Episode #10 – I’ll Trade You My Crabs For Your Scarab Mount


It’s lore time yet again, and Josh runs through the first part of two in regards to what went down at Ahn’Qiraj, with the opening of the Gates of Ahn’Qiraj. After hearing about the painstaking effort it took to open those bad boys, we touch on community thoughts on the world event from back in the day and how Blizzard may be able to get away with tweaking this one for World Of Warcraft: Classic.

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Episode #9 – Don’t Toggle My Graphics


It’s time to go back…to the forums! Today, Countdown To Classic takes on the hard hitting issues of DKP vs. Loot Councils, toggle-able updated graphics and whether or not we were half as good at the game as we like to think we were back in the vanilla days.

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Episode #8 – Shadowfang Keepin’ It Real


Apologies for the 24 hour delay on this one everyone, I recorded last night and lost the whole recording to a technical mishap and had to re-record today! But it’s all sorted now and so –

It’s lore time yet again, and Josh runs through a vanilla favourite – Shadowfang Keep, Archmage Arugal and the origins of the Worgen.  After the history lesson, we touch briefly on community thoughts on SFK from back in the day and the economic reasons for why we kept heading back there.


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Delay For This Week’s Wednesday Episode!

Apologies listeners, I just spent two hours recording today’s episode and then I saw the dreaded words ‘Data Write Error’ when I stopped the recording.  Lost it all.

I shall re-record and release this week’s lore deep dive into Shadowfang Keep either Thursday morning or Friday morning, unfortunately these things happen in the digital age 😦

Contact Countdown To Classic With Your Memory Lane Stories!


By now, many of you would have heard the amazingly funny, and touching, stories that listeners have sent in to me, to be read out on the Memory Lane segment of every Monday’s show.  Well – guess what? That could be you and your story being broadcast to the huge worldwide audience of Countdown To Classic! So write in to the following email address with your submissions (also, below are a few bonus tips to make sure your story stands out amongst the crowd and gets picked!):

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Episode #7 – ‘Classic’ Is My Safe Word


Blizzard has spoken about World Of Warcraft: Classic this week and Countdown To Classic has you covered for a breakdown of the (non)statement made by game director Ion Hazzikostas.  We also touch on the AQ war effort and whether or not we’re all just headed for BC and beyond one way or another.

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Countdown To Classic is on Twitch – And Getting Angry Already!

With great angry moments like this happening then why wouldn’t you want to follow CountdownToClassic on Twitch?!?

Anyway, as you can see, Countdown To Classic has indeed followed through on the threat and jumped back into retail for the first time in 5+ years.  Join in on the shenanigans as worlds collide when an awesome podcaster shows you his double life as a horrible World of Warcraft player!

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WoW Game Director Ion Hazzikostas Says The Word ‘Classic’ – Let The Over Analysis Begin!!

There was a live Q+A broadcast today with World Of Warcraft game director Ion Hazzikostas, regarding the upcoming expansion, ‘Battle For Azeroth’.

Naturally, the WoW: Classic community held its collective breath, despite not being the topic of the discussion, as to whether or not Hazzikostas would say the magic word of ‘Classic’ at some point.

He didn’t disappoint and the topic was addressed, albeit as lightly as could have been anticipated as he said the following, which was transcribed by Reddit user COHL7500 over at the Classic WoW Subreddit:

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Episode #6 – The Scarlet Monastery-Nucleosis


It’s Way Back Wednesday and today we cover all things lore for Scarlet Monastery and Scarlet Crusade.  So buckle up for a solid dose of history, followed by forum comments on Scarlet Monastery pre and post Mists of Pandaria, why we loved SM runs and how it encapsulated a lot about what we loved about vanilla WoW in general.

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