Xortz joins us for our annual Death List show!

News
– Patch 8.1 is Here!
– Blizzard OAuth / Site Issues
– Winter Veil

Contact Info
You can contact the show by email – podcast@wowchallenges.com
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Xortz
Twitch – Twitch.tv/XortzTheGoblin
Twitter – @XortzTheGoblin

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

Stone
Twitter – @StoneGrasp
Podcast – Adventures in Azeroth

Reminder: We no longer have a “CLEAN” tag.

We made it through another year… or did we? The Feast of Winter Veil has arrived once again and will run from December 16, 2018, to January 2, 2019. You can find the full write-up from wowhead.com here: https://www.wowhead.com/feast-of-winter-veil-guide.

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.

Blood Thirsty Solo & Teams: Sorry, as usual, you feel the wrath of the Greench: all quests count against you.

Pacifists: We recommend you try quests out on a regular character and see if your Kills and Killing Blows get incremented.

Gear
There are many pieces of cosmetic gear that are obtainable: please be aware that any green or higher quality item equipped is not allowed. Yes, this includes the shirt and tabard slots. White-quality items are still okay but you should take care as some white-quality items have turned green (this will flag you).

Blood Thirsty Solo: Green cosmetic gear is okay for you!

Pacifists: It is okay for you to craft cosmetic items for auction house sales.

Green Man: Green gear is okay for you as well!

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. There is a new toy this year called Toy Armor Set. This item is the 2018 holiday gift. When used it looks like it will equip an armor set made up of a Wooden Toy Helm and an Alliance or Horde Toy Cape, depending on your faction. These items may be green quality and have not been tested, use at your own risk. 

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

The Snowglobe, Mistletoe, Fresh Holly and Handful of Snowflakes
All these should be okay to use. We’re not aware of any buff that would normally flag your challenger. As always, if you’re not sure, do some testing on a regular character before using items on your challenger. Flags will not be reversed.

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
The Savage Gift is obtained from Izzy Hollyfizzle, located in your garrison and 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.

Presents!!!!
We all know what we’re really excited about for Winter Veil, right? It’s the PRESENTS!!! All challengers, except for Blood Thirsty Solo & Teams, are allowed to open the gifts Greatfather Winter leaves you under the tree. The gifts are available December 25th through January 2nd. 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.

Images used with permission from Wowhead.com

Leeta & Stone talk about (Kath & Kim) their weeks in WoW and mentally prepare for next week’s Death Show.

News
– Patch 8.1 Imminent!
– Blizzard OAuth / Site Issues

Contact Info
You can contact the show by email – podcast@wowchallenges.com
We’re on Facebook.com/WoWChallenges
Twitter: @WoWChallenges
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And remember to come catch us LIVE at Twitch.tv/WoWChallenges

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

Stone
Twitter – @StoneGrasp
Podcast – Adventures in Azeroth

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The bloodiest team in WoW joins us this week: FiveIron & Taco from Five Finger Death Taco.

News
– Patch 8.1 Very Soon: Dec.11
– DMF: Dec.2-8
– Store deal: free shipping (Dec.2-4) code: MERRY18

Contact Info
You can contact the show by email – podcast@wowchallenges.com
We’re on Facebook.com/WoWChallenges
Twitter: @WoWChallenges
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Five
Discord – FiveIron#2575

Taco
Discord – Taco#2594

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

Stone
Twitter – @StoneGrasp
Podcast – Adventures in Azeroth

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Lyssan joins Leeta & Ster (yes, not Stone: computer problems) to talk about his journey through BFA content to becoming the first Iron Challenger to reach 120.

News
– WoW 14th Anniversary
– Pilgrim’s Bounty
– Patch 8.1 Soon
– Store Black Friday Coupons (Nov.23-25: CYBER18: 15% off everything, Nov.26: CYBERSALE, 15% off AND free shipping).

Contact Info
You can contact the show by email – podcast@wowchallenges.com
We’re on Facebook.com/WoWChallenges
Twitter: @WoWChallenges
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Lyssan
Discord – Lyssan#0150
Twitter – @LyssanWoW
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsI3fWYPUfgk5YuZ2bkTjFg

Ster
Discord – GeekRoguester#8322
Forums – ‘Ster

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

Stone
Twitter – @StoneGrasp
Podcast – Adventures in Azeroth

Reminder: We no longer have a “CLEAN” tag.

Pilgrim’s Bounty starts today, November 19th, and will run through November 26th. My main point of reference here is the WoWHead.com guide. It appears that nothing new was added to this event.

Bountiful Tables: These are found at all major cities and towns with inns. Eating here is ALLOWED for purposes of completing the quest, however, please note that eating the same meal 5 times will give you a buff that is not allowed:

Transmog Items:

  • The Pilgrim’s Hat, Attire, Dress, Robe, and Boots are NOT ALLOWED for Irons, Tins, Bloods, Pacifists, Iron Teams or Blood Teams. Previous years these items were white, they are now green. The only challengers that may wear these items now are Green challengers as daily quests are required to obtain them.
  • The Rare-quality (blue) Fine Pilgrim’s Hat is also NOT ALLOWED.

