Bind On Equip:WoW Episode #233 The Pied Piper of Strat

Welcome to

Bind On Equip


Date:31 August 2014


If you are new to Bind on Equip….Welcome.

If you’re wondering what the fuss is about, we’re not sure either, We are a wow podcast, where we talk about us as wow players and how we play the game.

and now as the sun sets on Pandaria we invite you inside the game with us as we reminisce about the good and bad old days as BOE takes you both ways in the snow!


Yes we’ve assembled an amazing leet team of wow experts from around the globe, and we are working through the instances old school Vanilla wow style:no heirlooms, teleporting,  instaqueues, riding before 40, flying before 70, or flying in Northrend with the twist of using the newest class to the game, Monks!

In the house this time around we have

Myself, Wembli

as always the Wych and the lovely Tempeste,

and joining us Berat, Zooe and Kai.

How are we guys?



So last week we did…Scholomance


On the grill this week, we are working through…stratholme.




lets go over the news thats caught our attention:


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News, Observations, Opinion & Discussion topics:


More Tom Chilton at Gamescom!

  • Retaining soul of the character with new character models very important- new model should look like a higher quality version of the older one.
  • Garrisons originally called Frontier Forts when team was brainstorming. The idea was refined to Garrisons we see today, which answers the question of player housing.
  • For the most part, players have accepted stat squish.
  • number of abilities per class gotten out of control, most had enough at WoW’s launch, more and more have been added since then. We reached the point pruning had to be done.
  • Design of the Arms Warrior lost its way over the years, moving away from what Arms was when WoW was launched. Warlords changes should solve this and bring back the identity of the spec.
  • There is a level 100 content area in every zone. It is similar to Timeless Isle, but also includes “chapter quests” that provide an ongoing story over several weeks.
  • Reputations in Warlords won’t reward as many epic items as before, but you can still earn reputation with various factions for some rewards. It won’t be anything like the Mists of Pandaria reputation grinds.
  • The Iron Horde will be the main enemy throughout the expansion, but they change somewhat throughout the expansion.
  • There will be an increased Legion presence by the end of the expansion.

Future Plans

  • Tanaan Jungle will be in a content patch. It contains the Grommash Hellscream raid, as well as some outdoor world content.
  • At some point the team would like to add new character customization options, but right now they are working on making the new models similar to the old ones as closely as possible.
  • Cosmetic class items are still on track, but won’t be released with Warlords launch. They will most likely be released a few at a time throughout the expansion and beyond.



  • The alternative timeline is mostly being used to allow players to experience a setting they wouldn’t normally be able to see in WoW.
  • At some point in the future in another expansion they could explore the Ogre continent from Draenor.
  • We won’t see an alternative timeline version of Azeroth.
  • Buffed.de had the chance to interview Tom Chilton at Gamescom. We highlighted a few of the new and important parts of the interview below, but keep in mind this has been translated from English to German to English again, so errors are possible!


Legendary Items

  • There could be a legendary version of Gorehowl as one of the non-ring legendary items.
  • Teron’gor’s staff is also a possibility for a legendary caster weapon.
  • The legendary ring has a visual effect and will change with your spec.


Timewalker Content

  • The team still hasn’t found a good way to add rewards to Timewalker dungeons.
  • Timewalker dungeons won’t be as challenging as the currently relevant Heroic Dungeons, but something to run for nostalgia or to help out a lower level friend.
  • Timewalker raids would be more work, but they are also something to consider after dungeons are complete.



  • In theory, Warlords could only have two raid tiers and then a new expansion. It depends on how quickly the next expansion is ready.
  • The level 100 version of Molten Core didn’t take too long to build, because it wasn’t designed for repeat play or tight tuning.
  • New rewards will be added to world events when possible, but the team is working on the next expansion as well as Patch 6.1 and Patch 6.2 right now.
  • Kil’jaeden and Archimonde are back, but not as bosses. The Burning Legion also makes an appearance throughout the expansion.



Warlords Currency Changes

  • Honor & Conquest definitely are not going away,- you’ll still be earning those currencies through PvP and using them to buy your PvP gear.
  • Justice and Valor will be going away. moved away from original purpose, and we’d rather return to the original universal currency: gold. completing your daily random dungeon or an LFR wing will be replaced with a hefty sum of gold, which should make something like the gold turn-in for a bonus roll seem far more attainable even for players who currently don’t have much gold.



