Episode #30 – Let’s (Dire) Maul Ass


TGIFSICLTCTCLE – That’s the acronym for Thank God It’s Friday So I Can Listen To Countdown To Classic’s Lore Episode!

Listen in as Josh reads you the complete history of Dire Maul, covering off on the creation of the Night Elves, Queen Azshara, The War of the Ancients, The Great Sundering and the corruption of Prince Tortheldrin.

Then we hear from the community on topics such as how long Dire Maul took to complete, farming DM solo, and the benefits of tribute runs.  Also, who was the real ‘DM’…..

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Episode #29 – Pull My Totem, Fear My Windfury


It’s back to the forums after a week away from them! Josh furiously breaks down the pros and cons of switching factions for Classic, what to expect when you’re expecting an Elemental Shaman, and all things ninja looting.

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Episode #28 – Extra Tank, Hold The Spank – The Turocko Interview


Countdown To Classic triumphantly returns on a Tuesday just to mix things up! As Josh continues to finish his notes on the week’s forum episode, we turn to even more interviews!

This week, Josh sits down with tanking veteran and listener of the show, Turocko, for an epic chat about everything and anything tanking in vanilla World of Warcraft.

Then, Josh answers the phones again, and takes a call from a mysterious AAA game studio veteran about World of Warcraft: Classic development theories and testing cycles.  Then, Josh speaks with a PS CM all about managing an MMORPG community and some of the work that goes on behind the scenes of a PS.

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Episode #27 – Thrall In The Family (Part Two)


Friday brings you an action packed hour worth of lore again as Josh ties off loose ends and finishes off the thrilling story of Thrall, Warchief of the Horde.

We finish the tale of Durnholde Keep, then cover the Horde’s trip across to Kalimdor with a stopover along the way, problems with Thermore, the Battle of Mount Hyjal and then the founding of Orgrimmar.

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Episode #26 – If You Guild It, They Will Come – The Hoth Interview


The half way point of the week brings yet another Countdown To Classic in depth interview.  Today Josh sits down with listener Hoth, to discuss all things guild leadership, and the do’s and do not’s of managing a large guild.

After that, Josh takes a couple of listener calls in Calling Countdown, followed up by a bit of Memory Lane and then some shout outs and show news.

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Episode #25 – This Is My MM-O Face – The Big Fish Interview


Roll out the red carpet for the week to come with some Countdown To Classic!

Josh is feeling a little under the weather today, so in lieu of the regular Monday forum trip, it’s going to be another in depth interview! What a slacker!! Today, we talk to YouTuber & streamer ‘The Big Fish’ who talks about humour in WoW, gaming at a young age, MMO history and WoW’s effect on the genre.

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Countdown To Classic Is On Patreon


Countdown To Classic has finally gotten off it’s bum and created a Patreon account.  Please do click the pic above or head to patreon.com/countdowntoclassic and check out some of the great rewards on offer to enhance your experience with the show and the community.

Please note that there is NO locked content.  Countdown To Classic will continue to be free, three times per week, as per usual for all listeners.  However, there will be benefits for listeners who sign up for as little as $1 per month.

Noteworthy offers include two separate tiers of monthly prize draws that, if won, would score you some cool loot that would cover your patron fees for a quite a few months! Also, you could co-host an episode monthly with Josh! Please do head over to Patreon and see if you’re interested.  At $1 and 14 episodes per month, that’s $0.07 per episode – what a bargain!!

Alternatively, if you don’t feel like signing up for a monthly benefit, then there’s also a tip jar over at Ko-Fi, where you can ‘buy the show a coffee’ should you want to tip your hat to the content that’s being produced on a regular basis – https://ko-fi.com/Y8Y3D2TT

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