Rank #1: BNN #64 - Convert to Raid presents: Magic Tree Juice
For videos, audios, and all things CtR, join us online at http://converttoraid.com Thyst (Lagging Balls), and Jules Scott (Tauren Think Tank) join the crew this week to talk about WoW and more! 3:30 - Impressions of Hearthstone dungeons 7:20 - Heroic raid impressions 15:15 - GIVEAWAY - The CtR Winter Veil Celebration! 20:45 - Mythic Race to World First 32:30 - WoW eSports Announcement Coming 37:45 - Celestalon heads to Hearthstone 39:10 - Hearthstone Discussion: Expansion Green 48:00 - Overwatch: OWL Preseason recap 1:00:30 - Winter Wonderland on OW, new hero hinted at? 1:13:40 - Heroes of the Storm: 1:18:30 - Outro Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/converttoraid or individually: Pat Krane -- http://twitter.com/PatKrane Gizmo -- http://twitter.com/Gizmozord Jules -- http://twitter.com/JulesRPG
Dec 13 2017
Rank #2: #110 - Convert to Raid: Lei Shenanigans
The CtR boys are back the week before patch 5.4, and they'll try to get you ready for it! They'll have reactions to the LFR and Flex raid schedule releases that leads into a larger discussion that stems from comments on the forums. Also, a lot of fansites have stepped up their game for patch 5.4, and you'll get the lowdown! The War Room will wrap up the rest of the Throne of Thunder raid in a flurry of action to get to Lei Shen. Zhug and Dairies talk some PAX, Koltrane won't get funky with his monk, and there's TONS of fun as they wrap up all of their summer fun and ready us all for Garrosh!
Sep 09 2013
Rank #3: #115 - Convert to Raid: What Makes Your Main?
The guys get together again for a very fun show! They take a look at this week's developer interview, especially flex raiding, the Timeless Isle, anmd discuss what Blizzard may need to do to make sure that both melee and ranged classes get the most out of raid encounters. Also, healers are to be blamed for input lag, and the developers have responded. How will those changes affect the game play of healers across World of Warcarft? Also, the guys take a look at how their characters became their raiding mains, Kolt goes ga-ga for flex, Zhug's bags are full, and Dairies believes Azeroth is going to run out of ocean soon!
Oct 14 2013
Rank #4: #193 - Convert to Raid: The Latest on Legion!
This week, Sal from The Converted Podcast joins the crew to talk about the latest happenings in WoW and more!
While we were away, patch 6.2.2 took flight on September 1st as promised, and with only 2 hours of downtime on U.S. servers. Not only is the the flight patch for Draenor, but also introduces Mercenary Mode in PvP, has some Timewalking loot changes, class changes, as well as a slight buff to all the horde racial traits.
Blizzard’s Senior Game Designer Jonathan LeCraft appeared at DragonCon in Atlanta to give us more insight into what’s coming for WoW’s next expansion — LEGION. Some of the topics he discussed included Demon Hunters, overhauls for other classes, professions, transmog, and even some lore items. The CtR crew digs in to give you their takes on some of the details!
In the Battlenet News: Overwatch Coming Soon™, Diablo Season 4 goes live, Rexxar is released into the Nexus, and Heroes of the Storm’s new silencing mechanic for toxic players. Plus the gang answers your questions and so much more in another fun show!
Sep 09 2015
Rank #5: BNN #19 - Convert to Raid presents: Gotta Have the Feels
For videos, audios, and all things CtR, join us online at http://converttoraid.com Want to help Pat on his new ebook for beginning podcasters? Head to PodcastLaunchPad.com to sign up! Tee shirts on http://converttoraid.com/store are $14 for a limited time! 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 Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/converttoraid or individually: Pat Krane -- http://twitter.com/PatKrane Jules -- http://twitter.com/JulesRPG John Horstmann -- http://twitter.com/KickedTripod
Dec 07 2016
Rank #6: Hearthstone Special Report - Convert to Raid presents: No Take Candle!
The Kobolds and Catacombs expansion has hit Hearthstone, so Pat talks with Jocelyn Moffett (The Angry Chicken) to discover all of the details and hidden gems this HUGE release has to offer and understand what it means for players of all skill levels.
For videos, audios, and all things CtR, join us online at http://converttoraid.com
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Dec 08 2017
Rank #7: BNN #53 - Convert to Raid presents: The Mythic Movement!
