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A WoW Classic podcast where it's not my opinion that counts, but yours! Now focused on The Burning Crusade Classic.

Countdown To Classic Josh Corbett

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    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

A WoW Classic podcast where it's not my opinion that counts, but yours! Now focused on The Burning Crusade Classic.

    The Blizzard Interview

    The Blizzard Interview

    Welcome to the gaming podcast where it's not my opinion that counts - but yours! Listen in each episode as Josh sits down for lengthy chats with passionate people about the things we love.
    Today, we sit down for an interview with none other than the head of Classic himself, Brian Birmingham.  Listen in as Josh puts all the important questions we've had for Blizzard to Brian.
    0:00 - Important Intro 2:20 - Hello! 4:12 - Same Classic Team, New SoM Attitude? 8:15 - Is There a Concern over 'Too Much Classic'? 13:10 - Which SoM Changes Hit The Cutting Room Floor? 19:20 - What Would You Change About Classic If You Could? 23:50 - TBC Server Transfers - Why Now? 26:45 - How Flexible Is The Team on SoM Changes? 29:12 - Are Class Changes Even A Possibility? 31:10 - Is The Industry War on Bots 'Winnable'? 35:58 - What Proactivity Is Taking Place To Beat Bots in Classic? 40:00 - As a Player of the Game, Do You Sympathise with Frustrations on Botting? 45:50 - Gold Buying in Classic WoW 49:00 - Brian's Thoughts on GDKP's & Buying Services in Game 53:15 - Brian's Thoughts on the Instance Farming Meta 58:45 - How was SoM Launch in light of this week's Blizzard news?  
    Support Josh & Countdown today over at Patreon, including bonus 'Countdown After Dark' podcast content:
    https://www.patreon.com/joshcorbett
    Or if subscriptions aren't your thing, support Josh & Countdown by shouting him a one time beer here:
    https://ko-fi.com/countdowntoclassic
    Join the show's discord here:
    https://discord.gg/83thqw2fBw
    Listen in on live recordings for the show on Josh's Twitch channel here:
    https://www.twitch.tv/joshcorbett
    Check out Josh's hilarious movie podcast here:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-sinner-files/id1290218344
    or on Spotify here:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/469qUDnQHBkCogdjZyFUjb?si=jNgDTiEnSvKBbZuNz2xcxw

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Please Sir, Can I Have SoM More?

    Please Sir, Can I Have SoM More?

    Welcome to the gaming podcast where it's not my opinion that counts - but yours! Listen in each episode as Josh sits down for lengthy chats with passionate people about the things we love.
    Today, we chat about a variety of questions surrounding the anticipation behind launch day of WoW Classic Season of Mastery. Listen in as we discuss on Countdown To Classic with guests Nano, NoHitJerome, and North.
    0:00 - What's The Appeal Behind Fresh/Seasonal Gameplay? 9:43 - Coming From Nostalrius, What Does Nano Think of Changes? 12:52 - North & Jerome's Favourite/Least Favourite Change Made to SoM? 19:30 - Influencers & Their Relationship with the Meta/Design 39:40 - Nano's Favourite/Least Favourite Change Made to SoM? 40:49 - Can This Succeed Without World Buffs? 46:30 - What Class Is Nano Playing? 48:55 - Nano on Private Server Voidwalkers vs Classic Voidwalkers 50:57 What Class is Jerome Playing? 52:15 - Season of Rogues 56:10 - Is North Happy With all the Molten Core Changes? 1:00:44 - Dire Maul Tribute Changes/Selling Services in Game 1:05:22 - Instance Farming & the Meta 1:12:12 - Does The Black Lotus Change Work for Bots? 1:18:40 - What's One Change You Wish Was Made That Wasn't? 1:28:10 - What's Your Launch Day Setup Look Like? 1:33:03 - Kids & WoW 1:34:40 - Goodbyes & Plugs  
    Support Josh & Countdown today over at Patreon, including bonus 'Countdown After Dark' podcast content:
    https://www.patreon.com/joshcorbett
    Or if subscriptions aren't your thing, support Josh & Countdown by shouting him a one time beer here:
    https://ko-fi.com/countdowntoclassic
    Find Nano on Twitch here:
    https://www.twitch.tv/nanonost
    Find Jerome on Twitch here:
    https://www.twitch.tv/nohitjerome
    Find North on Twitch here:
    https://www.twitch.tv/norththemage 
    Join the show's discord here:
    https://discord.gg/83thqw2fBw
    Listen in on live recordings for the show on Josh's Twitch channel here:
    https://www.twitch.tv/joshcorbett
    Check out Josh's hilarious movie podcast here:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-sinner-files/id1290218344
    or on Spotify here:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/469qUDnQHBkCogdjZyFUjb?si=jNgDTiEnSvKBbZuNz2xcxw

