Casually Casual Cast #8: A World of Warcraft Podcast
Welcome to Casually Casual Cast!
I am your host , Harainna!
This is Your Warcraft Podcast for those who are Hardcore about NOT BEING hardcore!
In Each Episode I cover an Warcraft news in and out of Azeroth, I cruise the Forums and share community feedback! I share some adventures in Azeroth and I finish by taking a trip through Tradechat!
I welcome you to join me!
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Date: February 4, 2021
The “Dish” of the Day!
News, Whispers, Opinions etc.
The Blizzcon 2021 celebration will take place on February 19 at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET
The opening ceremony, which is normally used to highlight upcoming game content.
The second day of Blizzcon online convention will begin a few hours earlier in the day, at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET.
This February, Blizzard® is celebrating our 30th year of creating worlds, exploring new universes, and sharing countless epic gaming experiences together. We’re looking forward to marking the occasion with everyone later this month at BlizzConline™—and if you’d like to summon forth some anniversary spirit in your favorite Blizzard games, you can pick up one of three Celebration Collection bundles filled with in-game goodies and extras, available starting today in the Blizzard Shop.
GET THE COLLECTION
The Essentials Pack
Moon-Touched Netherwhelp pet for World of Warcraft.
Tracer's OSV-03 Rogue mount with Tracer Hero in Heroes of the Storm.
30th Anniversary Overwatch player icon and spray, plus five Loot Boxes.
A set of Starcraft 2 and Starcraft: Remastered portraits.
10 Madness at the Darkmoon Faire card packs for Hearthstone.
A pet and portrait for Diablo 3.
The Heroic Pack
Everything in the Essentials Pack.
Snowstorm mount for World of Warcraft.
Raynhardt Legendary skin in Overwatch.
Random Madness at the Darkmoon Faire Legendary card in Hearthstone.
Diablo 3 wings.
The Epic Pack
Everything in the Heroic and Essentials Packs.
30 days of World of Warcraft game time.
Five Golden Madness at the Darkmoon Faire card packs in Hearthstone.
Three Golden Loot Boxes for Overwatch.
Diablo 3 Helm Transmog items.
In addition, when you purchase one of the three Celebration Collection packs, you will also receive a code you can use for one-time discount of 15% on an order of items from the Blizzard Gear Store. This code will be sent to the email address associated with your Blizzard account after your Celebration Collection purchase, starting the week of February 8. Some restrictions apply; for more details, read the Support article. New items debuting for BlizzConline will be coming to the store closer to the show, so be sure to keep an eye out.
You can take a closer look at each item offered in each collection for each game at the full post at blizzcon.com!
Side Quest Time!
Do you wish Blizzard offered Blizzard game specific digital Celebration Collections instead of one collection with a mix of digital Blizzard game items?
Neinball@NeinballGamer Host of the Diablo Podcast Westmarch Workshop
I’ll likely always buy the bundle, but for those fans that only play one or two of Blizzard’s IP itd be a nice option to break it down.
New Mount: Lucky Yun!
Lunar New YearFebruary 2, 2021
The brand-new Lucky Yun* mount is bound to charge you straight into prosperity! You can get this mount at no additional charge with either the purchase of a recurring 6-month subscription or as a bonus gift if you’re currently on a 6-month recurring subscription with a future renewal date. In addition, Lucky Yun is also available as a separate purchase in the Blizzard Shop and World of Warcraft in-game shop.
Players on an existing 6-month recurring subscription with a future renewal date will receive the Lucky Yun mount as a gift in your Battle.net desktop app at no additional charge, no later than February 12, 2021**.
Castle Nathria Raid Finder Wing 4 Now Live!
Shadowlands February 2, 2021
Cut down the traitorous Sire Denathrius and his court loyalists before their twisted plans unfold in an epic new raid—Castle Nathria.
Long has Sire Denathrius ruled the denizens of Revendreth as they harvested anima from prideful souls. But as drought and fear gripped the Shadowlands, Denathrius revealed his true loyalties. In defiance of his former Master, the noble Prince Renathal gathers his few remaining allies for a desperate mission to infiltrate Castle Nathria and remove Denathrius from power.
Blizzard announced a new Patch on the Public Test Realm, Patch 1.13.7, which details a major change to the entire game. They have decided to reduce the spell batching window by 40 times!
Instead of a 400 millisecond batch window, Classic will be getting a modern batch window of 10 milliseconds.
You can read the blue post here:
You can read a blog post about this from Wow is Classic here
According to WOWISClassic.com new information comes from a post a Youtuber received on a WoW Classic fan forum and suggests that Blizzard intends to announce the Classic TBC realm during BlizzConline February 19-20.
So Keep your EYES POSTED!
Cruising the Forums!
46 Draenei Warrior
SELL ANIMA VIA IN GAME SHOP!
Because at this point I don’t even want to do anything within the shadowlands.
The rate we accumulate anima is atrocious. Pacing yourself is one thing but giving us next to nothing compared to the price of everything is ludicrous. Makes a lot of us not want to do any of it at all.
So just sell just sell it to us in loot crate format.
52 Gnome Priest
As much I agree with you that the anima grind is horrific… I would rather they let us get anima from world quests in BFA and Legion (not that it will ever happen of course). Those daily quests are not as painful.
60 Void Elf Warrior
heroic dungeon bosses should drop 50 per boss. mythic should drop 100 per boss.
normal raids should drop 100 per boss, mythic should drop 500 per boss
60 Mag'har Orc Death Knight
I giggle to myself every time I loot 35 from a raid boss but can get 105 from a WQ.
