Episode 17 – We Trick Tess

Episode 17 – We Trick Tess

 
 
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Standing In Fire E17
In which Tess, Militus, and Boom talk about playing other games to lessen the Gamer ADD issue, Moments of Zen, and 8.1 news. Join us and call in at 702-625-1337 or tweet us @sifpodcast!

Links Discussed:
Happy National Pickle Day!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2VJnjVe7NE
Neverwinter: https://www.arcgames.com/en/games/neverwinter
Interesting Procs coming to items from next raid tier
https://www.wowhead.com/news=288481/items-with-fun-procs-from-the-battle-of-dazaralor-raid
Pally animations.
https://www.wowhead.com/news=288633/tides-of-vengeance-new-paladin-spell-animations-beacons-blessing-of-freedom-bles
Concecrate Animation: https://www.wowhead.com/news=288483/new-paladin-consecration-spell-animation-patch-8-1-ptr
5th ring for Azerite armor: https://www.wowhead.com/news=288482/patch-8-1-ptr-azerite-pieces-with-the-fifth-ring-available-on-the-dungeon-journa
“Dodge the grapeshot” posted by Serious-Potato1: https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/9uwdkf/dodge_the_grapeshot/
Blizzard pls… posted by Nevolok: https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/9uuqzo/blizzard_pls/
Okay, fellow demon hunters… posted by Mantas964: https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/9x0cqc/okay_fellow_demon_hunters_i_get_you_want_your/

Intro
Happy National Pickle Day!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2VJnjVe7NE

Contact Us (Tess)
Website: stopstandinginfire.com
Email: stopstandinginfire@gmail.com
Twitter: @sifpodcast
Twitch: standinginfirepodcast@twitch.tv
Phone: (Tess Jingle)

Segment 1: Moments of Zen
Tess-

Militus – I had fun running BC TW dungeons. Love them so much.

Boom -. I created a chinese Apple account and downloaded the game that Diablo Immortal is based on. I have been playing it on my phone. This prompted me to start learning Chinese.

Raided, went 2/2 Mythic. Got a 370 weapon. Did a quest got a 355 shoulder set up. Put me at 360. I am doing decent DPS. I 100% stopped trying to get flying. I don’t even care.

Let me tell you about this game…

Segment 1: News/Topic
Interesting Procs coming to items from next raid tier
https://www.wowhead.com/news=288481/items-with-fun-procs-from-the-battle-of-dazaralor-raid

Why does Blizzard LOVE Paladins so much? More animations.
https://www.wowhead.com/news=288633/tides-of-vengeance-new-paladin-spell-animations-beacons-blessing-of-freedom-bles
ONLY HOLY. Ret does get a a new animation from an azeriate trait, though. Still no love for the prot.
Tess is sad.

New PTR build shows 5th ring for Azerite armor:
On the chest shown as example, the new ring unlocks at Azerite level 23. The normal rings will unlock after, at Azerite levels 27, 31, 35 and 39.

There are some changes to Amerite coming in 8.1, but nothing for Prot Pally. Tess is sad.

Segment 2: MILITUS REDDIT
Video
“Dodge the grapeshot” posted by Serious-Potato1 LMAO!
Watch the Demon Hunter and tell me just how funny this is!

"Dodge the grapeshot" from wow

Blizzard pls… posted by Nevolok

Okay, fellow demon hunters, I get you want your warglaives, but this is getting out of hand. – Posted by Mantas964

End of show Credits
Jeremy W www.oak-production.com

Author: Kevin MacLeod
Website – http://incompetech.com/
Royalty Free Link – http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-…
Genre Link – http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-…
Song – “George Street Shuffle” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Episode 14 Diablo the Next Big eSport?

Episode 14 Diablo the Next Big eSport?

 
 
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Standing In Fire E14
In which Tess, Militus, and Boom discuss Blizzcon, eSports, and changes to the Azerite Armor system in 8.1. Join us and call in at 702-625-1337 or tweet us @sifpodcast!

