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Countdown To Classic

A WoW Classic podcast where it's not my opinion that counts, but yours! Now focused on The Burning Crusade Classic.

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Episode #63 - The Making Of World Of Warcraft With Vanilla Dev, John Staats

Speaking with someone who was a part of the team that made the game that is the subject of this podcast has been a lofty goal of Josh's ever since beginning this journey with you all. Listen in as Josh sits down for a very special, lengthy, chat with vanilla World of Warcraft's original 3D Level Designer, and architect of many of the caves, dungeons and raids that you've spent hundreds of hours in, John Staats. John has written a book, titled 'The World of Warcraft Diary: A Journal In Computer Game Development' (which will have a Kickstarter campaign starting on August 28).  John was kind enough to send me a preview of the first 100 pages of the book and I can easily say it's something that I will be recommending getting behind wholeheartedly as an excellent 'in the room' account of the making of World of Warcraft. This is an exceptionally long interview.  John was too kind in affording me 3 1/2 hours of his time over two back to back days.  Whilst you may rightfully balk at this run time, I can assure you every minute of this chat had me on the edge of my seat and unveiled a bunch of things that we simply never knew about the development of World of Warcraft. Highlights Below: What's To Come This Week On The Show - 0:00 Meet John Staats - 4:15 Getting To Irvine - 8:20 What Does A Level Designer Do? - 14:10 Life At Blizzard In The 2000's - 22:45 The Public vs Instanced Dungeons Debate - 29:00 Non-Instanced Dungeon Design - 35:45 Plans For The Karazhan Crypts - 40:30 Unveiling Cut Content Designs - 46:45 Blizzard's Rules Of Games Design - 53:05 Itemization Principles & Troubles - 1:03:45 John's Favourite Designed Instances - 1:09:00 Blackrock Depths - 1:14:35 Players' Quirky Use Of Level Design - 1:19:20 Making Molten Core In 'A Week' - 1:25:35 AQ40 Lamentations - 1:32:00 Real World Design Inspirations - 1:37:25 Dungeon Design Order - 1:42:20 Most Difficult Dungeon To Design - 1:46:30 What Would You Go Back & Change? - 1:50:00 Juicy Thoughts On Classic - 1:57:20 Patch 1.13 Possibility Thoughts - 2:10:55 Dealing With Rumours & Speculation At Blizzard - 2:13:45 Playable Races Cut From Vanilla - 2:23:20 The Randomly Generated vs. Unique Instances Argument - 2:33:30 Least Favourite Dungeon Design Of His Own - 2:45:20 What The Plans Were For Cut Content - 2:50:20 Time Based Rewards - 2:54:45 Designing Karazhan - 3:00:10 Blackrock Mountain Inspiration - 3:06:30 Working With Jeff Kaplan - 3:11:10 Other Wild Blizzard Personalities - 3:19:40 Keeping Secrets Intact At Blizzard - 3:22:10 Faction Bias At Blizzard - 3:24:50 Board Games - 3:27:05 Follow John's Book Progress @ His Website - https://whenitsready.com/wowdiary/ Pick up awesome Countdown To Classic show rewards @ Patreon: patreon.com/countdowntoclassic Or support the show with a tip @ Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/Y8Y3D2TT Or simply show your support by leaving the show a review at iTunes or by telling a friend! Directly download here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/countdowntoclassic/C2C_Episode_62_Final.mp3 Also listen @ Spotify here (Spotify takes a couple of hours to upload after posting, check back later if not there): https://open.spotify.com/show/38mHWjscNorJr7OFeNu8X5?si=c6JKxJeSRCeLQPSIlKJL8w Or @ iTunes (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/countdown-to-classic/id1352967778 Or @ Stitcher (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): http://stitcher.com/s?fid=174762&refid=stpr Send your Memory Lane stories, Anger Management rants or just say hello to Josh at feedback@countdowntoclassic.com or get in touch on social media: Twitter: @count2classic FB/Insta/YouTube: @countdowntoclassic Add Countdown To Classic on Twitch: @CountdownToClassic And join the Countdown To Classic Discord here: https://discord.gg/2xJAwNf

3hr 35mins

20 Aug 2018

Rank #1

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Episode #84 - Warriors, Content Creators, Dishonourable Kills + Memory Lane

Countdown To Classic finally takes the plunge on arguably the most popular class in vanilla World of Warcraft with a deep dive on everything and anything Warriors in a featured group call. After that, the show discusses Content Creators, Josh returns to the forums to discuss dishonourable kills, and we finish off with another dose of Memory Lane. Highlights Below: Calling Countdown #1 - Warriors - 1:45 Calling Countdown #2 - Content Creators - 1:42:45 Forum & Fauna: Dishonourable Kills - 2:07:10 Memory Lane - 2:49:15 Shout Outs - 2:57:50 Pick up awesome Countdown To Classic show rewards @ Patreon: patreon.com/countdowntoclassic Or support the show with a tip @ Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/Y8Y3D2TT Or simply show your support by leaving the show a review at iTunes or by telling a friend! Directly download here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/countdowntoclassic/C2C_Episode_84_Final.mp3 Also listen @ Spotify here (Spotify takes a couple of hours to upload after posting, check back later if not there): https://open.spotify.com/show/38mHWjscNorJr7OFeNu8X5?si=c6JKxJeSRCeLQPSIlKJL8w Or @ iTunes (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/countdown-to-classic/id1352967778 Or @ Stitcher (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): http://stitcher.com/s?fid=174762&refid=stpr Find Docken Here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_zpK1dt_0mMM2fAp-cM2BA Find Niel Here: https://twitter.com/TheNielDeal?lang=en Send your Memory Lane stories, Anger Management rants or just say hello to Josh at feedback@countdowntoclassic.com or get in touch on social media: Twitter: @count2classic FB/Insta/YouTube: @countdowntoclassic Add Countdown To Classic on Twitch: @CountdownToClassic And join the Countdown To Classic Discord here: https://discord.gg/2xJAwNf

3hr 5mins

29 Nov 2018

Rank #2

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Episode #51 - Healing in Vanilla WoW With Defcamp & Melderon

