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


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.

Highlights Below:

  • Calling Countdown #1 – Katherine Cross on Nostalgia – 2:15
  • Calling Countdown #2 – Jamie on Gaming Addiction – 49:30
  • Calling Countdown #3 – WoW Addiction #1 – 1:34:35
  • Calling Countdown #4 – WoW Addiction #2 – 2:03:20
  • Calling Countdown #5 – Mental Health in WoW – 2:10:15
  • Forum & Fauna – Spell Batching – 2:23:10
  • Calling Countdown #6 – Ohgee on Spell Batching – 2:46:25
  • Shout Outs – 3:15:05

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