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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Episode #72 – Classic Demo, ‘Leaks’, Vanilla Devs’ Comments & Listener Calls

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What a week it’s been for the Classic Community and we’ve got a lot to break down including the bombshell news that we’ll be getting a playable World Of Warcraft: Classic demo at Blizzcon and at home for virtual ticket holders.

On top of that we also got wind of another purported Classic ‘leak’.  While we don’t seek to give too much credence to what it says given its source, it’s still a little fun to analyse and speculate with so Josh puts some of the points to two former vanilla WoW developers, Bo Bell & Kevin Jordan, for their thoughts on what was said as Josh plays excerpt previews from those upcoming long form interviews.

After that, it’s time for a bunch of listener calls covering windfury, normalisation, hunters, warriors, dueling and WoW art.  Then we hit up Anger Management, Memory Lane and some show clean up.

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Episode #71 – Patch History With dareal MarkyMark + DBM With MysticalOS

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Josh loosens his tie a little and brings you a fun trip through time with friend of the show, dareal MarkyMark, as Countdown To Classic loosely covers every major patch that came in the vanilla WoW life cycle.

After that, Josh chats with MysticalOS of Deadly Boss Mods fame, all about DBM, addons, personal life and plans for classic.

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Episode #70 – Listener Calls: Scarab Lords, Vanilla Reunions, TBC Classic, Unconventional Tanks & Epic Memory Lane

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The listeners are running the asylum!

Josh cleans out the Countdown To Classic closet with a whole bunch of listener calls and memory lane submissions that he’s been sitting on for a few weeks.

So listen in as he hands the reins of the show over to you, the listener! No pressure!

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Episode #69 – Everything Shamans With Melderon & Orcbit + John Staats On WoW Diary Success

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Countdown To Classic is back with another great in depth class interview.

Today, join Josh as he sits down with Melderon and Orcbit to discuss everything and anything about those totem pounding, lightning wielding and chain healing Shamans!

After that, Josh is joined once again by former vanilla dev, John Staats, to discuss the success and reception of his upcoming book about the making of World of Warcraft, ‘The World of Warcraft Diary’.

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Episode #68 – Everything Naxxramas With Ayle

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Venture into the Necropolis with Countdown To Classic as Josh enlists the help of listener Ayle in explaining what makes Naxxramas such a special place in vanilla World of Warcraft.

Ayles walks and talks us through Naxx’s true difficulty, what may come with Classic, discussions and thoughts on each and every encounter, loot notes and hopes for future runs.

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Episode #67 – Everything Hunters With Timecop & Raziya + Black Lotus Chat

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Hunters! Listen up! Countdown To Classic comes at you this week with an interview with two of the best in the business for another entry of our general class overviews.

Josh puts Timecop and Raziya on the hot seat as they answer a barrage of questions all about their thoughts on the perception of the class today, whether or not there’s a use for the Survival spec, and Hunter PvP dominance, amongst others.

After that, Josh takes a quick call all about the Black Lotus and the farming mayhem that may be coming with what will likely be one of the more highly sought after items of WoW: Classic.

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