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Episode 56 – Freeze! FBI!


Freeze! FBI!
These show notes are for Episode 56 of The Warcraft Syndicate Copyright 2011.


Segment 1 – This week in WoW

Gill – finished off Desolace, now working my way through Feralas. Had some insane disconnect issues (that Blizz fixed)

Stacalm – Started a Troll Warrior and have been leveling with my daughter who also started a Troll Warrior. Also, finally downed Cho’gall and now working on Nef.

Cenartion Hatchling Pet for Earthquake Relief

Freeze! FBI!

Where you going guys? We have content coming, we promise!

Segment 2 – Blizzard Blues

T12 Model Preview

Dragonwrath, Teracgosa’s Rest

Segment 3 – Loot Table

Smithsonian reveals final list for new games exhibit

Segment 4 – E-mail/Q&A

Fallenmorn sez:

This is Fallenmorn, Aerie Peak (same as the 5 star review in itunes).
I wanted to pass on a suggestion for the loot table, in case you
haven’t tried it already, and ask a question.

Second, I have a question, or a request for a warcraft etiquette
ruling from those who have been around for a lot longer than I (I
started in October ’10). I’ve become fairly skilled at auctioneering,
especially with glyphs, which on my server fluctuate wildly (often
going from 15 gold to 150 gold and back in two days). One of the ways
I make money is to pick a glyph that is wildly overpriced, make 4 or
6, and post them for between 1 and 5 gold below the going rate. Two
days later, I bring the price down a little more, but always at least
double the cost of materials.

Now twice I’ve had people WOW message my bank alt (different toon,
where I do my posting from and little else) to curse and complain
about my undercutting them, and demand I switch to merely undercutting
a copper or two or maybe a silver as the “correct way to post”.
Personally, I think that the auction house is fair, and whatever price
you can get people to pay, you’re welcome to post at. But I was
wondering, is there any point of etiquette or good behavior that says
you must keep your prices near the wildly overpriced current going
rate? Gill, Stacalm, friends of the show, views on this? While I don’ts
agree with the complaint, I don’t want to be doing something that
might be equivalent, say, to a mage needing everything in a PUG.

Anyway, great show, keep up the good work, can’t wait to hear the next episode!

-Fallenmorn, Aerie Peak Server, Alliance Nation Guild

PS. I love how chaotic the auction house is when all the mods are
down. So many profitable opportunities 🙂

Tobito Sez:

I think both of you are wrong about Bound-to-Battlenet-Account items. You can ONLY send them to characters on your same realm BUT on a different account that is also tied to YOUR battlenet account.
So, if I have 2 accounts (1 and 2) that are tied to the same Battlenet account, I can send a BoA item from my character on account1 to my character on account2, but ONLY if the two toons involved are on the same Server.

My evidence:
On April 5th, the Devs did a Q&A session, and one of the questions was the following:
Q: Is there any plan to allow Account Bound items to be transfer to other realms? This could really give meaning to the phrase “Account Bound”.
A: Yes. Some day. It will take a lot of programmer time to implement, but it’s something we want to do.

If Blizzard had something like what you guys are talking about planned, I think their answer would have been more definitive than that. Thus, the way I read their description is the above, and I think that is the communities general consensus.

“Zool-ah-mahn” (Zul’Aman) and “Zool-gah-roob” (Zul’Gurub)

Segment 6 – Wrap-up

  • Special thanks to DJ Dan Morrell, TexasMusicForge, Herbert Bolland, and Lukaso at
  • How to participate – e-mail us at
  • 5-star review shoutouts: Fallenmorn sez, “I’ve been listening to Gill and Stacalm since joining WoW back in October, and always find their podcasts to be informative and fun. It’s great to have a team that can speak intelligently about subjects ranging from game play, lore, up and coming, fun things to do in WoW, and metagaming. I like their laid back attitude, and the regular stream of guest hosts they bring on. Keep up the good work, guys!”
  • Twitter followers: Tredon of Mannaroth, Samantha Solis
  • And just like Blizzard, the next podcast will be released within 10-14 days, or when it’s done (registered Trademark)

Valor to Conquest


Found this on Reddit.  Apparently the Valor point conversion DOES go against your weekly Conquest point cap.  LAME!

