The loremaster himself, Remedyz joins us from PwnCast! Rem tells us all about how he squirrels and what his plans are for his challenge toons (hopefully not dying). We discuss the Patch 8.0 changes, BlizzCon Ticket rename date change and plans for our upcoming 3-year anniversary show. Stone and Leeta talk about their week’s in WoW; we all cover the State of the Challenges and read listener questions & puns!
… And because we’re disorganzied, we talk about the new WoW Challenges community that will be created once 8.0 hits and DitchCon’s drink ticket wave.
This week we are joined by the very cool and chill twitch streamer Per0tin! He tells us all about his experiences in WoW and even a tip that we had NEVER heard before! Stone returns to cover the news, which is NOT MUCH. We are waiting with bated breath for the 8.0 pre-patch to drop! Stone and Leeta talk about their week’s in WoW; we all cover the State of the Challenges and read listener questions & puns!
Per0tin’s Advice The first piece of advice I would give, and it is something I always say is the biggest killer of any challenger (outside of a DC/lag spike or phase) is unfamiliarity. Always stick to what you know, even if it is a zone that everyone tells you is too dangerous. You’re far better off going to zones and doing quests that you know the mechanics, mob patterns, respawns etc in a quote “dangerous” zone, than you are doing a safer zone that you do not know. So firstly, stick to what you know.
Secondly when people ask me what class they should start a challenger on for their first attempt I usually lean toward either a hunter or a paladin, so you can’t really go wrong with either of those.
Lastly would be to take regular breaks, don’t feel bad about skipping quests, and when you die try not to get too disheartened and jump back on the horse sooner rather than later.
Oh and have fun!
Per0tin’s Tips & Tricks Helpful tips or tricks. Do the four starting zones each time to get the best white gear possible from quests, even if it takes you past 20. I’m often still finishing up the final zone at 22 but you still get ample experience.
Another would be to use the chauffer mount (on classes where you’re not in tank spec) until 60. Not being able to be dismounted could be a life saver, so forgo the extra speed for safety.
Be aware of when the vendor item sets are available and try and purchase those as soon as you can. Also periodically check the AH for shoulders and a cloak upgrade.
Set your hearthstone in the questing hubs inn that you’re working from and use it often to get out of caves etc. No need to take unnecessary risks in running out of caves.
Some slightly less obvious ones are: Use macros to your advantage, often times especially when you are in trouble it is easy to get flustered, so if you have an oh-crap macro that could save you in a bind.
Keep your head on a swivel at all times. If you are questing in a zone and you know you need to kill a named mob who would be risky solo and you see another player heading that way act quickly and get a sneaky tag in. The same is true of the other way around, careful with players rounding mobs up near you, it’s best to steer clear and not take any risks.
Sell items on a vendor mount if you have one to avoid accidently equiping a green or better item at a non-stationary vendor.
And my last tip would be to use critters to your advantage. Honestly, critters. My current Iron Mage is level 35 and arcane spec and I build up his arcane charges on critters before pulling quest mobs. You can do the same to generate rage and combo points for example. Use everything you have at your disposal to gain an advantage.
We catch up with Rogueslayer this week and hear how her challenge adventures in WoW are going. We talk Midsummer Fire Festival and Darkmoon Faire is approaching. And with Stone away this week, Leeta is joined by Ster and they share their tales as well as read the State of the Challengers and listener questions.
We are joined by Illeye (Dave the Hunter… not THAT hunter) to tell us his challenge tales in WoW. We talk about Warcraft’s free sub weekend and the Midsummer Fire Festival. Stone and Leeta share their adventures over the last week, read the State of the Challengers and listener questions.
Tiber returns after *almost* a year to the day, talking about adventures in WoW and his pacifists and iron challenge characters. We cover PTR 8.0, Midsummer Fire Festival, WoW Classic and Blizzard Password vulnerability. Stone and Leeta share their adventures over the last week, read the State of the Challengers and listener questions.
This week Taco joins us as our guest to talk about death by sneezing and all sorts of other great challenge leveling stories. We talk about the BFA World Launch, DitchCon, the Troll Run 2k18, Midsummer Fire Festival and Stone’s Walk for ALS. Leeta and Stone share their challenge adventures this week and read the State of the Challengers.
Ceraphus joins us this week to talk about Con Before the Storm and all the effort that gets put in to make it such a successful event. We also talk about lessons learned from this year’s 24-hour live stream. We talk about TotalBiscuit, Con Before the Storm, DitchCon, Lagging Balls BlizzCon Ticket Giveaway and Glowcap Festival. Leeta and Stone share their challenge adventures this week and read the State of the Challengers.
This week we are joined by Spoonie the Bard! He tells us how he discovered the challenges and had an accidental run-in with his Iron Teammate Taco. We talk about Con Before the Storm, DitchCon, no CTR Party, War Mode Scaling effects, Custom Contest changes, Teams Account Deletion, a new Spreadshirt code and Stone’s Walk for ALS. Leeta and Stone share their challenge adventures this week and read the State of the Challengers.
Please note from this episode forward we’ll be dropping the “CLEAN” tag from the show.
Belle, Queen of Pwncast, Ruler of Ditchcon, joins us this week to tell us all about her experience in WoW, what brought her into the game and where she’s at now. We talk about the Ditchcon Kickstarter (SOOOOOOON), Con Before the Storm, BlizzCon Ticket Sales, War Mode Rewards and how they relate to the challenges. Leeta and Stone share their challenge adventures this week and read the State of the Challengers.
Xortz joins us this week to talk about HIS PACIFIST (WHAT????) and his adventures in the Iron Teams challenge. For news we cover Con Before the Storm, Site Changes, Blood Thirsty TEAMS Rule change, and our Walk for ALS 24-hour Stream. Leeta and Stone share their challenge adventures this week and read the State of the Challengers.