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Episode 4.11 – What’s the Info?

Welcome to another installment of The LeetSauced Podcast. We’ve got the crew all gathered up for the first time in almost two months. Join us as we catch up on […]

Welcome to another installment of The LeetSauced Podcast. We’ve got the crew all gathered up for the first time in almost two months. Join us as we catch up on what we’ve been enjoying in the world of games and/or beverages.

Topics Discussed:

- Naxx for Hearthstone – League of Legends | Logan & Corv go to LCS and complain about leather chairs | Vik still playing Heroes – WoW movie logo – WoW release date / announcement of annoucement / in context with everything else – Twitch bans copyrighted music – WoW Beta = “broken as fuck” – WoW 10th Anniversary – Items WoW: Auction control manual/transmog enchants – Fish Plays Pokemon (spoiler: he gets stuck a lot)

The Wager:

Corv: WoD will come out in October Logan: WoD will come out in November Winner gets a mystery skin from the other.  If both are wrong, Hi-Ya gets two skins.

What We’ve Been Playing Lately:

Corv – Day of Defeat | LoL | Heroes & Generals Hi-Ya – Link Between Worlds | Space Pirates & Zombies | Logan – WoW | LoL | Scarlet Blade Vik – Hearthstone Naxx & Ranked | Heroes of the Storm | Dragon Age: Origins | Democracy 3 | Rogue Legacy | Diablo 3 | Angry Birds Epic

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Ep Four-Ten (but not Fourteen)

What We’ve Been Playing: Logan: Idols, Wildstar grinding Hi-Ya: Monaco, Forced, random steam titles Vik: Heroes, Hearthstone Brill: Heroes, Hearthstone, WoW, Wildstar Topics: Heroes of the Storm: - latest patch […]

What We’ve Been Playing:
Logan: Idols, Wildstar grinding
Hi-Ya: Monaco, Forced, random steam titles
Vik: Heroes, Hearthstone
Brill: Heroes, Hearthstone, WoW, Wildstar
Topics:

Heroes of the Storm:
- latest patch includes fix to matchmaking
- Map changes and rebalancing makes map objectives less valuable
- Snowballing changes

Steam Sale:
Vik: Democracy 3, Rogue Legacy, wanted to buy Nether…
Logan: Master Reboot
Hi-Ya: Forced, Monaco

WoW?

HotSeat:
- Worst possible game to live cast
- Best snack food for MOBAs
- Most recent time science let you down
- Adventure Time character you’d most like to take a road trip with

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Ep 4.09 – Prince of the Nexus talks W*

Topics: WoW: - Vik is back in WoW, LFR tourism via boosted 90 - Logan kills Heroic Garrosh on 10M. Wildstar: - MadCast Prince talks about WildStar leveling, housing, dungeons, […]

Topics:

WoW:
- Vik is back in WoW, LFR tourism via boosted 90
- Logan kills Heroic Garrosh on 10M.

Wildstar:
- MadCast Prince talks about WildStar leveling, housing, dungeons, challenges and problems with the game.

Hearthstone:
- Vik Arena craziness
- Rank 20 for cardbacks doing anything for ranked play?

Logan’s Cosplay How-To: Ash Ketchum

E3: Captain Toad’s Treasure Tracker & Nintendo kills it compared to everyone else.

3DS: Logan & Prince offer best portable games to catch up on.

What We’ve Been Playing Lately:
Hi-Ya: Love Life Idols, WildStar (W* if you’re nasty), Diablo III, LoL once a day
Logan: School Idols every day, WildStar, LoL ARAM
Vik: Walking Dead Season 1, WoW, Hearthstone, Heroes, Beat 2048, Two Dots, Angry Birds Epic
Prince: WildStar, LoL, Heroes, Dawngate

This week’s give-away: Cthulhu Saves the World on Steam.  Enjoy!

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Ep 4.08 – How You Should Spend Your Summer Break

This week it’s just our hosts talking about what they’ve been up to. Topics covered include: - Blizzcon Ticketing Clusterfuck - Matchmaking in Heroes of the Storm - Why’s it […]

This week it’s just our hosts talking about what they’ve been up to.

Topics covered include:
- Blizzcon Ticketing Clusterfuck
- Matchmaking in Heroes of the Storm
- Why’s it so hard to get the Gwen Stacy story right?
- LeetSauced Guide to Living: How You Should Spend Your Summer Break

What We’ve Been Playing
Logan – School Idol Festival, Rust
Hi-Ya – School Idol Festival, Tera, Diablo 3RoS
Vik – Fall of Cybertron, Heroes, Threes, 2048, Don’t Starve

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Ep IV.VII – The Book of Meloree

This week our guest is Meloree, formerly Mel of Edge (still Mel of Edge on twitter, but not really on twitter unless you’re cool enough to deserve an @mention from […]

This week our guest is Meloree, formerly Mel of Edge (still Mel of Edge on twitter, but not really on twitter unless you’re cool enough to deserve an @mention from him. Maybe try sending Tim Horton’s gift cards to earn his favor.)

Mel, like Vik & Hi-Ya, has not been playing WoW in the traditional sense for well over a year, but is uniquely suited to discuss the other MMO’s he’s been playing and talk about how they stack up against the type of experience a veteran WoW raider may be looking for.

Topics Discussed:

  • Diablo 3 (The Cow Rifts Exist!)
  • Heroes of the Storm
  • Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn
  • Wildstar Beta (Warplots vid link)
  • Hearthstone
  • PAX East & Blizzcon 14
  • Meloree loves Mythic raiding (at least the concept of it)
  • Entry-Level Scotch (Don’t you dare put soda in a single-malt!)

What We’ve Been Playing Lately

Vik – The Stick of Truth, Fall of Cybertron, HotS
Logan – Go Go Nippon, Portal 2: Thinking with Time Machine
Hi-Ya – Diablo 3, mostly just piling up game backlog for fun

What’s In Your Cup

Meloree – Glenrothes 1985
Logan – Sonoran Brewing Company White Chocolate
Hi-Ya – ALL THE CRANRASBERRY (with Bombay Sapphire Gin)
Viktory – New Belgium Summer Hellas Lager

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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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