Episode 32: Loot Drama

“The launch of Warlords of Draenor haven’t been the best expansion launch but we managed to get through. The pitchforks are back in the barn… for now.”


Starcraft 2

Even though you are a pro starcraft player you can’t just say anything you like which this player found out when he tweeted he was about to rape his opponent.


Heroes of the Storm

Over on the official site for Heroes of the Storm John Hodgson has made a blog post about how they stay true to the characters when designing new heroes.

And speaking of design. The winter veil skins has just been released on the site as well and they look very jolly!

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World of Warcraft

There has been ups and downs following the launch of Warlords of Draenor. The launch had some troubles because of a DDOS attack which made logging in harder than it should be. Another reason for long queues and login trouble was due to the fact that the expansion has brought in loads of both returning and new players. This means the subscription number is back up to about 10 millions active accounts. But Blizzard did apologize for the not so great launch so they decided to give the players almost a week worth of free game time. Apology accepted.

Blizzard did start a little storm themselves when they first reverted the new personal loot system for 5 man dungeons to old need/greed system. Even more people got upset about this change so the pitchforks found they way back onto the forums and Twitter so Blizzard decided to revert the revert.

Episode 31: A Warlord’s Welcome

“We’ve assaulted the Dark Portal and set foot in Draenor just in time to mark 10 years of WoW, and soon there will be even more RnG in Hearthstone.”


Hearthstone

Don’t you just hate when you lose in Hearthstone due to bad RNG? Blizzard talks a bit about that in this interview over at PC Gamer.

The continued effort to rid Hearthstone of bots is continuing.


World of Warcraft

It’s really easy to upset people these days. A random placed quote in the 10 year anniversary documentary brought forth the pitchforks on the EU forums.

A cool advertising for Warlords of Draenor in New York on Time Square happened right before the launch. But it doesn’t stop there. Gazlowe Realty wants to sell you a nice little summer Garrison in Draenor.

And it’s this week that the game has it’s 10 year birthday and it’s being celebrated with some nice in game content.


We also talk about flying and Draenor and if it’s actually needed. What do you think? Hit us up on Twitter on @tbrpodcast or mail us at thebluereclusepodcast@gmail.com

Episode 30: David M. Adams Tweeted Me A Picture

“Thank god there isn’t that much news after this years Blizzcon. We might actually have to shorten the show today.”


We are talking about all the goodies that got announced at Blizzcon.

The big announcement was their new game Overwatch which is a multiplayer FPS. The whole announcement was just so amazing and what we saw so far looked awesome.

The eternal struggle between Goblins and Gnomes will be the main theme of the new expansion for Hearthstone.

Loads of new things for the up coming patches of Diablo 3 which included new legendaries, new area, new season, just new stuff.

Legacy of the Void is the new expansion for Starcraft 2 and we did get a sneak peek at what’s in store.

A few new heroes and new battlegrounds was also announced for Heroes of the Storm – including a beta date for January already.

Also a big thanks to all the people I tweeted with during Blizzcon. Was super fun to live tweet and thanks for the picture you sent me David M. Adams from the Overwatch booth at Blizzcon.

The “Thom is in Canada” segment has music from bensound.com

Episode 29: The Pre-Blizzcon Show

“This is the Pre-Blizzcon Show – and we will talk about a lot of stuff we know nothing about yet; including hopes and predictions.”


Hearthstone

Blizzard have been busy banning accounts the past few weeks. People who have been botting or win trading have been banned and Blizzard have thereby promoted fair play and no cheating in Hearthstone.

There’s some speculations to what the new Hearthstone expansion will contain and the recent trademarking of Eye of Azshara has been stirring up some more speculations.


World of Warcraft

Together with the launch of the oceanic World of Warcraft servers there also was an Q&A which brought up topics as new blood elf models, server delay and the future of dungeons.


General Blizzard

Geoff Kneighley, the host of the Blizzcon live stream, has been teasing us saying we should look forward to the opening ceremony for Blizzcon. Personally I’m hoping for an announcement of Overwatch, whatever that might be.


Last Orders

Blizzard have promoted the Podcast(ish) youtube channel about the Nerdlords of Draenor. I found it really entertaining and cool with a new take on how you can do a podcast. They play through the WoD dungeons/starting zone so beware of spoilers!