The full Reddit post can be found here.

Patch 4.1 – Mage Buffs


Patch 4.1 – Rise of the Zandalari


For those that might not have seen it yet…

Episode 55 – “Are you the Gatekeeper?”


Are you the gatekeeper
These show notes are for Episode 55 of The Warcraft Syndicate Copyright 2011.


Gill – FINALLY got into Stonetalon Mountains (stupid random drop off a mob quest starting thing) – Helped out Naves in Borean Tundra. – Been playing a lot of Emulated Nintendo games on my phone.

Stacalm – TI hit level 25, and I got my Kor’kron Annihilator and we can now use Mass Resurrection.

Segment 1 – This week in WoW

BlizzCon tickets on sale May 21st and 25th

Chat on the go!

Segment 2 – Blizzard Blues

Patch 4.1: Rize of the Zanadari coming Tuesday, April 26?


  • Conquest Points are now purchasable from the Valor Quartermasters at 250 Conquest Points per 250 Valor Points.
  • Honor Points are now purchasable from the Justice Trade Goods vendors at 250 Honor Points per 375 Justice Points.
  • Justice Points are now purchasable from the Honor Trade Goods vendors at 250 Justice Points per 375 Honor Points.

Dungeon Finder: Call to Arms

A new system intended to lower queue times, Dungeon Finder: Call to Arms offers additional rewards for queuing as the currently least represented role. To be eligible for the additional rewards you must solo queue for a random level-85 Heroic in the role that is currently being Called to Arms, and complete the dungeon by killing the final boss. Every time you hit these requirements (there is no daily limit) you’ll receive a goodie bag that will contain some gold, a chance at a rare gem, a chance at a flask/potion, a good chance of receiving a non-combat pet (including cross faction pets), and a very rare chance at receiving a mount.

The criteria on many of the profession-related guild achievements has been significantly reduced.

Guild Challenges

  • These challenges can be found in the Info pane of the guild UI.
  • Guild Challenges fall into three categories: Dungeons, Raids, and Rated Battlegrounds.
  • Each challenge can be completed a set number of times per week. Guild groups participating in level-appropriate Heroic or normal difficulty dungeons and raids, or rated Battlegrounds, will automatically qualify for challenge credit.
  • Each time a Guild Challenge is completed, the guild will be awarded experience and gold deposited directly into the Guild Vault, as well as the opportunity to earn all-new achievements. A popup or “toast” will be displayed to confirm a Guild Challenge has been completed (similar to achievement alerts).
  • Guild experience earned via Guild Challenges will be awarded above the daily cap. The experience cap will move forward relative to the amount of experience obtained through completing Guild Challenges (similar to rested experience for characters).
  • Guilds already at the level cap will be awarded substantially more gold in place of guild experience.
  • Gold rewards are deposited into the guild bank once the guild reaches level 5. The text for the Cash Flow guild perk has been updated appropriately.

Guild Finder

  • A new Guild Finder button will now appear on the Micro Menu for guild leaders, as well as players without a guild.
  • A Guild Interests field allows players to form a guild around common interests: Questing, Dungeons, Raids, PvP, and Role Playing.
  • An Availability field allows players to note whether or not weekdays or weekends are better for playing.
  • The Class Roles field allows players to indicate the role or roles they are capable of, and willing to fill.
  • A Comment box is also available for supplying additional information.
  • Once a player has filled out the Guild Interests field, the Browse Guilds tab allows them to find guilds actively recruiting via the Guild Finder. Guilds listed here are displayed according to common interests.
  • The Requests tab tracks all recruitment requests submitted by an unguilded player, or submitted to the leader of a selected guild.

Account Bound Items

  • Many “Account Bound” heirlooms are now labeled as “ Account Bound”, meaning that they can also be traded or mailed to characters that are on different World of Warcraft accounts under the same account.
  • Mail sent to characters on the same account now arrives instantaneously, as it does for the same World of Warcraft account.
  • Mailing account-bound items to characters of the opposite faction on the same account will now correctly translate faction-specific items to their appropriate equivalent.


