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World Of Warcast Episode 251, “Stop draggin’ my Ashbringer around”

World Of Warcast Episode 251, “Stop draggin’ my Ashbringer around”

| July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ren:

Life invasions > demon invasions

WoW – still plugging away at exalted

– finished Armies of Legionfall

Diablo III — Season 11 started 8 PM EST on July 20, running a necro

– When I checked at 20 hours in, the highest season necro was level 70 and running level 86 greater rifts (GR 60= T13). I was level 8 and grateful for pants.

– Necro is level 70 running T4 (GR 17)

Mike:

How to report a bot

Related: Vial of the Sands no longer crowded on the AH

This Week:

– World Quest Bonus Event – rep gained with all Legion factions increased by 50%

– World Awaits quest – 5k order resources for completing 20 world quests

– Kirin Tor Tavern Crawl (July 31st)

– find Tipsi Wobblerune outside your faction’s inn in Dalaran – she will go to diffferent inns every few minutes (pay attention to chat)

– each tavern will have Tavern Enthusiasts, new drinks and food

– some short term items such as Tavern Finery (a hat), food or drink that changes your appearance

– Hozen Pool Party on the Veiled Stair

NEWS

Changes to world bosses

– bosses like Withered Jim

– rotation is currently random but will be changed to a fixed rotation

Raiding with Leashes V – The Cuteaclysm

– Collect in Bastion of Twilight (3 pets), Blackwing Descent (3 pets), Throne of the Four Winds (2 pets), Firelands (4 pets), and Dragon Soul (3 pets).

– 8 of the 15 pets are elemental pets. There are also 2 magic, 2 dragonkin, and 1 each of mechanical, undead, and beast.

– Achievement reward is the Amalgam of Destruction, an elemental pet.

– Christie Golden writing another novel. No idea what it’s about yet.

– ToS Wing 3 on the PTR

– No more XP or Vista support come October, except Overwatch

– Russell Brower leaving Blizzard after 12 years.

Aker sends us a lot of information about what it’s like to be in Method.

This Week in Trek Episode 300, “The Lorca Maneuver”

This Week in Trek Episode 300, “The Lorca Maneuver”

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

News

So much Discovery news.

https://www.amctheatres.com/movies/star-trek-ii-the-wrath-of-khan-35th-anniversary-54342

New Discovery trailer is up.

Still no shot of the DSC bridge 😀

USS Europa

Different Klingons?

Klingon Death Scream (from TNG)

Possible TOS-type uniform

Shots of Mudd

“Challenge your preconceptions or they will challenge you” (from ENT – Tucker’s Vulcan teacher)

Blue phasers! 😀

Michael’s parents died so Sarek/Amanda adopted her.

“We’re creating a new way to fly”. Better warp drive?

New badges

Composer Jeff Russo. No goofy theme song??

Season 2 coming?

tvguide.com/news/star-trek…

Doug Jones (Saru) has to walk funny because of the “hooves” his character has.

Ten Forward:

Chris on Twitter: Over the past 300 episodes, what is the most important thing you learned about Trek from your cohost?

Star Trek in pop culture:

Family Guy – Big Man on Hippocampus. Clip: The family is on Family Feud.

00:33

Last week in Trek

Episode insight: TNG: The Inner Light

Character insight – The musical instruments of Star Trek

Subspace communications

Ken P.

World Of Warcast Episode 250, “Wrestle with Thyst, prepare for the fist”

World Of Warcast Episode 250, “Wrestle with Thyst, prepare for the fist”

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Special guest host Thyst (@thyst03) from Lagging Balls fills in for Ren this week!

Thyst:

5/9 Heroic ToS

Friend’s Heroic Lockout before KJ BoE farming (10 man group can expect 5-7 drops, 25% warforge rate. i.e, 4 915s, 1-2 920s)

Doing Deep Six Brawls

Normal Four Piece

Mike:

Timewalking BT and dungeons done

Timewalking Black Temple with Ali’s guild – so much fun!

Key for Mana Tombs works in Timewalking

Got people some xmog doing Mana Tombs twice

Tried to fix sRaidFrame, but it’s too far gone. Replacement – grid2? Z Perl?

Did the quests for the legendary cloths.

Finally i907!

WoW:

Method gets first Mythic Kil’Jaden kill (of course). Longest progression race since Al’Akir.

https://twitter.com/Justw8/status/886725643672711168

654 wipes!!!

