Are toxic online communities inevitable? Possibly not...
Microsoft says there will be exclusive Bethesda games, and is it time to defend Bobby Kotick amongst the Activision-Blizzard layoffs?
We're joined by our friend dhulky to discuss the new new Eternal, Houston, Mayhem, and NYXL rosters, and all of the other huge free agency moves from the last month!
Naxxramas released this week and the crew has a LOT to say about their experience as well as other guild runs across the world!
This week we bring a special episode with BingoJones, going over what its like for a brand new WoW player in Classic WoW.
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.
Nick and Katie discuss the short story "Terror by Torchlight" and then comment on the cinematic duel between Tyrande and Nathanos.
We consider the issues around the new Shadowlands release date. Also, Blizzard finally acts against multi-boxers. We also discuss covenants and ... cows???
This week the crew is joined by Corpse, tank for Vargflocken, to talk about tanking in WoW Classic. We also talk about no more multi-boxing in World of Warcraft and a little bit of BlizzcOnline.
Before we encounter Kael'thas in the Shadowlands, let's set back our sights on his time on Azeroth and Outland.
This week the the crew is joined by WillE to talk about the Naxx release, Classic in general and Classic TBC roll out.
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!
The crew is joined by Duranasaur to discuss his new and growing community surrounding Classic Dungeon Speed Running. We also discuss our weeks shenanigans in WoW Classic... and cover the news.
Gin and Ali from Live, Laugh, Lore come on to talk about Dreadlords, redemption for Arthas, the nature of souls, and more!
The offseason brings its first huge week of player movement, Contenders skins come to the OW client, and we hear some rumors about Season 4 details! New Push the Point available now! #OWL2020
This week the crew talks about Naxxramas on the PTR, the scourge invasion, PVP changes, spell batching, the economy and more!
Mel from Warcraft Reloaded joins us as we wait for pre-patch talking more about the Shadowlands delay and Blizzard closing the Versailles office.
This week is a long one but we promise to get back to our normal format soon! We had another special guest, Defcamp from Defcamp & Melderon TV as well as Good Morning Azeroth, and talking went long!
Nick and Katie look over the life of Bolvar Fordragon, from Onyxia to the Wrathgate to the Lich King and now Shadowlands.
We're back with our NA Grand Finals preview, looking at where the Shock and Fusion match up with the pack, and making our final predictions. Plus, the offseason begins!
This week we have special guest Melderon from Good Morning Azeroth and Defcamp & Melderon TV join us! We talk about the Classic experience and how it's affected us!
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!
It's preview time! We're doing one half of our Grand Finals preview series, starting with the APAC Division. We look at the Dynasty & Dragons' strengths & weaknesses, recent performances and more!
This week we talk about the possibility of Classic slowing down once Naxxramas releases and we also talk about what BlizzcONLINE might be like. We also follow up on the TBC Classic leaks and botters.
To the good listeners of the Tauren & the Goblin, please enjoy this episode on Afterlives: Revendreth.
We're joined by our friend @DeathblowTTV to talk about All Star Weekend and this week's news, including stories from the Shock, coaching changes in Chengdu, and Pine's return! Available now! #OWL2020
This week our heroes discuss how they would like to see the Classic TBC servers roll out, the state of the economy, botters, World of Warcraft Classic Fall Conquest and more!
Playoffs wrap up, MVP is announced, and new All Star skins. We've got all the info you need from Overwatch League's penultimate weekend. Available everywhere now! #OWL2020
Nick starts off at the anger stage of grief while Katie is just sad. Poor Ursoc. He deserved better.
Our heroes were able to conquer Viscidus and we got another host! We also talk about the recent leaks on Naxxramas and Classic TBC. Don't miss the fun!
We look at Draka's life and then claw in the dark at what is actually going on in Maldraxxus! Felguards??? What could they mean?!?!?
Rei is pugging and playing with friends, Eric hates groupfinder, Harv is busy, and Nick and his kid are fine with censorship.
This week BlazzinBob and CognitivePit are joined by streamer SalvDali, of the guild ONSLAUGHT, to talk about WoW Classic.
CognitivePit from Warcraft Reloaded joins Nick and Katie to talk about C'Thun and the opening of the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj.
Class is in session with Warcraft 101 and Katie brings her boyfriend Bryce and her brother James to be students! Let's test our knowledge!
Steelwolf from Warcraft Reloaded joins the gang to talk about the Gates of Ahn'Qiraj while Rei and Eric are enjoying the beta.
Big episode this week as we cover the APAC Countdown Cup Bracket, Week 28 of OWL, and this week's biggest news stories! Available everywhere now! #OWL2020
This week the guys talk about their experiences the first time running AQ40 in WoW Classic.
It's finally here! We sit down w/ content creator & former OWL Observer @Tormentedbygnomes, and learn about pre-OWL history, observing OW at the highest level, and how the team has evolved in 3 years!
This week the guys talk about all the craziness surrounding the gates of Ahn'Qiraj. Everything from the war effort issues, guilds grieving the scepter quests and much more!
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.
We're prepping for Countdown Cup with coverage of this week's news, a recap of this week's OWL action, and a look ahead at the tournament brackets! Available everywhere now! #OWL2020
Nick and Katie celebrate 100 episodes by talking about Shadows Rising.
We're covering all of the action from this week's games as APAC reshuffles, NA starts to align, and Zarya makes her return to the meta. Available everywhere now! #OWL2020
This week we further discuss what expectations are for Ahn'Qiraj, we cover the latest news and hot fixes as well as talk about a Priest getting banned for dispelling world buffs.
Gin and Nick talk about spoilers for Shadows Rising before reading the book and also get into some spoilers for Shadowlands leveling.
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.
Lots of news to cover w/ player retirements, a new playoff format, this week's games! We're discussing it all and more as we start the final quarter of the season. Available everywhere now! #OWL2020
Gin from Morally Grey joins Nick to talk about playing through vanilla, race-changing your main, and podcasting.
On to the APAC bracket, as we recap our favorite moments and highlights from the Asian tournament bracket of the Summer Showdown. Available everywhere now! #OWL2020
We got a third host! This week we talk about the patch 1.13.5, the Temple of Ahn'Qiraj, the current state of World of Warcraft Classic and more!
Nick discusses the state of the community and then the gang dives into the Livestream info!
Spazz Wesson joins Katie and Nick as they compare 8.3 to other end of expansion patches and discuss their experiences leveling and playing alts.
Lots to cover as the Titans and Justice squeak into tournament play and Genji returns to play. We're recapping this week's games as we enter the Summer Showdown! Available everywhere now! #OWL2020
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.
We're talking Team Doge pickups, Spark shuffles, this week's games, and more as we push towards Summer Showdown in this week's new episode! Available everywhere now! #OWL2020
Nick posits the 2020-Azeroth connection. Also, the Titans do some self-exploration? But mainly, we talk about Lor'themar and Thalyssra!
Blizzcon? Cancelled! The Shadowlands livestream? Cancelled! Bobby Kotick's tenure as Activision-Blizzard CEO? Not cancelled!
We're joined by @Blazzin_Bob to talk about this week's #OWL2020 player pickups and more! We've got a bunch of mid-season pickups and player exits to discuss as we get closer to league play.
Frazley joins us to talk about D&D, leveling alts, getting loremaster, and imagining Sylvanas as a gnome.
Nick and Harv dig in on leveling while Rei and Eric focus on the struggles of raiding.
Nick and Katie discuss the history of N'Zoth and consider his actions. Also, Nick hates helms with horns.