Links Discussed:
Mythic +’s Azurite armor: https://www.wowhead.com/news=288123/patch-8-1-ptr-build-28202-azerite-impurity-vendor-for-dungeon-azerite-armor
Leaked Maps: https://www.wowhead.com/news=288116/patch-8-1-ptr-build-28202-maps-for-battle-of-dazaralor
Preach’s video discussing the raid: https://youtu.be/7DndJ1oz1b4
Demo is Time-Locked: https://www.wowhead.com/news=288118/wow-classic-blizzcon-demo-pre-download-available-starting-today
Save Doubloons: https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/9qwruh/start_saving_doubloons_cause_they_are_currency/
Amazing People: https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/9qw249/amazing_people/
WoD Rep?: https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/9r1olj/laughing_skull_and_warlords_of_draenor/

Intro
Contact Us (Tess)

Website: stopstandinginfire.com
Email: stopstandinginfire@gmail.com
Twitter: @sifpodcast
Twitch: standinginfirepodcast@twitch.tv
Phone: (Tess Jingle)

Hot Topic: Mythic Dungeon Invitational and Blizzards Move to be an eSport Powerhouse
What do you think about eSports moving in on all Blizzard does? Seems like all games must have an eSport element. Is Blizzard becoming an eSport developer instead of a game developer? Will all future games from Blizzard be built around them being first and foremost an eSport?

Overwatch – Created as an eSport
Heroes of the Storm – created as eSport trying to capture some of that LoL market, then shifted to its own style.
Starcraft 2 – Created as game organically turned into an eSport powerhouse – spawned LoL
Hearthstone – created as and is an eSport powerhouse
World of Warcraft – eSports has always been in the background all recent moves have been to make it a relevant eSport.
Diablo 3 – Not really an eSport

Boom – Prediction: Diablo will be an eSport soon.

It feels like Blizzard is moving towards everything being an eSport in some capacity. It feels as if they are chasing the eSport carrot after LoL had so much success. Twitch is pretty much dominated by multiplayer competitive titles. And the ones that make it to mobile make the most money. The biggest games right now are eSport titles and that seems to be what they are moving towards. Is Blizzard now out to make the best eSport games or the games that people enjoy playing the most. It isn’t good or bad, it just is. And they are getting away from their MMO roots now and are headed towards mostly multiplayer competitive titles.

World of Warcraft has taken the best part of their game and turned it into a timed test (like a timed math test in grade school). It is no longer relaxing, immersive fun, it is stressful competitive play. I am not making a judgment, because it might be great for many gamers. It just isn’t why I played WoW originally.

Segment 1: News/Topic
https://www.wowhead.com/news=288123/patch-8-1-ptr-build-28202-azerite-impurity-vendor-for-dungeon-azerite-armor
What do you think about running Mythic +’s for Azurite armor?
Militus – I am not motivated to run more… think of all the people that ARE NOT SKILLED and NOW WILL BE RUNNING these dungeons

https://www.wowhead.com/news=288116/patch-8-1-ptr-build-28202-maps-for-battle-of-dazaralor
Looks like we are in for a great time!
Militus – The new raid looks really good. I have read where Preach and other high end raiders have LOVED the testing.

Preach’s video discussing the raid: https://youtu.be/7DndJ1oz1b4

https://www.wowhead.com/news=288118/wow-classic-blizzcon-demo-pre-download-available-starting-today
Boom – They are going to limit how long you get to play the demo. I thought that was interesting. I guess to prevent burnout?
Militus- I find this to be dishonest by Blizzard.

Segment 2: Moments of Zen
Tess –

Militus –
Raiding with Nick, Tess and Militus was amazing! Seeing Tess tanking like a pro!
Pro Tip: Do not turn on Warmode and try and turn in Weekly dungeon quest in Timeless isle.
Taking a break from daily WoW to play different games has been wonderful. LAN parties in 2018!

Boom – Raiding with Nick, Tess and Militus was really a great time. We downed 5 bosses in two hours and I was able to get two pieces of 370 loot which made my night.

