Convert to Raid Presents: The podcast for World of Warcraft and other Blizzard Games!

Join the guys from CtR as we countdown to the new year with our best production pieces from 2011! You'll hear the best boss intros, scenes and maybe even a song that we've done since the beginning of the show back in June.  Join in on all the fun and entertainment Convert to Raid has done throughout 2011, and we look forward to bringing you more amazing raiding action in 2012!  Happy New Year from the crew... Bazoobagwabo!

Direct download: ctr_26.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:00pm CST

Happy holidays from the crew at CtR!  This year, we'll celebrate with a look back at some of the great adventures we've had this year, along with some holiday songs -- from Zhug and from friends of the show.  Thank you so much for all you've given us this year!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:00pm CST

It's another packed show, where the guys discuss How to Survive the LFR, we comment on the race to world first, and Ghostcrawler's most recent interview with Curse.com.  Morchok, the first boss of Dragon Soul is on the chopping block, and we take a look at a couple of our listener questions and MORE.  It's our last live show of 2011, and it doesn't disappoint!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:57pm CST

This week the CtR crew is visited by Lore from Gamebreaker TV and Tankspot fame to discuss lots of cool WoW stuff... like LFR and why loot rolls aren't quite awesome, the loot exploit suspensions and why everyone is wrong, and we even put him on the spot about Protection Paladins in The Scouting Report.  Plus the guys try to answer your questions, and we have a ton of fun along the way.  Got your name in the hat for our big giveaway?  You should do it now!

Direct download: ctr_23.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:30pm CST

With the drop of patch 4.3 comes a lot of changes to the face of World of Warcraft, and this week we examine the love/hate relationship of LFR and what it means for different types of players. We also talk about first impressions of the new Dragon Soul raid, answer your questions, and chat with Hafrot from Rawrcast (rawrcast.com *this is an explicit show*) all about the behemoth known as 25 man raiding!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:23pm CST

The guys talk turkey in this week's show about the upcoming 4.3 patch, LFR loot rules and the Dragon Soul Encounter Pages, and they look ahead to Mists of Pandaria with the new talent calculators.  Matticus from World of Matticus and WoW Insider stops by to talk about healing priests in The Scouting Report, we have an AWESOME GIVEAWAY, and we try to answer a couple of tricky questions from you, the listeners. Be on the lookout as Zhug and Koltrane are back to their weird antics and more!!!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:02pm CST

This week the crew celebrates WoW's 7th Anniversary (and makes a wish for a new pet), goes over some of the numbers for Firelands raiding, and examines the freak out over mana pools.  But that's not all!  Shannox makes a special return in heroic mode so the guys can down him and his dogs for good.  Plus, the players answer your questions and a LOT more.  Join us!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:05pm CST

This week the guys discuss the end of patch 4.2 and look a little closer into when 4.3 will drop.  In The Scouting Report, we do something a little different!  With the BIG Q&A from Ghostcrawler and the devs, the crew examines all of the classes and playstyles closely, giving you the relevant info you'll need stepping into the future of World of Warcraft.  And, of course, we try to get to as many of your questions as possible!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:13pm CST

This week the guys discuss all the latest news on the PTR, make predictions on when 4.3 will drop, and rant on someone else's rant.  Ragnaros is on the chopping block in this week's War Room, and the gang clears normal mode Firelands with the in depth analysis of this fight. And of course we try to get to as many questions as possible!  Come join us, it's another packed episode of CtR!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:11pm CST

This week the guys discuss all the news post Blizzcon, for what's happening now and what's to come in patch 4.3 and Mists of Pandaria!  Solarflair gives his insights on how the new LFR system works (or doesn't), we'll answer all your questions, and you can find out why Blizzard is Dork of the Week.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:54pm CST

The guys put on a special show to wrap up all of the details released at Blizzcon 2011, especially concentrating on the next expansion: The Mists of Pandaria. We'll examine all of the new features, the new race and class, the dungeons, the raids, the overall themes and how it all fits together. Along the way, look out for Zhug and Koltrane's (completely fake) antics at Blizzcon.  This show is full of awesomesauce!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:43pm CST

This week the guys discuss how a little pet could (but probably won't) change the economy of WoW, the importance of getting your math right, and take a look at all the new shinies on the PTR.  Dragon Soul, anyone?  We'll also get a big ol' heaping helping of Domo on top.  Majordomo Staghelm is in our sights in this week's War Room.  We'll also try to answer your raiding questions and more on another show packed full of raiding goodness. Enjoy!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:38pm CST

This week the guys on CtR go over some of the latest news from the PTR, answer your raid leadership questions, and we have Wolfshayde from Earthen Ring stop by to discuss how to make your very own tree grow up to be a big, healing behemoth as we talk some Resto Druid! 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 10:47pm CST

This week the crew gives their impressions of the PTR, talk more about the Looking for Raid feature, and put Alysrazor's head on the chopping block for an awesome War Room segment and a TON more.