We're rejoined by @Howleir and @Aluramore to break down the Titans players' new homes, this week's games, and more as we get closer to May Melee! Available everywhere now! #OWL2020
Rei and the guild got AotC, Eric is moving onto his alts, and Nick reviews the Covenant Abilities situation.
Nick and Katie are back to talk about the history of Thunderfury, Blessed Blade of the Windseeker.
OWL's first all-online week is in the books! Join @Ramses_OW and @LoBosco as they recap this week's games, the return of Chinese Overwatch League, this week's major news stories and more! #OWL2020
Harv still isn't playing much, Nick discusses Blizzard working remotely, Rei and Eric are raiding, and everyone wants Wrath Classic.
Ali from Dungeon Fables and All Things Azeroth is here to talk about the history of Torghast and its relationship to Icecrown Citadel and speculate on Shadowlands!
We're joined by @BiggHungryPhill to discuss his casting journey, check in on this week's news, and break down Week 8's massive slate of games! We had a blast and we can't wait for you to hear it!
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.
Big news this week as @Ramses_OW and @LoBosco break down the Outlaws clearing house, Homestands are cancelled, and the league moves online for March and April.
Nick and Katie get a little silly going over the early history of the Council of Tirisfal, from the poor decisions around their creation, up until Aegwynn went rogue and birthed Medivh.
We're covering all the Week 5 #OWL2020 action including the first round of hero pools, Toronto's decline, Paris's rise, and more! Check it out!
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.
We're joined by the incomparable @Paulsible to discuss all of Week 3's events, including the DC Homestand, a surging Fusion, El Clasico, Toronto's sleeper potential and more! Check it out! #OWL2020
The gang talks about their time in Horrific Visions and breaking Hellfire Citadel. Also, Nick runs through the news of the last two weeks.
Week 2 is here! Join @Ramses_OW and @LoBosco as we cover the events of the Philly Homestand, the Fusion and Justice's strong starts, and the Outlaws' flat debut, along with this week's news! #OWL2020
Nick and Katie look at the Ny'alotha finale cinematic and try to determine how it could have been better.
Eric and Rei are enjoying Ny'alotha, Blizzard's been having a rough few weeks, and Nick HATES Starfox Adventures.
Nick and Katie talk about their experiences in 8.3 and begin to evaluate Battle for Azeroth now that it is completed.
Between a bunch of Chinese signings, broadcast talent news, and newly revealed league information, there's a ton to unpack. Join @Ramses_OW and @LoBosco as we break down this week's news and more!
We react to 8.3 (Nick had some things to accept): Horrific Visions, Vulpera questline, Mechagnomes, and more! Also, no 8.3.5!
This week, @Ramses_OW and @LoBosco talk about the final round of player announcements, discuss some more caster news, and talk about the schedule and patch formats for the 1st quarter of Season 3!
We continue our Best Wishes for 2020 by talking about Taelia, Calia, Lillian Voss, Thrall, Baine, Mayla, Lor'themar, Thalyssra, Gazlowe, Wrathion, the Dragon Aspects, Azeroth, Magni, and Khadgar!
Season 3 is only a month away! This week, @Ramses_OW and @LoBosco discuss the recent departures of marquee talent, discuss this week's news, and talk about areas of opportunity for OWL in 2020.
The Visions of N'Zoth Content Update is next week! Take the Patch 8.3 Quiz and find out if you are ready!
Happy New Year! @Ramses_OW and @LoBosco are talking player announcements and Tier 2 drama on our last recording of 2019! We also recap some of our fav moments and set some goals for the show in 2020!
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...?
Happy Holidays! This week we're joined by Cary of @SINotFound to talk about his Overwatch experience and his content creation journey. We also talk this week's news and read a special review!
This week, @Ramses_OW and @LoBosco are talking Breakable Barriers, Contenders changes, signings and more as the year wraps up! Plus we talk retirements and share some exciting news from a listener!
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!
This week, we're joined by the one, the only, @The_Blevins to discuss this week's player moves, Contenders philosophy shifts, player retirements, and more. The news never stops!
Nick and Katie are back after their hiatus! Katie went to Blizzcon! And they can't help but talk about all things Shadowlands!
Just when you thought it was over, there's even more offseason juice to discuss! We're talking the ChipSa signing, Vancouver's moves, and more. Check it out!
Hungry for OWL offseason news? @ramses_ow and @LoBosco are covering all of this week's roster news, and discuss some of the week's bigger topics, and talk about what we're thankful for this offseason.
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.
Major moves this week! On this week's show, @ramses_ow and @LoBosco talk about the flurry of roster moves, the death of Apex era Overwatch, and ask the question: "Do all western teams actually work?"
As players move and teams transform, @Ramses_OW and @LoBosco are here to break down all the offseason news from the past 2 weeks. Come get caught up with us, as the off season kicks into high gear!7
Blizzcon weekend was an absolute blast! @Ramses_OW and @LoBosco finally meet up again in person to discuss the weekend's events, Overwatch 2, and the World Cup results in a special live episode.
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!
This week, Ramses and LoBosco are joined by LemonKiwi, Contenders caster and Content Manager for Elo Hell Dante!
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.
Back in August, Nick and Katie got hyped with some 8.2.5 datamining and tried to predict how things would be in October. Also, they compare BfA's narrative to other expansions.
This week, we're covering Seoul Dynasty trade rumors, some huge signings from the Houston Outlaws, and more offseason moves from around the league. Check it out!
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!
On Episode 30, @Ramses and @LoBosco cover the first player release wave of free agency, give a contenders gauntlet update, and discuss Blizzard's recent actions concerning its Chinese interests.
We're joined by the incomparable @Boopasaurusrex to discuss the week's news, including major free agency announcements across the league, and the excitement of the 2019 Contenders Gauntlet!
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!
Nick and Katie couldn't wait to speculate on Sylvanas' powers, a death faction, and the new Warchief(s?). Its an special episode on the end of the War Campaign!
In part 1 of a What If focusing on Wrathion as we wonder how things would be if he had been born corrupted. We look at his history and consider his roles in Cataclysm and Mists of Pandaria.
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!
It's Grand Finals week! Ramses and LoBosco are here to catch you up on the week's coaching changes and Grand Finals event details. Plus we give our matchup preview and make our final predictions!
Playoffs are a wrap! This week, we cover Grand Finals announcements, this week's playoff results, viewership metric announcements, and bid our goodbyes to the Blizzard Arena. Check it out!
This week's playoffs games were incredible! We recap the week's games, season award winners, and look to the coming week's playoff games. So much to cover and so much to look forward to. Check it out!
Alisaunder joins Nick & Katie to talk about forgotten races, dreadlords, & more!
Its the long-lost WoW! Talk! pilot from 2004 where the gang prepares to venture for the first time into Azeroth!
This week, we're covering the play-in tourney's results, award winners, meta shifting and more as we enter the Season 2 playoff bracket. Tune in, catch up, and get excited for this week's games!
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.
WoW runs back WoW Classic, and we run back our Classic talk with AJ9Livess.
That's a wrap on the regular season! We're covering playoff standings, play in brackets, Dogman's heel turn, and the Season 3 schedule reveal. Check it out!
With Ramses out of town, LoBosco steers the show on a wild ride with his Jedi Master guest Eren 'Kenobi' Erkey. The duo talk all things Overwatch League and get us geared up for the final week!
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.
Are you having a hard time understanding this week's events? Us too! Join Ramses and Lobosco as we cover player issues, Houston's salvation, upsets and breakouts, and roster building rules for 2020!
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.
This week brought lots of player news, League Announcements, and a new meta to boot! On Episode 19, Ramses and Lobosco talk all these, plus MVP candidates and playoff structure announcements. Tune in!
