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Ep 4.06 – WoW Talk with Logan & Theck

This week our guest was Theck from Maintankadin and Sacred Duty. We follow up our previous episode about Warlords of Draenor alpha changes with a meta discussion about the current […]

This week our guest was Theck from Maintankadin and Sacred Duty. We follow up our previous episode about Warlords of Draenor alpha changes with a meta discussion about the current state of the game and forward-looking commentary. But first, we jump into an unexpected discussion about Secret World and whether it’s the game or us as the players that emphasize the leveling style over lack of end-game because it’s a secondary MMO. (Then Vik goes off the rails asking why it’s an MMO instead of seemless co-op like Borderlands 2 or Saints Row.)

What’s In Our Cup

Theck – Harrisburg Mountain Ale
Logan – SoCo & Cream Soda
Vik – New Belgium Summer Hellas lager
Hi-Ya – The Blood of Noobs aka Calipco and raw beer-batter

What we’ve been playing

Theck – Beyond Two Souls, Diablo 3, totally not BioShock Infinite, Secret World
Logan – WoW (just for raiding), Heroes of the Storm Alpha
Vik – Heroes Alpha
Hi-Ya – LoL, but just once a day for boosted IP, because stock-piling IP is what cool kids do

WoW Meta-Discussion

  • Content Pacing
    • Is the current pace of content enough to keep you interested until the next release?
    • What percent of your current/peak playing time will you maintain?
    • Would it be better to release partial tiers periodically instead of a massive final tier then nothing for a year?
      • From a Player Perspective
      • From an Organizational Perspective
    • Does the content gap help Blizzard’s non-WoW properties?
  • State of Raiding:
    • 59% of Guilds who’ve raided SoO have killed Garrosh on Normal
    • 43% have taken down 1 heroic boss
    • < 10% have gotten to the last three bosses
    • Does raiding still matter to WoW, or is the illusion of raiding good enough?
  • Is Mythic Raiding the right move, or is it Too Late?
  • Warlords Alpha Changes
    • Are class changes they’ve announced so far necessary changes, are they quality of life improvements, or are they changes just for the sake of making changes to create buzz?
    • Would you be more or less inclined to buy WoD if there were no proposed class or race changes?

WoW Content Release Dates*

  • Dec 8 2009 Ice Crown patch
  • Jun 22 2010 Ruby Danctum patch
  • Dec 7 2010 Cata release (1 year since ice crown)
  • Nov 29 2011 Dragon Soul patch
  • Sep 25 2012 Pandaria release (10 months since dragon soul)
  • Sep 10 2013 Siege patch

* fact-checked by Hi-Ya Yan

Bonus Linkage

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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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4.04 – Episode Not Found

This week we originally attempted to record immediately after Reaper of Souls launched*.  As you may have guessed, that didn’t work out so well.  Instead, we roped in a great […]

HotSCast Whos Your Hero This week we originally attempted to record immediately after Reaper of Souls launched*.  As you may have guessed, that didn’t work out so well.  Instead, we roped in a great guest in Rilandune (HotSCast & Heroically Random) and packed in even more show for you. Our topics include:

  • Heroes of the Storm compared to LoL
  • DoTA2 documentary – Free2Play
  • Diablo 3 (now that we’ve actually played in Loot 2.0)

* to be fair, when we originally scheduled, we thought only 1/4 of us would be getting RoS at launch.

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Ep 4.03 RPG Chat w/ Xia

This week’s we are joined by Xia from The Sundering podcast, and we end up covering a ton of RPGs. Console, PC, Handheld,  and even table-top, we’ve got your role-playing […]

This week’s we are joined by Xia from The Sundering podcast, and we end up covering a ton of RPGs. Console, PC, Handheld,  and even table-top, we’ve got your role-playing action covered, and all without putting on our wizard robe.

Topics discussed include:

Hot Seat Questions:

  1. What is the best music video you have ever seen
  2. Game you wish you’d never played
  3. You are only allowed to do one thing for all of tomorrow, and it can be whatever you want, what would it be
  4. Worst ironic tattoo one could possibly get
  5. What has been your most expensive gaming splurge
  6. Cosplays you think Logan, Vik & Hi-Ya would be ideal for
  7. What is the most disgusting beverage you have tried that everyone else told you was good
  8. Sandwich that most represents your personality

Stay tuned for a give-away at the end.

