Convert to Raid: The podcast for raiders in World of Warcraft

For videos, audios, and all things CtR, join us online at http://converttoraid.com

This week, John Horstmann from Well Met and The Payload podcasts (at http://blizzpro.com) joins the crew with Sharku. While technical difficulties messed with the last show, there is now a veritable smorgasbord of news to discuss!

Legion, the next expansion for World of Warcraft was announced to launch on August 30, 2016. Both cheers and salt can be heard from the community, and the guys discuss their own opinions on the matter.

J. Allen Brack took to the forums to discuss the shutting down of the Nostalrius legacy servers and mentioned the idea of “pristine servers” that would, in essence, remove bonus XP and other “easy buttons” while still playing the game in its current state. Is this enough to address what Nostalrius members were after? What can Blizzard do that would make sense for both the company and the community?

Hearthstone launched its new expansion “Whispers of the Old Gods” this week. The crew talks about the cards, the expansion and more as they try to figure out the new meta.

Plus, Blizzcon tickets sell out (as always), StaCraft 2 players arrested for game fixing, the Overwatch hype train is at full speed, Diablo Season 6 hits this week, Tracer lands in the Nexus and a lot more!

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Pat Krane -- http://twitter.com/PatKrane

Sharku -- http://twitter.com/Sharku_CTR

John -- http://twitter.com/KickedTripod

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For videos, audios, and all things CtR, join us online at http://converttoraid.com

Gizmo and Sharku join the crew for this week’s show filled with all sorts of amazing Blizzard news!

Blizzcon 2016 has been announced, and will be held November 4-5 in the Anaheim Convention Center. The real question is, can they fit everything in in just two days?

Mythic+ dungeons are being tested for the next expansion of World of Warcraft. Keystones will be able to make these dungeons more difficult, even adding up to two different affixes to up the ante. If these work like the developers want, could these new dungeons put raiding in jeopardy, or will they simply bolster the ranks?

Plus, competitive play comes to Overwatch, Heroes of the Dorm recap, clarification on Legion’s Class Order Missions, and a whole lot more!

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Pat Krane -- http://twitter.com/PatKrane

Dairies -- http://twitter.com/BoredMind

Gizmo --http://twitter.com/Gizmozord

Sharku -- http://twitter.com/Sharku_CTR

 

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This week, Mick and Sharku join the CtR crew with tons of Blizzard news and updates.

Is beta coming soon and not soon™? The alpha contains almost all of the specs, and Icy-Veins is giving away beta keys to celebrate their 5 year anniversary this month. Could beta be available in the next few weeks, and what might that do for timing of Legion overall?

BattleNet Voice is coming to the launcher and is currently in alpha. Soon you’ll be able to text and voice chat with your friends and guildies across all of the Blizzard games. The guys talk about all of the features and how Blizzard needs to develop it further to make it a more meaningful experience for everyone.

Plus, HUGE patch notes from Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch, a new hero for Hearthstone (via World of Warcraft), Blizzcon rumors and a LOT more in this jam packed episode!

You can follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/converttoraid or individually:

Pat Krane -- http://twitter.com/PatKrane

Dairies -- http://twitter.com/BoredMind

Mick -- http://twitter.com/MickMontgomery

Sharku -- http://twitter.com/Sharku_CTR

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:35am CDT

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This week Gizmo and Sharku join the crew for WoW talk and more!

It’s a quiet week on the live servers, but the alpha is still humming along. The guys will share a little bit about what they’ve been playing lately, especially BM Hunters. Plus Pat shares the details for the Minnesota Warcraft Movie Meetup in June!

In the meantime, how about a good read? The book Warcraft Chronicle Vol. 1 comes out next week (March 15), and Pat Krane somehow managed to get an advanced copy. He’ll give you the rundown, mixing up names and lore along the way.

Overwatch’s release date is set for May 24, with an OPEN BETA earlier that month. The guys will give you the details as they get pumped up to play with everyone.

WoW bosses collide on Twitter and Facebook to find out who is the biggest baddie of them all in March Badness! Which of the Hateful Eight is your pick?

Plus, Xul goes live and a lot of esports talk with Heroes of the Storm, Dairies wants your Left Sharks, and a lot more!

You can follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/converttoraid or individually:

Pat Krane -- http://twitter.com/PatKrane

Gizmo -- http://twitter.com/Gizmozord

Sharku -- http://twitter.com/Sharku_CTR

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This week Tattva joins the crew for WoW talk and more!

 

Not only is there a bunch of new stuff in the latest build of the Legion alpha like dungeons and hunter pets, there’s also more information on how legendaries will work (or more importantly NOT work) in the next expansion. Will these changes help make the raiding race more fair?

 

Other big news that just dropped is about how mounts effect the leveling experience. In the next expansion you will not be able to rely on your Water Strider mount to help you stay above the fray, as they will only work in previous content. More inside.

