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Show Notes to be added later...but I still managed to find a picture of two pandas gettin' it on.
We have only just begun, to speculate, on possible ways, to make some gold off this. Maybe.
Transmogrification is coming to patch 4.3! What does it mean for you and your characters. This is a topic that we will continue to explore in the coming weeks, to see if there is some way to make money of what is essentially a feature that combines PvE and RP.
Void Storage is also on the way. YAWN. Void Storage is a fancy word for 'More Bank Space', and not much else.
Go to ASKMRROBOT, you fools! Seriously, do now. The over/under on things you have fucked up is FIVE. I'm taking the over.
The hosts discuss Opportunity Cost. Go read this Wiki, learn it, live it.
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Ryan [Lohrdook/Stilleiro - Hydraxis(H), Dynam - Gilneas(A)] & Chris [Drakkmur - Hydraxis(H)]
What. The. Fuck....hey is that Drakkmur?
Welcome back listeners to Episode 21 of the Warcraft Lounge.
This week we talk about Chris's expedition to US-Moonguard. Before you listen, realize he had NO IDEA what was going to happen or what goes on in the Moonguard Inn.
The new 365 weapons are OUT! Check the patterns, and start to consider flipping some of the secondary ingredients. Find out what items we're buying and flipping while the gold rush is on.
The Top 5 Reasons your Baradin Hold pug is going to Suck Donkey Balls. As I type this, I just left a group that exhibited 3 of the 5 characteristics, including the all important, #1 reason.
Addon recommendation: WIM - It's a quality of life thing!
Blizzard has now changed it so Tier 11 bosses give 35 VP each (ARGALOTH DOES NOT, BADDIES). Is this change a good thing, or a bad thing? The hosts dicsuss.
Blizzard had the final "Ask a Dev- Healing". Did it go out with a bang, or a whimper.
Yays or Nays are back, and so it the final thoughts. Remember, we will give you an onair shoutout to those of you who give us a 5-star review on iTunes, and thanks again to each and every one of you for tuning in to our show.
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Ryan [Lohrdook/Stilleiro - Hydraxis(H); Dynam - Gilneas(A)] & Chris [Drakkmur-Hydraxis(H)]
We promise, it doesn't have to be this way! Ok, maybe just a little, but no more than necessary!
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Welcome back listeners, to Episode 20 of the Warcraft Lounge. With a week of the Firelands under their belts, see what the hosts have to say about things.
This week, we talk about the new Molten Front dailies. In between tossing bears and punting turtles, is there a way to make them go faster? Ryan seems to think so.
If you're doing the Firelands rep runs, Ryan goes over when to stop, and what items are available.
Which Firelands boss, does Chris think raids should being with? Feel free to agree or disagree on our Facebook page.
Living Embers are the brand new version of Primordial Saronite. How can you get yours, and what price is reasonable to pay for one.
Blizzard managed to actually slap the PVPers in the face. Find out what injustice they inflicted on the pvp crowd, and see if their indignation is righteous.
Occu'thar, continues to be a source of trouble for the players incapable of following ONE, SIMPLE DIRECTION. Find out what that direction is.
Courtesy of Icy Veins, here is the only guide to gearing you are likely to need.
Thanks for tuning into episode 20, and listening to two guys ramble on about Warcraft. If there are any topics you want us to tackle, feel free to leave comments here, or on the Facebook page and we'll try to tackle them. You can follow us in Twitter @WarcraftLounge and if anyone happens to be in the Philly area next Friday night, Chris and Ryan will be doing some drinking post Harry Potter, so drop us a note on the Facebook page and meet up with us.
Ryan [Lohrdook/Stilleiro - Hydraxis (H), Dynam - Gilneas (A)] & Chris [Drakkmur - Hydraxis(H)]
If you don't quit whining about class balance, the Governator will come over to your house and impregnate your maid.
Welcome back listeners, to episode 19 of the Warcraft Lounge.
The Midsummer Fire Festival is in full swing. You can get crazy guild rep just by honoring the flames, and desecrating the opposition. Don't forget, there are also fires located in Northrend and Cataclysm zones to snuff.
The 4.2 Patch Notes. Damn, there is a lot to keep track of.
