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Episode #36 – My Handy Dandy Notebook

by on September 5, 2010

My Handy Dandy Notebook

These show notes are for Episode36 of The Warcraft Syndicate Copyright 2010.

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Intro

Segment 1 – This week in WoW

Beware the Private servers!
http://www.wow.com/2010/08/14/private-server-company-forced-to-pay-blizzard-88-million/

Guild acheivements in Cataclysm beta!
http://www.wow.com/2010/08/31/cataclysm-beta-guild-achievements/

Mentoring in Cataclysm!
http://www.wow.com/2010/08/20/cataclysm-will-include-a-city-of-heroes-style-mentoring-system/

Segment 2 – Blizzard Blues

Bye, Bye, Zul-Gurub’… I hardly knew ye… Because I never ran ye…
http://www.wow.com/2010/09/01/the-daily-blues-zulgurub-is-gone-as-a-raid-instance-come-catac/

Blizzcon 2010 Pet Revealed
http://www.wow.com/2010/08/25/blizzcon-2010-pet-revealed/

Segment 3 – Loot Table

Cataclysm Collector’s Edition Contents!
http://www.wow.com/2010/08/17/cataclysm-collectors-edition-contents-announced/  

WoW armory – iPod Touch/iPhone App!

Segment 4 – Wrap-up

  • Special thanks to DJ Dan Morrell, TexasMusicForge, Herbert Bolland, and Lukaso at Freesound.org.
  • Just like Blizzard, the next podcast will be released within 7-10 days, or when it’s done (registered Trademark)
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3 Comments
  1. I think the only benefit of having a private server at this point would be to have access to “Old World” Azeroth somewhere. Heck, I’d like it if BLizz set up just a few servers running the old world (perhaps name then after the Keepers of Time) for those of us feeling nostalgic.

    And I like how WoW is pulling some of the great features from other MMOs for the game. Things like guild achivements, mentoring (also called “Sidekicking” in other games) and a “recall party” type of function (a single “summon everyone in the raid to me” button). Blizz has obviously watching the competiton and picking some of the best peices to roll into WoW.

    • gillrisper permalink

      I think that there are people out there that would love a “vanilla WoW” server. Level cap of 60, skill maximum of 300 etc. But with all of the added features that Blizzard has added to the game since day 1 (like glyphs), I wonder if the “purists” want the UI enhancements and added features.

      I think in the end Blizzard would say, “If you want a vanilla Wow Experience, start a new account and only install the original WoW disks.” This will keep your level cap at 60, you only have access to Kalimdor and Eastern Kingdoms, and it will keep all the added functionality of the game as it stands today.

      Now I do know that sometimes Blizzard will add “virgin” servers to the game. Servers that do not allow character transfers to it, so when it goes live, EVERYONE has to roll a level 1 character. I think that it’s an intriguing idea – no overpriced stuff on the AH, no new characters with 100+ gold to spend, and basically everyone on an equal playing field.

  2. Well, from now on, if anyone buys a basic WoW game (or tries the 14 day trial or whatever) they will be playing in the new, torn up Azeroth. A throwback server might be interesting, having some set up as the original Vanilla WoW, but you definitely couldn’t transfer to or from those servers.

    I remember in original EQ, the RP server (Firona Vie) allowed you one character only and all creature dropped loot was BoP, so no farming for items to sell. If you wanted it, you had to go get it yourself. as an added benefit, the economy was pretty stable and there were no gold farmers.

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