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This week we are joined by Haggerty for the WoW Challenges Podcast! He tells us about his adventures with the Iron challenge so far. We also hear from Stone & Leeta about their weeks with their challenge characters.

World of Warcraft News

  • Con Before the Storm
    • Affiliate Meet & Greet: Thursday November 2nd at 10pm PDT
    • Warcraft Panel: Thursday November 2 at 11pm PDT / 2am EDT (Friday morning).
  • Hallow’s End – Ongoing, ends on November 1.
  • Minority Report Contest Update

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

Stone
Twitter – @StoneGrasp
Podcast – Adventures in Azeroth

Leeta
Twitter – @LeetaWoW
Podcasts:- Adventures in Azeroth

Haggerty
Twitch – Twitch.tv/theHaggerty
Twitter – @realTheHaggerty
YouTube – YouTube.com/HaggertyHaggs

Congratulations to Towny, his Draenei Paladin Annabolic just dinged 110 as an Ironman Champion, the 24th champion since Legion came out.

You may know Towny from his past guest appearance on Episode 81 of the WoW Challenges Podcast and his famously named Pacifist named Snuffletips.  Pally Annabolic was born in February of this year and dinged today (October), 242 days later.   Next time Towny is on the podcast, we’ll ask him what his /played time is.

Annabolic was grand-fathered early on the Tinman list, meaning he played his Tin under the stricter ironman rules.  This is Towny’s 2nd max-level ironman, “Bazta” is #18 on the champion’s list, dinging that toon during the mid-summer festival.

So “grats” Towny, we wish you best of luck with Shnuffletips and look forward to your next visit to hear about your adventures!

Editor’s Note: ‘Ster is the original author, Stone edited and posted.

 

jackHallow’s End is upon us and I’ve written up a quick list of do’s and don’t’s to help guide you through the event. Hallow’s End runs from October 18 through November 1. Here’s Wowhead’s guide: https://www.wowhead.com/news=274251/hallows-end-2017-holiday-updates-and-guide

Blood Thirsty Warning: Generally events don’t apply to Bloods, Hallow’s End is no exception. Completing quests will count against you.

Candy Buckets – This is a great time to pick up some relatively easy XP. You can get free experience by going to inns all across the World of Warcraft and looting the candy buckets. A list of all candy buckets can be found here: https://www.wowhead.com/hallows-end-guide#candy-bucket-locations-and-maps

Candy in General – The candy themselves are probably not a good idea to you. The Tricky Treat candy, for example, gives your character a 4% bonus to your speed. Yes, you’ve earned that item on your character but it is giving you a buff…  it’s the same way as buying buff food… you’ve earned the gold for it yes, but the buff itself is not allowed. The Hallow’s End Candy also does give benefits that are not allowed for your challenger.

Apple Bobbing – Apples from the bucket are okay. They return 75% of your health over 25 seconds while eating, however, do not give any buffs. Please keep in mind these can only be used during the Hallow’s End event… after November 1, these items will disappear from your bags.

The Wicker Man – It is okay to do the Wicker Man quest only. In the process of doing the quest you will receive a buff that gives you a bonus to experience and reputation. The buff itself is NOT ALLOWED. Please right-click it off before turning in any other quests. This is similar to the Midsummer Fire Festival buff that was also not allowed.

Tricky Treats – You are allowed to collect the Tricky Treats and use them to buy pets, mounts and rewards, however, please keep in mind that any items purchased are still subject to the Challenge Rules. You can buy a battle pet no problem… you just can’t use it on that Challenge Character.

There are new items you can buy with your tricky treats in 2017:

Headless Horseman Defeated in Town – In Brill, Goldshire or wherever, you will be able to douse the fires of the headless horseman and defeat him. You are allowed to loot the pumpkin. However, you will receive a buff called “Victory!” that can’t be removed unless you’re out of the town. When it’s time to leave the town, simply right-click the buff off and you’ll be good to go. Fire Warning: the fire WILL kill your challenger. Take care when the Horseman is around.

Headless Horseman Dungeon – You are not allowed to queue for the Headless Horseman dungeon as this is against the rules of all challenges.

Hallowed Helm (Gear Exception)– This piece of gear is equipped on your head. Normally this would red-flag you since it’s a blue item, however, I’ve made an exception in the code to allow this gear since it provides no boosts or bonuses… it’s purely cosmetic.