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Season 4 Episode 2 – “Hmmm…it’s whatever”

Hi-Ya is back! And he speaks! This week is another hostful episode, where the crew catches up on what games we’ve been playing lately, discusses Edward Scissorhands’ sex life, and […]

Hi-Ya is back! And he speaks!

This week is another hostful episode, where the crew catches up on what games we’ve been playing lately, discusses Edward Scissorhands’ sex life, and Vik messes up big time.  In the second segment, we talk about the Spike VGA’s & D.I.C.E. gaming awards, compare them to our lists from last time, and have a bunch of fun checking out Twitch Plays Pokemon

Hail Helix

For Abby Twitch Plays Pokemon

For Abby

 

Update: Since our recording, TPP has been updated to include an Anarchy/Democracy pendulum.  Read more here.

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Season 3, Episode 12 – 2013 Review

Dear Friends* & Frenemies, Attached you will find the audio recording of a recent discussion. Topics therein include, but are not limited to: Where the hell we’ve been Blizzcon wrap-up […]

Dear Friends* & Frenemies,

Attached you will find the audio recording of a recent discussion. Topics therein include, but are not limited to:

  • Where the hell we’ve been
  • Blizzcon wrap-up (better late than never, right?)
  • Our favorite games, movies and food of 2013
  • The recent trend in selling alpha releases

I’m certain that the discerning listener will be disturbed, offended, and subsequently titillated.  For that, you are welcome.

Sincerely,

Leetsauced Crew

 

* I’m considering all listeners as friends at this point.  Thanks for sticking with us, or even just checking us out for the first time.  You guys rock.

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Season 3 Episode 1 – Reboot with the Bossy Pally!

We are back and starting up a new season!  But don’t worry, we maintain the same formula that you have come to love. This week we welcome back veteran of […]

We are back and starting up a new season!  But don’t worry, we maintain the same formula that you have come to love.

This week we welcome back veteran of the show Rykga who people may know from her blog The Bossy Pally and the Giant Spoon.

We talk about what we’ve been up to recently before delving deep into 5.4 raiding.

Not to disappoint we toss the Bossy Pally on the hot seat and give her a good old grill.

Finally, enjoy a steam game code and a beta key on us.  Enjoy!

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Raid Strats with Leetsauced – Episode 9 – Dark Animus

Shazoom! We are cruising right along through the Throne of Thunder. Welcome to today’s Raid Strat with Leetsauced where today Logan takes us through the 9th encounter in the instance, […]

Shazoom! We are cruising right along through the Throne of Thunder. Welcome to today’s Raid Strat with Leetsauced where today Logan takes us through the 9th encounter in the instance, Dark Animus. It encompasses the most nontraditional tanking to date in the opening and ends with the most traditional tanking in end of the encounter. Be open minded as Logan takes you through this spirit quest of roles in WoW known as Dark Animus. Never fear though, he will tell you the pitfalls to avoid a bad trip.

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Raid Strats with Leetsauced – Episode 8 – Primordius

Ahoy! Welcome to Raid Strats with Leetsauced’s guide to Primordius, the eighth boss in the Throne of Thunder. I don’t want to make this post more complicated than the boss […]

Ahoy! Welcome to Raid Strats with Leetsauced’s guide to Primordius, the eighth boss in the Throne of Thunder. I don’t want to make this post more complicated than the boss strat, so . . .

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Raid Strats with Leetsauced – Episode 7 – Durumu the Forgotten

Oh shit! Three episodes of Raid Strats with Leetsauced in a row?!? You better believe it! Today we are talking about the seventh boss of the Throne of Thunder, Durumu […]

Oh shit! Three episodes of Raid Strats with Leetsauced in a row?!?
You better believe it! Today we are talking about the seventh boss of the Throne of Thunder, Durumu the Forgotten. He has no depth perception and is possibly the hardest boss in the instance. Blizzard has even taken time to attempt to hot fix his terrible mechanics. Never fear, I Logan am here to guide you through this hot mess when Blizzard has forsaken you.

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