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Merely a Setback: A Podcast about Storytelling in the World of Warcraft

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Merely a Setback is a show dedicated to the story of World of Warcraft. Join us weekly for a panel discussion about our favourite game, from the finer points of lore to the way in which Blizzard tells the story of Azeroth.

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Merely a Setback is a show dedicated to the story of World of Warcraft. Join us weekly for a panel discussion about our favourite game, from the finer points of lore to the way in which Blizzard tells the story of Azeroth.

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Great Listen!

By IATAPI Thai - May 31 2020
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I guess this pod is about wow lore but I wouldn’t know, I only tune in for puns. 10/10 would recommend.

Entertaining

By Perixi - Sep 06 2019
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Love listening to these guys talk about WoW.

iTunes Ratings

102 Ratings
Average Ratings
79
4
3
5
11

Great Listen!

By IATAPI Thai - May 31 2020
Read more
I guess this pod is about wow lore but I wouldn’t know, I only tune in for puns. 10/10 would recommend.

Entertaining

By Perixi - Sep 06 2019
Read more
Love listening to these guys talk about WoW.
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Merely a Setback: A Podcast about Storytelling in the World of Warcraft

Latest release on Aug 06, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 35 - Merely A Setback - Kul Tiras, More Like COOL Tiras

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This week join the loremasters as we chat about the loa of death, discuss the history of the Admiralty of Kul Tiras, and learn that Sharku is officially the 2nd most annoying WoW podcaster on the internet!!! He's always number one in my heart, though. Come have fun with us! 

Sep 11 2018

1hr 54mins

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Rank #2: 57 - Merely a Setback - Pwning and Punning with Koltrane

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This week Koltrane, former co-host of Convert to Raid, joins the loremasters and encourages Shoeboots terrible addiction to puns. WE discuss changes to blizzcon tickets, new heritage armor quests, and dive deep into the new broadcast text for patch 8.2!

Apr 27 2019

2hr 4mins

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Rank #3: 13- Merely a Setback -Blood and Honor

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This week, Shoeboots and Sharku discuss a new system for unanswered lore questions, the possibility of a Warcraft movie sequel, and continue our discussion on the warchiefs of the horde, sepcifically Garrosh (Blood) and Thrall (Honor).

Mar 06 2018

1hr 46mins

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Rank #4: 61 - Merely a Setback - Aspect the Un-Aspected

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This week, Jared randomly selects irrelevant news to discuss, Sharku doesn't prepare for the deep dive, and we introduce our best character ever, Carol: Aspect of the Valley!

Jun 06 2019

1hr 27mins

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Rank #5: 50 - Merely a Setback - It Takes a Village to Raise a Podcast

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We did it guys! YOU did it. 50 episodes! Over a year of arguing about Sylvanis and Calia and Shoeboots terrible puns. Thank you so much for the wild ride, here's to 50 more!

Feb 20 2019

1hr 53mins

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Rank #6: 74 - Merely a Setback - Blizzcon 2019 Speculation Spectacular with Jesse from The Lost Codex

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This week Jesse from The Lost Codex joins the loremasters as we talk about all things Blizzcon 2019! Enjoy this extra long episode as we pontificate all the cool stuff we think could happen next weekend at Blizzcon.

Oct 25 2019

2hr 52mins

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Rank #7: 4 - Merely a Setback: You don't go full Arthas

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In the this episode Sharku, Shoeboots and Jared take a deep dive into the Whispers of Il'gynoth, discussing each individual whisper and what it could possibly be alluding to in the future of the World of Warcraft. We also dip out toes into the latest spoilers from the Patch 7.3.2 PTR, considering how the latest info affects our understanding of the Whispers. We also have a bit of off topic nostalgia about Final Fantasy and start to get mega-hyped for BlizzCon!

Oct 18 2017

1hr 26mins

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Rank #8: 58 - Merely a Setback - Endgame

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This week the loremasters find out Blizzard won't be at gamescom, discuss the newest ban wave, and contemplate the final encounter of Battle for Azeroth. 

May 03 2019

1hr 37mins

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Rank #9: 15 - Merely a Setback - My Words Have Happened

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This week Shoeboots gets ALPHA ACCESS, we talk about the speculated Kul Tiran allied race, and Professor Sharku takes us to class as we take a look into Arthas' storyline in an attempt to analyze theme from his story arc. Behold, we are doing a new thing!

Mar 20 2018

1hr 45mins

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Rank #10: 7 - Merely a Setback: Can't Get No SatisFACTION

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The crew is back! Join us as we discuss the history of faction conflict and speculate about who is to blame for the burning of Teldrassil. We also announce our first guest hosts to join us next week: Taliesin & Evitel!

Jan 09 2018

1hr 32mins

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Rank #11: 22 - Merely a Setback - Yrel-ly Like This One

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This week we get into yet MORE broadcast text, waste our time pouring over mission tables, and discuss the mysteries of light and shadow! 

May 22 2018

1hr 49mins

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Rank #12: 25 - Merely a Setback - Two Truths and a Lie

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This week Sharku offends the entire nation of Canada (again), the fellas discuss sexy-boy night elves, and we pour over all the cool plot development we get from the latest pre-expansion comic! 

Jun 12 2018

1hr 54mins

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Rank #13: 29 - Merely a Setback - Beware, Beware

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This week the Setback Loremasters talk about the Battle for Azeroth prepatch, unpack the Warbringerd: Jaina animated short, and discuss what has brought the Horde and the Alliance to the brink of war again!   

Jul 24 2018

1hr 55mins

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Rank #14: 76 - Merely a Setback - Alternate Shadowlands

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This week we continue processing all the news from Blizzcon, especially the new zones in the shadowlands.

Nov 15 2019

1hr 49mins

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Rank #15: 11- Merely a Setback: Rep-Grind Blues

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This week we go off script for, like, 45 minutes to discuss allied races. We cover news of a Warcraft 3 special event, discuss the race starting quests, and more!

Feb 21 2018

1hr 39mins

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Rank #16: 5 - Merely a Setback: BlizzCon Prediction Extravaganza

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Join Sharku, Shoeboots and Jared as we make our predictions on the future of the World of Warcraft! We each pitch our Patch 8.0 expansion that we thing will be announced at BlizzCon 2017, discuss the most recent potential leaks, and share your emails and tweets.

Oct 31 2017

1hr 32mins

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Rank #17: 48 - Merely a Setback - Shoeboots is Famous

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Greetings Lorewalkers! This week, Shoeboots finally gets the recognition he deserves from the Blizzard devs, players become the instrument of N'zoth's desires, and we discuss the newest raid instance in the World of Warcraft. All the while, Sharku can't let go of a particular conspiracy theory. 

Jan 30 2019

1hr 51mins

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Rank #18: 75 - Merely a Setback - Post Con Depression

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This week we discuss the news that came out of Blizzcon. Bastions and Ardenwealds and Maws, oh my!

Nov 08 2019

1hr 47mins

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Rank #19: 20 - Merely a Setback - Pop Quiz

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This week, we discuss warchief "elections," Jared learns to speak the language of the old gods, and we have a pop quiz to test our panel's knowledge of Sharku's opinions!  

May 09 2018

1hr 46mins

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