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This Week in Trek Episode 328, “Borg Patented Assimilation Procedure™”

This Week in Trek Episode 328, “Borg Patented Assimilation Procedure™”

| February 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

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News

Anovos Discovery Phaser review.

Quinto to do “In Search Of” remake. 10 eps for Hist channel.

Star Trek Continues sets to be preserved where they are (Kingsland, GA). Transferred to Ray Tesi.

Ten Forward:

Chris on Twitter: Your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Which Trek engineer would you call first to repair it?

Star Trek in pop culture:

Madam Secretary (2016), S3 E4. This scene: Political talk

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Last week in Trek

Episode insight: VOY: S6, E2. Survival Instinct

Character insight: James Horan

This Week in Trek Episode 327-Discovery Edition, “A moon full of spores makes Discovery go ’round”

This Week in Trek Episode 327-Discovery Edition, “A moon full of spores makes Discovery go ’round”

| February 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

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Our look at Star Trek Discovery Episode 14, “The War Without, The War Within”

World Of Warcast Episode 276, “Remember when getting a gold was hard?”

World Of Warcast Episode 276, “Remember when getting a gold was hard?”

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

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Ren:

N/A monk now level 74 with 2 days 18 hours played and over 20k gold

Boosted my 62 paladin to 110

Mike:

Rep grinding

This Week in WoW

Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl yesterday and today

Arena Bonus Event til Tuesday

Love Is In the Air Feb 2-16 (see news)

Darkmoon Faire starts Sunday

Next Tuesday: World Quest Bonus Event and PvP Brawl: Southshore vs. Tarren Mill

News

Hofixes:

All accounts have 16 character slots per realm

Preorder for Battle of Azeroth

No official release date

Server issues

Perk: quests to unlock allied races

Nightborne: Exalted with the The Nightfallen and completion of Insurrection

Void Elf: Exalted with Argussian Reach and completion of You Are Now Prepared!

Lightforged Draenei: Exalted with Army of the Light and completion of You Are Now Prepared!

Highmountain Tauren: Exalted with Highmountain Tribe and completion of Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Remember: DMF hat/carousel give rep bonuses, and next week is the world quest event which gives rep bonuses as well.

Walking into Light’s Hope Cathedral with a void elf sparks some interesting conversation.

http://www.wowhead.com/attunement

The economic impact of allied races over the next few weeks

Void Elves Everywhere! “Void elves are alliance only because they were crying and wanted their own blood elves”. – from Joe on the forums via a YouTuber he was watching

Unlocking races on factions: you can do the requirements on either side but you need someone on that faction to do the unlock quests. (An Alliance member can have the achievements for Nightborne and Highmountain Tauren, but a 110 Horde must do the quests)

Collector’s Edition perks

Gilded Ravasaur (Horde) and Seabraid Stallion (Alliance) mounts

Tottle turtle (aquatic) pet

Overwatch voice lines, emotes, sprays and icons

Heroes of the Storm Primal Flamesaber mount

Starcraft II sprays

Hearthstone card pack, Azeroth is Burning

No Diablo perk

110 Boost details

Boosts any toon to 110

Hearthstone and Dalaran hearthstone; hearthstone reset to Dalaram inn

3 level 870 artifact relics

Level 35 artifact power and first artifact weapon (make sure you’re in the right spec!)

Flight Master’s Whistle

Kirin Tor supply bag, which contains basic food, water, starter ancient mana, ancient potions, mana diving stone, a tome of the tranquil mind

If you are 60 or over, boosts primary professions to 700 and first aid to 700

Suramar is open to the extent that Thalyrissa is there and will give you the first few quests — no longer have to do the opening scenario of finding her and escorting her in

Does NOT come with a level 3 WOD garrison – reports if you boost a “Character Trial to 100” toon to permanent 110 that you will get the garrison

Battle for Azeroth System Requirements

Windows machines will need 64-bit systems

Minimum processor: Intel Core i5-760 or AMD FX 8100 or higher, recommended i7 4770 or AMD FX 8310 – basically need at least a quad core machine now