OoCS beats Azshara after a guild party but Ashvane is still a thumb.
Ramses and Lobosco are joined by Briggsycakes for a 2 hour long super show! We recap this week's trades and transfers, the huge announcement about Season 3's impending localization, and the implementation of 2-2-2 role lock for Stage 4.
So much story! Mechagon! Azshara! N'Zoth! Thrall! Jaina! We get to it all!
We're here with Lafon for Episode 16! We're recapping the fun and festivities from the Atlanta Homestand, prepping for the Stage 3 playoffs. Get caught up and get hype as we wrap up Stage 3!
We're homestand bound! Ramses & Lobosco catch up on this week's signings, retirements, and reappearances. We also take a look at the Stage 3 playoff picture and the coming Atlanta Homestand festivities.
This is it. The final episode of WPR. Jaa is joined by Kinder and Bob to talk about their favorite moments, their thoughts on the future of Overwatch and Overwatch League, and a bit more.
This episode is so long it needs a runtime squish! Also, the Patch 8.2 Quiz!
The Houston celebration train has pulled into the station! This week, we discuss the team trends from last week's games, notable stock ups and downs, and Houston's epic week, as well as the increasing prevalence of Sombra GOATS, and the World Cup Committee for team USA.
We're joined by Howleir and Aluramore from Casual OWL Fans to talk about this week's news! New jerseys have arrived, player swaps abound, and we catch some small glimpses of meta evolution in Stage 3.
The gang looks back at their Legion predictions and Harv hates more things!
Thoughts on Allied Races, the history of the Darkspear, & Vol'jin's bastard son!
We cover the last week's roster drops, the lack of news for Stage 3 patches, and Nate Nanzer's decision to step down from OWL. We also talk about his replacement, Pete Vlastelica, more Blizzard esports concerns, and discuss the recent contenders happenings at the Atlantic Showdown.
We're joined by esports caster Nekkra to discuss this week's roster moves, contenders shakeups, continued merch mishaps and recent patch notes. We also discuss notable incidents from the broader esports scene, including the nature of player contracts and female representation in the scene!
Blazzin Bob joins us as we discuss the year 3 anniversary, lack of developer update, reports that 2-2-2 isn't coming to stage 3, and more.
This week's The Tauren & the Goblin should be called The Thrall & the Saurfang!
Blazzinbob, Edanar, and Totemlydrunk join us as our first podcast guests! We cover the week's roster moves, world cup nominations, and 2-2-2 role lock. Then, we break down the All Star break, drop some F's in the Chat, and play our first ever round of Panic Button!
Rei, Eric, & Harv down Heroic Dazar'Alor; Nick has uncomfortable balloon ride.
On Episode 8, Ramses and Lobosco discuss the Stage 2 playoffs, which teams surprised, which fell short, and the stage finale with Titans vs Shock pt 2. They also break down some recent roster moves, break down their Stage 2 takeaways, and speculate on what's to come for Stage 3.
Playoffs are right around the corner! We cover the week's big games, the Stage 2 playoff picture, Contenders News, and visit our first 2 time F's in the chat recipient.
The Workshop on PTR, what Overwatch can learn from the APEX ping system, and how to not tilt your main healer when you're gold Zen.
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except bans & taxes & Blizzcon.
Homestand Weekend has come and gone! On Episode 6, we cover all of the weekend's festivities at #TheFirstHomeGame, OWL's evolution into "real sports", details for All Star Weekend, and the Blizzcon announcement for World Cup 2019.
Episode 5! This week, we talk about the week's player news, including the Chengdu Hunters fining YangXiaoLong for inappropriate comments on stream, Sleepy being traded to the Washington Justice, and the reemergence of Daco with the Atlanta Reign. We also talk about Atlanta's roller coaster of a week, beating NYXL while losing to the Guangzhou Charge. We raise some F's in the Chat for the Houston Outlaws' rough showing this week and look forward to the weekend's festivities at the first ever Homestand Weekend! We wrap up by recapping our favorite bits of team trash talk, including some particularly "bizarre" examples!
It's been a while, but Jaa is running this show solo. He talks about the even we've all been waiting for: Storm Rising! He also discusses some things Jeff Kaplan talked about on stream, and what we can expect in the coming months, as well as more talk on game sense and reading a play before it happens.
It's our Stage 2, Week 2 recap! In Episode 4, we go over Atlanta's ups and downs, the initial aftermath of the Note - rCk trade, and the "best of the rest" in teams 4-9. We also break down even more Team GM drama, whether or not more teams should continue to "Go Goats", and set up our current all-star rosters.
Storm Rising revealed, why 2-2-2 locked comp won't fix Overwatch, picking characters in low tiers, and more.
A Bwonsamdi theory and we look at the Horde War Campaign events in patch 8.0.
Stage 2 brought more changes than we ever could have expected! Ramses and Lobosco cover the emerging meta for Stage 2, Baptiste's OWL debut, and the rise of DPS and bunker comps. The boys catch up on all of last week's trades, signings and roster moves, and discuss the Florida Mayhem's recent shift. Lastly, the hosts give their thoughts on the recent events between Fischer and Envy (Contenders) and the nature of leaks in OWL.
Ramses and Lobosco go over the most recent game patch to be played during Stage 2. Who's getting nerfed? Who's getting buffed? And is GOATS finally dead? The boys also break down new changes to game structure, give their thoughts on meta winners and losers, get April fooled, and check in on some spicy trade rumors.
Upon finding out pants will not be a hidden transmog, Harv tells us a story.
Stage 1 is over! What happened? In this episode, Ramses and Lobosco break down the major events of Stage 1 of Season 2. Who won? Who struggled? Whose GOATS was the strongest? The boys also discuss the rise of the expansion teams, the meta struggles of some teams, and their favorite moments from Stage 1.
In Episode 0, listeners can get to know the show's hosts: Ramses and Lobosco, their personal histories with Overwatch and the Overwatch League, and their expectations and predictions for Stage 2 of OWL Season 2. We may be starting one stage late, but the journey's just begun! Hop on board with us as we begin our OWL podcasting journey.
More PTR changes are on the way and toxicity is down! We dig into that, why pro's shoot Zarya bubbles, and what a 2-2-2 role queue might play like with our special guest Ramses. We also have a special announcement!
We discuss Vol'jin, Horde comments about Baine, and consider a player Lich King.
We discuss raiding Normal to Heroic, and reluctantly bring up the portal debate.
Even the Overwatch team can't decide how to pronounce Baptiste. As of this recording, it's officially pronounced with the P. We discuss the dev Q&A that brought forth that revelation, PTR updates, carry fatigue, and more.
Nick and Katie discuss Blizzard's changing narrative style. Also druids!!!
Along with Baptiste we see a lot of buffs incoming that will pump damage through the roof. Is this because the Overwatch team is trying kill GOATS? Or is it because Blizzard is trying to woo players back with more efficient (and fun) DPS play?
Test your knowledge of all the new content coming in Patch 8.1.5!!!
This episode focuses our recent community feedback. We'll discuss new hero ideas, six stacking, using stat's properly, Baptiste synergies, and more.
Big show this week as Hero 30 has been revealed: Baptiste! In addition to our new support character there are a TON of updates to current characters on the PTR. We discuss this and what we see in the future of Overwatch on this episode.
The gang talks about layoffs and the work for world first, and Harv loves BfA!
Nick and Kaite ponder an Azeroth without Orcs. Things are bad to say the least.
Rei, Eric, & Harv talk Hivemind & Dazar'Alor. Nick's joke prediction happens!
Shows late, Jaa's sick, Kinder is MIA, and not much going on in Overwatch this week. That's ok, though. We still have a show to do! We discuss climbing your rank by playing your rank, personal gains vs SR gains, and what role SR would look like.