  • Multi-Shot damage has been increased by 250%.
  • Tame Beast now tames pets to match the hunter’s level, rather than 3 levels below.
  • The Feed Pet ability now instantly heals 50% of the pet’s health. Cannot be used in combat. Requires diet-appropriate food.
  • The Happiness/Pet Loyalty System has been removed. Hunters will no longer have to manage Happiness for their pets, and the previous damage bonus for pets being happy will now be baseline for all tamed pets.

And Finally…

  • Worgen females have learned how to laugh out loud.
  • In Stratholme, Postboxes no longer require keys to open, because really, who locks their postboxes anymore when they’re all undead? It’s just people sending coupons for brains anyway.
  • The Reins of the Dark Phoenix, purchased from the Guild Vendor, has had its art improved. It’s now less transparent and indisputably more awesome.
  • All trade goods available for purchase with Honor or Justice Points from the associated commodities vendors have had their prices reduced by 50%.
  • Maelstrom Crystals are now available for purchase with Honor or Justice Points from the associated commodities vendors.
  • And don’t forget Zul’Aman and Zul’Gurub are coming…chirp, chirp, chirp.

Segment 3 – Loot Table

Ask Mr. Robot

Segment 4 – E-mail/Q&A

David Prickett sez, I would just like to say congratulations to the members of Defiant, Sargeras server, for their participation in the push for server first guild level 25.

We are a casual guild that will not have many other server first. But having this under our belts shows that we are a group of people dedicated to working together.

Thank you to Defiant.

Segment 5 – Wrap-up

  • Special thanks to DJ Dan Morrell, TexasMusicForge, Herbert Bolland, and Lukaso at
  • How to participate – e-mail us at
  • 5-star review shoutouts:
  • Twitter followers: uriul, karl1410, Maureen Schaeffler, WarcraftVids, GoffsConcepts
  • And just like Blizzard, the next podcast will be released within 10-14 days, or when it’s done (registered Trademark)

Episode 54 – The Blues Look Purple


The Blues Look Purple
These show notes are for Episode 54 of The Warcraft Syndicate Copyright 2010.


Gill – Completed Felwood and Winterspring, utterly confused in Stonetalon Mountains, but setup in Desolace now.

Stacalm – Replaced my last blue…full epics! Stuck on Cho’gall, but he will die tomorrow.

Segment 1 – This week in WoW

April Fools again 🙂

Blizz Explains Upcoming Guild changes

Putting your money where your mouth is…

Segment 2 – Blizzard Blues

Guild Transfer service coming!

True Heirlooms!

60-80 Leveling 

Segment 3 – Loot Table

Doobjanka – releases new SwagDog Hocket Sweaters and Hawaiian tees ($99.99 and $59.99 respectively)

Check out a new podcast we found called Horde for Life

Segment 4 – E-mail/Q&A

Josemi sez,

Hey guys:

I was listening to episode 48 the other day because I had never finished listening to it, when I heard Gill say something about people that download the podcast from 5 different places, including Puerto Rico, and asked for these people to contact him. Now, I’m not sure if I’m the person from PR he was referring to, but I’ve been downloading your podcast for about 4-5 months now, so I figured it could be me. If it’s not, then add me to the list.

As I said, I’ve been downloading your podcast for a few months now. I listen to a few other WoW podcasts, but was looking for some additional ones when I stumbled into yours on the Itunes Store. It’s refreshing in that you both seem to speak from an everyday, regular WoW player perspective. In that way, it compliments the others I listen to.

So, greetings from Puerto Rico and keep up the excellent work.

Level 85 Dwarf Warrior (formerly Night Elf)
Hydraxis – US

Segment 6 – Wrap-up

  • Special thanks to DJ Dan Morrell, TexasMusicForge, Herbert Bolland, and Lukaso at
  • How to participate – e-mail us at
  • 5-star review shoutouts:
  • Twitter followers: howtheyrank, WoWarchy, cataclysmtnk
  • And just like Blizzard, the next podcast will be released within 10-14 days, or when it’s done (registered Trademark)

Episode 53 – Stupid Government Agencies


Stupid Government Agencies
These show notes are for Episode 53 of The Warcraft Syndicate Copyright 2011.


Gill – Completed Eastern Kingdom Quests, and started Kalimdor.

FINALLY ran a Cataclysm Dungeon! Ran Lost City of Tol’vir – Got a ILevel 333 Ring!