    • 1 hr 42 min
    The SoM Personality Test

    The SoM Personality Test

    Welcome to the gaming podcast where it's not my opinion that counts - but yours! Listen in each episode as Josh sits down for lengthy chats with passionate people about the things we love.
    Today, we go in depth on the onslaught of SoM news we got on Friday with Ayle, Defcamp, Melderon, Duranasaur, and Geordyn, as well as having a bit of fun with Roo and Hunk and chatting about the kinds of people that are attracted to each class in the game.
    2:30 - Intro & Blizzard is Listening 14:34 - What SoM Is Trying To Be 24:42 - Dire Maul In Phase 1 36:45 - Rogues Are Laughing 39:59 - Not Your Daddy's Meta? 44:08 - Dire Maul East Farming 47:59 - Dire Maul Tribute - Should It Be Nerfed? 56:40 - Tier 0.5 Available On Launch - What Does It Change? 1:03:30 - Paladin Tanks in SoM 1:10:28 - Idols, Librams & Totems 1:12:08 - PvP Gear 1:17:10 - Black Lotus Changes + Herb/Mine Node Increases 1:25:40 - How Does All This News Change Professions/Economies? 1:28:00 - Herb Node Locations 1:29:45 - Templars + Dukes + The Tier 0.5 Quest Chain 1:37:00 - Level 50 Class Quests Winners & Losers 1:45:05 - Will This Feel Closer To Vanilla Than Classic Did? 1:47:30 - What Would a TBC SoM Look Like? 1:52:50 - No Class Changes 2:05:45 - New Schoool Onyxia 2:08:02 - Cheaper Goods in SoM? 2:09:35 - Will Traditional Class Populations Change Greatly in SoM? 2:12:45 - World Bosses - Should They Be Changed? 2:17:10 - Have Initial Naysayers Been Tempted To Play Now?  
    2:25:30 - The SoM Personality Test w/ Roo & Hunk Support Josh & Countdown today over at Patreon, including bonus 'Countdown After Dark' podcast content:
    https://www.patreon.com/joshcorbett
    Or if subscriptions aren't your thing, support Josh & Countdown by shouting him a one time beer here:
    https://ko-fi.com/countdowntoclassic
    Find Defcamp on Twitch here:
    https://www.twitch.tv/defcamp
    Find Duranasaur on Twitch here:
    https://www.twitch.tv/duranasaur
    Find Ayle on Twitter here:
    https://twitter.com/AyleGaming
    Join the show's discord here:
    https://discord.gg/83thqw2fBw
    Listen in on live recordings for the show on Josh's Twitch channel here:
    https://www.twitch.tv/joshcorbett
    Check out Josh's hilarious movie podcast here:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-sinner-files/id1290218344
    or on Spotify here:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/469qUDnQHBkCogdjZyFUjb?si=jNgDTiEnSvKBbZuNz2xcxw

    • 3 hrs 52 min
    Molten Changes

    Molten Changes

    Welcome to the gaming podcast where it's not my opinion that counts - but yours! Listen in each episode as Josh sits down for lengthy chats with passionate people about the things we love.
    Today, listen in as Whats, Hunk and I go over the changes that we were seeing on the fly as people were tearing through the revamped version of Molten Core we're getting for Season of Mastery.
    Molten Changes w/ Whats & Hunk - 1:15 Support Josh & Countdown today over at Patreon, including bonus 'Countdown After Dark' podcast content:
    https://www.patreon.com/joshcorbett
    Or if subscriptions aren't your thing, support Josh & Countdown by shouting him a one time beer here:
    https://ko-fi.com/countdowntoclassic
    Join the show's discord here:
    https://discord.gg/83thqw2fBw
    Listen in on live recordings for the show on Josh's Twitch channel here:
    https://www.twitch.tv/joshcorbett
    Check out Josh's hilarious movie podcast here:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-sinner-files/id1290218344
    or on Spotify here:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/469qUDnQHBkCogdjZyFUjb?si=jNgDTiEnSvKBbZuNz2xcxw

    • 2 hrs 4 min
    Wanna Root?

