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All posts for the month March, 2019

We have a super special April Fool’s Day episode for you. Also we break open a bottle of 27 year old scotch to honour Tulli.

News
– Darkmoon Faire Soon™
– Green Teams
– State of the Challengers on the Front Page.
– Walk to End ALS Fundraiser: http://als.wowchallenges.com

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.

Once again, Leeta tells Stone to SHUT UP! She’s such a meanie!

News
– Trial of Style
– State of Challengers page update
– Walk to End ALS Fundraiser: http://als.wowchallenges.com

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.

Congrats to our very own Social Media Manager, Nisey, whose paladin, Soulshield, just became the second Blood Thirsty to hit 120. Soulshield was her oldest living challenger, taking nearly three years to reach this point with a /played time of 16 day and 3 hours.

When asked about difficult moments and close calls, she said: “Well, I think the hardest part was paying attention at times, it was super easy to zone out and end up not where I wanted to be or pulling more than I had wanted.

Also, I did have one really close calls on this character, in Outlands over in Nagrand. Somehow I pulled two Talbuks instead of one and when they run up to you they charge and hit you for a pretty good amount and these two hit me at pretty much the same time and dropped me so low I had the red screen of death flashing and I was popping everything I could and healing like crazy to get back up to a safer health to finish killing them.

When a challenger hits max-level, we always ask them to share a leveling tip for others: “As far as recommendations for other BT’s, I guess be flexible, be patient, and scout. At times I would take a non-challenge character out to look over where I wanted to grind, and I would kill a few mobs and just sit and watch for a little bit too, to make sure nothing nasty would patrol through that area. This also helped me in figuring out how to get to those areas using a ground mount for places that I couldn’t fly in (like in BfA for example).

Always be flexible with everything, be willing to at least try out a different spec if you are curious to how it’s going to handle. I tried out protection for like three kills, and went back to Ret.

Be willing to have to change the spot you had planned on grinding in, or not work on that character right then if something not ideal is going on, such as a legion invasion taking over your grinding spot.

When asked if she wished she had Shadow Meld on the pally, Nisey responded: “Nope, not at all. Was fine without it, was able to get myself out of trouble without it, and I tried to be super careful about what I was doing.

What’s next for Nisey and her 815 other Blood Thirsty characters? She’s currently leveling a character in all of the challenges, so that’ll keep her busy on those as well as working on the other classes in the Blood Thirsty challenge. She has two characters at max level for Blood Thirsty, a Demon Hunter and now a Paladin; so two down and ten to go!

We are joined by a newcomer this week: Haddley C tells us her experiences with the challenges so far.

News
– Patch 8.1.5 Surprise!
– Walk to End ALS Fundraiser: http://als.wowchallenges.com

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

Haddley C
Discord: HaddleyC#4550
Email: haddleyc1@gmail.com
Instagram: haddley_c
Twitch: haddleyc
Twitter: @haddleyc

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.

Congratulations to 2Shankz, who just completed two challenges with the same toon! Twothirsty is the first 120 Blood Thirsty as well as the fourth max level Iron Man for Battle for Azeroth. Incredibly, he played the toon as a white-geared Blood Thirsty while following the rules of the Iron Man Challenge at the same time.

His /played is 15 days 10 hours, over the course of 3 years. When asked to tell us about the journey, he said that killing stuff in BFA was hard in white gear and long, taking up to 15 hours per level.

His advice? “When mobs were a level below it wasn’t too bad, but when they were the same level I would have to revive my pet every other pull even with cooldowns. To take advantage of this I would log out at 24.9% and come back when I had a couple of hours to play. If you log out at 25% then when you log in the mobs will be the same level as you. Doing this I was able to get to about 45% each level limiting the amount of time the mobs would be the same level as me.”

There were some scary moments. He had a couple of DC’s while in combat with a mob, which in white gear that pretty much guarantees a death as mobs can hit for 30% of your health at a time. “I was able to survive because every pull I would place a freezing trap in front of me. After I DC’d and the mob killed my pet it would walk into my freezing trap and when I would log back in it would still be in it. I don’t know if this would always work, but it worked the two times I needed it to. Placing a freezing trap at your feet is also useful when your pet is going to be dying regularly as it gives you plenty of time to revive your pet. Pro tip for hunters: Just be careful to cancel your auto attack and not use barb shot when your pet is close to dying as both will break the trap.”

What’s next for 2Shankz? “Next, I’ll probably take a break from the challenge. I might return to try to level a BFA Iron to max.”

Congratulations once again to 2Shankz and good luck on your future challenge endeavors!

PS Duckie joins us as a guest this week and shares his Iron adventures.

News
– Patch 8.1.5 Reminder
– Walk to End ALS Fundraiser: http://als.wowchallenges.com

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

PSDuckie
Twitch: PSDuckie

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.

Keithy joins us this week to share his tales of Relaxation, Jumbo BumBums, and some Crampy stuff. You’ve got to hear this!

News
– State of the Challengers webpage
– Patch 8.1.5 Impact to Challengers
– Darkmoon Faire (we mentioned it later on – whoops)
– Walk to End ALS Fundraiser: http://als.wowchallenges.com

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

Keithy1980
Discord: https://discord.gg/CP5zT6e
Twitch: Keithy1980
Twitter: Keithy1980tv

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.