb.gg/303
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Rei Liou
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Eric Knutson

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205 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-205-the-patch-92-quiz Tue, 22 Feb 2022 02:07:30 -0500 3536 no
#204: On Cross-Faction Raiding On Cross-Faction Raiding Rei and Harv weigh in on the Microsoft Acquisition and we get excited for Cross-Faction Raiding! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/on-cross-faction-raiding
Rei talked about working on Fatescribe with different groups. She also talked about watching raid log videos with a friend and trying to understand what was wrong. She also talked about how one of the tanks she was playing with was not joining the group discord, meaning they were not in communication, and that went about as badly as expected. She also talked about pugging with someone with a New York accent.

Harv, meanwhile, has played some Diablo III and not much else.

Nick talks about bringing his five year old through Firelands and getting the Harvester's Dredwing when Harv was not online. He also talks about the Wen Lo mount and how marvelous it is.

In the news, Harv and Rei finally get the opportunity to weigh in on the Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard. They talk about their guarded optimism and how time will tell if this was a positive change. Nick also brings up the changes to Tier Set Tokens, as well as the Double Legendary Acquisition in Patch 9.2. Flying in Zereth Mortis will be easier to get, and Blizzard has outlawed mass advertising in the chat channels.

Nick also reviews what has been going on with Raven QA and their unionization attempts.

For the question of the week, Nick is soliciting advice on the quickest way to grind anima.

Finally, they look back at episode #104, which was the 2018 April Fool’s episode.

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Episode URL: https://mtb.gg/302
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204 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-204-on-cross-faction-raiding Wed, 09 Feb 2022 02:00:12 -0500 4223 no
#202: On Mythic Raiding (feat. Just Crisp) On Mythic Raiding (feat. Just Crisp) Just Crisp joins us to talk about all things mythic raiding. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/on-mythic-raiding-feat-just-crisp
They talk about the dedication required to be a streamer and his goals for 2022 to stream World of Warcraft daily for the year. They also talk about what can happen in a guild when they are struggling against a boss, and how they may have to talk to lower performing players to get them to improve. They discuss the mechanics on Painsmith and other raid bosses. They also talk about how Blizzard has been handling mythic raiders for the last few expansions, and if gearing is better in BfA than it has been in other expansions. They also talk about what is coming in Patch 9.2, in particular the second legendary which is gated behind a twenty-eight day reputation grind.

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202 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/on-mythic-raiding-feat-just-crisp Fri, 28 Jan 2022 01:36:54 -0500 3992 no
#203: The Microsoft Acquisition (feat. Jarret and Mike) The Microsoft Acquisition (feat. Jarret and Mike) Jarret and Mike (formely of Watchpoint Radio) join Nick to talk about the Microsoft acquisition because WHAT THE F***??? Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-microsoft-acquisition-feat-jarret-and-mike
They talk about whether the acquisition could run afoul of anti-trust laws, and then speculate about what Sony will need to do to respond to this news. They consider other companies that might be up for acquisition and whether Sony or Microsoft would buy them. They talk about Phil Spencer’s leadership can bring hope back to the Blizzard community for the first time in several years, and how players who previously left may now feel permission to return to the game. They wonder if Blizzcon will be a thing but agree that Phil Spencer should be involved if it is.

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Rei Liou
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203 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-203-the-microsoft-acquisition-feat-jarret-and-mike Wed, 19 Jan 2022 03:31:28 -0500 5241 no
#201: New Year's Goals and Doing your Homework New Year's Goals and Doing your Homework Nick and Rei talk about doing your homework before raiding and their goals for 2022, including #firebobbykotick. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/new-years-goals-and-doing-your-homework
Nick talks about his new years goals, including his goals for 2021 that he finished the Korthia campaign questlines. He mentions that his goals for 2022 include getting to renown 80 with Maldraxxus and finishing the covenant questlines. That leads to this week’s question of the week being What Are Your Goals for 2022 in World of Warcraft?

In the news, The Darkmoon Faire has been delayed by a week. Also, Mythic and Raidfinder testing for the Sepulcher of the First Ones begins this week. They also talk about the A Better ABK Strike Fund that was set up as a gofundme to support the striking ABK workers who are protesting the layoffs of 20 Raven QA workers.

Finally, they take a look back at episode #101 from October 2018.

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201 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-201-new-years-goals-and-doing-your-homework Tue, 04 Jan 2022 13:16:49 -0500 3326 no
#200: What Are We Even Talking About? What Are We Even Talking About? We celebrate 200 episodes by calling for more WoW content and a better Community Council and complaining about Gremlins. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/what-are-we-even-talking-about
Rei talks about running mythic+ without knowing the mechanics. She also talks about running raids on alts. She also brings up the mage tower which no one has had time to play. Harv talks about raiding and also playing some Final Fantasy XIV which lets Nick talk about how awesome Wondrous Tails is but also talk about how WoW needs to get their schedule together as far as releasing regular content. He points out that Destiny has almost regular weekly content and there’s no excuse for WoW not to. They also discuss if the Mage tower is too difficult or just difficult enough.

Next, Nick brings up the WoW Community Council and how they were debating if too many black NPC’s were in Stormwind, which led to some council members being outed as racists and kicked off the council. They talk about the disappointment with Blizzard for not getting ahead of this problem as it should have been obvious.

Finally, they celebrate 200 episodes by thanking the listeners for downloading and listening. Our next live show is scheduled for 1/3/22 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.

Episode URL: https://mtb.gg/2xq
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twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Eric Knutson

Christopher Greer
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200 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-200-what-are-we-even-talking-about Tue, 21 Dec 2021 00:55:47 -0500 4391 no
#199: The Negativity Around Activision-Blizzard The Negativity Around Activision-Blizzard The gang discusses how the negativity around Activision-Blizzard has been affecting the community. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-negativity-around-activision-blizzard
Harv talks about buying games off steam and being too busy at work to play much WoW. He also mentions how people that he knows outside the game are asking him about what is going on with Activision-Blizzard.

Nick goes on a rant about how he wants to defend Activision-Blizzard usually but even he is openly against what they are doing. He talks about the recent layoffs at Raven and also how BlizzJess quit Blizzard. He talks about how the company has been completely mishandling the situation, making it worse, and running the community off. He mentions that he's been playing Korthia after a several month break and he's been enjoying it. He also talks about how Blizzard needs to get better about telling stories in the age of datamining and how the slow and protacted telling of the story of Shadowlands has hurt the expansion.

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Christopher Greer
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199 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-199-the-negativity-around-activision-blizzard Wed, 08 Dec 2021 00:56:55 -0500 3872 no
#198: #FireBobbyKotick #FireBobbyKotick Rei and Harv talk about raiding and Nick wants to #firebobbykotick. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/firebobbykotick
Harv talks about how he ran some dungeons with the other group. This leads to a discussion about carrying alts and what level of gear is appropriate, as well as determining who can bring an alt and who needs to bring a main to carry. They also talk about gearing up low ilvl characters. Harv mentions that he has cleared Soulrender. Rei tells a story about how people thought she was mad because she accidentally cut a stream short.

In the news, Nick talks about the recent allegations of harassment against Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. He talks about how Bobby is at his most vulnerable right now, and yet still may be able to survive this controversy. He endorses the #firebobbykotick hashtag.

Also, Patch 9.2 was announced. The gang discusses some of the news about Zereth Mortis and the Sepulcher of the First Ones raid. They also talk about the Warlock tier set looking a bit racist from behind.

Finally, Harv and Nick talk about episode #98 which was about a certain person who raided with OoCS and has not returned.

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Rei Liou
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Eric Knutson

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198 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-198-firebobbykotick Wed, 24 Nov 2021 10:22:24 -0500 3796 no
#197: The Community Council, Blizzcon Reimagined, and Jen Oneal The Community Council, Blizzcon Reimagined, and Jen Oneal The gang talks about all the news that we've missed the last few weeks: Kitteh mount! Blizzcon gone! Kotick's salary! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-community-council-blizzcon-reimagined-and-jen-oneal
Next, they get into the news that they haven't talked about lately. First, they talk about the Season of Mastery that is being implemented in Warcraft Classic. Nick compares it to the seasons in Diablo III.

Then, they talk about the Sunwarmed Feline coming to retail WoW. Nick wonders what this could say about where we are headed next. He also mentions an article that was released about the Shadowlands Character Creation UI Redesign. They also talked about the World of Warcraft Community Council and how it will only work if Blizzard listens to the Community. They also talk about how the Community is suspicious of content creators. Also, Ion gave an interview with Venturebeat about the state of WoW.

They also discussed the Blizzconline cancellation announcement. Nick is happy with this as it means Blizzard can take time to figure out what Blizzcon could be like in a virtual space. They also talk about Notorious Studios and how people were upset there were no women employees announced, and Nick points out that was the point. They also talked about Jen Oneal leaving Blizzard and how that's a bad look for Blizzard. Finally, they talk about Bobby Kotick's actions sacrificing his salary and the few wins that #ABetterABK earned, especially with the contractor improvements.

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197 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-197-the-community-council-blizzcon-reimagined-and-jen-oneal Wed, 10 Nov 2021 09:47:52 -0500 4534 no
#196: The Patch 9.1.5 Quiz The Patch 9.1.5 Quiz Rei talks about the struggles of playing with other guilds, while Nick administers the Patch 9.1.5 quiz! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-patch-9-1-5-quiz
She also talks about how people need to be responsible for learning the raids and being a competent member of the guild. Harv talks about how he's been playing other MMO's but still enjoys WoW and even wound up fishing in WoW while watching a fishing stream from New World. Harv also talks about running mythic+ and tells a story about a teammate who once stopped a Mythic+ run so that they could eat a ham sandwich.

Next, Nick starts the Patch 9.1.5 quiz. He asks about when the Mage tower will be available, switching covenants, the Maw introduction, Island Expeditions, Legacy Loot Rules, starter gear, achivements (including Mechagon which Nick is very invested in), Allied Race customization, weather effects, and Legion Timewalking. Let us know how you do taking the Patch 9.1.5 quiz!

Nick also runs through episode #96 where they talked about running Antorus and broke down the mechanics of each of the fights.

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196 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-the-patch-915-quiz Wed, 27 Oct 2021 00:25:44 -0400 4307 no
#195: Hard Knocks: Blizzard Hard Knocks: Blizzard Nick figures out how Blizzard can fix their perception problems with the community: Hard Knocks: Blizzard! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/hard-knocks-blizzard
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.

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195 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-195-hard-knocks-blizzard Tue, 12 Oct 2021 00:14:11 -0400 3870 no
#194: On the Faction Divide and Player Housing 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. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/on-the-faction-divide-and-player-housing
Nick talks about the recent announcement of the WoW and Hearthstone cross promotion, with a 6-month subscription to WoW granting card packs, a tavern pass, and battleground perks in Hearthstone. Nick is excited for this as he plays enough Hearthstone to make it worth his while. He also talks about the Sarge mouse mount that will be available October 12th and can be earned by playing the new mercenaries mode in Hearthstone.

Next, they talk about a recent letter from the top Alliance guilds on reddit, discussing the faction imbalance and how high-end players are increasingly going Horde. Rei talks about how, while OoCS hasn't seen any consequences of this, players can find the competetive style difficult to keep up with. Nick talks about how the Horde Hall of Fame for Sanctum of Domination has been closed for a month, and yet the Alliance Hall of Fame is only at 92. They then discuss the possibility that Blizzard could lift the faction divide in 10.0. They also talk about how Blizzard could consider adding player housing to maintain interest in the game in the next expansion.

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194 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-194-on-the-faction-divide-and-player-housing Wed, 15 Sep 2021 12:37:13 -0400 3669 no
#193: Raiding and Patch 9.1.5 Drama Raiding and Patch 9.1.5 Drama Anima is plentiful in Korthia, but Blizzard's history of waiting to improve the game can be annoying. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/raiding-and-patch-9-1-5-drama
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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193 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-193-raiding-and-patch-915-drama Wed, 01 Sep 2021 00:31:57 -0400 3219 no
#192: Raid Status and Toxic Chat Raid Status and Toxic Chat Are toxic online communities inevitable? Possibly not... Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/raid-status-and-toxic-chat
Eric talks about how the guild has beaten Normal Sylvanas and Heroic Terragrue. Nick asks if anyone got Sylvanas' bow, and this leads to a discussion about non-hunters using the bow and letting it split into glaives like in the cinematic.

Harv, meanwhile, has been enjoying the raid. He mentions that he likes the Kael'thas fight as there's alot of AOE for him to burn down. They also talk about when to cast herolust and talk about raid mechanics from prior raids including Jaina in the Battle of Dazar'Alor.

Nick talks about the recent events surrounding Blizzard. J Allen Brack has resigned and has been replaced by Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra. There has been no acknowledgement by Activision Blizzard of the employee's demands. Nick mentions that Luis Barriga, Jesse McCree, and Jonathan LeCraft are no longer with Blizzard. He talks about how there is currently a stalemate where the company is not acknowledging demands and that is how the company wants it as they are hoping to wait out the employees.

They also discuss an article that compares the toxicity in WoW and Final Fantasy XIV and says that Square Enix did a better job of moderating their community early on to keep it clean, and it has paid off.

Finally, they discuss episode #92 where murlocs seemed like they might be playable.

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192 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-192-raid-status-and-toxic-chat Wed, 18 Aug 2021 02:25:30 -0400 3734 no
#191: Strange Messages and Holding Them Accountable Strange Messages and Holding Them Accountable Rei gets weird messages and Nick tries to figure out how to hold Blizzard Management accountable. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/strange-messages-and-holding-them-accountable
Eric talks about having made it up to Sylvanas in normal Sanctum of Domination. Harv also has been playing and talks about how he is finally catching up on all the 9.0 content he missed out on previously.

In the news, Echo defeated Sylvanas on Mythic to get world first. This was after they wiped at 49.6% and learned that the fight goes until Sylvanas hits 45%. Yoshi P, director of Final Fantasy, gave an interview in which he talks about how he doesn't want FFXIV fans to claim that Final Fantasy has beaten WoW. Also, /spit has been removed from the Burning Crusade Classic PTR. Nick talks about the two cynical schools of thought: that this was done to protect players who buy store mounts, and that this was done to deflect from the sexual assault allegations.

Nick talks about how the Blizzard employees are trying to hold management accountable. He mentions that Frances Townsend was blocking Blizzard employees on twitter. Also, the Blizzard employees staged a walkout last Wednesday. Alex Afrasiabi's characters and items have been removed or renamed in the game. Kotaku posted an article about the Cosby Suite. And Nick tries to figure out how he can help hold them accountable.

Finally, we look back at episode #91.

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191 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-191-strange-messages-and-holding-them-accountable Wed, 04 Aug 2021 18:16:11 -0400 4377 no
#190: The Lawsuit The Lawsuit Some raiding chit-chat and then we talk about the news. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-lawsuit

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190 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-190-the-lawsuit Thu, 29 Jul 2021 17:34:51 -0400 4018 no
#189: Patch 9.1! Thoughts! Patch 9.1! Thoughts! Eric and Rei did Hard Mode Tazavesh. Harv is up to renown 42. Its our thoughts on Patch 9.1! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/patch-9-1-thoughts
Eric, meanwhile, has been enjoying the new Sanctum of Domination Raid. Order of Corrupted Souls is now 5 of 10, with Painsmith being a difficult boss. Eric mentions that his current off-tank, Scott, is taking a break from the game, so he is training Matt to be his new off-tank, and Nick asks questions about how transitioning amongst off-tanks works. Eric also laughs about an item he found in Patch 9.1 - a Teleporter Repair Kit which talks about righty-tighty, lefty-loosy being universal, but Eric, as a mechanic, cites examples that are contrary.

Harv hasn't had much time to play but he is at renown 42 now.

Nick talks about the Sapphire Skyblazer Mount which is available with a 6-month subscription or for purchase in the store. He tries to guess what else the developers could be working on to match the mount.

This week's question of the week is what did you think of Garrosh's fate in the raid?

Nick looks back at episode #89 when the gang ran Siege of Orgrimmar and Nick tried to tame Thok.

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189 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-189-patch-91-thoughts Wed, 14 Jul 2021 12:41:57 -0400 3883 no
#188: The Patch 9.1 Quiz The Patch 9.1 Quiz Its time for the Patch 9.1 Quiz! If only we could remember how patch quizzes work. Its been so long... Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-patch-9-1-quiz
Finally, its time for the Patch 9.1 Quiz. Please play along at home!

After the quiz, Nick addresses two quick controversies from recent developer interviews. First, he talks about how Shards of Domination will only fit into certain gear in certain slots, and players will need to recraft some legendaries if there is competition for a certain slot. He wants to wait to see the system in place to criticize it, but it certainly sounds inefficient. Then, he talks about a comment made during an interview about story regarding that the plot for 9.1 came together earlier this year, after Shadowlands had launched. He points out that narratives are often put together on the fly but the main points are known ahead of time, and this is normal behaviour.

Next week's question of the week is "How are you enjoying Patch 9.1?"

Finally, we look back at WoW! Talk! Number 88, when Gamescom was coming and the keyart had a strange girl in it.

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188 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-188-the-patch-91-quiz Mon, 05 Jul 2021 16:05:48 -0400 3002 no
#187: Global Battle.Net and Flying Update Global Battle.Net and Flying Update A short episode for a week where the biggest news was battle.net is global and flying, like love, won't cost a thing. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/global-battle-net-and-flying-update
In the news, Blizzard has announced that Battle.Net is global now, and this will allow players to befriend each other across regions. This will also allow for cross-play in certain games, such as Overwatch pc players being able to play with Console gamers. This leads to a discussion of adding people to friends lists, and how Harv can never find anyone to play classic with because anyone he does friend in classic is always on retail when he checks. He talks about a player who joined a pug with him and kept hitting his polymorphed sheep, and then the player made a video and sent it to Harv, and that culminates in a story about an old lady putting a shopping cart near Harv's car.

They also talk about the update to Shadowlands Flying where Blizzard clarified that you will not have to pay for Shadowlands flying. The original post was referring to how characters have to buy Expert Riding to be able to fly at all, but once that is done (which most characters should have done long ago), you will get Shadowlands flying once you complete the relevant covenant quests.

This week's question of the week is "What is your favorite zone to level in?" Harv says Nagrand, but then changes to Val'sharrah. Rei just likes leveling with people. Eric likes Zangarmarsh, and Nick likes Valley of the Four Winds and Krasarang Wilds.

We also look back at episode #87 when store mounts drove up the price of the WoW Token and Nick was annoyed.

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187 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-187-global-battlenet-and-flying-update Wed, 16 Jun 2021 14:56:20 -0400 2259 no
#186: Blizzcon and Denathrius Both Done for 2021 Blizzcon and Denathrius Both Done for 2021 Harv is enjoying Burning Crusade, the team beat Sire Denathrius, and Nick is not surprised by Blizzcon's cancellation. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/blizzcon-and-denathrius-both-done-for-2021
First, Eric talks about Order of Corrupted Souls defeating Sire Denathrius on Heroic, so congratulations to the team for getting Ahead of the Curve!

Harv then talks about logging into Burning Crusade Classic now that it is live and running Hellfire Ramparts and getting to level 59 on his mage. He also talks about the struggles as a hunter once again needing to keep a supply of ammunition on hand.

Rei talks again about the latest experiences with pugging and her interactions with the community.

Nick returns to talk about the news that Blizzcon 2021 has been cancelled. He talks about Blizzard's poor development schedule and points out that after Blizzconline in February, there's no guarantee that Blizzard would have had any announcements to make in November. They also discuss how the pandemic has stretched out WoW's development cycle with Patch 9.1 taking forever to be released and no idea for a timetable for 9.2. Nick isn't pointing this out because people are mad, he just believes no one should have been surprised by this news.

Also in the news, Rendle the dredger from Castle Nathria will be a questgiver in Patch 9.1, playing off the joke that as the repair vendor in the raid, he is raking in the gold.

There has also been concerns that flight in Patch 9.1 will need to be purchased per alt. Harv complains about the complexity of all of WoW's systems. Nick talks about how easy it is to get renown.

Our question of the week is What do you think about possibly paying for flying in Patch 9.1?

Finally, we look back at episode #86 which was right after the first Auction House Dance Party.

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186 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-186-blizzcon-and-denathrius-both-done-for-2021 Wed, 09 Jun 2021 00:00:56 -0400 4398 no
#185: The Burning Crusade Classic Pre-patch and Blizzard Morale The Burning Crusade Classic Pre-patch and Blizzard Morale Find out what happened to 184! Also, we're rather hyped for Burning Crusade Classic, and a rant on employee morale! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-burning-crusade-classic-pre-patch-and-blizzard-morale
Nick, Rei, Eric, and Harv are back to talk about the latest goings on in World of Warcraft. Rei starts by talking about running LFR on alts and her augment rune runs. She also talks about her experience tanking and saving the healers while hunters barrage everything insight when her cooldowns are blown. She also mentions encountering a friendly Alliance player as a cashier and talks a bit about meeting WoW players in real life.

Eric, meanwhile, talks about how they were pugging normal Castle Nathria with people who would leave early or not listen to mechanics. This leads to a discussion about the importance of communicating with your party/raid members and letting them know what you don't know.

Harv has been playing lots of Burning Crusade Classic pre-patch! He's enjoying his frost mage and is leveling up alongside the other Draenai. Nick talks about how he purchased the Deluxe Edition for the boost and the mount and he just wants to be able to hang out in Thousand Needles without having to fight and level his way out of the Barrens. They talk about their experiences with Burning Crusade the first time around, and get confused about the Pitlord and Doomlord Kazzak. They also talk about how Harv missed all the delays when Blizzard took the servers down for maintenance on Tuesday and didn't get them up until the early hours Wednesday morning. Community reaction was mostly understanding but there were some idiots.

In the news, Blizzard also mentioned they are extending the honor points buff and Darkmoon Faire for pre-patch, which makes it feel like more of an event.

Nick then talks about an IGN article talking about morale at Blizzard and how the employees aren't happy with recent decisions and the lack of shipped products. Nick talks about corporate culture and how you want to install values in your employees, and this dip in morale is the result of employees having good values when management does not. He says there is hope for Blizzard if the employees can sway the company.

Our question of the week is "What are your plans for Burning Crusade Classic?"

Finally, we look back at episode #185 when Patch 7.3 was on the PTR.

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185 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-185-the-burning-crusade-classic-pre-patch-and-blizzard-morale Wed, 26 May 2021 01:42:54 -0400 4511 no
#183: Farewell Jeff, Hello Daisy! Farewell Jeff, Hello Daisy! Jeff Kaplan leaves Blizzard but everyone gets Daisy the sloth as consolation. Also TBC beta news and Sylvanas! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/farewell-jeff-hello-daisy
Nick talks about the recent Blizzard departure of Jeff Kaplan and says that as an established veteran of the company, he was due to move on so this shouldn't be a surprise.

The gang then talks about The Burning Crusade Classic beta, which has had some news recently. They talk about how attunements will work with the phased roll out and then talk about how the Chronoboon Displacer will allow you to store world buffs. Then they get into a discussion about the nature of classic and how it seems that Blizzard is going to keep adding servers for each expansion and debate if Warlords of Draenor classic will be worth it.

In the modern game, the gang talks about how Dungeon Score is coming as a clone of Raider.io, in a repeat of Gear Score being integrated to the game as ilvl. Also, Garrosh Hellscream himself is responsible for unlocking the pet sloth Daisy for the community as part of the Doctors without Borders charity drive.

In other news, Blizzard put up a post about phishing and they announced a Sylvanas novel to be released in November.

Thank you to Shantymangaming for answering last week's question of the week about anima. This week's question is how do you feel about the mission table going into patch 9.1?

Finally, the gang looks back 100 episodes to when patch 7.2.5 was imminent.

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183 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-183-farewell-jeff-hello-daisy Tue, 27 Apr 2021 00:00:44 -0400 4059 no
#182: The Anima Drought, TBC Beta, and the Battle.net Icon The Anima Drought, TBC Beta, and the Battle.net Icon Sire Denathrius is hard, the anima drought may be ending, and there's a new battle.net icon! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-anima-drought-tbc-beta-and-the-battle-net-icon
Eric, meanwhile, talks about finally getting through Sludgefist and Stone Generals to get up to Sire Denathrius, where they have been hitting a wall at 30%. Eric wonders if everyone in the group knows what they have to do because they have little margin for error.

Harv hasn't played much but he did get in to the Burning Crusade Classic beta and checked that out briefly.

Nick brings up the struggles with people trying to get Anima. He talks about how he wants a certain transmog from the Kyrian Covenant but it requires a ton of anima to get there. Blizzard recently added some achievements to allow for quicker anima gains, which should improve the time, provided you are updating your Covenant Sanctum properly.

In other news, we are still waiting on the Chains of Domination PTR any day now, Blizzard esports announced the Great Push, and Blizzard celebrated April Fool's with Patch 9.0.5.0.5 notes. Blizzard also announced they were allowing employees to get vaccinated. Blizzard Activision hired a member of the Trump administration. And finally, Blizzard updated the battle.net icon. Nick also gets off topic slightly by talking about Diablo II Remastered graphics.

Thanks to Alisaunder, Mark Portman, and Alenya for answering last week's question of the week! This week's question is What do you think of the state of Anima in the game right now? Is the recent patch enough? Let us know on twitter or discord or by email!

Finally, we look back at episode #82, when Rei and Eric beat Heroic Gul'dan, and Destiny 2 came to the Battle.net launcher.

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182 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-182-the-anima-drought-tbc-beta-and-the-battlenet-icon Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:05:55 -0400 4073 no
#181: Is WoW in Danger? Is WoW in Danger? Rei is prepared, Eric is raiding, Harv wants gnome paladins, and Nick is worried. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/is-wow-in-danger
Nick talks about the recent news that Blizzard is changing their payment plans such that you can only buy gametime in advance for 60 days at $30. He interrogates Harv over his recent post to Blizzard CS complaining about the change and admits he was surprised that Harv purchased more gametime instead of cancelling. Nick talks about how the game seems ill prepared for a content lull, yet Patch 9.1 may not be out until August, so this may be a dangerous time for WoW as there is less content than usual when the lull starts. He hopes that Patch 9.1 will be out sooner rather than later.

Bjorn emailed in to say he likes us but our sound quality suffered last episode.

In the news, the Burning Crusade Classic beta is live and sign ups are available through battle.net. Also, players donated over $500,000 to Doctors Without Borders, so the Bananas charity pet is now available to everyone. If the community can hit another $500,000 they will unlock the sloth pet. And finally, Activision-Blizzard announced that Armin Zerzo is the new CFO.

Thanks to Demeternoth and Cy for answering our question of the week! Next week's question is What would it take for you to quit WoW?

Finally, we look back at episode #81 when everyone was sick and we were in the midst of Legion.

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181 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-181-is-wow-in-danger Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:00:59 -0400 5177 no
#180: The Problem with Pugging The Problem with Pugging Nick stares into the void that is the problems with pugging and comes back with an answer. Also, Harv doesn't like the Maw and Rei needs to be more like John Madden. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-problem-with-pugging
Nick talks about recent chatter about people hating Mythic+, and goes into how the problem is that Mythic+ is not designed for PUGs, but people keep pugging it anyway and then complaining that the experience is sub-optimal. He talks about how this isn't strictly a game design problem, but Blizzard has to figure out how to make sure their game is used in the way it is intended. He goes on to talk about how this doesn't help with the perception of sub-optimal specs and Covenenant choices, and suggests Blizzard should field a world first raid team entirely made up of the worst performing specs, so players can see that any class can be viable.

In the news, May 18th may be when the Burning Crusade Classic Pre-Patch is coming. For retail, Blizzard issued a statement clarifying the Valor points cap, which Harv and Eric agree means they need to simplify some of these systems. Blizzard removed some boosted Chinese guilds from the Hall of Fame for Castle Nathria after they were caught using RMT. Also, the secret battle pet Courage was finally discovered. And Blizzard is hiring for an unannounced project.

This week's question of the week is if you pug and how do you think the experience could be better?

Finally, Nick looks back 100 episodes ago at episode #80.

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180 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-180-the-problem-with-pugging Wed, 17 Mar 2021 01:15:34 -0400 3434 no
#179: The Patch 9.0.5 Quiz (feat. Matt) The Patch 9.0.5 Quiz (feat. Matt) Matt from OoCS joins us to talk about BlizzConline and take the Patch 9.0.5 quiz! How did you do? Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-patch-9-0-5-quiz-feat-matt
Rei, meanwhile, has been unable to get the Love Rocket from Love is in the Air this year. She talks about WoWAnalyzer and that leads to a discussion of improving yourself in comparison to a perfect metric. Nick says that you just need to get good enough to kill the boss, but Matt says that you can't know how your raid is going to perform around you so you need to be as close to 100% optimal as possible, and Nick agrees, saying that you can't know what % is needed until you have the boss on farm and can look back at the fight in hindsight. Eric talks about focusing on heroic and being stuck on Lady Inerva in Castle Nathria. The biggest hurdle lately has been the availabilty of the raid team and the effect that swapping roles has on their performance.

This week's question of the week is what are you looking forward to most in Patch 9.0.5?

Next, we take the Patch 9.0.5 quiz, as it is now a release candidate on the PTR. They talk about the mount that is coming, as well as valor points and possible changes to the Rhinestone Sunglasses. Let us know how you did!

Finally, we look back at episode #79 when Patch 7.2.5 was on its way.

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179 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-179-the-patch-905-quiz-feat-matt Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:25:09 -0500 4188 no
The Mash Those Buttons Show #41: The BlizzConline Recap Show The BlizzConline Recap Show The Mash Those Buttons family comes together to recap the highs and lows of BlizzConline. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/the-mash-those-buttons-show/the-blizzconline-recap-show-2


This week Nick is joined by hosts from WoW! Talk!, Warcraft Reloaded, The Tauren & the Goblin, and Push the Point to discuss BlizzConline that happened this weekend. Nick kicks off the main panel with Rei and Eric from WoW! Talk! And Kurabara from Dropping Spicy and Clan of Three.

The panel starts by discussing their impressions of BlizzConline. Eric mentions that he liked the interface and how easy it was to watch the panels on YouTube, while Kurabara complains about having to choose between panels. Nick mentions that Blizzard could have stretched this out over a week and not had to program against themselves. Then they talk about the Blizzard Arcade announcement, and Eric shares his experience playing Rock ‘N Roll Racing.

Bob, Mel, and CognitivePit from Overwatch discuss the Burning Crusade Classic announcement. They talk about blood elves and draenai being made available in the pre-patch so players can get a jump on getting to max level. They also talk about the attention Classic got as they were the first franchise featured after Brack’s introduction and even had developers present for the WoW Dev Q&A. They also look at how the character copying will work when transitioning from Classic to Burning Crusade.

The main panel discusses the World of Warcraft Chains of Domination content update. Eric is excited for the new raid. Rei has questions about the cinematic. They talk about flying coming and the updates to the covenant campaigns.

Katie from the The Tauren & the Goblin joins Nick to talk about the Patch 9.1 cinematic in detail. Katie is hyped up for the lore implications. Nick was underwhelmed at first. They debate if Anduin is playing the situation properly but they are looking forward to seeing what happens to Sylvanas next.

The panel reviews some of the other presentations from BlizzConline. They talk about the debut of the Wandering Ancient mount. Nick praises Andrea Toyias and her work on the Voice actor panels.

They also talk briefly about the Hearthstone expansion announcement. Eric is excited for Diablo II Resurrected crossplay. Nick liked the rogue video for Diablo IV and appreciated the focus on the ears.

Jarret joins Ramses and Lobosco from Push the Point to discuss the Overwatch 2 Behind the Scenes panel which revealed what to expect with Overwatch 2 PVE. They also discussed the lack of announcements regarding PvP in Overwatch 2.

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In the news, Lucky Yun is a golden Ox mount for the Lunar New Year. It is available on the mount store or with a 6-month subscription, and the gang rehashes the arguments against including mounts with the subscription.

Valor Points are returning in Patch 9.0.5. They will only be available in Mythic + content and the gang talks about PVE gearing in Shadowlands.

The BlizzConline schedule was released. Nick talks about how there's a wasted channel that Blizzard could be using to put up more content. He also talks about how because it has been pre-recorded, it will be very seamless in the transitions and well scheduled. He complains that Blizzard had the chance to make BlizzConline a truly online experience by having everyone in an online space together but they missed the chance. Then he shares his theory that Thrall is going to die based off the odd Evolution of Thrall panel that doesn't include Chris Metzen.

Our question of the week is What did you enjoy most about BlizzConline?

Finally, we look back at WoW! Talk! #78 and talk about oversaving resources and some old April Fool's Jokes.

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178 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-178-torghast-valid-valor-points-and-the-blizzconline-schedule Wed, 17 Feb 2021 00:00:14 -0500 3998 no
#177: BlizzConline is Coming! BlizzConline is Coming! BlizzConline is now almost 2 weeks away and the gang is starting to feel the hype! Also, more talk about Torghast and Castle Nathria and a consideration of the Celebration Collection. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/blizzconline-is-coming
In the news, Blizzard has officially starting hyping BlizzConline. Nick reviews some of the information announced, including that on 2/19 there will be six three hour streams starting at 2 pm PST. On 2/20, there will be multiple streams starting at 12:00 pm focusing on the Community. The gang considers what those six streams could be on the first day, given that Starcraft probably won't justify a full streams of its own, if at all.

