The beta rolls on and brings with it a couple of fresh talking points for the show and its listeners to tackle this week with Josh.
Warsong Gulch has been open for a couple of weeks now in the beta and Arathi Basin just opened days ago, and with those come the bloodthirsty PvP testers looking to see how things perform on the battlegrounds.
After that we break down stream sniping, after some comments made by streamer Sodapoppin ignited the forums this past week on the issue.
Then, we welcome back vanilla WoW level designer John Staats, for the first of a lengthy ongoing segment all about the design of vanilla WoW’s instances. Listen in to part one of this series, as John tells us all about how he built one of the most beloved dungeons in MMORPG history, Blackrock Depths.
The show then rounds out with a great call with a sitting member of the state of Maine’s House of Representatives, about that one time that WoW got caught up in politics, and also a follow up call from last week, for a slightly different angle on the Trollgodx issue at the dueling tournament.
- Calling Countdown #1 – Beta BG’s w/ Ayle, Fried, Khano, & Nano – 2:50
- Calling Countdown #2 – Stream Sniping w/ Boosh & Gleb – 31:35
- Calling Countdown #3 – The Making of Blackrock Depths w/ John Staats, Gromboli, & Vilius – 50:55
- Calling Countdown #4 – When WoW Met Politics w/ Colleen Madigan, Maine – House of Representatives (D) – 1:52:35
- Calling Countdown #5 – Trollgodx Part Two – Blizzard Should Consider Some Action w/ Emmortal, Sabara & Trabadab – 2:20:25
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