Video cards: 2GB minimum on video board, GeForce GT 560, AMD Radeon 7850 or Intel 530 – recommended GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 280 (up from 1GB cards)

Memory: Minimum 4GB, recommends 8 GB (up from 2)

Storage: 70 GB, recommends SSD, up from 45

No changes to minimum resolution/display

Love Is In The Air – Feb 2-16

Speculation that the new flower crowns datamined earlier will be perks for this year’s Love Is In the Air

Classic interview

Old code no longer compiles

Old database no longer works

New graphics are on the table, wants to hear from the community

My guess – not until 2019

Forum people are SO IMPATIENT.

Naked & Afraid

51 unique participants

Rule change: Allied Race Division

Current highest level: 74

Three characters at 60

Mod of the Cast: Memoria (Tororosso) – https://wow.curseforge.com/projects/memoria

Joe posted a screenshot macro on the Naked and Afraid discussion board that displays played time and takes a screenshot 0.2 seconds after

Tororosso posted about Memoria, an addon that takes a screenshot automatically for different milestones, such as leveling, achievements, reputation levels, or when a battleground or arena ends.

Only issue with Memoria is that it doesn’t put in the /played time, unless you’ve put it in right before you ding

World Of Warcast Episode 275, “Hand-harvested free-range Cobalt Ore”

World Of Warcast Episode 275, “Hand-harvested free-range Cobalt Ore”

| January 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

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Ren:

N&A monk now level 62 with 1 day 20 hours /played and almost 15k gold

Utilized the one-switch rule to respec from brewmaster to windwalker around level 45

Went “in order” until about level 40, and then went out of order doing zones where I had no transmogs (Burning Steppes, Stonetalon, and Southern Barrens) – thank you All The Things.

Finished to 60 in Winterspring to level up mining

Went straight to Northrend (Howling Fjord), skipped Outland entirely

Mike:

Working on rep and mounts.

Still working on that Nerf Scrapbots achievement. Is it bugged?

This Week in WoW

Burning Crusade Timewalking

Call of the Scarab ended Tuesday

Arena Skirmishes start Tuesday

Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl mini event Wednesday

News

Battle of Azeroth Collectors’ Edition perks datamined – https://www.wowhead.com/news=281070/battle-for-azeroth-collectors-edition-rewards-seabraid-stallion-gilded-ravasaur-?webhook/battle-for-azeroth-collectors-edition-rewards-seabraid-stallion-gilded-raptor-to – Seabraid Stallion (Alliance), Gilded Ravasaur (Horde) and Tottle (turtle pet)

Shu-zen, the Divine Sentinel flying dog mount datamined – probably part of Lunar Festival (Year of the Dog) starting Feb 16

Transmog bug – people reporting not being able to transmog while wearing some items from [Satchel of Helpful Goods]

Changes to Recruit a Friend:

Experience gains reduced from 200 to 50%.

Heirloom XP bonus no longer stacks with RAF XP bonuses

Patch 7.3.5 hotfixes this week

Lost Mail – now properly spawns at random Dalaran locations and Postmaster title is now account-wide.

Fixed the Normal/Heroic HP pool boss switch

Raiding fixes take boss HP levels BELOW previous levels

Fixed the bug that made pet names disappear

Boulder quest in Redridge has been fixed

Patch 7.3.5 – Leveling

Transitions between expansions

No big gear reset until level 61, when item levels jumped from 60 to 80

Professions do transfer but not smoothly

When you buy your skill for mining/herbs from 300, it now goes to 450 instead of 375 (both expansions)

Experience with mining: could gather and learn to smelt both Fel Iron (Outland) and Cobalt Ore (Northrend). Started with 252 mining; could only gather Cobalt Ore Nuggets

By level 325, still only collecting nuggets. Went to Outland and confirmed I could collect whole Fel Iron Ore. However, Fel Iron was gray (getting no skill). Cobalt Ore still orange (getting skill)

Last level to get Cobalt Nuggets: 340. Started getting whole cobalt at 341. Cobalt Ore gathers still orange and still getting orange skill from smelting. Turned Yellow at 350. Turned Green at 362.

