The middle chapter of Interview week sees Josh speak to an old friend of the show in previous interviewee, Funknasty, about the fine art of level 19 twinking!
Then it’s time for two ‘shorter’ calls on Calling Countdown as Josh takes on the subject of the parallels between Magic: The Gathering and World of Warcraft with listener Bawlsosteel, and then answers a listener email with a call from listeners Voikoira and Luolahuora about playing WoW as a couple.
After that, we finish off with Memory Lane and then Josh answers a quick listener email about playing WoW at age 35.
Continue reading “Episode #54 – Twinking With Funknasty + MTG/WoW Parallels + Coupling WoW”
It’s Interview Week over at Countdown To Classic HQ as we start the week off with the first of three in depth interviews, supplemented with a mini interview afterwards.
Today, we go over a bit of blanket coverage of Mages in vanilla World of Warcraft as hardcore raider North stops by to discuss everything and anything in relation to our frost/fire/arcane spell slinging friends.
After that, Josh takes a ‘shorter’ call (being less than an hour….just) from listener Deathlace, who talked Smite Priests, theorycrafting, arcane mages, and eventually unveiled himself as a game dev/designer for a well known title (which shall remain nameless!) and finished off by briefly discussing game design & itemisation in vanilla WoW.
Continue reading “Episode #53 – Everything Mages With North + Inter-Industry Commentary on WoW With Deathlace”
Countdown To Classic closes out the week with a long overdue forums episode!
Listen in with Josh as we tackle the big issues of whether or not PvP or PvE is the ‘authentic’ World of Warcraft experience, as well as whether or not WoW Classic should be a ‘living world’ with the eventual addition of a Patch 1.13.
Continue reading “Episode #52 – PvP vs. PvE Authenticity & Patch 1.13”
Countdown To Classic brings you another loooooong chat about vanilla World of Warcraft with friends of the show, Defcamp & Melderon.
Listen in as the brothers break down everything and anything about healing in general in vanilla WoW, as Josh pokes and prods with a million questions during a near 3 hour chat.
The healing chat starts up around the 30 minute mark but I highly encourage you to listen to the introductions to the boys before that for a bit of a laugh and to get to a bit more about them before getting to the nitty gritty.
Continue reading “Episode #51 – Healing in Vanilla WoW With Defcamp & Melderon”
Countdown To Classic triumphantly returns after a few days off with another in depth interview!
Today, Josh sits down with 1-60 vanilla world record holder, Joana/Mancow/FuriousPaul about speed levelling in vanilla World of Warcraft, world firsts, being ‘WoW famous’, and speed running other games.
Continue reading “Episode #50 – Speed Levelling WoW + Speed Running Games With Joana”
Countdown To Classic hits you with yet another fantastic interview as Josh sits down with theorycrafter Keftenk, to chat about the phenomena that is the ‘vanilla stigma rut’.
Keftenk touches on a variety of issues such as melee hunters, holy weavers, moonkins and warlocks, and gives some test results to back up a few misconceptions that should be dispensed with by the vanilla community.
Continue reading “Episode #49 – Deconstructing Vanilla Stigmas & ‘Meme Specs’ With Keftenk”
Countdown To Classic kicks another week off with the first ever in person interview on the show, as Josh speaks with two good friends of his IRL, who Josh somehow didn’t realise were hardcore WoW players back in the vanilla days!
Listen in to retired players Chanz and Loy speak about some of their wilder stories from their youthful days in WoW, and what it would take to drag them out of retirement and back into Classic.
After that, Josh keeps the party going and takes a couple of calls in Calling Countdown about the do’s and don’t’s of drunken raiding, including a few more fun stories from listeners NostalgiaDad and Stalina.
Continue reading “Episode #48 – Retired Players’ Wild Memories + Drunk Raiding”