Great show guys. A long podcast was just the thing to get me through a long nightshift at the office.
re: Book of glyth mastery, I recall reading a blue post stating that Northrend research will now cover all the glyths which were previously learned exclusively from that book.
I personally am very disappointed to see no L90 normal 5-mans in Mists. It’s just another example of blizz saying they are giving us more things to do and more choices, but at the same time they take others away. Not that I did many at L85, but they were handy when 4.3 hit, as the justice points from them bought iL378 gear for almost any slot, allowing entry into LFR without having to do the DS 5-man heroics. I personally found all the Cata 5-man heroics much harder than LFR, and much less enjoyable. In Mists you will be able to buy L90 gear with justice points, but have no way to earn justice points at L90? Doesn’t make sense to me. On top of that, you can’t buy any gear with valor. So those hard to fill slots which never drop, (e.g. Rings!!) either spend big on the AH or do without.
Saw a good post in mmo champ forums regarding soloing raids. Logon to the blizz website. Add a trial account to your existing account. (Takes a few seconds) Logon to your trial account, and level a toon to 10 on the same realm & faction you wish to raid. (Takes about 30 mins) Now start a second instance of wow, logon to your paid account, invite the L10 from your main, and convert to raid. Shutdown the trial account wow instance. You can now enter any raid you want. Trial accounts never expire, so you’ll never have to find a friend to raid again.
You’re right about D3. What a massive grind that game is. I haven’t even made it to L60 yet - doing 3rd difficulty act 2 on a L55 toon now. Soloing is painful - grouping is better, however deaths are very frequent….pvp frequent, with the added bonus of big repair bills. A quick look at the public games tells the story - For a L55 the typical players on each quest is now under 20. Only a month ago this was in the 1000’s.
I like how we talk about how we don’t do any advertising in the podcast and then Podbean slips one in on us without letting us know. At least, I think they didn’t let us know…
I started to listen to this podcast after one of Weekly podcast roundups on WoW Insider. I share many of your thoughts about the game and I wish you best. Just keep up the good work!