Countdown To Classic brings you another loooooong chat about vanilla World of Warcraft with friends of the show, Defcamp & Melderon. Listen in as the brothers break down everything and anything about healing in general in vanilla WoW, as Josh pokes and prods with a million questions during a near 3 hour chat. The healing chat starts up around the 30 minute mark but I highly encourage you to listen to the introductions to the boys before that for a bit of a laugh and to get to a bit more about them before getting to the nitty gritty. Highlights Below: In Depth Interview - 3:15 Healing Chat - 29:50 Anger Management - 2:29:55 The Hot Seat - 2:31:55 Shout Outs - 2:46:20 Defcamp & Melderon TV @ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGm8RmKIW0EF1RfmNFVr2-Q Defcamp & Melderon @ Twitter - https://twitter.com/def_meltv Defcamp @ Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/defcamp Pick up awesome Countdown To Classic show rewards @ Patreon: patreon.com/countdowntoclassic Or support the show with a tip @ Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/Y8Y3D2TT Or simply show your support by leaving the show a review at iTunes or by telling a friend! Directly download here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/countdowntoclassic/C2C_Episode_50_Final.mp3 Also listen @ Spotify here (Spotify takes a couple of hours to upload after posting, check back later if not there): https://open.spotify.com/show/38mHWjscNorJr7OFeNu8X5?si=c6JKxJeSRCeLQPSIlKJL8w Or @ iTunes (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/countdown-to-classic/id1352967778 Or @ Stitcher (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): http://stitcher.com/s?fid=174762&refid=stpr Send your Memory Lane stories, Anger Management rants or just say hello to Josh at feedback@countdowntoclassic.com or get in touch on social media: Twitter: @count2classic FB/Insta/YouTube: @countdowntoclassic Add Countdown To Classic on Twitch: @CountdownToClassic And join the Countdown To Classic Discord here: https://discord.gg/2xJAwNf https://open.spotify.com/show/38mHWjscNorJr7OFeNu8X5?si=c6JKxJeSRCeLQPSIlKJL8w Or @ iTunes (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/countdown-to-classic/id1352967778 Or @ Stitcher (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): http://stitcher.com/s?fid=174762&refid=stpr Send your Memory Lane stories, Anger Management rants or just say hello to Josh at feedback@countdowntoclassic.com or get in touch on social media: Twitter: @count2classic FB/Insta/YouTube: @countdowntoclassic Add Countdown To Classic on Twitch: @CountdownToClassic And join the Countdown To Classic Discord here: https://discord.gg/2xJAwNf

2hr 48mins

11 Jul 2018

Rank #3

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Episode #116 - Why Your Class Rocks.....and Sucks (Part One) + The Final Stress Test + Name Reservations

It's August, 2019. Classic is close. Are you still struggling with the huge decision of what class to play in Classic? Flipping coins around the house deciding between options?? Well, Countdown To Classic is here for you, as the show enlists some of its favourite guests from the previous 115 episodes to enlighten you on why the class you may be leaning towards rocks.....and sucks.  We cover the good and the bad behind Druids, Warriors, Mages, and Hunters, with the other classes to come next week. Along with those great chats, the show opens up by covering the upcoming stress test, the choices that go into picking your server, and how many servers Blizzard might be rolling out. The show is also blessed to have the person who is the subject of the first WoW Classic meme along for a chat, as the one, the only, Thex drops by to talk about what's in a name for name reservation day. Highlights Below: Calling Countdown #1 - The Final Stress Test w/ Galgamere & Taladril - 3:50 Calling Countdown #2 - Reserving Names w/ Thex - 25:10 Calling Countdown #3 - Druids w/ Keftenk & Taladril - 36:50 Calling Countdown #4 - Warriors w/ Docken, Niel, & Saturnalia - 1:06:30 Calling Countdown #5 - Mages w/ North & Ohgee Haptix - 1:37:20 Calling Countdown #6 - Hunters w/ Lokth & NostalgiaDad - 2:11:45 This episode is sponsored by ClassicWoW.live Directly download here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/countdowntoclassic/C2C_Episode_116_Final.mp3 Also listen @ Spotify here (Spotify takes a couple of hours to upload after posting, check back later if not there): https://open.spotify.com/show/38mHWjscNorJr7OFeNu8X5?si=c6JKxJeSRCeLQPSIlKJL8w Or @ Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/countdown-to-classic/id1352967778 Or @ Stitcher: http://stitcher.com/s?fid=174762&refid=stpr Join the Countdown To Classic Discord here: https://discord.gg/2xJAwNf Find Taladril On Theorycrafting by Taladril Discord @ https://discord.gg/SDxvF7r And on the Druid Discord @ https://discord.gg/uscwdeP And on the web @ https://classicwow.live/ Find Docken On YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_zpK1dt_0mMM2fAp-cM2BA Find North on Twitch @ https://www.twitch.tv/norththemage And on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDfd5-GAk7LojVuiCvlbJOA Find OhGee Haptix on Twitch @ https://www.twitch.tv/OGHaptix And on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwdUQvn5wiWEcjHE77k4Dnw Find Lokth on Twitch @ https://www.twitch.tv/lokth Please consider supporting Countdown To Classic on Patreon @ patreon.com/countdowntoclassic Or grab some awesome Countdown To Classic merch at Red Bubble @  https://www.redbubble.com/people/joshcorbo82?ref=artist_title_name&asc=u Or support the show with a tip at Ko-Fi @ https://ko-fi.com/Y8Y3D2TT Or simply show your support by leaving the show a review at Apple Podcasts or by telling a friend! Write in to Josh at feedback@countdowntoclassic.com or get in touch on social media: Follow Josh on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/count2classic?lang=en And on FB @ https://www.facebook.com/countdowntoclassic/ Subscribe on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/countdowntoclassic Find Josh’s movie podcast, The Sinner Files @ https://www.sinnerfiles.com/

2hr 47mins

7 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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Episode #75 - Ex-WoW Dev, Alex Brazie, On Monster/Raid/Encounter Design + Blizzard + Classic