LOOT SUCKS IN SL
30 Night Elf Hunter
I have a couple pieces of 213 loot. I do my 4 mythics. I get duplicate 213 gloves. EXACT same as I’m wearing.
STELLAR system you have Blizzard.
55 Dwarf Paladin
Nah bro, everything is okay because the Great Vault lets you pick one thing a week. That makes up for it.
60 Pandaren Mage
Less loot seemed fine on paper until everyone realized that you can and will still get duplicates of everything and your only semi-reliable gearing paths are PvP and the Great Vault.
At this point the exact thing everyone knew would happen ended up happening: less loot didn’t make the loot that dropped meaningful. It just made the loot that didn’t drop more frustrating. You straight-up don’t even get gear from the content you do nowadays.
In what world is getting 210 ilvl for a +15 reasonable? +15s are harder than Heroic Nathria by a very comfortable margin and definitely harder than the first three or four Mythic Nathria bosses yet they don’t even give Heroic item level pieces.
60 Human Death Knight
Loot system is awesome this expac , if you can and want to play 70-100 hours a week it’s perfect .
Side Quest : Community Poll!
Casually Casual Cast: A Warcraft Podcast @ACasualCast
What #Warcraft Addon Manager do you use?
There's more out there, but these polls only allow 4 slots! Boo!
So if it's not listed below, I welcome you to share below!
Wow Addon Manager Info
Supports:I Use the WOW Up Addon manager
It is good for Retail, Classic, PTR, Beta
Info On WOWUP.io https://wowup.io/
WowUp is easy to install and no setup is required.
it automatically detects your World of Warcraft installation ( I use this on both my PC and my Laptop. On my Laptop, I store my games on an external Hard Drive and I havent had any problems with WOWUP finding my addons and updating them.
WOWUP populates the list with your installed addons.
you can update all of your addons at once or do them one at a time.
There's also the option to 'ignore' certain addons if they update automatically via a separate desktop app or client which is said to be helpful if you use addons such as TradeSkillMaster or RaiderIO.
List of Current Addon Managers:
Link: Singularity https://singularitymods.com/
Supports: Retail, Classic, and PTR
Link: Ajour https://www.getajour.com/
Supports: Retail, Classic, PTR, and Beta
Link: Instawow https://github.com/layday/instawow
Supports: Retail, Classic, PTR, and Beta
More WOW Addon Manager info located at https://www.wowhead.com/guides/best-addon-managers-wow-shadowlands
Adventures in Azeroth!
My time in-game.
I FINALLY hit level 60 and im currently wrapping up the campaign in Revendrath!
I see how they patterned the zones from a light atmosphere like Bastion then a darker atmosphere in Maldraxxus then a lighter zone in Ardenweild and finished off with a Darker zone in Revendrath.
I appreciate that they didnt make each zone such a pain to travel in. Bastion and Revendrath have many levels in heigth to travel, making me appreciate the more linear questing experience of Ardenweild and Maldraxxus.
I had to crack up during one cutscene while questing in Revendrath I had to tweet it out!
When no one told you that you were going to be in a cutscene and you show up dressed like you just got out of a zoom meeting....rocking the business up top and party on the bottom! Oh no!
I have chosen to quest through the zones in one sweep now, doing the Campaign quests right along with the sidequests because it makes no sense for me to rush through the campaign to pick a covenant then to go al the way back to the zones to finish questing lol
Especially since I am sadly seeing more and more forum posts and tweets stating how unhappy people are with the loot system and the anima grind and they loathe going into the Maw.
I have seen people saying that they feel the end of expansion burn out already in an expansion that has just released. Such a bummer!
I think Blizzard wont be able to ignore this symptom forever and hold out hope by the time I make my way there they will hopefully have balanced things more to retain interest for my fellow azerothians!
I am having fun treasure hunting so far in each zone and have picked up some adorable pets! Theres a list of easy to obtain mounts that is on my bucket list, but until I finish my Revendrath questing I’ll save those for the future :)
I got a Chirpy Valeshrieker ! You use the feathers in the bowls that alow you to fly in Shimmerbough and tag the boss up in the sky so he will come down to fight and hand out the pet <3
I also found these intriguing books floating around Ardenweild. They are called stuff like Naughty Story and Meandering Story.They start a quest when you kill them, If you kill the naughty story it starts a quest and then you get to read this hilarious quest text!
It also hit me while questing, that I want to normalize being able to pass through barriers when we are in ghost form ! :)
The place for extras!
The place for Spotlights!
The place for tips or recommendations!
In Game Events!
Here are the very first screenshots of #WorldofWarcraft!
These images are from 2004. It's been a long time since they have been shared, so here is a small selection made by WoW20!
Content shared by Dave Wilson (@gopherstick)
“FIND YOUR PERFECT PODCAST” by heading to The Podcast Directory at warcraftradio.com !
Once there you can plug in what kind of Blizzard Podcast you are looking to listen to and you can also leave feedback for the show that you like to listen to!
The World's Faire Carnival is a week-long, spring extravaganza of the best things Azeroth has to offer. March 14-20 2021.
Follow the Worlds Faire Twitter account for more info! I did not find a website for this event, so this seems like the best place to stay up to date on the event
Fussypants @TheFussypants Tweeted out their latest blog post
Titled “The Never-Ending Quest for AP” They delve into the Anima Drought and how exactly this system matches up to past iterations and current expectations
You can read the post and their previous posts here:
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