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Hi everyone,

For most folks reading this, you probably won’t care or worry about what we’re going to write about. Sorry about that, eh (I’m Canadian), I’ll try and make this short and sweet. For folks that currently support us financially (or want to) you might find this interesting (or not, I dunno… I’m not a pro writer).

Patreon has told us they are not rolling out the new fee changes. This is good. It doesn’t mean there won’t be changes forthcoming, though, as they have challenges to overcome.

For us, it means I won’t discontinuing our Patreon service; not right away, anyway. I set my own deadline of Dec.17 (day before the changes were going to roll out), if they did not change, then we’d pull the plug on Patreon.

So, Patreon absolutely does not make or break WoW Challenges, however, it most certainly helped and was far more trusted. It was a convenient way to incorporate some cool hooks into discord and had only a minimal amount of maintenance. We lost ~50% of our Patreon support (I am completely good with sending Patreon a message – I did it too) and some of you were gracious enough to find alternative means to continue to support us financially. Thank you so much!

We will be holding out final podcast of the year this Saturday. After that I’ll be looking at “financial support” as a whole and seeing where Patreon fits into that. The trust has most certainly been broken, however, overall, I feel like our current setup without Patreon will require a lot of maintenance. I’ll be looking to see if we can keep Patreon as a “lesser used” platform for folks that want to support that way (again, we’ll see what changes they decide to actually roll out with) and see if I can figure out an “easy to use” maintenance system to keep up with all of your help and ensure you get recognition (if you want it).

I know some folks don’t care about recognition, but it’s important to me that if we’re going to accept financial support we provide SOME KIND of recognition; over the next 2-3 weeks I’ll have more news on what changes (if any) are made.

I really appreciate all the support you’ve shown to the WoW Challenges community, whether it has been through dollars, retweeting, chatting with us during our shows or streams or just generally being a good person in Discord. It really means a lot.

Thank you!

Stone

We had the honour of joining Rodney & Kevin this past weekend for Episode 170 of The Darkmoon Herald. We talked about how WoW Challenges cranks up the difficulty with WoW leveling. We also talked about transmog (Stone does transmog?) and our thoughts on the coming patch. We had a super awesome time with them, despite Rodney’s “technical difficulties” due to Monster + Coffee. 😀

Head over here to download the episode and give it a listen!

http://ngeonline.com/podcasts/dmh_170/

The main with the most amazing pair of pants, AwesomeTrousers, joins Stone and Leeta on the show this week. We talk about Patch 7.3.5, Iron Rules changes, Iron Teams progress and a bit about the next contest. They also chat about their week with their challenge characters, run down this week’s State of the Challengers and respond to community questions.

World of Warcraft News

  • Patch 7.3.5 after holidays
  • Iron Rule changes
  • Iron Team Challenge Update
  • Contest Ask

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

AwesomeTrousers
Twitter – @AwesomeTrousers
Discord – AwesomeTrousers#7046

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

Stone
Twitter – @StoneGrasp
Podcast – Adventures in Azeroth

 

Our newest Pacifist Champion, Ferre, joins Stone and Leeta to share her four-year journey, finally reaching Level 110 as a Pacifist challenger. We talk about Patch 7.3.5, Darkmoon Faire and progress on the Iron Team challenge.  They chat about their week with their challenge characters, run down this week’s State of the Challengers and respond to community questions.

World of Warcraft News

  • Patch 7.3.5 on PTR
  • Darkmoon Faire
  • Iron Team Challenge

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

Ferre
Forums – Ferrestella

This will be a short episode this week as it was not really recorded live. Stone talks about Pilgrim’s Bounty, the WoW 13th Anniversary event, the new Iron Teams challenge progress and we have Mrs.Stone and Bozo#2 to read the State of the Challengers. The recording can be found through patreon: the video will be up in the Patrons video list in a week or you can just go look at the VoD on Twitch.

World of Warcraft News

  • Pilgrim’s Bounty
  • WoW 13th Anniversary
  • Iron Team Challenge

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

 

Pilgrim’s Bounty starts today, November 20th 2017 and will run up to and including November 27th 2017. 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:

Battle Pets: You can win 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.

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, however, Irons are only allowed to complete the quests where you can buy the items.

Completing the dailies will give you a Pilgrim’s Bounty reward 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: Unforunately 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.

This week Aprillian joins Stone and Leeta to share her recent adventures in World of Warcraft. We talk about Pilgrim’s Bounty and the WoW 13th Anniversary event. The new Iron Teams challenge rules are also discussed. They also chat about their week with their challenge characters and as always run down the State of the Challengers and respond to community questions.

World of Warcraft News

  • Pilgrim’s Bounty
  • WoW 13th Anniversary
  • Iron Team Challenge

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

Aprillian
Twitter – @Aprillian
Podcast – Ctrl-Alt-WoW@CtrlAltWoW

Starting tomorrow we’ll be celebrating World of Warcraft’s 13th anniversary. You can see a full write-up of what to expect here: https://www.wowhead.com/event=693/wows-13th-anniversary. The event concludes on November 30.

The Celebration Package, while great for your regular alts, 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 actually two daily quests available:

A Time to Reflect is available for ALL LEVELS. Irons and Tins 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.

 

Two weeks ago, we were privileged to be a panelist Con Before the Storm’s World of Podcast Warcraft panel live at BlizzCon 2017. We truly appreciate all the support we’ve gotten from everyone in the community. Thank you all.

It is one thing to sit in front of a camera and talk to a chat room; it is a completely different experience to sit in front of a packed house with all eyes on you. I have a ton of respect for the professional podcasters we all know and love and now even more respect for those that are able to pull it off in front of a live audience.

You can find the audio for our Warcraft panel at the d20crit site: http://d20crit.com/podcasts/world-of-podcasts/cbts-2017-6-world-of-warcraft/.

This week Xaya, an Iron Veteran, returns for the WoW Challenges Podcast!  He talks about his leveling and losing his Iron Warrior. We also hear from Stone & Leeta about their weeks with their challenge characters. As always we run down the State of the Challengers and respond to community questions.

World of Warcraft News

  • Minority Report Contest Wrap Up
  • DK/DH Fix for Tins
  • BlizzCon Incoming!
  • 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).
  • Beard Dyeing for ALS Walk Fundraiser
    • Monday October 30 at 630pm PDT / 930pm EDT
    • Streamed at Twitch.tv/WoWChallenges

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

Xaya
Forums – Xaya