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

Pat Krane is still lounging around in Italy, so we bring in some PUGs for this show!  Koltrane hosts this episode, along with Jules Scott from the Tauren Think Tank podcast, and Dairies from Convert to Raid Too for a big discussion about the release of 5.3 and what they've been doing so far in this patch.  They talk heroic scenarios, the dynamic events in The Barrens, among other topics.  Koltrane has been getting the "love" from mages in the audience after talking about playing his warlock more last week!  With 5.3 releasing, the gang discusses the recent developer interviews from Greg Street (Ghostcrawler) and Adam Holinka ("the PvP guy", according to Koltrane!).  New 5-mans are not in this patch, but the developers say they're coming back - do you miss them?  They also discuss 25-man and 10-man raiding, and how the devs and the players feel about the different size raid options.  Death Knights are now open to more than one per server, and Ghostcrawler talks possible changes in Vengeance mechanics in 5.4.  After the show, stay tuned for a presentation on Protection Warriors, which was done as part of the Convert to Raid guild "Boot Camp" events a few weeks ago.  Great information on all aspects of warrior tanking from a player who has mastered his class.  Enjoy this very full and information-filled show!

Direct download: ctr_97.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 5:22pm CDT

#96 - Convert to Raid: Valor Plants

This week, Pat Krane is in Italy, so the monkeys are running the show! Koltrane steps into the host spot, Solarflair is breaking his Deathwing on the stream, and Jules Scott takes over the third chair as co-host and producer.  The guys (and girl!) talk about all things 5.3 with the release of "Escalation" coming on Tuesday, May 21st.  They run through valor upgrades, faster leveling in Pandaria, getting Lesser Charms and pet battles. There's a breakdown of 5.2 raiding and Throne of Thunder from the developers' perspective, now that developer interviews are hitting the feeds.  Speaking of developer interviews, Pat Krane got to chat with Lead Encounter Designer Ion Hazzikostas, and we've included their chat at the end of the show.  Don't miss the look into 5.3, the state of raiding, and some new information about 5.4! Due to some technical issues, our audio quality is not up to our normally high standards, and we apologize for that. Thank you for your understanding!

Direct download: ctr_96.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 8:11pm CDT

This week, Solar and Zhug are joined by Josh Allen (a.k.a. Lore from Legendary, PST, Tankspot.com, Brawlcast, etc.) to discuss his upcoming move to Blizzard HQ, World of Warcraft's most recent plunge in subscription numbers, Blizzcon 2013, patch 5.3 and a lot more.  Sloot from the number two guild in the U.S., Midwinter, joins the guys to have an epic roundtable discussion of protection paladins -- and if you're playing one now, you will not want to miss it.  Also, Solar gushes over our guests, Lore spills the beans on how he'll communicate ideas to the devs, Zhug spills... all over his desk, and more.  Be warned: this is a very full show and you will not want to miss a moment of it. Enjoy!

Direct download: ctr_95.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:35pm CDT

This week, the guys are all in rare form, not only giving you the latest news and views in World of Warcraft, but also providing one heck of a show. Find out how to level alts in patch 5.3 (which is right around the corner), Ghostcrawler talks more tri-spec, Josh Allen heads to Irvine, California to work for Blizzard, Firelands has been seeded just for druids, and more. And what does Superman, the New York Times and World of Warcraft have in common? Horridon takes over the War Room with Affinity from Blood Legion, Koltrane wipes an LFR, Solarflair is a dingo, and Zhug has a couple of BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS that you won't want to miss! Expect lively conversations, tons of laughs, and an incredible wealth of information on another excellent show.

Direct download: ctr_94.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:18pm CDT

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