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.
Mists of Pandaria
Toshmifune and Taliep from the Halfhill Report join us to answer "Is BfA MoP 2?"
So much story! Mechagon! Azshara! N'Zoth! Thrall! Jaina! We get to it all!
We look back at our first episode and we look forward to Battle for Azeroth!
Blizzard needs to be planning now to prevent the content drought at the end of Legion,
Blizzard's new deal with Random House, guild advice, and new holiday toys on WoW! Talk! 38.
Thoughts on how the box price of an expansion does not tell the true cost of the game.
The greatest force in all of Azeroth is hype.
Thoughts on Blizzard's attempt to produce faster expansions by cutting the wrong parts out of the game.
Thoughts on how Daily Quests can be just as discouraging to players as they can be tantalizing.
Thoughts on how Blizzard has adjusted the droprates and item requirements for the legendary quests in Mists and Warlords.
Thoughts on how Blizzard overreacted to remove daily quests and in doing so destroyed a system that merely needed tweaking.
Thoughts on how the assault quest distills daily quests into their simplest, and best, form.
Thoughts on how the group finder tool marks a jump in player responsibility beyond jumping into a random PUG.
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 what I learned from my third and final attempt at earning a legendary cloak.
Thoughts on how Blizzard continues to damage both World of Warcraft and their relationship with the community by chipping away at Mists of Pandaria.
Thoughts on how the resolution of Azeroth Choppers may suggest the true purpose of removing the Legendary Cloak.
Blizzard isn't satisfied to just nerf the coming expansion - they are now nerfing existing content.
Thoughts on avoiding spoilers from the beta, forced reading outside the game, and a possible fix for both.
Thoughts on how sharing too much early information about Warlords has hurt Blizzard's relationship to the players since Blizzcon.
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.
Thoughts on overcoming the challenges in acquiring the legendary cloak in Mists.
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 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 the tragedy of the story of the Wandering Isle and its poor influences on player's choice.
Thoughts on just how viable Blizzard's attempts at launching one expansion per year are.
Thoughts on the best questing experience in Mists of Pandaria.
Thoughts on how Blizzard changed what earning a Legendary means in Mists of Pandaria.
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.
Thoughts on Tom Chilton's comments on what could happen to WoW's subscription model.
Thoughts on the introduction to the final chapter of Mists of Pandaria.
Thoughts on how randomness can serve an MMO well except when blocking access to the narrative.
Thoughts on how Blizzard's tight plotting for Mists is producing the most emotionally charged raid yet.
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 the value of grinding for a title that will be rarely displayed.
Thoughts on how the World of Warcraft will end not with a bang, but a whimper.
Thoughts on how Mists' max level content will fare in future expansions.
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 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.
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 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 how this year's Midsummer Fire Festival is exposing just what account-wide achievements really mean.
Thoughts on why the changes to world PVP aren't going to change anyone's minds about participating.
Impressions of some new glyphs and the changes they will bring to WoW.
Who better to be Warchief after Garrosh Hellscream than... Garrosh Hellscream???
Oh boy, Pandas for all!