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

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

John Horstmann (Well Met and The Payload at BlizzPro.com) joins Pat Krane this week to talk about WoW and more!

Inside, Pat and John discuss the Mei holiday event in Overwatch, The latest on when the Nighthold raid comes to Legion, rumors of Terry Crews voicing a Blizzard character, and a bunch of esports in both Hearthstone and Overwatch!

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Direct download: bnn_20.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 8:16pm CST

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John Horstmann (Well Met and The Payload at BlizzPro.com) joins Pat Krane for a Battlenet News Break to quickly go over this week's news. Then Pat and Sloot from Serenity (#2 raid team in the world) talk all things Legion!

Intro: Battlenet New Break

15:00 - Sloot interview

1:13:00 - Outro

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Direct download: SR_19.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:18pm CST

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John Horstmann (Well Met and The Payload at BlizzPro.com) and Jules Scott (Tauren Think Tank and Slaying Demons podcasts) join the crew this week to talk about WoW and more!

Intro
15:40 - Secondary Stat Squish (PTR)
23:30 - Shadow Priest changes on the PTR
29:30 - Legendaries RNG
42:30 - Nostalrius coming back?
53:20 - Ion Hazzikostas Q&A coming
54:10 - Heroes of the Storm on the PTR
1:00:00 - Hearthstone - New Expansion
1:15:20 - Overwatch - Game of the Year! Plus Holiday season coming soon
1:22:40 - eSports - Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm
1:25:30 - Outro

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

Direct download: bnn_19.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:47pm CST

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John Horstmann (Well Met and The Payload at BlizzPro.com) and Gizmo (Lords of the Storm) join the crew this week to talk about WoW and more!

Intro
15:00 - Legion from a World First Raider's perspective: Legendaries
17:45 - Discussion: Race to World First, Mythic Raiding Coverage
44:30 - Dave Kosak joins Hearthstone!
57:00 - Overwatch: New patch, new map, Season 3
1:00:00 - eSports: Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm
1:05:45 - Outro

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

Direct download: bnn_18.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:26pm CST

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John Horstmann (Well Met and The Payload at BlizzPro.com), Gizmo (Lords of the Storm) and Tattva (Line of Sight Gaming) join the crew this week to talk about WoW and more!

Intro
4:20 - Blizzard Black Friday Deals
7:50 - Gizmo's take on 1v1 in Overwatch
12:30 - World Boss: The Soultakers
15:50 - Mythic Trial of Valor and team bans
28:10 - Patch 7.1.5 and class balance
30:55 - Artifact Knowledge catch up mechanics
38:00 - Legendaries and bad luck protection
43:00 - Hearthstone heroic brawls
56:30 - Heroes of the Storm: Varian, stats, and sales
1:02:40 - Overwatch: Symmetra changes
1:10:20 - eSports: Overwatch and HotS
1:17:40 - Outro

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Direct download: bnn_17.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:25pm CST

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John Horstmann (Well Met and The Payload at BlizzPro.com), and Sharku (Adults with Jobs) join the crew this week to talk about WoW and more!

Intro
12:45 - Trial of Valor Mythic and LFR open!
16:05 - Developer Q&A with Ion Hazzikostas: a Look into 7.3, Karazhan, and content in general
20:20 - Sidetrack: How people play WoW may have changed. Raiding, 5 man and other content
31:40 - Back on track: Karazhan, artifact transmog, Kirin Tor quests, keystone dungeons, legendaries and more
36:15 - 7.1.5 on the PTR - spec balancing, new holidays and more
40:35 - HotS: Varian Wrynn, Overwatch cross promotion
49:00 - Hearthstone: Inside the new expansion
58:25 - Overwatch: Sombra, select screen changes, new game modes, etc.
1:08:15 - eSports - Desyncronizing Blizzard eSports
1:16:00 - Special mention: Scott Johnson interviews Chris Metzen
1:17:00 - Outro

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Direct download: bnn_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:35pm CST

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In this special report, the CtR crew gives their opinions, views, and first hand accounts from Blizzcon 2016 in Anaheim, CA! They talk about the Overwatch League and what that could mean for eSports, the Diablo announcements, and oh yeah... ALL OF THE WORLD OF WARCRAFT COMING SOON™. Enjoy!

