Episode 108 – Return of the King

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In Hearthstone we’ve had the customary announcement of the announcement of the new adventure,  There’s patch issues in Overwatch and we witness the making of Gul’Dan and Anduin Wrynn in new digital content in Warcraft!


Bar Snacks (Introduction)

  • We are back playing World of Warcraft. We give our thoughts on the new patch so far and give feedback from the Twitter community.
  • On July 28th there’ll be an announcement about the new Hearthstone adventure. What could it be?

Overwatch

  • The latest update and balance changes went live last week. Ana is now in the game.
  • However some issues were encountered.

World of Warcraft

  • Lots of new digital goodness to digest from Blizzard this week.
  • We discover the Origins of Gul’Dan in the first Harbingers animated short.
  • We catch up with Anduin Wrynn in the latest World of Warcraft Legion comic – “Anduin: Son of Wolf”
  • An audio story called World of Warcraft: The Tome of Sargeras is arriving soon! You can check out the teaser trailer on iTunes now.
  • Chronicle Volume 2 is up for pre-order with a release date of March 2017.

Last Orders

  • LanceDH on /r/Warcraft on Reddit is making a collection tab addon for books and lore items found in game. Check out the initial screenshots of it here.

Episode 107 – Hello Mama

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There’s something fishy going on in the Tavern in Hearthstone, Legion pre-patch in World of Warcraft finally has a release date and in Overwatch, Justice reigns from below!!


Bar Snacks (Introduction)

  • World of Warcraft Legion pre-patch arrives July 19th/20th.
  • This week in Hearthstone you can complete daily quests with your friends.
  • Refer a friend in Hearthstone and earn a new hero portrait – Murgl The Oracle (Shaman)

Overwatch

  • New Hero announced! Ana Amari aka Phara’s Mom!
  • Alongside this announcement there’s also an origin video and a digital comic.
  • We also briefly discuss Ana’s abilities.
  • One Hero per team limit coming to competitive play.
TWITTER OPINIONS (OVERWATCH – Hero stacking)

Hero stacking removal in #Overwatch competitive play. Do you think this is a good change?

Rosie Brent @RosieBrent - Absolutely. It will have a massive impact on the pro teams though as hero stacking has become the norm.

Have been trying it in PTR and it is good and bad. If someone isn't playing their hero well they get pushed to chg, if each other changes it can be magical. It's going to shake up competitive play completely.
Anita Berge @Allikin75 - Most definitely.
TheCrosshare @TheCrosshare - Definitely, especially since it's only in competitive so people can still have "fun stuff" elsewhere.
FlameFlash @flameflash - Making it more different from quick play means it's harder for new ppl to get used to the nuances. Though curious to see it.
AcidTearz111 @AcidTearz111 - I think it's a great change! It could help lead to more balanced teams.

World of Warcraft

  • New penalties are arriving for chat abusers.
  • World Quest & Demon Invasion Q&A.

Episode 106 – Lé-gi-on Go!

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The pre-expansion events are almost upon us in World of Warcraft Legion, are you prepared? Sudden Death in Overwatch competitive play might not live much longer and is it new hero time in New Earth already?


Bar Snacks (Introduction)

  • World of Warcraft pre-expansion patch has begun downloading!
  • Top 10 video game movies.
  • Overwatch competitive play update.

Overwatch


World of Warcraft

  • Legion Comic #2 is out – “Nightborne: Twilight of Suramar” – Available in PDF and Motion format.
  • Warlords of Draenor PvP Season 3 is ending.
  • Legion is almost here.

Last Orders

Don’t forget to ‘Stay a while and petition‘ to #getdeckardajob. We really want Deckard Cain in Heroes of the Storm!

Episode 105 – Down with PvP

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Competitive mode has arrived in Overwatch, now we really get to witness how bad… *ahem* I mean good we are, World of Warcraft Legion PvP changes are being hammered out.. And The Nexus gets visited by an Angel in Heroes of the Storm.