 

Plus, the history of Warcraft in book form, Overwatch and Heroes news, and much more in this fun episode!

 

You can follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/converttoraid or individually:

Pat Krane -- http://twitter.com/PatKrane

Dairies -- http://twitter.com/BoredMind

Tattva -- http://twitter.com/LoS_Gaming

 

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This week, Gizmo and Mick join the crew for WoW talk and more!

 

The EU took the prize for the Legion Dungeon Race this last week, though the big winners were the fans. Not only did they get to see some different strategies, but also got to take a look at the Maw of Souls dungeon -- an amazing instance that may require dramamine!

 

Class Order Halls got an update in the alpha, with the new mission table. Will this manage to be everything the developers hoped would become of garrisons, and what will this mean for players as they explore the new zones?

 

Also, the Q4 earnings call, trinkets will be getting a makeover for 7.0, Turretwatch is the meta since Overwatch beta came back, and Heroes of the Storm keeps getting retuned. All that and more in another fun filled show!

 

You can follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/converttoraid or individually:

Pat Krane -- http://twitter.com/PatKrane

Dairies -- http://twitter.com/BoredMind

Gizmo -- http://twitter.com/Gizmozord

Mick -- http://twitter.com/MickMontgomery

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This week, Gizmo and Tovo join the crew for WoW talk and more!

 

Tattva and Tovo (Line of Sight Gaming) team up with other casters from North America to go head to head with Fat Boss and other European streamers in a Legion dungeon race this Thursday. Not only will you be able to check out some of the new instances, you can cheer on your favorite team to victory!

 

Overwatch is back in closed beta, and they’ve made a TON of changes. Character progression, new maps, a new game type (control), skins, sprays, balance changes and more. The guys will go over all of the details and their first impressions of this new version of a fan favorite.

 

Plus Blizz turns 25, your questions, Minecraft Dairies and more in another fun show!

 

You can follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/converttoraid or individually:

Pat Krane -- http://twitter.com/PatKrane

Dairies -- http://twitter.com/BoredMind

Gizmo -- http://twitter.com/Gizmozord

Tovo -- http://twitter.com/LoS_Gaming

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This week, Tattva and Sharku join the crew!

While WoW "news" is pretty quiet, there's plenty to discuss about the Legion alpha. New dungeons and a few different specs were released into the alpha servers, and the guys go over what they've been doing recently. Plus, a great listener question about gameplay for tanks!

In the Battlenet News, Hearthstone will be releasing a new way to challenge others with Standard Play - where you can only play the more recent cards. But don't worry, Wild play will have all of your favorites.

Heroes of the Storm welcome Li Ming to the Nexus. This glass cannon is bound to be a blast to play - just don't get too close to the fight!

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This week, Gizmo and Sharku join the crew for WoW talk and more!

Other than all we’ve been doing on live servers, Legion alpha continues to be the main source for news in World of Warcraft. The crew will give all of their experiences on how various classes are playing along with some of the sights without giving away any big lore spoilers. The good, the bad and the alpha!

In other Blizzard games, Game Director Jeff Kaplan announced that Overwatch should be coming back in mid-February with a bunch of new stuff, including new maps and at least one new game mode. The guys discuss the details.

And Heroes of the Storm announced the wizard and necromancer characters from Diablo.  Game Director Dustin Browder announced them on Stormcast along with addressing some upcoming balancing and gameplay features.

Plus, your questions, Shark can’t get tier gear, Gizmo goes hard core in Diablo and dies, Pat might try for rank in Hearthstone and more in this jam packed show!

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You can follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/converttoraid or individually:

Pat Krane -- http://twitter.com/PatKrane

Gizmo -- http://twitter.com/Gizmozord

Sharkû -- http://twitter.com/Sharku_CtR

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:23am CDT

Mick Montgomery and Tovo from Line of Sight Gaming join the crew this week to talk all things Blizzard Gaming... and beyond!

The next alpha build for Legion is now playable, and includes a new zone, a new dungeon, and a bunch of new specs for players to try. Elemental and enhancement shaman are a part of that, as well as the shaman class hall. The guys give you their experiences so far, and try not to give any story spoilers along the way!

ESPN announced that they will start covering eSports much more in the future, even starting their own ESPN eSports Twitter account. What does this mean for esports in general, and how might this affect Activision Blizzard as they begin to launch their own esports division?

Diablo Season 5 begins and includes a bunch of new stuff, Heroes of the Storm gets Genn Greymane, and the Heroes Spring Global Championship is announced.

Plus, the CtR Guild celebrates it's third anniversary, Pulp Fiction's producer comes to Activision Blizzard, and lots more!

Website: converttoraid.com
Follow us on Twitter @ConverttoRaid or individually
Pat - @PatKrane
Dairies - @BoredMind
Tovo - @LoS_Gaming
Mick - @MickMontgomery

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