January 14th, 2017 by - No Comments

The WoW Challenges Podcast is the podcast for keeping the community up to date with news and information for your Challenge Toons!

This week we are joined by Nisey and ‘Ster.

Nisey, ‘Ster, Stone and Leeta discuss their week in World of Warcraft.

World of Warcraft News

  • Lunar Festival
  • Call of the Scarab

Site News

  • Frozen Ironman Contest Update
  • Tinman Challenge
  • State of the Challengers

Chit Chat

Submissions from Facebook, Email, WC Forums and Chatroom.

Contact Info

You can contact the show by email – podcast@wowchallenges.com

We’re on Facebook.com/WoWChallenges

Twitter: @WoWChallenges

Discord server: https://discord.gg/0kKHzoSbUBwksotR

Check out the show on YouTube.com/WoWChallenges1

And remember to come catch us LIVE at Twitch.tv/WoWChallenges

Stone
Twitter – @WoWChallenges

Podcast – Adventures in Azeroth

Leeta
Twitter – @LeetaWoW
Podcasts:- Behind the Avatar, Adventures in Azeroth and Geektopia

Nisey

Twitter – @NiseyBGN

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/NiseyBGN

‘Ster

Twitter – @geekroguester

Email – geekroguester@gmail.com

 

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January 7th, 2017 by - No Comments

The WoW Challenges Podcast is the podcast for keeping the community up to date with news and information for your Challenge Toons!

This week we are joined by Rogueslayer.

Rogueslayer, Stone and Leeta discuss their week in World of Warcraft.

World of Warcraft News

Site News

  • Pacifist Changes
  • Bloodthirsty Changes
  • State of the Challengers
  • Frozen Ironman Contest
  • Vrishna Tribute Run

Chit Chat

Submissions from Facebook and Twitter.

Contact Info

You can contact the show by email – podcast@wowchallenges.com

We’re on Facebook.com/WoWChallenges

Check out the show on YouTube.com/WoWChallenges1

And remember to come catch us LIVE at Twitch.tv/WoWChallenges

Stone
Twitter – @WoWChallenges

Podcast – Adventures in Azeroth

Leeta
Twitter – @LeetaWoW
Podcasts:- Behind the Avatar, Adventures in Azeroth and Geektopia

Rogueslayer

Twitter –  @Rogueslayer1

Tumblr – http://rogueslayer1.tumblr.com

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/rogueslayer1

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December 27th, 2016 by - 1 Comment

As discussed on our podcast over the past few weeks, we’ve been looking at altering the Blood Thirsty Challenge in a manner to achieve a few of our goals:

  1. Change the challenge significantly enough so a Blood Thirsty challenger could not qualify for the Iron Man challenge if they were to use the FULL rules.
  2. Provide a “buff” or nerf to the challenge just enough to allow challengers a reasonable chance of survival when killing through Legion zones.
  3. Provide a “buff” or nerf to the challenge to get more challengers up to Legion zones.

We have never had a Blood Thirsty Champion and if we keep the rules as they are now, we never will. In order to accommodate Goal #2, we need to find a significant enough buff to combat that will allow a challenger to have a fighting chance, but not enough to make things a cake-walk.

Initially we were looking at allowing talents to all Blood Thirsty challengers, however, testing has shown that talents really do not provide enough of a combat benefit that is needed for a person to get through Legion zones. Additionally, testing was done on allowing green gear or some variation of that (one weapon only; 2-3 green items allowed; all gear green). There were some suggestions on limiting the changes to level 100+, however, I wanted to keep things as simple as I could.

So effective immediately, all Blood Thirsty characters will be allowed to equip green/uncommon gear in ALL equipment slots.

Overall, what we’ve found is that Green gear is the way to go. Limiting green gear to either a single weapon or 2-3 pieces of gear overall (which has it’s own inherent tracking problems) would effectively make the challenge Hunters only (not desirable). Granting access to a full set of green gear gives challengers leveling through Legion a fighting chance. It changes your fight time from over a minute (plus survival cooldowns) to around 30 seconds. This is a one-on-one fight, so it will still be extremely important to keep your wits about you as you level through Legion zones.

Allowing green gear to all levels is more about keeping things as simple as possible than providing a boost. This should also provide enough of a boost so we see more participation in the challenge at higher levels as most folks really only make it to around level 30 or so and then give up after dying as it’s quite the slog currently.

