Episode #65 – Dire Maul Analysis + City Planning Anger

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Coming off the back of the what was easily the show’s most successful week yet, Josh turns back to the listeners as we bring in Countdown fan, Shriken, who talks all things Dire Maul with Josh.

Listen in as we go over tips, tricks, loot, and thoughts on controversial topics like nerfing the DM farm and world buffs for World of Warcraft: Classic.

After that, Josh takes another trip down Memory Lane with some fun listener stories, and then reads out the most epic Anger Management submissions yet all about the problems with Stormwind city planning.

Highlights Below:

  • In Depth Interview – 4:30
  • Memory Lane – 58:30
  • Anger Management – 1:06:15
  • Clean Up – 1:14:00
  • Shout Outs – 1:20:15

 

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One thought on “Episode #65 – Dire Maul Analysis + City Planning Anger”

  1. Time releasing content is incredibly important because of the way that Blizzard balanced things back then. I can’t speak to whether or not the world buff exploit was intended, but I think it’s pretty obvious that Dire Maul was meant to serve as a way for players to gear up more easily for later game content that they might be struggling with otherwise – after all of the other players have worked hard to clear the hurdle themselves. It was effectively a handicap for straggling guilds. However, I share the sentiment that there should be a strict limitation to the benefits of instanced dungeons.

    I think it’s completely inappropriate to be able to reliably farm anything out of an instance – especially if it’s arguably the #1 way to make gold. They should be doing everything they can to encourage players to go out into the open world for things like materials – that’s what made the older expansions feel alive. The world buff bothers me a little less because it requires some know-how and at least 15+ minutes of coordinated effort to get a raid team ready to go. I wouldn’t be sad to see it nerfed, though.

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