Two surprises from the devs this week! We got a new Ana challenge that came with a short story, and we got some incoming balance changes via PTR. We also discuss if CTF didn't get a fair shake and more.
The gang considers if WoW is a dead game and talk about the podcasting struggle.
First episode of 2019, but we're giving Kinder and Ben a chance to give their thoughts on 2018. We also dig into why playing online can't be fair, and discuss hero bans in competitive.
This is the final WPR for 2018, and we end it by talking about this year in Overwatch. Once we look back, we realize the game didn't have many feature changes, but new characters and balance changes affected it in a big way.
The gang looks back to patch 6.1 to diagnose WoW going into 2019!
Nick and Katie discuss Nazmir and consider Gallywix as well as turtle wizards!
Patch 8.1 is upon us so test your knowledge against the WoW! Talk! gang!
Winter Wonderland is here, and with it arrives major nerfs for Brigitte and Doomfist, and Bastion got some unneeded buffs. We also dig into the #ReworkMercy movement and talk about the key to bringing Mercy back (spoiler alert: it's not increased healing).
Little news to discuss, but luckily (for us) Kinder dipped back into gold this week and did an analysis of the biggest issues he sees in that rank. Additionally, we discuss if being good at your character is enough to climb SR on it's own.
We're back with a look at the Blizzcon cinematics and the Wrathgate!
Ashe is live in comp and the B.o.B. meta has arrived! Well... maybe. We discuss that, Hammond's low pick rate, a new idea for a competitive mode, and break down Fuey's defense of one-tricks.
Jarret of Watchpoint Radio joins us to discuss Activision's control of Blizzard.
This week (like every week) we discuss the state of Overwatch, which became a huge topic last week since a few ex-professional players are finally seeing what it's like to be a regular Overwatch player. Instead of just talking problems, we discuss solutions as well.
This is episode is the final episode for our friend BlazzinBob. But as one Bob leaves, another B.o.B. joins the fray. Ashe is now live, as well as character balance, and there are some upcoming updates as well.
Blizzard stock drops, Kul Tiran mages are in and Zandalari Warlocks are out!
Blizzcon has come and gone, and with little news on the future of Overwatch. We discuss the latest cinematic, the newest character Ashe, and some other tidbits of information we learned from Blizzcon.
As we expected, Blizzcon 2018 was a bit of an off year.
Kaz & Frostee of The Worgen's Howl join us to chat about Worgen, Cosplay & more!
This week the gang talks about Morhaime, emissary quest patterns, and Ion's Q&A.
Mercy isn't in the strongest place right now, but that doesn't mean she needs buffs. We discuss what could help Mercy be more useful in the current game. We also discuss whether Bastion needs to be reworked, if you should listen to one-tricks for balance, and more.
Halloween Terror 2018 has landed with no surprises, even though the community appears to be surprised that there is no surprises. Also, expected character balance dropped with a surprise Doomfist nerf. Additionally, we talk about the best way to handle the current meta and competitive mode.
Jeremy returns to celebrate 5 years of WoW! Talk! by running Tomb of Sargeras!
Rob & Darryl of the Training Dummies drink with us for Brewfest & Mike Morhaime.
We quickly cover the little we know about Halloween Terror and then pick up where we left off last week, talking about how to "fix" Overwatch, as well as address lingering problems for color blind players, and talking about maining heroes in Season 12.
This week the lads peruse over the newly released Developer Blog on Weapons for #TheDivision to and discuss briefly why 1.8.3 didn't fix the meta.
Last week Patch 1.28 got damage and abilities working as intended for many characters, just in time for the community to discover some new Brigitte tech that's definitely not working as intended. We discuss that, and two console specific issues: aim assist and group comms.
We look at Uldir and discuss the state of the community around Ion's AMA.
We pick up this week where we left off last week: how Hammond has effected Overwatch competitive play. We also dive into McCree and where he is right now, as well as discuss a little target priority 101.
Nick & Katie redraft the Horde & Alliance. Also, Azshara Warbringers!
Competitive Season 12 is here, but not much has changed. We discuss our placement experiences and the big differences we are noticing between higher and lower ELOs. We also discuss problem facing top tier players that are placing at the highest range of SR and also the new healer meta.
Frazley from the Frazlcast joins us to talk about the current state of BfA!
While Gold was never the pennacle of game play in Overwatch, over the past few seasons it has definitely been getting worse. In this episode we discuss what Blizzard can do directly to help improve play in lower tiers.
Nick and Katie are back to talk about the Horde introduction to Zandalar!
The show is a day late this week because we wanted to see what Blizzard had in store for Gamescom. As expected we got an Animated Short about D.Va as well as a new map. We also discuss Rienhardt fixes on the PTR, as well as game sense.
Last week we forgot to mention that Hammond was in comp, and this week we discuss the effects of that. Additionally, we talk about Bastion still being an F-tier hero but not getting any love from Blizzard (which we are ok with), and then discuss who should be doing the killing on the team.
Kavo, AJ, & Gooch return to discuss Old Soldier, Lordaeron, Teldrassil, and more!
Summer Games 2018 is just about here, but we knew that was coming. In this episode we discuss what skins we've seen so far, but more importantly, how much of a beast Hanzo is right now and what should be done. Additionally, we discuss OmnicMeta's 1.26 patch analysis.
Celebrate Episode 50 early as Kavo, AJ, and Gooch join us to look at Sylvanas.
In this weeks episode we finally get to some user feedback we've been trying to cover for weeks, and it's about Torbs rework. We talk about what we know and what we hope for. We also discuss character viability in Overwatch, and the OWL Finals.
Emery joins us as we drift from War of the Thorns to Jaina to Legion and back.
This may be our longest episode yet, packed with information. We talk patch notes, PTR, Sombra, flexing, button settings, and more.
This time between Legion and Battle for Azeroth? This is Purgatory.
Bob is out this week, but the show must go on. In this episode we discuss the impact of two recent changes: how LFG has impacted community interaction, as well as how Symmetra has impacted the competitive scene.
With not much in terms of news this week, we bring on Grand Master player Foo to discuss his thoughts on our newest heroes, LFG, and more.
We expected Hammond, but we did not expect for him to be a hamster. We talk about Overwatch's newest tank and other changes to the PTR, like Sombra's upcoming buffs (or nerfs depending on who you are talking too).
Patch 1.25 is here, bringing Endorsements and LFG to all Overwatch players. It also brings the Symmetra changes that will turn Overwatch upside down. We also got a lot of information on the matchmaker and SR system from Scott Mercer.
Harv joins Nick, Rei, & Eric to talk about the Dev Q&A and Classic WoW!
Things are quiet this week on the news front, and the Overwatch forums are complaints on repeat. Things are kind of stable. We discuss Jaa's experience with Hanzo, a new Jeff Kaplan interview, and our thoughts on the end of OWL Season 1.
Nick & Katie look at Before the Storm & the E3 Story Panel. (mild spoilers)
The Year 2 Anniversary event has come to an end, but there is much to discuss. Symmetra's changes didn't play out as expected, patch 1.24 wasn't as effective as hoped, and Reinhardt is still having some major issues.
Tanking stresses Eric into pulling his hair out, but losing threat in BfA is OK.
This week the team at WPR feels vindicated. A new developer update has arrived that is bringing some heavily requested social features that we've talked about for a while: LFG and Endorsements!
Jaina may be a divisive character, but Magni is a unifying force.
Should Blizzard try again with garrisons? And Eric has the best racial ability.
A spoilery look at the Battle for Lordaron after a chat about waste management.
