Countdown To Classic turns in its 100th episode, and hits that century mark in style by bringing you a bunch of great calls with the listeners of the show.
First, Josh undertakes the most ambitious call in history as he gets 10 people on the line to discuss the emotional journey of the past three years, from the shutdown of Nostalrius to the announcement of WoW: Classic to where we are today.
After that, former vanilla WoW class designer Kevin Jordan is back again to discuss the design philosophies behind Paladins.
Next, Josh has a bit of fun and enlists the help of some North American and Oceanic players to woo him to their servers as he finally chooses which region he will play Classic on.
And bringing it home, Josh sits down with members of the super hardcore guild, ‘Onslaught’, to discuss the ins and outs of pushing vanilla WoW to the next level and their plans for Classic, which includes a surprise YouTube star’s appearance!
Continue reading “Episode #100 – The Journey From Nostalrius To Classic, Kevin Jordan On Paladins, Josh Chooses A Region, & Hardcore Guild ‘Onslaught’”
Countdown is back with two, count ’em, two very special guests this week as the show keeps going with another packed episode full of WoW Classic goodness.
First up, Josh is humbled to be joined by Luke Lafreniere of Linus Tech Tips fame, to discuss his love of vanilla WoW and his time with Nostalrius.
After that, we hear yet again from vanilla WoW class designer Kevin Jordan all about the history and decisions behind designing Hunters.
Then we hear from the listeners, as a crew calls in about the huge PvP schedule news we got during the week, and then Nineteen27 from Death & Taxes returns to break down PvP tips for Hunters against all the other classes.
Continue reading “Episode #99 – Luke Lafreniere Talks Nost, Kevin Jordan Talks Hunters, PvP News & Hunter PvP”
The show brings back vanilla WoW Class Designer Kevin Jordan once again to cover off on Shaman, Josh gets on the wowey sauce and discusses beta possibilities with the listeners.
We also hear from the show’s resident PvP expert OhGee about Blizzard’s decision to implement spell batching in WoW: Classic, and then Josh talks to a real contender in the world first 60 race.
Continue reading “Episode #98 – Kevin Jordan On Shaman, Beta Guesstimations, Spell Batching News, Speed Leveling Contender + Memory Lane Etc.”
Countdown To Classic has it all for you today.
Join in on a very special episode as Mute from World of Roguecraft re-emerges on the scene to talk to Josh all about those famous videos and whether or not he’ll be playing WoW: Classic.
Josh then speaks with vanilla WoW Class Designer Kevin Jordan about the history and design choices behind Druids, in this week’s installment of the show’s ongoing ‘Ask Kevin’ series.
The show then turns to the news from last week, discussing the huge loot trading backflip from Blizzard, as well as the news regarding RP-PvP servers.
Finally, the show closes with a huge call about everything Alterac Valley, with an alternative view to last week’s take on the news about 1.12 AV, as well as breaking down notes, strategies, and fun memories from some AV veterans, including the show’s resident PvP expert Ohgee.
Continue reading “Episode #97 – Mute Speaks, Kevin Jordan on Druids, Loot Trading, RP-PVP, & AV”
Another week, another blue post. Who would have thought it would be raining WoW Classic news?!?
Josh kicks off a jam packed episode by speaking to the listeners about the news regarding Blizzard’s decision to run with the 1.12 version of Alterac Valley.
Then, in part two of the show’s ‘Ask Kevin’ series, we hear from vanilla class designer Kevin Jordan about the design choices behind Mages in vanilla WoW.
Finally, we finish up with a fun, potentially divisive call about the ‘unwritten rules’ of vanilla World of Warcraft.
Continue reading “Episode #96 – PvP News, WoW Class Designer Talks Mages, & The Unwritten Rules Of Vanilla WoW”
It’s. All. Happening.
It’s a huge episode today as this one has it all.
Classic news, former WoW devs, raid chatter – we’ve got every Classic itch you’ve ever had scratched in this one!
Firstly, Josh puts up the bat signal to listeners Taladril, Sonosuke, & Axtel, who call in for the what is hopefully the deepest analysis of the Classic news that you’ve heard to this point.
After that, Josh re-enlists the aid of former vanilla WoW class designer Kevin Jordan, in explaining the thoughts of the devs when building the Warrior class.
Finally, the show finishes strong with a hugely fun chat with two vanilla raiders, Docken and BluePanther7, all about AQ40, a huge trip down memory lane than you won’t want to miss.
Continue reading “Episode #95 – Classic News, Ex-WoW Dev Talks Warriors + AQ40”
Where did everyone from famous vanilla guild <Death And Taxes> go? Why haven’t we heard from them with the release of Classic getting closer and closer?
Today, Josh sits down for a long overdue interview with Nineteen27, who was there in the trenches as a member of Death & Taxes all those years ago. Listen in as Nineteen27 regales us with an oral history of the ups and downs of vanilla world firsts and what it was like being, and playing with, some of the best of the best.
After that, we hear about flight path frustrations, as well as druids and the lore of Sunken Temple.
Continue reading “Episode #94 – A History Of World Firsts With Death & Taxes, Flight Paths, Druids + Sunken Temple Lore”
Countdown To Classic celebrates its first birthday in style, as Josh takes what is his favourite call to date on the show with musician and content creator, Chimly, analysing the music of vanilla World of Warcraft.
Come celebrate the show’s birthday with a banger of a soundtrack as Chimly goes deep on why the game’s music is arguably the greatest in the history of video games.
After that, Josh takes another listener call touching on the economy and the auction house, before finishing up with a bit of memory lane.
Continue reading “Episode #93 – The Music Of World of Warcraft + The Economy + Undercity”
Did you love Molten Core? Do you crave to take down Ragnaros once again?
Listen in as Josh speaks with three elite vanilla raiders, from back in the day and on the private server scene, as they discuss everything and anything Molten Core.
The guys touch on great loot commentary, obscure boss strats, and Thunderfury chat and more during an extensive chat about this beloved vanilla World of Warcraft raid.
Josh then takes a great call all about mounts, and finishes up with the lore of Maraudon.
Continue reading “Episode #92 – Molten Core, Mounts & Maraudon”
Listen in on a fun group chat all about one of the more beloved instances in vanilla WoW – Scarlet Monastery.
Join Josh, Defcamp, Melderon and Orcbit as they reunite and talk all about why High Inquisitor Sally Whitemane and her loveable band of religious zealots are so much fun to go and visit time after time.
The episode also touches on Enhancement Shaman and The Four Horsemen, before finishing up with fan favourite segments Anger Management and Memory Lane.
Continue reading “Episode #91 – Scarlet Monastery, Enhancement Shaman, Four Horsemen, Anger Management + Memory Lane”