The Azeroth Perspective: 101
September 14, 2014
Class is in Session!
Nov 21 marks the 10th anniversary.
That give you like a week to level to 100… but you have until January 6th to complete EVERYTHING!!!
Diablo III Free stuff:
You only have a few days… but its super easy to enter
Is a Blood Elf Tyrande just WRONG?
Is a staggered release ok for Raiding?
How many world firsts are we really going to have?
You ready for 6.0.2??
Mount you Warlords:
Rare spawns, rep and more ways to get your Mounts on!
Change your face!
You’ll be able to change your face after the model updates.
But what about your skin?
All contestants emailed in their entries, and for privacy, their entry wont be shared.
But this is what they are doing for the WoD launch
Sandra H – Is doing Jaina Cosplay while she camps out.
Theresa J – Making Beer battered boar ribs, and Stormwind ale!
Leopold M – EPIC pizza order.. and Mntn Dew!
Kristin has a new job, Congrats. But now she is going to have step away from the show.
Kyran has enjoyed all 100 episodes, but because of time limits with family and working from home. Kyran is also stepping away, passing the torch to Jon and Cam.
Show is going on a short pause until Cam and John can get things organized and get the ball rolling!
The Azeroth Perpective: Episode 100
September 4, 2014
We are celebrating our 100th episode this week and to kick things off we’re challenging you to create a video highlighting how you plan to celebrate the much-anticipated release of Warlords of Dreanar. The rules are simple – submit your video through Twitter or Facebook with #tapcast100. The deadline for your video is…September 10! The awards will be handed out during episode 101. Now, for the prizes. Top prize: a mount of your choice from the Blizzard store; second place: audio book of your choice from audible.com; third place: Dawn of the Aspects e-book, part one.
Yar, Tis Be Season 6 for Hearthstone
Be sure to reach rank 20 before the end of the month to get the new card back.
New Players Get Free WoW!
Sign up for WoW with a new account and chances are good that you’ll get a month free. See here for more details.
Tomorrow (September 5) join in for a live Q&A regarding Warlords of Draenor.
Dress Like The Best…
Blizzard Gear Store is having their end of summer sale, with up to 30% off select merchandise. Be sure to check it out before September 8. If the sale isn’t motivation enough, rumors are there are a few new items appearing in the store (like Gurky – BlizzCon 2010’s exclusive pink Murlock plush).
Mr. Williams Is Now a Genie In A Bottle
Looks like Durotar… but hes in Talador.-
The Harvest Festival is getting an update. New items from quest change your looks. Bad news… each item only has one charge.
Question is - if WoW holidays get stale… then why not real life holidays?
You got Hearthstone in my WoW.
Looks like some Hearthstone toys are coming to the World of Warcaft, but they are just toys Wouldn’t it be cool to actually play a game in a game? We could with Peggle…
Take a peek at the new toys, mounts and combat items.
Virtual ticket is here
Order yours today for the low low price of just $39.99.
The last of the black Prince…
This is your last chance to get rep from the Black Prince. Is that because 6.0 is coming soon? Either way, it’s on the PTR now…
The Azeroth Perspective: Episode 99
August 28, 2014
Double The Goblin, Double The Fun
Diablo III Season One
The first season in Diablo III begins this Friday, August 29, 2014. Season challenges include conquests, accomplishments and a seasonal hero.
Double Your Treasure and Double Your Fun!
Now is the time to log on, at least until September 2. 100+ bonus on gold finds, and all Treasure Goblin spawns in the game double. Cameron has made a LOT of money already.
Blizzard Invades Pax Prime
Live near Seattle? Join other gamers from August 29 to September 1 for 4 epic days of awesomeness at Pax Prime!
“I’m Qualified For The Job Because I Play WoW”
It seems that some people are including their WoW experience to qualify for jobs. The TAPCAST crew discuss in detail whether this is a good idea or not? Would you list your gaming experience in your resume?
Next Expansion in Progress??
The next expansion is already in the works, with zones in production, according to Tom Chilton. Over the next several months, the WoW team will be deciding between six or seven different ideas for the expansion. Apparently there’s easily 10 years worth of ideas for content.
There is differing opinions on when we think the announcement will come out. What do you think? Tweet us @tapcast!
Male Characters Previews Are Available
Do the Night Elves look waxy to you??
Collectors, This Is For You – Items Soon To Disappear!
Be sure to log on before patch 6.0 because there is a list of items that will soon be extinct. Note to everyone – if you obtain the Ancestral Phoenix Egg, you will receive the other three when patch 6.0 comes out.
Don’t Read If You Haven’t Read…Warcrimes
New Garrosh short story is out and it does have some spoilers, for those of you who want to read Warcrimes first.
John, how was the football game?? While we missed John, Kristin was back on the show.
The Azeroth Perspective: Episode 98
August 21, 2014
Join the Chaos (with special guest Alice from the Chaos Portal)
Curse of Naxx – Frostwyrm Lair
The final wing has arrived! (4 quarters, 1 lair Kyran). Sapphiron & Kel’Thuzad fights are intense (but awesome!) Go purchase your Frostwyrm Lair today!
