Happy New Year! Nick, Rei, Eric, and Kurabara are back for a new year to keep talking about WoW! But first they bid farewell to Bobby Kotick who is finally no longer with Activision Blizzard.

Next, Rei gets into what she’s been doing in WoW. She talks about running Mythic+’s and then gets into a discussion about LFR and how she has struggled to get any loot drops in LFR, which is entirely due to the transition away from Personal Loot earlier this expansion. The gang agrees that some change needs to be made to allow for bad luck protection in LFR, but that would seemingly require doctoring the need rolls.

Next, Rei and Eric talk about getting Smolderon down to 1% in their raid and point out that sometimes the raid performs better when certain members are absent. Eric also talks about dying and not being rezzed as a warlock, to which Nick tells him to just use his soulstone on himself.

Next, Kurabara talks about how he hasn’t been feeling well and has not been playing much lately, but he mentions being underwhelmed by the Trading Post reward this month which is a wristwatch transmog. Nick points out that it is probably a lesser reward since the big focus this month will be on people getting the 12-month achievement which grants the Warden armor transmogs.

Next, Nick talks about the 2024 Roadmap Blizzard revealed, which includes the War Within releasing around what looks like September, and a mysterious pirate flag labeled 10.2.6 which Nick posits will be an April Fool’s joke.

In the news, the Swift Windsteed mount is available for free from Prime Gaming, and there is a new Black Market Auction House vendor.

Finally, the gang takes a look back at episode 155 when everyone started working from home.

Thank you for listening to WoW! Talk! Our next live show is scheduled for 1/29/24 at 10:30 pm E at twitch.tv/mashthosebuttons. For any scheduling updates, please follow us on X @wowtalkmtb. Send any emails about your thoughts or feedback to wowtalk@mash.gg.


Nick Zielenkievicz

Host of WoW! Talk! and The Tauren & The Goblin. Sometimes known as the Video Games Public Defender. Wants to play more Destiny and Marvel Heroes but WoW is all-consuming. Decent F2P Hearthstone player. Sad that he lost the Wii that had Wrecking Crew on it. Would be happy if the only game ever made was M.U.L.E. Gragtharr on Skywall-US. Garresque on Ravencrest-US.

Rei Liou

Rei is the 1 of the 5 SEELE members and the Ops Director at MTB. She enjoys anime, baking, cooking, gaming ( fighting, puzzle, rhythm, RPGs ), and spending WAY too much time working on spreadsheets. Current Games: Tales of Crestoria, WoW

Eric Knutson

Auto mechanic, car enthusiast, gamer, runner and almost never serious, Eric has been ditching responsibilities and gaming since age 7. His favorite genres are FPS and racing, although most of his game time is currently spent on WoW

Cory Treadway

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

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