The thrilling trilogy of ex-dev interviews concludes with Monster/Raid/Encounter designer, Alex Brazie! Listen in as Countdown To Classic rounds out what has been a fascinating run of interviews with former WoW devs about some of the design principles that went into the making of the game. Highlights Below: In Depth Interview - 2:30 Thoughts On John Staat's WoW Diary - 3:30 Alex's Work On WoW - 6:30 What Alex Works On Now - 8:40 The Blizzard Employee Guild - 11:05 Playing WoW vs. Making WoW - 18:15 The Blizzard Guild Adjusts To TBC Raiding - 20:00 J. Allen Brack & Others As Raiders - 24:35 Do All WoW Staff Love MMO's? - 27:30 Other Games Alex Wanted To Work On - 33:00 Geeking Out At Irvine - 35:30 Visiting Bill Gates - 41:00 Making Monsters In WoW: Monster Design 101 - 47:30 Favourite Monster Design - 55:45 Naxxramas Design Observations - 1:02:20 Four Horsemen Difficulty Design - 1:06:10 Post Vanilla Boss Design/Lord Marrowgar - 1:09:15 Warlock Overhaul Post Vanilla/Warlock Tanking - 1:12:40 Early Impressions Of Warlocks - 1:29:05 Event Design & Player Interaction/Corrupted Blood - 1:35:00 Corrupted Blood Internal Reactions - 1:37:40 Intentions For Protection Paladins - 1:39:10 Faction Differences In Raids - 1:43:00 The In's & Out's Of Monster AI In WoW - 1:48:00 Thoughts On The Success/Failure Of Classic - 2:02:25 Ex-Blizz Staff Thoughts On Classic - 2:06:05 Thoughts On Classic Release Date - 2:07:20 Demo vs. Alpha. Beta - 2:11:20 How Much Work On Classic Should Be Left? - 2:13:05 Should We Expect Changes In Classic? - 2:15:30 Signing Off - 2:18:40 Show News & Shout Outs - 2:20:35 Learn more about game design from Alex @ https://xelnath.com/ Or follow him on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/xelnath?lang=en Pick up awesome Countdown To Classic show rewards @ Patreon: patreon.com/countdowntoclassic Or support the show with a tip @ Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/Y8Y3D2TT Or simply show your support by leaving the show a review at iTunes or by telling a friend! Directly download here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/countdowntoclassic/C2C_Episode_74_Final.mp3 Also listen @ Spotify here (Spotify takes a couple of hours to upload after posting, check back later if not there): https://open.spotify.com/show/38mHWjscNorJr7OFeNu8X5?si=c6JKxJeSRCeLQPSIlKJL8w Or @ iTunes (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/countdown-to-classic/id1352967778 Or @ Stitcher (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): http://stitcher.com/s?fid=174762&refid=stpr Send your Memory Lane stories, Anger Management rants or just say hello to Josh at feedback@countdowntoclassic.com or get in touch on social media: Twitter: @count2classic FB/Insta/YouTube: @countdowntoclassic Add Countdown To Classic on Twitch: @CountdownToClassic And join the Countdown To Classic Discord here: https://discord.gg/2xJAwNf

2hr 23mins

15 Oct 2018

Rank #5

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Episode #69 - Everything Shamans With Melderon & Orcbit + John Staats On WoW Diary Success

Countdown To Classic is back with another great in depth class interview. Today, join Josh as he sits down with Melderon and Orcbit to discuss everything and anything about those totem pounding, lightning wielding and chain healing Shamans! After that, Josh is joined once again by former vanilla dev, John Staats, to discuss the success and reception of his upcoming book about the making of World of Warcraft, 'The World of Warcraft Diary'. Highlights Below: In Depth Interview - 2:50 Anger Management - 1:52:00 Memory Lane - 1:58:20 Calling Countdown - 2:05:20 Shout Outs - 2:25:05 Defcamp & Melderon TV @ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGm8RmKIW0EF1RfmNFVr2-Q Defcamp & Melderon Discord - https://discord.gg/hHCCJD8 Orcbit @ YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPBNvbIQxM12SoaS5RuCjzQ Orcbit @ Twitter - https://twitter.com/orcbitgg?lang=en Pick up awesome Countdown To Classic show rewards @ Patreon: patreon.com/countdowntoclassic Or support the show with a tip @ Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/Y8Y3D2TT Or simply show your support by leaving the show a review at iTunes or by telling a friend! Directly download here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/countdowntoclassic/C2C_Episode_68_Final.mp3 Also listen @ Spotify here (Spotify takes a couple of hours to upload after posting, check back later if not there): https://open.spotify.com/show/38mHWjscNorJr7OFeNu8X5?si=c6JKxJeSRCeLQPSIlKJL8w Or @ iTunes (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/countdown-to-classic/id1352967778 Or @ Stitcher (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): http://stitcher.com/s?fid=174762&refid=stpr Send your Memory Lane stories, Anger Management rants or just say hello to Josh at feedback@countdowntoclassic.com or get in touch on social media: Twitter: @count2classic FB/Insta/YouTube: @countdowntoclassic Add Countdown To Classic on Twitch: @CountdownToClassic And join the Countdown To Classic Discord here: https://discord.gg/2xJAwNf

2hr 26mins

17 Sep 2018

Rank #6

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Episode #53 - Everything Mages With North + Inter-Industry Commentary on WoW

It's Interview Week over at Countdown To Classic HQ as we start the week off with the first of three in depth interviews, supplemented with a mini interview afterwards. Today, we go over a bit of blanket coverage of Mages in vanilla World of Warcraft as hardcore raider North stops by to discuss everything and anything in relation to our frost/fire/arcane spell slinging friends. After that, Josh takes a 'shorter' call (being less than an hour....just) from listener Deathlace, who talked Smite Priests, theorycrafting, arcane mages, and eventually unveiled himself as a game dev/designer for a well known title (which shall remain nameless!) and finished off by briefly discussing game design & itemisation in vanilla WoW. Highlights Below: In Depth Interview - 3:20 Anger Management - 1:31:35 The Hot Seat - 1:32:50 Calling Countdown - 1:42:25 Shout Outs & Show News - 2:24:10 Catch North streaming @ Twitch here: https://www.twitch.tv/norththemage Find Deathlace's theorycrafting over at Taladril's Theorycrafting Discord: https://discord.gg/U7nVaYr Pick up awesome Countdown To Classic show rewards @ Patreon: patreon.com/countdowntoclassic Or support the show with a tip @ Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/Y8Y3D2TT Or simply show your support by leaving the show a review at iTunes or by telling a friend! Directly download here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/countdowntoclassic/C2C_Episode_52_Final.mp3 Also listen @ Spotify here (Spotify takes a couple of hours to upload after posting, check back later if not there): https://open.spotify.com/show/38mHWjscNorJr7OFeNu8X5?si=c6JKxJeSRCeLQPSIlKJL8w Or @ iTunes (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/countdown-to-classic/id1352967778 Or @ Stitcher (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): http://stitcher.com/s?fid=174762&refid=stpr Send your Memory Lane stories, Anger Management rants or just say hello to Josh at feedback@countdowntoclassic.com or get in touch on social media: Twitter: @count2classic FB/Insta/YouTube: @countdowntoclassic Add Countdown To Classic on Twitch: @CountdownToClassic And join the Countdown To Classic Discord here: https://discord.gg/2xJAwNf

2hr 25mins

16 Jul 2018

Rank #7

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Episode #118 - The Countdown To Classic