Diablo 3 – Console Release
Go hunt down Malthael with your friends on the Console! And bring them along with you (via USB) to your friends and game with them! Plus new in-game Play Modes!
WoW UK Subscription Price Increase
The US is coming! UK will be getting a subscription price increase for World of Warcraft – (bummer).
Robin Williams NPC
Look a Genie! Three NPC’s with the name “Robin” are in the Warlords data! A wonderful tribute to Robin Williams.
Last boss of WoD
The last boss has been announced for Warlords of Draenor! Who could it be?! Maybe a specific “Orc”? Who Knows…
The Drake Collector Achievement
You Like Drakes? You like Achievements?! Well get ready folks for this new achievement coming out in WoD! Find out what you get when you complete this feat!
New Log-in Screen
Woah! This is one awesome log-in screen. This is just a teaser. Come check it out here!
New Character Background Screens
Character background screens updated and they look spectacular!
Thanks again to Alice for coming on the show. If you want to hear more from Alice you can hear her on the Chaos Portal or follow her on Twitter @Socalwowgal.
The Azeroth Perspective: Episode 97
August 14, 2014
WoD Collectors Edition
The WoD Collectors Edition will have all the popular items but comes at a higher price tag – $89.99. Also, those that purchased the digital deluxe version can level up their 90′s before those who purchase the Collectors Edition. Is waiting worth it? We think not.
Release Date for WoD!
A Thursday?! Rather than being released on a Tuesday, as is tradition, WoD will be coming out on November 13. Why the change in date? Your guess is as good as ours.
Mind Blown By WoD Cinematic
O…M…G! What a great cinematic! We couldn’t stop talking about it. Seriously, that’s half the podcast. If you missed the live feed, check out the video here!
Gaze of The Black Prince
Between August 12 – 29, Black Prince Rep is increased by 100%. This also increases chances of collecting Secrets, Sigils and Runestones.
Curse of Naxx – Construct Quarter Is Now Open
John completed the Construct Quarter today and informed us that Patchwork is hard…very hard. To succeed you need lots of tanks (if you disagree take it up with John).
New Troll Skins Less Than Feminine
The new troll skins are out and we all agree that the female skins are…just not overly female. Don’t get us wrong, they are awesome! What are your thoughts?
We can’t tell you when this is coming out but our speculation is the day before the release date of WoD. What’s the most exciting thing about the patch? John and Cameron are hyped for the Molten Core… THUNDERFURY!!
Robin Williams To Be Memorialized In WoW
Who knew that Robin Williams played WoW?! Because he was such an avid fan, a petition was sent to Blizzard asking that an NPC be created to memorialize the actor/comedian. It seems that Blizzard already had this in the works. Where do you think you’ll meet Robin Williams in WoW? As a Draenei genie, or a cross dressing quest giver?
The Azeroth Perspective: Episode 96
August 7, 2014
They Are Back!
This week everyone is back!!
New to Naxx?
The show starts off talking Naxx. John’s been playing both of the new wings, and gives his thoughts on the way the boss mechanics have translated to the card version.
Plus, Kristin and John argue with Kyran about using a guide for the Naxx Heroics.
Get Your Valorous on AGAIN
Elite WoD Gaming Headset
Pillows on your ears but according to Kristin that’s not the best part – it’s the SURROUND SOUND!! However, these beauties will lighten your wallet by about $200.
The Alliance Chopper
Should have made bets, cause it’s coming… in WoD and will cost a LOT of gold.
Wow Loses Subs
And it doesn’t seem like they are coming back. Check out this nifty chart
Announcement of An Announcement… Announced
So remember that strange panel at Gamescon? Well looks like we are getting the WoD cinematic and a release date announcement. Then we proceed to guess when the game will be out… AGAIN.
Let’s Do The Time Warp Again!
Tarren Mill rematch! and the 10 year reunion will see a new Molten Core. Plus, now we know where we will be getting our Corgi from.
New Hunter Pets
Hunters are excited for Clefhooves and TALBUKS.
We hope to see some nods to BC here.
The Azeroth Perspective: Episode 95
July 31, 2014
Then There Was One
Happy 4th Birthday to SCII
Starcraft II will be reaching its 4th anniversary on July 27 and to celebrate for the occasion, there are celebratory content and experiences for you. Get ready to get your party on!
The Ultimate Evil Edition Digital Pre-Orders Now Open
Prepare your living rooms because the end is near. Pre-order now!
WoD is at Games Come
Get ready for some entertainment, insight and free loot.
What do you get from you Employer?
The Service Award ceremonies have been a Blizzard tradition since 1996. Some of the awards for employees include a sword after 5 years of service, and a shield for 10 years. Would you work at Blizzard for these awards?
No New Skins for BE’s
Blood Elves are not going to get their “second” update till after WoD is released… lets be honest, they got their update in TBC!
New Cat Form
Kyran goes down a quick rabbit hole about the Druids of the Scythe and the Pack Form.
