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Convert to Raid is the podcast for raiders in World of Warcraft! Our panel of avid players will talk about the latest buzz in the game and how it affects the end game.

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Convert to Raid is the podcast for raiders in World of Warcraft! Our panel of avid players will talk about the latest buzz in the game and how it affects the end game.

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CTR is back!

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Thank you for going back to Convert To Raid and producing such great content.

CTR FTW

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CTR is the best guild in WoW!

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1114 Ratings
Average Ratings
1065
6
6
13
24

CTR is back!

By Fast Fission - Jul 07 2019
Read more
Thank you for going back to Convert To Raid and producing such great content.

CTR FTW

By Gary.McDonald - Sep 11 2018
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CTR is the best guild in WoW!
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Convert to Raid: The podcast for raiders in the World of Warcraft!

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Convert to Raid is the podcast for raiders in World of Warcraft! Our panel of avid players will talk about the latest buzz in the game and how it affects the end game.

Rank #1: CTR 360 - Looking Forward to Our Future Past

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Pat Krane and Thyst talk about WoW, Classic and more! This week, Pat and Thyst are joined by Thorn from Lagging Balls to talk Classic, Battle for Azeroth, and more! Intro: Playing Unholy, raiding Eternal Palace 9:00 - Classic: Stress test, claiming characters, our plans 18:00 - BFA: Mythic progression updates, no Alliance clears, roadblock bosses 27:45 - 8.2.5 Patry Sync and RAF, Mounts, Character updates, more 42:45 - Firelands Timewalking, 15th Anniversary raids 55:30 - 9.0 "Leaks" posted 1:01:30 - The other games 1:03:30 - Blizzard Esports! 1:15:00 - Outro Follow us on Twitter: Pat Krane - http://twitter.com/PatKrane Thyst - http://twitter.com/Thyst03 Thorn - http://twitter.com/Thornbrow Check out http://converttoraid.com for more!

Aug 07 2019
1 hour 20 mins
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Rank #2: CTR 359 - Zorbrix and the MDI

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Pat Krane and Thyst talk about WoW, Classic and more!

This week we're joined by Kyle "Zorbrix" Hartline, Product Manager for WoW Esports at Blizzard Entertainment. We discuss the story of the Mythic Dungeon International, from how it began to where it's going in the future and more! It's a fun chat talking about the game (and the esport) we love.

3:30 - Who is Zorbrix? Pretzels, Sydney, Turnips and more
11:30 - The beginnings of the MDI: How it came to be, TESPA, the weird beginnings
18:30 - MDI Development: Chaos, starting small, Ohio
26:00 - Taking the MDI International
32:00 - Buffing up the MDI: Looking forward to BlizzCon
47:30 - Surprises coming up?
54:00 - How does it feel creating an esport?
58:00 - The importance of GCDTV and other outside creators
1:00:00 - Raiding and outro

Follow us on Twitter:
Pat Krane - http://twitter.com/PatKrane
Thyst - http://twitter.com/Thyst03

Check out http://converttoraid.com for more!

Jul 31 2019
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #3: LEGION BETA Special Report - Convert to Raid presents

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

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

Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/converttoraid or individually:

Pat Krane -- http://twitter.com/PatKrane

Accomp -- http://twitter.com/Accomp

Jul 01 2016
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #4: BNN #79 - Convert to Raid presents: All the Wrong Buttons

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For videos, audios, and all things CtR, join us online at http://converttoraid.com Thyst (Lagging Balls, Battlenet Sports), Sharku (Merely a Setback), and Gizmo (Lords of the Storm) join the crew this week to talk about WoW and more! 11:20 - CTR Top 10 List 16:45 - WoW: PAX East interviews, the latest from the alpha, voice chat testing, and more! 32:45 - WoW eSports: MDI, WoW Arena in the ANZ 39:10 - Activision/Blizzard team up with Nielsen - Discussion 46:45 - Ad: HelloFresh - Head to hellofresh.com and use the code RAID30 for $30 off your first week of deliveries 48:10 - HotS: Deckard Cain and more from the PTR, Reddit AMA and more 1:05:45 - Hearthstone: Witchwood decks, Ben Brode interviews 1:14:30 - OW: Competitive 6v6 Elimination season, OWL All-Access update, more 1:23:20 - Outro Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/converttoraid or individually: Pat Krane - http://twitter.com/PatKrane Gizmo - http://twitter.com/Gizmozord Thyst - http://twitter.com/Thyst03 Sharku - http://twitter.com/Sharku_CTR

Apr 18 2018
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #5: #60 - Convert to Raid: Exploding Fish and the BIG Announcement

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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
1 hour 34 mins
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Rank #6: #161 - Convert to Raid: Warlords Breaks WoW!

