We cover several topics related to 5.4 data mined content, but we go in depth on virtual realms. While cross-realm zones haven’t had much of an impact, and its been nice having the option to bring your friends over to your server to do some dungeons or older raids, we all wanted more. Virtual realms are going to give players back the amazing huge communities, but will this go smoothly? We will see auction houses that span multiple servers, guilds that can now pull from a huge talent pool for current tier raids, questing areas full of people to help and gank you. While no one will no for sure if virtual realms will be a blessing or a curse till its launched, we’re already hearing big opinions from both sides (go figure).
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This week there’s more 5.4 news, but amid all the data mining we found an interesting tidbit from a blue post no less. It appears that Blizzard is keeping track of things in random groups. Things like how many times you’ve left early or been kicked are not surprising, but did you know they also track how many times you kick players? The data is apparently looked at compared to the community at large and if you’re above average on anything you will find yourself facing longer deserter debuffs, ect.
Sigmanids went solo on this one so show him some love and drop us a phone call or email. We love to hear from y’all and want your input on the Garrosh debate!
Our website is now in the cloud, bet you never noticed the change! The man behind this website magic, Sinzta, joins us on the show. We talk about a metric ton of 5.4 leaks from data mines, including opening the debate on Garrosh. Also on the docket is the discussion of low pop realms, how the recent character transfer sale affected population levels on said realms, and Blizzard’s 5.4 feature that should fix everything.
If you listen you’ll understand the spelling in the title. 5.3 has launched! Sigmandis admits he hasn’t played in awhile, but he still re-installed WoW when he wiped his PC clean the other day. Xantar on the other hand has gone “so hard” on the content that he’s already received the title Horde Breaker.
In the news the hosts discuss a developer interview, some small news on 5.4 (yea already), Blizzcon, and more. Xantar also talks about some new audio equipment he ordered, but won’t arrive till about a month.
Also be sure to check out worldofpodcasts.com to find out more about the podcaster meetup for Blizzcon 2013. We would love to see you there!
So you might have been hearing about World of Warcraft’s loss of subscribers, but we doubt you’ve heard any other podcast go into Blizzard’s quarterly earnings statement? Did you know Sigmandis took a lot of accounting classes in college? Did you know he dives into Blizzard/Activision’s financials in this podcast to tell you where the money is really going? Well you do now! In this episode the hosts talk about a PvP riot, pokemon changes, Blizzcon predictions, and the quarterly earnings statement.
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