For videos, audios, and all things CtR, join us online at http://converttoraid.com Gizmo (Lords of the Storm) and Sharku (Merely a Setback) join the crew this week to talk about WoW and more! 7:20 - BIT: More Blizzard (and Pirate) Jokes! 13:35 - Getting ready for BlizzCon: here and away 21:05 - [Ad] Mack Weldon: Save 20% off your purchase at mackweldon.com by using the code CTR 22:45 - WoW: First weekend recap of the Mythic Dungeon Invitational, Mione solos Helya 35:45 - Heroes of the Storm: BIG Announcement, new map, 2 new heroes, and more! 50:00 - Overwatch: Jeff Kaplan video on player toxicity, Junkertown is live, Mercy overhaul 55:20 - Hearthstone nerfs are live 58:40 - StarCraft 2: Day announcer pack! 1:01:40 - eSports: HGC, Overwatch pros have a direct line to devs 1:10:15 - Outro Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/converttoraid or individually: Pat Krane -- http://twitter.com/PatKrane Gizmo -- http://twitter.com/Gizmozord Sharku -- http://twitter.com/Sharku_CTR
Sep 20 2017
Rank #8: BNN #54 - Convert to Raid presents: Horde Curious
For videos, audios, and all things CtR, join us online at http://converttoraid.com Gizmo (Lords of the Storm), Jules (Tauren Think Tank), and Sharku (Merely a Setback) join the crew this week to talk about WoW and more! 5:10 - Discussion: Spec combo variety please! Race/class combos too 17:05 - CTR Party Pre-Sale: Velcro Patches and Coloring Book! http://converttoraid.etsy.com 21:30 - Battle.net App now out! 23:00 - [Ad] Mack Weldon: Save 20% off your purchase at mackweldon.com by using the code CTR 24:15 - Mythic Dungeon Invitational - EU and NA, Discussion on eSports in general 32:40 - Upgrading your Legendary... again! (Discussion on Legendaries, the Gear Grind, etc.) 41:45 - Discussion: New 110s and Quest Confusion 54:10 - Audio Drama - Alleria and Turalyon 1:01:10 - Overwatch: Junkertown in competitive, Zarya comic 1:07:15 - Hearthstone - HCT issues get real 1:17:00 - Heroes of the Storm: Ana, Volskya map enter the Nexus! 1:19:45 - eSports: Overwatch League starts Jan. 10, LF Casters, HGC 1:24:00 - Outro Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/converttoraid or individually: Pat Krane -- http://twitter.com/PatKrane Gizmo -- http://twitter.com/Gizmozord Jules -- htt://twitter.com/JulesRPG Sharku -- http://twitter.com/Sharku_CTR
Sep 27 2017
Rank #9: BNN #72 - Convert to Raid presents: Making Fun of Sylvanas
For videos, audios, and all things CtR, join us online at http://converttoraid.com
Gizmo (Lords of the Storm, and John (Overwatch League Daily) join the crew this week to talk about WoW and more!
10:55 - CtR Top 10 List
14:30 - Warcraft III updates!
20:30 - WoW: New from the alpha, Zandalari Troll Druid forms, Seething Shore Battleground, Duncan Jones talks Warcraft movie
39:40 - Get $30 off your first order at HelloFresh.com by using the code RAID30
41:00 - Heroes of the Storm: Voice chat, Dev Q&A, hero reworks, new skins and more
50:45 - Overwatch: Hero 27 (spoilers), hero changes and more
1:03:00 - Hearthstone: John's announcement, Year of the Raven changes, Casting contest!
1:12:00 - Outro
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Feb 28 2018
Rank #10: CTR 368 - Coming Soon™
This week, Pat and Thyst talk BlizzCon 2019 and more! Inside: Intro - While there may be Warcraft news happening, we're gearing up for next week. 5:27 - Preparing for BlizzCon, Con Before the Storm 11:15 - Watching BlizzCon from home, super secret panels, what we don't know 20:00 - World of Libcraft: Mad Libs for funsies 28:00 - Deciphering the BlizzCon schedule and map 41:30 - Predictions, more BlizzCon experiences, last minute suggestions 57:00 - Outro Follow us on Twitter: Pat Krane - http://twitter.com/PatKrane Thyst - http://twitter.com/Thyst03 Check out http://converttoraid.com for more!
Oct 23 2019
Rank #11: #121 - Convert to Raid: Ghostcrawler Calls It Quits!
Covert to Raid #121 - Ghostcrawler Calls It Quits!