They also review the Celebration Collection which, at various tiers, allows players to purchase a mount, a pet, and game time for WoW, in addition to items for other games. Nick says that if you only play WoW, the Epic Edition probably is not worth it.

They also briefly mention that Vicarious Visions was absorbed into Blizzard. Also, they quickly go over the Diversity hire issue between the AFL-CIO and Activision-Blizzard, with Nick pointing out that Blizzard generally has a fairly diverse employee base.

Next week's question of the week is What are you looking forward to at BlizzConline?

Finally, they look back at episode #77 when Nick observed that he cares more about his character's ilvl than he does his own lawn.

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177 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-177-blizzconline-is-coming Wed, 03 Feb 2021 04:20:33 -0500 3803 no
#176: On Torghast, the Maw, & 9.1 Speculation On Torghast, the Maw, & 9.1 Speculation This week we consider when 9.1 may be coming, talk about what we like to yell in combat, and Harv hates the Maw. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/on-torghast-the-maw-9-1-speculation
Eric, meanwhile, is excited OoCS got a full normal raid clear of Castle Nathria. They are also three bosses in on Heroic. He was working with a new tank in the guild. He also ran Torghast and talks about the Twisting Corridors. He did not like the Beasts of Prodigum event because he would rather feel overpowered than have a companion beast that he is powering up. He likes the ability that lets his Death Knight radiate death coils.

Harv has been playing lots of AFK RPG's on mobile and wonders why Blizzard doesn't have one. He has been doing the Maw for his campaign quests and hates it. He wishes the flight whistle worked again, and everyone agrees.

Nick was on the Con Before the Storm Shadowlands 2 panel. He talks about getting into an argument about Covenant abilities.

In the news, Redditors have been using toys on nodes to confuse bots, Blizzard changed their policy towards accounts hawking dungeon and raid runs, and PC Gamer had a brief interview with Ion Hazzikostas that has led to much speculation about when Patch 9.1 may be coming. Also, Ghostcrawler is tweeting again, Battle.net was updated, and Activision Blizzard donates to charity.

Last week's question of the week was what characters would you like to meet in Torghast to recrcuit for your mission table. This week's question is What do you like to yell (in game or in your head) or emote when using your abilities? Send us your answers to wowtalk@mash.gg or @wowtalkmtb on twitter.

Finally, we look back at WoW! Talk! #76 when the megadungeon Karazhan had just gone live and Nick was grinding for the Falcosaur mount. Everyone gets into a discussion about when to say gratz in chat.

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176 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-176-on-torghast-the-maw-91-speculation Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:00:36 -0500 4046 no
#175: Croman the Barbarian and Leeroy Jenkins Croman the Barbarian and Leeroy Jenkins Eric found Croman the Barbarian in Torghast and Nick found Leeroy Jenkins in an unexpected place. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/croman-the-barbarian-and-leeroy-jenkins


Nick, Rei, Eric, and Harv are all back in this new year to talk about what's going on in World of Warcraft. First, Rei talks about how other people in her raid are not doing their preparation so she finds herself needing to do everything. She's using a profession add-on to track who can make what, and that is not working lately. Also, people are trying to bring alts in to the main progression raid, which is hampering their progress. Then she and Harv get into a discussion of how to play a hunter since Rei has been playing a hunter alt. Additionally, she mentions that warlock healthstones have been nerfed as they cannot be brought into Mythic + instances; they must be created in the instance by the warlock, as people were getting them from warlocks and then bringing stone into the instance.

Eric found Croman the Barbarian in Torghast and now has him as a follower. Also, Order of Corrupted Souls was able to get through four more normal bosses to put them up to Sire Denathrius in Castle Nathria. Harv, meanwhile, still has not been playing much so he reviews how to use misdirect properly for Rei's benefit and briefly asks about the Great Vault.

In the news, Complexity Limit won the world first race for Mythic Castle Nathria on December 23rd. Blizzard Cosplayer Jarod Nandin passed away from COVID-19 complications, and we extend our condolences to his family and friends. Blizzard announced World of Warcraft: Exploring Azeroth by Christie Golden. And Leeroy Jenkins made a cameo in the Politico Playbook this week.

Our question of the week is which Warcraft character would you like to find as a mission table follower in Torghast?

FInally, Nick looks back at episode 75 which featured talk about Nighthold and Heroes of the Storm.

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175 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-175-croman-the-barbarian-and-leeroy-jenkins Wed, 06 Jan 2021 00:00:27 -0500 3459 no
#174: More Shadowlands and 2020 Thoughts (feat. Cognitive Pit) More Shadowlands and 2020 Thoughts (feat. Cognitive Pit) Cognitive Pit from Warcraft Reloaded is here to close out 2020 with thoughts on Shadowlands and a brief look back at 2020! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/more-shadowlands-and-2020-thoughts-feat-cognitive-pit


Ryan aka Cognitive Pit from Warcraft Reloaded is here to join Nick, Rei, Eric, and Harv in talking about Shadowlands and looking back at 2020! Ryan talks about his time in the Maw and gets into a discussion with Nick about mounting in the Maw. This leads to a discussion of Torghast and how the nerfs affected everyone, and how there is more Torghast coming soon. They also talk about flight and how it is so different being able to fly around in retail than it is having to walk everywhere in classic. Ryan mentions that he joined the Night Fae and Kyrian covenants on his characters.

Rei then talks about how she needs a dropdown menu to be able to choose the right food for her priest when she runs out of mana in mythic+ dungeons. She and Eric have been raiding Castle Nathria as well, and have five bosses down, as they are currently working on the Council. Ryan mentions that he is tanking for his guild and they beat Denathrius. They all discuss their favorite fights in Castle Nathria. Rei starts a discussion about different tools to use to track your progress, including Wipefest and Warcraft logs. Harv, meanwhile, hasn't been on much to raid and has only managed to join the Night Fae covenant. Eric then talks more about his time in the Maw.

Next, the gang takes a look back at 2020, and how it was mostly spent in Ny'alotha through the content drought. They compare it to Siege of Orgrimmar. Ryan talks about the year in WoW Classic and how it was busy with Blackwing Lair coming out early this year and then the Ahn'Qiraj event and now Naxxramas keeping everyone occupied. Nick asks some questions about if the content will burn people out.

Next, they review the question of the week. Last week's question was "What Shadowlands zone is your favorite?" This week's question is "What are you looking forward to in WoW in 2021?" The gang talks about having a year of Shadowlands patches plus Burning Crusade in Classic, so 2021 is looking promising!

Finally, Nick looks back at WoW! Talk! #74, when the race for world first Nighthold was going on.

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]]> 174 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-174-more-shadowlands-and-2020-thoughts-feat-cognitive-pit Thu, 24 Dec 2020 14:35:45 -0500 4244 no #173: Shadowlands Impressions (feat. Kurabara) Shadowlands Impressions (feat. Kurabara) Kurabara from Dropping Spicy and Clan of Three drops by to talk about our Shadowlands impressions! Good luck dodging the carriages in Revendreth! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/shadowlands-impressions-feat-kurabara


This week Nick, Rei, Eric, and Harv are joined by Kurabara from Dropping Spicy and Clan of Three. Together, the five of them chat about their initial Shadowlands reactions. Harv admits he hasn't been playing much lately because of real life but he at least got to level 60. Other than Nick, everyone else has reached max level on at least two characters. Harv admits that he wants flying already. Rei meanwhile has been focusing on leveling up her enchanting and Eric is working on blacksmithing. The group then talks about the rate of leveling since everyone seems to either have hit 60 or be on their way to hitting 60 with no problem. Rei and Eric talk about the carriages in Revendreth that need to be dodged, and apparently no one likes Revendreth. Rei, Eric, and Kurabara then talk about Torghast and how its much easier to run in a group. Eric discusses a strategy he has used where he can mind control mawrats and then have them spawn additional mawrats and then send them at a mob and have them all explode as a massive bomb. Rei then talks about her preparation for Castle Nathria as that opens this week.

The gang briefly discusses the Threads of Fate leveling option, and Nick mentions some changes Blizzard is making to it to make leveling alts easier. Blizzard also hotfixed some issues with grouping and phasing. The metacritic score for Shadowlands is low. Wowranks.io is a new site tracking the statistics for Covenant choices.

The gang then goes over last week's question of the week about songs for your Shadowlands playlist. This week, they ask which of the zones is your favorite? Let us know!

Finally, Nick looks back at episode #73 when the Nighthold Raid had just opened.

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173 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-173-shadowlands-impressions-feat-kurabara Wed, 09 Dec 2020 01:07:07 -0500 3944 no
#172: Farewell Battle for Azeroth, Hello Shadowlands! Farewell Battle for Azeroth, Hello Shadowlands! We say farewell to Battle for Azeroth and Welcome Shadowlands as we look back on one of Blizzard's more polarizing expansions. Also, we talk about the new cinematics and discuss borrowed power. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/farewell-battle-for-azeroth-hello-shadowlands


Nick, Rei, Eric, and Harv are back to look back at Battle for Azeroth and prepare to enter the Shadowlands! But first, Rei talks about running Mythic Battle of Dazar'Alor and how listener and Mash Those Buttons family member Kurabara has joined Order of Corrupted Souls. Nick tries to list all of the games Kurabara plays and it is a lot. She has also been running Alterac Valley (Korrak's Revenge) for the ram mount. Eric, meanwhile, has been running Alterac Valley as a druid and having fun trying to stealth attack people, even if it doesn't always work. Harv also enjoyed Mythic Dazar'Alor.

Nick brings up that this is the final hours of Battle for Azeroth and asks everyone to reflect back. Harv rates it low, around Warlords of Draenor levels, and goes off on a tangent about Warlords and Legion trying to compare them. Shackles in the chat brings up the concept of Borrowed Power and Nick argues back with him about whether that is good for the game or not. Nick ultimately argues that something must be done, and Rei suggests a Guild Wars model of restricting the number of active abilities a player can choose. Eventually, everyone agrees they are glad Battle for Azeroth is ending, and while it wasn't anyone's favorite expansion, it wasn't completely hated.

In the news, Blizzard posted an Engineer's Workshop about the new customization features that are available. Also, a new cinematic "Beyond the Veil" was released to hype Shadowlands. Additionally there is a new short story "We Ride Forth" about the Four Horseman raised during the Death Knight campaign in Legion, and how they prepare to face Bolvar. Finally, Blizzard released lo-fi remixes of the zone music from Shadowlands.

Last week's question of the week was What Covenant you are joining, and Kurabara answered. This week, we ask what songs about Death would you put on your Shadowlands playlist?

Finally, we look back at episode #72, which was our first patch quiz, in preparation for patch 7.1.5.

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]]> 172 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-172-farewell-battle-for-azeroth-hello-shadowlands Mon, 23 Nov 2020 04:17:02 -0500 3852 no #171: Release Date Drama, Multiboxers, and Cow! Talk! Release Date Drama, Multiboxers, and Cow! Talk! We consider the issues around the new Shadowlands release date. Also, Blizzard finally acts against multi-boxers. We also discuss covenants and ... cows??? Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/release-date-drama-multiboxers-and-cow-talk


Nick, Rei, Eric, and Harv are back to talk about the latest goings on in the World of Warcraft! First, Rei talks about raiding with podcast listener Ramius and then discusses how the end of expansion raiding will work leading into Shadowlands. Nick then asks her about her covenant of choice. Eric then talks about leveling his warlock which leads to a chat about how warlock has performed and when the best time to play warlock was. Harv then chimes in with his issues trying to uninstall the beta that lead to him completely uninstalling and reinstalling all of his WoW install, and how he had 47 add-ons that he lost. (Although he doesn't need to reinstall all of them.)

Harv then mentions how he was upset by the new Shadowlands release date of 11/23 since that is a bad week for him to play. Nick then goes into some comments that Adam from DBM and Ion made on twitter about how Blizzard isn't entirely happy with the release date either but really it was the only option for them to release it. Nick admits that prior speculation about Blizzard trying to get people to remember the company of old was incorrect and unfounded. They also talk about the Castle Nathria release date on 12/8.

In the news, AMD featured WoW in a Radeon RX 6000 demo video. Shadowlands pre-sales are the highest of any WoW expansion, and could bode well for sales of the expansion itself. The WoW 16th anniversary celebration is going on now, with mostly a repeat of events from last year. And Blizzard announced that they will no longer allow players to use input-mirroring software that enables multi-boxing.

In other Blizzard news, Activision-Blizzard needs to hire about 2,000 people across various franchises. The World of Warcraft: Comic Collection Volume One is on sale and Steve Danuser solved a possible lore retcon that irritates Nick. BlizzConLine will be free. And David Kim has moved from Diablo IV to Principal Game Designer for WoW.

Our question(s) of the week for next week are: What Covenant are you choosing? and Have you see a cow?

Looking back at episode #71, we review or memories of 2016 and look at some predictions made for 2017.

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]]> 171 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-171-release-date-drama-multiboxers-and-cow-talk Wed, 11 Nov 2020 20:22:16 -0500 4203 no #170: WoW! Pre-Patch Thoughts! WoW! Pre-Patch Thoughts! The pre-patch is here! Rei and Eric are trying to fit all their abilities on their bars! Harv is excited corruption is gone! And Nick is looking forward to going back to Legion! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/wow-pre-patch-thoughts


The gang is back to talk about all the excitement of Patch 9.0 finally going live! Rei talks about struggling to get her Grid add-on working with the new patch and also trying to fit all her abilities into her action bars. She also talks about raiding and wiping as people were adjusting to their class changes. Harv laughs that he didn't wipe because he focused on getting his DPS in now that corruption was gone. Eric was super excited over the unpruning of various abilities and was excited to have Chains of Ice back. He talks about raiding Vexionia and making a mistake because he was figuring out how to work all his returned abilities into his rotation. Harv is excited that corruption is gone and mentions that he transmogged his hunter weapon to Thas'dorah, the Marksman artifact from Legion.

Nick also transmogged to use Thas'dorah as his weapon and talks about many of the character customization changes that were available in the barbershop, since he was the only one that went there. He also talked about how being able to use his legion artifacts has driven him back to Legion content to run old dungeons and work on his Balance of Power questline. The gang then discusses the old specializations and how unviable it was to have point in talents across multiple specs. Nick then mentions that he completed the Mecha-Done Achievement but it still working on unlocking the Junkyard title for the next few months, going into March.

In the news, after wishing everyone at Blizzard safety with the fires burning around Irvine, they talk about Blizzard working to make the game play on older GPUs, Blizzcon 2020's date finally being announced, the Sprite Darter Wings, and a new Thrall statue that costs $600.

Next week's question of the week is What do you think of the Thrall statue?

Finally, they look back at episode #70, when Dave Kosak left for the Hearthstone team, which is funny because while recording Dave Kosak announced he was leaving Blizzard.

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]]> 170 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-170-wow-pre-patch-thoughts Wed, 28 Oct 2020 18:26:17 -0400 3576 no #169: Before the Pre-Patch (feat. Mel) Before the Pre-Patch (feat. Mel) Mel from Warcraft Reloaded joins us as we wait for pre-patch talking more about the Shadowlands delay and Blizzard closing the Versailles office. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/before-the-pre-patch-feat-mel


Mel from Warcraft Reloaded is here to join us to talk a little about classic as we (at the time) wait for Patch 9.0 to drop on Tuesday. First, Rei talks about pugging and how people don't always listen and the struggles that can cause. Eric, meanwhile, caught the coronavirus, and raided (and recorded episode #168!) while infected. He was sluggish and so they didn't run the usual content but he made it through. Then they ran Ulduar and he got Mimiron's Head to drop! Harv talks about how he is upset about Shadowlands being delayed because he had to reschedule some time off and he probably won't be able to get vacation time at launch now, whenever that might be. He also expresses joy that corruption is going away in the pre-patch.

Mel talks about playing in Classic and running the various old raids. She also talks about how she was recruited on to Warcraft Reloaded by Bob.

In the news, the are reports of WoW Classic players tracking women's relationship status in a spreadsheet. Don't be creepy and don't do that.

In retail news, Kaivax posted a developer update about improving the Maw and Conduits as a focus of the delay. Covenant Abilities were restricted to work only in Shadowlands, but that has been reverted and they will work anywhere. Kellen Goff has temporarily taken over for Chris Metzen to voice Thrall. And Battle for Azeroth is now included in the base game subscription.

In other news, Activision-Blizzard has announced that they are closing the Versailles office and laying everyone off. This hits Nick particularly rough. And a Blizzard novel and manga Humble Bundle is available with a bunch of stories that is worth checking out!

Our question of the week was What are you looking forward to in the pre-patch? Our next question is "How are you enjoying the Pre-patch?"

Finally, we look back at episode #69 when Legion Legendaries were a problem.

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]]> 169 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-169-before-the-pre-patch-feat-mel Fri, 16 Oct 2020 17:15:47 -0400 3854 no #168: Shadowlands Delayed and The Patch 9.0 Quiz Shadowlands Delayed and The Patch 9.0 Quiz We don't know when the patch is coming (or at least we didn't when we recorded) but come take the Patch 9.0 Quiz with us and see if you're ready the Shadowlands pre-patch! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/shadowlands-delayed-and-the-patch-9-0-quiz


*After recording the main episode the announcement was made the Shadowlands has been delayed. We recorded a segment on that and put it at the front of the show.

Nick, Rei, Eric, and Harv are back to talk about the impending release of Patch 9.0, except that we don't know when it is coming out. Nick talks about how he expected the patch to be last week or this week, but there is still no announcement from Blizzard, so he assumes next week on 10/6, but it could even be 10/13 at this point, although that would be very late. He also talks about how the Khadgar server was messed up during its server merge and that could be the reason why.

Rei and Eric, meanwhile have been pugging as usual. Rei talks about pugging with a tank, and Harv shares that he does not enjoy tanking and really only enjoys DPS. Eric mentions that some guildies brought some friends along to give them a larger than normal group and they had fun. Eric then talks about playing on the beta and choosing a covenant since he was unable to get into Torghast.

Harv, meanwhile, is working on getting stuff done before the end of Battle for Azeroth. He is working on earning corrupted momentos for his mount and so he's chain running horrific visions. He also is looking foward to finishing up the quests for the bee mount.

In the news, Blizzard adjusted the mythic+ loot table to be lower than below Heroic Raid gear. Blizzard also released a character customization preview. They also provided some information on a situation where certain crafted gear from Warlords of Draenor was becoming unavailable. BlizzConline was announced for February 19th and 20th. Finally, Mike Morhaime and a bunch of ex-Blizzard developers have formed two new game studios under the parent company DreamHaven.

Last week's question of the week was about what mount people voted for. The Ancient Tree won but respondents loved the Caterpillar mount. This week's question of the week is What are you most looking forward to in Patch 9.0? Let us know at @wowtalkmtb or wowtalk@mash.gg!

Finally, it is time for the Patch 9.0 quiz! Play along and see if you can beat Rei, Eric, and Harv in your knowledge of what is in the pre-patch!

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]]> 168 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-168-shadowlands-delayed-and-the-patch-90-quiz Fri, 02 Oct 2020 03:47:56 -0400 5363 no #167: Pull the Cord, Fun with Pugging, and Caterpillar Mounts Pull the Cord, Fun with Pugging, and Caterpillar Mounts Harv is playing again! Nick has thoughts on the covenant situation. Rei's playing with friends and Eric is checking out the beta. Plus the gang disagrees on which mount to vote for! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/pull-the-cord-fun-with-pugging-and-caterpillar-mounts


Nick, Rei, Eric, and Harv are all here to talk about what's been going on in the World of Warcraft! But first, Rei starts off by talking about playing with her friends. This leads to a discussion comparing how quickly various dungeons could be run. Rei also talks about running Torghast in the beta, and then gets into some of the fun they had pugging, and everyone gets into a discussion about bringing alts with raid experience versus mains with no raid experience. Eric also played a little on the beta and raided on an undergeared demon hunter. Harv, meanwhile, is back playing WoW with a vengeance. He's been running on his demon hunter and checking out Bastion in the beta. He also doesn't like how his void elf looks running backwards. Nick talks about the recent Pull the Cord movement that has been encouraging Blizzard to remove covenant abilities from the covenants. He thinks everything will be okay and if people will be fine if they play what they want.

In the news, Blizzard rolled back the requirements for playing WoW off an SSD. Nick installed an SSD computer so now he can be as up to date as everyone else. Then an argument ensues as Blizzard is letting players vote for one of five mounts for everyone to get for free. Let us know what mount you're voting for at wowtalk@mash.gg! Slimesaber is the right answer! Nick also goes over Ion's recent developer blogpost talking about the incoming patches and PVP itemization and more. Also, some spells are being taken off the GCD and leatherworking drums are being nerfed. Additionally, the secret pet Jenafur was finally found in Karazhan. In general Activision news, Activision-Blizzard has a new EMEA boss.

Nick reads a listener email about his Garrosh rant from last week.

Nick then looks back at episode #67, from before Blizzcon 2016.

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#166: On Pugging and Profanities On Pugging and Profanities Rei is pugging and playing with friends, Eric hates groupfinder, Harv is busy, and Nick and his kid are fine with censorship. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/on-pugging-and-profanities


The gang is back to talk about all the latest goings on in WoW! But first, we have a release date! Shadowlands will be here on 10/27 (or 10/26 if you're West of Greenwich Mean Time.) Let the hype train commence!

Rei starts by talking about pugging that leads to a discussion of warlock class changes over the years. This leads to Eric and Harv talking about when to use Timewarp. Rei also talks about helping to level a friend before Shadowlands changes everything. Eric goes back to talking about pugs and mentions that the guild struggles to pug with foreign players because of the language difference. Thus, Eric hates groupfinder. Harv, meanwhile, has been too busy to play.

Nick goes off on a rant about how people were upset that Blizzard is removing Garrosh calling Sylvanas a bitch. Nick talks about how Steve Danuser defending the decision citing a developer who was playing the game with his kid. Nick then talks about how he plays the game with his kid, and the decision makes sense so he stands by it. He gets sidetracked citing a terrible PCGames article about WoW deleting its history.

In the news, Blizzard put up a blog post about the tech used to support the Classic Gates of Ahn'Qiraj event. There is also a chart from reddit that summarizes the Covenant Dungeon bonuses. Blizzard is updating the Companion App for Shadowlands. In Castle Nathria, weapons will not drop, weapon tokens will drop instead. Blizzard also posted a blog post about Ray-Tracing being brought into Shadowlands. Also, the minimum specs for Shadowlands have been announced and it will require an SSD to play. The pre-patch could hit as early as September 22nd. And also, Blizzard released a new Arthas statue, which leads to Nick speculating that Arthas will have an important role in Shadowlands.

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]]> 166 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-166-on-pugging-and-profanities Wed, 02 Sep 2020 16:02:57 -0400 4037 no #165: On Classic and Beta On Classic and Beta Steelwolf from Warcraft Reloaded joins the gang to talk about the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj while Rei and Eric are enjoying the beta. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/on-classic-and-beta


Max aka Steelwolf from Warcraft Reloaded is here with us today as we talk about recent events in Classic.

But first, Rei, Eric, and Harv are now in the beta! Rei and Eric have been playing and Eric is enjoying the return of long lost abilities. He also enjoyed clearing out his bagspace after copying his character over. Rei, meanwhile, has been tanking on retail.

Steelwolf and Harv, meanwhile, participated in the opening of the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj on classic. Harv made sure to get his Scarab Lord title, while Steelwolf slept through it. They also talked about how on the Sulfuras server, some guilds got banned for griefing and then were blocked from completing the quest because people were killing everyone in Silithus, including the innkeeper. Nick mentions a server where the alliance and horde got layered apart. Harv talked about getting 1 fps at times. Overall, the event sounds like it went about as well as could be expected.

Steelwolf talks a bit about recording Warcraft Reloaded.

In the news, Reckful has an NPC in Shadowlands. Nick is excited for new hunter pets, and Steelwolf has questions about Pet Battles. The Shadowlands pre-patch is out, which would be consistent with a mid-October patch date followed by a mid-November expansion launch. Also, there is community drama over a new toy in Shadowlands, the Mirror of Envious Dreams, which gives the user the appearance of tier 3 gear seemingly endlessly. Finally, Blizzard employees have submitted demands to management for fair pay.

Last week's question of the week was "What are you doing in game?" Thanks to Kurabara, Ali, Frazley, and Felblades for answering. This week, we want to know what other games are you playing other than WoW? Rei is playing Animal Crossing, Eric enjoys Death Stranding, Harv loves Star Trek, Steelwolf is into retro-gaming, and Nick touts Arcade Spirits. Let us know what you're playing on discord or twitter or by email!

Finally, we look back at episode #65, when everyone finally got to raid and run dungeons in Legion.

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]]> 165 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-165-on-classic-and-beta Thu, 20 Aug 2020 01:00:23 -0400 4802 no #164: Content Lulls, Xbox Series X Theories, and Blizzard Ain't Paying Enough Content Lulls, Xbox Series X Theories, and Blizzard Ain't Paying Enough Harv may sleep through raid but the puggers are what's stressing Eric. Rei also talks about puggers while Nick speculates on Shadowlands on the XBox. And Blizzard salaries are reported to be low. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/content-lulls-xbox-series-x-theories-and-blizzard-aint-paying-enough


Nick, Rei, Eric, and Harv are here to talk about all things World of Warcraft! Eric is in the beta, but he hasn't played much. He comments briefly on playing a mage in Exile's Reach, the new starting experience. This leads to a discussion of bag space.

Harv has been playing classic and poked around the Ahn'Qiraj events. He still has aspirations of getting the Scarab Lord title. He also slept through raid last week.

Rei has running with several pugs lately. She, Eric and Harv review their performance, and Eric gets stressed out. They talk about pugging at the end of an expansion and compare BfA to other recent lenghty content lulls. Harv shares a story where he stacked acceleration on Thok back in Mists.

Nick considers the recent rumors of World of Warcraft coming to the Xbox. While he doesn't believe them, he speculates that we may not get a launchdate for Shadowlands until the Xbox launchdate is announced, as perhaps Shadowlands would be a launch title. He also considers that WoW may not be explicitly coming to Xbox, but with Xbox gamespass allowing Xbox games to play on your pc, maybe it can also allow pc games to play on your XBox.

In the news, major changes to Pet Battles are on the Shadowlands beta. Also, the Blizzard Gear store has a Vol'jin statue.

And in late breaking news, Jason Schreier at Bloomberg News released a report that Blizzard underpays its employees. Nick looks over the report and says Blizzard probably should pay more but needs more information.

Our question of the week is What are you doing (or not doing) in World of Warcraft?

Finally, we look back at episode #64 in the aftermath of everyone hitting 110 in Legion and Chris Metzen stepping away from Blizzard.

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164 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-164-content-lulls-xbox-series-x-theories-and-blizzard-aint-paying-enough Wed, 05 Aug 2020 23:05:36 -0400 4455 no
#163: On Classic w/ Blazzin Bob On Classic w/ Blazzin Bob Bob from Warcraft Reloaded is here to talk all about what's going on in classic. Also, we talk about mounts and Nick has more thoughts about Blizzcon. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/on-classic-w-blazzin-bob


Blazzin Bob, formerly of Watchpoint Radio and OWL Recap, joins us to talk about his new show Warcraft Reloaded! But first, Nick, Rei, Eric, and Harv are here to talk about what's going on in WoW. Rei got two BoE's at once and also has been tanking on an alt while Eric dps's. This leads to Bob and Eric chatting about tanking, and Nick asks about swap mechanics in classic. Eric then talks about getting into the beta and everyone raves about the enormous number of customizations that will be available in Shadowlands. Nick watched the Devolver Digital Expo and talks about how Blizzard should use the inspiration of Devolverland to make Blizzcon a virtual experience on the back of their MMO technology.

Bob talks about launching Warcraft Reloaded and his passion for WoW Classic. He talks about how he met his co-hosts Steelwolf and Cognitive Pit. He talks about missing dual spec and having to choose between raiding or PVP'ing. He and Nick reminisce about drain tanking as a warlock. He talks about the upcoming Ahn'Qiraj patch and the preparations players are already undertaking for it.

In the news, the Steamscale Incinerator mount is available with a six-month gametime subscription, or for $25 in the store. Blizzard is dropping the store fee for changing your character's gender; that will now be available as a feature at the barbershop when Shadowlands launches. Also, in Shadowlands, Gladiator mounts will be account-wide instead of character specific.

Finally, the gang takes a look back at episode #63, when Legion finally went live.

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163 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-163-on-classic-w-blazzin-bob Wed, 22 Jul 2020 11:09:34 -0400 3996 no
#162: The Community and the Livestream The Community and the Livestream Nick discusses the state of the community and then the gang dives into the Livestream info! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-community-and-the-livestream
Rei, Harv, and Eric haven't been doing too much in game beyond raiding. Nick talks at length about the recent spate of sexual assault and harassment accusations that have rocked the WoW Community, including what appears to be the downfall of Method. Nick suggests that this is a good year for Blizzcon to skip as it allows the community greater time to heal.

In the news, the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj are being tested in WoW Classic and the patch will be going live soon.

Nick stumbles through trying to describe the faster Legendary Cloak upgrades that have been implemented in the game. He also mentions that new realm connections are coming, though no actual realms have been announced yet.

Also, pre-orders for Small World of Warcraft are now available.

Through PODCAST MAGIC we then jump ahead to a discussion of Wednesday's live stream. Nick and Harv speculate on when the game could release. Nick appreciates the Collector's Edition but laments the $120 price tag. Nick runs through the features for Eric including beta starting next week, the new Covenant information like Soulbinds and Conduits, The Sanctum where you'll get improved mission tables and special activities, and the Theatre of Pain dungeon. Harv points out that Torghast will allow for unlimited runs. Overall the beta is shaping up nicely.

Finally, we look back at episode #62, when Legion was about to launch.

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162 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-162-the-community-and-the-livestream Fri, 10 Jul 2020 00:39:34 -0400 3381 no
#161: Destiny 2 vs WoW Destiny 2 vs WoW Its that time of expansion when everyone's taking a break from WoW so lets compare it with another MMO that's been going through some changes lately -- Destiny 2. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/destiny-2-vs-wow


This week the gang is here to talk about the latest WoW news and more! But first, everyone talks about how they haven't had much time to play WoW lately. Rei is tired, Eric is IRL busy, and Harv just moved. Even Nick has been checking out other games. Instead, Nick talks about the recent Destiny 2 expansion announcement and compares Destiny 2's development to WoW. In particular, he talks about how they are sunsetting old content to a vault, and tries to imagine how Blizzard would handle such a thing if they did. Harv and Eric agree that WoW should never do such a thing. Nick also talks about his experience in a game like Destiny where, as a casual player, he doesn't know quite what's going on as well as he does in WoW where he is an expert, and discusses how its important to remember there are people playing WoW who don't know what is going on in this game.

In WoW Classic news, Blizzard is testing the opening of the gates of Ahn'Qiraj on the PTR. Nick talks about whether they are going to implement the resource grind the same as in vanilla, or if they are going to up the required numbers since people have already been hoarding resources, so the experience would not be the same as it was in 2005. Also, Blizzard banned 74,000 accounts in WoW Classic for botting, and Eric is surprised.

In retail, the Maldraxxus zone preview is up, and the zone is open in the alpha. Also, Blizzard is limiting the rate of transactions players can make on the Auction House in response to heavy usage by add-ons. Weekly Timewalking will be a thing for the next five weeks, and Nick thinks it should stay around longer. And wowhead interviews Sebens, a mythic tank who plays without his hands.

Our Question of the Week is "What content from WoW that was removed do you miss most?"

Finally, we look back at episode #61 when Legion was imminent and we were getting ready for new content.

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161 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-161-destiny-2-vs-wow Wed, 24 Jun 2020 05:13:20 -0400 3646 no
#160: Cancellations and Bobby Kotick Cancellations and Bobby Kotick Blizzcon? Cancelled! The Shadowlands livestream? Cancelled! Bobby Kotick's tenure as Activision-Blizzard CEO? Not cancelled! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/cancellations-and-bobby-kotick #blacklivesmatter and look forward to a world that is truly equal for all.

Rei and Harv are TIRED this week! Rei starts off by talking about raiding but plenty of people aren't showing up and this is the point in the expansion where its okay to take a break. Eric was working on transmog for an alt, but did at least use his main for Vexiona. Harv is busy moving and hasn't played much outside of raid. Nick talks about running Torghast more on the alpha but even he's getting tired lately and can't run it as far as he'd like.

Nick then talks about Blizzcon being cancelled which everyone expected. They talk about the virtual event that will possibly happen in early 2021 and wonder if this could signal that Blizzcon will be in February every year going forward.

They also talk about the Shadowlands livestream scheduled for 6/9 being cancelled due to the protests. Nick mentions that it was not likely to be a zone preview and it must be introducing some new feature like possibly an auto-battler. Harv hopes for a date for the pre-patch.

Also in the news, Blood Elves and Void Elves have new customization features that will allow them to look like high elves among other things.

Nick and Harv take a moment to mourn the loss of wowtoken.info.

Nick looks at an article where Activision-Blizzard shareholders are calling for Bobby Kotick to step down as Activision-Blizzard CEO. Nick talks about Kotick's longevity and the fact that he continues to generate revenue. This leads to a discussion of how Blizzard's reverence for the latest protests clashes with their reluctance to support Hong Kong and Blitzchung, and has many people calling out the company for hypocrasy.

