Nick, Rei, Eric, and Kurabara are back this week to get ready for Patch 10.2.5 which is coming on Tuesday! But first, Rei talks about recruiting new people into the guild and how that can be an experience. Rei also mentions that the raid got tense this week as they struggled during a fight. She also talks about running mythic+ and randomly encountering listener Mechajeff in the game!

Next, Eric talks about getting through Smolderon how he feels they are progressing better with the support of a larger raid team. He also brings up the Fated Raid Tier voting for the appearances and set bonuses for each class set in the coming tier.

Kura talks about playing while he was sick and comparing his performance to the other new Evoker in the raid. He mentions his struggles with the Alchemy profession as things keep exploding on him and he recalls how he found a Discord server with a channel called WoW Talk that was just people praising retail and complaining about Classic.

Next, Nick leads the Patch 10.2.5 Quiz. Find out about Bel’ameth and the quests and customizations that are being added in 10.2.5. Nick also asks about Dragonriding and Follower Dungeons and ends the game with a spelling test! Play along and let us know what your score is!

In the news, Blizzard announced that the campfire twitch drop has been delayed a week so it will be available on January 23rd. Also, the Auspicious Arborwyrm is available on the store or with a 6-month or longer subscription.

Finally, the gang takes a quick look back at episode 156 when the Shadowlands alpha launched.

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


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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