#169: Before the Pre-Patch (feat. Mel)


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Mel from Warcraft Reloaded is here to join us to talk a little about classic as we (at the time) wait for Patch 9.0 to drop on Tuesday. First, Rei talks about pugging and how people don't always listen and the struggles that can cause. Eric, meanwhile, caught the coronavirus, and raided (and recorded episode #168!) while infected. He was sluggish and so they didn't run the usual content but he made it through. Then they ran Ulduar and he got Mimiron's Head to drop! Harv talks about how he is upset about Shadowlands being delayed because he had to reschedule some time off and he probably won't be able to get vacation time at launch now, whenever that might be. He also expresses joy that corruption is going away in the pre-patch.
Mel talks about playing in Classic and running the various old raids. She also talks about how she was recruited on to Warcraft Reloaded by Bob.
In the news, the are reports of WoW Classic players tracking women's relationship status in a spreadsheet. Don't be creepy and don't do that.
In retail news, Kaivax posted a developer update about improving the Maw and Conduits as a focus of the delay. Covenant Abilities were restricted to work only in Shadowlands, but that has been reverted and they will work anywhere. Kellen Goff has temporarily taken over for Chris Metzen to voice Thrall. And Battle for Azeroth is now included in the base game subscription.
In other news, Activision-Blizzard has announced that they are closing the Versailles office and laying everyone off. This hits Nick particularly rough. And a Blizzard novel and manga Humble Bundle is available with a bunch of stories that is worth checking out!
Our question of the week was What are you looking forward to in the pre-patch? Our next question is "How are you enjoying the Pre-patch?"
Finally, we look back at episode #69 when Legion Legendaries were a problem.
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