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.
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
Sean and I are looking for a third co-host! Unfortunately, Alex will no longer be with the show due to timing restrictions. We’re looking for someone who’s genuinely passionate about World of Warcraft. You don’t have to be a top tier raider or a hardcore pet battler (although both will be advantages). We try to get together once a week and discuss the latest news and additions to the game we love. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, age, and location. Provide a history of your gaming experience. We want to know what games you’re into and it doesn’t have to be all Blizzard. In addition to joining the Edge, you’ll be signing with the Blizzpro team and we want to know why you’re interested in working with us (and specifically podcasting). The Edge isn’t just a podcast as it’s also a video show. That means you’ll need to
Episode 18: 6.0 Pre-Patch, SoO Progression, and Eventbrite’s Failures
Episode 17: Healer Imbalance Battlegrounds, Raiding, and Rogues Community Manager Lore took to the forums to discuss healer imbalance in battlegrounds and what Blizzard plans to do about it. Alex leads off with her thoughts on the idea of Blizzard enforcing queued roles. Matt expresses his concerns and speculates whether this technology is going to be imported into the PvE side of the game. In the raiding environment, Blizzard has detailed a complete breakdown of their raid philosophy and design goals ranging from the beginning of the game to Cataclysm to the current approach going forward into Warlords of Draenor. Matt and Alex break it down and both reminisce about their raiding experiences over the years. In our ongoing series on class overviews based on what we know from the Alpha notes, Sean goes over the class that is the love of his life: Rogues! Matt: So bottom line, do I actually want
Episode 16: BlizzCon 2014, PAX East, and WoW Source Welcome to Episode 16 of The Edge! The first major news? BlizzCon 2014 has officially been announced! It’ll be held in Anaheim on the weekend of November 7th to 8th. Speaking of conventions, PAX East was held not too long ago and the big news out of that was around Hearthstone and the upcoming adventure mode involving Curse of Naxxramas. Since The Edge is about class information and improvement, we kick off a multi-part series explaining the new updates coming with each class and spec. Last week, Matt examined the priest. In this episode, Alex goes over Monks.