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The Edge: The Post BlizzCon Depression

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Episode 39: The Post BlizzCon Depression! We’re back from BlizzCon! Two days of fun action and games while hanging out with some of our favourite personalities from around the community. The big news coming out of BlizzCon is Blizzard’s new game, Overwatch. Along with that, we received new information and updates for Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, and Starcraft 2. Nothing new this year from Diablo 3 or World of Warcraft. The hype is real! And it is here! Unfortunately, no KT this week for us on the show as she had other obligations to attend to. Overwatch Overwatch: Matt’s First Impressions Will and Sean both are excited! Sean managed to get in six games over two days. Looks like his hero of choice is Tracer! Hearthstone The Goblins vs Gnomes expansion is here and it is way closer to release than expected! Blizzard is aiming for a December release


The Edge: 6.0 Impressions!

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Episode 36: 6.0 Impressions! The first week of 6.0 has come and gone. Most of the crew tried out Siege of Orgrimmar on their characters with the updated models in a post-stat squish environment. Many of the bosses were significantly nerfed. Outside of SIege of Orgrimmar, those of you interested in soloing raids will be happy to know some of the legacy raids have been made easier. For example, Icecrown Citadel’s Dreamwalker can be skipped entirely by walking right past the mobs and the Gunship encounter can be defeated within seconds of jumping into a cannon. In other event news, Hallow’s End is also now available! Blasted Lands is seeing elements of Iron Horde forces attempting to establish a foothold in Azeroth. The Edge crew also discuss the latest news with BlizzCon. The final act has been announced! It’s Metallica! Bonus: How many Metallica references and song names can you


Episode 35: 6.0 IS HERE!

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Episode 35: 6.0 is Here! Patch 6.0 has arrived! The Edge team spends the first half of the episode discussing the positives and the negatives that the patch is bringing out. We’ll have more updated thoughts in next week’s episode after we spend some more time with it. Here’s a quick and consolidated list of the major updates: New Character Models Stat Changes Item Changes Auction House Changes Currency Changes Toy Box Reagent Bank Void Storage and Reagent Bank Additions Class Changes Guild Changes Group Finder Siege of Orgrimmar Changes Level 90 Upper Blackrock Spire Blasted Lands Quests UI Improvements Old World Dungeon Revamps Undelete Character Feature And more! In other news, Blizzard has reported that World of Warcraft gained an additional 600k subscribers (presumably due to patch) placing the total number of active subscriptions at 7.4 million. This is a great time to bring back or introduce friends to the

Episode 32: Class Highlight: Paladins. Also, WoW news and comments! Your Edge hosts went over some serious news this week. The Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 background downloader is now live so your launchers should be starting the downloading process now. Legendary cloaks will no longer be obtainable during the expansion so you might want to get on that right away if you haven’t yet! Gaze of the Black Prince is still in effect and will be until patch 6.0.2.  Tier tokens will now have elements of randomness as they might come with sockets or tertiary stats when you turn them in. The good news? There’s a chance for it to be Warforged! The bad news? You won’t know until you turn them in! The last big news of the day, Blizzard has officially canned their next gen MMO: Titan. After 7 years, Blizzard declared that it would not continue with the project

Episode 28: Warlords Release Date! Good news, everyone! We have a release date! Warlords of Draenor is slated to go live on November 13, 2014! Which Edge crew member had the closest guess? Will did! Speaking of release dates, Matt went into further detail discussing the raid release schedule. That leaves about two and a half weeks to level to 100. Is that enough time? Is it too little or too much? One of the newest features in Warlords is the Group Finder. Will offers his take on the new feature and what it means for players and how they handle group content. Will thinks that it’ll be a new game changing feature that will seed widespread use and could even revitalize the raiding community! Finally, we touch on the topic of the final boss in Warlords of Draenor. Some players are a little miffed that it’s been revealed as Grom

Episode 27: Warlords of Draenor levelling speed, Last week, we mentioned that the release date for Warlords was going to debut on Thursday. Too bad we ran out of time and couldn’t get around to discussing what our predictions were! When do you think the expansion will drop? With the beta becoming more and more polished with every build, Will wanted to take a look at the approximately levelling speed going from level 90 to 100. How hard do you plan on levelling? Would you rather take your time and enjoy the sights and sounds the leveling experience has to offer or would you rather blitz to level 100 and get a taste of the end game? Contest details You still have a few more days before we give away five keys for the Warlords of Draenor beta! Last week on August 3rd, we sent a tweet out from The Edge account

Episode 26: Street Date Reveal Event and Warcraft 10th Anniversary Heart of the Valorous buff returns! But that’s just the little news that seems to recur every few weeks. The big news? Thursday, August 14, we find out when the Warlords of Draenor expansion will be slated for release. On top of that, Blizzard has some great events lined up for Warcraft’s 10th anniversary! Tarren Mill and Southshore will be back as a deathmatch style battleground! Molten Core has returned and can be completed again as a 40 man raid in raid finder which rewards a special Core Hound mount for taking down Ragnaros. A new fiery pet, the Molten Corgi, will be available to any player who logs in during the 10 year anniversary event! Contest details You still have a few more days before we give away five keys for the Warlords of Draenor beta! Last week on August 3rd,

Episode 25: Raid Impressions and a Chance to Win a Warlords of Draenor beta key! Sean and Matt welcome a new co-host to the team! Watch to find out who! Meanwhile, the Warlords of Draenor beta testing continues and the servers have allowed access to some of the early bosses for limited testing. All of the encounters were on heroic difficulty (or Mists of Pandaria normal mode level). Matt gives a quick overview of Oregorger, one of the new encounters in Blackrock Foundry. We also discuss the return of the Black Market Auction House that has now moved to Nagrand. Lastly, we cover some of the new class changes that were recently released and the new Druid talent, Claws of Shirvallah. Contest details We have five keys to give away and we plan to do it on Twitter. On August 3rd, we will send a tweet out from The Edge account with

Episode 23: Beta Dungeon Impressions and a Farewell to Rob Pardo, Sean and Matt discuss Rob Pardo’s departure from Blizzard along with special guest host @GitErRaid. With the beta having been out for some time, the crew talk about their first hand impressions at the new dungeons. Matt happens to go off on a tiny tangent towards the end about how healing feels overall and whether or not the sky is actually falling. Don’t worry. It’s not.


Last Chance to Join the Edge!

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Sean and I are still going over applications for that elusive third co-host for The Edge! We’re hoping to go live with the extremely lucky individual next week, but there’s still time for you to get your application in! If you’re still nervous, let me offer you a few pointers. Tips Speak clearly. Don’t mumble. Speak at a normal pace. Pretend you’re just having a conversation. No need to rush yourself or feel pressured. Relax! Slow it down! I’m guilty of this but that’s because I’m really excited about the news and topics we’re discussing. Easy on the Um’s. If you find yourself going “um” or “uh”, to force yourself to inhale instead. Practice. It’s okay to do more than one take. Rehearse repeatedly with the gear you have. Fiddle with the volume if you need to. Practice and revise what you’re saying as you go! Speaking is way different than blogging or writing. Look

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