19 new mounts in 7.3!

http://blizzardwatch.com/2017/07/18/blizzard-panels-swag-san-diego-comic-con/

HotS:

What will be the new HotS hero? Tease from the Dark Portal.

It’s Gary Hellscream!

Overwatch:

Doomfist will be available July 27

Win/Lose rates for OW:

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20757706588?page=2#post-24

https://us.battle.net/forums/en/overwatch/topic/20757527371#post-2

This Week in Trek Episode 299, “Here’s to you, Mr. Weekly Rotating Chief Engineer”

This Week in Trek Episode 299, “Here’s to you, Mr. Weekly Rotating Chief Engineer”

| July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

News

In Manitoba Canada, the Personalized license plate: ASIMIL8 license plate revoked as offensive to native people. Lic plate frame says “WE ARE THE BORG. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.” The Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms is advocating for owner to get plate back.

http://www.cbs.com/shows/star-trek-discovery/news/1007366/star-trek-discovery-sets-course-for-comic-con-2017/

Also communicator & phaser close-up videos. See @startrekcbs

Ten Forward:

Chris on Twitter: Do u feel there should have been closure for all TOS characters?

Star Trek in pop culture:

The Defiant Ones, Part 3 – HBO. A recording industry bigshot talking about Jimmy Ee-oh-vee-nee of Interscope records fame.

00:13

Last week in Trek

Episode insight: TOS S3: Turnabout Intruder

Character insight – Jim Shimoda and Sarah MacDougal

World Of Warcast Episode 249, “Rainstorm Renata”

World Of Warcast Episode 249, “Rainstorm Renata”

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Support the show!

http://www.patreon.com/starmike

Mike:

Windchanneller’s Raiment – an old secret?

Tried working on ToS – long story.

Got in two BT raids that fell apart before the first boss.

Ren:

Still mostly playing Diablo III – keeping up with Exalted, sort of

Season 11 starts July 20 . deciding what my toon will be (necro or witch doctor)

News:

Black Temple timewalking is out!

Make sure to talk to the NPC in Shatt first.

You queue by having the raid leader talk to the NPC, and then you’re all ported there.

“This is harder than timewalking”. No, it IS timewalking. It’s a raid, fool.

Lockout has been hotfixed.

Don’t forget to xmog before you go! 😀

“Appear Offline” coming to battle.net?

http://www.wowhead.com/news=267447/appear-offline-mode-teased-in-hearthstone-update

New caster animations

Overwatch League is officially starting

Blizz pulling back from SDCC-exclusive items – merch will premiere at SDCC and then will be sold online.

It’s official as of 10:45 AM today: Kil’jaeden the longest lived mythic mob since Cataclysm – beats Archimonde (16 days). Current recordholder: Al’Akir (42 days)

Mythic Invitational

– PVE esports tournament

– How it works:

– July 25-August 8: group runs mythics and submits their 5 highest Mythic Keystone runs to Blizzard.

– Blizzard chooses top 8 teams from each of the 4 regions (Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific and China)

– September Regional Playoffs – single elimination until 2 teams remain – each region gets one streaming day. Blizzard chooses the dungeon (presumably different each time so no one can prepare?)

September 16: China

September 17: Asia-Pacific

September 23: Europe

September 24: Americas

– grand finale: remaining 8 teams battle it out

– Prizes: 1st: $50k 2nd – $20k, 3rd/4th $10k, 5-8: $2500

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World Of Warcast Episode 248, “I found pants!”

World Of Warcast Episode 248, “I found pants!”

| July 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

The woes of trying to get rep with factions that come and go.

Dealing with Dubenko the Turtle.

Don’t forget farm rep if you’re working on Pandaria rep.

Vial of the Sands is returning 30k gold in a matter of hours. Is that good?

This week in WoW:

Pet event: 200% xp

Darkmoon Faire ends Sunday am

Tuesday July 11 – Tomb of Sargeras – second wing opens to raid finder July 11, Burning Crusade timewalking

**BREAKING** Doomfist is up on the Overwatch PTR

Ren talks at length about the Diablo III Necromancer

This Week in Trek Episode 297, “Model-T Borg”

This Week in Trek Episode 297, “Model-T Borg”

| July 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Special guest Cara (@Xandara) fills in for Darrell!

News

Discovery says lots of Klingons and Game of Thrones-type deaths.

Don’t get too close to the characters.

Follows the GoT/WTD model, but is this good?

I say, let’ discuss!