    Wanna Root?

    Welcome to the gaming podcast where it's not my opinion that counts - but yours! Listen in each episode as Josh sits down for lengthy chats with passionate people about the things we love.
    Today, we discuss the huge mage/dungeon changes incoming for Season of Mastery and whether or not Blizzard has gone far enough, or too far, in attempting to kill off mage boosting/farming.
    Wanna Root? w/ Markymark, North, & Fahq - 2:00 Find North on Twitter here:
    https://twitter.com/norththemage
    Support Josh & Countdown today over at Patreon, including bonus 'Countdown After Dark' podcast content:
    https://www.patreon.com/joshcorbett
    Or if subscriptions aren't your thing, support Josh & Countdown by shouting him a one time beer here:
    https://ko-fi.com/countdowntoclassic
    Join the show's discord here:
    https://discord.gg/83thqw2fBw
    Listen in on live recordings for the show on Josh's Twitch channel here:
    https://www.twitch.tv/joshcorbett
    Check out Josh's hilarious movie podcast here:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-sinner-files/id1290218344
    or on Spotify here:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/469qUDnQHBkCogdjZyFUjb?si=jNgDTiEnSvKBbZuNz2xcxw

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Nevermind

    Nevermind

    Welcome to the gaming podcast where it's not my opinion that counts - but yours! Listen in each episode as Josh sits down for lengthy chats with passionate people about the things we love.
    Today, we make a delayed check in on how things are going with Phase 2 of TBC thus far with the raiding scene and more with previous guest of the show, Yolo.
    After that, the show goes down a brave, new path by not discussing video games at all and providing you with a 2 hour rockumentary for the 30th anniversary of Nirvana's classic album, 'Nevermind', with old favourites Jason and Hunk.  This one is not to be missed!
    Early Phase 2 TBC Impressions w/ Yolo - 2:25 Remembering 'Nevermind' w/ Shieldwalled & Hunk - 52:30 Find Jason on Twitter here:
    https://twitter.com/Shieldwalled
    Support Josh & Countdown today over at Patreon, including bonus 'Countdown After Dark' podcast content:
    https://www.patreon.com/joshcorbett
    Or if subscriptions aren't your thing, support Josh & Countdown by shouting him a one time beer here:
    https://ko-fi.com/countdowntoclassic
    Join the show's discord here:
    https://discord.gg/83thqw2fBw
    Listen in on live recordings for the show on Josh's Twitch channel here:
    https://www.twitch.tv/joshcorbett
    Check out Josh's hilarious movie podcast here:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-sinner-files/id1290218344
    or on Spotify here:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/469qUDnQHBkCogdjZyFUjb?si=jNgDTiEnSvKBbZuNz2xcxw
    Nirvana Call References:
    Absolute Radio - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIQENQANb9c
    Ade Darmawan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xIyCjHzh84
    Beyond The Guitar - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK1XqCGdYD4
    Blank On Blank - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1Z2BkZaOQc
    Mix My Music Rob - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOYvTXUqlrI
    Rolling Stone - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auDs3EkB-CI
    WatchMojo.com - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CTsGievjMU
    All rights to the music and interview excerpts used in this podcast are reserved to their respective copyright owners.

    • 3 hrs 4 min

Customer Reviews

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31 Ratings

Scatman_mv ,

For the Classic WoW lover.

Funny, informative, entertaining and enjoyable. If you are from the days of old, or want to hear about them, then listen to this.
Things have changed since episode 1. But it’s fresh, relevant and have you wanting more. Listen in and be a part of the community!!!

Bored and Cynical ,

Simply the best. Better than all the rest!

Forget the rest, Countdown to Classic is hands down the best Classic WoW podcast in production. Produced by an Aussie lawyer with a background in journalism the show is jam packed full of amazing well researched and presented content. There is no awkward silences or dead air here as is often the case with competitors/streamers running sans script.

Passionate, dedicated and downright amazing, Countdown to Classic is bingeworthy WoW content that is sure to satisfy what it is you are looking for. You can also become part of the show by joining the show’s Discord and even call in to voice your opinion on all things Classic.

Rarebitt ,

Intelligent Classic Discussion

This is a great podcast full of intelligent and witty discussions about the upcoming WOW classic. Lovely to have another Aussie to listen to :)

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