Episode #28 – Extra Tank, Hold The Spank – The Turocko Interview


Countdown To Classic triumphantly returns on a Tuesday just to mix things up! As Josh continues to finish his notes on the week’s forum episode, we turn to even more interviews!

This week, Josh sits down with tanking veteran and listener of the show, Turocko, for an epic chat about everything and anything tanking in vanilla World of Warcraft.

Then, Josh answers the phones again, and takes a call from a mysterious AAA game studio veteran about World of Warcraft: Classic development theories and testing cycles.  Then, Josh speaks with a PS CM all about managing an MMORPG community and some of the work that goes on behind the scenes of a PS.

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Episode #27 – Thrall In The Family (Part Two)


Friday brings you an action packed hour worth of lore again as Josh ties off loose ends and finishes off the thrilling story of Thrall, Warchief of the Horde.

We finish the tale of Durnholde Keep, then cover the Horde’s trip across to Kalimdor with a stopover along the way, problems with Thermore, the Battle of Mount Hyjal and then the founding of Orgrimmar.

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Episode #26 – If You Guild It, They Will Come – The Hoth Interview


The half way point of the week brings yet another Countdown To Classic in depth interview.  Today Josh sits down with listener Hoth, to discuss all things guild leadership, and the do’s and do not’s of managing a large guild.

After that, Josh takes a couple of listener calls in Calling Countdown, followed up by a bit of Memory Lane and then some shout outs and show news.

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Episode #25 – This Is My MM-O Face – The Big Fish Interview


Roll out the red carpet for the week to come with some Countdown To Classic!

Josh is feeling a little under the weather today, so in lieu of the regular Monday forum trip, it’s going to be another in depth interview! What a slacker!! Today, we talk to YouTuber & streamer ‘The Big Fish’ who talks about humour in WoW, gaming at a young age, MMO history and WoW’s effect on the genre.

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Countdown To Classic Is On Patreon


Countdown To Classic has finally gotten off it’s bum and created a Patreon account.  Please do click the pic above or head to patreon.com/countdowntoclassic and check out some of the great rewards on offer to enhance your experience with the show and the community.

Please note that there is NO locked content.  Countdown To Classic will continue to be free, three times per week, as per usual for all listeners.  However, there will be benefits for listeners who sign up for as little as $1 per month.

Noteworthy offers include two separate tiers of monthly prize draws that, if won, would score you some cool loot that would cover your patron fees for a quite a few months! Also, you could co-host an episode monthly with Josh! Please do head over to Patreon and see if you’re interested.  At $1 and 14 episodes per month, that’s $0.07 per episode – what a bargain!!

Alternatively, if you don’t feel like signing up for a monthly benefit, then there’s also a tip jar over at Ko-Fi, where you can ‘buy the show a coffee’ should you want to tip your hat to the content that’s being produced on a regular basis – https://ko-fi.com/Y8Y3D2TT

Thank you to all for your continued support, whether by way of these options, or simply listening to the show 🙂

Episode #24 – Thrall In The Family – Part One


It’s late Friday night (on the West Coast at least!) and Josh just beats the buzzer sneaking in this first part of two HUGE lore breakdowns of the one, the only, Thrall.

Listen is as Countdown To Classic covers off on Thrall’s parents, Durotan and Draka, Thrall being raised at Durnholde Keep by Aedelas Blackmoore and his escape and discovery of his shaman roots with the Frostwolf clan.

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Episode #23 – Keeping It Classy + ‘Locking & Rogueing With DaReal MarkyMark


The phones are ringing off the hook over at Countdown To Classic.com and Josh doesn’t own enough cats to answer all these awesome listener calls!

Today we sit down with class guide maker and streamer DaReal Marky Mark, to talk classes in vanilla WoW, class balance as of patch 1.12 and get in depth on Warlocks and Rogues.

After that interview, Josh takes some listener calls from around the world on Calling Countdown (with a drop in from YouTubers Defcamp & Melderon) and finishes with a loooooooong clean up from previous episodes and gives some love with a few shout outs too.

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