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Warlords of Draenor released this week and players flooded through the dark portal into the new expansion. And, yes, there have been problems, including really long queues, DDOS attacks, downed servers and maintenance. But let’s talk about the content!

The CtR crew will take you through their leveling experiences, giving you their take on quests, zones, bonus objectives, and surprises. Could this be the best expansion for leveling of all time? Plus, they talk about how players can gear up quickly after dinging level 100, which garrisons and outposts are most beneficial, and how raiders can more easily get ready for the release of the Highmaul raid.

Plus, the guys will recap Blizzcon — from the meet ups with friends to the lack of WoW news, Overwatch to the parties — reliving the fun of Anaheim. Get ready to have a blast on this week’s show!

Nov 17 2014
1 hour 32 mins
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Rank #7: BNN #4 - Convert to Raid presents: Breaking All the Things

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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:

Pat Krane -- http://twitter.com/PatKrane

Dairies -- http://twitter.com/BoredMind

Tattva -- http://twitter.com/LoS_Gaming

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

Jul 28 2016
1 hour 19 mins
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Rank #8: #164 - Convert to Raid: Interview with Ion Hazzikostas and Kris Zierhut!

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The CtR crew talks WoW with Blizzard’s Lead Game Developer Ion (Watcher) Hazzikostas, and Lead Class Designer Kris Zierhut. Inside, the guys talk garrisons, classes, flying in Draenor, stats, and of course… RAIDING!

LFR and mythic raiding starts this week, and according to Hazzikostas, the team feels confident with the tuning of all the different difficulty levels. Both developers go further into tuning and what you can expect at different gear levels for your play style.

Expect another round of class balancing before mythic raiding kicks off on Tuesday, as there are some classes and specs that aren’t performing as well as hoped. The guys get into some of the finer details, especially with those classes of some of our vocal community members. They also talk tanks and healers, secondary stats and more.

And the CtR guys learn some fun extra things too! After the Molten Core 40 man LFR, will there be another classic raid released in this format? Probably not. There is a chance that Gnomes could be seeing some new race/class combinations in the future, however. And they even talk toys, like Aviana’s Feather!

There’s tons of information inside. Enjoy!

Dec 08 2014
1 hour 17 mins
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Rank #9: BNN #96 - Convert to Raid presents: Get that BOOTY

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For videos, audios, and all things CtR, join us online at http://converttoraid.com Pat Krane, Thyst (Lagging Balls, Battlenet Sports) and Thorn (Lagging Balls) join the crew this week to talk about WoW and more! 3:50 - Show Notes: Last Live Show... for a bit 6:30 - So Much WoW Content! 11:00 - Make an Example of Pat 15:00 - Overwatch (quick): Nano Cola Challenge 17:45 - WoW: NEW RAID - Uldir now live 38:45 - WARFRONTS now live 57:45 - MYTHIC PLUS Season 1 now live 1:06:30 - PvP Season on hold, Allied Races available 1:15:25 - Diablo RUMORS 1:25:00 - Outro Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/converttoraid or individually: Pat Krane - http://twitter.com/PatKrane Thyst - http://twitter.com/Thyst03 Thorn - http://twitter.com/Thornbrow

Sep 05 2018
1 hour 31 mins
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Rank #10: BNN #122 - Convert to Raid presents: Classic!

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Pat Krane, Thyst (Lagging Balls)talk about BlizzCon, WoW and more!

4:00 - Raid Nerfs (mythic)
6:00 - Pat's Allied Race completion!
13:45 - CTR Top 10!
18:00 - BlizzCon 2019: tickets sold out, Con Before the Storm, more
28:45 - Classic Wow dates announced
35:00 - Parody Song!
41:30 - WoW 15th Anniversary Edition
54:45 - New campaign starts Thursday!
57:45 - eSports: AWC Spring Finals, OWL Stage 2 Finals
1:07:00 - Outro

Follow us on Twitter:
Pat Krane - http://twitter.com/PatKrane
Thyst - http://twitter.com/Thyst03

Platinum WoW: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTqUnnRlK-n44W6xPlx6JVQ
Vanilla WoW Quiz: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eohp04THVlw

Join us at http://converttoraid.com for everything CTR!

May 15 2019
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #11: #159 - Convert to Raid: 6.0 Lands on Azeroth!

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This week, Treckie from the top raiding guild in the world, Method, joins Dairies and Pat Krane to talk about all of the new changes to Azeroth with the arrival of patch 6.0.2!

Inside, the guys talk about some of the more interesting changes this week, including class balance (and Blizzard hotfixes), bugs in game, the leveling experience, and more. Siege of Orgrimmar has seen a huge nerf for Mythic difficulties, with record boss kills… so maybe now is the time for your team to hit this new difficulty!

