Episode #79 – Content Creation & The Community

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The eagle has landed as Josh brings you this episode of Countdown To Classic from LA!

Today, Josh takes a call from a number of content creators about a classic websites, content creation and the community.  After that it’s time for memory lane and some listener feedback.

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Episode #78 – Leaked Screenshots + Paladins + Community + Rep Grinds + Demo

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Josh is getting out of dodge! Just before jumping on a 14 hour flight to Blizzcon, Countdown To Classic unloads with a take on the latest round of purported leaks from the Classic Demo.

After that, Josh speaks with a number of listeners on a broad range of topics including Paladins, judgement stacking, theorycrafting, the community at large, hit tables, testing and analysing the Classic demo, and reputation grinds.

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Episode #77 – Ex-NFL Player Chris Kluwe On WoW, Raiding, Classic, eSports & Football

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Countdown To Classic checks off another bucket list item for the show by sitting down with former NFL punter, Chris Kluwe, to talk about balancing life in the NFL with hardcore raiding in World Of Warcraft.

Chris chats and laughs along with Josh over a variety of topics including, raiding as a rogue, Blizzard games, the state of eSports, and a few funny football memories.

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Episode #76 – Blizzcon Predictions Group Call & Demo Chat

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Blizzcon is just around the corner and Countdown To Classic has you covered for all the Blizzcon speculation and predictions that you can handle.

Josh calls in three avid listeners, Palfuris, Viv, and Niel, for a group call to cover off on all angles of the event, being the fans who will be there in person, the fans watching at home via the virtual ticket, and those keeping an eye on things from within the gaming industry.  Listen in for a lot of analytical chat, and many a laugh along the way as we discover that Josh has no idea what beat boxing is!

After that it’s time for everybody’s favourite segment, memory lane, and then Josh cleans up with an epic listener submission about why there was actually NO WAR going on in World Of Warcraft.

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Episode #75 – Ex-WoW Dev, Alex Brazie, On Monster/Raid/Encounter Design + Blizzard + Classic

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The thrilling trilogy of ex-dev interviews concludes with Monster/Raid/Encounter designer, Alex Brazie!

Listen in as Countdown To Classic rounds out what has been a fascinating run of interviews with former WoW devs about some of the design principles that went into the making of the game.

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Episode #74 – Ex-WoW Dev, Bo Bell, On Exterior Level Design, Blizzard & Classic

In the second part of the trilogy of talks with former World Of Warcraft developers, Josh sits down with exterior level designer Bo Bell, for a lengthy chat on the making of vanilla WoW.

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Episode #73 – Ex-WoW Designer Kevin Jordan On Classes, Abilities + Classic

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It’s raining former Blizzard staff as Countdown To Classic brings you the first of three straight fantastic interviews with the people that helped make the game that we’ve all come to know and love.

Listen in as Josh chats with Kevin Jordan, one of three original game designers who was brought on early to World of Warcraft, and who helped design many of the abilities that we’ll be using again soon when Classic drops.

After that, Josh finishes with a Memory Lane segment, and then a quick comment on the big news that J. Allen Brack would be replacing Mike Morhaime as President at Blizzard.

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