The Brigitte meta has brought some changes, but an unexpected change was the rise of Hanzo as a complete boss DPS. In this episode we go over Omnicmeta's Hanzo analysis, discuss Overwatch Year 2 Anniversary, and more.
Season 10 is in full effect, but with the exception of the meta, it doesn't feel like much has changed. We discuss that, PTR changes, and Omnic Meta Analysis on Brigitte.
Details on the Symmetra rework have come out and it looks like she will be packing some major heat. Additionally, with the end of April came the end of season 9, Retribution, and competitive elimination will be out soon too. We reflect on our experiences on this episode.
The gang talks about updating zones, bounty hunting, and mythic raid numbers.
Nick and Katie detour to Chronicle Vol 3 through Hearthstone and BfA lore.
This week we take a stroll back through competitive seasons 1-9 via a listener e-mail, as well as talk about PTR changes and the new map: Rialto.
Not much Overwatch news this week, but we talk about what we've been seeing in Overwatch recently, including the toxicity in low plat right now. We also discuss 6v6 competitive Elimination and Hanzo's unexpected buff.
The Archives event has started and brought the latest brawl, Retribution, with it. Additionally, we have patch notes and new character balance.
Jaa's back and has some thoughts on recent changes in Overwatch. We also discuss Archives and Retribution, as well as rewarding good behavior.
Nick and Eric discuss the Global Cooldown and Blizzard's April Fool's jokes.
Rei's a good guild leader, Eric loves Fast & Furious, & Nick feels for Nazgrim.
Jaa, Bob, Mikey, and Bond celebrate 100 episodes of Watchpoint Radio!
With a lack of Overwatch news we have the opportunity to talk about who should control balance, and the problems with the current competitive system.
Brigitte is on the PTR, and has already had a round of changes made. Additionally, we talk Sombra's impact, and the most played characters per rank.
The gang discusses talking in a new guild, Warcraft III, and transmog changes.
Hero 27 is on the horizon along with season 9. New character balance is sure to shake things up.
We're discussing Games as a Service, what we've seen, and what the future holds.
We look at the Highmountain Tauren intro quest and deep-dive on Kobold lore!
This week Grayson Peters joins us to discuss his upcoming Widowmaker fan film.
2018 Lunar New Year kicked off in Overwatch late last week. We go over what came with it, along with character balance, and UI updates.
We've had a week to digest the Mercy and Junkrat changes, and it's looking like those nerfs have taken their toll. This week Kinder from Fragging Out Podcast joins us to talk the latest in Overwatch!
We look back at our first episode and we look forward to Battle for Azeroth!
Jaa's missing this week, but Bob is picking up the slack and Andres from Omnic Lab is here to help! Let's talk community update, recent Mercy and Junkrat nerfs, and some Overwatch League.
Britzza & Sleepy Gary join Nick & Katie to discuss the Patch 7.3.5 cinematics.
Deathblow from the High Noon Podcast joins us this week to discuss the long-awaited Cosmetic update, Blizzard World, and more.
Overwatch League premiered last week, but hasn't been the only talk of the Overwatch community. What are we going to do about res?
Patch notes, movement on the PTR, and does Reinhardt need a buff?
Overwatch is kicking off the new year with a new competitive season with fresh changes, and we're kicking off the new year with special guest host Rob May of Omnic Lab.
We stick a fork in 2017 by sticking our swords in the Sha of Fear.
We ring in 2018 by sharing our wishes for their favorite Warcraft characters!
In our last episode of 2017, Bob and Jaa take a look back at what Overwatch brought us this year.
New changes on the PTR and the debate about one-tricking continues, and Blizzard might be sending the wrong message.
Winter Wonderland Returns as we get our first taste of Overwatch League!
Rei and Eric go over the Antorus raid in detail.
OWL pre-season exhibitions are on the horizon, which has everyone hyped except Jaa. We also discuss console players being treated as second class, and properly using the reporting system.
Switch from Omnic Meta joins us to give us a peek behind the Omnic curtain, talk trends, data, and give his thoughts on Overwatch's newest hero: Moira.
Antorus opens this week! Are we ready? Also, Blizzcon panels and the Dev Q&A!
Andres from Omnic Lab joins us to talk current patch notes, what's on the PTR, eAthlete behavior, and if Overwatch deserve eSports Game of the Year.
Torb main ban, the latest Oversumo update, some interesting proposed changes to competitive, and more.
We mash up Watchpoint Radio, WoW! Talk!, and The Tauren & The Goblin to cover Blizzcon 2017!
Jaa returns, Mercy dies, ELO hell, the latest in OWL team reveals, dropping player rates, and something to look forward to.
The gang talks all things Blizzcon, including Muse, Sub-races, & Blizzcon 2018?
Overwatch activity, what needs to change in the SR system, OWL rivalries, giftable loot boxes, the return of Dafran, and more.
Alisaunder joins us to talk about women in Warcraft, mounts, Old Gods, and more!
Join us as we discuss the Overwatch Blizzcon schedule, Mercy and Lucio changes, and a spectator mode.
Dr. Junkenstein returns again this year with some changes, Overwatch League is causing Activision stocks to drop, and important change to ultimates go live.
Nick & Katie welcome Dravvie to talk about this weekend's Running of the Gnomes!
Lite news week, but we manage to fill the time talking about how Blizzard handles lore, and why Overwatch League can't fail.
This time we talk about Turalyon & Alleria and the Audio Drama! Also, Old Gods!
Could a PUBG-style brawl work? Also, Blizzcon speculation, and can WoW 2 happen?
The community seems to have adapted to D.Va's changes quickly.
Katie returns to talk about mounts, Magni, and Turalyon & Alleria.
Learn Overwatch and it's Characters!
Jaa and Bob are joined by Thorn and Thyst of the Lagging Balls podcast to talk Junkertown, D.Va, and Mercy patch going live, Jeff Kaplan's Play Nice Play Fair dev update, effective communications, and more.
RaspNogar joins us this week to talk COW League Minutemen events and community controlled competitive scene.
As season 6 kicks off, Roadhog's latest buff puts him back in the game.
Mercy and D.Va get reworks on the PTR while change with Junkrat, Orisa, and Widow go live. Troll finally gets what he deserves, but reveals exactly how "effective" the reporting system is.
We discuss our reactions to the Gamescom movies and then who is Kel'thuzad.
New map Junkertown has been revealed along with changes to D.Va and competitive season 6.
Talk about expectations for Gamescom this week but WHO IS THE HEARTHSTONE GIRL?
NotRob from Omnic Lab joins us to talk Overwatch, character balance, and, or course, Omnic Lab. We also dig into the PTR.
Summer Games kicks off, and Zhouster joins us to talk about how Mayhem.GG is aiming to change player coaching.
Nick rants about the WoW Token and reaction to Jaina, but loves his artifacts.
eSports commentator and YouTuber, Skyline, joins us to talk his videos, good and bad of Overwatch, and how he helps the community.
Can you give a planet the Curse of Flesh? Also, Knights of the Frozen Throne!!!
Doomfist is the boss, weapon skins may become a reality, no ARG, and upcoming Roadhog changes.
A discussion on the Mythic Dungeon Invitational while Nick still hates Blingtron.
Blizzard is being very liberal with the buffs on the PTR. We discuss should they be buffing more and nerfing less, as well as if Overwatch is dying (spoiler alert: no).
After much speculation, Doomfist is finally here! Also, Jeff Kaplan's thoughts on balance & meta, and Toxicity reaching critical levels.
Nick hates Blingtron and the gang looks to the future beyond Patch 7.3.
Spiffy and MyGun from Wawa's Bootcamp join the WPR team to talk about helping players improve through community.
