Episode 18 – Blizzard, Can You Take Me High Enough?

Episode 18 – Blizzard, Can You Take Me High Enough?

 
 
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Standing In Fire E18 World of Warcraft Podcast
In which Tess, Militus, and Boom talk about the holidays, Moments of Zen, Patch 8.1, and the future of Blizzard. Join us and call in at 702-625-1337 or tweet us @sifpodcast!  Whoot!

Links Discussed:
Patch 8.1 released in tiers: https://www.wowhead.com/news=288840/patch-8-1-tides-of-vengeance-content-release-calendar
Bellular advises how to get ready for the patch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ60L_CDNsc&t=380s
Future of Blizzard/Diablo: https://kotaku.com/the-past-present-and-future-of-diablo-1830593195
Activision Sends Their Regards: https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/a07p2e/with_the_recent_leaks_from_blizzard_how_it_feels/
Max Level Rewards: https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/a0340q/back_in_the_day_you_were_rewarded_for_hitting_max/
Map of WoW, c. 1999: https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/9zyrwr/the_map_of_wow_1999/

Intro
Greetings to our one listener in Laos.

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Segment 1: Moments of Zen
Tess – I played a chunk of other games while I enjoyed my time off with my family.

Militus – I was completing a WQ in Tiregard Sound and ran into a Mage. We had an interesting buff exchange. LOL.

Boom -. Thanksgiving week brought lots of family and friends and various activities. With the week off I also gamed my ass off and played Warhammer 40k Mechanicus, MTG Arena, Breach (Alpha), Overwatch and made it to level 63 in Neverwinter. The highlight was the Black Friday sale where I picked up tons of 75% off Overwatch league gear. Fitted hats! $10, T-shirts $6 and a killer jacket, $30. I even grabbed up the Overwatch Legos of Bastion my favorite Overwatch hero.

Segment 1: News/Topic
Story 1. Patch 8.1 (Dec. 11) will be released in tiers. See the tiers below:
https://www.wowhead.com/news=288840/patch-8-1-tides-of-vengeance-content-release-calendar

Watch this video by Bellular to get ready for the patch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ60L_CDNsc&t=380s

Story 2. What in the hell is happening at Blizzard right now? Read this article:
https://kotaku.com/the-past-present-and-future-of-diablo-1830593195

Militus – The only thing that can kill WoW is WoW… is that now happening? No shit. I am legitimately worried.

Boom – This is the WOD team. I want to open up with this comment. WoW is now the most graphically pretty MMO I think there is. (crazy I know) However, I want a more complex MMO. I want one that takes a long time to level (I feel like I should just be hitting cap now from an expansion). I want lots of currencies and confusion and things that make me immersed in the world because I have to explore and discover. WoW is just really familiar and streamlined to the point that it is something I play, not experience. These expansions seem to get thinner and thinner each time. Militus and I ran an entire zone in two hours during the opening night. That seems crazy to me.

With all that said, Blizzard Activision is set to make a crap ton of money next year if they push out a new title and expansions for all of their games. I am a conspiracy theorist and I actually believe they are holding announcements to purposely lower their stock price for a potential stock buyback because they are a few announcements away from a record few years. 2019/2020 could be huge for Blizzard. That is just my conspiracy though.

Segment 2: MILITUS REDDIT
Posted by
u/dude_seven
With the recent leaks from Blizzard, how it feels like:

Posted by
u/chr1s003
Back in the day you were rewarded for hitting max level….
So, I hit 120 today on one of my alts and I immediately felt bored and empty.

Back in the day you used to hit max level and think “YES!, I can finally learn this cool new spell I’ve been waiting for!”
Now you hit 120 and to gain access to the same shit we’ve been doing since Legion. WQ’s, etc.

They need to take some Legion legendary effects or something and add at least 1 more talent tier. IMO

Blizzard will NEVER Draw in a new player base if 100-120 is a void of nothingness but levels…. New players will simply quit with nothing to look forward too, I know I would.

Thoughts about this post? Agree or Disagree? Why?

Posted by u/triferg
the map of WoW, 1999

End of show Credits
SHOUT OUT TO WILDSTAR! 2PM PST , 11/28 Goodbye. Militus will be there. Come join him.

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