 

Direct download: SR_16.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:30pm CST

In this special report, Jules Scott (Tauren Think Tank) joins Pat Krane to give you an overview of Blizzcon 2016!

 

Inside, they discuss the panels and other events for those watching (or rewatching) on the Virtual Ticket, those stages and activities only seen in person, the Blizzard esports scene, and some of the planned gatherings happening over the long weekend. We hope you all have a great time during Blizzcon 2016 whether or not you're going to the show, and we'll see you next time!

 

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Direct download: SR_15.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 4:44pm CST

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Gizmo (Lords of the Storm podcast), and Sharku (Adults with Jobs) join the crew this week to talk about WoW and more!

Intro

15:10 - Blizzcon news and updates!

30:25 - Patch 7.1 Highlights: Karazhan, Suramar quest line, Illidan quest line, and more

52:15 - Heroes of the Storm updates: Hallow's End, new brawl

54:30 - Hearthstone update: Gadgetzan as next expansion?

57:30 - eSports (general info about Blizzcon games)

1:03:10 - Outro

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:05pm CST

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Gizmo (Lords of the Storm podcast), Tattva (Line of Sight Gaming), and John (http://twitch.tv/kickedtripod) join the crew this week to talk about WoW and more!

Intro

7:55 - World Boss of the Week

10:20 - Tom Chilton leaves WoW, Ion Hazzikostas new Game Director

15:45 - Patch 7.1 Q&A - content pacing, raid scaling, action camera, legendaries, and more

40:20 - Blizzcon updates! Map and schedule talk, esports and more

52:00 - Heroes of the Storm brawls and more

58:45 - Hearthstone competitive tavern brawls

1:09:05 - Overwatch moves into StarCraft II

1:12:35 - Sombra fake out

1:19:30 - Outro

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

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:34am CST

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Gizmo (Lords of the Storm podcast) and John Horstmann (BlizzPro.com) join the crew this week to talk about the latest in World of Warcraft and other fun stuff!

Intro

4:30 - Dairies on going from hardcore to casual WoW play

8:00 - John on gearing in WoW without raiding

13:05 - WoW to hold a Q&A this week before Patch 7.1. What do we expect to hear?

31:45 - Leveling stats from MMO-Champion

39:40 - Blizzcon updates! Gear store, Diablo Party, Well Played Party

49:20 - Heroes of the Storm: New Hero + Brawls on PTR

53:55 - Hearthstone updates

55:30 - Overwatch: Halloween Season Play

1:04:00 - Jeff Kaplan talks about OW Development

1:11:40 - Q&A???

1:15:15 - Outro

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Direct download: bnn_13.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:14pm CST

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Gizmo (Lords of the Storm podcast) and Sharku (Adults with Jobs) join the crew this week to talk about the Race to World First and other fun stuff!

Intro

9:50 - World Boss for this week

15:50 - 10th Anniversary of South Park's WoW episode

18:10 - Race to World First is over! Gearing, tuning, and more.

37:00 - WoW has 10.1 million subs? Nope, that's not a thing.

43:50 - Questing (sidetrack) including Illidan quest line (minor spoilers)

49:40 - World Quests have bonus rep

50:55 - UI Changes for patch 7.1 - What does it mean?

55:00 - HotS: Zarya released

56:35 - HotS: Brawls announced!

59:55 - What will be announced at Blizzcon? eSports for HotS

1:02:30 - HotS: New hero TBA Thursday

1:03:25 - HotS: Murloc Geniuses going pro!

1:04:25 - HotS: More on Zarya and balancing

1:06:25 - Hearthstone: Balance changes, HS hero for HotS?

1:14:30 - Overwatch: Twitch's top new game of 2016!

1:16:00 - OW: Sombra TBA at Blizzcon?

1:17:25 - OW: Halloween seasonal play?

1:20:50 - OW Open Finals on TBS

1:21:40 - Outro

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:43pm CST

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Tattva and Tovo from Line of Sight Gaming (http://youtube.com/LoSGamingShow) join the crew this week to talk about the Emerald Nightmare and other fun stuff!