It's the final countdown..... But not the last episode of the show! It's a tour de force today as the show goes nuts for the moment we've all been waiting so long for - launch! The news doesn't stop as we cover the AMA, preparing for the madness that will be launch, the race to kill Ragnaros, and finish off our 'why your class rocks...and sucks' series with Shaman, Paladins, and Priests. Finally, the episode ends with an important update and set of thank yous, as well a thank you from the fans, and an absolute must hear special audio rip from a video that I released last week.  WARNING: THE FINAL MINUTES MAY SET HYPE LEVELS TO 11. Calling Countdown #1 - WoW Dev AMA Breakdown w/ Lokth & Rhivix - 4:45 Calling Countdown #2 - Preparing For Launch w/ Ante, Ayle, Bawlsosteel, Lokth, & Partypooper- 40:35 Calling Countdown #3 - The Race To Rag w/ Rhivix - 1:15:40 Calling Countdown #4 - Shaman w/ Ayle, Melderon & Orcbit - 1:32:00 Calling Countdown #5 - Paladins w/ Theloras & Sonosuke - 2:00:10 Calling Countdown #6 - Priests w/ Defcamp & Fahq - 2:32:15 An Update From Josh - 3:04:20 The Fans Say Thanks - 3:20:30 Bonus: Why is WoW Classic Important? - 3:31:00 Watch Josh's WoW Classic Launch Hype Video Here @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVUaloevCFM&t=1s Also listen @ Spotify here (Spotify takes a couple of hours to upload after posting, check back later if not there): https://open.spotify.com/show/38mHWjscNorJr7OFeNu8X5?si=c6JKxJeSRCeLQPSIlKJL8w Or @ Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/countdown-to-classic/id1352967778 Or @ Stitcher: http://stitcher.com/s?fid=174762&refid=stpr Join the Countdown To Classic Discord here: https://discord.gg/2xJAwNf Find Lokth on Twitch @ https://www.twitch.tv/lokth Find Ayle on Twitch @ https://www.twitch.tv/aylegaming And on the web @ https://classicwow.live Find Melderon on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGm8RmKIW0EF1RfmNFVr2-Q Find Orcbit on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPBNvbIQxM12SoaS5RuCjzQ Find Defcamp on Twitch @ https://www.twitch.tv/defcamp Please consider supporting Countdown To Classic on Patreon @ patreon.com/countdowntoclassic Or grab some awesome Countdown To Classic merch at Red Bubble @  https://www.redbubble.com/people/joshcorbo82?ref=artist_title_name&asc=u Or support the show with a tip at Ko-Fi @ https://ko-fi.com/Y8Y3D2TT Or simply show your support by leaving the show a review at Apple Podcasts or by telling a friend! Write in to Josh at feedback@countdowntoclassic.com or get in touch on social media: Follow Josh on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/count2classic?lang=en And on FB @ https://www.facebook.com/countdowntoclassic/ Subscribe on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/countdowntoclassic Find Josh’s movie podcast, The Sinner Files @ https://www.sinnerfiles.com/

3hr 42mins

22 Aug 2019

Rank #8

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Episode #108 - The Making of BRD, Stream Sniping, WSG + AB in the beta, WoW + Politics, & Trollgodx Part Two

The beta rolls on and brings with it a couple of fresh talking points for the show and its listeners to tackle this week with Josh. Warsong Gulch has been open for a couple of weeks now in the beta and Arathi Basin just opened days ago, and with those come the bloodthirsty PvP testers looking to see how things perform on the battlegrounds. After that we break down stream sniping, after some comments made by streamer Sodapoppin ignited the forums this past week on the issue. Then, we welcome back vanilla WoW level designer John Staats, for the first of a lengthy ongoing segment all about the design of vanilla WoW's instances.  Listen in to part one of this series, as John tells us all about how he built one of the most beloved dungeons in MMORPG history, Blackrock Depths. The show then rounds out with a great call with a sitting member of the state of Maine's House of Representatives, about that one time that WoW got caught up in politics, and also a follow up call from last week, for a slightly different angle on the Trollgodx issue at the dueling tournament. Highlights Below: Calling Countdown #1 - Beta BG's w/ Ayle, Fried, Khano, & Nano - 2:50 Calling Countdown #2 - Stream Sniping w/ Boosh & Gleb - 31:35 Calling Countdown #3 - The Making of Blackrock Depths w/ John Staats, Gromboli, & Vilius - 50:55 Calling Countdown #4 - When WoW Met Politics w/ Colleen Madigan, Maine - House of Representatives (D) - 1:52:35 Calling Countdown #5 - Trollgodx Part Two - Blizzard Should Consider Some Action w/ Emmortal, Sabara, & Trabadab - 2:20:25 Buy 'The WoW Diary' by John Staats on Amazon @ https://www.amazon.com/WoW-Diary-Journal-Computer-Development/dp/B07LB927QF Find John Staats on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/johnstaats_wir?lang=en Directly download here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/countdowntoclassic/C2C_Episode_108_Final.mp3 Also listen @ Spotify here (Spotify takes a couple of hours to upload after posting, check back later if not there): https://open.spotify.com/show/38mHWjscNorJr7OFeNu8X5?si=c6JKxJeSRCeLQPSIlKJL8w Or @ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/countdown-to-classic/id1352967778 Or @ Stitcher: http://stitcher.com/s?fid=174762&refid=stpr Join the Countdown To Classic Discord here: https://discord.gg/2xJAwNf Find Ayle @ https://classicwow.live/ And on Twitch @  https://www.twitch.tv/aylegaming Find Fried on Twitch @ https://twitch.tv/fri3d_ Find Khano on Twitch @ https://twitch.tv/khanotv Find Nano on Twitch @ https://twitch.tv/nanonost And on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/nano_warcraft?lang=en Find Boosh on Twitch @ https://twitch.tv/booshies Pick up awesome Countdown To Classic show rewards @ Patreon: patreon.com/countdowntoclassic Or grab some awesome Countdown To Classic merch @ Red Bubble: https://www.redbubble.com/people/joshcorbo82?ref=artist_title_name&asc=u Or support the show with a tip @ Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/Y8Y3D2TT Or simply show your support by leaving the show a review at iTunes or by telling a friend! Write in to Josh at feedback@countdowntoclassic.com or get in touch on social media: Follow Josh on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/count2classic?lang=en And on FB @ https://www.facebook.com/countdowntoclassic/ Subscribe on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/countdowntoclassic Find Josh’s movie podcast, The Sinner Files @ https://www.sinnerfiles.com/

2hr 47mins

12 Jun 2019

Rank #9

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Episode #117 - Why Your Class Rocks.....and Sucks (Part Two), Server Lists, Can No Changes Go Too Far, Adult Diapers, Kevin Jordan Talks The News, Joana & Alenya On The Race To 60