Guild got A Class Act – now we can get the Shroud of Co-operation

Stacalm – Obtained Cataclysmically Epic for equipping a iLvl359 in every slot. Picked up the Dark Phoenix mount for being exalted with the guild. The mount unlocks after you down all the normal raid content. Downed the Council in the Bastion of Twilight. Just 3 bosses to go to complete all normal mode content!

Segment 1 – This week in WoW

BC Dungeon Maps Arriving with 4.1

Segment 2 – Blizzard Blues

Soulstone Combat Resurrections in the Works

Valor Point Conversion, Arena Season 10, Delayed Until 4.2

New VP Mechanics in 4.1

RSA Security Hack Not Affecting Blizzard Authenticators

Ask the Devs Q&A

Q: While mining and herbalism both supports two other professions (jewel crafting and blacksmith for mining, inscription and alchemy for herbalism), skinning only support leather working and is less viable. Will you consider adding some small advantages for skinning, for example, chances to get more cooking material, to make skinning more attractive? – 柴德洛夫 (Taiwan)
A: Skinning has its own advantages though. For example, you can skin the same targets you are killing for quests or while running a dungeon, while Mining and Herbalism often require you to go out of your way to gather that resource. Sometimes you get lucky and find a field of recently-killed corpses, just waiting to be skinned.

Q: Healers cannot get Flask of Flowing Water from Guild Cauldron, which means Guild Cauldron is useless to healers. Can I expect any improvement for this? –꼬꼬마샷다 (Korea)
A: We couldn’t figure out an elegant way to determine if healers wanted the Spirit flask or the Intellect flask, so we erred on the side of throughput and gave them Intellect. Healers who would prefer Spirit can just get the normal flasks. We’ll think about another way to handle this. Spirit is obviously very popular among healers, but we don’t want to have a system that pops up a window asking you which flask you want.

Segment 3 – Loot Table

Razer Switchblade Concept Appears at GDC 2011

New Jinx Tees!

Segment 4 – Wrap-up

  • Special thanks to DJ Dan Morrell, TexasMusicForge, Herbert Bolland, and Lukaso at
  • How to participate – e-mail us at
  • 5-star review shoutouts:
  • Twitter followers:
  • And just like Blizzard, the next podcast will be released within 10-14 days, or when it’s done (registered Trademark)

Episode #52 – Special People


Special People
These show notes are for Episode 52 of The Warcraft Syndicate Copyright 2011


Segment 1 – This week in WoW

Gill – Completed all but Northern Stranglethorn Vale for the Cataclysm Low Level quests.

Completed Full Caravan, Ten Tabards and Represent. Loved the Bloodsail Buccaneers/Attack on Booty Bay quest line. Also… I bit the bullet and got Breaking the Sound Barrier.

Been playing a lot of Guitar Hero II, III and Band Hero as well.

Stacalm – Downed Chimaeron and got the “Full of Sound and Fury” achievement. Obtained my first T11 piece. Only 2 epics til Cataclysmically Epic! Been running 2s and 3s for Conquest Points and also tried out some Rated BGs.

Segment 2 – Blizzard Blues

4.1 on the PTR….

Highlights of 4.1 –

Zul’Aman has returned as a level-85 5-player Heroic dungeon featuring a revamp of the original dungeon and improved loot!

Zul’Gurub has returned as a level-85 5-player Heroic dungeon featuring all-new encounters, achievements, and improved loot

Both dungeons will be in a new Dungeon Finder difficulty tier above the current level-85 Heroic dungeons and offer epic-quality item level 353 loot

Both dungeons require an average Item Level of 346 in order to run them.

Looking for Guild coming in 4.1?

The Guild Perk, Cash Flow, no longer prints out text to the Chat Log. Instead, the daily amount deposited is shown in the Guild Vault Money Log. In addition, players can view the weekly contribution in a new window at the bottom of the Money Log.

We have added two new custom guild tabards as Guild Rewards. The tabards are account bound and offer a bonus to gaining guild reputation.

All major cities will now have every type of profession trainer and their associated trade supply vendors.

Looks like Old Ironforge is available to look around in – without you getting booted from the game by a GM.

Wanna fly in Ghostlands? Now you can!