Intro

11:00 - You Are Not Repaired! (http://teespring.com/notrepaired)

11:45 - Class and Spec Hotfixes

18:55 - The Mythic Race to World First Update

24:30 - Gearing in Legion (Mythic raid teams, legendaries, reasons to run all the things, mythic dungeons and more)

30:30 - The War Room: Nythendra, Il'gynoth, Elerethe Renferal overview, tips and strats

32:05 - Nythendra

38:30 - Il'gynoth

44:45 - Elerethe Renferal

56:55 - Warcraft Movie out, Battle.Net going away

1:03:10 - Esports!

1:13:10 - Outro

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Direct download: bnn_11.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:29pm CST

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Gizmo (Lords of the Storm podcast) and John Horstmann (blizzpro.com) join the crew this week to talk about the Emerald Nightmare and other fun stuff!

Intro

13:00 - New swag from CtR!

15:00 - Emerald Nightmare raid launches!

23:10 - Materials to gather before raiding

30:15 - World Bosses overview

33:40 - Mythic+ dungeons overview

38:35 - Brewfest quick notes

40:25 - Blizzcon in game goodies!

43:25 - Battlenet Name Changes now $10

44:40 - Heroes of the Storm updates - maps, Alarak hero, limited maps for BGs, and more from the PTR

50:10 - Overwatch overview and rumors

51:30 - Craig Amai leaves Blizzard

53:00 - Rob Pardo's new studio

53:50 - Listener mail: Favorite artifact quest lines

1:01:45 - Outro

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Direct download: bnn_10.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:31am CST

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Tattva and Tovo from Line of Sight Gaming join Pat Krane to talk about getting Raid Ready in Legion!


Intro 1:15 - Class Order Hall Gear

6:00 - Crafted Gear 9:30 - Legendaries

13:20 - World Quests, Emissary Quests and Suramar

20:00 - PvP

22:20 - How Titan Forged gear works

24:00 - Dungeons (Normal, Heroic, Mythic, Mythic +)

34:00 - Artifact Power, Research, Scaling Rewards

39:00 - Reputation and World Quests 41:30 - Artifact Weapon Leveling Tips

45:00 - Tips on Missions

47:45 - Outro

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Direct download: SR_9.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:27am CST

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This week, Sharku, Tattva (LoS Gaming) and John Horstmann (blizzpro.com) join the crew as we talk about Warcraft and other Blizzard games!

Intro -- Shark starts anew, Tattva is doing all the things, and John prefers WoW

12:30 - New T-Shirt Campaign - http://teespring.com/notrepaired

14:00 - Corrupted Blood Incident Anniversary

17:45 - Legion Sells 3.3 Million Copies on Day 1

19:35 - Side Discussion: Pacing in WoW

26:30 - Concurrent Players During Launch Week

30:15 - Priorities and Tips for the Fresh 110!

34:30 - Chris Metzen Retires, the guys reflect

48:45 - Warcraft Movie In Game Bonuses

54:50 - Developer Q&A with Ion Hazzikostas (Order Halls, Dingeon Grinding, Class Balancing, Pacing Part Deux, and more)

1:10:50 - Heroes of the Storm: New Patch! Alarak and Machines of War maps released

1:12:45 - Hearthstone Classic Pack Sale

1:15:00 - Question: Tanking in Legion

1:19:20 - Outro

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

 

Direct download: bnn_9.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:54am CST

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This week, Gizmo (Lords of the Storm podcast) and John Horstmann (blizzpro.com) join the crew as we talk about Warcraft and other Blizzard games!

Intro -- LEGION Reactions and Impressions

14:25 - (Shadow) Priest changes from Dairies and John

20:55 - Fire Mage from Gizmo

23:30 - (Mythic) Dungeons thoughts

26:50 - Discussion: What to do once you hit 110?

40:50 - Discussion: Is there too much content in Legion, and will it last?

47:50 - Legion Companion App

55:10 - Patch 7.1: Return to Karazhan!

1:00:20 - Heroes of the Storm updates

1:02:40 - Overwatch Season 2 patch notes and discussion on competitive play

1:18:40 Outro

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:13pm CST

For videos, audios, and all things CtR, join us online at http://converttoraid.com This week, Gizmo (Lords of the Storm podcast) and John Horstmann (blizzpro.com) join the crew as we talk about Warcraft and other Blizzard games!

