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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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92 Ratings
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Something to have in the background

By firebatmigr - Oct 27 2019
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Almost no depth, poorly organized

Entertaining

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

iTunes Ratings

92 Ratings
Average Ratings
71
3
2
5
11

Something to have in the background

By firebatmigr - Oct 27 2019
Read more
Almost no depth, poorly organized

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

Updated 5 days ago

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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.

Rank #1: 19 - Merely a Setback - Goblin Retribution

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This week, the lorewalkers discuss the new alpha builds, defend why ANY race COULD be death knights, and answer to some angry goblins spurned by all the silly gnome talk last week. 

Apr 26 2018

2hr

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Rank #2: 66 - Merely a Setback - Execute Episode 66

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Manny from "For Azeroth" stops by as we discuss the new 8.2.5 PTR and what implications it has on the future story content in WoW.

Aug 11 2019

1hr 39mins

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Rank #3: 32 - Merely a Setback - Schmattle for Schmazeroth

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This week the loremasters take a brief break from non-stop Kul Tiran adventures to talk about the new expansion, Battle for Azeroth. 

Aug 21 2018

1hr 56mins

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Rank #4: 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 #5: 70 - Merely a Setback - Two Years

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It's been two fantastic years since we started this show, and we  can't thank you all enough! Enjoy another 90 minutes of us NOT talking about whatever we planned on talking about. You know the routine by now... ;)

Sep 20 2019

1hr 41mins

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Rank #6: 6 - Merely a Setback: BlizzCon Reaction Special

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In this episode Shoeboots and Sharku rejoice of their BlizzCon experiences while Jared resents them. We discuss World of Warcraft: Battle For Azeroth from a story perspective, speculating as to why the Horde and Alliance go to full-scale war. We also have a special interview by Sharku of Blizzard voice actors Darin DePaul and Chloe Hollings!

Nov 08 2017

1hr 25mins

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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: 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 #10: 33 - Merely a Setback - Clever use of Lore Mechanics

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This weeks the loremasters tackle some nuances in the Kull Tiras cinematics, tackle that hot Azshara short, and get de-railed like never before! Two hours of hot, spicy, World of Warcraft silliness! 

Aug 28 2018

2hr 8mins

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Rank #11: 65 - Merely a Setback - What Goes Best with Gin

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Our special guest, Gin, joins the crew this week. Get in and have a listen!

Jul 21 2019

1hr 48mins

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Rank #12: 10 - Merely a Setback: Sharku is Elf-Racist

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In this episode we dig into Battle for Azeroth info dump and try to make sense of what the story might be in the lead up to the Siege of Lordaeron. We explore the datamined Horde opening scenario and speculate about the Alliance.

Feb 01 2018

1hr 48mins

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Rank #13: 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 #14: 45 - Merely a Setback - Things to Come

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Jan 10 2019

1hr 42mins

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Rank #15: 64 - Merely a Setback - Azerothian Protectors

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This week we announce an exciting new project for Shoeboots, put on our nostalgia goggles and recall our earilest fond moments in WoW, and take a look as 8.2, speculate about 8.3 and beyond!

Jul 04 2019

1hr 50mins

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Rank #16: 49 - Merely a Setback - Cannon of Worms

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This week the loremasters give their take on the world first race, rehash old feelings about allied races, and figure out what is and isn't canon in the World of Warcraft. Spoiler alert: it's Merely a Setback!

Feb 13 2019

1hr 49mins

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Rank #17: 12 - Merely a Setback - Sidetracked

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This week we attempt to stay on track (and fail), but have great discussions along the way. Also, we beginning our next series of deep dives by discussing the Warchiefs of the Horde!

Feb 27 2018

2hr 2mins

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Rank #18: 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 #19: 18 - Merely A Setback - Great Race or GREATEST Race!?

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This week we talk new alpha builds, discuss voice chat and "gamer-speak," then dive into some lore about the best race in the game.

Apr 17 2018

1hr 44mins

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Rank #20: 62 - Merely a Setback - New Old God

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This week, Sharku goes completely off script. The Loremasters discuss WoW Classic, "leaked" information about what's coming for Warcraft, and contemplate new leadership for the forsaken faction... and so much more!

Jun 20 2019

2hr 2mins

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