Less than two weeks to go. So much to talk about.  So little time. Countdown is back with even more classy talk this week, as we cover the pros and cons of Warlocks & Rogues.  We also break down the server list, whether or not #nochanges can go too far, Kevin Jordan stops by again to give his take on some of the latest news, and speed levelling legend Joana returns to discuss the Race To 60 along with fellow speed leveller Alenya. And finally, the show gets about as classy as it will ever get in discussing the practicality of using adult diapers during speed runs.  And it's about damn time. Highlights Below: Calling Countdown #1 - Breaking Down The Servers (Pre-Name Day) w/ Nemesis, Riggz, Saturnalia, Soniti, & TianSG - 3:40 Calling Countdown #2 - Warlocks w/ Darealmarkymark & TianSG - 34:30 Calling Countdown #3 - Rogues w/ Bawlsosteel & Sonosuke - 1:08:50 Calling Countdown #4 - Can #NoChanges Go Too Far? w/ OhGee & North - 1:42:10 Calling Countdown #5 - Kevin Jordan On The Issues - 2:15:20 Calling Countdown #6 - The Race To 60 w/ Joana & Alenya - 2:27:25 Calling Countdown #7 - Speed Runs + Adult Diapers w/ The Diaper Guy - 2:51:50 Directly download here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/countdowntoclassic/C2C_Episode_117_Final.mp3 Also listen @ Spotify here (Spotify takes a couple of hours to upload after posting, check back later if not there): https://open.spotify.com/show/38mHWjscNorJr7OFeNu8X5?si=c6JKxJeSRCeLQPSIlKJL8w Or @ Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/countdown-to-classic/id1352967778 Or @ Stitcher: http://stitcher.com/s?fid=174762&refid=stpr Join the Countdown To Classic Discord here: https://discord.gg/2xJAwNf Find Darealmarkymark On YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxyOXhEqRiASAQafxpr8Cuw Find North on Twitch @ https://www.twitch.tv/norththemage And on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDfd5-GAk7LojVuiCvlbJOA Find OhGee Haptix on Twitch @ https://www.twitch.tv/OGHaptix And on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwdUQvn5wiWEcjHE77k4Dnw Find Kevin Jordan on Twitch @ https://www.twitch.tv/kevinjordan Find Joana's Speed Levelling Guide @ https://www.joanasworld.com/ And on Twitch @ https://www.twitch.tv/Joana Find Alenya's Alliance Speed Levelling Guide @ https://www.patreon.com/theraceto60 Please consider supporting Countdown To Classic on Patreon @ patreon.com/countdowntoclassic Or grab some awesome Countdown To Classic merch at Red Bubble @  https://www.redbubble.com/people/joshcorbo82?ref=artist_title_name&asc=u Or support the show with a tip at Ko-Fi @ https://ko-fi.com/Y8Y3D2TT Or simply show your support by leaving the show a review at Apple Podcasts or by telling a friend! Write in to Josh at feedback@countdowntoclassic.com or get in touch on social media: Follow Josh on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/count2classic?lang=en And on FB @ https://www.facebook.com/countdowntoclassic/ Subscribe on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/countdowntoclassic Find Josh’s movie podcast, The Sinner Files @ https://www.sinnerfiles.com/

3hr 5mins

14 Aug 2019

Rank #10

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Episode #101 - Alpha Announced, Kevin Jordan On Warlocks, Tales of the Past Creator Speaks & Quest Knowledge

Big news this past week as we were told by big blue that internal alpha testing had begun over at Irvine! Josh breaks down this news and what it means for us moving forward with the listeners. Then we hear from former vanilla WoW class designer Kevin Jordan on Warlocks for another amazing segment of Ask Kevin. After that, the show features an in depth interview with Martin Falch, creator of the immensely popular machinima series from back in the day, 'Tales of the Past' to discuss the ins and outs of making those movies. Finally, we hear all about the pros and cons of knowing vanilla quests inside and out. Highlights Below: Calling Countdown #1 - Alpha Announced - 4:55 Calling Countdown #2 - Kevin Jordan On Warlocks - 29:05 Calling Countdown #3 - Tales of the Past - 1:09:50 Calling Countdown #4 - Quest Knowledge - 2:04:15 Join the Countdown To Classic Discord here: https://discord.gg/2xJAwNf Countdown Advertising Survey: https://survey.libsyn.com/countdowntoclassic Find Kevin Jordan @ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/kevinjordan Find Ayle & Taladril @ https://classicwow.live/ Find Zephan & the Warlock Classic Discord @ https://discord.gg/3fvUDqF Find Defcamp on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGm8RmKIW0EF1RfmNFVr2-Q Find Orcbit on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPBNvbIQxM12SoaS5RuCjzQ Directly download the episode here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/countdowntoclassic/C2C_Episode_101_Final.mp3 Also listen @ Spotify here (Spotify takes a couple of hours to upload after posting, check back later if not there): https://open.spotify.com/show/38mHWjscNorJr7OFeNu8X5?si=c6JKxJeSRCeLQPSIlKJL8w Or @ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/countdown-to-classic/id1352967778 Or @ Stitcher: http://stitcher.com/s?fid=174762&refid=stpr Pick up awesome Countdown To Classic show rewards @ Patreon: patreon.com/countdowntoclassic Or grab some awesome Countdown To Classic merch @ Red Bubble: https://www.redbubble.com/people/joshcorbo82?ref=artist_title_name&asc=u Or support the show with a tip @ Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/Y8Y3D2TT Or simply show your support by leaving the show a review at iTunes or by telling a friend! Send your Memory Lane stories, Anger Management rants or just say hello to Josh at feedback@countdowntoclassic.com or get in touch on social media: Follow Josh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/count2classic?lang=en And on FB: https://www.facebook.com/countdowntoclassic/ Subscribe on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4mTG9XXtKdOJW6tYg7jEkA

2hr 30mins

24 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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Episode #38 - WoW Econ 101 (Part One) With Partypooper - Making & Growing Your Fortune In WoW

