We are joined by Ceraphus and Rho to tell us all about Con Before the Storm and World of Podcasts; the history of the events and the some of their unexpected surprises and challenges.  In the news we cover CBTS & World of Podcast panels we’re appearing in, our WoW Challenges BlizzCon lunch, The Summoning contest update and “The Score”. As always we cover the State of the Challengers; Leeta & Stone review their weeks into the challenges; We read your comments, feedback and answer your questions.

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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

Ceraphus
Twitch – Twitch.tv/Ceraphus
Twitter – @Ceraphus
Podcast – The Sundering (Twitter: @TheSundering)
Con Before the Storm (Twitter: @ConBeforeStorm)

Rho
Twitter – @RhoWoW
Podcasts – Realm Maintenance (Twitter: @RealmPodcast), Rolling Restart (Twitter: @RestartCast)
World of Podcasts (Twitter: @WorldOfPodcasts)

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.

jackHallow’s End is once again upon us! We’ve updated our 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/hallows-end-guide

Applicable Challenges: Generally Irons, Tins, Pacifists, Greens and Iron Teams may participate in Hallow’s End to some extent (depending on your specific challenge), however, Blood Thirsty and Blood Teams challengers may not participate due to their limited quest completion restrictions.

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-mapsAllowed: Irons, Pacifists, Tins, Greens, Iron Teams. Not Allowed: Bloods & Blood Teams.

Candy in General – The Tricky Treat candy and Hallow’s End Candy are NOT ALLOWED as they grant buffs to your character.

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. Once the event is over, these items will disappear from your bags. ALLOWED on all challengers.

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 immediately. Allowed: Irons, Pacifists, Tins, Greens, Iron Teams. Not Allowed: Bloods & Blood Teams.

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. ALLOWED on all challengers.

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. Allowed: Irons, Pacifists, Tins, Greens, Iron Teams. Not Allowed: Bloods & Blood Teams.

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

Hallowed Helm NOT ALLOWED: Cosmetic gear is no longer allowed to be equipped. This will red-flag your character.

Hallow’s End Themed Gear Warning: Hallow’s End Armor is now GREEN and will flag your Irons, Pacifists, Tins and Blood TEAMS challengers. Blood Thirsty (solo) and Green challengers can wear the Green / Uncommon armour.

Leeta & Stone (mostly Leeta) go waaaaay off topic this week.  We talk about the price of gasoline, the proper pronounciation of oui in French and unveil our new leveling contest: The Summoning!  This week’s news topics covered are: Hallow’s End Candy Buckets, The Summoning contest announcement, WoW Challenges BlizzCon Lunch, Con Before the Storm panels and Meet & Greet application and the Running of the Gnomes 2k18! As always we cover the State of the Challengers; Leeta & Stone review their weeks into the challenges; We read your comments, feedback and answer your questions.

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.

This week we’re joined by KhrysW! Despite being a relative newcomer to the challenges she gave us a great piece of advice for pacifists & fishing! In the news we cover: Mike Morhaime’s departure, Blizzard API changes, Iron/Blood Teams issue, Wandering Isle herb/mining node scaling, our Con Before the Storm panels, and a WoW Challenges BlizzCon lunch meetup! As always we cover the State of the Challengers; Leeta & Stone review their weeks into the challenges; We read your comments, feedback and answer your questions.

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

KhrysW
Moderator extraordinaire!

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.

It’s only been a week since Lyssan claimed the first spot on the Ironman Champion list, and now we have our second champion, Catster. This Night Elf rogue was started back in June 2016, which was 825 days ago, with a /played time of 390 hours.

When asked, “Was Battle for Azeroth a difficult expansion to level in?”, Ster said: “Being in a new zone presents new hazards and dangers, but overall, not too bad for an Iron challenger. So you might ask, what is the difficulty in getting to 120 today? Overall, I’d say the road is long from 1 to 120. You need to adjust your play style for the lengthy duration it takes. Most of my Iron Man deaths have been to carelessness that could have been prevented.”

Ster’s best advice to reach max cap? “Play conservatively, always leave an escape, and scout new areas before venturing in with a living Iron.”

Now that he’s gotten an Iron challenger to max level, Ster said he’ll be working on his Tin Man Druid and leveling a scout to 120 for the next expansion.

Below, you can find more suggestions for Battle for Azeroth leveling:

Hi everyone! Medieval Times saved World of Podcasts this year, so we’re already incredibly grateful to them. They’re not done yet. They’ve give us a discount code for folks heading to BlizzCon.  If you are going to the Medieval Times at Buena Park, California, head over to the Con Before the Storm discord and check out the details in the #announcements channel. Huge thank you to them!

We are joined by Xaya this week (he was last on nearly eleven months ago). We talk about his adventures in the Iron and Tin challenges and what his future plans are for his challengers. In the news we cover Brewfest wrapping up and the Con Before the Storm panels that Leeta and Stone are both participating in! As always we cover the State of the Challengers; Leeta & Stone review their weeks into the challenges; We read your comments, feedback and answer your questions.

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

Xaya
Discord: Xaya#9661

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.

It may come to no surprise to the Iron Man community, but Lyssan has become the first Battle for Azeroth Iron Man Champion on his Night Elf Priest. Completing the task with a /played time of thirty days and ten hours, with the journey from 110 to 120 taking roughly five to six days.

When asked if he had any near-death experiences from 110-120, Lyssan said “No, it was pretty uneventful. I had to Shadow Meld a couple of times but I wasn’t in immediate danger of dying. 110-120 is doable but you need a lot of patience, even more than before.”

His main advice for Iron challengers in Battle for Azeroth is “Stay in Legion for as long as you can. I moved to BfA at 114.5, and there is a lot of doable content in BfA, especially in Tiragarde Sound.”

Lyssan has crafted a longer post on the WoW Challenges forums with details and recommendations for taking on Battle for Azeroth leveling. You can view the post here: Lyssan-leveling from 110 to 120|WoW Challenges Forums

Congratulations once again, Lyssan, on becoming our first Battle for Azeroth Iron Man Champion!

Co-Authored with Ster. 

Congratulation to Ferreilean on becoming our third Battle for Azeroth Pacifist Champion!

Starting her Druid back in March of 2013, it took Ferre approximately 2,028 days to reach max level (a /played time of 18 days). Ferre likes to use Archeology to help level her Pacifists as we well know from the last time she was on the show for Ep. 130 “Ferre Digs It”. Ferreilean is her first character to obtain the title of Professor!

Level 115 brought a heart-stopping moment when flying to Southern Barrens. She got too close to a Horde camp and was shot at in the air. Ferre did manage to get away but her screen was flashing red and she ended up flagged for PvP.

When asked what’s next, Ferre said she has an Iron Druid at level 111 and that she’ll be working on that.

Congratulations once again Ferre and good luck on your Iron!

Ster joins us this week to share with us a boat-load of BFA tips and tricks!  We talk about the Virtual Ticket gifting changes, Con Before the Storm panels that Leeta and Stone are both participating in, Harvest Festival and Brewfest! As always we cover the State of the Challengers; Leeta & Stone review their weeks into the challenges; We read your comments, feedback and answer your questions.

Ster’s Slides

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Ster
Discord: Geek Roguester#8322

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.