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Episode 4.05 – Warlords of Drain-or?

In this week’s host-filled episode, we talk about the Warlords of Draenor alpha notes released by Blizzard last week, focusing on the general game-play changes and strategic decisions looking forward. […]

In this week’s host-filled episode, we talk about the Warlords of Draenor alpha notes released by Blizzard last week, focusing on the general game-play changes and strategic decisions looking forward.

What we’ve been playing:
Logan: Siege of Orgrimmar, URF Mode, Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project
Viktory: Stick of Truth, CivClicker, Reaper of Souls
Hi-Ya: Reaper of Souls, Reaper of Souls, Reaper of Souls

Alpha notes: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/13423478/warlords-of-draenor%E2%84%A2-alpha-patch-notes-4-3-2014

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Ep 63 – Tier 14 Raid Impressions

This week our hosts focus on Mists of Pandaria content, especially Tier 14 raids. Since the release of MoP, we haven’t had a WoW-centric episode, so we figured we would do an omnibus discussion of our impressions including:

  • Leveling Process
  • Pandaria Zones
  • Heroics, Dailies and various Gear Grinds
  • Sweet sweet Tier 14 raiding
  • Auctions that got Logan Gold-Capped
  • For our first and third segments, we were lucky enough to snag Rayfyst from The Sundering Podcast, though Ray had to abstain from the tier 14 raiding discussion in order to prevent a string of profanities regarding his own raiding experience. Sorry Ray.

    As we discussed our opinions on raiding in MoP, and particularly Tier 14, our hosts decided to share some of their choices for how to set-up for each boss. In this episode you will hear the 1st new installment in “Hi-Ya’s TL;DR Raid Guide” in over year, and below you will find Vik’s talent choices for each boss in Tier 14.

    wow priest talents in tier 14 raids

    Vik’s T14 talents

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    Vik’s Notes:

  • I tend to stay away from Twist of Fate, but it can be useful when healing spikier tanks
  • Desperate Prayer vs Angelic Bulwark is a play-style choice. I opt for Bulwark’s automatic use vs DP’s active use, except on fights where I phase or can get feared and may not have other healers around to pitch in.
  • Power Infusion vs Divine Insight: your use may vary. Consider how often you will really be casting the spells that trigger the DI proc, as well as consider how many times you will actually be able to make helpful use of PI during the encounter.
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    Ep 57 – Pai-Gow, WoW TCG and other ways to lose your money

    This week our guest is Katie from /pizza. (You may also recognize her work as Lynesta on Word of Glory, or your might have seen her demoing WoW TCG at […]

    This week our guest is Katie from /pizza. (You may also recognize her work as Lynesta on Word of Glory, or your might have seen her demoing WoW TCG at a Con near you.) We were glad to have her on the show, as Logan & I could both use a break from the tedium that is summer raiding.

    Topics discussed in this wonderful hour+ of drinking & immature revelry include:
    - Things to stock-pile for AH’ing in MoP
    - Wow TCG and places you can play (or places Vik can play, at least)
    - Black Market AH having rare mounts, TCG Loots & Heroic Raid Tier pieces
    - Pai Gow poker
    - Katie’s pre-con shake-weight workout plan (I’m not sure if this is accurate, but I found the link in our show notes, so we’ll go with it)
    - Games to Play while you’re sick of Cataclysm?

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    Ep 48 – iOS Gaming Apps & Logan’s eRP guild with @atjamie

    Headline News: Logan has taken over the reigns as the GM of an eRP guild. Be sure to hit him up for a guild invite and he just might tell you about his Jar-Jar Binks chest tattoo.

    On an unrelated note, our guest this week is Jamie from The Dock Podcast and App Advice. Before recording, our hosts downloaded a number of Jamie’s favorite games, and we get into our take on these games, as well as mobile/iOS gaming as a whole during our discussion topic.

    Jamie’s Favorite Game Apps
    Temple Run – Vik: 2 Stars – Logan: 1 Star
    Thorn – Vik: 1 Star – Logan: 1 Star
    Batman Arkham City Lockdown – Vik: 3.5 Stars
    Zombie Minesweeper – Vik: 2 Stars
    Scribblenauts Remix – Vik: 1.5 Stars (for hand-holding) Logan: Go play the DS version.
    Jetpack Joyride – Vik: 3 Stars – Logan: 3 Stars
    Carcassone (Vik: review withheld because there’s no instruction and the game is apparently really fun if you know the board-game version)
    Dungeon Raid – Vik: 3.5 Stars

    One’s we didn’t get to but she still swears are pretty good:
    The Dark Meadow
    Infinity Blade II
    GTA III
    LostWinds
    Bit-1
    Super Craft Box
    Mage Gauntlet
    Scram

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    Episode 36 – “Dill Pickles” are your punchline… w/ Markco

    Our special guest this week contributed the quote for our title, and I think it tells you how the show went overall. We had Markco from JMTC, The Traffic Blogger & Diablo Gold Guide on to talk to about his take on the RMT AH to be included in Diablo III.

    We also wrangled Anafielle back on for a special segment about the transmogrify announcement, and were gifted with a minute of pure tank rage. Fear the blue eyes!

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    Episode 35 – VentChat wonders what Hi-Ya’s wearing.

    We had a great time recording with our guests this week: Fen & Turdhat from VentChat. These guys really know how to bring it, with T-Hat uncorking his bottles like a pirate mid-show. We also talk about a lot of games we’re playing lately, including the classic EQ server these guys are on.

    Discussion Topics:
    - Diablo III Real Money AH
    - iOS gaming, and particularly a discussion about controls

    For those of you who weren’t around, Logan talked Fen into using VentChat’s live stream for our final segment, and we did the Hot Seat live on the air. Be sure to check out the part where Turdhat flips the tables on us and throws some rapid fire questions at Logan & Vik.

    Hi-Ya!
    [photo:Random Curiosity]

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    Ep 26 Teaser: The Mattithor, or Seven Bangs Cross-Dressers

    Thought we’d bring you a teaser of what we have in store for our next episode.

    We had a phenomenal time recording with Kat, formerly of the Matticast prior to us tainting her.

    I also tossed in some off-air highlights that I think set the appropriate mood for the feature-length episode.

    Special thanks to Matticus for stopping by to help with our customary teaser skit.

    P.S.: my friend Freud may have something to say to Seven after this.

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