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World Of Warcast Episode 280, “The Burning Squirrel”

World Of Warcast Episode 280, “The Burning Squirrel”

| March 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

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Special guest host Ali (@aliandrasK) joins us to talk about Battle for Azeroth alpha.

This week is Cataclysm Timewalking.

Tuesday the 20th Arena bonus week.

Un’Goro Madness starts Sat goes through Mon.

This Week in Trek Episode 333, “This is all Chris’ fault”

This Week in Trek Episode 333, “This is all Chris’ fault”

| March 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

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News

The Anovos phaser is based on an early prototype & isn’t what’s on-screen. It was changed from the original design for ease of show production.

Creation Entertainment has canceled all its Trek cons except for STLV.

@StarmikeT

Ten Forward:

Chris on Twitter: If you consider the Doctor on Voyager a sentient being, then would all EMH’s be considered the same?

Star Trek in pop culture:

Gilmore Girls. 2004. S4 E11. A character named Kirk tells of his Tinnitus.

Last week in Trek

Episode insight: VOY: False Profits

Character insight: Timothy Lang

This Week in Trek Episode 332, “Awaiting endpoint”

This Week in Trek Episode 332, “Awaiting endpoint”

| March 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

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News

2-foot Polar Lights K’t’inga Klingon Battlecrusier Model Kit Coming This Fall bit.ly/r2ktinga

THinkGeek Ent-D speaker OVERPRICED GARBAGE

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Ten Forward:

Chris on Twitter: Do u think Discovery succeeded in bringing new fans to Star Trek?

Star Trek in pop culture:

30 Rock. 2012 S7 E4. Discussing an upcoming election and a scandalous photo.

Last week in Trek

Episode insight: TNG: S3 The Price

Character insight: Dr. Timicin

This Week in Trek Episode 331, “Three lieutenants and a baby”

This Week in Trek Episode 331, “Three lieutenants and a baby”

| February 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

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News

My prediction for DSC S2: Burnham will have a Klingon baby.

Why didn’t Saru’s hackles go up 100 times on the Mudd Time loop episode ?

DSC: 56M, GOT: 42M, https://twitter.com/startrekmoments/status/968233291370377218/photo/1

The Nimoy doc being on iTunes in spring that I posted in Discord

Today is the 3rd anniverary of Nimoy’s death

Ten Forward:

Chris on Twitter: What commonly used Trek tech (no Technobabble) do u think has zero chances of ever becoming invented? My first choice is inertial dampers.

Star Trek in pop culture:

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – Jerry Seinfeld talking to comedians. Here, talking about gambling. S4, E12

00:18

Last week in Trek

Episode insight: DS9 S3: Through The Looking Glass

Character insight: Buck Bokai

Subspace communications

This Week in Trek Episode 330, “Honey, I Shrunk the City”

This Week in Trek Episode 330, “Honey, I Shrunk the City”

| February 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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News

McFarlane Toys phaser all kinds of lights, sound, and accuracy!

Ten Forward:

Chris on Twitter: Would you put Captain Jellico from TNG in your top 10 list of best Trek captains?

Star Trek in pop culture:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer. S1, E12 Prophecy Girl

Last week in Trek

Episode insight: TAS S1: The Terratin Incident

Character insight: Koss

Subspace communications

World Of Warcast Episode 278, “Meat II Pet”

World Of Warcast Episode 278, “Meat II Pet”

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

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Ren

Life invasions: thank you Cara – did not touch Love is in the Air

Naked & Afraid monk: level 95, 3 days 22 hours, 46k gold

Northrend: Leveling time slow, money amazing

Pandaria: Leveling time medium-fast, money good

Draenor: Leveling time medium-fast, money bad

Mike

Life invasion

This Week in WoW

Lunar Festival starts 2/17, runs to 3/3

Love is In the Air ends tomorrow

Battleground bonus event starts Tuesday

Ulduar Timewalking

News

Dungeon XP hotfix to bug introduced in 7.3.5 https://www.wowhead.com/news=281885/dungeon-experience-hotfixes

Side effect to creature scaling broke awarded XP in some situations

Significantly increased XP awarded for queuing for random Normal dungeons, Classic through Draenor

Mobile Auction House has been restored

New mount: Shu-zen, The Divine Sentinel – $25 in Blizz store (6 months game time for Chinese servers) – and fixed a scaling bug

http://www.wowhead.com/news=281915/upcoming-changes-to-the-na-wow-mvp-program

Battle for Azeroth: Alpha Build News

Tons of class changes but these tend to change a lot over alpha/beta

Allied races

New allied race? Orc based – either Mag’har or Frostwolf Orcs (brown orcs)

Datamined orc armor and a Mag’har Direwolf mount

Dark Iron Dwarf racials

Dungeon Delver: 4% increased indoor speed

Fireblood: Removes all poison, disease, curse, magic and bleed effects and increases primary stat by 100 for each removed. 2 min cooldown

Forged in Flames: 1% physical damage reduction

Mass Production: 2x speed creating blacksmithed items

Mole Machine: Summons a Mole Machine that tunnels through the earth (30 min cooldown)