It's time for another interview as Josh has real life get in the way a little with the planned scheduling for the week. But that just means that he gets to bring you this epic interview just a little bit sooner, as he sits down with listener of the show, Partypooper, to discuss absolutely everything and anything you should ever want to know about making money in vanilla World of Warcraft. Today is simply part one (!) of the economy chats to end all economy chats as Partypooper and Josh wound up covering almost 3 hours worth of material for you all.  This has been split in two so you can all let it sink in over time as this chat is not for the feint of heart! So get out your abacus and your monocle and listen in to one of Josh's favourite interviews to date. Part Two to come next week! Highlights: In Depth Interview - 2:35 Shout Outs & Show News - 1:26:25 Pick up awesome show rewards @ Patreon: patreon.com/countdowntoclassic Or support the show with a tip @ Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/Y8Y3D2TT Or simply show your support by leaving the show a review at iTunes or by telling a friend! Directly download here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/countdowntoclassic/C2C_Episode_37_Final.mp3 Or listen @ Spotify here (Spotify takes a couple of hours to upload after posting, check back later if not there): https://open.spotify.com/show/38mHWjscNorJr7OFeNu8X5?si=c6JKxJeSRCeLQPSIlKJL8w Or @ iTunes (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/countdown-to-classic/id1352967778 Or @ Stitcher (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): http://stitcher.com/s?fid=174762&refid=stpr Send your Memory Lane stories, Anger Management rants or just say hello to Josh at feedback@countdowntoclassic.com or get in touch on social media: Twitter: @count2classic FB/Insta/YouTube: @countdowntoclassic Add Countdown To Classic on Twitch: @CountdownToClassic And join the Countdown To Classic Discord here: https://discord.gg/2xJAwNf

1hr 28mins

6 Jun 2018

Rank #12

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Episode #74 - Ex-WoW Dev, Bo Bell, On Exterior Level Design, Blizzard & Classic

In the second part of the trilogy of talks with former World Of Warcraft developers, Josh sits down with exterior level designer Bo Bell, for a lengthy chat on the making of vanilla WoW. Highlights Below: In Depth Interview - 2:35 Bo's Resume - 3:20 Working At Blizzard - 7:50 Working in QA - 9:50 Speaking Publicly About Games - 16:05 What Bo Works On Now - 19:35 Artistic Freedom Working On Exterior Designs - 24:30 Balancing Metzen's Vision With Personal Tastes - 31:30 Fighting For Keeping Duskwood Dark - 37:10 Love For The Planned Emerald Dream - 41:45 Real World Inspirations In WoW Exteriors - 47:50 WoW Planned To Be Everquest? - 53:40 Smoke Break Ideas/Cutting Wee From WoW - 1:05:25 How Close Were We To Flying Mounts In Vanilla? - 1:09:45 Lord Of The Rings Inspirations - 1:13:20 Runemasters In Vanilla WoW - 1:22:50 Other Scrapped Classes - 1:27:25 Favourite/Challenging Zones That Bo Worked On - 1:31:00 Seeing Cataclysm Change Bo's Work - 1:37:50 Blizzard's Level Design Approach Now vs. Then - 1:42:45 Origins Of The Forsaken - 1:48:20 Moonglade Plans/Timbermaw - 1:55:50 Zone Regrets - 1:59:35 Guesses At Playable Zones In The Demo - 2:02:15 Invisible Walls - 2:07:00 Classic's Longevity - 2:10:55 Classic As A 'Do Over' - 2:15:50 Classic Release Date Guess - 2:18:20 Classic 'Forum Leaks' - 2:23:40 Demo vs. Alpha vs. Beta - 2:43:00 Shout Outs - 2:49:50  Pick up awesome Countdown To Classic show rewards @ Patreon: patreon.com/countdowntoclassic Or support the show with a tip @ Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/Y8Y3D2TT Or simply show your support by leaving the show a review at iTunes or by telling a friend! Directly download here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/countdowntoclassic/C2C_Episode_73_Final.mp3 Also listen @ Spotify here (Spotify takes a couple of hours to upload after posting, check back later if not there): https://open.spotify.com/show/38mHWjscNorJr7OFeNu8X5?si=c6JKxJeSRCeLQPSIlKJL8w Or @ iTunes (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/countdown-to-classic/id1352967778 Or @ Stitcher (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): http://stitcher.com/s?fid=174762&refid=stpr Send your Memory Lane stories, Anger Management rants or just say hello to Josh at feedback@countdowntoclassic.com or get in touch on social media: Twitter: @count2classic FB/Insta/YouTube: @countdowntoclassic Add Countdown To Classic on Twitch: @CountdownToClassic And join the Countdown To Classic Discord here: https://discord.gg/2xJAwNf

2hr 50mins

11 Oct 2018

Rank #13

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Episode #41 - WoW Econ 101 (Part Two) With Partypooper – Making & Growing Your Fortune In WoW

Previously....on Lost. Wait, wrong show! Don't sue me!! Countdown To Classic is back to answer the cliffhanger question that we left you with last week and many more in finishing off the epic chat with Partypooper about everything and anything regarding the vanilla WoW economy. After that, we get through the regular fun segments and then finish off with a bit of Calling Countdown, as two listeners phone in at the same time to doubly inform Josh about the epic quests and effort they went through in obtaining Rhok'Delar and Benediction/Anathema, as well as a bit of light Hunter chat. Highlights Below: In Depth Interview - 1:40 Anger Management - 1:07:20 The Hot Seat - 1:10:20 Calling Countdown - 1:24:30 Shout Outs & Show News - 1:55:25 Pick up awesome show rewards @ Patreon: patreon.com/countdowntoclassic Or support the show with a tip @ Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/Y8Y3D2TT Or simply show your support by leaving the show a review at iTunes or by telling a friend! Also listen @ Spotify here (Spotify takes a couple of hours to upload after posting, check back later if not there): https://open.spotify.com/show/38mHWjscNorJr7OFeNu8X5?si=c6JKxJeSRCeLQPSIlKJL8w Or @ iTunes (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/countdown-to-classic/id1352967778 Or @ Stitcher (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): http://stitcher.com/s?fid=174762&refid=stpr Send your Memory Lane stories, Anger Management rants or just say hello to Josh at feedback@countdowntoclassic.com or get in touch on social media: Twitter: @count2classic FB/Insta/YouTube: @countdowntoclassic Add Countdown To Classic on Twitch: @CountdownToClassic And join the Countdown To Classic Discord here: https://discord.gg/2xJAwNf

1hr 57mins

13 Jun 2018

Rank #14

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Episode #103 - Paladin PvE, RP-PVP'ers State Their Case, & Podcasting WoW