Intro 4:45 - Is there too much Blizzard content?

5:40 - Demon Invasions (recap)

10:50 - Broken Shore Scenario and story (recap), minor spoilers!

17:15 - New for Demon Invasions and pre-Legion story - no spoilers

21:55 - WoW at Gamescom 2016, Mythic+ dungeon race and more

23:35 - Small group content, flexibility of the game

31:20 - Heroes of the Storm announcements at Gamescom

37:55 - Hots - New maps and competitive play

40:00 - Hearthstone New Adventure recap and reaction

47:30 - Overwatch competitive mode changes

58:05 - Overwatch announcements at Gamescom

1:02:40 - eSports (HotS and Overwatch) 1:07:45 - Outro Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/converttoraid or individually:

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Direct download: bnn_7.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 3:49pm CST

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This week, Gizmo (Lords of the Storm podcast) and Sharku join the crew as we talk about Warcraft and other Blizzard games!

Intro - Welcome back, Sharku!

11:05 - Demon Hunters/Invasions rock Azeroth!
11:45 - Broken Shore scenario
15:40 - Demon Invasions
17:53 - Demon Hunter starting area overview
18:30 - Naming of a DH
21:10 - More Demon Invasion
25:08 - Dark Whispers event
31:55 - Harbinger Series
34:35 - Diablo Season 7 begins
40:00 - Auriel is LIVE in Heroes of the Storm
42:20 - LucioBall glitch
44:50 - HotS eSports - NA Tournament and more
53:10 - Listener Question
58:00 - Outro

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Direct download: bnn_6.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:44pm CST

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This week, Gizmo (Lords of the Storm podcast) and Mick Montgomery (Spazzbot Studios) join the crew as we talk about Warcraft and other Blizzard games!

Intro -- Mick explains why he's leaving CtR, Pat makes a decision (more or less)

12:20 - Pokemon Party Bus in Minneapolis?

15:00 - Demon Invasion and Demon Hunters arrive August 9!

21:10 - Mythic Dungeons arrival in Legion, camera changes

25:30 - WoW Audio Drama Now Available!

31:10 - Facebook Live Streaming in beta

35:40 - Overwatch Goes to Rio!

42:20 - Karazhan Adventure Coming to Hearthstone!

46:25 - New hero (Auriel) coming to Heroes of the Storm!

53:40 - Gul'dan review (HotS)

55:35 - eSports in Overwatch and HotS

1:00:40 - Outro

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

 

 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:01pm CST

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This week, Tattva (Line of Sight Gaming) and John Horstmann (The Payload and Well Met podcasts at BlizzPro.com) join the crew as we talk about Warcraft and other Blizzard games!

Intro -- LoS Game Night, Overwatch eSports and catching up with the gang

11:00 -- Well Played Party at Blizzcon 2016 is go!

12:40 -- Blizzcon Virtual Tickets and Goodie Box 19:14 -- WoW Website update

20:35 -- WoW Patch 7.0.3 Legion Prepatch! Spell animations, class changes, transmog, view distance vs. camera zoom distance, spell pruning, professions UI, disc priests, and more

43:45 -- Updated Silence Penalty

48:40 -- WoW Fishing Raids

50:20 -- WoW comics, videos and now a radio drama series!

54:10 -- Overwatch: New hero, Ana!

1:00:15 -- Overwatch competitive play

1:04:15 -- HotS: Gul'dan, new hero announced (Auriel), and more

1:07:55 -- Heathstone RAF, new adventure TBA

1:13:05 -- Outro Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/converttoraid or individually:

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

 

 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:07pm CST

In this special report, Mick Montgomery and Gizmo take a look at the latest news from Heroes of the Storm. Covered in this in depth report -- the current ranked play system, new hero announcements, massive patch notes coming your way, and a special look at the latest Roster-pocalypse in the NA pro scene. Enjoy!

 

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Direct download: SR_4.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:58pm CST

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In this Special Report, Pat talks to Accomp about the LEGION BETA. They will be talking in depth on some items, but there is so much happening with Legion that this conversation will only scratch the surface of all the information to be had. If you wish to follow along, check out Accomp’s Legion Guide here: http://accomp.me/wow/warcraft-legion-new-expansion-guide/

 

0:00 - Intro

2:28 - Demon Hunter overview

7:19 - Class overhaul overview: Talents, Artifact weapons and talents, Alternate specs and characters, etc.