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:21pm CST

We have a jam packed show for you this week!  We catch up with Koltrane on his Legendary questline, we poke some fun at the nerfs in the Firelands, talk about our impressions of the latest information on patch 4.3, and Torage from Feathermoon-US stops by to give us insight into the Fury Warrior.  And, of course we try to answer your questions too.  Expect some EPIC moments and quite a few bad jokes this time around on CtR!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:02pm CST

This week we go in depth on Koltrane's update on the Legendary Staff questline, we talk about the huge raiding news we received over the last week, discussing raid leadership and getting to listener questions along the way.  Even without our regular War Room or Scouting Report, it's a VERY full show.  Enjoy! 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:41pm CST

This week Koltrane discusses his progress in getting the Legendary staff along with all the recent changes, the gang dives into all things rogue-like with their guest Hemolicious from US-Drenden, and Zhug takes a hard line in Leading the Raid.  Of course we'll answer your questions along the way and a LOT more.  It's another jam packed show on CtR!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:24pm CST

This week Zhug, Athaerick and Koltrane discuss some of the latest buzz around patch 4.3, the upcoming tank changes, and of course listener email.  They also head into the War Room and talk details and strategy for Baleroc!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:18pm CST

This week we have a very special guest... Lore from Tankspot.com and Gamebreaker.tv!  We discuss what it takes to be a hardcore raider, the upcoming 4.3 patch, and even get into the strats on three different bosses in hardcore mode.  Plus Zhug and the guys talk news, raid leadership and more!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:48pm CST

This week the BIG news has hit about what's coming up in patch 4.3, so we talk about the new raid and all the cool new features the upcoming patch will bring.  Stinkiepete from Feathermoon-US chats with us in depth about Destruction Warlocks, and of course we try to answer a few listener questions.  It's another jam-packed show on Convert to Raid!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:09pm CST

This week we take a look at more world firsts, have an in depth chat about Lord Rhyolith and how you can expect to die on this fight, and we try to get through a big ol' pile of listener mail!  And of course we'll give you the scoop on Koltrane's Legendary quest, give some good raid leadership advice, and yes... there is much laughter too!

Direct download: 6_-_Convert_to_Raid__RNG_for_You_and_Me.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:13pm CST

On this show, we delve further in Koltrane's quest for the legendary staff, speculate on what the latest moves from Blizzard means for World of Warcraft, and we talk with one of our listeners in depth about Blood DK tanks!  We of course discuss raiding news, answer our listener mail, including a couple the deal with raid leadership... and more!  Join us, won't you?

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:18pm CST

In this week's show, we discuss what the top raiding team in Azeroth thinks about the Firelands, we creep into Beth'tilac's fiery web of doom, we have some excellent tips for the noob raid leader and lot more!  Of course we name a Dork of the Week and have a lot of laughs in the process, so join in on the conversation!

Direct download: 4_-_Convert_to_Raid__The_HBIC.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:15pm CST

In today's show, we make a BIG show announcement, catch up on all the latest news from the brains at Blizz, examining the latest Ask the Devs post in particular. And we tackle the mystical healing powers of the resto shaman with our special guest, Festoon!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:21pm CST

In this show we discuss all the latest raiding news in WoW, and even name our first Convert to Raid Dork of the Week!  There's also a double dose of the War Room as we discuss the details and our strategies for both Occu'thar in Baradin Hold and Shannox of the Firelands -- giving you a couple of different strats that the "other guys" haven't told you about.  And we have our first session of Leading the Raid with a listener question!

And, we invite YOU to pug in with us and join all of our conversations, including our Scouting Report segment.  Find out all the details inside, and thanks for listening!

Special thanks to Soundboyz for select music on the show today.  :)

Direct download: 2_-_Convert_to_Raid__Nerd_Alert.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:17pm CST

Our first official show, and there's a LOT to talk about!

We discuss the end of patch 4.1 and the beginning of patch 4.2... the Rage of the Firelands!  You'll get our first impressions of the area and some trash talk about it too.  We also cover some of the bigger class changes in the latest rebalancing, and have a lot of fun along the way!

Hope you enjoy it!

Direct download: 1_-_Convert_to_Raid__The_Drinking_Game.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:49pm CST

This is our first show... a technical run through, if you will, before we officially kick off this new podcast.  Meet the players, learning some stuff about the next patch (4.2) in World of Warcraft, and have some laughs along the way!

Direct download: 0_-_Convert_to_Raid__The_Fist_of_Rage.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:50pm CST

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