Our question of the week is "You have one Level Cap Boost -- What would you use it on?!"

Finally, we look back at episode #60. Nick and Harv get into it about the camera changes in the Legion pre-patch.

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160 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/cancellations-and-bobby-kotick Wed, 10 Jun 2020 09:33:09 -0400 3502 no
#159: On Leveling, Raiding, and the Arbiter On Leveling, Raiding, and the Arbiter Nick and Harv dig in on leveling while Rei and Eric focus on the struggles of raiding. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/on-leveling-raiding-and-the-arbiter


This week the gang is back to talk about what's been going on in WoW. First, Rei gets into how the guild did raid content out of order and messed up their plans for the week. They also ran Normal Nya'lotha with alts. Eric then chimes in to talk about how more raiding with more people leads to a better raiding experience, and in particular cites the Vexiona fight as having mechanics that are easier with more raiders. Rei then gets back to talking about how it is hard to reach out to people across various social media platforms.

Harv and Nick focus on leveling. Harv talks about how much easier leveling is in retail WoW, while he and Nick lament how difficult it is to level in WoW Classic. Nick is in the alpha and talks about trying to level through Warlords of Draenor content and how either it is not quite implemented or he is doing it wrong. He also talks about a test run for Torghast and otherwise trying to avoid main questing content in Shadowlands.

In the news, Blizzard is adding Corruption vendors to WoW. Also, Blizzard released a preview of Oribos, and Chinese players are begging Blizzard to fix the gold sellers in the Pacific realms.

The gang reviews answers to last week's question of the week, and this week, JoannaxBella in the chat asks, "You have one level cap boost - what would you use it on?"

Finally, Nick and Harv look back at WoW! Talk! #59.

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159 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-159-on-leveling-raiding-and-the-arbiter Wed, 27 May 2020 02:24:36 -0400 4312 no
#158: Our First Online Experiences Our First Online Experiences Rei has people missing raid, Eric got his sword, and Harv feels the drought, while Nick wants to know what was your first online game. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/our-first-online-experiences


The gang is back to talk about the latest World of Warcraft news! But first, Rei talks about raiding when people are out sick. She complains that people tend to miss raid in groups rather than one at a time, which is odd. Also, Order of Corrupted Souls defeated three bosses with alts, and they then resumed working on mythic +.

Eric talks about his new sword and the proc effect he is excited to have. He mentions that he is not as unhappy with Horrific Visions as he was.

Harv messed up on N'Zoth but what he did caused the second try to work better so it worked out for everyone. Also, he is feeling the content drought after rushing to get his reputations done with the Rajani and Uldum Accord.

Nick is excited to finally have run a Horrific Vision and have his cloak. But he also wants to talk about Mike Morhaime's recent comments about WoW losing some of its stickiness by making the game easier to play as a solo player. Ghostcrawler chimed in to point out that for many people, WoW was their first online game interacting with other people. Brack also commented that he thinks WoW has a good balance and looks at Classic and Modern WoW as one entity. This leads to a discussion of what everyone's first online experiences were and Nick talks about trying to balance difficulty against the pull of keeping friends together.

In the news, Ion did another interview about Shadowlands. Activision Blizzard is now fully work-from-home and will cover employee's COVID-19 costs. Also, during their earnings call they announced bookings were up 21%. Finally, Luke Smith from the Destiny 2 team teased an upcoming expansion with "You are not prepared."

Our question of the week is "What was your first online game?"

Then we look back at episode #58 which featured Adam from Deadly Boss Mods.

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158 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-158-our-first-online-experiences Wed, 13 May 2020 15:20:57 -0400 3762 no
#157: Corrupted Gear - Bad! Horrific Visions - Bad! Torghast - Good! Corrupted Gear - Bad! Horrific Visions - Bad! Torghast - Good! Harv is no fan of corrupted gear, and Eric has soured on Horrific Visions. Nick thinks maybe they'll enjoy Torghast. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/corrupted-gear-bad-horrific-visions-bad-torghast-good


Hola! The gang is here to talk about all the latest news in World of Warcraft and the Shadowlands Alpha! First, Rei talks about what's been going on with the Order of Corrupted Souls and raiding Heroic Ny'alotha. The high ratio of melee to ranged is hurting the guild and Eric is so frustrated that after having to step away from the raid last week, he is looking to try it as a DPS so he can see if standing in the fire is an unavoidable as it would seem. Rei also talks about struggling to get people together online since people seem to ignore various chat requests.

Harv has been playing more, and this week complains about Corrupted Gear. He's tired of all the randomness associated with the various procs and just how much it can cause damage to fluctuate in a raid. He would like some more consistency. Rei suggests not looking at the meters but Harv admits he is too trained to do so.

Eric, meanwhile, is tired of Horrific Visions. He tried doing it with one mask and hated the experience. He would rather run straight Horrific Visions or even just Mythic 0 content.

Nick talks about Torghast in the alpha, although he hasn't played it. He mentions that most of the alpha players who have tried Torghast love it, and it has gotten a warm reception. The floors are supposed to be randomly generated to go to infinity. If you die too many times, the Terragrue will start chasing you down. This seems to be where you will acquire the materials to craft legendaries in Shadowlands. Overall, Nick is excited.

In the news, the Blizzard is buffing reputations for the next month. Also, the experience buff is now permanent until Shadowlands pre-patch. There may be an autobattler coming in Shadowlands as part of the mission table. Shadowlands will feature new character creation menus. WoW has added controller support. NPC's will look at you in Shadowlands. Draenor and Broken Isles Pathfinder is not required for flying in those zones in Shadowlands. Steve Danuser tweeted out about some placeholder alpha text that had people concerned about the Forsaken.

CEO Bobby Kotick gave all Activision Blizzard employees his phone number to discuss the Covid-19 outbreak. A WoW fan server unleashed a plague to demonstrate Covid-19 prevention. Chris Metzen read a story to children as part of Blizzard's Take Your Child to Work Day.

Finally, we look back at episode #57 from June 2016.

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The gang is back to talk about all the latest news in World of Warcraft including the alpha for Shadowlands that is now live! But first, Rei talks about the Order of Corrupted Souls guild's success in defeating Heroic Nya'lotha. They discuss how they had to use puggers to replace some missing regular roster raiders. They also ran some horrific visions. Nick brings up the live alpha and they talk a little about when Shadowlands may release, as Eric is concerned that we could be in for another year of the final raid. Meanwihle, he is excited to finally be able to drop his death knight tank and instead focus upon other classes, although he does not know which class he should play. Nick suggests druid after pointing out he hasn't played a druid in quite some time.

Nick brings up the Covenant Ability debate that has been enraging the community of late. Players are concerned that Blizzard will not be able to properly balance the Covenant Abilities, and that switching Covenants will be too difficult a process, or that players will be forced to choose a Convenant based on the ability and not based on other factors like style or aesthetics or other rewards. Ion did an interview where he mentioned that there will be other powers from the Covenant that are not just the ability, so they will have many points to balance from, but players are still concerned. History suggests Blizzard may cave on this decision at some point.

Also, in the news, Blizzard shared a ton of info about Shadowlands in advance of the alpha going public. Some classic character transfers are now free. And Blizzcon 2020 is currently planned to happen, but we do not have a date yet.

Finally, Nick looks back at episode #56, when talent swapping had the community upset during an expansion beta.

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156 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-156-covenant-abilities-and-erics-alts Wed, 15 Apr 2020 13:43:27 -0400 3979 no
#155: On Blizzard Working Remotely, Burning Crusade, and an In-Office Blizzcon? On Blizzard Working Remotely, Burning Crusade, and an In-Office Blizzcon? Harv still isn't playing much, Nick discusses Blizzard working remotely, Rei and Eric are raiding, and everyone wants Wrath Classic. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/on-blizzard-working-remotely-burning-crusade-and-an-in-office-blizzcon


The gang is back to talk about what's been going on with World of Warcraft this week!

First, Harv talks about how he hasn't played much and doesn't have much motivation beyond logging in to raid. Nick asks if Harv has been using the Winds of Wisdom 100% buff to experience, but he does not care to.

Then, Nick talks about Blizzard working remotely and some of the news that has come out about Bungie and how they are letting their employees work remotely. He talks about the art teams and cinematics teams being affected most by the change, and speculates that Shadowlands may be delayed a bit, or we may not see as many cinematics as we otherwise might because of the remote work.

The gang then talks a bit about Classic WoW as a way to let Blizzard survive the content lulls, and brings up the recent survey about character creation in Burning Crusade Classic. Everyone is excited for BC Classic but the real hype is for the eventual Wrath Classic.

Rei talks about raiding and how the guild has to practice social distancing on Il'gynoth.

Eric talks about how he is getting bored tanking the Ny'alotha raid. He feels the mechanics are mostly too simple and he is looking for a way to challenge himself as a tank or dps again.

In the news, Blizzard has made getting rank 3 essences across specs easier. They are also adding legacy loot to Legion dungeons now. Activision Blizzard has a new Chief Communications Officer. And the Anaheim Convention Center released a statement that hints at Blizzcon 2020.

Next, Nick and Harv look back at episode #55 from May 2016.

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155 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-155-on-blizzard-working-remotely-burning-crusade-and-an-in-office-blizzcon Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:55:29 -0400 3976 no
#154: On Lacking Motivation, Mythic +, and Blizzcon On Lacking Motivation, Mythic +, and Blizzcon Rei is raiding, Harv is struggling to find the motivation to play, Eric is tanking mythics +'s, and Nick is wondering if Blizzcon should be an annual event. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/on-lacking-motivation-mythic-and-blizzcon


The gang is back in these trying times to talk about all things World of Warcraft! First, Rei talks about raiding Ny'alotha and the struggles of being a healer. Lightwell is missed by her and the chat room. Harv talks about bringing a shaman to heal.

Next, Harv talks about lacking motivation to log in and play the game. He's been busy with work and is tired. Nick talks about being too distracted by real world events to play. The game requires more focus than he can give it. They agree that if you need to unsub and recharge your batteries, or if you want to continue to play the agme because it is your escape from reality, either one is acceptable.

Eric talks about getting back into the Mythic + life. He talks about how he felt better running as a DPS, not a tank. He compares tanking mythic+'s to tanking in raids, and admits that raids are much easier, and that sometimes he has to come up with other challenges for himself.

Finally, Nick talks about Blizzcon, and how it should be once every 15 months instead of every year. He complains about it always being in November, and wonders if given the current pandemic if Blizzcon will even happen this year. He tries to compare it to the Super Bowl and Wrestlemania before he and Harv go off on a wrestling tangent. He also points out that a February Blizzcon would have benefited Blizzard even with all their announcments by at least pushing the Shadowlands announcement back to after 8.3's release.

Rei talks a little more about raiding again, and then the gang gets into the newsbytes. Malefic Cores will be more widely available. Google veteran Daniel Alegre was named Activision Blizzard COO and president, upsetting reddit who was concerned that he will add microtransactions. Horrific Visions will now only reward corrupted gear starting this week. Also this week, essences finally go account wide. So congratulations to the people on reddit who badgered the devs into making this change. Steve Danuser chatted with Windows Central about Shadowlands and BFA's story. FInally, a dev tweeted out the early draft and final listing for Ursoc from Emerald Nightmare.

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]]> 154 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-154-on-lacking-motivation-mythic-and-blizzcon Tue, 17 Mar 2020 02:40:04 -0400 3882 no #153: Titanforging, Brazillian PUGs, and Invasion Thoughts Titanforging, Brazillian PUGs, and Invasion Thoughts Eric's got a hot take on titanforging, Rei struggles with pugs, Harv is pet battling, and Nick is just watching the cannon balls fly by. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/titanforging-brazillian-pugs-and-invasion-thoughts


Nick, Rei, Eric, and Harv are back to talk about what's been going on in World of Warcraft! But first, Eric chimes in with his thoughts on Warforging and Titanforging and how he's already missing it. He talks about how its disappointing to run a lower level raid or dungeon (in this case, Normal Ny'alotha) and know that he cannot get an upgrade in that content. The gang discusses the other view, that players should not feel forced to run lesser content just for the chance they might get an upgrade. Nick suggests that players will cheer when Titanforging is brought back, just like they cheered for features to be removed and then restored, similar to how reforging is now regarded.

Rei goes next and talks about raiding and picking up PUG's from other regions. They had some struggles with some Brazillian players recently. They also mention that the main problem with players from other regions is lag. Eric talks about how more than region, he pays attention to which servers players come from, as that is a better indicator of if they will be a problem.

Harv is up and he talks about running horrific visions and how now he can carry guildmates through visions that they might have struggled on individually, because Blizzard lifted the limit of vessels that players can hold at a time. Harv did the math and figures you can earn about 6 vessels per week. He also talks about how he is trying to get one of the horrific vision mounts, and that raising the bug requires doing pet battles. He and Nick discuss strategies for levelling your pet battles quickly, which includes using the pet battler in the level 3 garrison from Warlords of Draenor.

Nick shares what he's been doing lately. He talks about how he was running some invasions and how he's happy that they are still active in older, outdated content because it makes the zones feel more alive. He shares a story about rolling a new Zandalari troll and hanging out on the side of Dazar'Alor watching an alliance airship drop bombs on the pyramid capital.

Next, the gang runs through the week's news, starting with Classic. First, people have spotted that the Classic PTR is listed as a new product that will be available at some point. Also, Blizzard posted an article talking about how to get started in Classic for people who are new to it. Blizzard is also adding the WoW Token to WoW Classic in China, which has some people concerned they might do that here. Also, Arathi Basin an... Visit website for full summary.

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]]> 153 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-153-titanforging-brazillian-pugs-and-invasion-thoughts Tue, 03 Mar 2020 23:45:29 -0500 3917 no #152: Horrific Visions, Mythic Raiding, and OoCS Cooking Horrific Visions, Mythic Raiding, and OoCS Cooking The gang talks about their time in Horrific Visions and breaking Hellfire Citadel. Also, Nick runs through the news of the last two weeks. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/horrific-visions-mythic-raiding-and-oocs-cooking


The gang is here to talk about the latest World of Warcraft news. But first, Rei, Eric, and Harv chat about what OoCS has been up to. They discuss Love is in the Air and how Harv doesn't like the holiday. This is the one time Eric has bad mount luck. Then, they talk about their experiences with Horrific Visions and how everyone is at either level 9 or 10 with their cloak. Rei shares a story about how she was running mythic Hellfire Citadel and broke the instance. Matt, from the guild, managed to lose a shaman character, which is an impressive feat. The gang talked again about Horrific Visions and Eric suggested that coalesced visions should drop from raids or PVP. Harv shared that he's been making a ton of gold since 8.3 dropped and gives Rei a run for her money in that department.

In the news, Nick mentions that Ion did an interview with Warcraft Radio about the World First Race. Complexity-Limit won the World First Race, beating Method by adding a pure shotcaller to the roster. Rei and Eric share their thoughts about giving up raiding to run the group instead. WoW Classic has trailers for Blackwing Lair. Blizzard posted a developer update on Warcraft III Reforged. Madeline Roux is writing the novel that will bridge the expansions: "Shadows Rising." Blizzardwatch had an excerpt. Activision Blizzard earned $6.49 billion in revenue in 2019. They also dropped off the NVidia GeForce Now service.

Finally, Harv looks back at episode #52. Nick notes that the appearance of N'Zoth in Hearthstone 4 years ago impacted the reception of BfA today. They also talk about some of the April Fool's jokes from that year.

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#151: Ny'alotha, Bad Blizzard, and Starfox Adventures Ny'alotha, Bad Blizzard, and Starfox Adventures Eric and Rei are enjoying Ny'alotha, Blizzard's been having a rough few weeks, and Nick HATES Starfox Adventures. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/nyalotha-bad-blizzard-and-starfox-adventures


Blizzard's had a rough few weeks and Nick, Rei, and Eric are here to talk about it. But first, Rei and Eric talk about what Order of Corrupted Souls has been up to! They've been watching videos for going into Ny'alotha and working through the raid on normal, where they are currently 11/12. Nick compares them to the current worldfirst race despite the difficulty difference. Rei also talks about working on Herald of the Titans with 9 people. Nick, meanwhile, has run a timewalking dungeon and theorizes about Calia Menethil and Derek Proudmoore taking the Night Elven Undead.

In the news, Blizzard hotfixed cloaks dropping from mythic plus caches, which was redundant since everyone is using the Legendary cloak. This leads to a discussion of gearing in Battle for Azeroth.

Next, Nick brings up several of Blizzard's problems lately. First they discuss the problems mac clients have had since 8.3 was released, and that Blizzard's only solution thus far has been to dual-boot into windows, which is not a solution. Then, they talk about how Warcraft III Reforged was underdeveloped and worse than promoted and some of the underwhelming decisions that were made. This had lead to the game being review bombed on metacritic to the point that a lesser game was voted up just so Reforged could be the lowest ranked game on the site. Finally, they talk about Blizzard making plans to provide repaired housings for the charity servers that were sent out last month. Blizzard is also willing to replace broken server blades as well, but those are limited in availability.

They also discuss how Blizzard is claiming to own any custom games that are developed out of Warcraft 3 Reforged, as a clear overreaction to losing out on DotA (and the MOBA scene) being born out of the original Warcraft 3 back in the day.

Finally, Nick talks about episode #51 and the departures from Blizzard at the time.

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151 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-151-nyalotha-bad-blizzard-and-starfox-adventures Tue, 04 Feb 2020 01:36:10 -0500 3890 no
#150: 8.3 Reactions (and Baine, WTF?) 8.3 Reactions (and Baine, WTF?) Our Spicy Bois Kinder,Kurabara, and Edanar are back with another spicy episode of LTM impressions and Sexy season 4 leaks. Strap in we gettin spicy. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/8-3-reactions-and-baine-wtf


The gang is back to talk all about their experiences now that the Visions of N'Zoth Content Update (aka Patch 8.3) has dropped! Rei, Eric and Harv talk about Order of Corrupted Souls and how they were running Temple of Sethraliss and want any puggers to have to answer a question before joining. Then they discussed working on grinding their new cloaks up to level 6 to be ready for Ny'alotha, coming this week, but Harv has yet to get started.

Nick referenced a reddit post that showed how confusing the currencies in this expansion are, and this lead to a discussion about how they are gating Horrific Visions for this patch. Nick compared this to Torghast and asked if they want or expect to see Torghast gated in a similar fashion. Nick then mentioned an interview Ion did where he talked about there not being a 8.3.5 patch, and the gang talked about how it feels to be going into the content lull, and if that could be part of the reason why they were limiting some content going forward.

Nick talked briefly about his experience unlocking Mechagnomes (and Harv got to talk about his disdain for Mechagon and also goblins). Nick also talked briefly about the Vulpera questline and complained that it made Baine look stupid. He was also upset with Baine for being in the Stormwind throneroom, as that just felt wrong.

Rei, Eric and Harv talked about trying to get Herald of the Titans before Shadowlands comes and the leveling changes may make it hard or impossible. Nick said he was glad that some challenges still exist in the game from expansions past.

They talk about some bugs that affected daily quest resets at login.

Nick also mentions Squeakers, the new mouse mount and says that we can expect a new mount every six months or so like it.

WoW Classic has content unlocking on February 12.

Harv and Nick look back at episode #50.

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150 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-150-83-reactions-and-baine-wtf Wed, 22 Jan 2020 00:21:59 -0500 4284 no
#149: The Patch 8.3 Quiz The Patch 8.3 Quiz The Visions of N'Zoth Content Update is next week! Take the Patch 8.3 Quiz and find out if you are ready! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-patch-8-3-quiz


Happy New Year! Nick is back from his hiatus and here to administer the Patch 8.3 Quiz! But first, he joins Rei, Eric, and Harv to talk about what they've been doing in WoW. Rei and Harv talk about running mythic plusses, and everyone talks about what they didn't do for Winter Veil. Rei, Harv, and Eric also discuss working on some Legion achievements and running hard mode Mechagon. Meanwhile, Nick mentions that he has been leveling alts through Korrak’s Revenge. He also talks about the struggles of running timewalking dungeons, and he and Harv get into the Mechagon vs. Nazjatar debate again.

In the news, Blizzard thanked everyone for a great 2019 and shared some statistics about the anniversary event, which was a great way to level alts. Also, IKEdit released a remastered Secrets of Ulduar cinematic.

Finally, it is time for the Patch 8.3 Quiz, although the patch is not officially numbered and referred to as a content update named "Visions of N'Zoth." Nick sticks with the Patch 8.3 name and quizzes the gang and Leowyld in the chat room. Find out who wins! Find out how many mounts are being added in 8.3!

Lastly, Nick and Harv discuss episode #49 and what was going on then. Socrethar was an issue in Hellfire Citadel. Activision Blizzard had an investor call and did not share any subscriber numbers. A bug with RPPM gear meant that people were not doing the DPS they should. There also wondered if Diablo style legendaries would fit into the WoW gameplay model.

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#148: Winter Veil, Holiday Sales, Visions of N'Zoth, and more Patch 8.3 Info! Winter Veil, Holiday Sales, Visions of N'Zoth, and more Patch 8.3 Info! OoCS FCs N and H TEP, M+, and continue to level up for Herald of the Titans. Winter Veil is here, time for presents and Holiday Sales! Visions of N'Zoth is around the corner, so are you prepared...? Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/winter-veil-holiday-sales-visions-of-nzoth-and-more-patch-8-3-info
It looks like Wrathion is selling a Black Dragonscale Backpack for 40K gold on the PTR and is transmoggable, like the Renowned Explorer's Rucksack that players can get from the Recruit-a-Friend reward system. The backpacks would take place of the back piece on a character.

Tis the season! The Feast of Winter Veil started last week on the 16th and will run until January 2nd, 2020. Stop by The Broken Isle or Orgrimmar and use the Giant Snow Globe to turn into a festive Gnome. Don't forget to grab your presents from Greatfather Winter for a chance at some toys and illusions you might have missed out on! This year, the Abominable Grinch can be done with characters Level 60 and up. Make sure to go on a raid tour, as certain bosses will be donning a red or green Holiday Hat and has a chance to drop one for you. A Sleigh Ride has been added in Ironforge and Orgrimmar.

The Holiday Sale is going on and the Standard version is going for $24.99 USD and $44.99 for the Digital Deluxe version. Until January 6th, New Players will be able to get 50% off their first month subscription. Select pets, mounts, and toys will be 50% off until January 7th, along with a Purrfect "Cat Pack" bundle -- that's 4 pets and 3 mounts for up to 65% off! Prices will be adjusted for people who own one or more of the items in the bundle.

December 31st, 2019 will be the last day for people to redeem / use their old Recruit-a-Friend rewards, make sure to grab your Legacy Mounts or Pets before they go away.

Mark your calendar -- January 14th will be when Visions of N'Zoth goes live, starting January 21s for Normal and Heroic, January 28th for Mythic and LFR Wing 1. The other 3 Wings will be released in 2 week increments. Season 4 will start with the new seasonal affix in Mythic Keystone Dungeons, along with reward updates, and a new PvP season.

Timewalking event quest in Patch 8.3 will reward players with a Heroic Raid Cache ( still subject to change ) -- giving an iLevel 460 or 470 piece depending on the what boss the item drops from. A 470 item is only 5 iLevels lower than Mythic raid gear. This will begin January 28th with Warlord of Draenor TW... Visit website for full summary.

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148 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-148-winter-veil-holiday-sales-visions-of-nzoth-and-more-patch-83-info Tue, 24 Dec 2019 00:28:05 -0500 4154 no
#147: 8.3 PTR Build Info, Mechagnome Limitations, Classic BG Opening, Adopt Dottie, and Frazley Inspired Make-A-Wish! 8.3 PTR Build Info, Mechagnome Limitations, Classic BG Opening, Adopt Dottie, and Frazley Inspired Make-A-Wish! OoCS raids with PUGs Thanksgiving week, M+, gear / level up for Herald of the Titans, the 8.3 PTR Build gives lots of juicy info, Classic gets WSG and AV, and adopt Dottie for charities this month! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/8-3-ptr-build-info-mechagnome-limitations-classic-bg-opening-adopt-dottie-and-frazley-inspired-make-a-wish
Blizzard makes a Blue Post to clarify that the Auction House NPC will not be removed from the Mighty Caravan Brutosaur. The mount itself will not be available from the Boralus and Dazar'alor vendors, but will show up in the Black Market Auction House.

The Patch 8.3 PTR Build is out! Music was added for Bolvar and two hours of Old Gods soundtrack. Some Corruption changes have come around for Positive Affixes, Negative Effects, weapons have different amounts of Corruption, the effects can be from the M+ Cache and Ny'alotha Raid BoEs, as well as Affix Tuning. In the Gear news, Titan Residuum will have new prices to reflect the reset coming in the patch, the Black Empire BoA gear will be 415 iLevel for Azerite Armor and 410 for other slots -- up from 400 from the previous Gear Tokens, Mechagon essences will have a reduced cost, and potential trash BoEs have been found along with an updated Encounter Journal for Ny'alotha. Freehold and Operation: Mechagon will be tuned for Mythic+ Dungeons, and the Keystone Master / Conqueror Achievements will be Account-Wide. The Vulpera Bag of Tricks Racial has been changed to be customizable and players will be able to found them around the world. Discipline Priests will have their Penance healing increased. Blizzard has added two encrypted cinematics, and players will not be able to preview them in advance.

The Mechagnome race seems to be coming with some limitations as they have mechanical arms and legs -- their wrist, hand, and feet slots can't be covered by armor and the leg slot is limited to what looks to be a pair of briefs. The Create-a-Character menu shows only 4 Arm Upgrades and 2 Leg Upgrades. There was a post on Icy Veins where someone mocked up a tint to their parts to match their Heritage Armor and we can only hope they will do something like that! We find out from a FrazlCast listener in chat that Frazley wants blue hair for the Mechagnomes. Blizzard PLS!

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147 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-147-83-ptr-build-info-mechagnome-limitations-classic-bg-opening-and-adopt-dottie Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:29:02 -0500 4131 no
#146: The Mighty Caravan Brutosaur, Wrathion in 8.3, Season 4 Mythic+, and Ninja Looting The Mighty Caravan Brutosaur, Wrathion in 8.3, Season 4 Mythic+, and Ninja Looting OoCS raids H.TEP on alts with PUGs, many M+, and make use of Party Sync. Brutosaur only at the BMAH come Shadowlands, Wrathion the Merchant, M+ S4 offers 375 Weekly Chest, Staff is Dominance ninja'd. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-mighty-caravan-brutosaur-wrathion-in-8-3-season-4-mythic-and-ninja-looting


In this week's episode, Harv is finally back! OoCS brought PUGs in once again and as usual, completed with a hit and miss. Mythic + are always a thing with the usual crew, but not for 15s with this week's affixes. Party Sync was put to good use by the guild over the weekend, partially to get one person up to 120 and the other part to help the group prepare for the 'Herald of the Titans' achievement. Ulduar, here we come! Some Heroic Warfronts were completed and Harv is a little upset at leaving by accident on the last possible grouping for it. Harv also has been working on his Mage in Classic to raid with instead of his Hunter.

For anyone who hasn't purchased the Mighty Caravan Brutosaur mount ( AKA Longboy or the AH Mount ), it will only be available through the Black Market Auction House come the release of Shadowlands. Eric and Harv feel that players who wanted it already have, but HeelvsBabyface have their own thoughts in the segment 'BLIZZARD Create FAKE ITEM SCARCITY to Boost GOLD TOKEN SALES!!'. Nick replies to YepX in a tweet about it.

It is revealed that Wrathion will be selling 3 types of items for Patch 8.3 -- Vessel of Horrfic Visions so players can enter Horrific Visions, the Gouged Eye of N'Zoth will add a socket to any item that doesn't already have a socket, and an Aqir mount called Wicked Swarmer. Players will have to complete the introductory questline first, and Wrathion will have these available in the Chamber of Heart.

Mythic+ Season 4 will award 465 gear from the chest at the end of each M+ and the Weekly Chest will award 475 gear. It looks like the Heroic raid will be 460 gear and 475 for the Mythic raiders. We bid Titanforging adieu!

This week in Classic, Jokerd was removed from Method after ninja looting the Staff of Dominance in Molten Core. He was the first player to reach Level 60 with his Mage, beating out some of the Method streamers and had joined their team at the end of last month. Even if this behavior was a Vanilla experience as some have stated, it was frowned upon with his comments and behavior, thusly getting himself terminated as being a Classic WoW Influencer with Method.

As stated from the last couple podcasts, World Bosses Azuregos and Lord Kazzak have been enabled and PvP ranks as well as Honor sets can be earned in Classic. Phasing was removed as well and should resolve most of the major issues that have happened.

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]]> 146 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-146-the-mighty-caravan-brutosaur-wrathion-in-83-season-4-mythic-and-ninja-looting Tue, 26 Nov 2019 02:01:10 -0500 4534 no #145: Patch 8.3, 15th Anniversary, and Correra on Racist WoW Groups Patch 8.3, 15th Anniversary, and Correra on Racist WoW Groups OoCS continues to raid, run the Anniversary event, and Mythic+. Nick and Rei appeared in other podcasts! Patch 8.3 will drop early 2020, Blizzard gives time to players, and there are racists in WoW. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/patch-8-3-15th-anniversary-and-correra-on-racist-wow-groups
Nick appeared in an episode of All Things Azeroth #665 "Fightin' them Blizzcon Blues" and Rei's interview went up with Whispers of War Show #60 "I will cart your ass around!"

Players ran into a small bug where Ragnaros would get teleported to the starting area. For our group it seemed only one person had that issue, and it was one of our guys. Don't worry, he still got the loot!

Patch 8.3 is set to release in Early 2020 - Visions of N'Zoth, new Allied Races, the Ny'alotha Raid, new PvP / Mythic+ Season with a new affix, Worgen and Goblin heritage armor, a Mage Tower inspired challenge called Horrific Visions that will allow one to five players, Old God Assaults, a Legendary Cloak, the Titanforging system will be replaced with Corruption, BRD Battle Pet dungeon, and of course -- new pets, mounts, toys, and transmogs!

Blizzard sees that there are still many players who are working through The Eternal Palace and as such, allowing everyone to still have time to obtain their Cutting Edge: Queen Azshara and Ahead of the Curve achievements, as well as time to enjoy and complete the WoW 15th Anniversary events.

This week in Classic, free character moves are opening up for some realms and no longer available or closed for other realms starting the 11th. On the 12th, all realms will be set to a single layer and long queues will be experienced at this time. Thursday the 14th, there will be an update for the PvP Honor System to come online and a chance for the World Bosses Azuregos and Kazzak to spawn.

US Congressman Lou Correa has called out Blizzrd for allowing racist groups to exist in World of Warcraft. He is a representative in a district that includes Anaheim and used Twitter to speak about this and would like Blizzard to remedy the situation.

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145 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-145-patch-83-15th-anniversary-and-correra-on-racist-wow-groups Tue, 12 Nov 2019 20:52:24 -0500 3855 no
The Mash Those Buttons Show SE: Blizzcon 2019 Recap: Not Suitable for Younger Viewers Blizzcon 2019 Recap: Not Suitable for Younger Viewers Jarret joins the WoW! Talk! gang to discuss Blizzcon 2019! When will Diablo IV and Overwatch 2 release? Which cinematics were best? Will ESPN report on our leaked content? Check it out! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/the-mash-those-buttons-show/blizzcon-2019-recap-not-suitable-for-younger-viewers
Then they discussed the amazing Diablo IV cinematic. There was some debate about which of the cinematic reveals were the best, but Nick points out that cinematics are such showstoppers that any prior leaks were rendered moot. Jarret talked about the Diablo III launch being rough, but Nick points out that Diablo IV is intended to be more of a callback to Diablo II, so things should be better. Harv mentions the lack of Diablo Immortal at Blizzcon, which no one really finds surprising. The gang takes guesses on when Diablo IV will be ready, with most people expecting 2021 but Nick predicting 2023. We will have to wait and see.

Jarret then goes deep on the Overwatch 2 introduction, talking about this was the only logical way to take the game. He complains that it should not be called '2' and instead should have been an expansion, and would not be surprised if the name changes at some point in the future. He talks about the history of the recent meta and how Blizzard has needlessly attempted to control it. He also talks about the demand for PVE and lore and the audience that can bring in. Then the WoW! Talk! gang chimes in with their thoughts on the cinematic.

Nick quickly brings up Hearthstone. He mentions the new expansion but focuses on the Battlegrounds mode being added, and how this is a stealth entry into the auto-chess genre by Blizzard. He and Jarret argue over whether it should have been a separate release or not, and Nick tries to compare Battlegrounds to Heroes of the Storm.

Then, the gang gets into the WoW Shadowlands expansion. They talk about the cinematic with Sylvanas defeating Bolvar and breaking the veil. They then get into the features like covenants and the Tower of Torghast. They also review the changes to leveling which seem to be good to everyone. They talk about some loot and crafting changes, and Nick wonders what people will complain about in Shadowlands. Harv correctly points out that people are not happy with flying.

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#144: All Your Wildest Dreams Will Come True All Your Wildest Dreams Will Come True OoCS had a time to squeeze in M+ after raid night one week and had to super PUG the next! Eric pumps up his Mage, Harv casuals Classic raids and the group digs into Blizzcon 2019 hype...or wishes. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/all-your-wildest-dreams-will-come-true


In this week's episode, OoCS cleared Normal and Heroic with time to spare and gets the non-usual raiding guildies to do a M+ before the end of raid time. Not so much on the following week, getting a Normal FC and Heroic 7/8 with a bunch of PUGs. Rei stays up to get in some M+ to rack up the Titan Residuum credits and hoping to get gear for people's mains and alts. Eric enjoys the DPS role and is juicing up his mage while Harv maxes out in Classic and begins to hit up some raids.

