The WoW Challenges Podcast keeps the World of Warcraft Community up to date with news and information covering all Challenges: Iron, Blood Thirsty, Pacifist, Tin, Green and Teams! The podcast records live on Saturday nights at 7pm Eastern at Twitch.tv/WoWChallenges. Questions can be directed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children’s Week runs from April 30th to May 7th this year. The WoWhead.com guide has been updated but we are not seeing anything new for this year.
You are allowed to do quests or achievements for the event unless they break the rules of whichever challenge you are doing. Blood Thirsty challengers, this is a questing event, since you are not allowed to quest you’ll need to sit this one out. Since someone will ask it, I’ll say it: Doing the quests or achievements that require you to bring the orphan into a dungeon or battleground will get you flagged.
You can earn toys, battle pets, and pet care packages for pet related things… these are all okay to earn for your account, but you are still not allowed to use those pets to level up your challenge character.
We are joined by Ashayo! He talks about his Pacifist Challenger and how levelling with mining and herbing is going now since Patch 7.3.5. We talk about the news: Rogue Rumble contest, BfA Beta and site changes. Leeta and Nisey share their challenge adventures this week and read the State of the Challengers.
We are joined by Leila and Turwinkle! They cover all their Iron Teams adventures and discuss poor John’s unfortunate decision to jump off the zeppellin. WHY, JOHN, WHY?? We talk about the news: Con Before the Storm Kickstarter, No XP Buff for World PvP Flagging, Rogue Rumble contest, Blood Thirsty Kills adjustment, status of the new Blood Thirsty Teams and Green Man challenge. Leeta and Stone share their challenge adventures this week and read the State of the Challengers.
When Patch 7.3.5 came in, the amount of experience granted from killing rares was increased. Due to this increase, the amount of kills required for the Blood Thirsty Challenge has been adjusted slightly. This adjustment can be found in rule 7a of the Blood Thirsty Challenge, pictured below.
This past weekend, Stone (aka The Giant Sentient Beach Ball), got a chance to chat with Kevin, Chris and Gavrill, the hosts of Azeroth Coast to Coast, about all things WoW Challenges. We talk about the basics of the challenges as well as what has happened since Patch 7.3.5 landed and what could possibly happen with the upcoming stat squish. We also talked about the currently running Rogue Rumble contest and what we could possibly do with replacing First Aid for challengers.
Rogueslayer joins us tonight, sharing with us her escapades in the challenges since the patch dropped. We announce details for the Rogue Rumble, our 2-week Iron leveling contest. We also cover the BlizzCon announcement and ticket sales dates as well as a potential new Green-Man challenge. Leeta and Stone share their challenge adventures this week and read the State of the Challengers.
Finally! We get our first Triple Crown Challenge Champion, Neverdied, to join us and impart his wisdom upon us all. We talk about Battle for Azeroth release date announced, the Xorothian Cultists have begun channeling again and a new Leveling Contest is announced. Leeta and Stone share their adventures in the challenges and read the State of the Challengers.
Five, who was a guest on Podcast #110, recently dinged 110 on his NE Rogue Pacifist named Fivecurmudgn. He started in June of last year and it took 303 days of grinding (a little over 9 days of /played time) to hit max level.
When asked about his toon, Five mentioned several things. “The 1-60 bracket is mostly dailies, herbing, and mining. The 60-110 levels are very easy post-patch, in fact, if you can make it to 60, you’re golden. After 60, it’s mostly dailies, exploring, and archaeology. This toon did not step foot in Legion, keeping mostly to WoD areas. Rogue is a great choice for a Pacifist due to Vanish, Sap, Distract, and Blind.”
When asked what’s next, Five mentioned he’s now attempting a Monk Pacifist, since he killed his 27 hunter by “equipping a fancy schmancy Noblegarden Egg Basket”. We hear you Five, we’ve all equipped green gear by accident too. Good luck with the Monk!
Nobelgarden is here for one week only! The event runs from April 2nd through April 9th. We’re using the WoWHead.com Noblegarden Guide to cover what you can and can’t do for your Challengers.
Noblegarden Chocolates: Yes and no. You are allowed to use them to regain your health, however, they provide a buff (Stamina and Spirit) that must be removed. Right-click the buff off.
Vanity Clothes: You are able to use the Noblegarden Chocolates to obtain all of these items however, due to these items being changed to green quality, only Blood Thirsty challengers are allowed to equip them.
New to 2018: The holiday attire has been added to the appearance tab and you can transmog to it during the Noblegarden event. This will only affect the Blood Thirstys as they are the only challengers who can transmog.
Egg Basket: The Borrowed Egg Basket is allowed. It has an on-use effect that increases your speed by 60% for 10 seconds only during the Noblegarden event and only in areas where there are brightly colored eggs found ie. starting zones. The green quality Egg Basket you receive when turning in the quest A Tisket, a Tasket, a Noblegarden Basket is not allowed (except for Blood Thirstys if you really want to burn a quest).