Thank God for Destiny 2, if it wasn’t for this game I might have to read a book or something. Destiny 2 is on a freaking roll. Forsaken is really good. This is my favorite game this year by a long shot, and maybe my favorite game of the last two years. Amazingly enough there is more to do in this game right now than in the entire WoW BFA expansion. I will have more hours in on this to finish than BFA to date. I am level 34 the Infinite Forest is amazing. The PVE content is wonderful and you always feel like you are making progress and having an epic moment. It is a 10/10 for me.

Segment 3: MILITUS REDDIT
Posted by u/Krainz
Start saving doubloons cause they are currency for pets, toys, mog and a seahorse mount

Posted by u/Lordbobsaget
Amazing People

Posted by u/facepoundr
Laughing Skull and Warlords of Draenor Reputations have been Fixed on PTR
Militus – Why might Blizz be fixing WoD rep? WoD TW incoming?

Closing:
Tess Shout Outs:
Militus Shout Outs: Shout out to Ludsh Death Knight on Illidan server. Go FUCK yourself, dirtbag.
Boom shout Outs:

End of show Credits
Jeremy W www.oak-production.com

Author: Kevin MacLeod
Website – http://incompetech.com/
Royalty Free Link – http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-…
Genre Link – http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-…
Song – “George Street Shuffle” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Episode 13 The Mighty Balls of G’HUUN

Episode 13 The Mighty Balls of G’HUUN

 
 
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Standing In Fire E13
In which Tess, Militus, and Boom discuss hits and misses from BfA thus far. Join us and call in at 702-625-1337 or tweet us @sifpodcast!

Links Discussed:

Podcast Directory for Blizzard Entertainment Games


http://www.darkmoontimes.com
One Shot Boss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-y6prF-K4U&feature=youtu.be
Imagine seeing that running towards you tho: https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/9ox9vo/imagine_seeing_that_running_towards_you_tho/
[2006] April Fools Joke from blizzard, stating GCD was added for all spells and abilities.: https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/9ozjjs/2006_april_fools_joke_from_blizzard_stating_gcd/

One Shot Boss:
A Turtle Has Made It To The Water
1.5 oz light rum
1.5 oz Midori® melon liqueur
1.5 oz pineapple juice

Intro
Contact Us (Tess)

Website: stopstandinginfire.com
Email: stopstandinginfire@gmail.com
Twitter: @sifpodcast
Twitch: standinginfirepodcast@twitch.tv
Phone: (Tess Jingle)

Segment 1: Hot Topic
Thoughts about the current state of the game a couple months into BFA. What are the hits, what are the misses for each of us?

Militus –
Hits. Zone design, Raids.
Misses: Expeditions, Warfronts, class design, Azerite armor, and necklace

Tess –
Hits: Warfronts are fun. The stories they’ve given us are great.
Misses: Island Expeditions. I don’t like them. Only done one and it was enough. Crafting.

Boom:
Hits:
Warfronts – I like them, I just wish they were more often.
Island Expeditions – I really enjoy these.
Raiding – It has been fun. Encounters are great.

Misses:
Rep Grind:
I woke up and decided I will not go after pathfinder for this expansion. I don’t need it. I don’t want to level any alts and the stuff is so close together I don’t know that flying is actually worth the rep grind. If I get it great, if not, I don’t care. I am no longer grinding rep, it just isn’t very important to me any longer.

Dungeons:
Nick made it to iLVL 335 without running a single dungeon. So he is basically going from leveling to raiding. LFG dungeons are no longer a thing, and I think it is on purpose. I feel like Blizzard thinks LFG was a mistake and I remember them mentioning something along those lines a while back. Not LFG as a tool, but the fact it took away the social aspect of the game where you needed to get to know somebody genuinely in order to play. But to be honest it is a feature that I really miss and I want to have LFG dungeons matter, I want reasons to run them and I want to enjoy that content again away from a mythic setting. I don’t like what “timed” mythics have done to the game. I like challenge, but the timer really ruins the event.

