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This Week in Trek Episode 311-Discovery Edition, “USS How you doin’?”

This Week in Trek Episode 311-Discovery Edition, “USS How you doin’?”

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our thoughts on Episode 5, “Choose Your Pain”

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World Of Warcast Episode 262, “It’s a bit mage-y”

World Of Warcast Episode 262, “It’s a bit mage-y”

| October 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Ren

Shaman challenge

Level 69 at 1d 6h – got through Outland, now in Northrend – 60-68 seemed very slow

A funny thing happened on the way to the Alliance: Restored a previously deleted 110 horde mage, took her to Alliance and weirdness happened

Mike

Shaman challenge

15 to 38 in one night.

Lots of dungeons and dungeon quests.

Could get 2-3 levels in a run

Rested XP was a waste because you blow right through it.

Problem – Maraudon puts you in the dungeon, but no quests for two more levels. So, either quest or repeat dungeons.

Problem with that is now you’re moving further and further away from Stormwind (Stranglethorn or Plaguelands)

Had to run to Wetlands between dungeon runs. Waste of time. Not sure what else to do.

Toy is 10k gold, and only gives faction flight points, not neutral.

BTW: I still love Maraudon

This Week in WoW

Pet Xp event – 200% not 300% as originally advertised

Hallow’s End starts Wednesday the 18th at 10:00 AM PST

Running of the Gnomes – Saturday October 14th, to benefit the Cleveland Clinic and the creators of the Tuohy Vaccine, a proposed vaccine against breast cancer that’s showing great promise

Run from Gnomer to Booty Bay – clear 34 gates

Starts at 7 PM EST, purchase a pink tabard in Ironforge

This started on Scarlet Crusade and there are raids on Scarlet Crusade

http://runningofthegnomes.tumblr.com/post/164609327832/gnome-run-2017-faqs

News

Blizzcon 2017

All virtual ticket rewards

Flying mounts in WoW – two seaters (we knew this)

Other games – Overwatch Winston skin, Starcraft III Junker SCV, Probe and Drone Skins; Heroes of the Storm Nexus Razorback mount, Diablo III Murkromancer Pet, and a “mystery goodie” for Hearthstone.

Blizzcon Merch

New plushes: Pirate Pepe Plush, Raptor Plushie, Elekk Plushie

Jaina Key Art Poster

Ugly Holiday Greench Sweater

Sylvanus Short Sleeved Hoodie

Sargeras Shirt

New pins and new patches for the goody bag – trying to encourage badge trading\

Shaman challenge

Proposed change to 2018 Naked & Afraid Challenge: any class, any spec (but choose once!) and on your honor to pick a class you’ve never successfully leveled to 110

Scryer/Aldor

Demon hunter speed runs

Shriekrunner – uses demon hunter’s mastery scaling at level 101 to get a minimum speed of 230% base speed – speed going up to 350-410%. Uses tricks, potions, and shortcuts – showed video of clearing old world dungeons in a total of 18 minutes, not counting travel time between dungeons (Gundrak clear took 13 seconds)

Posts build and tricks in a linked Reddit thread

This Week in Trek Episode 311, “Claws-trophobic”

This Week in Trek Episode 311, “Claws-trophobic”

| October 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

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News

How was NYCC?

There is a listing for Star Trek Discovery on Google Play. Not available yet.

Shatner set tour

DSC source of technobabble statement.

The Orville: Last episode was a kinda crappy copy of TNG’s “A Matter of Time”.

Ten Forward:

Chris on Twitter: Do u think the actors were embarrassed/ashamed while filming “Plato’s Stepchildren”?

Star Trek in pop culture:

Sent in by Lucas Brown (Twitter). Friends S8, E14. They’re locked out of the apartment and can’t think of a way in.

00:08

Last week in Trek

Episode insight: TAS: Once Upon a Planet

Character insight – J. Hayes

This Week in Trek Episode 310-Discovery Edition, “Lorca give Ripper a sock…Ripper free!”

This Week in Trek Episode 310-Discovery Edition, “Lorca give Ripper a sock…Ripper free!”

| October 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our thoughts on Episode 4, “The Butcher Cares Not For The Lamb’s Cry”

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World Of Warcast Episode 261, “Gating vs. Waiting”

World Of Warcast Episode 261, “Gating vs. Waiting”

| October 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Ren –

All shaman challenge!

Mike

Lots of mog stuff in AQ this week

Shaman challenge – got to 15 pretty fast. Was going to play more on Wed. but got sidetracked.