Bar Snacks (Introduction)

  • Duncan Jones talks about extra Warcraft movie scenes in DVD / Blu Ray release.
  • Auriel is coming to Heroes of the Storm.
  • Hearthstone – When will we get the next adventure?

Overwatch

  • Competitive play is here! We give our thoughts so far.
  TWITTER OPINIONS (Overwatch – competitive play)
Rosie Brent @RosieBrent - Personally I think it's broken beyond belief. Matching is awful. When players leave it causes chaos & some marches last forever
Alli @AlliyannaEU - Ranking system is annoying & they should do something about the "leavers" situation!
TheCrosshare @TheCrosshare - Matching is poor, reset teams after each match, saltsaltsalt from everyone, without friends or full group = hell.
FlameFlash @flameflash - haven't seen any the promised "your rank is adjusted by your personal performance". Got gold medals-still drops lots

World of Warcraft

  • Magni Bronzebeard makes a dramatic return in a new digital comic (Fault Lines) from Blizzard. You have to check this out!
  • We had another Legion Q&A – This weeks topic: PvP – We breakdown some of the points raised.

Last Orders

Don’t forget to ‘Stay a while and petition‘ to #getdeckardajob. We really want Deckard Cain in Heroes of the Storm!

Banner Artwork Source: Saejin, Udon Entertainment

Episode 104 – Fel Storm

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Grab your bait and fishing hook, artifact rods are arriving in Legion! We’ve had developer updates about the demonic arrival in Azeroth, speaking of arrivals Gul’Dan is getting ready for his Nexus debut and what is he most looking forward to? “EVERYTHING”


Bar Snacks (Introduction)


Overwatch


World of Warcraft


Last Orders

Don’t forget to ‘Stay a while and petition‘ to #getdeckardajob. We really want Deckard Cain in Heroes of the Storm!

Many thanks to Sil from the Battle Chat Show for joining us this week.

Episode 103 – Humans and Orcs

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Choose your side as the Warcraft movie has finally arrived Worldwide! Cheating in Overwatch might get you sent off planet and Blizzard game live streaming is coming to a Facebook news feed near you!


Bar Snacks (Introduction)


General Blizzard

  • Warcraft – The Beginning is Number 1 in a lot of countries.
  • A Warcraft Movie Review Marty agrees with.

  Twitter Opinions (Warcraft – The Beginning)

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Old Growth @AppalachianTr16 I thought they did an incredible job of bringing Azeroth alive... Capital cities were dead on 
Martin H. Larsen @unamithil It was the best movie I saw that day
Rosie Brent @RosieBrent I enjoyed it enough to watch it twice.
FlameFlash @flameflash It was fantastic. Drug a friend who didn't know Warcraft along too & he rated it 9/10.
TheCrosshare @TheCrosshare It was "good enough" as i've been to blizzard stuff for decades. Ofc everything can be improved. This is before i've seen it :p
Extrmly Brtish Liger @ayligerwolf

I give it a 7.75/10. minor issues here and there but was great overall.

Last Orders

Don’t forget to ‘Stay a while and petition‘ to #getdeckardajob. We really want Deckard Cain in Heroes of the Storm!

Many thanks to @RosieBrent for joining us this week.

Episode 102 – Heroes Never Die

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It’s High Noon, but for how long, as balancing changes are coming to Overwatch. It’s going to be easier to save those Bastion ‘plays of the game’ in the future and we sit down in the bar with Stone from WoW Challenges for a chat about Legion and more!


Bar Snacks (Introduction)


Interview with Stone from WoW Challenges

There is no main news segments on this episode as Marty and Thom are on vacation, but fear not loyal listener as we sat down with Stone from WoW Challenges (Last Appearance: Episode 51) a few weeks ago to talk about World of Warcraft: Legion, what impact that might have on his project, his 24 hour live stream for the ALS charity and you might also find some chat about Overwatch too!


Last Orders

Don’t forget to ‘Stay a while and petition‘ to #getdeckardajob. We really want Deckard Cain in Heroes of the Storm!