Segment 2: Moments of Zen
Tess – WB Drop, again, ha! Exalted on Proudmore, Turtles, and 7th so far. Will get the rest within the week.

Militus – The exalted… with everything. 🙂 My moment in a warfront. Mila and a frost mage is all you need baby. Parsed in 98th percentile on Mother Heroic in DPS! 🙂

Boom – Raid 8/8. Pretty cool. My son 115 and climbing. Can’t wait to raid and stuff with him. Still have not run a dungeon in a long time. G’huun downed!!! Yay!!!

I played so much Destiny 2 this week. At one point I was screaming at my computer yelling “hell ya!” because I was having so much fun. I ordered the legendary collection from Amazon for $39 which will give me all of the content that I have missed. So I am thinking I will be very active in that game for a little bit. DESTINY!

Segment 3: MILITUS REDDIT

Posted by
u/Lyrana655
Imagine seeing that running towards you tho

u/Ataraxyan
[2006] April Fools Joke from blizzard, stating GCD was added for all spells and abilities.

Segment 4: News
Don’t pack heat at Blizzcon (maybe I should not joke about this?) Gun violence. 🙁
https://www.wowhead.com/news=287994/security-improvements-for-blizzcon-2018-metal-detectors-for-all-entrances

Help for your alts is coming in 8.1
As announced during the latest Q&A, Blizzard has added new scouting maps to the game, with the objective to open all flight paths for alts or secondary characters that haven’t leveled questing on the Battle for Azeroth zones. There are two separate items: 7th Legion Scouting Mapand Honorbound Scouting Map.

The Great Diablo Letdown. Not ready to spill the beans about what new Diablo title is coming out. This is like having the ground hog come out and still seeing its shadow. What are they actually going to show at Blizzcon? WoW – Classic, Diablo – Maybe just the switch, Hearthstone – more cards? Overwatch – New character or map? Heroes of the Storm – New character or map? That is about it that I can think of. The community is pissed and I saw many a post asking for their virtual ticket money back. It seems like fans feel betrayed.

Be nice or they might stop telling us things. After the fallout from the last Q&A session I don’t blame wow if they never want to talk to the community again.

https://gadgets.ndtv.com/games/news/world-of-warcraft-wow-subscription-numbers-battle-of-azeroth-1932930

https://www.icy-veins.com/forums/topic/40187-get-your-water-strider-mount-this-week/

https://www.icy-veins.com/forums/topic/40177-this-week-in-wow-october-16th/

Closing:
Tess Shout Outs:
Militus Shout Outs:
Boom shout Outs: http://realm-maintenance.com
http://www.darkmoontimes.com
Baylor.edu for putting a link up. Somebody at Baylor listens to us. So thanks!

End of show Credits

Jeremy W www.oak-production.com

Author: Kevin MacLeod
Website – http://incompetech.com/
Royalty Free Link – http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-…
Genre Link – http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-…
Song – “George Street Shuffle” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Episode 12 Ion Keep Your Hands Off My Disc

Episode 12 Ion Keep Your Hands Off My Disc

 
 
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In which Tess, Militus, and Boom discuss balancing issues, Blizzcon dreams and the gear store. Join us and call in at 702-625-1337 or tweet us @sifpodcast!

Links Discussed:
One Shot Boss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N_psRqVd3M&feature=youtu.be
Got my vanilla hunter back: https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/9n8hg1/got_my_vanilla_hunter_back_havent_seen_her_in_10/
Polish vs. Content: https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/9nahwd/blizzard_polish_is_dead_its_all_about_content/
WQ Addon: https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/9n9370/remember_the_time_we_had_no_wq_with_invite_addon/
Dude Solos Mythic 9 in 6 hours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71w1vEz0wro
Ion’s Q&A: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/321244461?t=04s
Blizzcon Gear:https://gear.blizzard.com/us/blizzcon?gear_game_franchise=268&t=55307

Episode 11 Make Hats Great Again

Episode 11 Make Hats Great Again

 
 
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In which Tess, Militus and Boom discuss ways to keep games fresh as players, drop some news, share fun moments of Zen, and bemoan the fashion offerings in the Blizzard store.