SONS OF BITCHES! Looks like Blizzard is onto us! Here's why:
With the release of 4.2 all Valor Points will be down-converted to Justice Points, and all Conquest Points will be down-converted to Honor Points. To curb the ability to sell items back to the vendors after the conversion for the higher currency, we’re instituting a new sellback policy for items purchased directly before currency down-conversions.Items purchased within the two hour window before the release of 4.2 will lose their ability to be sold back to the vendor when the realms are brought down for maintenance. No refunds will be granted for items purchased during this time, either by the in-game vendors, or our support departments.
As an example, I buy the Vicious Gladiator's Battle Staff at 2:30 a.m. The servers come down for the release of 4.2 half an hour later. Normally I would still have an hour and a half after the servers return to sell the item back to the vendor. With this policy change though, upon logging in my item can no longer be sold back to the vendor.
This policy is only in effect for maintenances that include currency down-conversions, such as the release of 4.2. To ensure you don’t purchase the wrong item with the inability to sell it back, we recommend buying well before the final two hours so there’s time to change any incorrect purchases.
For more information on the down-conversion please refer to: http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/2880562
Here is the Ghostcrawler blog regarding class balance, that got everyone's panties in a bunch. I am pretty sure, on his last day of work, he is going to rip into the playerbase.
Courtesy of Ready4Raiding, here is a strategy video for Occu'thar. Watch it, learn it, watch it again. Don't be 'that guy'.
Courtey os Learn2raid, here are the rest of the Firelands strategy guides.
Here is the skinny on the new policy for Arena Weapons Season 10 Conquest Point weapons will only be purchasable once a required minimum sum of Conquest Points has been reached during the current season. For example, Ruthless Gladiator's Pike costs 3400 Conquest Points to purchase. However, players must first earn a total of 11650 Conquest Points during Season 10 before they are able to purchase it. Season 9 Honor Point weapons will only be purchasable once a required minimum sum of Honor Points has been reached during the current season. For example, Vicious Gladiator's Pike costs 3400 Honor Points to purchase. However, players must first earn a total of 18500 Honor Points during Season 10 before they are able to purchase it. Once the minimum sum of points required to purchase weapons is reached, all available weapons can be purchased for their listed costs. The point requirement is not reset once a purchase is made.
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Ryan: Lohrdook/Stilleiro (Hydraxis-H), Dynam (Gilneas-A)
Chris: Drakkmur (Hydraxis-H)
Despite Ryan trying to be a better citizen of Azeroth, he keeps running into people who buy into the above philosophy.
Welcome back listeners,
This week our hosts discuss what they've been up to in preparation for patch 4.2 Ryan has become a Pokemon trainer, using Petopia's guide to rare and unique pets in Azeroth. Chris has jumped guilds, and advises listeners how to deal with joining a guild that is far more progressed than you are.
If you want to see complicated, here is the Elitist Jerks forum for Marksman hunters. Keep this in mind, the next time some blowhard asshat tells you they can perform the calculations better than Elitist Jerks.
For those who don't believe it, here is the Baradin Hold where the hunter completely owned Pit Lord Argaloth.
Mount Alert: The Winged Guardian goes on sale this week. Not for nothing, but it looks incredible.
Courtesy of the tireless work of MMO-Champion, here are the Firelands will feature 3 vendors, who all have completely different sets of gear. Don't pick the wrong one, or you will be completely screwed. (No pressure)
Here is the Dev Watercooler blog where they do the post-mortem on Talent trees. Let us know in the comments or on the Warcraft Lounge Facebook page, which 31 point talent you think is A) the best and B) the worst.
As always, the link to the Patch 4.2 notes. (If you've been nerfed, tough shit. Build a bridge and get over it.)
At Chris's recommendation, here is Learn to Raid and Tankspot. These two resources will serve as excellent starting and ending points for the beginning, intermediate and hardcore raider. Also, here is a picture of Aliena and a Papapaint audio clip. If you haven't seen nor heard either...click you fool!
Thanks again for listening to our latest episode, you can get ahold of us on Twitter (@warcraftlounge) or on our Facebook page, and if you hop on over to iTunes and give us a 5-star review we'll mention you on the next podcast.
How to play Wizard's Staff: Every time you drink another beer, you duct tape it to your "Wizard's Staff". Each can represents a level, and every 5 levels you have to fight a "Dragon" (do a shot). At any given time, the person with the most levels, can boss around any other wizard below them who has less levels than they do. To initiate a wizard's duel, you must strike staves, and any beers that shake loose are lost 'levels' forever.
