Episode #86 – Nostalgia, WoW Addiction/Mental Health In Gaming, + Spell Batching

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Today, Josh takes on a number of big topics in a huge, special episode of Countdown To Classic, whilst also announcing a special Christmas giveaway!

Firstly, we talk to Gamasutra and The Verge contributor, Katherine Cross, all about whether or not we should dampen expectations of Classic due to nostalgic reasoning.

Next, Josh turns to a number of calls on the important topics of gaming addiction and depression/mental health, as we hear from addiction professional, and listener of the show, Jamie all about the correlations between WoW addiction and other more familiar addictions.

Josh then takes 3 more calls from other listeners who tell of their stories of WoW addiction and how they dealt with it.

Finally, Josh breaks down all things spell batching, finishing up with a great call from Ohgee all about why it is an important issue worth your consideration.

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Episode #85 – Paladin PvP With Drakova + Databases/Itemisation + Scholomance Lore

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Praise the light! Countdown To Classic is ready to talk everything Paladin PvP as Drakova comes in for an extensive chat about why you’re using your Paladin wrong, and how you can improve!

After that, Josh sits down with a bunch of listeners to chat about the databases at Blizzard, and whether or not the concept of progressive itemisation in Classic can truly R.I.P.

Then the show wins up with a trip through the lore of Scholomance, as well as some tidbits about the beloved instance, which includes a healthy dose of Lich King and Kel’Thuzad background as well.

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