Can get 80+ mining skill points off smelting alone (started slowing down at 355) – market has not caught up on all servers, but on Silvermoon ore is selling for 5x more than bars.

Filius reported re: manufacturing professions, also skipping to Northrend: There are recipes to make things at your level, but the results may not be usable. Was making potions that he could create in low 60s that were only usable by mid-70s.

Idea: how to find what’s good to sell?

Naked & Afraid 2018

Cattarina is new winner of the Shaman Challenge with 2 days 1 hour

Up to 41 participants, 28 of whom are now 20 or over

All classes represented, with most popular being druids (9) and monks (7); least represented, shaman (1) and priest (2)

8 participants currently have more than 1000 gold. Two have 3000 or more, and one has nearly 15,000

Minor rule clarifications:

Auction mules may not do anything but buy and sell — no primary or secondary skill use (cooking, disenchanting, smelting).

Some confusion over mounts and which you can use

Some confusion over use of inherent class abilities such as hunter pet respeccing and use of monk daily

Filius is also live streaming

Lessons Learned: Lessons in the leveling experience from our Discord family

Restrictions: not as bad as Ironman Challenge

This Week in Trek Episode 326, “It’s fine”

This Week in Trek Episode 326, “It’s fine”

| January 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

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News

Jason Issacs nominated for best actor – Empire Magazine awards.

The Shape of Water nominated for several Oscars.

New gear on the Star Trek store.

Also – Charon

Ten Forward:

Chris on Twitter: “Watch DS9 season2 Past Tense: Part 1 and part 2. Seriuosly.”

Which would you rather have: a great Trek story that breaks cannon or an average story that doesn’t break cannon?

Star Trek in pop culture:

Veep (2016), HBO. Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Political comedy / drama. In this season finale, there’s a close election just like the one in 2016.

00:14

Last week in Trek

Episode insight: DS9, S3: Past Tense Part 1

Character insight: Sito Jaxa

Subspace communications

This Week in Trek Episode 325-Discovery Edition, “Fidget Spinners Were the Last Thing on Their Minds”

This Week in Trek Episode 325-Discovery Edition, “Fidget Spinners Were the Last Thing on Their Minds”

| January 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

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Our look at Star Trek Discovery Episode 12, “Vaulting Ambition”

World Of Warcast Episode 274, “Gallywix of Silvermoon”

World Of Warcast Episode 274, “Gallywix of Silvermoon”

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

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Ren –

Did transmog count, found out only had 17% of mail transmogs

Kind of Argussed out

Running WoW off new SSD .. makes an enormous difference

Mike –

Still having problems with XT achievement. One day we get to 18, the next, 0

I got a pony!

I lost 700 achievement points, probably due to rearranging the achivements.

Mournful Moan of Murmur is now up and running after TWO YEARS of being broken.

I have not yet tried to level a toon yet.

The price of Celendras dropped like a rock. From 750k to 50k.

When you go into Ulduar, it’s now 10-man no matter what you set raid to.

It took forever to kill Galleon and Sha of Anger.

Zone quests are now gauged by chapters, not numbers of quests completed.

I was mailed all the new mats.