Non-caster damage that used to be calculated on weapon damage is now based on a combo of weapon damage and attack power to help bring better balance between classes that rely heavily on weapons vs. those who do not

Return of Pepe: New Pepe costumes include a scuba costume and a Zandalari mask

Hunter pet specialization:

All pets will have equal damage, health and armor (all can tank or DPS equally well). Old designations Ferocity, Tenacity or Cunning will continue as categories, but as categories of pet families, not as descriptions of their utility

All pets will have Growl and Dash or Swoop

Pet families now each have a special ability – one active, one passive, depending on their category (examples: the passive for Ferocity is a 3% leech, for Tenacity, 10% max health, and for Cunning, 8% movement speed buff)

Each pet family will get one of six different abilities. Examples include a healing reduction debuff, reduced damage, increased dodge, etc.

Profession changes: (just noted things that are different or interesting) Major squish: Max profession skill cap going from 800 to 200

Alchemy preview:

Tinctures – trinkets with combat buffs based on the flask you’re currently using

Usual transmutes of changing one profession material to another. Also Fish to Gems and Meat to Pet.

Blacksmithing preview:

New stirrups for speed and interacting while mounted in the new zones

Khaz’gorian Hammer – blacksmithing hammer replacement that gives a chance to give crafted armor or weapons the Indestructible property

Cooking preview: Nothing special

Enchanting preview: Nothing special

Engineering:

Portable transmogger

Portable stable master

Herbalism: Nothing special

Inscription:

Contracts: Enter a contract with a faction that allows you to gain reputation with them every time you complete a world quest in the new zones

Jewelcrafting:

+5% experience gem

Leatherworking

Scuba gear

Mining: Nothing special

Skinning: Nothing special

Tailoring:

finally getting a bag upgrade – 1 30 slot bag (same as HW), 1 32 slot bag

Hot Air Baloon pet

First Aid getting at least a revamp – may be removed entirely and folded into Tailoring

First Aid achievements will become Legacy Feats of Strength

Now listed as “legacy”. https://www.wowhead.com/news=281844/first-aid-potential-revamp-or-removal-in-battle-for-azeroth

This Week in Trek Episode 329, “The Growling Season”

This Week in Trek Episode 329, “The Growling Season”

| February 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

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News

DSC to start shooting in April.

A certain dead person (Culber) verified to return in S2.

Discovery & Shenzou models from Anovos. $9k & $8k. 36.9” & 26.6”

Ten Forward:

Chris on Twitter: What was your initial reaction when you learned that a Klingon was going to be an officer on the bridge of the Enterprise in TNG?

Star Trek in pop culture:

This is Us, S2, E5 A class reunion is going on?

00:26

Last week in Trek

Episode insight: TNG S1: Where No One Has Gone Before

Character insight: Ensign Murphy

Subspace communications

This Week in Trek Episode 328-Discovery Edition, “Don’t cross the streams”

This Week in Trek Episode 328-Discovery Edition, “Don’t cross the streams”

| February 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

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Our look at Star Trek Discovery Episode 15, “Will You Take My Hand?”

Thanks to everyone who supported the Discovery Edition of This Week in Trek!

World Of Warcast Episode 277, “Caraclysm”

World Of Warcast Episode 277, “Caraclysm”

| February 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

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Special guest host Cara(clysm) (@xandara) fills in for Ren.

Mike

Rep grinding is making me bored.

Even if I did this when it was new, I find it dull because it’s too repetitive.

50% boost in rep from Sign of the Emissary, so go do it!

I also haven’t upgraded yet. When I get to exalted in all 4, then I’ll do it. No rush now.

Farming for the Love Rocket. No drops.

Achievement runs

Cara

Heroic Antorus 2/11, first bosses aren’t too different

Haven’t upgraded to BfA yet because I still feel like I have plenty to do without it right now, curious to see how long that will last

But also I don’t really care about things as much as I used to? Like it’s still super fun! But I don’t feel like I NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED it. I.e. Love Rocket runs, I do them when I can but I don’t frustrate myself trying to fit them into my day

I did claim my character names I want for my BfA allied race alts though. Seems they freed up a lot of names recently so if you have a name you couldn’t get before, give it a shot now!

Me too! -MG (kek)

This week in WoW

Darkmoon Faire until the 11th

Lunar Festival starts a week from today

Ulduar

News:

BfA alpha is going out to some people. Not me 🙁

Watched a few streams. Some people need to learn how to stream (don’t be rude!)

I found the starting areas to be ok. Didn’t watch long. Wasn’t anything really impressive yet.

Hotfixes:

Nightborne faces should match what was selected

Fire mage damage increased by a whopping 3%

Hunter BM damage increased by 2.5%

From Discord:

BfA comes with a level 110 boost

Shout out to PurpleMoose in Discord who was struggling what to do and used it for a Nightborne rogue.

Utheron – bad experience with a GM. Was trying to make him switch specs.

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

01:07

Last week in Trek

Episode insight: VOY: S6, E2. Survival Instinct

Character insight: James Horan