Additionally, we have applied the “Back to Basics” Iron Man Challenge rule changes to the Blood Thirsty challenge, meaning you can now use your Heirloom and flying mounts (among other changes) if you so desire. Please keep in mind this doesn’t mean we are increasing quest completions, so use your quests wisely.

A huge thank you to Nisey​ for helping to test many different variations on the PTR.

Good luck and happy grinding!

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Ironster US-Wyrmrest Accord
Iron Man Challenge
Level: 110
on Nov 2 2016, 14:15:01 Pacific

Iron Man Challenge - See All
Lyssan Priest 110 us - Vek'nilash
Neverdiedh Hunter 110 us - Wyrmrest Accord
Ironster Rogue 110 us - Wyrmrest Accord
Catster Rogue 110 us - Wyrmrest Accord
Marghunt Hunter 110 eu - Hellscream
Deidrevenm Monk 110 us - Wyrmrest Accord
Margymonk Monk 110 eu - Hellscream
Jernmand Hunter 110 eu - Earthen Ring
Ferriona Druid 110 us - Wyrmrest Accord
Deidrevens Mage 104 us - Wyrmrest Accord
Ñandaru Druid 103 eu - Exodar
Stone: Pet battle achievements earned immediately before hitting Level 100.
More than 9 pet battles not allowed.
Please see forums.

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- Talents are not allowed (7 talents selected)
Grayarcher Hunter 102 us - Aerie Peak
Awayn Hunter 100 eu - Quel'thalas
Abnormal leveling speed. Please contact Stone.
Calindril Hunter 100 us - Wyrmrest Accord
Boneless Hunter 100 us - Nesingwary

Pacifist Challenge - See All
Голаяправда Druid 109 eu - Дракономор
Bloodless Rogue 100 us - Nazgrel
Tânee Rogue 100 us - Wyrmrest Accord
Xyrelle Rogue 100 us - Nesingwary
- You have 428 kills.
Атанатари Druid 97 eu - Дракономор
- You have 1 kills and 2710 killing blows.
Noharm Rogue 93 us - Wyrmrest Accord
- You have 1 kills... no kills are allowed!
Tokiv Marked for Deletion Warrior 93 eu - Darkmoon Faire
- You have 1 kills and 1 killing blows.
Tanareet Rogue 92 us - Vek'nilash
Sindrys Rogue 92 us - Nesingwary
Serenella Monk 81 us - Dalaran
- You have 4 kills.
Ultranumb Rogue 78 us - Khaz Modan
Fulman Mage 78 us - Proudmoore
Inaptiron Warrior 71 us - Wyrmrest Accord
Raayn Rogue 68 us - Nesingwary
Miyra Druid 67 us - Cairne

Blood Thirsty Challenge - See All
- Quest Count: (103 / 150)
Neverdiedbld Hunter 106 us - Wyrmrest Accord
- Too many quests completed. (2783 / 300)
Taannie Hunter 95 us - Wyrmrest Accord
- Quest Count: (27 / 300)
Veysana Hunter 88 us - Vek'nilash
- Quest Count: (53 / 300)
Bloodyktang Hunter 81 us - Khadgar
- Quest Count: (30 / 150)
Soulbound Priest 80 us - Gnomeregan
- Quest Count: (27 / 300)
Twothirsty Hunter 70 us - Wyrmrest Accord
- Quest Count: (29 / 300)
Irondudeman Hunter 67 us - Lightbringer
Xephunter Marked for Deletion Hunter 65 eu - Hyjal
- Quest Count: (48 / 150)
Hemobrittle Rogue 63 us - Wyrmrest Accord
- Quest Count: (80 / 150)
Irondkpaff Death Knight 63 us - Wyrmrest Accord
- Quest Count: (102 / 300)
Bentgrinder Monk 62 us - Skywall
- Quest Count: (27 / 300)
Frenzia Hunter 60 us - Lightbringer
- Quest Count: (70 / 150)
Dorete Death Knight 59 eu - Aerie Peak
- Quest Count: (32 / 135)
Teratia Death Knight 58 us - Lightbringer
- Quest Count: (54 / 150)
Cruelmadness Hunter 58 us - Blackwater Raiders