This week on CtR, Treckie from the top guild in the world (Method) joins Koltrane and Pat Krane to talk about the latest news and views from around World of Warcraft, including a big shake up at Blizzard Entertainment!
Greg Street announced that after almost six years as Lead Systems Designer he’s calling it quits and moving on to new (as yet undisclosed) opportunities. The guys discuss what Ghostcrawler has meant to the WoW Community over the years, and Koltrane’s cat left some clues as to where he might end up. Plus, the guys take a stroll down Memory Lane to their favorite G.C. moments.
It may have been a short work week here in the U.S., but Community Manager Crithto released a huge post on gearing and stats for Warlords of Draenor. Will gearing be simplified for the next expansion, or will it be just as confusing? The guys discuss some interesting developments and what it could mean for players at the end game.
A warlock from Russia (YouTube handle: Snowball) managed to solo Immerseus in the Siege of Orgrimmar raid instance! Was this flawed design, or are warlocks that overpowered? The crew weighs in with their opinions on having anyone be able to solo current content.
Treckie comes fresh from DreamHack Winter and gives some great insights on raiding in a top guild, including his views on Mists of Pandaria raiding and what’s to come for Warlords of Draenor. And if you want to take your game to the next level, he’s got some stellar advice.
All of that and more on a very fun show!
Dec 02 2013
Rank #12: #120 - Convert to Raid: I Love Your Brains!
Happy Pilgrims Bounty! This week: Pat Krane, Koltrane and Dairies dig a little deeper into some of the new features revealed at Blizzcon in a very fun show with a couple of classic CtR bits just in time for Turkey Day.
A new post-Blizzcon video with the devs has surfaced, and with that come some new insights to Mythic Raiding, and the guys take a look at the pros and cons of the new system from all types of raid difficulties. More information on garrisons was revealed through the interview, including why they weren’t implemented for guilds. But what does the CtR crew want and expect from such a feature?
Plus, more on armor changes from Ghostcrawler, speed kills now on WoWProgress.com, patch 5.4.2 and you, and we get to a ton of viewer questions. Plus, Dairies moves west, Pat gets shushed, and Koltrane loves your brains.
Nov 25 2013
Rank #13: #80 - Convert to Raid: Now With Double the Bugs!
This week, the gang takes a look at the latest from patch 5.2, including the Mogu Charms of Fate and what that means for casual raiders, and they take on Grand Vizier Zor'lok and Blade Master Ta'yak in a double episode of The War Room! Also, the guys give you the F.A.Q. on the new guild in Aerie Peaks US, including all of the details for our most heard questions of the week. Welcome home, raiders!
Jan 28 2013
Rank #14: #60 - Convert to Raid: Exploding Fish and the BIG Announcement
This week the guys take a look at 5.0.4 since it dropped on the live realms. Account wide mounts, pets and achievements, Loot in LFR, broken addons, AoE looting and more -- plus they take a look at YOUR reaction to some of the class changes, especially when it comes to talents and glyphs. The players even have a great discussion about raiding heroics and progression fights and what that should mean in the scheme of things. The guys give you the 411 on how you can get citizenship in the Bazoobagwabo Nation, Solarflair goes buggy over BC raiding, Koltrain revs up thanks to a friend, and Zhug drops a BOMB of an announcement that you won't want to miss. Join us, won't you?
Sep 04 2012
Rank #15: BNN #78 - Convert to Raid presents: 123 Get Bent!
For videos, audios, and all things CtR, join us online at http://converttoraid.com Thorn (Lagging Balls) and Gizmo (Lords of the Storm) join the crew this week to talk about WoW and more! 9:45 - Discussion: Battle Royale game style and Blizzard? 15:15 - BlizzCon Announcement! 25:45 - Top 10 List 31:20 - WoW: BfA release date announced, more on the CE, game deals, Remote Auction House retiring, Warcraft III updates 49:45 - HotS: New hero announced, Hero League issues, more 1:07:10 - OW: Retribution, Role Queues?, more 1:21:55 - Hearthstone: Witchwood coming soon! 1:26:30 - Outro Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/converttoraid or individually: Pat Krane - http://twitter.com/PatKrane Gizmo - http://twitter.com/Gizmozord Thorn - http://twitter.com/Thornbrow
Apr 11 2018
Rank #16: #122 - Convert to Raid: Who's to Blame?
This week, the guys are back for another look at the latest buzz in the WoW community!