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Welcome back listeners, to Episode 17 of the Warcraft Lounge.
Drakkmur's interview is finally up on Warcraft Econ's Hall of Fame. If you're interested in learning more about how Chris made his gold, this would be the spot.
Nerfbat incoming for the current tier of raiding when 4.2 hits. We don't talk about it that much (because by the time it happens we'll be too busy exploring the Firelands) but T11 content got AOE-nerfed.
Here's an example of how Wowhead can show you all the new items introduced to the PTR.
NPC Scan: If you want to find those pesky rare mobs, I can't think of a more useful addon.
Legendary what? They have datamined Tarecgosa's Rest, the latest in a long line of legendaries soon to be immortalized in Trade Chat. We give our take on how should get the staff, who shouldn't, along with making the case for one type of healer to get it. Here is the article Chris liked, written by Scott Andrews of WoW Insider where he explores the thought processes behind handing out the staff. (The comment section is particularly helpful, because lots of readers weigh in on what their guild is doing.)
Premium services are on the horizon, and everyone has lost their minds. We have very little details about them, but we offer our perspective on exactly what Activision/Blizzard is really trying to do. For those people on the forums who are convinced Blizzard will make money hand over fist and are interested in putting their money where your mouth is, here is a link to the chart for ATVI and TD Ameritrade. (As mentioned in the podcast, here is the perspective on premium services of The Noisy Rogue.)
New loot list for Patch 4.2 (In progress) courtesy of MMO-Champion. For the time being, just know the new Hyjal faction drops cloaks, belts, trinkets & rings.
Thanks for listening to this week's episode. As always, you can find us on our Facebook page and Twitter (@WarcraftLounge). We will give a shoutout to any listeners who give us a 5-star review on iTunes (not Podbean's page, although we do appreciate that too!) and if there are any topics or subjects you would like us to tackle, shoot us a line anytime.
Ryan [Lohrdook - Hydraxis(H)/Dynam - Gilneas (A)] & Chris [Drakkmur - Hydraxis(H)]
The most politely hurtful thing you need to ever say.
Welcome back listeners to Episode 16 of the Warcraft Lounge. In this week's Episode, we tackle all things Zul'Aman and Zul'Gurub, including that pug-wrecking final boss of Zul'Gurub Jindo the Pugbreaker. We review a couple other problem bosses like Nalorakk and talk about what players can do to make their groups more succesful.
Plus, money making tips for 4.1. Is there another way to make money from Archaeology?
Hey DKs wake up. Soulstones can be used on dead players, Warlocks. Along with Shamans, you're officially on the clock as being responsible for having your new abilities ready. (Spirit Link Totem + Baradin Hold Meteor Slash...)
RISING: GEMS, ENCHANTING MATS & ONE PARTICULAR ARCHAEOLOGY FRAGMENT FALLING: HERBS, ORE & QUALITY OF PLAYERS GEAR IN REGULAR HEROICS.
Correction: Although it is apparently the intent of Blizzard to have items that are Needed be soulbound, it is not in yet. [Slated for 4.2] The asshattery continues, although some are worth more than others and may be worth getting kicked for. Just saying.
Thanks to Adam of the Noisy Rogue for taking the time to give us a review; we appreciate the candor and our listeners would probably enjoy his style greatly. I even managed to find the review which drew me to his site in the first place.
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Ryan (Lohrdook - Hydraxis, Dynam - Gilneas) & Chris (Doobee, Xynar - Hydraxis)
Can we all make so bold a statement as 'Success Baby'?
Welcome back listeners for Episode 15, Part 2 of the Warcraft Lounge. We continue with our discussion of Patch 4.1. All signs point to it dropping on 4.26.11 so listen to our final thoughts on what is in store for the playerbase.
We vindicate the Call to Arms feature of the LFD by asking, "What's wrong with a little bribery?" It worked for Oculus, should work for all heroics. Right?
The merge of Ryan's guild continues; Chris and Ryan have had extensive experience dealing with guild merges and they talk about what they've both experienced in the past.
Ryan and Chris talk about playing on a different servers: how do you pick one, what do you look for, what kinds of servers might there be an economic opportunity.
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Ryan (Lohrdook - Hydraxis, Dynam - Gilneas) & Chris (Doobee, Drakkmur - Hydraxis)