Recordable highlights, custom reticles, Doomfist vs. Summer Games, the state of Orisa, third party competitive systems, and more.
The gang runs ICC during the show as an experiment! Let us know what you think.
New map, character balance, interface changes, Twitch partnership, and more. Also, Jaa doesn't want any new events for a while.
Remembering the last year in Overwatch, incoming changes for arcade and leavers, new bugs, bug fixes, and a final show for one of the hosts.
Bob's thoughts on upcoming character balance, Season 5 kicks off, and how to improve Overwatch broadcasting.
Horizon Lunar Colony, Reaper and McCree buffed while Roadhog gets nerfed, latency issues with Reinhardt, and more.
Destiny 2 is coming to battle.net. Take the journey with Nick from anger to acceptance.
Overwatch Anniversary event, recent character balance, Overwatch Contenders, and SR Boosting services.
Its a bit late for Mother's Day but Nick and Katie discuss Moms in WoW anyway.
A new host joins WPR, Blizzard remains tight lipped about Anniversary plans, Season 5 hopes, Michael Chu's AMA, SR decay across all ranks, and more.
Everyone's sick so its a short episode to talk about Heroic Gul'dan and Mythic+.
Leaks/Rumors for the Overwatch Anniversary, changes to competitive assault, PTR updates, Loot Box drop rates, and more.
Overwatch rewards in Nexus Challenge 2.0 are detailed, a netcode discussion prompted by another game, and the Overwatch event cycle.
Not much news, so we are covering the competitive meta across all tiers, as well as talking Overwatch in Heroes of the Storm, and more.
Today we focus on the very awesome Overwatch Uprising event!
More Overwatch lore headed our way, and discussions on team building and team tilting.
Supports are getting the SR shaft, players are holding competitive matches for ransom, and can you game the SR system by playing unpopular characters?
Orisa's live, Lucio changes on the way, and Blizzard is looking to reduce ties on Assault maps.
The origins of character kits, building the world of Overwatch, PTR reverts, and upcoming changes.
Nick & Katie FINALLY discuss the final Legion starting zone. Enter Azsuna!
Impending barrier build up, upcoming character balance, and Mikey fires shots over D.Va.
Season 4 changes, Bastion salt, keeping up with Efi, and saving Reaper.
New heroes that aren't Doomfist, D.Va backlash, Season 4 hopes, and more.
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.
Talking the latest Roadhog and Bastion build on the PTR, as well as unsubstantiated Doomfist rumors.
Emery from Watchpoint Radio joins us to talk about monks and pandaren, and Katie recaps Love is in the Air.
A surprise update to the PTR, new character balance, Terry Crews reads Doomfist, and more.
Nick, Rei, and Eric discuss Nighthold, Artifact Power in 7.2, and scaling on old content.
Hot on the heels of the latest character balance, Blizzard is already talking about their next target: Bastion.
The Year of the Rooster event brings new content, but also new character balance.
Ed Boon & Injustice 2 release, Tekken 7 Hot Cinematic, Patches, and Random FGC occurrences.
More PTR talk, character balance, sending D.Va to die, lore talk, and more.
Nick tries going alone this week and talks about why he likes the lore and some of his crazier theories.
Roadhog balanced, D.Va nerfed, Mercy x Genji, map rotation, and more.
Oasis is finally available to the public, and we talk about the Overwatch solo experience and how it can be improved.
The WPR team talks about the Year in Review video, the state of balance in Overwatch, expectations for 2017, and more in our final show for 2016.
The gang talks about their 2016 highlights and hopes and predictions for 2017.
Tracers gay, Torbjorn can't keep it in his pants, we hope you like Tanks, and there is still hope for Sombra.
Winter's Veil is a time of cheer, yet it pits Tauren reverence vs. Goblin greed.
Winter Wonderland is live as well as the new Symmetra, who is bringing the pain.
The gang discusses defeating Heroic Xavius, the struggle for more artifact power, and Patch 7.1.5.
Season 3 kicks off. Complaining ensues. What's going on?
Talking 3v3 Competitive, Terry Crews as Doom Fist, and Competitive Season 3.
Legion is great but people keep complaining! Nick tells them to chill, and Jeremy returns with his third relic!
Symmetra's changes, hopeful changes to competitive mode in the future, and dig into some user Feedback.
Patch 126.96.36.199 is here, but will Sombra, the new Arcade, and single pick Quick Play be enough to draw players back to Overwatch?
Nostalrius returns but will it matter if everyone is playing patch 7.1.5 and 7.2? The WoW! Talk! gang debates.
Jarret from Watchpoint Radio joins the gang from WoW! Talk! to discuss Blizzcon 2016!
Some competitive talk, Sombra, Reinhardt tips, and more as Blizzcon 2016 approaches.
The Blizzcon Hype train starts as the gang speculates on Warcraft IV, Patch 7.2, and more! New WoW! Talk!
The changes on the Overwatch PTR could shake up the meta and right some placement wrongs.
The pro-meta isn't for everyone. Don't force it.
Could your initial placement in in Season 2 be throwing off the SR system?
The gang looks at Emerald Nightmare and World Quests.
Balance update on horizon for a few heroes as the community clamors for single hero pick quick play.
There's tons to do at 110 and LFR is as controversial as ever. New WoW! Talk!
Overwatch may be crushing your game type fantasies.
Jarret from Watchpoint Radio joins WoW! Talk! to discuss the Chris Metzen news
Season 2 is here and Jaa is salty.
Final tweaks are being made for season 2. Will it be enough?
The PTR shows what's on the horizon for Overwatch. Nothing going on right now. Let's check it out.
Changes to competitive mode, characters, and even servers. New map too!
Loot Boxes are still a hot topic, Sombra's dropping more clues, and are defense heroes actually best for defense?
Blizzard surprises us with Summer Games, community surprises them with outrage.
Sombra rumors during a huge data leak? Coincidence? WE THINK NOT!
The Legion pre-patch didn't seem to faze the gang too hard.
Ana's unleased, D.Va is dangerous, and Zenyatta will make you one with the Iris.
Selfish players don't belong in competitive mode.
Discussion of pre-patch raiding and having multiple artifacts.
Competitive mode is here, but should it be?
The gang gets together to talk about their thoughts on the Warcraft movie.
Let's talk about competition, counter picking, McCree, and more.
Waldy77 returns to the podcast to talk Overwatch on consoles post-release, common problems we've been seeing, as well as solutions.
Reminder that there aren't any tiers, DLC rumors, nerfs and buffs, and introducing WPR Tips.
Crucible ride along, Challenge Of Elders, Rise Of Iron... The future is now!
The gang discusses talents, specs, and how the new tapping system sucks.
Launch day is here! Your watch has begun!
Trials of Osiris and IB cancelled! Bungie ViDocs review, and Rise of Iron?
PC is our main squeeze, but tonight we focus on console.
In-game rewards and gold sinks are topics of debate!
DMCA takedowns, Open Beta thoughts, new Overwatch story content, and more.
Nostalrius, Mark Kern, gameplay bugs and fun things await in Legion!
Final patch notes, lore content, The Story of Overwatch, and more.
Blizzard needs to be planning now to prevent the content drought at the end of Legion,
LEGION HYPE! August 30th release date!
Competitive play, netcode improvements, patch notes, and more... You animals.
Ability pruning and quest removals are discussed, as well as FrostDoge.
Let's talk about a recent Jeff Kaplan interview and these incredible Overwatch animated shorts.
Two big patches, premade group stats, and anger over a pose.
The WoW! Talk! gang discusses employees leaving, free stuff, and alpha changes!