Blizzard has a slow week as Blizzcon draws near -- they are pretty quiet about any annoucements and leaves the fan base with mostly findings of "leaks" and rumors on many sites. This allows the group to toss in their own ideas, predictions, and wishes ( even if they are sometimes ridiculous! ).

The Blizzcon schedule will run with its usual segments for WoW: Mythic Dungeon International on Friday and Arena World Championship on Saturday, along with a several panels for art, devs, sounds, and Q&A!

Mike Ybarra will be joining the Blizzard team on November 4th as Executive Vice President and General Manager. He comes from 20 years at Microsoft as a former Corporate Vice President for Xbox Live, Game Pass, and Mixer.

Harv takes us back to Episode #44 -- Rei was off, so Nick, Eric, Jer, and Katie were hosting. OoCS took down Archimonde for the second time on Normal and working on Xhul'horac in Heroic at 8/13. After a year and a half, Nick steps into Ashran for the first time. This was a very PvP heavy podcast, Jer loses it cause 'Every Man for Himself' gets a nerf, and Katie referred to 'Will of the Forsaken' changes, and PvP botters get a 72 hour ban. Transmog restrictions come into play, a year old Easter Egg was found -- the Mesmerizing Fruit Hat. The group ended off with talking about cookie cutter builds.

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]]> 144 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-144-all-your-wildest-dreams-will-come-true Tue, 29 Oct 2019 00:05:21 -0400 4167 no #143: CryION a River CryION a River OoCS has slayed Heroic Queen Azshara, now they can play the game. Which is just the usual of M+, PvP, or Classic. "The next content update" AKA Patch 8.3 has a handful of new features for everyone! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/cryion-a-river


In this week's episode, OoCS 11 mans Queen Azshara on Heroic! As usual, the crew dabbled in doing Mythic Pluses, PvPing / War Mode, and Island Expeditions. Harv goes HaM on professions, but not on maxing his level in Classic.

Patch 8.3 info is out and it comes with an alternate world ( think upside down world or Palette Swapped Land ). N'Zoth will be the final boss in the 12 boss raid, Ny'alotha and players will be challenged with Horrific Visions, assaults on Titan Facilities, leveling up their Heart of Azeroth with new essences and additional essence slots. Wrathion will aid in this by providing a Legendary Cloak to help take down the Old Gods. The Titanforged System may be on its way out and something new may take its place. New Allied Races will be given to both factions -- Mechagnomes for Alliance and Vulpera for the Horde as well as Worgen and Goblin Heritage Armor. Mythic+ will gain another Affix called Corrupted, which are Black Empire obelisks that put players into an alternate reality with a mini-boss -- wherever the group finishes is where everyone will pop back out into the dungeon, which will allow players to come up with new strategies. The Auction House will get revamped with being able to favorite items, making a shopping list, and purchasing some of a seller's stack rather than all of it.

Blizzard will be releasing "The Cinematic Art of World of Warcraft: Volume 1" which is a 250 page book filled with art, design ideas, character quotes, storyboard concepts, and insights from the art and cinematic teams from WoW's launch up to Warlord of Draenor.

The Honor requirements have been dropped -- Rank 2 ( 10K Honor, down from 15K ) and Rank 3 ( 30K Honor, down from 50K ) for the essences Artifice of Time, Blood of the Enemy, and Sphere of Suppression.

Blizzcon 2019 will start Friday, November 1st and the Virtual Ticket is available for $49.99 USD. For WoW, players will get Finduin ( Alliance ) and Gillvanas ( Horde ), as well as a Wendigo Woolies transmog outfit. For any listeners out there in Europe, Canada, or Panama -- Meltdown is holding a Blizzcon Viewing Party at their establishment.

Harv takes us back to Episode #43 and Nick, Rei, Eric, Jer, and Katie were hosting. OoCS was trying to do HFC on Thanksgiving day and had to PUG two healers because it was a holiday. What the team was going to do was determined by who was going to show up ( as it s... Visit website for full summary.

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]]> 143 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-143-cryion-a-river Tue, 15 Oct 2019 01:38:00 -0400 3681 no #142: A BEEautiful Hivemind A BEEautiful Hivemind OoCS downs Za'Qul and working on Queen Azshara, doing M+ with a more guildies, and a dusting of Classic. In the news, Classic gets a bug fix, Patch 8.2.5 has been released. Let the Bee games BEEgin! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/a-beeautiful-hivemind


On this week's episode, OoCS managers to find some upgrades in Normal Eternal Palace and Za'qul is finally downed -- twice! Queen Azshara is on the horizon and as always, everyone speaks on time spent playing and what they're starting to expect. Harv manages to play a little Classic and do The Scarlet Monastery and Rei gets a level. Eric tests out Party Sync and there may be more activity between helping others from this. Mythic Plus is going well as some of the group +1s a 14.

Party Sync is now live and it will now allow everyone to do the same quests even if they have been completed before. This excludes Dailies, World Quests, certain starting zones, and things that might have story implications. Players will also be able to scale down to do BGs and dungeons ( any higher level talents and such will not be available).

Stormsong opens up with some unBEElieveable things. Alliance can earn rep to get a bee mount, the Honeyback Harvester. As luck would HIVE it -- both factions can get new butterfly pets and Hunters can loot a Glyph of Dire Bees. ...stop POLLEN your leg? Oh bother...

With the Patch 8.2.5 release, Battleground Mercenaries will not benefit from the 50% Honor Bonus, granting it to the less populated instead. This will affect players who are working on grinding for Battleground Essences.

In Classic, Blizzard has fixed a bug exploit for repeating an instance to gain XP and money via their layering system.

On the lighter side of news, the BfA content went live September 24th and came with the conclusion to the War Campaign and players can meet up with Magni Bronzebeard in the Chamber of Heart to continue the story. The WoW 15th Anniversary Event is around the corner along with the Lunar Festival.

Since the release of Classic WoW in August, the subscription revenue has tripled.

Finally, they look back at Episode #42. Harv tells us that Blizzcon had just concluded and Patch 6.2.3 was to be released the next day. Katie discussed Hunter DPS issues and Eric said to ask Harv because he has 6 hunters. Archimonde was the progression at the time and got him down to 24% and Nick didn't do much for the week other than Garrison. WoW stopped releasing subscription numbers and the 11th Anniversary was out, giving us the Inflatable Thunderfury toy. Did someone say Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker? The Friendship Moose was becoming a thing, there was ... Visit website for full summary.

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]]> 142 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-142-a-beeautiful-hivemind Tue, 01 Oct 2019 01:29:56 -0400 4187 no SE: The Patch 8.2.5 Quiz The Patch 8.2.5 Quiz With the next content update upon us, join Rei, Eric, and Harv in testing their knowledge as Nick returns to administer the Patch 8.2.5 quiz! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-patch-8-2-5-quiz


To go with Blizzard's surprise announcement on Friday that the next content update would be live on Tuesday, we present a special surprise WoW! Talk! Nick emerges from his paternity leave to host the Patch 8.2.5 Quiz for Rei, Eric, and Harv!

But first, since its been a while, Nick talks about what he's been up to in game. He talks about finally getting to Mechagon and enjoying it, and spars with Harv over whether it or Nazjatar is better. Then, Nick talks about his time in Classic and how he's enjoyed getting into the Barrens, and is only not playing because of time constraints.

Before getting into the quiz, Nick also looks at Blizzard's decision to call this "the next content update" and not "Patch 8.2.5." He speculates that Blizzard is changing their content release model and we will learn more at Blizzcon.

Finally, its time for the Patch 8.2.5 quiz. Play along at home to see if you can beat Rei, Eric, and Harv, who were more prepared this time than normal.

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https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-se-the-patch-825-quiz Tue, 24 Sep 2019 23:08:44 -0400 1826 no
#141: A Healthy Dose of Zzza'qul A Healthy Dose of Zzza'qul OoCS hits a wall with Za'Qul and has feelings on it, doing M+, and a sprinkling of Classic. In the news, Classic gives free transfers, Recruit-a-Friend Soon™, and WoW Blades are selling like crazy. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/a-healthy-dose-of-zzzaqul
There is some Classic and Retail info on the news front.

Classic opens up free realm transfers for specfic realms and gold farmers find a work around with placing bodies down as advertisements.
Recruit-a-Friend will be coming back and with a new reward tier and a semi old system, which leaves some of the community in an outrage due to missing out rewards with all their friends returning because of Classic.

WoWhead releases a post of the 8.2.5 PTR Build 31812 and the gang briefs over what will be in the game -- Worgen and Goblin character model updates, 15th year celebration rewards and content, the bee mount, Firelands Timewalking raid, introducing Party Sync, and R-a-F.

Finally, they look back at Episode #41. Harv lets us know that it was Rei's birthday! He mentions Katie's love of Lore and Goblins ( which as much as his dislike for Goblins ), as well as her dislike of Admiral Taylor. There was talk of pre-Blizzcon hype and the many Linkin Park references --there was way more than there should have been. Eric fat finger wipes the group on Mannoroth. The cover for the Illidan book was leaked and Rei mentions his beefy arm. Nick asks everyone for one specific thing that they all hope for at Blizzcon and no one is able to pick one specific thing. The WoW movie trailer gets everyone excited and tries to guess what will be shown at Blizzcon. Nick also wanted Blizzcon to go Oprah and have a Legion beta key under each seat.

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141 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-141-a-healthy-dose-of-zzzaqul Tue, 17 Sep 2019 00:40:57 -0400 4561 no
SE: Episode #0 - 11/21/2004 Episode #0 - 11/21/2004 Its the long-lost WoW! Talk! pilot from 2004 where the gang prepares to venture for the first time into Azeroth! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/episode-0-11-21-2004
Back in 2004, Nick and the gang decide to go over their gaming histories first. Rei talks about her experience playing on console and text-based multiplayer games like Gemstone 3. Eric was into FPS's like Halo, and Harv had played the Atari 2600 and other consoles. Nick grew up with the Commodore 64 and most recently played the PS2 and MUD's. Looking at World of Warcraft, Nick compares it to Diablo II, and points out that it even features the Druid class. Nick is excited for Tauren. Rei is looking forward to playing with people, and possibly leading a group.

Eric is planning to play with his Halo friends. Eric and Harv are both considering playing the Hunter class, which Nick is also excited for. The gang discusses possibly trying to run dungeons together, with three hunters and a healer. They complain that Alliance and Horde interactions will be limited, making it harder to cooperate. Nick points out that the Horde was evil in Warcraft II and maybe this is a continuation of that lineage. They discuss the system requirements for the game. They mention that it will come on four disks.

Harv compares WoW to GTA. In the beta, Rei and Harv saw naked people running around. Nick talks about how the exclamation mark as quest marker is a Diablo II holdover. Harv mentions encountering some fish people for the first time. The gang considers if the fifteen dollar per month subscription fee will prove limiting. Harv mentions not really seeing mounts in the beta. Nick laments that Tauren can only ride Kodos. He then discusses the name restrictions people can expect to face. Rei compares the game to a chat room, and then they attempt to compare the game to the Sims. Harv talks about visiting the elven capitol Darnassas, and then everyone talks about what animals they want to tame as hunters.

Finally, they share their expectations for how the game will do. Thank you for listening to this special, ancient episode of WoW! Talk! WoW! Talk! will return next week with a regular episode. Send any questions or thoughts to wowtalk@mashthosebuttons.com<... Visit website for full summary.

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#140: "You have been removed from the group." "You have been removed from the group." OoCS does Retail and Classic while Rei discusses her experience being the PUG in a raid. Classic exploded, leaving Blizzard to make a few tweaks between capacity and a firm no to ClassicLFG add-on. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/you-have-been-removed-from-the-group In the news, Classic is all of the rage.

More realms have been added for NA and EU, as well as increasing the population capacity.

The Devs return as a group in Classic and talk about their work while playing.

An article is released on Ion Hazzikostas and his reflections of Classic and its development.

The group discusses add-ons, mainly ClassicLFG. Icy Veins released a statement of its existance and Blizzard posts that they will not be allowing this add-on into Classic. Rei asks Harv if something like that was around at the time as she didn't use add-ons until WotLK.

We find that Eric, Harv, and Rei do not follower streamers as a whole and just know of Asmongold through other guildies. Maybe one day they will check him out and figure out why he has so many followers!

With the release of WoW Classic, Twitch hits 1.1M views and ~950K are from Classic alone.

Blizzard sues InstantFuns for a blatant copy from their Warcraft games called Glorious Saga and the game has been pulled.

Finally, they look back at Episode #40. Harv reminds us that we had a guest ( Katie ), leading into Blizzcon, Mannoroth was downed on Normal. Terky the Murloc pet in-game, the Pepe toy in-game and, the Pepe plush were released. Hallow's End discussion leading into Eric only caring about the Coin of Many Faces. Jer talks about how he met Rei in Guild Wars. Patch 6.2.3 announcement let the Players know about Cataclysm Timewalking, the Infinite Timereaver mount, cross realm Mythic raiding, and the Grove Warden mount AKA "Friendship Moose". Valor Points returned, making Nick pretty excited. Nick sneaks onto play Hearthstone and shirks raid night!

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140 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-140-you-have-been-removed-from-the-group Mon, 02 Sep 2019 23:56:06 -0400 4035 no
#139: I Got it From My Daddy I Got it From My Daddy The gang discusses spending money, Classic stress testing, and Sylvanas' daddy issues. Harv accepts herbs as a form of apology payment after getting angry during raid. Eric still hates grinding rep. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/i-got-it-from-my-daddy
In the news, people get worked up over the Alabaster mount controversy and Eric puts in his two cents on the wording of the opening statement in the Blizzard Shop.

120 Boosts are datamined in 8.2.5 and we question what will happen if there is a level squish.
The Closed Beta for Classic returns, bumping the level cap to 45. Players are able to use the forums to find people from Vanilla and reconnect to "bringing the band back together". A handful of Classic realms are over 10,000 and full after the opening of name reservations -- giving people that "Classic" feel for queue times already!

It turns out that Sylvanas will not be killed in this expansion. After a deep discussion, some of us come to the conclusion that Sylvanas and her sisters might have "daddy issues". Harv believes her to be Garrosh 2.0 still.

Nick briefs over Christie Golden's new cats being named after the Battle for Azeroth's heroes; Anduin and Sylvanas. Activision Blizzard gains a corporate-wide Chief Marketing Officer as well as a Chief People Officer.

Finally, they look back at Episode #39. They talk about guild recruitment in and out of game, HFC, and Eric even quoted himself on Lars Ulrich since "loving the Warcrafts" is probably not something a WoW player would say to their fans.

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139 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-139-i-got-it-from-my-daddy Mon, 19 Aug 2019 23:39:06 -0400 4010 no
#138: Mechagon, 8.2.5, and No More Authenticators Mechagon, 8.2.5, and No More Authenticators The gang looks at Method’s world 1st Azshara, 8.2.5 PTR, and the death of the physical authenticator. Also, Harv talks about herbing it up. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/mechagon-8-2-5-and-no-more-authenticators
In the news, Method won the World first race. Eric admitted that he would struggle to wipe on a raid boss that many times and that led to a discussion of struggling against difficult content. There was more talk about LFR and people struggling in that.

The 8.2.5 PTR went live and there was much gleaned from that. The previously hyped Bee mount will now be available to alliance players who quest in Stormsong. Also, there are new goblin and worgen models. Most players are happy with the worgen models but there is some concern about the goblin models. Firelands timewalking was announced and everyone reminisced about what they did or did not do during Cataclysm. Nick mentioned that Wrathion was given a new hot model. Harv brought up the return of Recruit-A-Friend with new rewards. Also, Party Sync is a new feature that will allow players to run dungeons with lower-level friends and be scaled to that level. Nick also mentions there’s a Calia Menethil model.

The gang laments the loss of the physical authenticator by calling back to the the Diablo Immortal “Don’t you all have phones?” Then, they talk about their experiences with the authenticator over the years.

Finally, they look back at episode #38. They talk about raiding HFC and the Illidan book.

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138 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-138-mechagon-825-and-no-more-authenticators Tue, 06 Aug 2019 00:17:12 -0400 4076 no
#137: Azshara, Guild Parties, and Frank Pearce Azshara, Guild Parties, and Frank Pearce OoCS beats Azshara after a guild party but Ashvane is still a thumb. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/azshara-guild-parties-and-frank-pearce
This leads into a discussion of the OoCS party that Rei and Eric hosted last weekend. Several members of the guild came out and had fun. Nick asks if the improved comraderie from the gathering helped influence their success on Azshara Normal, and Eric agrees. Rei points out that the party served as a team building exercise.

Nick, meanwhile, has been playing Crash Team Racing. He compares playing the remake of an old game to the nostalgia he will get from playing WoW Classic soon.

The gang then discusses Frank Pearce leaving Blizzard. Nick thinks its no big deal but Activision can wait out all the original Blizzard employees. Nick is more concerned about Morhaime's recent comments about wanting to make more games.

They also talk about the ongoing world first race and Red Bull's involvement causing drama.

Nick asks to talk about two reddit threads. The first does the math to prove that a year's subscription to WoW only provides enough toiler paper to Blizzard for two weeks. The discussion goes sufficiently off the rails. Finally, they discuss the theory that Draenor is a moon.

Then Nick looks back at episode #37, when Method again had some drama that ultimately did not hurt their world first chances.

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137 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-137-azshara-guild-parties-and-frank-pearce Tue, 23 Jul 2019 01:08:34 -0400 3901 no
#136: On Patch 8.2 On Patch 8.2 The gang talks about Mechagon and Nazjatar and the Sylverian Dreamer! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/on-patch-8-2
Then, the gang talks about Patch 8.2. Rei went to Mechagon and there's so much junk to pick up that she has no bag space. Nick talks about doing Nazjatar and the gang looks at the new follower quests. Nick wishes they could be better followers. Harv complains about the verticality of Nazjatar and enjoys the relative flatness of Mechagon. Rei unlocked the jetpack so she is excited.

They also talk a little about the new transmog features. Nick just wants to get to the Tauren Heritage Armor - he knows that flying will come in time. Nick also points out that the pattern for emissary quests has changed and he will track them.

In the news, Blizzard announced the Sylverian Dreamer mount, which many are thinking points to the Dragon Isles as part of the next expansion. The mount is $25 in the store, or free with a 6-month subscription. Many in the community are upset about another store mount. The gang discusses the pros of using a 6-month subscription when possible. Blizzard also announced a sale on the CE items for Warlords, Legion, and BfA.

A remastered version of the final Warcraft III Human campaign cinematic was released.

Finally, the gang looks back at episode #36, when flying was just coming to Warlords of Draenor.

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136 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-136-on-patch-82 Tue, 09 Jul 2019 00:12:45 -0400 4130 no
#135: Leveling and the Patch 8.2 Quiz! Leveling and the Patch 8.2 Quiz! This episode is so long it needs a runtime squish! Also, the Patch 8.2 Quiz! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/leveling-and-the-patch-8-2-quiz
Joanna was nice enough to give us a shout out on facebook, so we mentioned her comment and thanked her!

In the news, Blizzard may have inadvertently announced that the next expansion will feature a level squish. Nick argues that leveling hasn't felt good since vanilla and was never intended to scale this way. Harv says it feels fine and doesn't expect the squish to fundamentally change anything. Nick talks about the difficulties Ion has trying to balance a game with such old legacy systems, and Eric brings up the Dev Insight interview that Ion did where he claimed that they've done too much pruning. Nick talks about the cyclical nature of WoW development. He brings up Pat Krane's suggestion for how to fix leveling, but doesn't know if Blizzard can or will fix the system. Overall, the gang will focus on max level content and be unaffected by the squish.

Also, the community was concerned when Blizzard announced a nerf in Patch 8.2 to experience when grouping with someone who has experience turned off. Other players in the group would get a 95% reduction on experience earned, to prevent low-level players from power-leveling other players, due to level scaling. This will not apply to randomly formed groups, which addressed the main issue of the community.

Then, its time for the Patch 8.2 quiz! Good luck guessing the winner at the start of the quiz, and Nick tests the gang's knowledge on what content will and will not be in the patch.

Finally, Nick mentions the other news of the day: classic stress tests went well, Patty Matson updated Lament of the Highborne, IKEdit updated The Fall of the Lich King trailer, and Blizzard released a Mechagon comic. The gang then looked back at episode #35 when we talked about 90's music and Ravenholdt was the big concern.

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135 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-135-leveling-and-the-patch-82-quiz Tue, 25 Jun 2019 02:34:43 -0400 6292 no
#134: PUGs, Patch 8.2, and Old Predictions PUGs, Patch 8.2, and Old Predictions The gang looks back at their Legion predictions and Harv hates more things! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/pugs-patch-8-2-and-old-predictions
Ion Hazzikostas did an interview with Forbes where he promotes 8.2. In it he talks about how Nazjatar will be an extension of the Tanaan Jungle, and Mechagon an evolution of the Timeless Isle. Nick is slightly worried by Ion's comparison of these zones to endgame content, but tries to envision a chart showing the development of max level zones since the Isle of Quel'Danas in Burning Crusade. He wonders about how the chart would split at Timeless Isle, with on branch going towards Mechagon, and the other branch going to Tanaan and then to Nazjatar.

The gang then discusses the Bard add-on, which allows players to play musical instruments and use their own conmposition. Rei comments that this sounds very D&D-ish, while Nick thinks back to Star Wars Galaxies and many wasted hours performing in that game.

Nick is excited, however, for the Sunwarmed Sand coming in 8.2. This is an item (along with the Jar of Sunwarmed Sand toy), that allows the user to see the sky and surrounding terrain as though it is midday. As someone who is always taking late night screenshots, this is right up Nick's alley.

Finally, we look back at episode #34 and talk about some of the predictions we made. Nick predicted the South Seas and Zandalar but was an expansion early. Rei and Eric asked for the ability to play old content, basically predicting classic, and Nick dismissed it out of hand.

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134 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-134-pugs-patch-82-and-old-predictions Tue, 11 Jun 2019 02:49:25 -0400 3464 no
#133: Safe Haven and Classic Beta Safe Haven and Classic Beta Thoughts on Safe Haven, WoW Classic, and Harv really doesn't care for the Horde. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/safe-haven-and-classic-beta
YepX sent a follow up email claiming that we were not taking the privacy threats from the AXS app seriously enough. Nick mentioned that unless you were already policing your phone for malicious apps, this probably wouldn't make a difference, although its never too late to get started doing that.

We start with a discussion of Safe Haven and everyone loves how badass Saurfang is. He snapped the neck of a stealthed rogue!!! Everyone is glad to have Thrall back, but Nick goes on an extended rant about his hair that leads to him wondering about which shamanic powers Thrall will no longer use.

The classic beta started this week. People were upset that they couldn't log into the stress test or that it wasn't stable, but that was the whole point of the stress test. Please note you need to opt-in to the classic beta separately from the normal WoW beta opt-in checkbox. The gang also reviewed the "not a bug" list for commonly reported bugs in WoW Classic, including the size and reach of Tauren, as well as the fact that people were concerned about the lack of quest tracking on the mini-map. This lead to a lengthy discussion reminiscing of other features that were in classic that have since been changed, including mounts in your bag and how hard it was to get gold back then. Overall, the gang looks forward to checking out classic, but no one will be playing it as their main game over BfA or whatever comes next.

Blizzard announced a 15th anniversary collector's edition with in game alabaster mounts, mousepad, and Ragnaros statue. It immediately sold out everywhere. They also announced that a Deathwing mount will be available in game for the 15th anniversary. They didn't say how we'd get it other than a raid fighting some of WoW's most famous bosses, which is something Nick has been calling for for a while.

Blizzard has also been doing tons of interview lately, and Nick speculates that 8.2 was supposed to have dropped this week. Among the interviews, John Hight talks about how the roughly 11 week patch schedule was intentional, and Blizzard was surprised when players noticed and started expecting that rapid cycle.

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133 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/safe-haven-and-classic-beta Wed, 29 May 2019 23:37:41 -0400 4423 no
#132: AotC, Bad Balloon Rides, and Blizzcon AotC, Bad Balloon Rides, and Blizzcon Rei, Eric, & Harv down Heroic Dazar'Alor; Nick has uncomfortable balloon ride. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/aotc-bad-balloon-rides-and-blizzcon
The gang begins by revisiting the recent topic of Blizzcon tickets, as Blizzcon sold out again this year. Nick is surprised that the Portal Passes sold out, but admits that with a small enough availability, it wouldn't have been too hard for that to happen, and since we don't know just how many were made availalbe, he thinks it was not very many. They talk about the issues with the AXS app, including its excessive permission requests and its allowance for ticket resale. They also talk about Con Before the Storm's kickstarter funding itself within 24 hours, and Nick ponders spending $60 on a shirt.

Blizzard announced they will not be at Gamescom this year. Harv says this means that they are saving everything for Blizzcon, so Blizzcon expectations are going to be huge. Nick points out that Blizzard could easily make an announcement at any time if they really wanted anyway.

Nick also brings up two recent interviews with John Hight, new executive producer for World of Warcraft. Hight talked about trying to eliminate crunch on the WoW team, and also how the roughly 77 day patch schedule for Legion was indeed planned out.

Finally, the gang looks back at episode #32, when Nick had a lengthy anti-Activision rant, back before hating Activision was cool.

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132 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-132-aotc-bad-balloon-rides-and-blizzcon Tue, 14 May 2019 15:00:58 -0400 4371 no
#131: Bans, Taxes, and Blizzcon Bans, Taxes, and Blizzcon In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except bans & taxes & Blizzcon. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/bans-taxes-and-blizzcon
Longtime listener YepX emailed in with two questions! First, he asks about Activision-Blizzard not paying any taxes and actually receiving a rebate. The gang agrees this isn't a good look given the recent layoffs after reporting such a profitable 2018, but they acknowledge that plenty of companies do it and while that's not justification, the problem is bigger than just Activision-Blizzard and needs to be addressed in the political arena. Nick tries to make a comparison to Diablo II.

Second, YepX asks about the recent Blizzard bans for using add-ons that modify the client-side game files. He also looks for opinions on integrating player-generated content into WoW. Everyone agrees this would be cool to see but no one expects Blizzard would be likely to do it anytime soon. They also talk about how Blizzard undid the bans since several people thought they were just making graphics changes and Blizzard would rather issue a warning to those people at this time.

Blizzcon 2019 was finally announced to take place November 1st and 2nd this year. There was a slight price increase for the tickets and the gang talks about the new portal pass. Nick doesn't think it will sell very well. They talk about the statues being given in lieu of goodie bags this year as well.

A recent PTR file change intended to improve Blizzard's database performance has concerned the datamining community. Blizzard files are now given randomized names which make it harder for miners to review them. This especially affects the machinima and cosplay communities as they use these files in their projects.

Blizzard also announced that items in Classic WoW will use their last version, as of patch 1.12.

Lastly, we look back at episode #31, which was right when Patch 6.2 was coming out.

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131 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-131-bans-taxes-and-blizzcon Tue, 30 Apr 2019 23:14:01 -0400 4077 no
#130: Patch 8.2 and Patch 8.6.7 (5309) Patch 8.2 and Patch 8.6.7 (5309) We review the Patch 8.2 news and laugh at the patch 8.6.7 notes. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/dont-get-mad-get-good-2
YepX emailed in with some thoughts about the recent leveling exploits. Nick responds that a rule is a rule and there should be punishments for breaking them. Harv maintains that leveling through timewalking dungeons is great and should be used instead of regular leveling.

Blizzard recently gave an update on Patch 8.2 and all the content it is bringing. Nick reviewed most of the announcement but the gang talked about the changes coming to the Water Strider mounts, as they are losing their water walking ability now that Mount Equipment will be available. Eric, as a death knight, expects he should be fine. Nick is excited to see what people will datamine once the PTR is up as we should begin to know how the rest of the expansion will play out.

Blizzard also explained how they plan to implement PVP in Classic WoW across the six phases. Additionally, IKEdit released a Remastered Black Temple trailer that is worth checking out.

April Fool's came and went, and Blizzard released their fake Patch 8.6.7 (build 5309) patch notes, which is already a great joke. The gang looks over the notes as is custom and shares their favorite gags. Demon Hunters in particular got a ton of ridicule. Nick laments that Diablo 4 was not announced on in-season April Fool's Day.

Finally, the gang looks back at episode #30, when they had a long discussion about people not paying attention in raid.

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130 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-130-dont-get-mad-get-good Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:32:08 -0400 3793 no
#129: Dev Q&amp;A and Harv's Confession Dev Q&amp;A and Harv's Confession Upon finding out pants will not be a hidden transmog, Harv tells us a story. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/dev-qa-and-harvs-confession
In the news, Blizzard recently issued temporary bans for exploiting a leveling potion bug, which several players claimed not to know was an exploit.

Ion and Josh did another Dev Q&A. In it they revealed that shirts could be transmogged invisible, and Blizzard later amended the statement to be that all slots but pants will be allowed to be hidden. This lead to a long conversation about wearing pants that culminated in Harv confessing that he danced in his underwear for 10g once. They also announced a level squish which no one seems to want. Harv, Rei, and Eric didn't care much for squishing the levels, while Nick wants to see a broader scheme implemented to fix the system going forward.

In classic news, it was announced that classic will be getting RP servers. Also, Alterac Valley will be in the game, using version 1.12. Spell batching will return, and Loot Trading will be disabled for any soulbound items in 5 man dungeons.

Blizzard also unveiled the Firework and Transmorpher toys to support the MDI and AWC. Eric was so intrigued by the Transmorpher he bought one during the episode and turned himself into Blackhand.

Finally, the gang looked back at episode #29, when we were just starting to piece together that Hellfire Citadel would be the final raid of Warlords and Ion said that flying would be gone from new content for good. Suffice to say, the playerbase was not content with that news.

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129 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-129-dev-qa-and-harvs-confession Wed, 03 Apr 2019 10:37:31 -0400 4033 no
#128: Raiding, Portals, and the Alliance Corp of Engineers Raiding, Portals, and the Alliance Corp of Engineers We discuss raiding Normal to Heroic, and reluctantly bring up the portal debate. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/raiding-portals-and-the-alliance-corp-of-engineers
Everyone has been running timewalking dungeons. Nick complains about trying to do invasions as they run out of time. He also talks about the popularity of Zandalari trolls lately.

Blizzard released a statement about their reasoning for removing portals, so Nick reluctantly brings up the portal debate. His thinking is this will all blow over despite the loss of convenience but Eric and Harv are more concerned. They review several of the places were portals were removed, and Nick commends the new Portal Rooms for their appearance. Rei mentions that she and Harv are still farming materials from their farm in Pandaria, which leads to a discussion of whether it is worth it to get in on the market for the Sky Golem.

Finally, the gang talks about WoW! Talk! #28 and laments the lack of subscriber information since Blizzard stopped sharing that information. They also talk about Blizzard previewing Tanaan Jungle, and how that was supposed to be TImeless Isle 2.0.

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128 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-128-raiding-portals-and-the-alliance-corp-of-engineers Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:17:39 -0400 3637 no
#127: The 8.1.5. Quiz The 8.1.5. Quiz Test your knowledge of all the new content coming in Patch 8.1.5!!! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-8-1-5-quiz
The classic team released a status update looking back on changes made from feedback from the demo back in November. Some fixes included fixing regen systems and crit systems that needed to be fixed. Other things were not fixed, like warlock mounts disappearing as soon as a new one was to be summoned, as that was how vanilla worked. There are going to be many issues that arise where people disagree about exactly how it was back in vanilla.

Blizzard also did an art presentation looking at the development of the style and appearances for the Kul Tirans and Zandalari trolls. In this presentation, they revealed that Patch 8.1.5 was coming on March 12th.

With Patch 8.1.5 on the horizon, it is time for the patch 8.1.5 quiz. Questions include topics such as the Kul Tiran and Zandalari Troll allied races, the Two Sides to Every Tale achievement, remastered battlegrounds, updates to the Darkmoon Faire, new micro-holidays, Warlords of Draenor timewalking, Brawler's Guild, and the new Crucible of Storms raid. Nick also manages to slip a question in about LOST as well, since the show involved flight #815, and this is patch 8.1.5. Find out who wins the quiz, and play along at home!

Finally, the gang looks back at episode #27. In particular, the WoW Token was at its cheapest and Patch 6.2 was on its way. We still didn't know that Hellfire Citadel was to be the last raid of WoD, but the patch brought plenty of innovation to the game, including Timewalking and Mythic dungeons.

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127 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-127-the-815-quiz Tue, 05 Mar 2019 15:51:00 -0500 4329 no
#126: Layoffs and World First Preparation Layoffs and World First Preparation The gang talks about layoffs and the work for world first, and Harv loves BfA! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/layoffs-and-world-first-preparation
First, they talk about what they've been doing in game. Eric talks about beating the Jaina fight in Dazar'Alor. Nick, having just watched Frozen, asks too many Frozen questions. They also talk about the off-hand drop from Jaina that makes the fight easier.