18:49 - Character progression paths: Leveling, mob scaling, world quests, Suramar, dungeons 34:46 - Mythic+ dungeons

41:12 - Raid testing

44:35 - Gearing paths, legendary items and the Titanforge system

54:30 - Professions

1:00:23 - Glyphs

1:04:09 - Tranmog system

1:05:19 Wrap Up and Outro

 

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Direct download: SR_3.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:29am CST

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This week, Gizmo (Lords of the Storm podcast) and Tattva (Line of Sight Gaming) join the crew as we talk about Warcraft and other Blizzard games!

2:30 - Warcraft Movie

11:30 - WoW Developer Q&A with Ion Hazzikostas, Pre-Legion event on the PTR

26:25 - Heroes of the Storm updates, new game mode, and Season 1 of Ranked Play!

37:35 - HotS post: Health Sustain and Support Heroes

40:09 - Overwatch: Developer Jeff Kaplan on competitive play, ranked systems, and more

48:32 - Overwatch PTR now available

50:50 - Overwatch overtakes LoL in Korea

51:58 - eSports: Hearthstone Spring Championships and Heroes at Dreamhack

57:23 - Listener Questions and Show Close

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:38am CST

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This week, Sharku, Gizmo and John join the crew as we talk about Warcraft and other Blizzard games!

10:08 - The Warcraft Movie premiered (for North America) in LA, and some of our guys were there. The crew on this show wasn’t, but did catch the Red (actually black) Carpet video on Twitch.

19:28 - After 10 years of working at Blizzard, lead game developer Jay Wilson leaves Blizzard and the gaming industry. The crew takes a look at this sometimes controversial dev and wishes him bon voyage!

23:38 - Blizzard is teaming up with Facebook to bring its suite of games to the masses! Soon you’ll be able to see which of your Facebook friends is playing, join in, and maybe even stream to Facebook Live with just the click of a mouse. How do our players react?

33:33 - The guys discuss some of the latest from the beta, including a post from Celestalon about revamping talents just a couple of months away from launch, draw distance, music and more.

41:44 - Remember that discussion about legacy/pristine servers? So do we. This week the crew follows up with Nostalrius as the meet up with Blizzard big wigs.

48:53 - Overwatch recruits more than 7 million players and bans over 1500 for cheating.

58:07 - Heroes of the Storm is getting some revamps, now available on the PTR (like MMR changes!).

1:07:00 - ESPORTS: including Heroes NA Qualifier recap, the upcoming Hearthstone European Spring Qualifier, and an Overwatch Invitational. Oh… and watch this Azmo-dunk play - https://clips.twitch.tv/esl_heroes/LivelyCurlewMVGame

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Mick Montgomery, Dairies, Tattva and Tovo walked the red (or black) carpet on Monday, June 6 to see the L.A. premiere of the Warcraft movie. Now that they've seen it, what were their thoughts and opinions of the movie, and how does it stack up for WoW fans?

 

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This is a special report from CtR HQ all about Blizzard esports!

 

Jules Scott joins Pat Krane for a look at Blizzard esports. Inside, they preview upcoming Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone tournaments, and talk about some of the interesting matchups and other tidbits along the way.

 

Also, Jules and Pat review the first Overwatch tournament held this last weekend and how Cloud 9 has set them head and shoulders apart from their competition.

 

There are some reports out there about how professional players are leaving HotS for other, more established games. Jules gives you the scoop on the different aspects of why that might be happening.

 

It's a great mini-sode to kick off more varied content on this channel. Let us know what you think - we are listening. Email converttoraid@gmail.com or find us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ConverttoRaid

 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:56pm CST

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This week, Sharku and Gizmo join the crew as we make a BIG announcement and talk about Warcraft and other Blizzard games!

 

The Warcraft movie has been released internationally, but still 10 days away from it’s launch in the U.S. How do box office numbers, internet reviews and the crew’s opinions stack up to help viewers expectations? What will be the real teller of whether or not this movie is a success?