Two patches in two weeks. Maybe the next one can adjust lag compensation.
Rei talks about Cross-Realm raiding and how it may have ruined the game.
Nick and Katie host a special WoW! Talk! to talk Hunters in Legion and Chronicle.
Rei returns to discuss Legendaries and class fantasy in Legion. New WoW! Talk!
If you're a Torb or Bastion player you probably had the time of your life this week.
Round 2 of Overwatch Beta has just kicked off. Jaa and Emery talk the good and bad that came with the updates.
Blizzard turns 25 and Thal'dranath turns up missing. New WoW! Talk!
Support characters are must haves in Overwatch. We talk the good and the bad on this episode.
Tanking changes! 100g to change specs! Pre-order problems! An angry WoW! Talk!
Jaa and Emery talk Tanks on this special edition of Watchpoint.
A team can't win a game if they can't get the objective. This episode of Watchpoint focuses on the Overwatch's defensive heroes.
WoW! Talk! discusses Diablo's influence on WoW. Or Die-ablo, if you're Jeremy.
Let's talk Overwatch offense in this special edition of Watchpoint.
2015 is under 1%. Time to bust it down and pull in 2016 with a new WoW! Talk!
PvP, botting, and xmog concerns along with cookie cutter builds on WoW! Talk!
A live alpha means so much datamined Legion info to talk about! New WoW! Talk!
Patch 6.2.3, a review of Legion Class blogs and #friendshipmoose. New WoW! Talk!
Blizzcon wrap up - artifacts, transmog, trailers, and more!
Trash talk, Overwatch NOT being free-2-play, Assassins Creed Syndicate sales, Halo 5 microtransactions, and more.
WoW! Talk! gets hyped in preparation for Blizzcon and Illidan gets a cover!
Surprise WoW! Talk! about surprise Patch 6.2.3 with surprise guest host Katie Grace!
The Blizzcon schedule leaked and HFC Normal was nerfed. New WoW! Talk!
Blizzard's new deal with Random House, guild advice, and new holiday toys on WoW! Talk! 38.
Patch 6.2.2 is here! Get excited with talk about that and a bunch of PSA's!
Thoughts on how the box price of an expansion does not tell the true cost of the game.
WoW loses subscribers, new mounts, and rogues are ready to riot over Ravenholdt.
The Mashcast returns with plenty to talk about!
Screw off-weeks! The WoW! Talk! gang couldn't wait any longer to discuss Legion!
The greatest force in all of Azeroth is hype.
Is Activision the root of the problems WoW and Destiny players have been facing?
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.
Thoughts on Blizzard's attempt to produce faster expansions by cutting the wrong parts out of the game.
Patch 6.2.1, PvP Mercenary mode, Warcraft movie, and more on WoW! Talk! #33
The gang talks about their experiences in 6.2 and Nick rants about this being the last raid of Warlords.
Thoughts on how the recent subscription loss, botting bans, and flying debate all have a common cause.
Thoughts on how the addition of Alleria to Hearthstone could impact World of Warcraft.
The gang talks about flying being brought to Draenor, plus talks about the Ion Hazzikostas Q&A, and previews patch 6.2.
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.
Recent banning wave, Orgrim's close-up from the movie, ilvl changes in Hellfire Citadel, and the No Flying debate.
Thoughts on how Blizzard mishandled level 100 quest content.
WoW Subscribers dropping to 7.1 million, Blizzard previews Tanaan, Bonus Events, and the Adventure Guide, and Leeroy Jenkins turns 10.
Thoughts on how attempting to innovate gameplay can go too far and make the game something it is not.
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.
Thoughts on whether Patch 6.2 is the final raid tier in Warlords and what that means for expansions going forward.
Thoughts on how Daily Quests can be just as discouraging to players as they can be tantalizing.
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.
OnLive's shutdown is a perfect example of why you don't put your eggs in one basket. Especially when you don't have that basket in hand.
The gang talks about the new short story Code of Rule, plus a chain of lawsuits, and a surprisingly long discussion about PvP.
Kojima and Konami, Gabe on Half-Life 3 and lack of interest "super classic" games, female Twitch streamers, eSports crafting games, silent protagonists, and more.
Thoughts on how Blizzard has adjusted the droprates and item requirements for the legendary quests in Mists and Warlords.
Buffs to BRF Gear, the Blizzcon Announcement, and the details for the WoW Token. Plus, Rei has a revelation.
Microsoft has a chance to win gamers back with cross-buy between Windows and XBox One, but can Valve's cheap in home streaming nullify that opportunity?
Thoughts on how Blizzard's management of the WoW Token will allow them to directly manipulate the economy unlike ever before.
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.
Thoughts on how Blizzard overreacted to remove daily quests and in doing so destroyed a system that merely needed tweaking.
Thoughts on the lack of content in Patch 6.1 and Blizzard's misunderstanding of the community.
More Patch 6.1 PTR info and the gang talks about WoW staying at 10 million subscribers and Argi's success.
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.
Thoughts on the criticism over the pacing of the max-level quest content in Warlords.
Thoughts on the feedback and criticism Blizzard has received over Garrisons and how they can be iterated on in the future.
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.
Thoughts on what I'd like to see happen for several major characters.
Thoughts on how players are consuming Warlords of Draenor too quickly to appreciate it.
Thoughts on how glossing over the Iron Horde's initial appearance makes crucial character decisions appear haphazard and cheapens everyone.
Thoughts on how the assault quest distills daily quests into their simplest, and best, form.
Free AC: Unity DLC, Sony going hard in China, and a CS:GO hacking scandal.
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.
Thoughts on the relationship between WoW-centric sites and new IP like Overwatch
In this episode we briefly touch on Blizzcon and then talk about everything going on with Warlords of Draenor.
Thoughts on our time in Pandaria, and a eulogy for an amazing expansion.
The Iron Tide quests were underwhelming not because of how short they were, but because they were so similar for Alliance and Horde.
Thoughts on how the Item Squish and Ability Pruning introduced in Patch 6.0.2 negatively affected the game upon release.
Thoughts on the potential loss of a raid tier in Warlords of Draenor and what that could mean for Blizzard's development schedule.
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.
Thoughts on how Blizzard continues to damage both World of Warcraft and their relationship with the community by chipping away at Mists of Pandaria.
Kickstarter changes the rules, Steams new interface, Blizzard cancelling Titan, and more.
Thoughts on how the resolution of Azeroth Choppers may suggest the true purpose of removing the Legendary Cloak.
Legendary Cloak, Lords of War, Face Recustomization, and Nick may have convinced himself to buy the CE.
Thoughts on the implications of the Hellscream short story for Warlords of Draenor.
Blizzard isn't satisfied to just nerf the coming expansion - they are now nerfing existing content.
Blizzard gave Hunters an amazing gift by letting them hunt all over Draenor for clues for a new tame, but participating in #solveGara was limited to those with beta access.
Thoughts on avoiding spoilers from the beta, forced reading outside the game, and a possible fix for both.
Thoughts on the Warlords cinematic and the unjustified complaints of Horde-bias.
Fans asked for an in-game memorial and Blizzard responded.
Watch the trailers and enjoy the hype without the 40 minute wait.
Flex Raiding, the upcoming 8/14 announcements, Blizzard's declining numbers, and more Azeroth Choppers news.
Most people celebrate turning 10 with a rousing game of pin the tail on the donkey. WoW does it by bringing back old raids and PVP and giving you a corgi.
In this episode we talk about how pretty things are...
Thoughts on how Tanaan Jungle and the other content announced for future patches can force us to consume Warlords slower than we did Mists.