It's a Triple P kind of day over at Countdown To Classic as we discuss Paladins, Podcasting, and Playing Roles (that's kind of cheating, I know). Listen as as three very experienced and knowledgeable players, Theloras, Smiter, and Sonosuke, talk listeners through the minutiae of Paladin PvE across all three specs, in what was a very extensive and enjoyable chat. After that we hear from a group of passionate RP-PvP'ers who want their voices heard all the way in Irvine, CA about why Blizzard should reconsider their position on not having RP-PVP servers at launch. And, finally, the show is lucky enough to welcome some WoW Podcasting royalty in Star Mike (World of Warcast) & Rho (Realm Maintenance), along with two newcomers to the podcasting game in Allen & Anthony (The Classic Casual), to discuss the history and fun of podcasting about World of Warcraft. Highlights Below: Calling Countdown #1 - Paladin PvE with Theloras, Smiter & Sonosuke - 3:35 Calling Countdown #2 - RP-PvP Players Call For Change with Halwin, Deathwatch, Sirtruk, Takk & Undoer - 1:17:40 Calling Countdown #3 - Podcasting WoW with Star Mike, Rho, Allen & Anthony - 1:46:10 Find Star Mike at World of Warcast @ http://worldofwarcast.com/ And on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/starmike?lang=en Find Rho at Realm Maintenance @ http://realm-maintenance.com/ And on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/RhoWoW?lang=en Find Allen & Anthony at The Classic Casual  @ https://open.spotify.com/show/0rkDJtbKci4jdFQ22wPtKB Or on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/ClassicCasual1?lang=en Countdown Advertising Survey – https://survey.libsyn.com/countdowntoclassic Directly download here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/countdowntoclassic/C2C_Episode_103_Final.mp3 Also listen @ Spotify here (Spotify takes a couple of hours to upload after posting, check back later if not there): https://open.spotify.com/show/38mHWjscNorJr7OFeNu8X5?si=c6JKxJeSRCeLQPSIlKJL8w Or @ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/countdown-to-classic/id1352967778 Or @ Stitcher: http://stitcher.com/s?fid=174762&refid=stpr Join the Countdown To Classic Discord here: https://discord.gg/2xJAwNf Pick up awesome Countdown To Classic show rewards @ Patreon: patreon.com/countdowntoclassic Or grab some awesome Countdown To Classic merch @ Red Bubble: https://www.redbubble.com/people/joshcorbo82?ref=artist_title_name&asc=u Or support the show with a tip @ Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/Y8Y3D2TT Or simply show your support by leaving the show a review at iTunes or by telling a friend! Send your Memory Lane stories, Anger Management rants or just say hello to Josh at feedback@countdowntoclassic.com or get in touch on social media: Follow Josh on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/count2classic?lang=en And on FB @ https://www.facebook.com/countdowntoclassic/ Subscribe on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/countdowntoclassic Find Josh’s movie podcast, The Sinner Files @ https://www.sinnerfiles.com/

2hr 31mins

8 May 2019

Rank #15

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Episode #37 - Everything Druids With Taladril + Blizzcon Predictions & Hunter Call

Another week, another Countdown! Ring in your Monday with this fantastic in depth interview with Druid enthusiast and theorycrafter, Taladril, who stops by to chat with Josh about the general state of Druids in vanilla. We cover whether or not Feral is 'broken' or if it comes down to player skill, if Balance can be salvaged in anyway and also why anyone would roll Resto Druid over Holy Priest. After that, Josh takes a call from listener Swiftdeus, who chats Blizzcon 2018 predictions and what it could mean for Classic WoW, as well a few Hunter points. Highlights: In Depth Interview - 1:25 Anger Management - 1:03:00 The Hot Seat - 1:04:20 Calling Countdown - 1:14:00 Shout Outs & Show News - 1:36:55 You can find Taladril at the following Discord Servers: https://discord.gg/SDxvF7r - Theorycrafting By Taladril Discord https://discord.gg/uscwdeP - Druid Classic Discord Pick up awesome show rewards @ Patreon: patreon.com/countdowntoclassic Or support the show with a tip @ Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/Y8Y3D2TT Or simply show your support by leaving the show a review at iTunes or by telling a friend! Directly download the episode here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/countdowntoclassic/C2C_Episode_36_Final.mp3 Or listen @ Spotify here (Spotify takes a couple of hours to upload after posting, check back later if not there): https://open.spotify.com/show/38mHWjscNorJr7OFeNu8X5?si=c6JKxJeSRCeLQPSIlKJL8w Or @ iTunes (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/countdown-to-classic/id1352967778 Or @ Stitcher (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): http://stitcher.com/s?fid=174762&refid=stpr Send your Memory Lane stories, Anger Management rants or just say hello to Josh at feedback@countdowntoclassic.com or get in touch on social media: Twitter: @count2classic FB/Insta/YouTube: @countdowntoclassic Add Countdown To Classic on Twitch: @CountdownToClassic And join the Discord channel here: https://discord.gg/2xJAwNf

1hr 39mins

4 Jun 2018

Rank #16

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Episode #68 - Everything Naxxramas With Ayle

Venture into the Necropolis with Countdown To Classic as Josh enlists the help of listener Ayle in explaining what makes Naxxramas such a special place in vanilla World of Warcraft. Ayles walks and talks us through Naxx's true difficulty, what may come with Classic, discussions and thoughts on each and every encounter, loot notes and hopes for future runs. Highlights Below: In Depth Interview - 3:30 Anger Management - 1:57:20 Memory Lane - 1:58:35 Shout Outs - 2:02:40 Pick up awesome Countdown To Classic show rewards @ Patreon: patreon.com/countdowntoclassic Or support the show with a tip @ Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/Y8Y3D2TT Or simply show your support by leaving the show a review at iTunes or by telling a friend! Also listen @ Spotify here (Spotify takes a couple of hours to upload after posting, check back later if not there): https://open.spotify.com/show/38mHWjscNorJr7OFeNu8X5?si=c6JKxJeSRCeLQPSIlKJL8w Or @ iTunes (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/countdown-to-classic/id1352967778 Or @ Stitcher (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): http://stitcher.com/s?fid=174762&refid=stpr Send your Memory Lane stories, Anger Management rants or just say hello to Josh at feedback@countdowntoclassic.com or get in touch on social media: Twitter: @count2classic FB/Insta/YouTube: @countdowntoclassic Add Countdown To Classic on Twitch: @CountdownToClassic And join the Countdown To Classic Discord here: https://discord.gg/2xJAwNf

2hr 4mins

10 Sep 2018

Rank #17

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Episode #43 - Warlock Focus With DaReal Marky Mark