Then, Nick talks about working to get the Bloof Elf Heritage Armor and how he enjoyed that quest, showing events from Warcraft III from an on-the-ground perspective as opposed to a top-down view like a WCIII map. He also talks about grinding reputation and experience through timewalking dungeons. He also mentions that he completed Drustvar on one of his alliance characters and enjoyed the story.

Harv talks about how he's enjoying World Quests and the Azerite grind and how he's back into the game again. Nick also espouses support for world quests as they allowed him to gear up his alts quickly.

Finally, the gang talks about the recent layoffs at Activision-Blizzard. They send their condolences out to everyone affected. They talk about how it is not helping the community's relationship with Blizzard at the moment, but Nick points out that the only thing that will help the relationship is for Blizzard to start putting out good games and fixing their stale games.

The converstation then transitions into the efforts Method and Limit went through to attempt to get Mythic World First for Dazar'Alor. Method, who got world first, had several support characters they had to level up through several professions repeatedly just to equip 400 ilvl gear so they could swap key slots on their gear runs. Limit spent about $9000 faction changing characters so they could get an ilvl 400 weapon. The gang discusses if this is necessary or healthy for the game and what changes could be made to remedy the issue given that it is only affecting a small group of players, albeit a prominent group of players.

Also, Nick brings up the Alliance wolf and Horde horse coming in 8.1.5 as a reward for completing the war campaigns with an Alliance and Horde character.

Finally, the gang looks back at episode #26 when the WoW Token was released.

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126 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-126-layoffs-and-world-first-preparation Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:47:56 -0500 3728 no
#125: Hivemind, Dazar'Alor, and Past Predictions Hivemind, Dazar'Alor, and Past Predictions Rei, Eric, & Harv talk Hivemind & Dazar'Alor. Nick's joke prediction happens! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/hivemind-dazaralor-and-past-predictions
Rei, Eric, Harv, and two guildies got the Hivemind mount this week. They talk about how they had to split up and attack the quests separately. Eric finished his run of skyreach quick enough that he could take a nap. Then they came back together and pet some cats to complete the secret quests. Overall they enjoyed it and should get to utilize the group's speed buff at some point.

Rei, Eric, and Harv also entered the Dazar'Alor raid. They are up to the Stormwind Blockade, and talk about how that fight is difficult. Nick asks Harv if playing as a troll is as annoying as he thought it would be, and it is. Rei and Eric share their experiences playing as other races as well. They also talk about fighting Mekkatorque with his robots and shrinking mechanic. Nick asks about Opulence and Eric describes the fight. They also talk about having to split the raid to go into the shadowlands during the Bwon'samdi fight. Eric appreciates the Grong fight since it was set up before the raid. Nick talks about doing the Horde pre-raid quests that show how the Alliance tricked the Horde into leaving the city exposed.

Nick takes a moment to apologize for the delay on episode #124 and gives a shoutout to Criostior who sent in email on that episode.

Nick brings up the Dev Q&A that the community did not take well. He talks about how Shaman in particular were promised massive changes and then not given massive changes and then told that the number tuning they received was what Blizzard meant by massive changes, and how that was not received well. He also talks about how everything Ion is dealing with now is why Ghostcrawler left back in 2014.

Then, they talk about the controversy over Hogrus, the new store mount, and how Blizzard has been selling Chinese New Years mounts for the last few years.

Finally, Nick and Harv look back at WoW! Talk! #25. After talking about Wrestlemania, Nick gets into a lawsuit between Blizzard and Chinese company Lilith games, which had been ripping off Blizzard's Warcraft IP. The games were making one million dollars a day, and Nick predicted that Blizzard would be entering the mobile market because how could they leave that money on the table?

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125 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-125-hivemind-dazaralor-and-past-predictions Tue, 05 Feb 2019 13:44:24 -0500 4558 no
#124: Holiday Restrictions, Mike Morhaime, and 8.1.5 PTR Holiday Restrictions, Mike Morhaime, and 8.1.5 PTR After football, the gang discusses holiday changes, Morhaime, and BfA season 2. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/holiday-restrictions-mike-morhaime-and-8-1-5-ptr
Anyway, after talking about the Patriots and Rams victories, Nick brings up Bungie leaving Activision. He talks about how people hope that Blizzard would do the same, and how he even tweeted it sarcastically with no sign that he was being sarcastic. Best wishes to Bungie as they journey out on their own and reclaim their Destiny.

Finally, Nick asks Rei, Eric, and Harv what they've been up to in game. They talk about being excited to raid in Dazar'Alor and Harv mentions that he's playing the game more in preparation. Nick talks about his experiences finally completing Uldir LFR, and learning how to be an orb runner.

We received two emails this week. First, from Criostior laughing at Harv for being upset about having to play a troll in the coming raid. Then, Nick shared an email he got about the old Vomiting on the Lich King episode (#84) asking about looking into an article feeling nauseated. Thank you Criostior for the email!

In the first topic, Nick talks about holiday items being restricted to their respective holiday time frames. Everyone agrees this is disappointing. Nick posits this means changes for the holidays are in store.

Next, Nick brings up Mike Morhaime leaving. He talks about how people are concerned that his is more of Activision's heavy handed involvement, but Nick is pretty sure its just normal business practice.

Nick also brings up the Blizzard party at Disneyland. He thinks that many of the critical streamers should be calling out Blizzard for wasting money, but maybe the fact that they are is a good sign that Activision doesn't have total control. He also says that the Blizzard employees deserve the reward.

The gang goes over the changes coming in Season 2 of BfA, that starts with the raid. They also look at some of the changes that have been datamined as part of the 8.1.5 PTR, which will not be live with the raid. There were changes announced to the Arena and MDI championships, and they talk about supporting PVP through store pets.

Finally, they look back at episode #24. They talk about Rei's madden curse comment, and revisit the idea of Khadgar being Mediv... Visit website for full summary.

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124 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-124-holiday-restrictions-mike-morhaime-and-815-ptr Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:41:24 -0500 4024 no
#123: Even Dogs Hate BFA! Even Dogs Hate BFA! The gang considers if WoW is a dead game and talk about the podcasting struggle. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/even-dogs-hate-bfa
Rei shares a gofundme for a friend who lost someone. Please visit https://www.gofundme.com/a-final-goodbye-for-terri?member=1437222 to help out.

YepX sent in an email about an Asmongold video and commented that podcasters don't seem to appropriately address the negativity. Everyone agreed that WoW is struggling at the moment, but Nick talked about how content creation inherently leads to creators who try to view the bright side. No one wants to be negative the whole time, and when something isn't fun, its easier to stop talking about it than it is to keep talking about how unfun it is. Nick points out that WoW is the kind of game where a social network (a guild) can keep a player coming back, but when that network falls apart, it can help force players to leave.

Blizzard recently released a preview of the Dazar'Alor raid. The gang goes over how the faction-swapping mechanics will work. Nick laments that there's no Horde transformation to Worgen. Harv is not happy with the mechanic. They go over the upcoming bosses rapidly.

Someone redid the Wrathgate cinematic with improved graphics.

The gang looks back at episode #23, which was Eric's first episode.

Nick rants about Sylvanas and is concerned she will be the final raid boss.

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123 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-141-even-dogs-hate-bfa Tue, 08 Jan 2019 10:33:44 -0500 4152 no
#122: On to 2019! On to 2019! The gang looks back to patch 6.1 to diagnose WoW going into 2019! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/on-to-2019
As is customary, the gang looks back at episode #22. This was the episode right before Patch 6.1, which had minimal content. Nick focuses on the outrage over Twitter Integration, and how it was misplaced, but Blizzard failed to foresee the controversy. He compares it to the present with Blizzard missing the potential for outrage over a holiday sale ad that left out Heroes of the Storm. His point was that even without Activision's Influence, Blizzard struggles with public relations. Also, Nick mentions that BlizzardWatch was founded.

Nick asks everyone how they feel their class has been performing, and Nick talks about how Blizzard is stuck between trying to develop classes that have enough abilities to feel full while also keeping the amount of abilities in check. Nick rants that Blizzard needs to figure this out before the game can progress. Ion may have his work cut out for him.

Thank you for joining us in 2018 and we look forward to a great 2019! Happy New Year!

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122 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-112-on-to-2019 Wed, 26 Dec 2018 15:58:06 -0500 4135 no
#121: The Patch 8.1 Quiz The Patch 8.1 Quiz Patch 8.1 is upon us so test your knowledge against the WoW! Talk! gang! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-patch-8-1-quiz
The gang then gets into the Patch 8.1 quiz along with some members of the chat room, including Frazley of the Frazlcast, on which Nick was a guest this week. Through the quiz, they talk about the coming Pet Dungeon. They also discuss which races are getting Heritage Armor and the requirements to get it. The mention the release date for the Battle of Dazar'Alor. There are new islands in Island Expeditions that they reference. They also go over some of the loot changes to Island Expeditions that are coming in the patch. Faction Assaults are considered, as well as any new Allied Races and the status of the Warfronts. Finally, Nick brings up the Leveling Experience nerfs. Play along at home to see if you can beat the gang!

After the quiz, Nick reviews the Island Expedition loot changes one more time, and then brings up a reddit post about not wanting to play other games. Nick compares it to someone hung up on a girl that broke up with them, and establishes that its okay to walk away. Harv talks about playing Eve Online a little. Nick mentions that he watched Star Wars Galaxies die, and Blizzard's mistakes with Battle for Azeroth are nothing like that. Rei and Harv establish that as long as they are playing with friends, they will be fine.

Finally, Nick looks back at episode #21, which was the first mention of the SELFIE camera. They also talk about the Mystic Runesaber and the demise of WoW Insider.

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121 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-121-the-patch-81-quiz Tue, 18 Dec 2018 01:34:17 -0500 4074 no
#120: Activision vs. Blizzard (feat. Jarret) Activision vs. Blizzard (feat. Jarret) Jarret of Watchpoint Radio joins us to discuss Activision's control of Blizzard. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/activision-vs-blizzard-feat-jarret
After reading the Kotaku article on Blizzard, Nick was concerned about Activision's role in events, and invited Jarret on to discuss. Nick looks at the timeline of people coming in to Blizzard and people leaving and how that might be affecting the company. Jarret puts a significant damper on Nick's concerns and says that Activision would have already interfered with Blizzard if they needed, but the company is doing fine. Nick looks at Allen Adham's incubator that is producing mobile games, and both Nick and Jarret agree that Blizzard is fine for focusing on mobile games. Finally, Nick brings up the idea of Warcraft Go and they discuss what that game could ultimately look like.

In the news, Blizzard addressed the unanswered questions from the WoW Q&A at Blizzcon, and they also formally previewed the two new Islands being added to Island expeditions.

Finally, the gang looks back at episode #20. Garrisons were still fresh and everyone had high hopes for new content in Warlords of Draenor. They talk about how garrisons should have been brought forward through the expansions and the loss of the garrison jukebox after WoD. Nick asserts that BfA is looking more promising than WoD was.

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120 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-120-activision-vs-blizzard-feat-jarret Tue, 27 Nov 2018 02:58:40 -0500 4627 no
#119: Mages Up, Stocks Down! Mages Up, Stocks Down! Blizzard stock drops, Kul Tiran mages are in and Zandalari Warlocks are out! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/mages-up-stocks-down
The gang talks about Activision's recent stock drops. Nick points out that there's not much to look forward to for most of Blizzard's properties, and so there's no reason to expect the stock drop to turn around. He also mentioned that WoW is in about as good a place as it can be with all the coming content, and that should help going forward. Activision-Blizzard also lost 7 million Monthly Active Users, and it will be interesting to see how they are able to get them back.

Blizzard announced some changes to the Zandalari and Kul Tiran Allied Races. Zandalari can no longer be warlocks, and Kul Tirans can now be mages. Jaina being a Kul Tiran mage seemed to inspire this transition.

It took a while but the Alliance Hall of Fame is now full and Mythic raiders can now form cross-realm groups for Uldir.

The WoW forums are being updated but Nick can't find his information for this.

Finally, the gang looks back at episode #19. They compare Highmaul LFR with Uldir LFR, and everyone still does not like the Highmaul raid. Nick fondly remembers Aviana's feather, and concludes that Demon Hunters are the reason why it can't be brought back. The WoW Token was first mentioned at that time, and Nick looks back on how its been used by the Blizzard fondly, although he wishes he could afford more of them. They also talked about patch 6.1 hitting the PTR, which would be the infamous twitter/selfie cam patch. They looked back at how Ashran never caught on, and Eric and Harv agree that Wintergrasp was the pinnacle of WoW PVP zones.

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119 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-119-mages-up-stocks-down Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:52:25 -0500 3977 no
Special Events SE: Blizzcon 2018: Out of Season April Fool's Spectacular Blizzcon 2018: Out of Season April Fool's Spectacular As we expected, Blizzcon 2018 was a bit of an off year. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/special-events/blizzcon-2018-out-of-season-april-fools-spectacular
Next, Nick talks quickly about the new Hearthstone expansion, "Rastakhan's Rumble." He thinks it looks good, but laughs that Rastakhan is dying in WoW.

Speaking of which, the gang moves onto talking about the news for World of Warcraft. Mechagon and Nazjatar were announced as future destinations. Nick thinks everything looks promising. Harv seemed less impressed. They also talked about WoW Classic, sharing their experiences in the game. Nick found the boundary of exploration before getting too close to Thousand Needles. Eric died a bunch as a warrior while Rei went oom. Overall, they enjoyed the experience but agreed it was at best a diversion from Battle for Azeroth.

Jarret talks briefly about the Starcraft II announcement of Zeratul and looks at the update about the Deep Mind AI. Nick mentions that Orphea is the new HotS hero. Then Jarret takes over and goes deep on the problems of Overwatch and how Ashe does not help the game. He talks about the problems with her ultimate B.O.B. He also looks at the Overwatch decisions of late.

Nick brings up Warcraft III Remastered. He fawns over the cinematic while Eric and Harv look forward to playing the game for the first time. Everyone agrees this was one of the best announcements of the Con.

Nick asks everyone how they would have handled Blizzcon if they knew what Blizzard was releasing. He also asks about what Blizzcon 2020 looks like if there is still no Diablo 4. Blizzard is in an interesting place over the next few years.

Finally, Nick talks to Bob from Watchpoint Radio about his time at Blizzcon. He talks about meeting lots of community members and going to Con Before the Storm. He discusses his time playing Ashe and watching the Overwatch World Cup.

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https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/blizzcon-2018-out-of-season-april-fools-spectacular Tue, 06 Nov 2018 02:06:53 -0500 01:43:57 no
Special Events SE: Pre-Blizzcon 2018 Hype! Pre-Blizzcon 2018 Hype! Jarret from WPR joins the WoW! Talk! gang to discuss expectations for Blizzcon! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/special-events/pre-blizzcon-2018-hype
First, they talk about the Mike Morhaime to J. Allen Brack transition and how that might affect the company. Jarret doesn't expect it will affect Overwatch, but Nick offers some examples of changes to WoW that may indicate the game is shifting in a different direction.

Next, Jarret dives into the state of Overwatch, talking about how the players tend not to understand the game, and how a certain player needs PVE Content or else the game population will decline. He also talks about how loot boxes have stalled as a revenue model.

Nick brings up Diablo and the lack of Diablo IV at Blizzcon. Harv mentions that maybe there will be a Diablo II remaster announced. They wonder if a mobile game would be acceptable to fans of the franchise, or if, despite Blizzard's announcements, it is still on the way.

The gang gets into expectations for WoW, talking about Patch 8.1 and patch 8.2 (or 8.1.5?) They ponder new allied races. They also talk about WoW Classic, and how Jarret doesn't expect WoW Classic to be popular, and everyone mostly agrees. They talk about the angst over the time-restricted demo. Jarret complains about smelting bullets back in vanilla WoW.

Nick rants briefly about Hearthstone, talking about how he thinks Ben Brode's departure is affecting the state of the game, and its going to be some time before it will fully recover, much to the community's chagrin.

Jarret talks briefly about Starcraft. Nick talks a little about Heroes. They have mild expectations for those games.

Then, the gang talks about the bands that were finally announced for Blizzcon: Lindsay Strling, Kristian Nairn, and Train. Nick points out that people are always disappointed in the band and although this set is more eclectic than usual, it really shouldn't matter. He then rants about people complaining about the virtual ticket items and bands like those are the only parts of the Blizzcon tickets that matter.

Finally, they talk about some of the panels they are looking forward to, including the cosplay competition and some of the voice acting panels. They also talk about some of the esports championships that will be happening.

The Mash Those Buttons Team will be back next week with a full recap of everything announced at Blizzcon! See you then!

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https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/pre-blizzcon-2018-hype Tue, 30 Oct 2018 11:54:18 -0400 01:47:41 no
#118: Emissaries, Morhaime, and the Dev Q&amp;A Emissaries, Morhaime, and the Dev Q&amp;A This week the gang talks about Morhaime, emissary quest patterns, and Ion's Q&A. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/emissaries-morhaime-and-the-dev-qa
YepX sent in a tip about waiting until Wednesday when the Azerite Armor scales up to turn in your emissaries and quests, since you get more with your reward at the time. He also submitted a link to a forum post about a new holiday idea for quests and stories in the Tavern. Everybody likes the idea but Harv who doesn't care to hear NPC stories, but even then he would welcome the ability to get more mounts.

Nick talks about some research he's done on Emissary Quests, pointing out that there seem to be two groupings of Emissaries, with Tortollans, Talanji's Expedition, and Zandalari making up one group, and the Voldunai, War Campaign, and Champions of Azeroth making up the second group. He also reviews how this relates to Legion emissary quests.

In the news, Mike Morhaime is stepping down as Blizzard President to be replaced by J. Allen Brack. Ion and Josh did a Dev Q&A that gave Nick hope for his Legion paragon rewards, calmed Harv about Azerite Armor, and concerned Eric about DK tanking. The Blizzcon schedule was released and people are expecting some sort of Diablo announcement, and Blizzard has added an Inclusion Nexus to the event. Nick closes the show by taking a look back at episode 18.

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118 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-118-emissaries-morhaime-and-the-dev-qa Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:14:58 -0400 3931 no
SE: Happy Fifth Anniversary! Happy Fifth Anniversary! Jeremy returns to celebrate 5 years of WoW! Talk! by running Tomb of Sargeras! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/happy-fifth-anniversary
We start with Nick complaining about Worgen transmog. Jeremy talks a little about what he's been up to. Frazley joins the raid. Nick asks everyone for their opinion on the Global cooldown changes this expansion, and no one is happy. Jeremy expresses his frustration with Azerith armor, and Nick recalls how we came up with a system in a prior special episode that would allow them to keep giving up artifact items forever, while tying specific abilities to certain expansions. Nick asks everyone for their favorite WoW! Talk! memories, and an audio issue makes it sound like Rei doesn't care about the show. Nick shares an old Sentinax joke.

As for the raid, the gang starts with Goroth and progresses to the Demonic Inquisition, where Nick makes the requisite "no one expects" joke. Harjatan and Mistress Sassizne are next, followed by Sisters of the Moon (not to be confused with Sailors of the Moon from Futurama) and then the Desolate Host, which resembles and Icecrown Citadel boss. Finally, the gang plays guitar hero on Maiden of Virtue, has fun ignoring the add on the Fallen Avatar, and manages to defeat Kil'jaeden with minimal difficulty.

Thank you for listening for the last 5 years! We'll be back next week at 10:30 pm E on September 30th on twitch.tv/mashthosebuttons with our regularly scheduled episode. Sent any questions or feedback to wowtalk@mashthosebuttons.com or find us on twitter at @wowtalkmtb. Enjoy playing WoW!

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https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/happy-fifth-anniversary Wed, 10 Oct 2018 10:47:41 -0400 5541 no
#117: Patch 8.1 (Avast Ye, Harv Hates Pirates!) Patch 8.1 (Avast Ye, Harv Hates Pirates!) We dig into Patch 8.1, the Virtual Ticket items, and Harv's hatred of pirates! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/patch-8-1-avast-ye-harv-hates-pirates
Discussion moves to Patch 8.1, which was announced shortly after the last episode. One of the big features was that reputation will now apply account wide based on the highest reputation you have earned, which seems like a reasonable solution to the rep grind. Nick confuses himself talking about some Frostwolf armor that he can't equip. They also talk about the upcoming Seige of Zuldazar raid, which will be different for Alliance and Horde, and speculate how that might work. Also, the patch will contain a new Warfront in Darkshore which will feature the Forsaken vs the Night Elves. Nick points out that the Warfronts are matching up the original Alliance and Horde races by their traditional counterparts, and aniticipates Tauren v Dwarves and Trolls v Gnomes as upcoming warfronts. Other characters to be featured in 8.1 include Saurfang and the shadow priest artifact Xal'atath.

The World of Warcraft in-game items to come with the real and virtual Blizzcon tickets were announced. This year players get week-long access to a demo for Classic WoW, as well as faction cloaks and banners. People were upset on the forums and this is represented with Harv disliking the items and Nick being appreciative if slightly ambivalent.

In other news, World of Warcraft revenue is up! MysticalOS, creator of Deadly Boss Mods, got some help from Blizzard and the Blizzard community. Ghostcrawler did an interview where he talked a little about his time at Blizzard. And the Dreadwake is now available with a six-month subscription. This leads to the revelation that Harv is sick of pirates.

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117 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-117-patch-81-avast-ye-harv-hates-pirates Mon, 01 Oct 2018 23:34:40 -0400 4609 no
#116: More Music Boxes, Less Salt More Music Boxes, Less Salt We look at Uldir and discuss the state of the community around Ion's AMA. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/more-music-boxes-less-salt
This week Game Director Ion Hazzikostas jumped on reddit for an AMA, since the community has been frothing over Azerite Armor, Island Expeditions, and other systems. Everyone discusses their disappointment with Azerite Armor, and Nick shares his theory about how it is supposed to work. They all agree it is not working currently though. They consider that the system requires a few expansions of refinement, and it should be fine by the time 8.2 or 8.3 come out. Nick points out that Legion had its early detractors as well, given how people took some time to accept the way that artifacts worked. Nick also considered whether reputations should be account wide, and thinks that people had unrealistic expectations for how the AMA would play out.

There were some recent articles about WoW. First PC Gamer tried to cover the community immolation over Azerite Armor, but went too far in agreeing with the players that the system was terrible. Kotaku had an article about the llamas in Vol'dun. Invenglobal had a fake article pointint out people will play for three months and then quit for two years.

Finally, the gang looks back at episode #16 right after the Warlords launch and compares the two times. The conclusion is that everything will work out.

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116 https://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/more-music-boxes-less-salt Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:41:31 -0400 5302 no
#115: Singing in the Fire (feat. Frazley) Singing in the Fire (feat. Frazley) Frazley from the Frazlcast joins us to talk about the current state of BfA! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/singing-in-the-fire-feat-frazley
Ceri sent a tweet about the recommended way to earn reputation. YepX sent in an email talking about War Mode and how it should be able to be turned off everywhere, but Nick says that Blizzard would never do that because the inconvenience of toggling it is part of the point. They then get into a lengthy discussion of creature scaling and how things are bad early in the expansion because the system was reset and not a smooth continuation from Legion. Finally, YepX asks about inscription and professions. No one plays a scribe, so they talk about how their professions are or aren't making money. Nick mentions that WoD bags are selling, and goblin gliders if you can make them. Anchor Weed is making herbalism profitable. They then debate if the scrapper has been good for the game or not, since it gives players access to a wider array of materials.

The Warbringers Azshara short was released at gamescom. Nick likes the drumbeat. They talk about the reveal of N'Zoth and where they think the game might be going. Frazley talks about how Azshara's lack of concern for her people made Sylvanas look better by comparison. Overall, this was a well liked short.

In the news, there was a Dev Q&A recently where Ion addressed the mob scaling concerns. BfA is the fastest selling WoW expansion with 3.4 million copies sold in one day. Ion Hazzikostas spoke at PAX West about his journey to and through Blizzard. WoWhead posted an article on the creation of Scholomance. People were banned for exploiting a World Quest bug. Blizzard is starting the Blizzcon hype with a series of pre-Blizzcon videos starting on 9/12. USgamer.net had an article about the making of WoW. Forbes had an interview with Steve Burke and Steve Danueser.

Finally, the gang looks back at episode #15, when Katie Grace first appeared on the show to talk about cosplay as Patch 6.0.2 loomed ahead.

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115 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-115-singing-in-the-fire-feat-frazley Wed, 05 Sep 2018 09:55:03 -0400 5417 no
#114: The Honeymoon Phase The Honeymoon Phase We're in the Honeymoon of Battle for Azeroth, so of course everything's great! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-honeymoon-phase
YepX tweeted about the old Zandalari rep, and Nick theorizes it is because after the Isle of Thunder, we need a blank slate with them.

In the news, the Battle for Azeroth app is now available to run war campaign follower missions on your phone. A third round of Blizzcon tickets were released and sold out. Ion Hazzikostas will be the keynote speaker at PAX West 2018. The Battle for Azeroth soundtrack is now on Spotify. Nick talks about the WoW Token price fluctuating and he is disappointed that he didn't wait longer to get more bang for his gold. Azshara is on the Blizzard's Gamescom key art, which means that we might be getting a patch 8.1 announcement soon. Blizzard has also been featured in a ton of media articles and interviews regarding BfA.

Finally, we look back at episode #14, and then Harv points out we did not discuss Azerite Armor, which everyone seems to find a bit underwhelming or annoying.

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114 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-114-the-honeymoon-phase Tue, 21 Aug 2018 22:26:45 -0400 4786 no
#113: Blizzard's Emotional Roller Coaster Blizzard's Emotional Roller Coaster The BfA pre-launch story has been an emotional roller coaster lately. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/blizzards-emotional-roller-coaster
The gang then takes a quick look at the recent news. Blizzard is letting you make groupshots for three characters on their website now. There were two mythic 31 clears recently. And Blizzard announced a release calendar for the start of BfA.

So the WoW Community has been all over the place lately. Two weeks ago, everyone was upset that leveling was broken, until Blizzard fixed that by nerfing the amount of experience needed per level, from 40-100. Then, the community was happy, and Blizzard released the Jaina Warbringers short. Then, War of the Thorns Part 1 came out, and everyone was bothered by how abruptly it ended, except Rei and Eric who didn't play it until the following week. War of the Thorns part 2 was released alongside the Sylvanas Warbringers short, and Nick was bothered to learn that Sylvanas ordered the burning of Teldrassil because he had been defending her. They talk about the Horde community being split and upset that they were forced to go along with this, and they talk about the Alliance being irritated and ready to strike back (especially Harv). Then, Blizzard released Old Soldier, the Saurfang cinematic, which appeased many of the Horde players and resulted in Horde players removing their shoulders in protest of Sylvanas. Nick talks about people getting angry with the storytelling and harassing devs, and then points out that the last two weeks played out exactly how Blizzard thought they would, and there's no point in criticizing them in the short term because the story can change any day now.

Finally, they look back at Episode #13 from four years ago, and compare how the WoD beta was going to what we are seeing with BfA now. Also, events for the 10th anniversay celebration were announced.

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113 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-113-blizzards-emotional-roller-coaster Wed, 08 Aug 2018 15:39:39 -0400 5013 no
#112: This is Purgatory (On Patch 8.0) This is Purgatory (On Patch 8.0) This time between Legion and Battle for Azeroth? This is Purgatory. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/this-is-purgatory-on-patch-8-0
The gang then talks about the availability of Legendaries and Nick laments that they way they were handled was the one problem with Legion. Eric agrees. Nick mentions a reddit post that suggested that the legendary and artifact abilities that were lost should have been a new row of talents. Nick and Harv talk briefly about the loss of Hati for Beastmaster Hunters, and agree that it was anti-climactic to log in and have your artifact depowered without anything further happening.

Rei and Nick talk a little about changes to guild management, although neither has had the chance to play it much. Nick was excited to log in and get his honor applied across all his characters for the PVP appearances.

Nick asks when everyone feels that Legion ends and BfA starts. Eric sums it up best that we are in a purgatory between expansions.

In the news recently, Ion and Josh did a Dev Q&A addressed questions from the pre-patch. Also, WoW was recently highlighted in three gaming articles. Nick summarizes them and complains about them. Finally, there are animated shorts coming for Jaina, Sylvanas, and Azshara.

Nick then looks back at episode #12 and talks about beta opening for Warlords of Draenor and some correct predictions we were able to make at the time. Also, Azeroth Choppers is finally over and we had news about the Warcraft movie.

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112 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-112-this-is-purgatory-on-patch-80 Tue, 24 Jul 2018 00:01:30 -0400 4096 no
#111: The Patch 8.0 Quiz The Patch 8.0 Quiz Eric's hopes for the pre-patch are dashed by the Patch 8.0 Quiz. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-patch-8-0-quiz
Nick brings up Wired's recently video on the History of World of Warcraft, and goes in depth about comments Ion made about Mists of Pandaria being difficult because it did not have a villain they could market on the box. He points out that Battle for Azeroth is similar, and talks about some of the difficulty Blizzard is having.

At last, it is time for the Patch 8.0 Quiz. Nick asks Rei, Eric, and Chris about the coming patch. One thing we learn is that Eric is not ready for the changes coming in the patch, as much of what he likes about the game is at risk of being removed or changed. Play along at home and let us know your score!

Nick also mentions that the items to complete the free world quest every 18 hours that some classes can use are expiring in patch 8.0, and will become vendor trash.

Finally, Nick reviews WoW! Talk! episode 11, which was almost four years ago to the day, and talks about the WoD beta as well as comments that predict artifact power and finds similar thoughts about keybinding in the beta that they are seeing now.

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111 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-111-the-patch-80-quiz Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:13:40 -0400 4145 no
#110: Dev Q&amp;A, Pre-Patch, and Classic. Dev Q&amp;A, Pre-Patch, and Classic. Harv joins Nick, Rei, & Eric to talk about the Dev Q&A and Classic WoW! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/dev-qa-pre-patch-and-classic
Ion and Lore recently did another Dev Q&A. The big news coming out of this is that shaman and shadow priests will have to wait until patch 8.1 to have their classes fixed. Eric mentioned he plays a shaman and enjoys it now. He hasn't tested shaman on the beta but now it is worth checking out. They also talked about PVP and how War Mode would work on RP realms. This lead to a discussion about how Blizzard tends to force PVP, and everyone recounts their initial decision of whether to roll their first character on a PVE or PVP server. It was also mentioned in the Q&A that mythic cross-realm raiding will be implemented after the top 100 horde and alliance guilds earn the mythic achievement. The gang talks about this while admitting that it won't affect them. Also, players will no longer be able to swap gear in mythic+ dungeons, and only Harv seems slightly affected by that.

Blizzard recently put out a PVP Rating update, and the gang reviews that.

The last topic is the WoW Classic Dev Watercooler. The gang talks about the decision to use patch 1.12 and they all recount their time in vanilla (or whenever they started.)

Finally, in the news, we talk about the winner of the MDI, the shuttering of the WoW Mobile Armory app, the fastest way from Stormwind to Ironforge, and Ghostcrawler is @ghostcrawler once more!

We also look back at episode #10 from four years ago!

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110 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-110-dev-qa-pre-patch-and-classic Tue, 26 Jun 2018 01:15:19 -0400 4028 no
#109: A Keybind for Pulling Your Hair Out A Keybind for Pulling Your Hair Out Tanking stresses Eric into pulling his hair out, but losing threat in BfA is OK. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/a-keybind-for-pulling-your-hair-out
The gang then discusses the recent comics to come out: Reunion, The Speaker, and Three Sisters. Nick mentions that reddit did not care for the artwork in Three Sisters. He helps Eric with some of the lore surrounding Magni and his appearance. They also discuss Jaina and her appearance in Kul Tiras as well.

Eric shares his experiences tanking since Wrath of the Lich King and talks about the 40% reduction in tank threat generation coming in Battle for Azeroth. He is not concerned, because he has tanked before when threat generation was low. He enjoys the stress of tanking and how it makes him pull his hair out. He is worried that newer tanks may struggle with the changes, so early BfA pugs may be dicey.

In the news, Blizzard announced that Battle for Azeroth will launch globally, so in the Americas the game will come out at 6 pm EDT/3 pm PDT. There will also be a storytelling panel at E3 featuring Christie Golden and Terran Gregory, among others, and it will be livestreamed on facebook. Blizzard is going to let the mage tower be up all the time at some point in the future. There's a new EU gear store. Also, Blizzard is ending support for the 32-bit client.

Finally, Nick takes a quick look back at Episode #9. The gang discussed War Crimes, Azeroth Choppers, and tried to predict whether or not Warlords of Draenor would be out before Blizzcon. It was not.

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109 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-109-a-keybind-for-pulling-your-hair-out Thu, 14 Jun 2018 09:43:42 -0400 4765 no
#108: Revisiting Garrisons and Rolling an Eric Revisiting Garrisons and Rolling an Eric Should Blizzard try again with garrisons? And Eric has the best racial ability. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/revisiting-garrisons-and-rolling-an-eric
Harv from OoCS mentioned the queue disparities between BC and WotLK dungeons, and the gang talked about why that might be. YepX sent over a forum post that got everyone talking about a 50 million gold mount. Nick dismissed it as a gold sink, but this lead to a discussion of Blizzard revisiting the garrison idea, as players still want a guild hall and customizable player housing. One of Rei's coworkers asked us to talk about a forum post on level-scaling in war mode after a 110 rogue defeated a 119 warlock on the beta. Nick said he doesn't think that should be much of an issue, but he also admitted he's not a good PVP resource. Eric said that it shouldn't happen, but rogues are powerful enough that they can do it.

