Episode #115 – The Calm Before The Storm


It’s the last episode of Countdown To Classic before release month dawns on us, and so the show is taking one last chance to enjoy the calm before the storm of content coming in August and onwards.

Today, we kick off with some awesome in game advice, but then bring it down a notch as we get zen with a bunch of ‘external’ topics about World of Warcraft Classic.

So sit back, relax, and let Countdown soothe you…..just before we turn it up to 11.

  • Calling Countdown #1 – The Art Of Ranking In Phase 2 w/ Sowleye – 3:00
  • Calling Countdown #2 – Guild Reunions w/ Bissy87, Blez, Jormundir & Sonosuke – 48:10
  • Calling Countdown #3 – Asking Your Partner To Play w/ Rhian & Roo – 1:20:20
  • Calling Countdown #4 – The Psychology Behind The Classes – w/ Soap – 1:43:35
  • Calling Countdown #5 – MMO Gamer Personality Test – w/ Taladril – 2:07:30
  • Calling Countdown #6 – Chatting w/ PlatinumWoW – 2:25:45
  • Calling Countdown #7 – Supplementing With Forums w/ Sawyer – 2:39:30


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3 thoughts on “Episode #115 – The Calm Before The Storm”

  1. Legendary show Josh.

    Your first guest, yeah he was so awesome!!! If he didn’t get you pumped to play, then i’d think you’d better get someone to check you for a pulse. WOW he was incredible!!! loved listening to him.

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  2. Hey,
    I liked the Show very much and was very excited that you had the call about Player types and the bartle test. But one thing is bugging me:
    I think the achiever and killer types were mixed up a bit. He said the killers were to be found in the hardcore pvpers and top raiding guilds maximizing efficiency and time. But those are qualities of achievers because beeing first, getting the best loot and highest ranks are achievements. Killers have a different angle on the game. I found other theories of player types based on the bartle taxonomy and one thing that sounded plausible to me was this: Killers are the creative player type. One would think creative players would rather like to build and have an impact on the world but in this other theory it was said that beeing destructive and ruining someone elses game is part of beeing creative as well. You can only build so many things with your lego before you have to tear it down. And the creative type is completely ok with that (whereas an achiever would hate to see his work destroyed). So beeing out in the world an kill people, completely mess with their leveling or destroying them on a battlefield falls in that category. But achievers can be intense pvp players as well. Their fun beeing not the destruction itself but the standing, the rank, the renown they earn that sets them apart from all other players.
    To summarize: on the one hand what was said about top speed and efficiency belongs to achievers. Secondly i wanted to say that killers are not the bad kind that only wants to destruct,because their player type sounds so bad otherwise.

    So now I spanned you with a lot information and am sorry for it 😀 but strangely I couldn’t leave it at that. Once again I really like your podcast and find it quite engaging as you can see above. Keep up the good work!

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