Episode #76 – Blizzcon Predictions Group Call & Demo Chat

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Blizzcon is just around the corner and Countdown To Classic has you covered for all the Blizzcon speculation and predictions that you can handle.

Josh calls in three avid listeners, Palfuris, Viv, and Niel, for a group call to cover off on all angles of the event, being the fans who will be there in person, the fans watching at home via the virtual ticket, and those keeping an eye on things from within the gaming industry.  Listen in for a lot of analytical chat, and many a laugh along the way as we discover that Josh has no idea what beat boxing is!

After that it’s time for everybody’s favourite segment, memory lane, and then Josh cleans up with an epic listener submission about why there was actually NO WAR going on in World Of Warcraft.

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Episode #75 – Ex-WoW Dev, Alex Brazie, On Monster/Raid/Encounter Design + Blizzard + Classic

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The thrilling trilogy of ex-dev interviews concludes with Monster/Raid/Encounter designer, Alex Brazie!

Listen in as Countdown To Classic rounds out what has been a fascinating run of interviews with former WoW devs about some of the design principles that went into the making of the game.

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Episode #74 – Ex-WoW Dev, Bo Bell, On Exterior Level Design, Blizzard & Classic

In the second part of the trilogy of talks with former World Of Warcraft developers, Josh sits down with exterior level designer Bo Bell, for a lengthy chat on the making of vanilla WoW.

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Episode #73 – Ex-WoW Designer Kevin Jordan On Classes, Abilities + Classic

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It’s raining former Blizzard staff as Countdown To Classic brings you the first of three straight fantastic interviews with the people that helped make the game that we’ve all come to know and love.

Listen in as Josh chats with Kevin Jordan, one of three original game designers who was brought on early to World of Warcraft, and who helped design many of the abilities that we’ll be using again soon when Classic drops.

After that, Josh finishes with a Memory Lane segment, and then a quick comment on the big news that J. Allen Brack would be replacing Mike Morhaime as President at Blizzard.

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Episode #72 – Classic Demo, ‘Leaks’, Vanilla Devs’ Comments & Listener Calls

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What a week it’s been for the Classic Community and we’ve got a lot to break down including the bombshell news that we’ll be getting a playable World Of Warcraft: Classic demo at Blizzcon and at home for virtual ticket holders.

On top of that we also got wind of another purported Classic ‘leak’.  While we don’t seek to give too much credence to what it says given its source, it’s still a little fun to analyse and speculate with so Josh puts some of the points to two former vanilla WoW developers, Bo Bell & Kevin Jordan, for their thoughts on what was said as Josh plays excerpt previews from those upcoming long form interviews.

After that, it’s time for a bunch of listener calls covering windfury, normalisation, hunters, warriors, dueling and WoW art.  Then we hit up Anger Management, Memory Lane and some show clean up.

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Episode #71 – Patch History With dareal MarkyMark + DBM With MysticalOS

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Josh loosens his tie a little and brings you a fun trip through time with friend of the show, dareal MarkyMark, as Countdown To Classic loosely covers every major patch that came in the vanilla WoW life cycle.

After that, Josh chats with MysticalOS of Deadly Boss Mods fame, all about DBM, addons, personal life and plans for classic.

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Episode #70 – Listener Calls: Scarab Lords, Vanilla Reunions, TBC Classic, Unconventional Tanks & Epic Memory Lane

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The listeners are running the asylum!

Josh cleans out the Countdown To Classic closet with a whole bunch of listener calls and memory lane submissions that he’s been sitting on for a few weeks.

So listen in as he hands the reins of the show over to you, the listener! No pressure!

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