Nick promoted World of Podcasts which is $3700 short on its kickstarter at Con Before the Storm. Please give before June 3rd, as World of Podcasts can be enjoyed by everyone even if they don't go to Blizzcon!

In the news, Blizzard will be at Gamescom 2018. This could be where patch 8.1 is announced. The +15 Mythic Dungeon achievement will still be in BfA, so the related artifact appearance will not be locked to Legion. Following is disabled in War Mode in BfA, but it is already disabled in PVP on live, so this is not much of a surprise. Pet Battles will now have different currencies for the current expansion. Also, Running of the Trolls will take place on June 9th, so please donate to that! Benefits go to the Trevor Project.

Looking back at WoW! Talk! #8, we talked alot about the level 90 boost and professions being broken, which they still are. We also predicted the debate about flight in WoD, and complained about the Isle of Thunder portal not being in the shrines. We talked about the possibility of an Angry Birds Warcraft, and that lead to a discussion of how Eric has an innate bonus to mount drop rolls, which means he is an allied race you should want to roll.

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108 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-108-revisiting-garrisons-and-rolling-an-eric Wed, 30 May 2018 11:05:42 -0400 4341 no
#107: Bounty Hunting Part II Bounty Hunting Part II Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/bounty-hunting-part-ii
So... remember how last episode Nick said Blizzard would never put in bounty hunting? Yeah, about that... Blizzard announced several changes to PVP in Battle for Azeroth, including the addition of bounty hunting. They talk about the PVP toggle in major cities, and how players can earn %15% bonus to experience while in War Mode. The gang discusses how viable this is, and talks about some of the issues with pvp servers that they've encountered in the past.

Next, Nick brings up a reddit post about Friendly Old Gods. They talk about Sm'ile as a happy old god with positive encouragement. Khadgar is also discussed as an old god candidate.

In the news, a Romanian man was sent to prison with a $30000 fine for DDOS'ing Blizzard back in 2010. Also, Activision Blizzard had a strong Q1, but the investors didn't know that, and Fortnite is hurting Blizzard's monthly active users. Additionally, the WoW Token is worth 7x the amount of the Venezuelan bolivar, which is entirely due to the collapse of the Venezuelan economy.

Finally, we look back at Episode #7, where we talked about the Legendary Cloak and made horrible guesses about when Warlords of Draneor would launch. We also talked about Wildstar as valid competition for WoW, and reviewed the trailer for the Boost to 90.

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107 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-107-bounty-hunting-part-ii Thu, 17 May 2018 12:25:31 -0400 3835 no
#106: Bounty Hunting and Mythic Kills Bounty Hunting and Mythic Kills The gang talks about updating zones, bounty hunting, and mythic raid numbers. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/bounty-hunting-and-mythic-kills
YepX sent in a forum post to discuss. This was about bringing Hearthstone and other lore sources into the game through updates, and adding a micro-holiday in Gadgetzan that would enable player-based bounty hunting. Eric and Rei approved of the idea, but Nick was super enthusiastic because of his history with Star Wars Galaxies.

The beta is live and classes are locked (mostly), but there are no real complaints at this time. Ion and Josh did a developer Q&A this week, and Ion upset many people with his answer about High Elves not being able to join the Alliance as an allied race. Nick points out that Vareesa contradicts that. Also, the gang discusses the rate of final raidboss kills over the last two patches, and speculates that people will be starting to come back soon for the introduction to the next expansion. Eric rants about running LFR with new other players trying to fill the tank role.

Nick takes a quick look back at episode #6, which leads to a discussion about character names across lats. He suddenly remembers to mention that Ashran and Strand of the Ancients are going away in BfA, which is disappointing for anyone looking to get the associated achievements. Nick mentions he wants to get his Warlord of Draenor title, but killing 500 characters of each race was a challenging undertaking back when Ashran was current. Now, with reduced populations, Ashran should be ever harder to kill all those characters, and Nick wonders if it is worth it.

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106 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-106-bounty-hunting-and-mythic-kills Tue, 01 May 2018 13:47:02 -0400 3949 no
#105: Everybody Sleeps Everybody Sleeps The gang tries but can't stay up for world quests, the auction house, & the MDI. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/everybody-sleeps
Last episode, YepX asked about add-ons people use, and ArcaneVolcano tweeted about the add-on that replaces the Hunter Gun sound with the sound from before Warlords of Draenor. YepX also submitted a forum comment about adding a new level of currency. The gang agrees that it isn't necessary but couldn't hurt.

In the news, the Remote Auction House is being retired on 4/18. Rei is disappointed because she would use it regularly to monitor her auctions. She even fell asleep using it once and bought three Reins of Poseidus. Nick is disappointed because it was good for clearing your mailbox on your alts. The gang is hopeful that it will be replaced by something better. They also agree that the Auction House needs a makeover.

Battle for Azeroth will release on 8/14. The gang discusses if they think this is too soon, and Nick again points out that Legion is going to come out of this looking like the best expansion for WoW. Rei and Eric talk about their experiences in the alpha. Rei does lots of Q&A while Eric has been playing his Blood DK.

The physical Collector's Edition has been announced. Nick is excited because he can pre-order and get early access to the allied races in exchange for battle.net credit. He is glad to the the Behind the Scenes DVD go, and rants about how it was a disappointing product. He is less concerned about the loss of the art book. He convinces Eric that the coin included is worthwhile by comparing the Alliance to Burger King and the Horde to McDonald's.

Finally, Blizzcon will be 11/2 and 11/3. The gang laments that they won't be able to go.

Nick takes a quick look back at episode #5, which featured a long discussion on the merging of the Ravencrest and Uldaman realms, that apparently was no big deal.

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105 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-105-everybody-sleeps Sun, 22 Apr 2018 09:17:31 -0400 3911 no
#104: PVP Questions, the GCD, and April Fool's Patch Notes. PVP Questions, the GCD, and April Fool's Patch Notes. Nick and Eric discuss the Global Cooldown and Blizzard's April Fool's jokes. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/pvp-questions-the-gcd-and-april-fools-patch-notes
YepX tweeted about looking for interesting add-ons. The chat room mentioned the Owen Wilson add-on which adds his signature, "Wow!" to in-game events. Also, YepX commented on the guy who recently got every achievement in WoW. This lead to a discussion about achievements and how Nick likes them but also thinks they can give players extra goals that detract from the gameplay.

Ion recently posted on the forums that certain abilities are being removed from the Global Cooldown. The gang felt this would make combat a little slower, but as long as no interrupts were on the cooldown then this shouldn't be a concern. Player one-button macros might no longer be effective.

And since this was recording on April 1st, Blizzard had a ton of fake news today. First, there were three new "realistic" mounts, that were a real dog, chicken, and bunny. Also, they announced several more micro-holidays, such as "We All Elves, Now." Finally, there were the 8.0.41 patch notes which Nick and Eric covered. Nick and Eric talk briefly about Durotan in a Black Mirror episode. They also read some of their favorite patch notes.

Finally, Nick takes a quick look back at episode 4, which focused on Ghostcrawler leaving. They talk briefly about how RPPM trinkets were a thing, and then Nick recommends still following Ghostcrawler on twitter. He also praises Celestalon's recent tattoo.

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104 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-104-pvp-questions-the-gcd-and-april-fools-patch-notes Tue, 03 Apr 2018 00:38:08 -0400 4092 no
#103: Q &amp; A and Datamining Conflict Q &amp; A and Datamining Conflict Rei's a good guild leader, Eric loves Fast & Furious, & Nick feels for Nazgrim. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/q-a-and-datamining-conflict
YepX asked us to discuss a forum post about Water Walking and making it so that you cannot fall into the water at all while active, and everyone agreed that falling into the water is annoying. Nick suggested that there should be a separate spell that does this, so players can choose how they want to water walk.

Harvester sent in an email responding to our discussion last week about breaking out of your shell in a guild. Harv had to break out of his shell in Rei and Eric's guild, and he was helped by Rei's friendliness. It also takes a bit of self-confidence to do so.

Nick talked slightly about Black Panther, and how Okoye reminded him at times of Sylvanas and of Nazgrim.

There was a Q&A this week. The big news to come out was that Kul Tirans will be an allied race, and that they will be able to play as druids, with an amazing new guardian form introduced. They talked alot about allied races and alts, and Nick asserted that people complaining about expansions being alt-unfriendly will always be a thing. This lead into a discussion of the datamining in Battle for Azeroth leading to faction arguments on the forums, and even some inter-faction arguments. Rei and Eric play alliance and don't care too much about the faction conflict, but Nick thinks that Battle for Azeroth could be setting up a finale for the Horde and Alliance conflict.

In the news, the are rumors that Call of Duty will wind up in battle.net. Finally, Nick and Eric look back at episode 3, when we discussed the Warlords of Draenor announcement. Excitement was high, not knowing of the disappointment to come.

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103 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-103-q-a-and-datamining-conflict Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:05:15 -0400 4015 no
#102: Talking in Guild Chat, Warcraft III, and Transmog. Talking in Guild Chat, Warcraft III, and Transmog. The gang discusses talking in a new guild, Warcraft III, and transmog changes. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/talking-in-guild-chat-warcraft-iii-and-transmog
Warlock Jr emailed in some questions! First, he asks the gang what other games they like to play. Eric plays lots of shooters, Rei plays lots of crazy games, and Nick just plays Hearthstone. Then, he asks how to break out of your shell when joining a new guild. Everyone gives him the advice to just start talking. Its also recommended to run dungeons and raids with others to give something to start talking over.

The Warcraft III Invitational happend last week, much to Nick's surprise. Alisaunder from the chat room provides the info that Foggy won, and that ongoing patch support was announced for Warcraft III. There was no announcement of a WCIII Remastered, but Nick and the gang think they could see something coming on mobile since Blizzard is all about that space since Hearthstone.

In Transmog news, people were upset with changes in 7.3.5 that caused old dungeons and raids to drop personal loot, making it impossible for people to farm for any transmog outside of their class. Blizzard announced a fix to this that will allow raids 10 levels or lower to drop loot as though a full group is there, so players can resume farming as they once did. Nick brings up a reddit post that talked about changes to the transmog system that should be made, and the gang agreed they were spot on.

Nick looks back at WoW! Talk! #2, from October of 2013. Warlords of Draenor was about to be announced and Nick found a pretty accurate leak. Also, there was talk about connected realms and openQueue.

In the news, there will be an achievement to commemorate the Starcraft 20th Anniversary, battle.net got WoW specific icons, and the Trial of Style returns this week!

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102 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-102-talking-in-guild-chat-warcraft-iii-and-transmog Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:59:28 -0500 4107 no
#101: Allied Races, Professions, and Hunter Concerns Allied Races, Professions, and Hunter Concerns The gang discusses allied races, the death of first aid, and hunter pet changes. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/allied-races-professions-and-hunter-concerns
Alisaunder emailed in to slam goblins and gnomes for being too short to be in the Battle for Azeroth promotional material. Nick comments that he'd like to see a cinematic from a gnome's eye view. YepX tweeted out the link to the Dark Iron Dwarf flirts and emotes which were amusing.

In the Battle for Azeroth alpha, it has been datamined that Vulpera are labelled as a playable race. Ostensibly, this is just to make creating new NPC's easier for Blizzard, but everyone is now super excited that they could be an allied race in due time. Nick tries to argue that it feels like there are too many new playable races coming too quickly, but it starts to sound a bit xenophobic, and Nick mentions a thread on the WoW subreddit that made it to rall with unfortunate consequences.

First Aid appears to have been removed in the alpha, with all related recipes now converted to tailoring. The gang talks about how this will be missed, and wonders if this portends anything for the other secondary professions.

Blizzard posted about changes to how hunter pets work. Nick ranted for a bit about how this should be okay but it is still conerning given how closely players associate with their hunter pets. He is happy though that Beastmasters will get to keep a second pet out.

In the news, Shu-zen is the new store mount, the Dungeon XP bug has been fixed, and the Trial of Style returns on March 5th.

Nick also takes a quick look back at episode #1 from October of 2014.

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101 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/allied-races-professions-and-hunter-concerns Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:16:07 -0500 3743 no
#100: A Look Back and a Look Forward A Look Back and a Look Forward We look back at our first episode and we look forward to Battle for Azeroth! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/a-look-back-and-a-look-forward
Nick then goes into the history of WoW! Talk!, talking about how he and Rei came to join Mash Those Buttons, and how WoW! Talk! started as Mashcraft #0. They also talk about why Jeremy is no longer on the show. Nick then shares a bit from Mashcraft #0, which was recorded right after patch 5.4 went live. He finds it funny that the Timeless Isle was so fresh and new, knowing just how stale and familiar it would become. He also impressively predicted a 13 month content drought, which is roughly what we experienced. Nick says that if Legion can hold to having a short content drought (which it looks like it will do), then that alone should give it the title of best expansion. We will have to see.

The discussion transitions into talk about Battle for Azeroth, with mild spoilers from the datamining. Nick is excited for all the new models and Eric is excited with some of the class changes. They also talk about the Q&A and how pre-orders are now live and with them comes access to the Allied Races. Nick is waiting for the physical collector's edition to become available, which means he will have to wait until the expansion launches to have access to the Allied Races. They also discuss the changes to the recruit-a-friend experience buff, and Nick says that its fine and the people complaining were the people misusing the buff to level alts (like Eric.) Nick then also complains about people who were unhappy that gnomes, goblins, and pandaren were left out of some of the BfA promotional artwork that was based on the cinematic.

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100 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-100-a-look-back-and-a-look-forward Tue, 06 Feb 2018 01:55:41 -0500 4045 no
#99: The Patch 3.3 Quiz The Patch 3.3 Quiz With Patch 7.3.5 live now, travel back in time with us for a quiz on Patch 3.3 Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-patch-3-3-quiz
YepX tweeted some feedback from the last episode. He comments that Blizzard should allow for solo queuing of raid bosses, and Rei suggests that instead it is much more valuable to work with players who can teach you how to do the boss right. YepX also says that the Blood of Sargeras missions are worth the reward. Everyone agrees that follower equipment should be Bind-on-Account.

The gang then discusses the problems with patch 7.3.5 including the extended maintenance on Friday. Nick talks about how there was a lack of testing on the PTR for such an ambitious patch, and Blizzard needs to figure out a way to encourage people to play on the PTR. Nick also points out that complaints about leveling being slowed can be offset by how long it takes to grind out the gold for four WoW Tokens.

Nick also apologizes for not being ready for Patch 7.3.5 last episode. Since that content is live, the gang decides to have him quiz Rei and Eric on the content in Patch 3.3 Fall of the Lich King. Play along at home and compare your score!

In the news, best wishes to Chris Metzen who is recovering from spinal surgery! Also, the Mythic Dungeon Invitational is returning in 2018.

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99 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-99-the-patch-33-quiz Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:16:44 -0500 3612 no
#98: Are You Ashamed of Your Performance Tonight? (On Sub-par Raiders) Are You Ashamed of Your Performance Tonight? (On Sub-par Raiders) The gang talks about the difficulties of raiding with & being a sub-par raider. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/are-you-ashamed-of-your-performance-tonight-on-sub-par-raiders
Nick then talks about his struggles in running out of Order Resources and Bloods of Sargeras. Then, the gang mentions the Allied Races and they debate whether it is better for them to unlock in 7.3.5 or 8.0. Nick says that they are part of a stealth beta, and it would be better for them to unlock in 8.0 because it means 8.0 is coming sooner, in a sort-of reverse groundhog day. Nick also mentions his excitement over the lore behind the NIghtborne and the Void Elves.

The final topic is a recent tweet by Adam Holisky at BizzardWatch talking about whether WoW should come to console. The gang agrees that it would be a bad idea and would be unnecessary. They talk about the number of skills classes have and how difficult it would be to transfer that to a controller. Nick discusses the impracticality of using a keyboard with your console, and also points out that WoW's community revolves around the game being on console.

The only item in the news this week is that you will be able to craft legendaries at random in 7.3.5. Thank you for joining us for WoW! Talk! Please email any questions to wowtalk@mashthosebuttons.com.

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98 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-89-are-you-ashamed-of-your-performance-tonight-on-sub-par-raiders Tue, 09 Jan 2018 15:04:27 -0500 4047 no
#97: Ending the Year with the Sha of Fear [LIVE SHOW] Ending the Year with the Sha of Fear [LIVE SHOW] We stick a fork in 2017 by sticking our swords in the Sha of Fear. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/ending-the-year-with-the-sha-of-fear-live-show
The gang looks back at Blizzard's 2017, talking about classic servers and their announcement. Nick also praises Blizzard for putting content out all year - this may well be the first time that happened, and this is probably the first time we've had three full raid tiers released in one year. He speculates that 2018 will not be as good, as we are approaching a content drought, and asks Rei if she's ready to lead Order of Corrupted Souls through that. They also celebrate that this was the year we got to see the Titans and Sargeras in game after years of build and speculation.

Finally, the gang enters the Terrace of Endless Spring and continues to clear bosses with little problem. Nick struggles to keep up with all the loot that's dropping, and of course everyone has the right combination of classes that they are all competing for tokens. After beating the Sha of Fear in an unremembered Heroic phase, Nick finds Wrathion in the Tavern in the Mists and Eric can't see him and walks right over him. To close out the show, Nick thanks everyone who sent in emails and tweets and hung out in the chat room and listened to the show. Happy Holidays and have a Happy New Year! We'll see you in 2018! Thanks for listening!

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97 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/ending-the-year-with-the-sha-of-fear-live-show Tue, 02 Jan 2018 14:54:10 -0500 4048 no
#96: Demons &amp; Lasers! (Our Antorus Deep Dive) Demons &amp; Lasers! (Our Antorus Deep Dive) Rei and Eric go over the Antorus raid in detail. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/demons-lasers-our-antorus-deep-dive
Eric and Rei cleared Antorus over the last two weeks on normal, and they discuss that in detail. First they talk about the Garothi Worldbreaker. Then, they talk about the Felhounds of Sargeras, and Eric likes the tanking trinket they drop. Next up is the Antoran High Council, has a fun pod mechanic. Then comes Portal Keeper Hasabel. This leads to an offworld encounter in a structure that looks like the Titanic work in Un'goro or Sholazar Basin, where Eonar needs to be protected from about 9 waves of invaders. Next, they go back to Antorus to fight Imonar the Soulhunter, and then Kin'garoth. Nick explains the lore behind Varimathras to Eric, as the demon was originally in Undercity serving Sylvanas until his betrayal during the Wrathgate. Sargeras was not pleased with his failure and has been torturing him ever since. His comments on Sylvanas are interesting food for thought.

Next is the Coven of Shivarra, as seen in last cinematic from the Argus quest chain released in the last few weeks. Eric enjoys this fight because of the tank switching that must be done. Nick wonders if the healing mechanics in Normal are challenging enough for most healers. Rei responds that she plays her keyboard and mouse like a piano when healing efficiently. After the Coven, the next boss is Aggramar. Eric breaks down his mechanics. Eric didn't see the cinematic that introduces Argus, but he did defeat him, and so he talks about that fight. Finally, Rei didn't see the post-raid cinematic (because the bonus loot timer is too short), so everyone discusses their thoughts on a giant sword sticking out of Silithus

In the news, Celestalon has left the WoW team for Hearthstone, and Slootbag says unofficially that WoW subs are at about Wrath of the Lich King levels.

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96 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-96-demons-lasers-our-antorus-deep-dive Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:24:22 -0500 4430 no
#95: Antorus Before Us Antorus Before Us Antorus opens this week! Are we ready? Also, Blizzcon panels and the Dev Q&A! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/antorus-before-us
Nick also discusses what he's been up to lately, including catching up on some panels from Blizzcon. He watched the Voice Actor panels, and feels bad that the panels were changed because they were now livestreamed. He also watched the Stay A While and Listen panel, which featured Jeff Kaplan and Ben Brode talking about how they got jobs at Blizzard, and then ended with a gut punch story from Micah Chatterton about his son. Nick then talks about the oddity of Vanessa Van Cleef waiting in the Rogue class hall for your character to level up. He also discusses how he wound up running and looting the Halls of Valor twice in one night.

Recently Ion Hazzikostas and Josh "Lore" Allen did a WoW Q&A. The gang talks about some of the news including confirmation that hunters are losing the second pet, the lack of class-based raid tier sets in Battle for Azeroth, and Ion's decision not to share how Aman'thul's Vision will drop at the end of the raid. Also, they mention that orcs and trolls will be able to stand up straight in BfA.

Elsewhere in the news, WoW Streamers have been invading RP realms as part of Project 60, and communities have clashed as a result.

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95 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-95-antorus-before-us Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:22:40 -0500 4089 no
#94: Goodbye Smaller, Second Thok Goodbye Smaller, Second Thok Nick and Rei may be sick but they are here to alleviate your concerns about BfA. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/goodbye-smaller-second-thok
YepX tweeted that he did not like the Battle for Azeroth cinematic, and Nick responds by talking about how inspiring Sylvanas' leadership was and how she took control of the situation, and compares her to Grommash when fighting Mannoroth in the Warlords of Draenor cinematic. Yepx also wrote in expressing concerns about Classic WoW, how level scaling will affect the economy, and a dissatisfaction with the faction warfare in BfA. The general consensus was that Classic WoW won't affect the live game, level scaling will change the economy but it will sort itself out, and that the faction warfare is part of the game and we need to wait and see what happens.

Alisaunder also wrote in to point out that Blizzard needs to focus more on a regular questing experience for players since half the player base doesn't raid. Nick agrees and wants to see weekly quest content available going forward. Alisaunder also is unhappy that it is pre-ordained that Horde loses Undercity before her character can do anything, but Nick again says we need to see how the story happens. Just because we know the outcome doesn't mean the journey to get there isn't worth it.

In the news, HonorBuddy is being shut down, and Nick wonders if a Christie Golden tweet about writing for Sylvanas coul... Visit website for full summary.

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94 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-94-goodbye-smaller-second-thok Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:28:51 -0500 4792 no
Special Events #: Blizzcon 2017 Wrap-up Blizzcon 2017 Wrap-up We mash up Watchpoint Radio, WoW! Talk!, and The Tauren & The Goblin to cover Blizzcon 2017! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/special-events/blizzcon-2017-wrap-up
Then, Jarret talks about Overwatch's new hero Moira. He doesn't think she's a good addition to the game. They also discuss the Reinhardt cinematic which was good. The best part of Overwatch however was Blizzardworld, a theme park map which Jarret did not care for because it was a payload map, but otherwise has a ton of flavor and is awesome for any Blizzard fan to experience. Nick then interviews Bob from Watchpoint Radio who is on-site at Blizzcon to talk about playing Moira on the showfloor and the various people he met at Blizzcon.

Finally, the gang talks about World of Warcraft's newest expansion, Battle for Azeroth. Everyone gushes over the cinematic, which may well be the best cinematic Blizzard has ever put out. Nick brings up Classic Wow, and Nick and Jarret get into an argument about whether WoW or Overwatch is currently making Blizzard more money. Then the gang runs through the new features coming in Battle for Azeroth which is going to be exciting. FInally, Nick interviews Katie from The Tauren & the Goblin who was at Blizzcon to talk about the giant diorama onsite and the panels and craziness of Blizzcon.

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full http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/blizzcon-2017-wrap-up Mon, 06 Nov 2017 12:48:30 -0500 01:44:27 no
#93: It's Blizzcon Week! It's Blizzcon Week! The gang talks all things Blizzcon, including Muse, Sub-races, & Blizzcon 2018? Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/its-blizzcon-week
Lokitr left a comment on the last episode about how blacksmithing's first mount was available with Legion. Nick now wants this mount and Eric mentions how it is not bind--on-pickup so it can be crafted and shared with anyone. They then run down the list of professions that still need a mount. Thanks to Lokitr for the comment. Futher comments can be left on the show pages at mashthosebuttons.com.

With Blizzcon coming up, the gang looks over the latest Blizzcon news. Muse is the closing act, and Chris Hardwick will host the talent show. Nick expects Muse to put on a good show. He also praises the return of Chris Hardwick. The Blizzcon schedule was also released. Nick is surprised by the amount of Diablo content and disappointed with the open gaps for Blizzard to talk about a new franchise.

The next WoW expansion is coming and there has been news related to that. "Before the Storm" is Christie Golden's new book that will be released on 5/15. Nick uses that date to anticipate the new expansion to land between June and November of next year. He also says that it would be nice if Blizzard held the Antorus raid a little longer to reduce the time it needs to carry the game while the new expansion is in development.

Sub-races have been datamined and the gang discusses if it would be worth it to play them. Nick is most excited for Highountain Tauren. Eric talks about how draenai relate to his fascination with The Fast & the Furious.

In the news, the beta servers have been updated to the 8.0 version, and Warcraft III and Diablo II are appearing in the battle.net launcher beta version.

Thank you for listening to WoW! Talk! #93! Enjoy Blizzcon!

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93 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-93-its-blizzcon-week Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:14:30 -0400 4064 no
#92: On Professions, Leveling, and New Races. On Professions, Leveling, and New Races. The gang gets off-topic answering emails and debates playable murlocs. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/on-professions-leveling-and-new-races
Yepx emailed in with comments about leveling and questions about professions. The gang discusses how professions could be improved, with Nick going so far as to suggest that smelting should be removed and skinning should be streamlined to be automatic when looting. Then they address the comments on leveling, with Rei mentioning a friend she is helping to learn healing in dungeons by tanking for her. Nick comments that heirloom experience should just be baked into the level requirements, and heirlooms should be removed since just about no one is starting the game from scratch without knowing any friends.

Alisaunder emails in also about leveling, and Nick responds by talking about how the concept of the expansion needs to be reconsidered. Rather than giving us five zones with several chapters of content to gorge through at launch, Blizzard should pace that out, and maybe even get rid of expansions entirely by raising the cost of the subscription. This leads to everyone realizing Nick just asked for a price increase without any real additional content and he fails to walk the idea back. Everyone agrees that Suramar was a good example of how max-level questing should be.

The gang then briefly discusses the changes to battle.net, with Appear Offline and Groups now being available. Rei is a much better person than Nick because she never needs to use Appear Offline.

A recent Blizzard posting for a murloc costume at Blizzcon was awkwardly worded and may be hinting that murlocs will be playable in the next expansion. The gang talks about how murlocs are a joke race but there is precedent for them to be a bit more serious. Nick also asks how everyone would feel if the Nightfallen became playable.

Also in the news, the Running of the Gnomes raised over $16,000 for charity this weekend (and Nick is bitter that his gnome couldn't afford to fly), Ion and Lore did a Dev Q&A, the Krokul Flute will be account wide for fast travel on Argus, Mythicpl.us is a site that informs players what the current Mythic modifiers are, the Blizzcon in-game goodies were announced... Visit website for full summary.

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92 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-92-on-professions-leveling-and-new-races Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:36:32 -0400 4396 no
#91: PUBG, Blizzcon, and WoW 2? PUBG, Blizzcon, and WoW 2? Could a PUBG-style brawl work? Also, Blizzcon speculation, and can WoW 2 happen? Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/pubg-blizzcon-and-wow-2
Alisaunder emailed in in response to our discussion of arenas from a few episodes ago. Her email leads to discussion about Blizzard implementing a PUBG-style battleground in WoW, which everyone thinks would be worth a try, and it makes sense for it to happen since surely a few Blizzard developers are playing PUBG. Nick mixes genres and suggests Blizzard make a PUBG style dating sim. Nick and Rei briefly discuss Dream Daddy.

With Blizzcon coming up, Nick brings up two recent announcements by Blizzard that hint at what we might see. First, Blizzard announced that there will not be a major Diablo announcement, essentially informing players not to expect Diablo IV or any Diablo III expansions. Nick suggests that since there has been no advisory to Warcraft fans, then we are all but assured there will be an expansion announcement at Blizzcon. Blizzard also posted and then removed a job posting for a mobile MMO RTS designer. This leads to speculation about what else Blizzard could be announcing at Blizzcon.

Earlier this week, Nick got into a twitter discussion about the possibility of WoW 2 happening, and he brings it up with Eric and Rei. They look at Blizzard's reluctance to split the player base, and how Blizzard has incrementally improved the game such that WoW 2 is already part of WoW, and decided -- THAT JARRET IS RIGHT.

Also in the news, A Thousand Years of War is the new audio drama about Turalyon and Alleria. Blizzard updated the battle.net chat client and released a mobile version for android. Rei convinces Nick that he cannot lie to hide with this. Finally, congratulations to Free Mersy for winning the Mythic Dungeon Invitational.

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91 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-91-pubg-blizzcon-and-wow-2 Tue, 03 Oct 2017 00:48:06 -0400 3746 no
#90: Patch 7.3 Thoughts (I Quest In Blood!!!) Patch 7.3 Thoughts (I Quest In Blood!!!) Rei & Eric recount their experiences in Patch 7.3 including the Lucid Nightmare. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/patch-7-3-thoughts-i-quest-in-blood
They briefly discuss the Mythic Dungeon Invitational, but cannot say much because no one has watched it. They then talk about the Lucid Nightmare mounts, and how Eric had to help Rei get through the Endless Halls part. Eric also complains about having to click on a chair when everyone else in the area was standing on top of the chair, making it hard to target. They also talk about the new Legion invasions and the Seat of the Triumvirate dungeon.

After patch 7.3, Nick runs through the recent news. The Blizzcon virtual ticket is now available for pre-purchase. There will be weekly videos including behind the scenes vignettes and developer Q&A's. The ticket will also cover ALL the panels from Blizzcon, including the voice actor's stage. The virtual ticket also comes with two in-game mounts, the Orgrimmar Interceptor and the Stormwind Skychaser. They alone are worth the $40.

In other news, Prince Farondis has disappeared from Azsuna. Also, Blizzard has a new show Gladiator's Summit, about WoW PVP and Arenas. Also, Blizzard has purchased a building in Los Angeles that will become the Blizzard arena for esports events.

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90 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-90-patch-73-thoughts-i-quest-in-blood Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:34:24 -0400 3905 no
#89: Revisiting the Siege of Orgrimmar Revisiting the Siege of Orgrimmar The gang raids Siege of Orgrimmar! Does Nick tame Thok? Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/revisiting-the-siege-of-orgrimmar
They kill the trash cannons and finally work their way to Galakras, where again, they have to wait for the raid events to keep up with how quickly they are burning through the content. Iron Juggernaut is next, and Nick pulls him and he falls in no time. They go into Orgrimmar, where Eric reminisces about struggling with Mokvar the Treasurer, while Nick focuses on the relationship between Ji Firepaw and Aysa Cloudsinger. Nick also comments that this is when the raid gets weird for the Horde, because this part of Orgrimmar is so familiar. They defeat the Dark Shaman and move through the Drag to free Gamon from the tree. They head down into the Cleft of Shadow where Nick comments on the dead warlock trainers. They go through the old Ragefire Chasm and find Nazgrim, but he dies before everyone can even target him instead of the trash.

No one dies to the elevator boss, as they head into the Underhold. Nick talks about Malkorok, who started as Garrosh's enforcer in Tides of War and eventually became a hulking orc behemoth, who was the prototype for the massive orcs we would see in Warlords of Draenor. The group moves to do Spoils of Pandaria, which is a nice way to bring back many of the mobs faced earlier in the expansion. Next up is Thok, who Nick wants to tame. Is he able to tame the beast, or does the group kill it first? After Thok, they go to Siegecrafter Blackfuse, where Eric talks about fighting him from the conveyer belts. The group struggles against the Klaxxi Paragons due to a bug, but eventually is able to down them.

Finally, they watch Thrall fail to subdue Garrosh, and then attack the Warchief themselves. They get to see the final phase on Mythic difficulty where Garrosh takes them to Nightmare Stormwind. Rei admires... Visit website for full summary.

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89 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-89-revisiting-the-siege-of-orgrimmar Tue, 05 Sep 2017 14:30:46 -0400 4878 no
#88: Gamescom Key Art (WHO IS THAT GIRL???) Gamescom Key Art (WHO IS THAT GIRL???) Talk about expectations for Gamescom this week but WHO IS THE HEARTHSTONE GIRL? Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/gamescom-key-art-who-is-that-girl
Gamescom is this week and Blizzard is streaming the reveal Wednesday. It looks like there will be info about Patch 7.3, since Turalyon is prominently featured in the key art, but Nick is distracted by the girl who ostensibly represents Hearthstone. She has a purple hearthstone card and a leather vest and a white mouse in a scarf! WHO IS SHE!?!?!?!? Nick talks about how there probably won't be an expansion announcement, but it would make sense for there to be one, and it all depends on Blizzard's internal development schedule which we are not and can not be privy to.

Also in the news, there was an RP event, The Tournament of Ages, that was affected by sharding on the old continents. Twitter and reddit were upset over this and Blizzard hotfixed the sharding within a day. Additionally, Duncan Jones announced a screening of the Warcraft movie with himself and Rob Kazinksky in Los Angelels. The timing of this with Gamescom this week seems suspicious. Also from Blizzard, they announced a diversity intiative for increasing their female and minority hires. Warcraft III is getting a PTR to test new maps. This could suggest that a remaster is coming sooner rather than later. The Blizzard App is back to being Battle.net, although it feels like it always was. And there's a new beta build for World of Warcraft, hinting that a new expansion is around the corner.

