*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!

Looking back 100 episodes, Nick talks about WoW! Talk! #68, right after Blizzcon 2016.

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Nick Zielenkievicz

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

Rei Liou

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

Eric Knutson

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

Christopher Greer

Chris has been playing World of Warcraft since 2007. When he's not playing his hunter in Azeroth, he's probably playing one of his many alt hunters. If not doing that, he's probably playing a different hunter.

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