Kate Mulgrew at DCC

https://youtu.be/rje9u4CRURk

“There’s very little of that 7 years that I didn’t love… except the technobabble.”

https://twitter.com/ClareKramer/status/881244860782493697

Aron Eisenberg on Twitter

How to break up: Star Trek style

I’m sorry, but the easiest way is to ask her to chew your food for you. Trust me. 😉

https://twitter.com/ShimermanArmin/status/880466012428054528

Armin Shimerman on Twitter

Been absent for awhile.But I do have a proud announcement. I am the newest Shakespeare professor at the University of Southern Calif (USC) !

https://twitter.com/ShimermanArmin/status/880466012428054528


Ten Forward:

Chris on Twitter: What is the longest period of time that went by without u watching any Star Trek?


Star Trek in pop culture:

Simpsons


Last week in Trek

Episode insight: Voyager S6 – Dragon’s Teeth

Character insight – Quark

Subspace communications

Discord! https://discord.gg/0igWZxupFC0N8mH4

World Of Warcast Episode 247, “That’s a wanker”

World Of Warcast Episode 247, “That’s a wanker”

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Warcast turns 12 on Sunday! Thanks to everyone who has listened to and supported the show all these years.

Mike and Ren go off on an unexpected tangent about games and age – have you changed your gaming habits as you got older?

Dinner with Thorn and Thyst in meatspace!

How to NOT recruit for your guild.

Mike finally gets Vial of the Sands after a week of farming.

– Was it worth it?

– Can you undercut the competition?

– How much are the mats and how much profit would you make?

Authentication issues with the Legion app (Mike had login issues with the game as well).

This week:

Darkmoon Faire! With the start of Blight Boar?

Fireworks on the 4th.

Fire Festival ends the 5th.

News

Patch 7.3 hitting PTR https://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/20757296503

First wing of ToS LFR opened up.

Blizz taking action against accounts that advertize raid clears for money.

It’s summer! http://blizzardwatch.com/2017/06/27/qiraji-guardling-summer-pet-wow/

The Necromancer arrives in D3 $15

Overwatch hoodies from Jinx

Mention of class development Reddit AMA that happened last Friday – https://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/6j2wwk/wow_class_design_ama_june_2017/?st=j4inb11y&sh=c7617731

Discord! https://discord.gg/0igWZxupFC0N8mH4

This Week in Trek Episode 296, “Whatever century it is”

This Week in Trek Episode 296, “Whatever century it is”

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

News

TNG Rule “Roddenberry’s Box”. No personal conflict in the 24th century. Hated by writers is thrown out.

DSC uniform diagram is out. What do we think? http://trekmovie.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/TrekMovie_DSC_Uniform_Breakdown_21_6_17_777-article.jpg

DSC Photo of transporter room is out. What do we think? http://trekmovie.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/dscew-transporter.jpg

Producers of Discovery on the look of the show.

Frakes to direct during season one.

Pogo made his Picard/Data video private for some reason.

Ten Forward:

Chris on Twitter: What was your reaction when u found out what the T stood for in James T. Kirk?

Star Trek in pop culture:

ClockStoppers. 2002. Directed by Jonathan Frakes. Two kids have the ability to stop & start time. In this short scene, they decide to restart time after doing a bunch of naughty things.

Last week in Trek

Episode insight: DS9 S7: Badda Bing Badda Bang

Character insight: Miles O’Brien

World Of Warcast Episode 246, “900 or higher”

World Of Warcast Episode 246, “900 or higher”

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

News:

Tomb of Sargeras is open.

Midsummer Fire Festival

Book of Matches – 500 blossoms

Sets you on fire, and running screaming!!

Gathered all 500 in maybe 2 hours or less

Other new pets

There’s a new(?) helm for 350 blossoms

Candy Buckets addon helps a lot

Blizzard signs two-year exclusive deal with Twitch to stream eSports

More Blizzcon tickets go on sale July 5

Great, but what will that do for an already-full hotel scene?

Overwatch: new map – Lunar Colony

Overwatch: get a golden crate with a Twitch Prime account

http://blizzardwatch.com/2017/06/16/wow-secret-finding-discord-uncovers-secret-behind-sun-darter-hatchling/

https://www.scribd.com/document/351437491/Sun-Darter-Hatchling?irgwc=1&content=27795&campaign=VigLink&ad_group=2332445&keyword=ft500noi&source=impactradius&medium=affiliate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mrb02monDMg

Mike:

All you need to know about how to farm the damn Vial of the Sands recipe.

Why did the price of Blood of the Mountain skyrocket last week?

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