The Warcraft movie announced some of their cast members this week including Rob Kazinski, who claims to have a huge WoW background and plays a mean DK. How important is it for our crew that the cast and crew of the movie play World of Warcraft? Is there a meaningful difference to us if these guys are fans of the movie magic they’re producing?
Armory Stats show (as reported by MMO-Champion) that raiding numbers in Mists of Pandaria have dropped steadily over the expansion, with only 10% of raiders completing Siege of Orgrimmar. Has the luster of raiding worn off, is the pain and toxicity of LFR too much for players to handle, or is it just a matter of time before those numbers start climbing again?
It was Greg “Ghostcrawler” Street’s last day last week, so how can we welcome the newest guy (Celestalon) to the forefront of the Blizzard community? By blaming him, of course… for everything!
Raegwyn is back at downing bosses all by himself, and recently he took on (and defeated) Dark Animus in 10 man normal. Find out how he did it, and what other encounters we should expect being soloed soon!
Could Blizzcon be changing for the future? The Blizzcon follow up survey from this year certainly alludes that could be, possibly even splitting the panels from esports. The guys break down how it could happen
All that, plus there are a ton of viewer questions in the mail bag, so Pat, Koltrane and Dairies give you their insights on your questions!
Dec 09 2013
Rank #17: CTR 364 - WoW Killers
This week, Pat and Thyst talk Classic, Battle for Azeroth, and more! Inside: Intro - Pat tears down the studio, Thyst does it LIVE 7:00 - BlizzCon and Key Art 16:00 - CTR Classic Top 10 20:00 - WoW Killers: DDOSing, Playing Classic, Altoholics Annonymous, queue times, layering issues 39:45 - More Classic World Firsts: Holiday (Harvest Festival), Leveling by phone 47:45 - BFA: Raiding Updates, Stormwind in Unreal Engine 4 52:00 - Esports! MDI, WCS, OWL 1:00:00 - Outro Follow us on Twitter: Pat Krane - http://twitter.com/PatKrane Thyst - http://twitter.com/Thyst03 Check out http://converttoraid.com for more!
Sep 11 2019
Rank #18: CTR 370 - 2 Blinks with Warcraftstats!
Intro - Get to know Warcraftstats! 8:15 - Alts and the boost to 120 12:45 - Anniversary Event 21:45 - SHADOWLANDS: prepurchase, leveling, zones, features, more 53:00 - Ben Brode's new rap 56:00 - Back to WoW: Soul Binding, Torghast, character customization, more 1:11:30 - Outro Follow us on Twitter: Pat Krane - http://twitter.com/PatKrane Thyst - http://twitter.com/Thyst03 Stats - http://twitter.com/Warcraftstats Check out http://converttoraid.com for more!
Nov 13 2019
Rank #19: #125 - Convert to Raid: How to Be A Better Raider
Happy New Year from Convert to Raid! The guys kick off 2014 with an extremely informative show, so get ready!
WoWProgress.com released a series of statistics comparing Siege of Orgrimmar to Throne of Thunder, both with the number of players and guilds downing bosses and the number of players still considered “active.” Pat, Dairies and Koltrane make sure to compare apples to apples as they sort out the numbers to figure out whether or not WoW is losing raiders.
A bomb was dropped from Chadd “Celestalon” Nervig on Twitter -- there will be no primary stats on gems for the next expansion! What does that mean for players, and more importantly, what does it mean for Jewelcrafters? What should we expect in Warlords, and should the Blizzard developers be rethinking the way professions work?
If you made a new year’s resolution to be a better raider (or raid leader), the CtR crew has got you covered! You’ll get an in depth discussion of how raiders and raid leaders can improve their preparation, performance, attitude and communication to make sure that your raid team is firing on all cylinders!
All that and much more in a very fun, extremely informative Convert to Raid!
Jan 06 2014
Rank #20: CTR 369 - BlizzCon Recap
This week, Pat and Thyst talk BlizzCon 2019 and more! Inside: Intro - WoW 15th Anniversary Event 5:00 - Arriving at BlizzCon 17:30 - Opening Ceremonies 33:45 - Esports 38:00 - Panels 44:30 - The WoW Q&A, protests, more 50:00 - SHADOWLANDS overview 1:00:30 - The People of BlizzCon 1:16:00 - Outro Follow us on Twitter: Pat Krane - http://twitter.com/PatKrane Thyst - http://twitter.com/Thyst03 Check out http://converttoraid.com for more!
Nov 06 2019