A look at the old and new Shadowmoon Valley, and how Blizzard made a gorgeous landscape from a bleak framework.
Thoughts on the starting Alliance experience in the Warlords of Draenor beta.
Thoughts on just how well did Blizzard understand their plans for Draenor when discussing the expansion at Blizzcon.
Battlefield Hardline Beta, eSports gender segregation, toxic players, and more.
Thoughts on how sharing too much early information about Warlords has hurt Blizzard's relationship to the players since Blizzcon.
Thoughts on the value of our time as suggested by the prices Blizzard has set for their goods in Hearthstone and WoW.
Thoughts on how Blizzard responded to the launch of Wildstar and whether it will impact the competition.
Thoughts on facing and overcoming the imbalance of playing as Alliance in Silvershard Mines
Thoughts on how War Crimes may be setting up the final boss of Warlords of Draenor.
Thoughts on Christie Golden's War Crimes and the trial of Garrosh Hellscream
Thoughts on Jaina's transformation throughout Mists from the Alliance and Horde perspectives.
Thoughts on how the delay in making Warlords of Draenor might indicate that subsequent expansions won't require so much work.
Thoughts on how the joy of new tames in Warlords, like hydras and riverbeasts, is tempered by the fact that stable space is limited.
Boost to 90, our expectations for garrisons, and the long, long wait for a Warlords beta announcement.
Thoughts on how Blizzard should know better than to make the mistakes it has with the Boost-to-90 and the pre-order announcement.
Thoughts on how despite player concerns, the item squish and stat changes need to happen now.
Thoughts on the three best tracks on the Mists of Pandaria soundtrack.
Thoughts on how what we know about garrisons gives us insight into Warlords' endgame and also the story of the expansion.
Thoughts on how a recent comment by Sony Online President John Smedley could be the beginning of the end for my time in WoW.
Thoughts on how no news about the Warlords beta means that a launch date might be further away than we thought.
Thoughts on the similarities in how the Timeless Isle and our characters relate to the flow of time.
Thoughts on how the story in Shadows of the Horde gratuitously gives Vol'jin extra motivation for rebelling.
Thoughts on how the lack of new content doesn't mean you have to stop enjoying Warcraft.
Thoughts on how the influence of Azeroth on Outland means that visiting an uncorrupted Draenor will result in an enlightening expansion.
Thoughts on what we would like to see happen for some major Warcraft characters in 2014.
Thoughts on how playing Hearthstone highlights just what it means to be a good WoW player.
Thoughts on the tragedy of the story of the Wandering Isle and its poor influences on player's choice.
Thoughts and emotions from fighting in the streets of a beloved capitol city.
Thoughts on just how viable Blizzard's attempts at launching one expansion per year are.
Thoughts on how justified the criticism surrounding Warlords of Draenor is.
Thoughts on the best questing experience in Mists of Pandaria.
Thoughts on how Blizzard changed what earning a Legendary means in Mists of Pandaria.
Hearthstone is one of the best games of 2013 (assuming its released in 2013)
Thoughts on how the new intro quests to the Vale are disappointing in how little they changed.
Thoughts on the climax of Mists of Pandaria and the culmination of years of speculation.
It turns out that a massive marketplace DOES undercut the joys of finding loot.
Thoughts on how the furor over SoO's staggered raid schedule is unjustified.
Thoughts on Tom Chilton's comments on what could happen to WoW's subscription model.
Two trading card games enter. One trading card game leaves.
Thoughts on how it took a repeat visit to learn to love Vashj'ir.
Thoughts on how transmogrification can change the way we acquire gear.
How some games and services can be well worth their subscription costs when gaming on a budget.
Thoughts on Mark Kern's reasons for attacking his former achievement.
Blizzard is looking to open an in-game store with player items and progress boosting buffs.
Thoughts on how Blizzard's tight plotting for Mists is producing the most emotionally charged raid yet.
Thoughts on how changes to Battle.net may highlight Blizzard's strategy towards their real competition: LoL.
Thoughts on what Flex Raiding brings to WoW and Blizzard's true intent for the feature.
Thoughts on how Blizzard's inability to properly portray the Horde civil war is splitting the playerbase.
Titan has been pushed back to 2016.
Thoughts on how the accelerated patch schedule conflicts with Blizzard's normal expansion release rate.
Thoughts on how levels are a boon and a curse to WoW for endgame content.
Thoughts on how the players who would most appreciate encountering Ra-den are those least likely to do so.
Thoughts on Blizzard's remorse over the mistakes of Cataclysm
Thoughts on how Blizzard has mastered producing mid-expansion content by doing it over and over again.
Thoughts on how the World of Warcraft will end not with a bang, but a whimper.
Thoughts on how Blizzard can fix the temporal disconnect leftover from Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King.
Thoughts on Blizzard highlighting their self-inflicted problem of ignoring gnomes in cinematics.
Thoughts on how Mists' max level content will fare in future expansions.
Thoughts on how the push to keep churning out new content has caused Blizzard to lose focus in other areas.
Thoughts on how the faction leaders that we want are not the faction leaders that WoW needs.
Thoughts on the relationship between alts and endgame content in Mists of Pandaria
Thoughts on the features of Warcraft that I appreciate most.
Thoughts on the engrossing finale to the Jade Forest.
Thoughts on how Blizzard's focus on the endgame experience has made Mists of Pandaria one of Warcraft's best expansions.
Thoughts on the surprises in store for us with Patch 5.1.
Thoughts on how changes to the plot of the Jade Forest zone weakened the impact of discovering Pandaria.
Thoughts on Tides of War; our introduction to the new expansion.
The Mash Those Buttons crew on MMOs
Thoughts on Blizzard's surprisingly shoddy implementation of Cross-Realm Zones.
Thoughts on how the ranged weapons slot meant more to our characters than just fighting at range.
Thoughts on how Blizzard skillfully uses Stonetalon Mountains to show the tragic impact of war.
Thoughts on how the cinematic is the perfect introduction for Mists of Pandaria.
Thoughts on how the impending destruction of Theramore is a sign that even games can't escape the march of time.
Thoughts on how Blizzard ensured that Brewfest 2012 is a holiday to be enjoyed rather than stressed over.
Thoughts on how we may not be ready for the responsibility of unlimited Daily Quests.
Thoughts on how the Secret World shows what WoW could do better, but also what WoW does so well.
Thoughts on how pet battles are literally a game changing feature.
Thoughts on the Guild Mentoring Program and why Blizzard would bother with such an idea.
Thoughts on the continuing evolution of the Loremaster achievement.
Blizzard announces "The Art of Blizzard" featuring 20 years of art and commentary.
Impressions of some new glyphs and the changes they will bring to WoW.
How the influence of Diablo III could make WoW friendlier for friends.
How Diablo III and Mists of Pandaria mark the end of an era in Blizzard games.
Blizzard's new auction house creates turmoil in the community.
This has been a long time coming. Will it be everything we've hoped it to be?
WoW losing subscribers, is Bilzzard in trouble?
At the very least the publisher is still "actively exploring" the port.
People get tired of old content? Shocking!
An actual release is not yet confirmed.
Stay a while and listen (and preorder).
Blizzard blackens the very stones of our souls with this latest trailer. What? Souls totally have stones.
If you like Diablo III...
Other title choices were "Generic: The Naming" and "Stop It, Valve."
Oh Blizzard, how we love you so...
Oh boy, Pandas for all!
Blizzard's hack-'n-slash RPG won't make it out this year.
Jump inside for a premature look at the game's character creation menu.
Cross-server buddy system is coming soon to WoW.
Fast acting or long lasting?
Anaheim plays host to the sixth annual BlizzCon gaming celebration in October 2011!