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88 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-88-gamescom-key-art-who-is-that-girl Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:11:48 -0400 3740 no
#87: Patch 7.3 Q&amp;A, the WoW Token, and Jaina Key Art Patch 7.3 Q&amp;A, the WoW Token, and Jaina Key Art Nick rants about the WoW Token and reaction to Jaina, but loves his artifacts. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/patch-7-3-qa-the-wow-token-and-jaina-key-art
Ion Hazzikostas and Josh (Lore) Allen did a patch 7.3 dev q&a this week. Nick mentions that these usually happen about two weeks before the patch goes live, and it seems that the schedule would have 7.3 going up on 8/29, just before Legion's first birthday. No expansion has provided regular content for over a year, so Legion is truly special. In the Q&A, Nick talks about how 7.3 will have 5 chapters released over 3 weeks. Nick is most excited about Artifact appearances no longer requiring certain appearances in use to be unlocked, as well as appearances being made available beyond Legion.

Legion Invasions on the Broken Shore will stick around past 7.3. Order Hall champions will have catch up mechanics. The Netherlight Crucible brings reforging to relics. There are no more artifact appearances coming. The gang discusses whether Mythic + dungeons will exist for Legion content after Legion or if they will remain max level only. Spend all your nethershards now as they will not be used for anything in 7.3. Also, updated Worgen and Goblin models are coming eventually!

Nick detours quickly into the Newsbites to get to what he wants to discuss. A Legacy server was recently shut down after 4 hours because it was set up under US jurisdiction. Also, the Luminous Starseeker mount and Twilight pet are available on the Blizzard store. This has driven the price of the WoW Token over 150,000 g in the US, and the WoW Token is now worth more than Venezuelan currency. Nick liked the WoW Token when it was only useful for buying your WoW subscription, and the fact that the price has gone up has made it prohibitive for him to keep funding his game time that way. He thinks that the subscription time should be available for a set gold price separate from the WoW Token now that it can be used for so many other things.

Ways to spend the WoW Token are only going to get worse when Blizzcon rolls around, as Mike Morhaime has mentioned Blizzard has several incubation teams working on new games. Nick expects these games to start to be revealed a... Visit website for full summary.

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87 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-87-patch-73-qa-the-wow-token-and-jaina-key-art Tue, 08 Aug 2017 11:21:41 -0400 3589 no
Update on The Tauren &amp; The Goblin Update on The Tauren &amp; The Goblin The Tauren & The Goblin have moved to their own feed. The show is currently on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher, and Google Play music with more platforms to come soon. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/update-on-the-tauren-the-goblin

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#86: Mythic Dungeon Invitational, Appear Offline, and Proc RNG. Mythic Dungeon Invitational, Appear Offline, and Proc RNG. A discussion on the Mythic Dungeon Invitational while Nick still hates Blingtron. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/mythic-dungeon-invitational-appear-offline-and-proc-rng
Blizzard announced the Mythic Dungeon Invitational, and over the next two weeks, mythic dungeon teams can track their best runs and then submit them to Bilzzard to become eligible in a tournament with a $100,000 prize pool. 32 teams will be selected (8 from each region) to compete later this year. Good luck to all who try! Nick thinks this is a good way to advance WoW PVE content, since the World First Mythic Race has seen so many competitor's vanish (congrats to Method on their world first Mythic Kil'jaeden, by the way.) This should hopefully keep interest in that kind of content alive.

A hearthstone update may have leaked an upcoming Appear Offline feature. Rei argues that this feature isn't necessary because people should be honest with their guilds about their intention for playing online.

Nick found an article talking about how proc RNG works in Legion. Instead of having a x% chance to proc each time a proc-able event occurs, procs are now assigned like a deck of cards, and each attempt draws a card until the deck is exhausted and procs reshuffle. This prevents a run of bad luck, but also means that you can't have a good run of procs, either.

Also in the news, Russell Brower is gone from Blizzard, Christie Golden is working on a new Warcraft novel, Chronicle Vol. III is available for pre-order, and news about the North American Arena Finals has been announced. All this and more on this week's WoW! Talk!

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86 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-86-mythic-dungeon-invitational-appear-offline-and-proc-rng Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:41:47 -0400 3914 no
#85: Looking Beyond Patch 7.3 Looking Beyond Patch 7.3 Nick hates Blingtron and the gang looks to the future beyond Patch 7.3. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/looking-beyond-patch-7-3
Patch 7.3 is on the PTR. Nick mentions some of the features, like Argus having three separate areas, with teleporters instead of flight points. There will be a new dungeon and a raid. Nick asks if the patch schedule feels too fast, and the group agrees that it has been pretty good, especially since Rei and Eric are managing to keep Order of Corrupted Souls ahead of the curve. Nick asks if there will be a Patch 7.4, and thinks that there will have to be if Blizzard wants to avoid a year long content drought again. This leads into rumors about the next expansion.

First, Shacknews (misidentified as Forbes on the show) had an article suggesting that Jaina's turn as a Death Knight in the new Hearthstone expansion means that she could be a villain in the next expansion. Nick dismisses this out of hand because Hearthstone has no bearing on WoW lore. However, there were reports of Blizzard registering a trademark for "Return of the Lich King" (seemingly unsubstantiated), and Nick speculates whether that could be the next WoW expansion instead of Hearthstone. Finally, Nick mentions the Kul'tiras armor datamined from Patch 7.3, and wonders if the next expansion will be the open seas expansion that has been a long time coming. Kul'Tiras could explain Jaina's absence, and Nick extrapolates from the spaceship command center that we will be using in patch 7.3, that perhaps we could get our own naval vessel in the next expansion. This brings up comparison to Skull & Bones, Sea of Thieves, and Assassin's Creed.

The last topic is the struggles the World First race for Mythic Kil'jaeden. Exorsus and Method have been complaining that the fight is improperly tuned and buggy, and that they are doing Q&A for Blizzard. Meanwhile, Limit has been forced out of the race as several of their guild members have been banned for selling dungeon runs for real money.

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85 http://mashthosebuttons.com/episode/wow-talk-85-looking-beyond-patch-73 Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:30:57 -0400 3859 no
#84: Vomiting on the Lich King (The ICC Experiment) Vomiting on the Lich King (The ICC Experiment) The gang runs ICC during the show as an experiment! Let us know what you think. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/vomiting-on-the-lich-king-the-icc-experiment
Rei brings up the Sisters of the Moon as a fight she enjoyed. Nick, meanwhile, has completed the achievement Free for All, More for Me, which requires doing each of the Free-for-All PVP World Quests in each Legion zone 20 times. Doing so rewards a mount. Nick also mentions that he was able to get the special mob to spawn from Army of the Dead and Apoclypse for his Unholy Death Knight, which is required to get the hidden artifact, and the reason the trio is heading into Icecrown Citadel.

In Icecrown, Rei mentions the time that some people got stuck on the Gunship fight for three hours until she showed up to help them. Eric also recounts stories from their past. Nick bumrushes Saurfang and prevents anyone else from getting loot, although he misses the chest because it blends into the decor. Rei and Eric reminisce about Precious and her ribbon not dropping. They then lead Nick to Professor Putricide, and Nick goes off to collect his appearance while Rei and Eric proceed. Putricide puts a debuff on Eric and Nick that causes them to be stuck throwing up. Nick's debuff remains all the way to the Lich King, where he vomits on Tirion, Arthas, and finally Bolvar once the fight is over.

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84 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/330372188-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-84-vomiting-on-the-lich-king-the-icc-experiment.mp3 Tue, 27 Jun 2017 12:45:40 -0400 4303 no
#83: The Patch 7.2.5 Quiz (with All the Drinks) The Patch 7.2.5 Quiz (with All the Drinks) Join us for the Patch 7.2.5 Quiz. Compete with Rei and Eric over what is coming. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-patch-7-2-5-quiz-with-all-the-drinks
Alisaunder emailed in to ask if compared to games like Conan Exiles, that WoW needs another character model update. The gang disagrees, saying that they'd rather see customization options added instead, as the models are fine for now. Nick points out that players don't really spend that much time looking at their own character to make updating the models worth as much as it might seem.

Nick then gives Rei and Eric the patch 7.2.5 Quiz. (with a special appearance by their dog Hachi!) Topics include the Tomb of Sargeras raid going live on 7/20. Also, find out more about the Deaths of Chromie scenario, the Trial of Style, and the Auction House Dance Studio as Nick tests the gang on their knowledge of what is to come. Additionally, Nick asks about legendaries in 7.2.5, the new pet battle dungeon, and the Darkmoon Faire. Finally, in the newsbytes, WoW eSports now has its own page, and PVP season 3 ends on 6/13, and there were a handful of dev interviews over the last two weeks as well. All this and more is in this week's WoW! Talk!

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83 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/327815945-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-83-the-patch-725-quiz-with-all-the-drinks.mp3 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:55:40 -0400 3672 no
#82: The Destiny of the Blizzard App The Destiny of the Blizzard App Destiny 2 is coming to battle.net. Take the journey with Nick from anger to acceptance. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-destiny-of-the-blizzard-app
Alisaunder emailed in to ask about the news that Christie Golden is working for Blizzard. Nick agrees that we need to hear more about the story of the rest of the world during Legion. YepX emailed in about professions and how engineering isn't great for making money. Rei said it is but you need to log in daily to put the time in. Nick argued that herbalism and mining is where the money is, and that crafting is a wash. He admits that he's never made money on his leatherworker, but he also doesn't play the auction house as well as he should. Rei uses the app to keep cycling her auctions to make sure the money keeps rolling in. Eric mentions that he does some fishing, and this leads to a discussion of the secret fishing faction on the island off Dalaran where Eric was able to get his catfish mount.

The main topic this week is that Destiny 2 will be available on battle.net. Nick complains first that Mike Morhaime killed the name Blizzard Launcher by calling it battle.net in the Destiny presentation. He then compares Steam and the Blizzard App, saying that Steam is much more a store and a portal than the Blizzard App is. Nick also complains about the price of the WoW Token going up about 20K overall as a result of this news. He then points out that because Activision is getting $80 for every $60 purchase of Destiny 2 with WoW Tokens (because a WoW Token costs $20 to be redeemed for $15 in battle.net balance), he believes that this is going to lead to Call of Duty and other Activision games coming to the Blizzard App. He also talks about Destiny characters showing up in Heroes of the Storm, and realizes that seeing Ikora Rey and Gul'dan argue about who is a real warlock might be worth it.

Finally, in the news:

-Artifact Knowledge only goes to level 40 instead of 50
-Serenity disbanded
-Blizzard posted about the Anduin cinematic
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82 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/325194695-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-82the-destiny-of-the-blizzard-app.mp3 Tue, 30 May 2017 10:46:22 -0400 4074 no
#81: Get Well, Everybody! Get Well, Everybody! Everyone's sick so its a short episode to talk about Heroic Gul'dan and Mythic+. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/get-well-everybody
Eric mentions one of his blacksmith quests that flying has made easy, and Nick recommends for any leather workers looking to do the moose quest that it is also trivialized with flying. Nick starts a discussion on what end game is for everyone in Legion. For Nick, he likes collecting artifact appearances, and hasn't been raiding as much as part of that. Eric and Rei still focus on raiding first and foremost.

Alisaunder emailed in to discuss why the Falcosaurs can't fly (Nick may have complained about this before), and Nick wishes that all his mounts could fly. Rei offers him some Preserved Holly from Winter's Veil, and that leads to a discussion of how to maintain your bank. In the news, new profiles are available on the World of Warcraft site, and Nick didn't even know how robust the features were. World of Warcraft helped lead Blizzard to a stellar Q1, especially since the WoW Token recently allowed for more functions in the Blizzard shop, so there was more stuff to buy. Finally, Blizzard is changing Mythic + loot to encourage players to dungeon crawl at higher difficulties.

Apologies for the short episode, but hopefully everyone will be back and ready to go at full strength next week!

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81 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/322957702-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-81-get-well-everybody.mp3 Tue, 16 May 2017 17:30:07 -0400 1569 no
#80: So Much Salt So Much Salt Nick and Rei discuss the angst in the community over the Anduin movie and WQGF. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/so-much-salt
YepX emailed in again, first to mention that you can get an Order Hall follower from the Brawler's Guild, and also to point out that Legion is not the end of World of Warcraft. Nick agrees, but just points out that the game seems set to take a major shift after Legion. The community has been upset the last few weeks, and Nick and Rei discuss the lack of a Horde questline to pair with the awesome Anduin questline that was released recently. Despite maining Horde, Nick is fine with this as it is easy to roll alts, or even to just watch the movie on YouTube. They also review the controversy over the World Quest Group Finder, and how many people were upset when it was disabled due to bugs, although neither Nick nor Rei had any issues other than trying to use WQGF when it was down.

Additionally, they go over the highlights from last week's Legion Q&A. Also in the news, Dark Mirror is a short story about Nathanos Blightcaller, and Beast Mastery Hunters are getting some changes in patch 7.2.5. All this and more in WoW! Talk! #80! Thank you for listening!

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1sk
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko

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80 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/320528752-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-80-so-much-salt.mp3 Tue, 02 May 2017 12:53:28 -0400 3465 no
#79: What We've Been Doing in 7.2 What We've Been Doing in 7.2 The gang discusses invasions, flying, and what they've been up to in patch 7.2. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/what-weve-been-doing-in-7-2
Rei and Eric talk about their experiences pugging with some sub-par players. Nick discusses his efforts in getting the Riddler's Mind Worm mount, and is excited that he's got 150 mounts now. He also has earned the Apex Predator's Claw, which is the legendary he's been wanting all expansion. Rei, Eric, and Jeremy have all tried their hands at the Class Challenges that were available, but no one has been victorious yet. Rei needs to work on her interrupts, as the healing challenge mimics a dungeon group that is not following the mechanics leaving it all up to the healer.

Nick and Eric talk about the broken Death Knight Order Hall follower quest, and the gang discusses the issues surrounding Magatha Grimtotem being the Shaman follower. YepX emailed in to let everyone know that the Invasions will be getting more prevalent as the expansion goes on, and prompts the gang to riff on what they have sacrificed. The patch notes for patch 7.2.5 are on the PTR, and include some noteworthy features like Black Temple Timewalking and an Auction House Dance Party (not to be confused with the dance studio). Also, Nick is excited that the 2nd hidden artifact appearance now only requires 30 dungeon runs instead of 100. All this and more on this week's WoW! Talk!

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1s9
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

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Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
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79 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/318304671-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-79-what-weve-been-doing-in-72.mp3 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:39:50 -0400 3579 no
#78: Patches 7.2 and 7.8 Patches 7.2 and 7.8 Nick, Rei, and Eric react to 7.2 going live and the 7.8 notes from April 1st. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/patches-7-2-and-7-8
Getting back to 7.2, there was an undocumented change to level 110 mobs scaling by a player's item level, and Ion Hazzikostas had to post about the issue. It makes sense to change mob scaling since it keeps content current, but the undocumented nature just caught people by surprise. Nick thinks that this is a sign that scaling is coming to the old world, as it needs the change. Also, Blizzard released their April Fool's Fake Patch Notes for Patch 7.8. Rei, Eric, and Nick read their favorites. Blizzard also did a fake Blizzcon interactive novel, and introduced a classic Battle.net skin for the blizzard launcher. In other news, the Battle.net Launcher is now the Blizzard launcher, patch 7.2.5 is on the PTR with updates to brewmaster monks and outlaw rogues, Bellular tried to create a new WoW story add-on, the Inky Black Potion is bringing dark nights (not dark knights, Eric!) to Azeroth again, and EU prices for services increased. All this and much more can be found in this week's WoW! Talk!

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1s0
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Eric Knutson

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78 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/316011265-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-78-patches-72-and-78.mp3 Tue, 04 Apr 2017 00:42:15 -0400 4108 no
#77: Lawncare Thoughts and the Patch 7.2 Quiz Lawncare Thoughts and the Patch 7.2 Quiz Nick quizzes the gang on Patch 7.2 and hates lawn mowing more than pet battles. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/lawncare-thoughts-and-the-patch-7-2-quiz
Nick then asks everyone else to take the Patch 7.2 quiz to prepare for the coming patch. Its already on the background downloader with a release candidate on the PTR, so it will most likely go live in the next two weeks. Despite not taking it, Nick is the real winner of the quiz because he's too proud of his Sentinax joke. In the news, Blizzcon 2017 was announced for 11/3 and 11/4, For Azeroth has been extended to 3/26, Brian Holinka and Matt Goss each did Developer Q&A's, Dalaran exploded on the PTR with PVP as everyone got to fight Nomi, and finally Blizzard announced the WoW Arena Championships, which prompted a quick discussion of PVP in Call of Duty and Destiny.

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1rp
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

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Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
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77 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/313722324-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-77-lawncare-thoughts-and-the-patch-72-quiz.mp3 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:37:15 -0400 4409 no
#76: Enjoy Playing WoW! Enjoy Playing WoW! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/enjoy-playing-wow
This week, YepX sent in two emails. First, he commented on the world scaling issue, suggesting that old materials could be used to modify craftable mounts and pets. He also gets Rei talking about earning gold in Legion. Nick likes the idea, but doesn't think Blizzard would ever do that because the changes would just be used by Blizzard as a different mount reward (like all the reskinned mounts in Warlords). Storage on a mount would be cool though, since currently that's only offered through Jeeves for engineering. YepX also asked about how to improve yourself as a player when guides don't seem to be helping anymore. Rei talked about her philosophy for helping people as a guild leader, and Eric approached the topic from a raid-leading tank. Nick advised making sure you are using keybinds, and also said that addons are critical.

Nick and Eric agreed that timers for your Dots and bleeds are essential. Nick then brought up an article talking about enjoying playing Legend of Zelda, and compared it to WoW, where he feels players do too many things without considering whether they enjoy them or not. Finally, in our news bites, Nick goes over some of the topics from the Legion Q&A with Ion Hazzikostas, nameplate add-ons are being disabled in raids and dungeons, and the preview for PVP Brawls is up.

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1rg
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Eric Knutson

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76 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/311124769-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-76-enjoy-playing-wow.mp3 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:34:31 -0500 3976 no
#75: Supersize Seventy-Five Supersize Seventy-Five Between the recent time-limited mount rush, the rapid rate of raid testing, and the interminable AP grind, its hard to be a WoW player lately. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/supersize-seventy-five
First, everyone has been struggling to get the low drop-rate Big Pink Love Rocket mount while Love is in the Air is up. Then, everyone has been busy playing Heroes of the Storm to get the primal flamesaber mount (BE SURE TO SET THE AI TO BEGINNER IF YOU TRY IT!).  Also, the archaeogly quest mount is up this week, so Nick has been busy digging up Highmountain to get his spirit moose mount. Nick also finished his death knight questline and got his second legendary.

Corey and Kaihro emailed in their thoughts on scaling in the old world. Corey pointed out it could make old material relevant again, and Kaihro thinks it will help with questing and grouping with friends. Everyone agrees, except Nick, who loves questing as it is. As for recent events, the WoW Token can now be used for battle.net balance. The price has skyrocketed and Nick is upset. Anytime Blizzard has a promotion or content they want to sell, the price is going to go up again. Rei points out this can be played like the stock market.

Also, Tomb of Sargeras is on the PTR, and while Blizzard has explained the reasons for seemingly rushing this, the gang talks about whether this is too soon. Nick is concerned there is too much content coming and there will not be enough time to complete it before the next expansion, especially given that artifact appearances will only be available during Legion. Many top guilds are quitting the world first race after Nighthold and becoming casual. Blizzard has said they are trying to fix the artifact power grind in 7.2, but it may not be enough.

Also in the news, PVP Mounts are becoming account bound, Mischief made $2.5 Million for charity, Blizzard has its best year ever finanacially, transmog sets are coming, your legendary drop chance is better than you think, and Blizzard is ending support for Windows XP and Vista. Thanks for listening to an extra-long WoW! Talk! #75!!!

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1r7
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Eric Knutson

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75 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/308784340-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-75-supersize-seventy-five.mp3 Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:51:07 -0500 6047 no
#74: Nighthold and Scaling (Blizzard is Pimping) Nighthold and Scaling (Blizzard is Pimping) Nick, Rei, and Eric discuss Nighthold, Artifact Power in 7.2, and scaling on old content. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/nighthold-and-scaling-blizzard-is-pimping
Method was also DDOS'ed, but it ultimately didn't matter as the win came in the second week of raiding. The mobs in Silithus are still scaling, and the gang discusses how there should be restrictions on scaling, and how annoying it is to farm old materials when the mobs can attack you. Rei mentions dealing with that when she visits her farm. Blizzard banned several botters again. (STOP BOTTING, PEOPLE!!!) Mike Morhaime came out against President Trump's recent Executive Order restricting travel from several Muslim countries, and the show gets political as Nick supports Morhaime for doing so. Then Nick admits to having enjoyed himself a little too much during the Super Bowl earlier. All this and more on this week's WoW! Talk!

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1qx
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Eric Knutson

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74 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/306492861-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-74-nighthold-and-scaling-blizzard-is-pimping.mp3 Mon, 06 Feb 2017 23:54:47 -0500 3352 no
#73: Nighthold and 7.1.5 Nighthold and 7.1.5 Patch 7.1.5 is upon us, and along with it came the Nighthold Raid, class changes, micro-holidays, and more for Nick, Rei, and Eric to discuss! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/nighthold-and-7-1-5
Nick also got his Death Knight to 100 and got to check out the artifact knowledge catchup that was just introduced. Also, there was recently an issue with PVP players very upset that Blizzard was going to allow artifact traits above 35 points to count for PVP, but Blizzard rescinded that change. As for class changes, Eric seems to think Death Knights are okay, even if they were nerfed when a broken ability was fixed. Mists of Pandaria timewalking is also new in patch 7.1.5, but it won't be available for several weeks. Paul Kubit addressed this in a recent Q&A, and Nick talks about that and some of the design team's reasons behind timewalking working as it does. Patch 7.2 is on the PTR, and that brings new animations for hunters as well as lots of new models and mounts, and also concerns about Blizzard's pacing. Nick suggests that the Tomb of Sargeras raid will not be coming until 7.2.5, so that 7.2 can arrive in about three months while Nighthold is still viable.

In other news, Everquest Designer Josh Augustine has joined the WoW Quest team, and Blizzard won their Honorbuddy lawsuit. All this and more is on WoW! Talk!

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1qk
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Eric Knutson

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73 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/304294704-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-73-nighthold-and-715.mp3 Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:10:44 -0500 3862 no
#72: The Patch 7.1.5 Quiz! The Patch 7.1.5 Quiz! Patch 7.1.5 misinformation abounds! Nick tests the rest of the gang to see what they know on this week's WoW! Talk! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-patch-7-1-5-quiz
Since there's been much confusion about what exactly is in the patch, Nick asks everyone some questions to see just what is and isn't coming on Tuesday. Is the Illidan questline a prerequisite for upgrading your legendaries? Is there an attunement for Nighthold? What are some of the new Brawler's Guild bosses? Find out as Rei, Jeremy, and Eric argue about what the answers are.

Also, Diablo has come to WoW! Treasure Goblins are showing up in the Underbelly and in dungeons, and the gang talks about their experiences with them and working to kill the Cow King in Duskwood, all to get a twelve-string guitar toy and another toy that acts like an extra hearthstone. Also, Nighthold is releasing next week, and Legion PVP Season 1 rewards are being rescinded and redistributed. All this and more on a new year of WoW! Talk!

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1q9
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

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72 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/301780012-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-72-the-patch-715-quiz.mp3 Mon, 09 Jan 2017 23:24:54 -0500 3836 no
#71: Farewell, 2016. Farewell, 2016. The gang talks about their 2016 highlights and hopes and predictions for 2017. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/farewell-2016
Jeremy shares his experience as a fury warrior, and Nick advises YepX to find a rotation that works for him and modify that based on other sources that he reads. They also talk about how training dummies are not always the best way to learn a rotation. Nick also agrees that raid bosses are more complex, and then the gang talks about their Group Finder experiences. Nick advises starting your own group if you are not comfortable joining another group. The gang then talks about their favorite things from 2016: the end of Hellfire Citadel, Demon Invasions, the new content in Legion, and Friendship Moose. Overall, 2016 showed just how awesome Blizzard and the Warcraft Community can be when allowed to fulfill their potential.

Then, the gang shares what their wishes and predictions are for 2017. What are your Warcraft or Blizzard predictions for 2017? Share with us at wowtalkmtb@mashthosebuttons.com or @wowtalkmtb on facebook and twitter. Thanks for listening to us in 2016! We'll all see you next year!!!

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1py
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

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71 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/299734189-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-71-farewell-2016.mp3 Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:19:51 -0500 3673 no
#70: Heroic Xavius and Artifact Power Caps Heroic Xavius and Artifact Power Caps The gang discusses defeating Heroic Xavius, the struggle for more artifact power, and Patch 7.1.5. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/heroic-xavius-and-artifact-power-caps
Nick agrees but thinks that players are too stubborn and they need Blizzard to implement some sort of cap that really won't affect anyone else. Maybe like a rested buff? Then the gang gets into patch 7.1.5, talking about some of the changes coming to Legendaries as well as the way that Ion seems to be running things now that he's in charge. Blizzard is looking to nerf the more powerful legendaries while buffing the classes that rely on them. Overall, changes on the PTR will be more experimental and unfinished, and auras will be used to change all spells at once without actually changing the underlying ability. The end result is easier for Blizzard to tweak and more confusing to dataminers.

Everyone reviews how their class has been performing in Legion, agreeing that their classes are mostly good. Also, PVP Season 1 is ending without a new patch. Dave Kosak transitions to the Hearthstone team, resulting in Nick theorizing about WoW story development, and that maybe Dave is there to reign in Hearthstone’s wild imagination. Finally, Blizzard announces Blizzard publishing. All this and more on this week's WoW! Talk!

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1pp
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

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70 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/297730095-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-70-heroic-xavius-and-artifact-power-caps.mp3 Tue, 13 Dec 2016 12:04:58 -0500 3781 no
#69: Bugs, Legendaries, and Crest Kwedit Bugs, Legendaries, and Crest Kwedit Legion is great but people keep complaining! Nick tells them to chill, and Jeremy returns with his third relic! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/bugs-legendaries-and-crest-kwedit
Players noticed they were not getting their fifth legendary as quickly as they should, and Blizzard responding by admitting to the softcap and removing it, so that bad-luck RNG would allow players to keep earning legendaries in perpetuity. Mythic Helya was also bugged, as guilds like Exorsus used the bug to defeat her, only to have their kill redacted once it was clear they were exploiting. And this weekend’s Kirin Tor quest was broken, as there were at most three quests available when four were needed to complete it. Nick rants about how while these bugs are valid, players need to calm down and stop fretting about how other people are progressing comparatively. Relax, people!

Also in the news: Legion class changes in 7.1.5 were discussed, Chris Metzen talked about his mental state with Scott Johnson in a highly recommended podcast, we learn what micro-holidays Blizzard is planning, and WoW's 12th Anniversary has been going on. All this and more on this week's WoW! Talk!

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1pg
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

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69 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/295257842-mashthosebuttons-bugs-legendaries-and-crest-kwedit.mp3 Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:29:30 -0500 3896 no
#68: Nostalrius Returns, Patch 7.1.5 and Patch 7.2 Nostalrius Returns, Patch 7.1.5 and Patch 7.2 Nostalrius returns but will it matter if everyone is playing patch 7.1.5 and 7.2? The WoW! Talk! gang debates. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/nostalrius-returns-patch-7-1-5-and-patch-7-2
Blizzard talked about always having content on the PTR, and they are keeping to their word as Patch 7.1.5 is going on the PTR this week. This is Legion's first small patch and it contains Mists of Pandaria Timewalking, the return of the Brawler's Guild, and micro-holidays. Patch 7.2 was also announced at Blizzcon and that is the Tomb of Sargeras, with the Broken Shore available as a zone leading up to our assault on the Tomb. There will also be a dungeon in the patch as well as flying on our new class mounts. Finally, Ion promised that patch 7.3 will set us going to Argus. Overall, this was a lot of information to process, but it also leaves questions, such as when can we expect the next expansion? Nick does his best to parse this out.

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1p8
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Eric Knutson

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68 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/293202169-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-68-nostalrius-returns-patch-715-and-patch-72.mp3 Tue, 15 Nov 2016 17:46:27 -0500 4351 no
Special Events #: Blizzcon 2016 Wrap-up Blizzcon 2016 Wrap-up Jarret from Watchpoint Radio joins the gang from WoW! Talk! to discuss Blizzcon 2016! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/special-events/blizzcon-2016-wrap-up
Nick is glad that a plan was released showing a path from 7.1.5 through 7.3, although he is concerned that he will never get to playing his alts. They also discuss the Hearthstone announcement for Mean Streets of Gadgetzan, as well as Varian and Ragnaros being revealed for Heroes of the Storm with an awesome cinematic. Starcraft II is getting some AI and Jarret is concerned this will lead to bad things. Diablo is getting retro-content in the form of Diablo I remade in Diablo III. Finally, Nick discusses the most important announcement made this Blizzcon, regarding the return of one of Blizzard's founders, Allen Adham.

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1p2
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Jarret Redding
twitter.com/jaastradamus
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Eric Knutson

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full http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/291973734-mashthosebuttons-blizzcon-2016-wrap-up.mp3 Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:30:25 -0500 01:31:15 no
#67: Impression and 2016 Blizzcon HYPE Impression and 2016 Blizzcon HYPE The Blizzcon Hype train starts as the gang speculates on Warcraft IV, Patch 7.2, and more! New WoW! Talk! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/impression-and-2016-blizzcon-hype
Death Knights have had some changes in Patch 7.1, but the Frost artifact is still missing. Falcosaurs were added in 7.1, and they bring World Quests and a new faction with them. Nick thinks all classes should have a Feign Death mechanic. Rei is happy with her Priest Buffs. Nick watched the leaked Nighthold cinematic. The gang discusses whether patch 7.1 came out too quickly, and this leads to Nick arguing for end-of-expansion content droughts. Finally, the gang gets to the Blizzcon hype!

They talk about what's next in Legion. Nick wants to see a roadmap for patches from Blizzard. Nick also shares his theory on what patch 7.2 will contain. Perhaps Jaina and Kul Tiras? Weird Al was announced as the closing act for Blizzcon and he's perfect! Thomas Middleditch will be hosting the cosplay and talent competitions. The gang speculates on Warcraft IV and whether Red Shirt Guy can replace Chris Metzen at Blizzcon. Also, maybe Diablo IV is coming? An announcement about Legacy Servers is not coming, though. All this and more on this week's WoW! Talk!

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1ou
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Eric Knutson

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67 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/291018272-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-67-impression-and-2016-blizzcon-hype.mp3 Tue, 01 Nov 2016 16:46:23 -0400 3486 no
#66: Patch 7.1 and Jeremy's Missing Relic Patch 7.1 and Jeremy's Missing Relic Patch 7.1 is coming and Jeremy is missing an artifact relic. HE IS NOT PREPARED! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/patch-7-1-and-jeremys-missing-relic
In the news, Tom Chilton is working on another project at Blizzard so Ion Hazzikostas has replaced him as Lead Game Designer on World of Warcraft. Perhaps this is related to Tom slipping the subscription numbers in an interview with a Polish gaming magazine, although Blizzard denies that happened. Patch 7.1 is coming on 10/25 with the Karazhan mega-dungeon, the Trial of Valor raid, and the Blood of Sargeras vendor. Withered J'im was the world boss for two straight weeks and Blizzard has said they will fix it. There was also a hotfix applied to Mythic+ Artifact Power rewards. All this and more in this week's WoW! Talk!

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66 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/288781494-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-66-patch-71-and-jeremys-missing-relic.mp3 Tue, 18 Oct 2016 01:44:29 -0400 3668 no
#65: Emerald Nightmare and World Quest Impressions Emerald Nightmare and World Quest Impressions The gang looks at Emerald Nightmare and World Quests. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/emerald-nightmare-and-world-quest-impressions
Then Nick talks a little about the latest quest in the Illidan questline, where you play as Illidan in the Black Temple encounter. Some quest rewards don't drop in LFR Emerald Nightmare, but it’s okay because those quests are for an artifact appearance. Also, each class has hidden artifact appearances, some of which are easier to get than others. In fact, frost and unholy death knights hidden appearances are STILL hidden! In the news, battle.net is changing its name, Craig Amai has left Blizzard, and Exorsus earned the World First for Mythic Xavius. Congrats! All this and more on WoW! Talk! #65!

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65 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/285958658-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-65-emerald-nightmare-and-world-quest-impressions.mp3 Tue, 04 Oct 2016 01:55:49 -0400 4139 no
#64: Things to Do in Legion When You're 110 Things to Do in Legion When You're 110 There's tons to do at 110 and LFR is as controversial as ever. New WoW! Talk! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/things-to-do-in-legion-when-youre-110
There's also class order hall campaigns and missions to complete. Overall, the gang is satisfied with Legion's content, although Nick is worried it could run out at some point. Luckily, Patch 7.1 is on the PTR to keep the flow of new stuff coming rapidly. The gang also discusses LFR, since Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street commented that implementing LFR is one of his regrets from working on WoW. Nick talks about how if not for LFR, he wouldn't get to see most of the end game content in game, and Rei and Eric talk about how even as a functioning progression guild, they still go into LFR when needed to level up a guildie or to complete legendary quests. The gang then tries to brainstorm ideas for what could improve LFR to allow people easier access to raid content without destroying community.