Battle Pets: You can obtain the following two battle pets (but again, cannot use them within the confines of the challenge).

  • Frightened Bush Chicken can be found in the daily Pilgrim’s Bounty quest reward.
  • Plump Turkey is rewarded from completing the Pilgrim achievement (not possible for Challengers to do).

Pilgrim Achievement: Currently this achievement is not possible to complete for Challengers since some of the requirements would break our challenge rules.

  • Irons, Tins, Greens, Blood Thirsty, Iron Teams, and Blood Teams: Cannot get the Now We’re Cookin’ achievement since cooking is not allowed.
  • Pacifists: Cannot get the Terokkar Turkey Time achievement as killing is required.

Daily Quests: There are two sets of quests… ones that require cooking and others that let you either cook or BUY the necessary quest items. Pacifists are allowed to complete both sets of quests since cooking is allowed for them. Irons, Tins, and Greens are only allowed to complete the quests where you can buy the items.

Completing the dailies will give you a Pilgrim’s Bounty reward, in which you can find the Frightened Bush Chicken or the Silver-Plated Turkey Shooter toy. This item sells for 10 gold! You can also keep this since it’s a toy and does not provide any in-game assistance.

Pacifists: Please be aware some of the quests require you to kill turkeys for the reagent Wild Turkey. This will count as a kill. Thank you to Cell for checking this out and reporting back to us.

Blood Thirsty(Solo & Teams): Unfortunately here we are at yet ANOTHER world event you can’t participate in.

Food Recipes: Pacifists can learn five new cooking recipes: Spice Bread Stuffing (1), Pumpkin Pie (100), Cranberry Chutney (160), Candied Sweet Potato (220), Slow-Roasted Turkey (280). All of these items provide buffs. You can EAT the food, however, you must right-click the buff OFF.

Images used with permission from WowHead.com.

This week we talk about our weeks in WoW (or not… again), news (see below), read the State of the Challengers and read listener submissions.

News
– Twitch Affiliate Agreement
– WoW 14th Anniversary
– Pilgrim’s Bounty
– Site Team Account Login Issues
– Store Black Friday Coupons (Nov.23-25: CYBER18: 15% off everything, Nov.26: CYBERSALE, 15% off AND free shipping).

Contact Info
You can contact the show by email – podcast@wowchallenges.com
We’re on Facebook.com/WoWChallenges
Twitter: @WoWChallenges
Discord server: discord.WoWChallenges.com
Check out the show on YouTube.com/WoWChallenges1
And remember to come catch us LIVE at Twitch.tv/WoWChallenges

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

Stone
Twitter – @StoneGrasp
Podcast – Adventures in Azeroth

Reminder: We no longer have a “CLEAN” tag.

World of Warcraft’s 14th Anniversary celebration starts today! This event will conclude on November 30th. You can find an in-depth guide on the Anniversary events here: https://www.wowhead.com/guides/world-of-warcraft-14th-anniversary-events.

The Celebration Package, while great for your regular characters, is NOT ALLOWED for any Challenge character.

Blood Thirsty Challengers: When you open the gift you will have a quest that gets auto-accepted. This quest will count against your Quest Completion if you turn it in.

There are two daily quests available:

A Time to Reflect is available for ALL LEVELS. Irons, Tins, and Greens should be able to do this quest (sorry Bloods, back to the blood-soaked fields you go). Pacifists should check the quest out first (or let us know) but I would think this quest should be okay as you are answering a question. One issue you may run into is proximity kills if someone starts killing critters beside the quest-giver. Beware.

The Originals is available only for Level 60 or higher characters. You are not allowed to join a group, so overall this quest would be a no-go for your Challenger. You can try to tag the world boss, but you do so at your own risk; I’m sure there will be some fairly deadly effects. Blood Thirsty and Pacifists most certainly cannot do this quest.

 

We’re back from BlizzCon and boy are our arms tired… Leeta & Stone talk about their weeks in WoW (or not), go over the news (WoW’s 14th anniversary, 8.1 XP Nerf), read the State of the Challengers and answer questions posed by our listeners.

Contact Info
You can contact the show by email – podcast@wowchallenges.com
We’re on Facebook.com/WoWChallenges
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And remember to come catch us LIVE at Twitch.tv/WoWChallenges

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

Stone
Twitter – @StoneGrasp
Podcast – Adventures in Azeroth

Reminder: We no longer have a “CLEAN” tag.

Leeta & Stone record a very special episode from their hotel room (tone it down, Stone!). We record in front a live “studio” audience and chat about some of the BlizzCon news that could potentially affect challengers. We have some pretty special folks come on and read our State of the Challengers. Audio may be a little glitchy at times as it’s taken directly from the stream audio (you live and learn).

Contact Info
You can contact the show by email – podcast@wowchallenges.com
We’re on Facebook.com/WoWChallenges
Twitter: @WoWChallenges
Discord server: discord.WoWChallenges.com
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And remember to come catch us LIVE at Twitch.tv/WoWChallenges

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

Stone
Twitter – @StoneGrasp
Podcast – Adventures in Azeroth

Reminder: We no longer have a “CLEAN” tag.