This Week in WoW

Pet Battle Event

Call of the Scarab – Jan 21-23

Patch 7.3.5

Patch notes: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/21365423

Undocumented patch notes

Known issues:

Mobile/web AH disabled

Dungeon boss HP levels reversed Normal vs. Heroic

Raid boss difficulty – difficulty turned up for Warlords/Pandaria raids to put in line with leveling characters but overtuned them

Pet names disappearing

New backpack slots not showing up right away for new authenticators

Last wing of Argus LFR was bugged – if you wipe you can’t get back in

Redridge quest Saving Foreman Oslow not working

Patch 7.3.5: Leveling

The leveling experience: uneven reviews

Journey vs destination

Ren’s personal experiences doing N&A and feedback from the N&A participants

Professions: 1-60 profession progression still klunky

Still have old gathers (copper ore, thorium ore, peacebloom, goldthorn) tied to former zones

Level gains from herb/ore gathers still about the same as it was – about 1.7% of total level XP per gather for lower level gathers (reduces over time – was down slightly below 1% at level 63)

Leather/cloth gathers still tied to former zones (eg. leather experiment in Azeroth, cloth in BC/WOTLK)

Mobs and equipment scale to the toon, but profession drops still scale to the zone

Pro: You can still do predictable lower level farming

Con: Leveling might be a freedom of choice experience, but leveling professions is not — still tied to old zone definitions

Solution: Flatten mats to three tiers — levels 1-20, 20-40 and 40-60.

Enchanting squish did not go far enough, may have skipped guild banks entirely

Naked & Afraid 2018

Ren is level 19 in N&A – not highest toon but has the most gold (Maxx, gnome outlaw rogue, is level 30 with 9 hours /played)

Started Wednesday, 1/17 – join in anytime

3 official servers but you don’t have to join

Lots of minor rule clarifications, one major change

Almost 30 official participants so far

Shout out to MythGamingMN for streaming his N&A.

Mod of the Cast: Pawn

Mod of the Cast (Mike): All The Things

This Week in Trek Episode 325, “Two Baloks are better than one”

This Week in Trek Episode 325, “Two Baloks are better than one”

| January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

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News

Wilson Cruz is in the credits as a ”recurring guest star” because series regulars are exclusive to that project. He can’t be exclusive because he is also recurring on another series called 13 Reasons Why.

“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine — Volume 2” soundtrack collection is now available at LaLaLandRecords.com

March 6 on Netflix: ALIENS ATE MY HOMEWORK is a new film featuring William Shatner.

https://trekmovie.com/2018/01/12/report-viacom-and-cbs-considering-re-merging-deal-would-bring-star-trek-under-single-company/

Cosmos S2 coming

Finally, Seattle! Remembering Leonard Nimoy will air on KBTC – February 22nd at 9pm.

Ten Forward:

Chris on Twitter: Who do u think would have been a great guest star on TOS when it aired in the 60’s?

Star Trek in pop culture:

Camp Nowhere, 1994. Christopher Lloyd, Also Kate Mulgrew & Jonathan Frakes.

In this scene, the kids are writing a fake letter to home cuz they’re actually not at camp.

00:13

Last week in Trek

Episode insight: TNG: S5, Unification 2

Character insight: The characters of Mark Lenard

This Week in Trek Episode 324-Discovery Edition, “Saru got a name, Saru free!”

This Week in Trek Episode 324-Discovery Edition, “Saru got a name, Saru free!”

| January 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

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Our look at Star Trek Discovery Episode 11, “The Wolf Inside”

This Week in Trek Episode 324, “Zoomin N’Hance”

This Week in Trek Episode 324, “Zoomin N’Hance”

| January 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

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News

William Shatner appointed to the Order of Canada for his contributions to pop culture. bit.ly/shatroc

Get tickets for WILLIAM SHATNER at STAR TREK:ORIGINAL SERIES SET TOUR! Saturday May 5th on The Enterprise sets in Ticonderoga N.Y. 12883

Tickets are available at startrektour.com

Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz on several magazine covers this week.

https://shop.startrek.com/dept/new-arrivals

Ten Forward:

Chris on Twitter: Who do u think is the best singer in Trek? My vote is Jeri Ryan.

Star Trek in pop culture:

“Littlest Petshop” S1, E16. The owner gets a new truck & the pets explore it.

Last week in Trek

Episode insight: TNG: S5, Unification 1

Character insight: Ensign Tess Allenby

Subspace communications