This Week –

Brewfest ends Friday – Harvest Festival mini holiday on Friday

Darkmoon Faire ends Friday

Next week: Pet Bonus Experience – 300% pet xp

News

Legion Q&A

No word on artifact appearances yet, but they’d like them to be mogs

Exception – the shit you gotta work for 😀

Same with druid forms

You can upgrade to 1000 the same way you did with 970

No new legendaries being added to the loot table

More MDI in the future.

Wants to give more classes more utility

Maxed followers needed for Antorus raid missions

Argus whistle will be unlocked on all characters shortly

Krokurun and Mac’aree world quests will NOT be account wide – story dependent

AK goes up until 55

Spider boss will be back

Thinks that not everyone having everything is OK. But it’s not.

problem – in vanilla you can work for it.

There will be Sylvanas/Greymane story progression

People still bitch about RNG (news at 11) – GATING OVER WAITING

There will be better server connections

No flying in Argus. Ever.

PvP more character-specific.

Shaman Challenge

New names proposed (Xandara): Transcendental Elementals, Developmental Elementals, Nonjudgmental Elementals

Naked & Afraid – “No Guild. No Gear. No Gold.”

Will run a Naked & Afraid Challenge after the holidays

Several Naked & Afraid Rules clarifications (posted on Discord #shamanchallenge channel)

Tips from Ren and members of the Discord channel

And Ren’s “do as I say not as I do” tips (how not to f**k up)

Prize for completing the Shaman Challenge!

This Week in Trek Episode 310, “Voji Howser”

This Week in Trek Episode 310, “Voji Howser”

| October 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

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News

Discovery: Season 2: 2019? (Alex Kurtzman)

DSC: Mia Kirshner to play Spock’s mom (Amanda)

Lorca’s Tribble was originally written to be a german shepard.

Orville: They just keep getting better & better. Though the last one was a vastly better version of “For the World is Hollow”.

Ten Forward:

Chris on Twitter: Which Trek line had the most emotional impact: “There are 4 lights” or “I have been and always shall be your friend”.

Star Trek in pop culture:

Swindle (2013)

00:32

Last week in Trek

Episode insight: VOY S7: Critical Care

Character insight – Kasidy Yates

This Week in Trek Episode 309-Discovery Edition, “Spock or Not Spock”

This Week in Trek Episode 309-Discovery Edition, “Spock or Not Spock”

| October 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our thoughts on Episode 3, “Context is for Kings”

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World Of Warcast Episode 260, “Stoned Charlie Brown”

World Of Warcast Episode 260, “Stoned Charlie Brown”

| September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Special guest Christy (@christylou) joins us!

Ren:

No, the Starlight Beacon does not work in Argus, but decent for Magic of Flight

Mike:

Siege of Orgrimmar is eternally long (w/Ali)

Mount farming

This week – 0

Trying to finish up achievements in old raids…..for mounts 😀

Did ⅘ of the MoP dungeons – forgot to do the fifth.

This week in WoW

Brewfest continues

Tomorrow starts Harvest Festival – honor a fallen hero (NOT the Pilgrim festival)

News:

New Battle.net app on the Apple/Android stores.

Chat with your friends!

Argus unlocks on your alts!!

“Appear Offline” coming “soon”

Audio dramas – “1000 Years of War”

Will be an expansion announcement at Blizzcon

New project for Blizzard — announcement of a job opening for Senior Client Engineer for a MMO real time strategy game on the Unity engine — probably an iOS/Android game from the job description

This Week in Trek Episode 309, “They’re all Tauren!”

This Week in Trek Episode 309, “They’re all Tauren!”

| September 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

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News

Discovery happened. 9.6 million viewers

Discovery episode 15 started filming yesterday.

No technobabble. Yay!!

Anovos DSC uniforms $425 thru Oct 1. $500 after that. Ship in summer 2018.

Orville: They just keep getting better & better.

Ten Forward:

Chris on Twitter: Who do u think is the most intimidating captain in Trek? For me, it is Sisko.

Star Trek in pop culture:

Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me – NPR, Sep 9. Discussing badly named gov’t programs

Last week in Trek

Episode insight: TNG, S7: Dark Page

Character insight – Alice and the white rabbit

Subspace communications

This Week in Trek Episode 308-Discovery Edition, “It was always Burnham since the world was turnin'”

This Week in Trek Episode 308-Discovery Edition, “It was always Burnham since the world was turnin'”

| September 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Our thoughts on Episodes 1 and 2 of Star Trek: Discovery