Want a Wintersaber mount, but don’t like the current grind? Fear not, listener! The Wintersabers Trainers will now be a set of daily quests. After roughly 20 days of dailies, you will get Winterspring Cub Whiskers, which you turn in for you mount.

Fire Hawk Mount

But no Firelands content just yet.

3 specs not on the horizon… maybe they are just murlocs…

Segment 3 – Loot Table

Blind man uses sound to beat Abe’s Exoddus  


Segment 4 – Wrap-up

  • Special thanks to DJ Dan Morrell, TexasMusicForge, Herbert Bolland, and Lukaso at
  • How to participate – e-mail us at
  • 5-star review shoutouts:
  • Twitter followers:
  • And just like Blizzard, the next podcast will be released within 7-10 days, or when it’s done (registered Trademark)

Episode #51 – Blame the Smirnoff


Blame the Smirnoff
These show notes are for Episode 51 of The Warcraft Syndicate Copyright 2010.


Segment 1 – This week in WoW

Gill – Busy few weeks! Soloed Heroic Slave Pens, Steamvault, Underbog, Sethekk Halls, Auchenai Crypts, Mana-Tombs, Shadow Labyrinth, Escape from Durnholde, Opening of the Dark Portal, The Mechanar, Botanica, Arcatraz, Magister Terrace, and Shattered Halls – thus getting Outland Dungeon Hero! 10 Exalted Reputations (from Shattered Sun Offensive). Also working on Low level quests for the acheivements.

Shout out to Damastus and Pipsie for equipping me with a Kickback 5000 and 2 Perforators!

Stacalm – Downed Valiona and Theralion today! Our group is now 6/12 through our progression. Been doing a little PvP. Twin Peaks is awesome!

The Undermine Journal is Back!

Recent hotfixes to 4.0.6

Segment 2 – Blizzard Blues

Weren’t we just at this party?

Secure all stations! General Quarters!

Segment 3 – Loot Table

New Contest from Blizz and Jinx!

Segment 4 – Wrap-up

  • Special thanks to DJ Dan Morrell, TexasMusicForge, Herbert Bolland, and Lukaso at
  • How to participate – e-mail us at
  • 5-star review shoutouts: Lostliberty sez “I just started listening and really enjoy the show. This podcast is very informative and has a perfect balance of humor, seriousness, and off topic discussion. Keep up the great work and grats on reaching five-o!”
  • Twitter followers: Danny K. Larson, Hydramith, Eli, Danielle Cooper, Terri Boyle, Gurkan
  • And just like Blizzard, the next podcast will be released within 7-10 days, or when it’s done (registered Trademark)

Episode #50 – Flyin’ Joe Camel


Flyin' Joe Camel
These show notes are for Episode 50 of The Warcraft Syndicate Copyright 2010.


Segment 1 – This week in WoW

Gill – Nada! Ran outta time

Stacalm – Raiding, wiping, farming, woot, woot!

Ryshat – dinged 85, gearing up (yay engineering goodies), running Tol Barad for fun, going though each zone to complete all quests, doing Argent Tournament dailies to get seals for heirloom gear (tip, the champion purses have a 100% drop rate of an extra Champion’s Seal). Getting better at heroics, but they are very time constrictive for a fellow like me.

Doobjanka – Leveling 4th toon in Archaeology. What’s new this year @

Segment 2 – Blizzard Blues

Pv getting P’ed on….

Patch 4.0.6 on the PTR

Official patch notes from the PTR can be found here:

The guild reward Armadillo Pup now requires revered faction instead of exalted.

Dungeons and Raids

Level-85 players can now choose any normal dungeon via the Dungeon Finder. Choosing Random Dungeon will still not add Blackrock Caverns or Throne of the Tides into the rotation.
Level-85 dungeon bosses in Lost City of the Tol’vir, Grim Batol, and Halls of Origination now drop 30 Justice Points each when killed.
The daily Random Dungeon reward on normal difficulty has been increased to 140 Justice Points, up from 70.
Players no longer need to discover Cataclysm dungeon entrances in order to access them via the Dungeon Finder.