Ultimately, it seems like the Mythic dungeons may be Blizzard's way of doing that. Also, players were able to work together to figure out the mystery of Kosumuth the Hungering, the summonable world boss. Legion sold 3.3 million physical copies which is comparable to Warlords of Draenor sales numbers. The Warcraft Blu-ray bonus items were announced. Watcher and Lore did a Legion Dev Q&A, and Watcher posted about upcoming class balance. Zorbrix moved from the QA team to the WoW esports team. The Blizzcon in-game rewards were announced. And Luis Barriga, lead game designer, gave an interview on mmogames.com. All this and more in this week's WoW! Talk!

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64 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/283721060-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-64-things-to-do-in-legion-when-youre-110.mp3 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:37:28 -0400 4049 no
SE: Thank You, Chris Metzen. Thank You, Chris Metzen. Jarret from Watchpoint Radio joins WoW! Talk! to discuss the Chris Metzen news Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/thank-you-chris-metzen

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#63: Legion Impressions and Rei the Unnerfable Legion Impressions and Rei the Unnerfable Dungeons! Class halls! Artifacts! LEGION HYPE COMPLETE!!! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/legion-impressions-and-rei-the-unnerfable
Nick talks about the Trueshot Lodge for hunters and the Titanstrike and Talonclaw artifact weapons, and how different class halls are from garrisons. Jeremy also talks a little about the PVP going on underneath Dalaran. Also, the Legion Companion app is coming on Tuesday. This is long overdue and a shame that it wasn't provided for Warlords, even though Blizzard's decision makes total sense. And we now know more about Patch 7.1, including Karazhan having a new map with an updated Chess event and new plays for the Opera.

Also, the three boss Trial of Valor raid will have us fighting Odyn, Guarn, and Helya to wrap up the plot for Stormheim. In news bites, Ion Hazzikostas clears up some artifact power concerns, Blizzard unleashed the banhammer again, there are two new Azeroth Armory episodes for the Ashbringer and Demon Hunter cosplay (which makes for an unusual episode), and Blizzard shares some Legion Invasion facts. All this and more on Episode #63 of WoW! Talk!

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63 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/281586214-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-63-legion-impressions-and-rei-the-unnerfable.mp3 Tue, 06 Sep 2016 00:09:33 -0400 4038 no
SE: R.I.P. Warlords and Final Legion Hype! R.I.P. Warlords and Final Legion Hype! Warlords of Draenor was disappointing. Can Legion restore faith in Blizzard? Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/r-i-p-warlords-and-final-legion-hype
With Legion here, Blizzard has a chance at redemption, with everyone given the choice of which zone to go to (not everyone knows where they will be going on Tuesday), and world quests should revive max level endgame. Class Halls are an improvement on Garrisons, and will help with player interaction as every class is forced together. Overall, spirits are high going into Legion!

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#62: Broken Shores and Broken Add-ons Broken Shores and Broken Add-ons Broken Shore & Invasions? Yay Blizz! Breaking add-ons? Boo Blizz! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/broken-shores-and-broken-add-ons
Blizzard took time at Gamescom to announce Patch 7.1 as the Return To Karazhan. Everyone but Nick started raiding in Karazhan, so this promises to bring back good memories. But will running a mythic+ dungeon be compatible with running a full time raid group? Why does Nathanos Blightcaller look different know? Stijn from Belgium wants to know! Also, Patch 7.1 will break add-ons like Deadly Boss Mods, and the way Blizzard announced this is disappointing. Blizzard really should communicate more with mod authors, especially authors for popular mods like DBM that border on mandatory.

Also in the news: Blizzard released new episodes of Azeroth Armory for the Doomhammer and the Warglaives of Azzinoth. They're pretty cool if you like blacksmithing and forging. Curse was purchased by Twitch, so now Amazon owns MMO-Champion. And Nick and Jeremy disagree about how impactful the change to Shadowdance will be for rogue, as it will now invoke the stealth bar. All this and more on a new episode of WoW! Talk!

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62 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/279479652-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-62-broken-shores-and-broken-add-ons.mp3 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:39:21 -0400 4558 no
#61: Demon Invasions, Broken Shore, and World of Phasecraft Demon Invasions, Broken Shore, and World of Phasecraft Get ready for Invasions, the Broken Shore, and Demon Hunters on a new WoW! Talk! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/demon-invasions-broken-shore-and-world-of-phasecraft

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61 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/277522602-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-61-demon-invasions-broken-shore-and-world-of-phasecraft.mp3 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 12:38:52 -0400 3494 no
SE: The Artifact Weapon Theory The Artifact Weapon Theory Nick gives his theory on Artifacts and how they will fit into a post-Legion WoW. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-artifact-weapon-theory

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#60: Pre-Patch Impressions Pre-Patch Impressions The Legion pre-patch didn't seem to faze the gang too hard. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/pre-patch-impressions

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1n0
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60 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/275433032-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-60-pre-patch-impressions.mp3 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:34:25 -0400 4010 no
#59: Pre-patch raiding and Artifacts Pre-patch raiding and Artifacts Discussion of pre-patch raiding and having multiple artifacts. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/pre-patch-raiding-and-artifacts

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59 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/273271718-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-59-pre-patch-raiding-and-artifacts.mp3 Tue, 12 Jul 2016 01:47:17 -0400 3848 no
SE: The Warcraft Movie The Warcraft Movie The gang gets together to talk about their thoughts on the Warcraft movie. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-warcraft-movie

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#58: Deadly Boss Mods (Interview w/ Adam Williams) Deadly Boss Mods (Interview w/ Adam Williams) Adam from Deadly Boss Mods joins us to talk all things DBM! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/deadly-boss-mods-interview-w-adam-williams

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58 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/271240119-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-58-deadly-boss-mods-interview-w-adam-williams.mp3 Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:04:54 -0400 4203 no
#57: Raid Tiers Are Best Tiers Raid Tiers Are Best Tiers Talent changes and Facebook Live! Also, watch the movie! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/raid-tiers-are-best-tiers

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57 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/268991194-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-57-raid-tiers-are-best-tiers.mp3 Tue, 14 Jun 2016 01:01:13 -0400 2979 no
#56: Tap and Run Tap and Run The gang discusses talents, specs, and how the new tapping system sucks. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/tap-and-run
Cook with style! WoW cookbook is releasing soon! Conjure up some grub, make a real life Savage Feast! Also of note is the servers will now have the capacity to handle numbers of up to 9 quadrillon! Enjoy hitting harder, boys and girls. Transmog issues abound. Old news, but check it out. PvP is getting a significant overhaul in Legion. Gear is random drops now, no longer purchased from vendors. Blizzard announced a change to their tapping system come Legion, and it allows up to 5 individual players to hit a mob for credit. The system sucks.

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56 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/266829154-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-56-tap-and-run.mp3 Tue, 31 May 2016 16:41:28 -0400 4100 no
#55: Gold Sinks and Inside Legion Beta Gold Sinks and Inside Legion Beta In-game rewards and gold sinks are topics of debate! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/gold-sinks-and-inside-legion-beta

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55 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/264590063-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-55-gold-sinks-and-inside-legion-beta.mp3 Tue, 17 May 2016 13:57:50 -0400 4309 no
#54: Nostalgia Goggles Nostalgia Goggles Nostalrius, Mark Kern, gameplay bugs and fun things await in Legion! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/nostalgia-goggles

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54 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/262349826-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-54-nostalgia-goggles.mp3 Tue, 03 May 2016 16:45:42 -0400 3367 no
#53: LEGION HYPE! LEGION HYPE! LEGION HYPE! August 30th release date! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/legion-hype

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53 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/259868789-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-53-legion-hype.mp3 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:20:50 -0400 4422 no
#52: All Druid Forms Converted to PDF All Druid Forms Converted to PDF Ability pruning and quest removals are discussed, as well as FrostDoge. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/all-druid-forms-converted-to-pdf
In other game-related news, your legendary ring? Screw it. Quests are being removed! When the pre-patch drops, if you're not already on the quest, you can no longer pick it up. Finish it if you got it! Then, to wind things down, you have your April Fool's patch notes! The gang spout off a few of their favorites, including the coveted FrostDoge faction, which should totally be a real faction.

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52 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/257551808-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-52-all-druid-forms-converted-to-pdf.mp3 Tue, 05 Apr 2016 23:42:34 -0400 4143 no
#51: Departures and Changes Departures and Changes The WoW! Talk! gang discusses employees leaving, free stuff, and alpha changes! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/departures-and-changes

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51 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/254295485-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-51-departures-and-changes.mp3 Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:53:22 -0400 4294 no
#50: Raiding, PUGs, and Wiping - The Cross-Realm Story Raiding, PUGs, and Wiping - The Cross-Realm Story Rei talks about Cross-Realm raiding and how it may have ruined the game. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/raiding-pugs-and-wiping-the-cross-realm-story

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50 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/250786905-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-50-raiding-pugs-and-wiping-the-cross-realm-story.mp3 Tue, 08 Mar 2016 02:07:29 -0500 3071 no
SE: Hunters! (and Some Lore) Hunters! (and Some Lore) Nick and Katie host a special WoW! Talk! to talk Hunters in Legion and Chronicle. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/hunters-and-some-lore

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1kz
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#49: Legion Launch Speculation, Legendary Restrictions, and Class Fantasy Legion Launch Speculation, Legendary Restrictions, and Class Fantasy Rei returns to discuss Legendaries and class fantasy in Legion. New WoW! Talk! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/legion-launch-speculation-legendary-restrictions-and-class-fantasy
Also, a contest is announced to win a pet from the Blizzard Store! Send a timestamp and episode # from your favorite clips of the first 49+ episodes of WoW! Talk! to wowtalk@mashthosebuttons.com and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a pet. It’s an all new WoW! Talk!

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1kx
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49 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/248506144-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-49-legion-launch-speculation-legendary-restrictions-and-class-fantasy.mp3 Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:27:21 -0500 3625 no
#48: Alpha Info And Missing Islands Alpha Info And Missing Islands Blizzard turns 25 and Thal'dranath turns up missing. New WoW! Talk! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/alpha-info-and-missing-islands
In news, World of Warcraft is still making big bucks. Blizzard is sending out a survey about rewards for buying a movie ticket. Alpha has several big changes discussed, including the coming Achievement Search Bar. Celestalon posts about rolling back some Subtlety Rogue changes. Is Blizzard over-pruning class abilities in Legion? A challenge mode token will unlock ALL of the weapons! The shadows of Dalaran will be your spot for PVP in Legion. Thal'Dranath has been removed from the map as players make claims of Farahlon's history repeating itself. Finally, Blizzard outsources it customer support to twitter. All this and more on a new WoW! Talk!

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1ks
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Jeremy Dupire

Katie Grace
twitter.com/hyrulemaster77
Eric Knutson

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48 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/246222966-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-48-alpha-info-and-missing-islands.mp3 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:16:31 -0500 3588 no
Angry About Legion Angry About Legion Tanking changes! 100g to change specs! Pre-order problems! An angry WoW! Talk! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/wow-talk-47-angry-about-legion

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1kj
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Eric Knutson

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47 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/243995382-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-47-angry-about-legion.mp3 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:34:38 -0500 3240 no
#46: Book Release Date, Lawsuit Fail, and Diablo III Influence Book Release Date, Lawsuit Fail, and Diablo III Influence WoW! Talk! discusses Diablo's influence on WoW. Or Die-ablo, if you're Jeremy. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/book-release-date-lawsuit-fail-and-diablo-iii-influence

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1kf
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Jeremy Dupire

Katie Grace
twitter.com/hyrulemaster77

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Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
Discord: mash.gg/discord

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46 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/241599683-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-46-book-release-date-lawsuit-fail-and-diablo-iii-influence.mp3 Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:49:19 -0500 3691 no
#45: End of Year Thoughts without Ronda Rousey End of Year Thoughts without Ronda Rousey 2015 is under 1%. Time to bust it down and pull in 2016 with a new WoW! Talk! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/end-of-year-thoughts-without-ronda-rousey

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1k9
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Katie Grace
twitter.com/hyrulemaster77

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45 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/239563187-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-45-end-of-year-thoughts-without-ronda-rousey.mp3 Tue, 29 Dec 2015 13:21:42 -0500 4250 no
#44: PvP, Bots, and Cookie Cutter Builds PvP, Bots, and Cookie Cutter Builds PvP, botting, and xmog concerns along with cookie cutter builds on WoW! Talk! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/pvp-bots-and-cookie-cutter-builds

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1k7
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

Katie Grace
twitter.com/hyrulemaster77

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Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
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44 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/237840617-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-44-pvp-bots-and-cookie-cutter-builds.mp3 Wed, 16 Dec 2015 16:39:14 -0500 4284 no
#43: Legion Datamining and Gnome Hunters Legion Datamining and Gnome Hunters A live alpha means so much datamined Legion info to talk about! New WoW! Talk! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/legion-datamining-and-gnome-hunters

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1k3
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Katie Grace
twitter.com/hyrulemaster77

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Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
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43 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/235507916-mashthosebuttons-mashcast-167-legion-datamining-and-gnome-hunters.mp3 Tue, 01 Dec 2015 00:06:26 -0500 3442 no
#42: Patch 6.2.3, Legion Class Changes, And #FriendshipMoose Patch 6.2.3, Legion Class Changes, And #FriendshipMoose Patch 6.2.3, a review of Legion Class blogs and #friendshipmoose. New WoW! Talk! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/patch-6-2-3-legion-class-changes-and-friendshipmoose

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1jz
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Katie Grace
twitter.com/hyrulemaster77

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Website: mashthosebuttons.com
Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
Discord: mash.gg/discord

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42 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/233565321-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-42-patch-623-legion-class-changes-and-friendshipmoose.mp3 Wed, 18 Nov 2015 00:07:06 -0500 5314 no
SE: Blizzcon 2015 Wrap Up Blizzcon 2015 Wrap Up Blizzcon wrap up - artifacts, transmog, trailers, and more! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/blizzcon-2015-wrap-up

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1jw
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko

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#41: Pre-Blizzcon Hype Pre-Blizzcon Hype WoW! Talk! gets hyped in preparation for Blizzcon and Illidan gets a cover! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/pre-blizzcon-hype

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1js
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Katie Grace
twitter.com/hyrulemaster77

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41 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/231300090-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-41-pre-blizzcon-hype.mp3 Mon, 02 Nov 2015 22:27:42 -0500 3933 no
#40: October Surprises! October Surprises! Surprise WoW! Talk! about surprise Patch 6.2.3 with surprise guest host Katie Grace! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/october-surprises

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1jk
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Katie Grace
twitter.com/hyrulemaster77

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Website: mashthosebuttons.com
Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
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40 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/229211642-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-40-october-surprises.mp3 Tue, 20 Oct 2015 01:42:27 -0400 3831 no
#39: Blizzcon Schedule 2015, In-Game Shop, and Hellfire Citadel Nerfs! Blizzcon Schedule 2015, In-Game Shop, and Hellfire Citadel Nerfs! The Blizzcon schedule leaked and HFC Normal was nerfed. New WoW! Talk! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/blizzcon-schedule-2015-in-game-shop-and-hellfire-citadel-nerfs

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1jg
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko

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Website: mashthosebuttons.com
Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
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39 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/228201040-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-39-blizzcon-schedule-2015-in-game-shop-and-hellfire-citadel-nerfs.mp3 Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:02:05 -0400 3675 no
#38: Nothing to Talk About Nothing to Talk About Blizzard's new deal with Random House, guild advice, and new holiday toys on WoW! Talk! 38. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/nothing-to-talk-about

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1jc
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko

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Website: mashthosebuttons.com
Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
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38 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/226300744-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-38-nothing-to-talk-about.mp3 Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:11:55 -0400 3339 no
#37: DragonCon, Timewalking, and a Ghostcrawler Surprise! DragonCon, Timewalking, and a Ghostcrawler Surprise! DragonCon, Timewalking, and a Ghostcrawler easter egg in this week's WoW! Talk! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/dragoncon-timewalking-and-a-ghostcrawler-surprise

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1j8
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

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Website: mashthosebuttons.com
Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
Discord: mash.gg/discord

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37 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/223974272-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-37-dragoncon-timewalking-and-a-ghostcrawler-surprise.mp3 Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:11:00 -0400 3441 no
#36: Patch 6.2.2, the S&amp;P 500, and Other Games Patch 6.2.2, the S&amp;P 500, and Other Games Patch 6.2.2 is here! Get excited with talk about that and a bunch of PSA's! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/wow-talk-36-patch-6-2-2-the-sp-500-and-other-games In Orbit crew to check out just how similar Gorefiend and Atheon really are. Then there's talk about 6.2.2, flying in Draenor, and some of the PVP changes coming in the patch as well as in Legion. Eric is excited! The gang also gets caught up on their weekly PSA's (which they haven't been doing) with a bunch of PSA's. Raiding warlocks will especially benefit! And finally, Activision Blizzard is now part of the S&P 500. All this and some talk about a bunch of other games in this week's WoW! Talk!

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1iz
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Eric Knutson

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Website: mashthosebuttons.com
Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
Discord: mash.gg/discord

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36 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/221873017-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-36-patch-622-the-sp-500-and-other-games.mp3 Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:06:39 -0400 3554 no
#35: New mounts, Warcraft IV, and #RavenholdtorRiot New mounts, Warcraft IV, and #RavenholdtorRiot WoW loses subscribers, new mounts, and rogues are ready to riot over Ravenholdt. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/new-mounts-warcraft-iv-and-ravenholdtorriot

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1iu
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

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Website: mashthosebuttons.com
Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
Discord: mash.gg/discord

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35 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/219794025-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-35-new-mounts-warcraft-iv-and-ravenholdtorriot.mp3 Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:45:08 -0400 4065 no
WoW! Talk!+: Legion Hype! WoW! Talk!+: Legion Hype! Screw off-weeks! The WoW! Talk! gang couldn't wait any longer to discuss Legion! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/wow-talk-legion-hype

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1iq
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Eric Knutson

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Website: mashthosebuttons.com
Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
Discord: mash.gg/discord

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full http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/218590046-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-se-legion-hype.mp3 Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09:40:50 -0400 4100 no
Special Events #: Worbit(WoW! Talk! x In Orbit): Is Activision the Bad Guy Here? Worbit(WoW! Talk! x In Orbit): Is Activision the Bad Guy Here? Is Activision the root of the problems WoW and Destiny players have been facing? Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/special-events/worbitwow-talk-x-in-orbit-is-activision-the-bad-guy-here
In this podcast hosts from our WoW (WoW! Talk!) and Destiny (In Orbit) podcast come together to discuss the similarities and differences in the problems that they are having with their games, and determine if the common denominator between the two is the actual problem here.

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1in
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Jarret Redding
twitter.com/jaastradamus
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Jeremy Dupire

Jorge Veguilla
twitter.com/Go2NRG

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#34: Next Expansion To Be Announced and a WoW Theme Park? Next Expansion To Be Announced and a WoW Theme Park? The team talks about upcoming expansion news, WoW Token limits, speculates about a WoW theme park, and improvements to the garrison could have been better. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/next-expansion-to-be-announced-and-a-wow-theme-park

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1il
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

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Website: mashthosebuttons.com
Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
Discord: mash.gg/discord

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34 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/217742778-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-34-next-expansion-to-be-announced-and-a-wow-theme-park.mp3 Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:39:26 -0400 4338 no
#33: PvP Mercenaries and Movie Thoughts PvP Mercenaries and Movie Thoughts Patch 6.2.1, PvP Mercenary mode, Warcraft movie, and more on WoW! Talk! #33 Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/pvp-mercenaries-and-movie-thoughts

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1ii
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

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Website: mashthosebuttons.com
Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
Discord: mash.gg/discord

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33 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/215853105-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-33-pvp-mercenaries-and-movie-thoughts.mp3 Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:50:40 -0400 4012 no
#32: The Only Things Certain are Death and Blizzard The Only Things Certain are Death and Blizzard The gang talks about their experiences in 6.2 and Nick rants about this being the last raid of Warlords. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-only-things-certain-are-death-and-blizzard

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1if
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

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Website: mashthosebuttons.com
Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
Discord: mash.gg/discord

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32 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/213810827-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-32-the-only-things-certain-are-death-and-blizzard.mp3 Wed, 08 Jul 2015 11:12:01 -0400 5133 no
#31: Flying, Q&amp;A, and Patch 6.2 Flying, Q&amp;A, and Patch 6.2 The gang talks about flying being brought to Draenor, plus talks about the Ion Hazzikostas Q&A, and previews patch 6.2. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/flying-qa-and-patch-6-2

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1ib
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

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Website: mashthosebuttons.com
Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
Discord: mash.gg/discord

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31 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/211618061-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-31-flying-qa-and-patch-62.mp3 Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:21:46 -0400 3942 no
#30: Hellfire Citadel Preview and Delayed Q&amp;A Hellfire Citadel Preview and Delayed Q&amp;A With Ion's Q&A pushed back a week, the gang talks about Hellfire Citadel, Blizzard's relationship with the Community, and gets nostalgic for Wrath. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/hellfire-citadel-preview-and-delayed-qa

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1i9
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

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Website: mashthosebuttons.com
Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
Discord: mash.gg/discord

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30 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/209751289-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-30-hellfire-citadel-preview-and-delayed-qa.mp3 Wed, 10 Jun 2015 17:37:30 -0400 4149 no
#29: Mass Bans, Movie News, and (No) Flying Mass Bans, Movie News, and (No) Flying Recent banning wave, Orgrim's close-up from the movie, ilvl changes in Hellfire Citadel, and the No Flying debate. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/mass-bans-movie-news-and-no-flying

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1i6
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

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Website: mashthosebuttons.com
Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
Discord: mash.gg/discord

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29 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/207483943-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-29-mass-bans-movie-news-and-no-flying.mp3 Wed, 27 May 2015 13:00:40 -0400 5098 no
Subscriber Loss, Blizzard Previews, and Happy Birthday, Leeroy! Subscriber Loss, Blizzard Previews, and Happy Birthday, Leeroy! WoW Subscribers dropping to 7.1 million, Blizzard previews Tanaan, Bonus Events, and the Adventure Guide, and Leeroy Jenkins turns 10. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/wow-talk-28-subscriber-loss-blizzard-previews-and-happy-birthday-leeroy

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1i4
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Eric Knutson

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Website: mashthosebuttons.com
Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
Discord: mash.gg/discord

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28 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/205155665-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-28-subscriber-loss-blizzard-previews-and-happy-birthday-leeroy.mp3 Tue, 12 May 2015 14:18:19 -0400 4016 no
#27: Movie Pushback, Patch 6.2, and still more WoW Token Movie Pushback, Patch 6.2, and still more WoW Token Big news with the Warcraft movie getting pushed to June and Patch 6.2 hitting the PTR, but we still can't stop talking about the WoW Token. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/movie-pushback-patch-6-2-and-still-more-wow-token

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1i0
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
twitter.com/WookieeBH
Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

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Website: mashthosebuttons.com
Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
Discord: mash.gg/discord

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27 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/203285442-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-27-movie-pushback-patch-62-and-still-more-wow-token.mp3 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:30:27 -0400 4538 no
#26: More WoW Token, Azeroth Armory, and Patch 6.1.4 More WoW Token, Azeroth Armory, and Patch 6.1.4 The gang has more to say now that the WoW Token has launched. Plus, Blizzard gets reality TV right with Azeroth Armory, and the Patch 6.1.4 notes dropped some bombs. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/more-wow-token-azeroth-armory-and-patch-6-1-4

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1hv
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


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Rei Liou
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Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

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26 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/200755052-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-26-more-wow-token-azeroth-armory-and-patch-614.mp3 Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:56:18 -0400 3983 no
#25: Code of Rule, Lawsuits, and PVP Code of Rule, Lawsuits, and PVP The gang talks about the new short story Code of Rule, plus a chain of lawsuits, and a surprisingly long discussion about PvP. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/code-of-rule-lawsuits-and-pvp

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1hs
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


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Rei Liou
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Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

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25 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/198583884-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-25-code-of-rule-lawsuits-and-pvp.mp3 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:38:36 -0400 3865 no
#24: BRF Gear Buffs, Blizzcon, and the WoW Token. BRF Gear Buffs, Blizzcon, and the WoW Token. Buffs to BRF Gear, the Blizzcon Announcement, and the details for the WoW Token. Plus, Rei has a revelation. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/brf-gear-buffs-blizzcon-and-the-wow-token

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1ho
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
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Rei Liou
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Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

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Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
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24 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/196383344-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-24-brf-gear-buffs-blizzcon-and-the-wow-token.mp3 Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:04:01 -0400 3695 no
#23: Ph-Balanced for a Mage Ph-Balanced for a Mage The gang talks about their experiences in 6.1 and share their thoughts on the recent developer raid/dungeon streaming Q&A, as well as how all humans are strong enough for a warrior. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/ph-balanced-for-a-mage

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1hk
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


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Jeremy Dupire

Eric Knutson

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23 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/194043472-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-23-ph-balanced-for-a-mage.mp3 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:08:08 -0500 3863 no
#22: The Bug had a Bug The Bug had a Bug More Patch 6.1 PTR info and the gang talks about WoW staying at 10 million subscribers and Argi's success. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-bug-had-a-bug

Episode URL: https://mashthosebuttons.com/?p=49329
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


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Rei Liou
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Jeremy Dupire

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22 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/191748117-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-22-the-bug-had-a-bug.mp3 Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:00:21 -0500 3802 no
#21: Mash Those WoWzers! Mash Those WoWzers! The gang talks about more 6.1 information like the Heirloom tab and the S.E.L.F.I.E. camera. Also, there a new mount coming, and we pay our respects to WoW Insider. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/mash-those-wowzers

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/1h8
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
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Rei Liou
twitter.com/BishounennoMiko
Jeremy Dupire

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Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
Discord: mash.gg/discord

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21 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/189301066-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-21-mash-those-wowzers.mp3 Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:15:38 -0500 3183 no
#20: We Started From the Bottom and We're Still Here We Started From the Bottom and We're Still Here Jeremy laments that lack of improvement in rogue DPS. Plus, the gang talks about confusion over some Veteran perks, and lots of Patch 6.1 discussion. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/we-started-from-the-bottom-and-were-still-here

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/u2
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
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Rei Liou
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Jeremy Dupire

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20 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/187191147-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-20-we-started-from-the-bottom-and-were-still-here.mp3 Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:52:02 -0500 3803 no
#19: Getting Rid of the 1% Getting Rid of the 1% Matt returns as the gang talks about Blizzard's plans for 2015, including how game-time tokens will fix the economy. Plus, Nick and Jeremy rage about Mythic Mar'gok and Molten Core RNG. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/getting-rid-of-the-1

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/ty
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
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Rei Liou
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Jeremy Dupire

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19 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/184938264-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-19-getting-rid-of-the-1.mp3 Wed, 07 Jan 2015 14:28:54 -0500 4302 no
#18: PSA-ception PSA-ception We have so much advice for you that even our PSAs need a PSA! Plus, talk about LFR and hotfixes. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/psa-ception

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/tt
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


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Rei Liou
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Jeremy Dupire

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18 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/181823754-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-18-psa-ception.mp3 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:36:25 -0500 3880 no
#17: I'm The Reason You Can't Transmog I'm The Reason You Can't Transmog Nick exploits a flaw in Blizzard's transmog rules, plus the gang talks about garrisons and Warlords, as well as WoW's subscriber base going up, the new Blood Elf models, and ever-changing dungeon loot rules. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/im-the-reason-you-cant-transmog

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/tn
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


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Rei Liou
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Jeremy Dupire

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Twitter: twitter.com/themashnetwork
Discord: mash.gg/discord

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17 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/179642496-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-17-im-the-reason-you-cant-transmog.mp3 Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13:00:33 -0500 5079 no
#16: Botani Cole Slaw Botani Cole Slaw In this episode we briefly touch on Blizzcon and then talk about everything going on with Warlords of Draenor. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/botani-cole-slaw

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/tk
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


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Rei Liou
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Jeremy Dupire

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16 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/177663426-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-16-botani-cole-slaw.mp3 Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:47:33 -0500 4282 no
#15: Just Look The Other Way #sorrynotsorry Just Look The Other Way #sorrynotsorry Katie Grace joins us to talk about cosplay and Blizzcon, and the gang goes over just about everything there is to know about Patch 6.0.2. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/just-look-the-other-way-sorrynotsorry

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/t8
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
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Rei Liou
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Jeremy Dupire

Katie Grace
twitter.com/hyrulemaster77

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15 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/172098510-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-15-just-look-the-other-way-sorrynotsorry.mp3 Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:05:28 -0400 5170 no
#14: Sweeney Todd Sweeney Todd Legendary Cloak, Lords of War, Face Recustomization, and Nick may have convinced himself to buy the CE. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/sweeney-todd

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/t2
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
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Rei Liou
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Jeremy Dupire

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Discord: mash.gg/discord

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14 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/169318924-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-14-sweeney-todd.mp3 Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:09:36 -0400 3637 no
#13: Now That's What I Call Raiding, Vol. 1 Now That's What I Call Raiding, Vol. 1 Flex Raiding, the upcoming 8/14 announcements, Blizzard's declining numbers, and more Azeroth Choppers news. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/now-thats-what-i-call-raiding-vol-1

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/s9
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


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Nick Zielenkievicz
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Rei Liou
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Jeremy Dupire

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13 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/162767480-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-13-now-thats-what-i-call-raiding-vol-1.mp3 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 00:10:14 -0400 3256 no
#12: Pretty Squared Pretty Squared In this episode we talk about how pretty things are... Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/pretty-squared

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/s2
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
Nick Zielenkievicz
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Rei Liou
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Jeremy Dupire

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12 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/161902736-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-12-pretty-squared.mp3 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 23:34:01 -0400 4359 no
#11: Let Valor Run Free Let Valor Run Free Beta experiences, the relocated Draenor capitals, Rod Pardo's departure, and the Heart of the Valorous buff. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/let-valor-run-free

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/qb
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


Hosts:
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Rei Liou
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Jeremy Dupire

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11 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/157812974-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-11-let-valor-run-free.mp3 Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:19:15 -0400 3950 no
#10: The More You Know The More You Know Alpha going live, the Azeroth Choppers finale, Medivh in the Warcraft movie, and some stat changes coming in Warlords of Draenor. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/the-more-you-know

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/pi
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


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Rei Liou
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Jeremy Dupire

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10 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/153981566-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-10-the-more-you-know.mp3 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 23:56:15 -0400 3123 no
#9: We Hope Its Ready We Hope Its Ready War Crimes, Azeroth Choppers, Blizzcon 2014, and Changes to the Legendary Quest. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/we-hope-its-ready

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/os
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


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Rei Liou
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Jeremy Dupire

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9 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/150488873-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-9-we-hope-its-ready.mp3 Wed, 21 May 2014 10:22:16 -0400 3337 no
#8: Yo, dawg, I heard you like portals! Yo, dawg, I heard you like portals! Boost to 90, our expectations for garrisons, and the long, long wait for a Warlords beta announcement. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/yo-dawg-i-heard-you-like-portals

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/k4
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


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Jeremy Dupire

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8 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/142520268-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-8-yo-dawg-i-heard-you.mp3 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:40:49 -0400 3363 no
#7: New Goblin Racial - Gil Toss New Goblin Racial - Gil Toss Talking about the boost-to-90 trailer and go in depth on the recent Dev Watercoolers. Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/new-goblin-racial-gil-toss

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/jl
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7 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/139143086-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-7-new-goblin-racial.mp3 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:08:29 -0400 4227 no
#6: All Dinosaurs Look The Same To Me All Dinosaurs Look The Same To Me Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/all-dinosaurs-look-the-same-to-me

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/lb
Show Twitter: twitter.com/wowtalkmtb


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Rei Liou
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Jeremy Dupire

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6 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/136501780-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-6-all-dinosaurs-look.mp3 Mon, 24 Feb 2014 11:18:22 -0500 3386 no
#5: Titles Are Forever Titles Are Forever Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/titles-are-forever

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/lz
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5 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/131589123-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-5-titles-are-forever.mp3 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:42:29 -0500 4162 no
#4: Farewell, Ghostcrawler Farewell, Ghostcrawler Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/farewell-ghostcrawler

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/mo
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4 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/124332698-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-4-farewell.mp3 Sun, 08 Dec 2013 01:13:13 -0500 3487 no
#3: Warlords of Draenor! Warlords of Draenor! Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/warlords-of-draenor

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/jm
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3 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/119611884-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-3-wow-talk-3-warlords.mp3 Mon, 11 Nov 2013 01:26:35 -0500 6790 no
#2: Pre-Blizzcon Edition Pre-Blizzcon Edition Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/pre-blizzcon-edition

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/mk
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2 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/118839092-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-2-pre-blizzcon.mp3 Thu, 07 Nov 2013 01:33:18 -0500 4263 no
#1: Thoughts on the Roundtable Thoughts on the Roundtable Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/thoughts-on-the-roundtable

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/oq
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1 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/115461986-mashthosebuttons-wow-talk-1-thoughts-on-the.mp3 Tue, 15 Oct 2013 01:59:51 -0400 2618 no
Mashcraft #0: Patch 5.4 Mashcraft #0: Patch 5.4 Mash Those Buttons https://mashthosebuttons.com/show/wow-talk/mashcraft-0-patch-5-4

Episode URL: http://mash4.me/mp
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full 0 http://feeds.soundcloud.com/stream/112442829-mashthosebuttons-mashcraft-0-patch-5-4.mp3 Wed, 25 Sep 2013 02:11:53 -0400 3096 no