Liquid Desert (Based off the Lost City of the Tol’vir Dungeon):
1 oz vodka
1.5 oz melon liqueur
2 oz citrus soda
1 oz water
Shake over ice and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime twist.
(This is Tess’ version; she thought the original was too sweet)

Links discussed this episode:
World First M+18:https://www.icy-veins.com/forums/topic/39956-world-first-m18-siege-of-boralus/
Diablo Events at Blizcon: https://www.icy-veins.com/forums/topic/39971-blizzcon-schedule-is-live-hints-at-diablo-announcement/
Paladin animation changes coming patch 8.1: https://www.wowhead.com/news=287523/8-1-ptr-new-paladin-animations-avenging-wrath-beacon-of-light-light-of-dawn
Azerite armor changes coming in 8.1: https://www.wowhead.com/news=287646/upcoming-azerite-armor-improvements
TFW u have 1 hp in timewalking: https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/9j0ejc/tfw_u_have_1_hp_in_timewalking/
Blizzard has a new President: https://www.wowhead.com/news=287642/j-allen-brack-wows-executive-producer-is-the-new-president-of-blizzard-entertain

Episode 10 Blizzard Give that Man a Job!

Episode 10 Blizzard Give that Man a Job!

 
 
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We had some technical difficulties getting the show out this week. We apologize for it being a day late. We had to record it in pieces and put it together which took a little bit of time. In which Tess, Militus and Boom have technical difficulties in abundance, so much so that were are not actually certain what we end up discussing….

Episode 9 Boom wants Anchor Weed

Episode 9 Boom wants Anchor Weed

 
 
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In which Tess, Militus, and Boom discuss chessing Mythics, daily life in WoW today, gathering, and a lot of other crap. Join us and call in at 702-625-1337 or tweet us @sifpodcast!

Episode 8 Vote Kick Your Mom

Episode 8 Vote Kick Your Mom

 
 
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In which Tess, Militus, and Boom discuss running dungeons, dad jokes, Warfronts, and not being a jerk in-game. World of Warcraft Podcast.

Episode 7 The Moisty Moistness of Node Farming

Episode 7 The Moisty Moistness of Node Farming

 
 
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This week Tess, Militus and Boom talk about farming nodes in World of Warcraft and how moisty that farming can be. Buckle up for a great episode about World of Warcraft!

Episode 6 Send Themisto 5 Million Gold or Else…

Episode 6 Send Themisto 5 Million Gold or Else…

 
 
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Standing In Fire E6
In which Tess, Militus and Boom discuss too many things to list! Funny games trivia and more in this World of Warcraft Podcast about making enough gold to get the 5 million gold mount.

Episode 5 Talking Guilds with Art and Nikky of The Watch

Episode 5 Talking Guilds with Art and Nikky of The Watch

 
 
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Standing In Fire E5
In which Tess, Milla, and Boom discuss War Mode, playing with friends, and invite guild leaders Nikky and Art to chat about how to recuit/play/raid/live life in BfA! Join us and call in at 702-625-1337 or tweet us @sifpodcast!

Episode 4 World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth Launches

Episode 4 World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth Launches

 
 
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Standing In Fire Podcast S1E4
In which Tess, Militus and Boom discuss the launch of Battle for Azeroth, their questing pathways, and their favorite moments.

Episode 2 We Didn’t Start the Fire

Episode 2 We Didn’t Start the Fire

 
 
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Standing In Fire E2

We (The Alliance) didn’t start the fire … but you can be certain we will END IT! In episode 2, Boom, Militus, and Tess discuss their thoughts and impressions from the Pre-Patch Chapters 1-2, the Faction War, and the future of the expansion. Join us and call in at 702-625-1337 or tweet us @sifpodcast!