The add-on ElvUI was in the spotlight this week, as some code was discovered that could allow the developer to really change some players’ game. The gang will tell you what happened and what you should do to make sure it’s not affecting you.

Plus, we talk to Treckie about Blizzcon, and how Method plans to defeat Midwinter in the World of Warcraft Raiding Panel! He reveals all of his secrets (not really) on how he plans to take them down in this exhibition/competition. 

Also, Blasted Lands and UBRS, soloing legacy raids, where to get your class guides, your questions, and T-Shirts... but only for a limited time!

Oct 20 2014
1 hour 23 mins
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Rank #12: #118 - Convert to Raid: Mage-182

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In a very special episode of CtR, the guys are gearing up for Blizzcon 2013! In preparation, they take a look back at the last Blizzcon and see if Mists of Pandaria lived up to the expectations from the presentations of Chris Metzen, Scott Mercer, Cory Stockton, Mike Morhaime and other developers back in 2011. And then they turn to look to the future, guided in part by predictions from our listeners! Plus, LFR nerfs, addon issues, Connected Realms and missing characters, and a whole bunch of fun!

Nov 04 2013
1 hour 59 mins
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Rank #13: BNN #94 - Convert to Raid presents: Getting Raid Ready

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For videos, audios, and all things CtR, join us online at http://converttoraid.com Pat Krane, Thyst (Lagging Balls, Battlenet Sports), Sharku (Merely a Setback), and John Horstmann (Overwatch League Daily) join the crew this week to talk about WoW and more! 3:40 - Experiences in BFA: War Mode, Gearing and more 17:45 - Gamescom rundown: Overwatch cinematic, Warbringers: Azshara and more 26:15 - WoW: Ion Hazzikostas appearances 31:30 - What to do at Level 120: Getting Raid Ready 55:15 - Overwatch: New cinematic coming, Doomfist statue, LEGO, and more 1:02:40 - Hearthstone: Solo play mode - Puzzle Lab 1:06:40 - Diablo III coming to Switch 1:08:30 - HotS: New hero! 1:10:30 - All about WoW 1:16:10 - Outro Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/converttoraid or individually: Pat Krane - http://twitter.com/PatKrane Thyst - http://twitter.com/Thyst03 Sharku - http://twitter.com/Sharku_CTR John Horstmann - http://twitter.com/kickedtripod

Aug 22 2018
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #14: #172 - Convert to Raid: The Race is OVER!

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The race to world first in Blackjack Foundry is over, and Method has won! The CtR crew gives you all of the details inside, including overall standings, background on how teams prepare for the race and more.

There’s a rumble in the community, one that states that there’s a lack of content in Warlords of Draenor. The guys begin the conversation with some of the pitfalls and successes of Warlords, but are the problems really much different than previous expansions? Are there any possible solutions to this perception issue?

Plus, more on patch 6.1, Ion Hazzikostas interview from Mamytwink, your questions and much more!

Feb 23 2015
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #15: #166 - Convert to Raid: Is WoW Going Pay to Win?

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The CtR crew is back for one last hilarious, informative show before 2015!

The race to world first may be over, but not all of the top 20 have crossed the finish line. The guys check in on the standings, and tell you how Blizzard may have screwed it all up for the competition in Highmaul.

Looking for Raid Wing 2 opened this week, named Arcane Sanctum, and features Tectus, Twin Ogron and Ko’ragh. LFR heroes are finding out that mechanics matter, and players are dying! So is this still “tourist mode,” or are we seeing a step up in difficulty?

Blizzard announced several plans for patch 6.1 and beyond, like the new Blood Elf models, a Legendary follower for your garrison, a tab for heirloom items similar to pets and mounts, and being able to tweet from in-game.

But there were some surprises in that announcement, like Blizzard announcing that they will be overhauling the UI so that people will be able to follow the action in War Games skirmishes! Soon™, tournament organizers may be able to have a true spectator mode, which could mean future improvements for PvE as well!

Also, Blizzard announced that they are developing a way for players to purchase tradable game-time token with real dollars to see for gold. What does this mean for the economy of WoW, and does that mean we may be heading to a “pay to win” model?

Happy Winter Veil, and a Happy New Year from Convert to Raid. We’ll see you next year!

Dec 22 2014
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #16: BNN #93 - Convert to Raid presents: Fight!

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Pat Krane, Thyst and Thorn (Lagging Balls), and John Horstmann (Overwatch League Daily) join the crew this week to talk about WoW and more!

This is a big discussion of first impressions from the leveling experience of Battle for Azeroth. Inside, we'll discuss:
- The worldwide launch
- Magni quest and Azerite Power
- Zones, Characters, Creatures and Questing
- Dungeons
- Tips
- and much more!