  • Archaeology fragments now have a hard cap of 200 per race. Players will not be able to collect additional fragments until they complete artifacts to take them down below 200 fragments. Players with more than 200 fragments will not lose additional fragments in 4.0.6, but in a future patch we may remove any fragments above 200.
  • Archaeology finds now grant a guaranteed skill point up to 50 skill, and then no longer grant skill gains, as opposed to granting up to 100 skill very slowly.
  • The sell value of all common artifacts has been doubled, while a small subset of common artifacts have had their sell value increased far beyond that.A socket has been added to most crafted epic armor pieces that did not already have one.


  • Alchemist’s Stones for Agility, Strength, and Intellect have been added.


  • Three new bracer enchants are available. They increase Agility by 50, Strength by 50, or Intellect by 50 respectively. Item level 300 or higher required. These new recipes are rare world drops.
  • Enchant Off-Handed – Superior Intellect now increases Intellect by 40, down from 100.


  • Rare fishing poles now have a chance to be found in the Bag of Fishing Treasures earned via the Stormwind and Orgrimmar Fishing daily quests.


  • The 500 to 510 skill-up range for Leatherworking has been improved.


  • Darkglow Embroidery (Rank 2) now increases Spirit instead of restoring a flat amount of mana.
  • Illusionary Bag now has 26 slots.


  • Meta gems with the Chaotic and Relentless prefixes now have a requirement of 3 red gems.
  • New meta gems have been added


Tol Barad

  • Attacking forces will receive a 200% capture speed bonus when they control 2 keeps.
  • Defending forces will receive a 200% capture speed bonus when they control all 3 keeps.
  • Daily quest creatures, herbs, minerals, etc. will only spawn when Tol Barad is in the quest phase between battles. There will be 5-minute and 1-minute warnings before the quest phase ends. The quest phase ends 15 minutes before the battle for Tol Barad begins and queuing is made available. At that time any players in the daily micro dungeons will be ported just outside. This does not apply to Tol Barad Peninsula or the daily quests there.
  • The weekly PvP quest “Victory in Tol Barad” now awards 200 Honor Points and 3 Tol Barad Commendations.
  • Players can now see the status of Tol Barad on the World Map no matter where they are. The time to the next battle is displayed by zooming into the Tol Barad section of the map. The current controlling faction can be seen on the Eastern Kingdoms map.


  • Hunters can now use Auto Shot while moving.
  • Freezing Trap now has a PvP duration of 8 seconds. BOOOOOOOO

User Interface

  • For opening cinematics there is now a streaming option interface in the login screen for play-on-demand.
  • Players can now individually remove raid world markers.
  • The Reputation Pane now saves which reputation categories are expanded or collapsed.
  • Character Info Window
  • The Character Info window (C) now saves the order and expand/collapse state of stat categories separately for each talent specialization.
  • Character movement speed is now displayed on the Character Info window (C) with all other stats.
  • The Haste display on the Character Info window (C) now shows the total haste percentage, rather than only haste from haste rating.


  • There are now number displays on the summary page and dropdown menu.
  • Ready Flash has been added to the race icons.

Guild Interface

  • A View All button has been added to the profession display regardless of whether Show Offline Members is checked.
  • Online members can now be sorted to the top of the View Crafters list.
  • The guild reputation cap is now displayed in the tooltip.

Real ID & Chat

  • Real ID login notifications now include character and game icons.
  • Players can now right-click close a chat window tab even if it’s not the current tab.
  • There is now an option to auto-pop whispers into a new tab.
  • Popped out whisper windows now show online/offline status messages.

Unit Frames

  • Predicted healing (previously only available for Raid Frames and raid-style Party Frames) has been added to the following unit frames: Player Frame, Party Frame, Target Frame, Focus Frame.

Bug Fixes
Many bugs… handled them!

Segment 3 – Loot Table

Collectionator Add-on

CollectMe Add-on  

Segment 4 – E-mail/Q&A

Audio E-mail!

Segment 5 – Wrap-up

  • Special thanks to DJ Dan Morrell, TexasMusicForge, Herbert Bolland, and Lukaso at
  • How to participate – e-mail us at
  • 5-star review shoutouts:
  • Twitter followers: Fred P, Linktm, Mitzi Roehrs
  • And just like Blizzard, the next podcast will be released within 7-10 days, or when it’s done (registered Trademark)