Whilst still putting everything together for the show's take on the big news, Josh calls up friend of the show, DaReal MarkyMark, for a spotlight on Warlocks. After this interview, it's time for Calling Countdown as we hear from listener Eron, all about altoholism, asperger's and archetypes in World of Warcraft. Josh finished off with some long overdue Memory Lane stories and a few clean ups from a previous episode and some shout outs. Highlights Below: In Depth Interview - 2:40 Anger Management - 45:45 The Hot Seat - 47:30 Calling Countdown - 53:50 Memory Lane - 1:20:30 Clean Up & Show Notes - 1:27:55 Pick up awesome show rewards @ Patreon: patreon.com/countdowntoclassic Or support the show with a tip @ Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/Y8Y3D2TT Or simply show your support by leaving the show a review at iTunes or by telling a friend! Directly download here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/countdowntoclassic/C2C_Episode_42_Final.mp3Also listen @ Spotify here (Spotify takes a couple of hours to upload after posting, check back later if not there): https://open.spotify.com/show/38mHWjscNorJr7OFeNu8X5?si=c6JKxJeSRCeLQPSIlKJL8w Or @ iTunes (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/countdown-to-classic/id1352967778 Or @ Stitcher (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): http://stitcher.com/s?fid=174762&refid=stpr Send your Memory Lane stories, Anger Management rants or just say hello to Josh at feedback@countdowntoclassic.com or get in touch on social media: Twitter: @count2classic FB/Insta/YouTube: @countdowntoclassic Add Countdown To Classic on Twitch: @CountdownToClassic And join the Countdown To Classic Discord here: https://discord.gg/2xJAwNf

1hr 35mins

20 Jun 2018

Rank #18

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Episode #97 - Mute Speaks, Kevin Jordan on Druids, Loot Trading, RP-PVP, & AV

Countdown To Classic has it all for you today. Join in on a very special episode as Mute from World of Roguecraft re-emerges on the scene to talk to Josh all about those famous videos and whether or not he'll be playing WoW: Classic. Josh then speaks with vanilla WoW Class Designer Kevin Jordan about the history and design choices behind Druids, in this week's installment of the show's ongoing 'Ask Kevin' series. The show then turns to the news from last week, discussing the huge loot trading backflip from Blizzard, as well as the news regarding RP-PvP servers. Finally, the show closes with a huge call about everything Alterac Valley, with an alternative view to last week's take on the news about 1.12 AV, as well as breaking down notes, strategies, and fun memories from some AV veterans, including the show's resident PvP expert Ohgee. Highlights Below: Calling Countdown #1 - Mute from World of Roguecraft - 2:40 Calling Countdown #2 - Kevin Jordan on Druids - 38:40 Calling Countdown #3 - Loot Trading News - 1:15:00 Calling Countdown #4 - RP-PvP News - 1:31:55 Calling Countdown #5 - Everything Alterac Valley - 1:52:10 Find Kevin Jordan @ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/failureanalysis Directly download here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/countdowntoclassic/C2C_Episode_97_Final.mp3  Also listen @ Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/38mHWjscNorJr7OFeNu8X5?si=c6JKxJeSRCeLQPSIlKJL8w Or @ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/countdown-to-classic/id1352967778 Or @ Stitcher: http://stitcher.com/s?fid=174762&refid=stpr Pick up awesome Countdown To Classic show rewards @ Patreon: patreon.com/countdowntoclassic Or grab some awesome Countdown To Classic merch @ Red Bubble: https://www.redbubble.com/people/joshcorbo82?ref=artist_title_name&asc=u Or support the show with a tip @ Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/Y8Y3D2TT Or simply show your support by leaving the show a review at iTunes or by telling a friend! Send your Memory Lane stories, Anger Management rants or just say hello to Josh at feedback@countdowntoclassic.com or get in touch on social media: Follow Josh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/count2classic?lang=en And on FB: https://www.facebook.com/countdowntoclassic/ Subscribe on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4mTG9XXtKdOJW6tYg7jEkA And join the Countdown To Classic Discord here: https://discord.gg/2xJAwNf Find OhGee on Twitter @ https://www.twitter.com/og_haptix And on Twitch @ https://www.twitch.tv/oghaptix And on YouTube @ https://www.youtube.com/c/ohhgeehaptixgaming Find Ayle @ https://www.classicwow.live/

2hr 58mins

27 Mar 2019

Rank #19

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Episode #95 - Classic News, Ex-WoW Dev Talks Warriors + AQ40

It's. All. Happening. It's a huge episode today as this one has it all. Classic news, former WoW devs, raid chatter - we've got every Classic itch you've ever had scratched in this one! Firstly, Josh puts up the bat signal to listeners Taladril, Sonosuke, & Axtel, who call in for the what is hopefully the deepest analysis of the Classic news that you've heard to this point. After that, Josh re-enlists the aid of former vanilla WoW class designer Kevin Jordan, in explaining the thoughts of the devs when building the Warrior class. Finally, the show finishes strong with a hugely fun chat with two vanilla raiders, Docken and BluePanther7, all about AQ40, a huge trip down memory lane than you won't want to miss. Highlights Below: Calling Countdown #1 - Analysing Classic News With Taladril, Sonosuke & Axtel - 2:05 Calling Countdown #2 - Ex-Vanilla WoW Class Designer Kevin Jordan On Warriors - 28:50 Calling Countdown #3 - AQ40 With Docken & BluePanther7 - 1:10:50 Directly download here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/countdowntoclassic/C2C_Episode_95_Final.mp3 Also listen @ Spotify here (Spotify takes a couple of hours to upload after posting, check back later if not there): https://open.spotify.com/show/38mHWjscNorJr7OFeNu8X5?si=c6JKxJeSRCeLQPSIlKJL8w Or @ iTunes (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/countdown-to-classic/id1352967778 Or @ Stitcher (As above, can take a short while to upload after posting): http://stitcher.com/s?fid=174762&refid=stpr Pick up awesome Countdown To Classic show rewards @ Patreon: patreon.com/countdowntoclassic Or grab some awesome Countdown To Classic merch @ Red Bubble: https://www.redbubble.com/people/joshcorbo82?ref=artist_title_name&asc=u Or support the show with a tip @ Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/Y8Y3D2TT Or simply show your support by leaving the show a review at iTunes or by telling a friend! Send your Memory Lane stories, Anger Management rants or just say hello to Josh at feedback@countdowntoclassic.com or get in touch on social media: Twitter: @count2classic FB/Insta/YouTube: @countdowntoclassic Add Countdown To Classic on Twitch: @CountdownToClassic And join the Countdown To Classic Discord here: https://discord.gg/2xJAwNf Find Kevin Jordan @ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/failureanalysis Find Taladril On Discord:  https://discord.gg/SDxvF7r – Theorycrafting By Taladril Discord https://discord.gg/uscwdeP – Druid Classic Discord Or @ Classicwow.live Find Docken @ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_zpK1dt_0mMM2fAp-cM2BA 

2hr 50mins

12 Mar 2019

Rank #20