 

Overwatch is the Blizzard’s fastest selling console game (in the UK), which shouldn’t be any surprise. The guys will go behind the numbers a bit and talk about OW’s first competitive tournament along the way. What lies in store for Blizzard’s newest game?

 

Plus, Heroes of the Storm turns 1, Hearthstone tournaments go legit, your questions and more in this first installment of The Battlenet News!

 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:29pm CST

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John Horstmann and Sharku join the crew for this week’s show (mainly on Overwatch).

 

Overwatch went live this week, so the guys jump straight into the Battlenet News for stories surrounding the launch. The joys, the salt, and the community interest in this fantastic game have been incredible over the last few days, so the crew dives in to discuss many different aspects of Overwatch.

 

Since the last CtR, World of Warcraft’s next expansion has gone into beta development, allowing even more people to see what’s in store for Legion. While this episode doesn’t go into any depth on the gameplay, the guys are planning future shows as we head toward the August 30th launch.

 

One item did stick out this last week, as Ion “Watcher” Hazzikostas took to the forums in another Developer Watercooler discussion on PvP gear in Legion. Instead of resilience or PvP Power, the devs are making PvE gear and PvP gear THE SAME. How will this affect those who have chosen one aspect over the other, or does it even matter? Will this finally help WoW PvP stand on even footing with raiding?

 

Plus the Warcraft movie hype is real, Chromie lands in the Nexus, and Diablo 3 turns 4 and more!

 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:06pm CST

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This week, Pat and Dairies are joined by Tovo and Sharku to talk WoW and ALL THE GAMES.

 

Ion “Watcher” Hazzikostas, Lead Game Developer for World of Warcraft, talked with Jesse Cox on Twitch. In it, he announced that Legion alpha is over, and that the beta will begin this week! He also discussed questing, the leveling experience, Mythic+ dungeons and more. The crew takes a look at the interview and puts their own spins on how Legion is shaping up for the late August release.

 

Plus, Overwatch beta ends, StarCraft 2’s patch 3.3 is coming soon with some new features, Heroes of the Storm will revamp ranked play, and a whole lot more in this jam packed show!

 

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Direct download: ctr_218.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35am CST

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This week, Pat and Dairies are joined by Gizmo and Mick for a ton of Blizzard talk!

We’ve got a glimpse into how flying will be rolled out for Legion, so let the salt start… flying! Blizzard released Part One of the achievements needed to take to the skies of The Broken Isles, and they include completing all story quests and exploring every part of the new continent. Are there concerns amongst the players, and how have the developers responded?

Overwatch open beta starts this week, with early entry for pre-orders already underway. We’ll get the insight from both new and veteran players to see how this game is shaping up before the official release on May 24th!

Heroes of the Storm will allow coaches in comms for the Summer Championship. How will this change the game, and is this the right timing for a move like this?

Plus, Diablo Season 6, a DARGON will land in the Nexus, Blizzcon tickets, the Warcraft movie and much more!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:27am CST

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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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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:19am CST

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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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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 9:15am CST

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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!

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

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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!

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Direct download: ctr_213.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:00pm CST

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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!

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:31pm CST

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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!

 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:56pm CST

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!

 

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:42pm CST

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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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:56pm CST

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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Direct download: ctr_208.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:23am CST

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!

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Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:00am CST

A SPECIAL SHOW for our listeners!

Several movie geeks from around the Signals Media All Star Network gather together to talk all about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Spoilers abound as these geeks try to hit on at least some of their thoughts both on the movie and the franchise!

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Category:Movies -- posted at: 11:12am CST

This week, Gizmo (from the Lords of the Storm podcast) and Sharku join the crew!

Everyone at Blizzard is coming back to work after the holiday break, but there have been some bold decisions for the new year!

It's now easier than ever to upgrade your legendary ring. Upgrades can be bought with Valor on top of Archimonde kills! But what does this mean for your average player?

Activision Blizzard scooped most of the assets from Major League Gaming before the end of 2015. What will this mean for Activision Blizzard's new eSports Division (and the possible fans at home)? Also, what steps do they need to take to become the "ESPN of eSports?"

Plus, Moose Mount Runs, games of the year, a bunch of your questions and a ton of good times. Enjoy!

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Direct download: ctr_206.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:42am CST

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