Episode #22 – My Priest Has A Shadow…..Is That A Change?


Monday means it’s time to hit the forums and Countdown To Classic discusses whether or not real life gets in the way of total immersion in World of Warcraft vanilla, the ups and downs of being a Shadow Priest, and whether patch progression is a wave you really want to ride again.

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Episode #21 – Serenity Now, Moral PvP Ambiguity Later

Serenity Now

It’s Friday and time for a World of Warcraft vanilla history lesson with Countdown To Classic.

Listen in as we break down the facts and moral arguments behind one of the most infamous player driven events of all time with not only World of Warcraft, but MMORPG’s in general, with the Serenity Now funeral gate crashing incident.

Join Josh as he argues for both the saints and the sinners in the argument about what was right and what was wrong in this circumstance.

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Episode #20 – Premature Eraidulation – Dustin On Raids & Speed Running


It’s Hump Day over at Countdown To Classic which means we’ve got another fantastic in depth interview for you with listener Dustin, who called in to talk raids and, more specifically, speed running.

After that we get to the very first ‘Calling Countdown’ segment of our Wednesday episodes, as we take several 5-8 minute phone calls from listeners who wanted to add their two cents on a certain something about World of Warcraft: Classic for the show’s audience.

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Episode #19 – Shut Up & Take My Money


Monday means it’s time to hit the forums and Countdown To Classic gets stuck into a looooooong discussion on some unpopular opinions about Classic, then we hit up how the subscription model might look and then finally touch on some Druid related issues.

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Episode #18 – There’s No Place Like (Strat)holme


TGIF means it’s time for some lore and community reactions to vanilla content, and this week we break down everything Stratholme!

Join Josh as he reads you the story of the destruction, rebuilding and further destruction of this once great city, a run down of its many, many bosses and also a tale of the Order of the Knights of the Silver Hand.

(*EDIT* Having done this episode very late at night and way past my bedtime, you’ll hear I’ve accidentally included a little bit of post-Cata lore for some of the bosses in Stratholme, please pardon the mistakes when you get to those parts!)

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Episode #17 – The Alexensual Interview


It’s Countdown To Classic’s inaugural interview episode, and to celebrate this momentous occasion I spoke with YouTuber Alexensual for a 75 min interview about the history of vanilla private servers, Alex’s views on his perception within the community, and Alex’s hopes and expectations for World of Warcraft: Classic.

The episode then has a bit of fun, asking Alexensual to take part in his very own segment of Anger Management, as well as introducing The Hot Seat, where Countdown To Classic puts some fun, hypothetical questions to the interviewee.

Interview Recorded on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

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Episode #16 – You Just Want My Paladin’s Pink Slips


It’s Monday over at Countdown To Classic which means it’s time to hit the forums!

This week we look over what potential change would you draw the line at with World of Warcraft: Classic, whether or not Paladins should be doing more than they are in vanilla, and whether fixing incomplete quest lines is something that should be completely off the table.

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Episode #15 – Joking With The Warcraft Movie


Countdown To Classic mixes things up with a one off crossover episode with Josh’s other podcast – The Sinner Files – in order to break down 2016’s Warcraft movie, with tongues very firmly in cheek.

Topics include why one might get a bit shy around an Orc in a shower, how Uncle Gul’Dan fooled all the young bloods, and why inter-dimensional travel shouldn’t be allowed when pregnant with future Warchiefs.

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Episode #14 – War(Song Gulch) – What Is It Good For?


It’s Way Back Wednesday and today we cover the lore of Warsong Gulch via the history of the Warsong Clan, and The Sentinels, listening to how the tension between these two groups came to be and why we fight where we do.

Then we cover off on community reactions to Warsong Gulch – was it a battleground you loved or hated? How did you feel about shenanigans in battlegrounds? Did you ever come under notice from GM’s over your behaviour in PvP?

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Episode #13 – BFA + Release Date = Classic Release Theories Squared


Classic release theories abound with the announcement of a release date for BFA about a month earlier than expected.  Join Josh as Countdown To Classic ponders what the news could mean for Classic moving forward.

Then, Josh goes undercover, hiding in plain sight through the opening of the K3 private server and touches on what the popularity of this experience could mean for WoW: Classic as well as the ups and downs of the unveiling to the world.

Finally, we reflect on the things that we actually kind of disliked about World of Warcraft in the vanilla days, the things we perhaps forget about amongst the love fests for the game.

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