We also talk about some other Blizzard games toward the end too... like Diablo III and Overwatch!

Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/converttoraid or individually:
Pat Krane - http://twitter.com/PatKrane
Thyst - http://twitter.com/Thyst03
Thorn - http://twitter.com/Thornbrow
John Horstmann - http://twitter.com/kickedtripod

Aug 16 2018
1 hour 19 mins
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Rank #17: BNN #68 - Convert to Raid presents: BfA is My BFF

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For videos, audios, and all things CtR, join us online at http://converttoraid.com John Horstmann (Overwatch League Daily, Well Met), and Gizmo (Lords of the Storm) join the crew this week to talk about WoW and more! 13:50 - Convert to Raid Top Ten List! 17:20 - WoW: BfA Pre-Orders, Allied Races, interviews, datamining discussed Save $30 off your first order at Simple Contacts! http://simplecontacts.com/CTR or use the code CTR at check out 41:30 - Hearthstone: Balance, Ladder Changes 49:45 - HotS: New hero, balance changes, Voice on PTR (discussion) 1:04:00 - Overwatch: Junkrat and Mercy changes (discussion) 1:12:15 - Outro Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/converttoraid or individually: Pat Krane - http://twitter.com/PatKrane John -- http://twitter.com/kickedtripod Gizmo - http://twitter.com/Gizmozord

Jan 31 2018
1 hour 16 mins
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Rank #18: BNN #58 - Convert to Raid presents: Naga-na-happen!

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For videos, audios, and all things CtR, join us online at http://converttoraid.com Sharku (Merely a Setback), Thorn (Lagging Balls), and Gizmo (Lords of the Storm) join the crew this week to talk about WoW and more! 6:35 - Getting ready for BlizzCon 12:25 - BlizzCon schedules for everyone 29:15 - BattleNet: Destiny 2 now available for PC, new Launcher features 37:55 - WoW: Patch 7.3.2 is LIVE (kinda), New legendary trinket, rings 43:10 - 8.0.0 briefly appeared on beta! Shark's bold first prediction 52:55 - New Christie Golden novel coming soonish! 56:10 - Hearthstone: Hallow's End event, new arena, free cards 57:30 - PREDICTIONS: WoW, Overwatch, HotS, Diablo, Hearthstone 1:23:10 - eSports: HGC, Pay Your Players!, Overwatch League 1:35:20 1:30:50 - Outro Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/converttoraid or individually: Pat Krane -- http://twitter.com/PatKrane Sharku -- http://twitter.com/Sharku_CTR Gizmo -- http://twitter.com/Gizmozord Thorn -- http://twitter.com/Thornbrow

Oct 25 2017
1 hour 43 mins
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Rank #19: #165 - Convert to Raid: The Race to World First!

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This week, Derevka joins Pat Krane and Koltrane to talk about all things World of Warcraft!

Mythic Highmaul released on Tuesday, and that means we got to see our favorite bleeding-edge teams take on the most difficult versions of the new raid encounters. And this year’s competition has been exciting, with a real worldwide race to world first. The guys have the play by play and tell you why this is so interesting.

Wing 1 of Looking for Raid difficulty also released this week, and the crew has some insight as to how a few different new features to Warlords really make LFR (and raiding in general) probably the best it’s ever been.

As World of Warcraft Lead Class Designer Kris Zierhut said in last week’s interview, some classes and specs got some adjustment this week before the mythic race. What are the initial findings? Do classes feel balanced enough, or is there another round of changes in the works?

Plus, a highlight of some key hotfixes, Death Knights creation requirements to go away, your questions and so much more. This episode is high energy fun that all raiders should enjoy!

Dec 15 2014
1 hour 26 mins
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Rank #20: #170 - Convert to Raid: Blackrock Foundry Opens!

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This week, raid teams raced to Gorgrond as the Blackrock Foundry raid instance kicked off in normal and heroic modes. Initial impressions are good from player reports, and the encounters have some good variety to keep all kinds of different players challenged. Especially the trash!

Ion Hazzikostas, Lead Game Designer on World of Warcraft, wrote a post that clarified the intentions behind the encounter difficulties and what players should expect as they clear bosses. The guys go over the details, give you their opinions, and provide some key information that could be important for your team.

With the opening of the Blackrock Foundry, now raiders can finally get some Tier 17 gear in this expansion. But are the bonuses overpowered, or are they just “nice”? Plus, find out the worst part of the new gear (according to Pat Krane).

Plus, WoW Insider turns into Blizzard Watch, mounting up at level 1, your questions and a whole lot more!

Feb 09 2015
1 hour 7 mins
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