Have We Learned Nothing From the Scythe of Elune?
Let’s be honest, they look kind of dumb. Check it out for yourself.
The New Naxx Wing Is Out!
The Plague Quarter is now open, which houses some of the most “catchy” bosses… Each week a new quarter will open to players. There are a total of 5 quarters and one lair. Are you playing them now, or waiting until they all come out?
To Tag or Not To Tag
Do you agree or disagree?
NOT MY FACE
Many gamers are complaining about the Beta faces. Do you think they need more?
Thanks again to Chaos Portal. Check out the episode Cameron and Kyran were on!
The Azeroth Perspective: Episode 94
July 24, 2014
Dem Female Tauren
Warcraft Movie Logo:
Warcraft movie logo is released and it looks “futuristic”! It looks like it’s part of a cinimatic. Possible WoD logo change?!
Curse of Naxxtamas is Now Live!
First wing is available for free until July 29, 2014. Each wing will cost $6.99 (or 700 gold). Heroic mode is HARD along with class challenges! The undead horrors of Naxxramas awaits…
Now until September 30, 2014, if you sign into your WoW account, you will be flagged to receive a free Horde Chopper mount. Only Horde players will be able to ride this mount. Will this be permanent for only horde, or eventually for everyone? Get to your Choppa!
Iron Skyreaver – 40% off!
Until July 29, 2014, get your Iron Skyreaver for 40% off! Master this new ride!
Warlords Beta: New zones, level cap to 100
Realm names are being changed: (leveling realms and PvP realms) and there are two new zones: Nagrand and Spires of Arak. LVL 100!!! Beta time!
Moo Chica Moo Moo! Female Tauren: New Skin
Are these beautiful bovines too sexy for you? 10/10 skin approval! Facial expressions are FTW!
Hyper-Sexual Orcs May Get More Clothing?!
Women don’t think they can play female characters because they get heckled. Do you think that female characters should be more clothed or are people just over-hyping this? What’s your opinion?
Check out the Chaos Portal Podcast tomorrow (25 July 2014) as Kyran and Cameron will be joining the Chaos Portal Crew on their podcast at 8pm Central Daylight Time. Check Us Out!
The Azeroth Perspective: Episode 93
July 19, 2014
Are you Sorry?
Meeting Stones… GONE:
Blizzard is taking away the Blizzcon Meeting Stone, instead putting more in. The Stone is being removed because it was too congested for any conversation so they are encouraging people to set up meetings on their own. Could it be that they’re summoning in too many people in without tickets?
Mike Morhaime is sorry:
Do you think there is equal representation between female and male characters in Blizzard Games. Some lady players found Blizzard’s April Fools Joke offensive and Mike Morhaime personally apologized. Then Kyran and Kristin get into a heated discussion regarding women’s rights….
Naxx release date:
Naxx will be here in less than a week! How will you be paying for it? Gold or RL Cash?
The Black Prince is back:
Legendary cloak, the gaze is back… Ever notice that spell effect is designed after the Celestials? Plus John shares the BEST place to farm rep… Heres a video.
A books release date:
Now Chapters (a Canadian book store chain) is saying the WoD guide is coming on the 2nd of September…. Does that change our WoD release predictions?
Wow adds another addon.. STOCK:
John gets excited about the “Sherlocked” addon OmniCC in WoD.
Two new previews:
Which new zone are you more excited about?
Comparing the world:
Then we talk about old and new Outlands/Dreanor compared.. IN A VIDEO!!!
And you can hear Kyran and Kristins son screaming through the whole show!
The Azeroth Perspective: Episode 92
July 11, 2014
How will you pay for Naxx?
This week on the show:
Had some technical problems off the start:
The wow website seeemed to be down, but everything is good now!
We start to cover the new Naxx pricing but pause to go over what Naxx was…(Like Vanilla Wow)
All five wings: $24.99
Already own first wing (purchase remaining four): $19.99
Already own first two wings (purchase remaining three): $14.99
Already own first three wings (purchase remaining two): $9.99
Plus “Players who begin their adventures in Naxxramas during the launch event will gain free access to the first wing: the Arachnid Quarter.”
Undermine Journal is closing it’s doors:
Looks like, unless the Undermine Journal can find a new server host… The doors will close at the end of July… [click here for more].
Upper Blackrock gets a facelift:
Sounds like the new Upperblackrock will have a few easter egg.. or two.
Take a peek a thte new UBRS
Speculating on a release date….
Brady Games has been releasing players guides for WOW since the start… and we now have a release date for the WoD Players guide….. [You may need to translate this one]
John questions if we’ve ever had a game released before Blizzcon like this before!
SAVE YOUR MONEY… New iPhones and WoD in Septemeber!!!
Beta Bob helps you make the most out of you Beta testing… Well not really. But its a cool video.
The WoD vignette:
Its like a quest… but its not a rare spawn? The new vignette are kinda like mini encounters.
If you are in the BETA, Make sure your reporting bugs:
John put it nicely…”this is a beta, not early access”
Or else Tanks will be over powered…