Gear Warning: Hallow’s End Armor is now GREEN and will flag you!

All Other Quests – All other quests should be allowed. I don’t see anything in particular that would not be allowed.

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

We announce the Minority Report contest details and talk about Leeta and Stone’s weeks in the Challenge-verse.

World of Warcraft News

  • Minority Report Level Contest STARTS NOW!
  • Stone is on the Warcraft Panel at Con Before the Storm.
    • Thursday November 2 at 11pm PDT / 2am EDT (early Friday morning).
  • Running of the Gnomes
  • Hallow’s End
  • Adding Guilds to the Site
  • Addition of Guides & Tips n’ Tricks sections

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

Stone
Twitter – @StoneGrasp
Podcast – Adventures in Azeroth

Leeta
Twitter – @LeetaWoW
Podcasts:- Adventures in Azeroth

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

Rogueslayer returns to join Stone and Leeta, answering community questions and telling us about her challenge adventures.

World of Warcraft News

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

Stone
Twitter – @StoneGrasp
Podcast – Adventures in Azeroth

Leeta
Twitter – @LeetaWoW
Podcasts:- Adventures in Azeroth

Rogueslayer
Twitter – @Rogueslayer1
Instagram – Rogueslayer1
Tumblr – Rogueslayer1

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

Nisey joins Stone and Leeta once again to let us know how her legions of Blood Thirsty challengers have been doing.

World of Warcraft News

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

Stone
Twitter – @StoneGrasp
Podcast – Adventures in Azeroth

Leeta
Twitter – @LeetaWoW
Podcasts:- Adventures in Azeroth

Nisey
Twitter – @NiseyBGN
Discord (WoW Challenges Mod): Nisey

This year’s Harvest Festival has started and will run through to October 6, the same day Brewfest completes. You can check out our Brewfest guide here: http://wowchallenges.com/index.php?Blog=1183

Harvest Festival basically has one quest that leads you to honor a hero. Alliance characters are sent from Ironforge to Uther’s Tomb, while Horde characters are sent from Orgrimmar to Grom’s Monument.

This is actually a great opportunity to grab some nice 4% / second health & mana food. This food will scale with your level… STOCK UP NOW!

This quest is okay for Irons, Pacifists and Tins (sorry, no Blood Thirsty love, y’all too gory for questing).

You can read through the Wowhead guide here: https://www.wowhead.com/harvest-festival-guide

 

We’ve been talking about making these changes since the end of the last contest, well… the time is finally here. Blood Thirsty challengers that currently exist on the site will still be held to the old rule, however, new challengers will be held to the new rule. The change will officially take effect on Sept.28 2017 at 3am Eastern.

Blood Thirsty challengers are now allowed to only complete 4 quests and still remain green-flagged. Completing 5 to 9 quests will result in a yellow flag. Completing 10 or more quests will result in a red-flag.

Death Knights, Demon Hunters, Goblins, Pandaren, and Worgen are all allowed to complete their introductory / starter zone quests.  Additionally, we are allowing a handful of quests to allow you access to the Mists of Pandaria and Legion expansion zones. We’ve put up a page that tells you the ending quest of each chain.

To check if you’ve completed any quests on your challenger there will be gold exclamation mark near your character name (much like the WoW quest indicator). In this page you’ll see a brief summary of the quests you’ve completed along with a list of the quests completed that will count against you. There is not much we can do to remove a quest that has been completed, but if you see a completed quest that you think should count be allowed, please let us know.

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

Xortz the Goblin joins Stone and Leeta once again to let us know how his challengers have been faring.

World of Warcraft News

  • Brewfest
  • Harvest Festival
  • Con Before the Storm – Warcraft Panelist
  • State of the Challenges

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

Stone
Twitter – @StoneGrasp
Podcast – Adventures in Azeroth

Leeta
Twitter – @LeetaWoW
Podcasts:- Adventures in Azeroth

Xortz
Twitter – @XortztheGoblin

We are very proud and honoured to announce that the WoW Challenges Podcast & Adventures in Azeroth podcast will be taking a seat in the World of Warcraft panel at this year’s Con Before the Storm – World of Podcasts event on Thursday November 2nd at the Hilton Anaheim at BlizzCon!

This is HUGE for us, both as a community and as a podcast.

Thank you to all of you for your effort, enthusiasm and dedication to our community and a big thank you to the folks that advocated and backed us. We will not let you down!