Episode 125 – Big Trouble in Little Gadgetzan

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The end of the year approaches, but Overwatch Season 3 has just begun. We’ve started the Nexus challenge in Heroes of the Storm, but how are we fairing? And in Hearthstone we get down and dirty in the mean streets of Gadgetzan.


Bar Snacks

  • We’ve started the Nexus Challenge – how is it going?
  • Blizzard job posting for announced ‘First Person’ Project – What could it be?

News

  • World of Warcraft Charity Pet ‘Mischief’ now available.
  • Another World of Warcraft #LegionQA is happening on December 7th.
  • Starcraft 2:Nova Ops final mission pack is now online.
  • Overwatch Season 3 has begun.

The Main Course

Hearthstone

  • The streets of Gadgetzan just got meaner with the release of the new expansion.
  • Diablo Tavern Brawl data mined.

Last Orders

Marty appeared on the latest episode of the ‘Behind the Avatar‘, hosted by the lovely Leeta.

Episode 124 – Cloak Size Matters

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We’re celebrating 12 years of WoW as the anniversary is here! Overwatch graphic novel has been cancelled but are we reading too much into it? Tavern Brawl in Hearthstone has gone heroic and are you ready to take the Nexus Challenge?


Bar Snacks


Last Orders

This week Thom is featured on Episode 144 of  ‘Behind the Avatar‘, hosted by Leeta.

A very special thank you to our guest Neri (Writer for ANZ Heroes) who got up at 5am to join us all the way from Western Australia.

Episode 123 – All By Myself

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BlizzCon has come and gone again for another year, but no need to feel down as there’s plenty to look forward to! Sombra has hacked her way into Overwatch, Those streets in Gadgetzan are about to get meaner in Hearthstone.. And oh yeah… WE’RE OFF TO ARGUS!


Bar Snacks

  • Sombra / Arcade thoughts.
  • Overwatch Free to Play Weekend.
  • Hearthstone World Championship.
  • Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Latest.
  • Post BlizzCon Q&A with Ion Hazzikostas.

Episode 122 – Called It! BlizzCon X Roundup: Part Two

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In this episode of The Blue Recluse we round up the news of BlizzCon 2016, however there was so much revealed we decided to split it into two parts! In case you missed it, Part One can be found here!

In this part you can find information about: Diablo and World of Warcraft.

Featuring:

Episode 122 – Called It! BlizzCon X Roundup: Part One

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In this episode of The Blue Recluse we round up the news of BlizzCon 2016, however there was so much revealed we decided to split it into two parts!

In this part you can find information about: Starcraft, Overwatch, Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm.

Featuring:

LF1M – The Blue Recluse Podcast

Welcome to The Blue Recluse! A podcast where we are passionate about all things Blizzard. Do you share our excitement about Blizzard Entertainment? Do you want to tell our listeners just how much? Well here’s your chance!

The Blue Recluse is now recruiting an additional co-host! We have grown in popularity and are looking to add a third host to our show who will help bring the latest Blizzard news to the world.

Interested? To be in for a chance, you must…

  • Have a very keen interest in at least 2-3 Blizzard games and have some pretty solid knowledge about the rest of them, too.
  • Be enthusiastic and willing to talk about, maybe even argue and justify, your opinions in a friendly way. No rage here!
  • Have a good microphone.
  • Be reliable. We record every Monday at 19.30 GMT (Negotiable). We would expect you to be prepared and have show notes completed with all the points you want to talk about ready to go.
  • Be up for some awesome The Blue Recluse gaming action, planned and sometimes unplanned.
  • Be ready and willing to promote the podcast on all forms of social media.

Does this sound like you? Here’s how you apply! Send us an email with a short (max 5 minute sound clip) telling us why you should be the new co-host of The Blue Recluse! What will you bring to the team? What games do you play? Do you have any podcasting experience already?

We look forward to hearing from you!

Episode 121 – The Diablo IV Con

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Diablo 4 has been announced!!!!!!!!!!! Is what some people are predicting for BlizzCon this year. What do we think? Come into the tavern and join us for BlizzCon 2016 predictions.


It’s that time of the year where we sit down and make predictions for what Blizzard might announce at the upcoming BlizzCon convention on November 4–5, in Anaheim, California.

  • Could these issues of The Gadgetzan Gazette (Vol. 32 #7  & #8 ) be a hint to the new Hearthstone expansion?
  • Will there be a Secret Cow level in Warcraft and what will be included in Patch 7.2?
  • Will we finally find out who Sombra is in Overwatch?
  • Is there a big Diablo announcement to mark the 20th Anniversary incoming?
  • All these questions and more, as we try and figure out what’s going to happen!

Episode 120 – Welcome Home

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Preparations have been made as we get ready to venture back into Karazhan in World of Warcraft. Brawls in Hearthstone are about to get Heroic, And if that isn’t your thing how about some free card packs instead….


Bar Snacks (Introduction)

  • Heroes of the Storm Brawl first impressions.
  • Registered Players comparison between Destiny and Overwatch.
  • Overwatch Halloween Terror Brawl impressions.
  • Mysteries in World of Warcraft.
  • What do you think about Mythic Dungeons?

Hearthstone


World of Warcraft


Last Orders

Many thanks to our guests this week: Rosie Brent (GM of Starfall on Earthen Ring and writer for Team-Dignitas ) and Sil from the Battle Chat Show podcast.

Episode 119 – Brawls of Steel

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Get your gloves on, as Hero Brawl is finally arriving in The Nexus. It’s all treats with no tricks as cosmetic Halloween items are appearing for various Blizzard games and in Warcraft, good news for your alts with upcoming reputation changes!


Bar Snacks (Introduction)

  • A new flying mount coming in Patch 7.1 in World of Warcraft.
  • We talk about the origins of the latest World Boss in the Broken Isles, Withered J’im.
  • TBR Community questions: Including Current goals in games and bad things in great games.

World of Warcraft

  • Reputation changes are inbound and it’s good news for your alt characters.

Heroes of the Storm

Episode 118 – Every Yogg Has His Day

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Hey sleepyhead, wake up! No you haven’t been dreaming, the race for World First in Emerald Nightmare is Over, There’s a big reveal about a new hero in the Nexus and in Hearthstone, Madness may consume you with the latest balance changes!


Bar Snacks (Introduction)

  • New hero in Heroes of the Storm to be revealed this week!
  • Season 7 in Diablo is coming to an end.
  • Legion entry raid Emerald Nightmare has been defeated on Mythic difficulty.

Hearthstone

  • Tyrande Whisperwind is now available in Hearthstone…. or is she?
  • Many balance changes incoming, including one of our favourite cards of the Old Gods expansion, Yogg-Saron.