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

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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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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

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Stone
Twitter – @WoWChallenges

Podcast – Adventures in Azeroth

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

Rogueslayer

Twitter –  @Rogueslayer1

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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!

Since the release of Patch 6.0 (the Warlords of Draenor pre-patch), World of Warcraft has been granting if your character is even remotely close to a mob being killed. You can get loot without needing to actually do anything. The “Proximity Kills” are cool for regular players…. but for Pacifists they are the devil.

With the launch of Legion, Proximity Killing is basically a permanent thing. This will make becoming a Pacifist Champion a near impossibility. The challenge is supposed to be difficult but not impossible.

As such, changes have been made to how kills and killing blows are being handled. The changes made will still require a Challenger to be fully aware of players and mobs in order to avoid Proximity Kills, however, there is a measure of forgiveness being applied now. We are basically using a three-strike rule.

  • You are allowed up to TWO kills as long as you have no killing blows. You will remain green-flagged.
  • If you have less than three kills AND less than three Killing Blows you will be yellow-flagged.
  • If you have less than three kills and three or more Killing Blows you will be red-flagged.
  • If you have three or more kills you will be red-flagged (regardless of killing blows).

These changes have been applied to all Challengers on the list, both past and present as the Proximity Kill feature has been an issue for the majority of those listed there.

Due to the Pacifist Challenge kill changes, Xyrelle is now rightfully considered to be a green-flagged Level 100 Pacifist Champion. She was previously red-flagged due to having one Proximity Kill but no Killing Blows about 45 minutes prior to hitting Level 100.

Additionally, we have applied the “Back to Basics” Iron Man Challenge rule changes to the Pacifist challenge, meaning you can now use your Heirloom and flying mounts (among other changes) if you so desire.

With all this being said, there may be room for further allowances, however, we MUST take small steps and see how our changes pan out first.

I wish you all the best of luck in the challenge. Happy picking!

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 had a call-in show!

Stone and Leeta discuss their week in World of Warcraft.

Vrishna Tribute

World of Warcraft News

  • Winter Veil

Site News

  • State of the Challengers

Call-In Guests

  • Asyluun
  • Nisey
  • Ferre
  • Xortz
  • Ster
  • Thyst

Contest 

Winner – Asylunn

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

 

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Congratulations to Ferre for earning her first Iron Champion title for Legion and SEVENTH title across all expansions. Ferriona is the first Druid to make it to 110 this expansion, adding this title to two previous Iron Champion titles from Warlords of Draenor and Mists of Pandaria. Ferriona is only the ninth character to complete the Iron Man Challenge.

Winter Veil is once again upon us. WoWHead.com updated their Winter Veil guide earlier today so we can now go through and give you some concrete details on what you can and can’t do on your Challenge toon. The event runs starting today, December 16 2015 through January 2 2016.

Quests
There are a number of daily quests that you’re allowed to do. Even the daily requiring you to loot the bag that drops after killing the Greench is okay. You can stand back and let others kill it as all you need to do is grab the bag… you do not need to tag the Greench. Please be warned though… a death is still a death and I’ve heard the Greench will one-shot Irons without a second thought.

Toys
You are allowed to collect and use all the toys, however, you should be aware that equipping green. blue or purple items will still red-flag you.

Catching Greatfather Winter
This is an allowed activity on all challengers and will award you 500 Class Order Hall resources. It is not yet clear whether this will count as a quest for Blood Thirsty challengers, so be cautious.

Warlords Savage Gift
As we just mentioned the Savage Gift might contain the Minion of Grumpus mount. It also contains Apexis Crystals, Oil, Garrison Resources, Frozen Arms of a Hero, Elixir of the Rapid Mind, Medallion of the Legion.

  • The Frozen Arms of a Hero is okay to use on your followers.
  • The Elixir of the Rapid Mind is NOT allowed to be used for your Challenge characters. You are, however, allowed to auction it or send it to another non-Challenge character for faster leveling.
  • The Medallion of the Legion this is an item that grants you reputation. While you can unlock reps, the items that become available may not fall within the challenge rules.

Gear
There are several pieces of cosmetic gear and an epic dagger. Any item that is Green or higher quality is NOT ALLOWED, however, we specifically ignore the Shirt and Tabard slot: you are free to equip anything in these slots, including the green Gaudy Winter Veil Sweater.

White-quality items are all okay and include Socks, Green/Red Winter Clothes, Winter Boots, and also now includes (new to 2016) the Green and Red Holiday Outfit, except the hat as it is green and will get your challenger red-flagged.

It is OKAY to craft these items on a Pacifist (since professions are allowed) to sell on the auction house.

Food
There is quite a bit of food available, so I’ll only list the items that stand out as not allowed.

Presents!!!!
And we all know what we want for Winter Veil?? It’s the PRESENTS!!! Yes, you are allowed to open all the gifts from Greatfather Winter’s tree for your character. The gifts are available from December 25 through January 2. Please beware of the following items, as they are NOT ALLOWED for your Challenger.

As always, if you’re not sure or think the information here needs updating, please let me know. You can reach me on Twitter, the forums or by email.

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!

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

Site News

  • Pacifist Challenge Change on the Table
  • Blood Thirsty Challenge Changes
  • State of the Challengers

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

Nisey

Twitter – @NiseyBGN

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

 

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This week we were lucky to get Xortz to jump into the show with us before things got REALLY derailed.

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

Site News

  • Graph Package is online
  • State of the Challengers

Chit Chat

Submissions from 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

Xortz

Twitter – @Wyrmcast

 

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podcast-transparentThe 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 Margothon!

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

News in the World of Warcraft

  • Pilgrim’s Bounty Ending
  • WoW 12th Anniversary Ending

Site News

  • Stats / Graph Package
  • State of the Challengers

Chit Chat

Submissions from Twitter and WC chatroom.

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

Margothon

Twitter –  @Margothon1981

 

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