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Podcast by Blizzard Watch
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    How Diablo 4 is maximizing our demon-slaying routine

    How Diablo 4 is maximizing our demon-slaying routine

    It's time to spend less time sorting through your overflowing inventory and more time killing demons, because Diablo 4Season 4 is live with massive itemization changes. We discuss the massive 16gb patch, the changes the Diablo 4 team has made to the game since its release, and the lessons they could learn from Diablo 3 and World of Warcraft. Plus soloing Battle for Azeroth raids, the now-daily Mists of Pandaria raid lockouts, and Joe's thoughts on the brand new Totemic Shaman.
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    • 59 min
    Preparing to head back to Pandaria

    Preparing to head back to Pandaria

    In this week's show, we're getting ready to go to back to Pandaria in WoW Remix, which launches next week on May 16. We discuss the best classes to play in ReMists, whether we're getting the new Draenei or Troll Heritage Armor that was added in WoW patch 10.2.7, and contemplate Diablo Immortal's new storm-themed Tempest class — could it also be coming to Diablo 4? And to wrap up, which Warcraft story would we make into a television show? (If we suddenly had the power to make a Warcraft TV show.)
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    • 58 min
    Diablo 4's story-free season and Dragonflight's loot piñata

    Diablo 4's story-free season and Dragonflight's loot piñata

    Loot for everyone! Join us this week as we discuss Diablo 4's latest season theme: Loot Reborn, which seems to skip story to focus entirely on the massive itemization changes arriving with Season 4. (We're a little disappointed.) Plus the trials and tribulations of Dragonflight Season 4, which continues its Awakened raid rotation with a return to Aberrus and Zaralek Cavern, featuring plenty of upgraded loot to gear up alts and mains. Unfortunately Fyr'alath owners are stuck with bug preventing Dragonflight Legendaries from being fully upgraded — but don't worry, it's already been fixed.
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    • 58 min
    Dragonflight Season 4 is upon us

    Dragonflight Season 4 is upon us

    Join us this week as we discuss the recently rolled out Dragonflight Season 4 including its reverse squish dungeon difficulty change. Also our WoW Remix: Mists of Pandaria beta experiences, Hearthstone’s quest difficulty identity crisis, and WoW’s return to China.
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    • 59 min
    Everything we know about The War Within

    Everything we know about The War Within

    Special guest site writer Nick Marino joins us as we discuss the massive amount of news that dropped this week about WoW’s next expansion The War Within. We cover arguably one of the biggest quality of life improvements coming to the game in the form of Warbands as well as the alpha test, dynamic flight, Delves, the new Earthen allied race, new classes coming to the Dracthyr, a major in-game event that has already been spoiled (really, people, let's not), and the new mode that turns spiders into crabs. Though not crabs with tiny hats so there is obviously still some improvement to be had there.
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    • 1 hr 23 min
    The crushing weight of too much content

    The crushing weight of too much content

    Join us as we discuss the smaller delights found in WoW Classic Season of Discovery Phase 3, trying to keep up with all of the seasons/battle pass/limited time event grinds across multiple games, and what recent single player fantasy games (other than Baldur's Gate 3) is equivalent to Cyberpunk 2077’s engaging mix of massive world building, story driven quests, and modern graphics. Hint: Not enough.
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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

memelvin ,

Fantastic

Thank you Joe, Liz, and Matt for being informative, entertaining, and consistently worth listening to.

Headshot walk ,

Ummm ok

I started listening to the show about two years ago as someone who mainly plays console games and wanted to understand Blizzard better. For the most mart the show is good, some great convos, likable hosts and interesting topics but… I noticed that when they speak about Microsoft they do it with a certain level of disdain and that bothered me. I have no love for corporations but if you’re going to slander the company than you have to at least point me to something factual as to why, not opinions but concrete facts from reputable sources.

Microsoft according to Forbes year in and year out is voted the number 1 company in the world to work for and as far as Xbox goes Phil and his team has given all their studios time and freedom to do what they want. Since the acquisition was finalized i’ve seen nothing but happiness and rejuvenation from Activision and Blizzard devs on twitter for the future of their jobs but these three didn't bring anything like that up.

If you guys are so worried about culture and working conditions than maybe talk about how devs are feeling at this time and not what your personal bias is towards a company. 343 was mentioned as a sort of caution tale but interestingly enough what wasn't mentioned was that they were given 7 years to make a game and when the issues were identified they were corrected with new leadership.

I don’t think these three are a bad listen but people need to tell the whole story and not slices of a pie that makes you’re narrative work.

Rockdwg ,

Great show

Long time listener first time reviewer I think…..
I have been listening since the beginning when the show was named that of which we don’t mention ( like Voldemort)
Any way I listen to the show while at work driving a garbage truck, an the show never fails to entertain me. Thank you and keep up the great work

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