Real Life


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Drop us a line at BindonEquip@gmail.com and let us know what you think of the show, or what you’ve been up to. You can follow the podcast on twitter at “Bindonequip”, or each of us on “thewych” “tempeste” and “wemb”


Listener Correspondence



Hi all,

Well i’m back to full fitness and lets put it bluntly: back in my right frame of mind. I had to take some time to remove myself from all social media and in fact all games. (excepting Draw something- Tempy you kept me going through the hard times) I know my brother explained a bit about our family history, but as happens, if you don’t deal then it will come back to bite you at some point, which it did in spades. The term is a meltdown; I decided to open a can of worms because I thought  I was ready. I wasn’t emotionally prepared for what came out, but I am past it and all is good now. I have Claire and my brother Martin to thank for stopping me doing stupid things and from making me do right things. The fact that Claire stood by me is a testament to our love. Your podcasts kept me going as well.


enough of RL me, I firstly must thank you for the alpha invite and I did go in before the episode and I am in a fair bit now. I love it and can’t wait for the real thing. I have just watched the “after the Cinematic” and was crying with laughter.


So I’ve been mainly in the beta and ignoring everything else, I have also pulled back a bit on my gaming, as it was getting too intense. I forgot it was fun and started taking things too seriously.


So Wych, moving to Darwin ehh, gratz on the job, that’s Northern Territory?


Anyway love to you all and I am still here, recovering.


Lots of Love





 Wembli ‏@wemb  Aug 18
@Buggerwow @BindOnEquip  the times I dreamt of you & @bytorsnowdog wearing me out, I never figured it’d be transposing tweets into shownotes


Rick H ‏@Buggerwow  Aug 18
@wemb @BindOnEquip @bytorsnowdog Oh, my! /blush #FoodForThought


Snowy ‏@bytorsnowdog  Aug 18
@wemb @Buggerwow @BindOnEquip I always pictured us running away from a practical joke (or cops) while laughing so hard we can’t breath


Corpse Run Radio ‏@CorpseRunRadio  Aug 19
We have it on good authority that the Dark Lady loves @BindOnEquip. #rockstars


Joseph ‏@kameo666  Aug 19
I love me some @BindOnEquip


Foqbupog ‏@Foqbupog  Aug 19
@kameo666 @BindOnEquip I did too, but would always get their show at least a week after they recorded.


The Wych ‏@TheWych  Aug 20
@BindOnEquip @foqbupog @kameo666 Sure…there’s that but, I dont want to be responsible for any comedy related prolapses.


Wemb Wych Temp ‏@BindOnEquip  Aug 20
@foqbupog @kameo666 Aww c’mon! Funny is eternal! Besides- you try editing this shambles! Plus, @thewych is a lazy lazy man….


The Wych ‏@TheWych  Aug 20
@BindOnEquip @foqbupog @kameo666 Sure…there’s that but, I dont want to be responsible for any comedy related prolapses.


Joseph ‏@kameo666  Aug 20
@BindOnEquip #touchmenow lol


Snowy ‏@bytorsnowdog  Aug 21
Workmates warned, headphones in, adult pampers on…… it’s @BindOnEquip episode 230 time!


Snowy ‏@bytorsnowdog  Aug 21
@BindOnEquip @kaiynn 3 minutes in and “I do have a ponytail, just not on my head!”
First semi-snort of the episode!


Snowy ‏@bytorsnowdog  Aug 21
@BindOnEquip @tempeste “noobs, dicks and douches”
Now that’s a podcast title just waiting to happen!


Snowy ‏@bytorsnowdog  Aug 21
@BindOnEquip @tempeste “if you don’t like it fuck off, go and play wild star!”


Snowy ‏@bytorsnowdog  Aug 21
@BindOnEquip @wemb @tempeste “nonce and skun, the tiny head big knockers book of Temp-isms”


Snowy ‏@bytorsnowdog  Aug 21
@BindOnEquip quality burp action, now everyone at work knows why I wear adult pampers to listen!


Jay ‏@awayfromlife  Aug 21
Trying to convince my guild to go horde, they’re not going for it.  May have convinced a few to Rock the Horde @BindOnEquip stye til then.


Snowy ‏@bytorsnowdog  Aug 21
@BindOnEquip @wemb @tempeste the “Paul’s pole” story and related “woohoo… Oh Shit!” Was brilliant!


Rose Marie ‏@RosieBear77  Aug 21
@BindOnEquip You guys have been cranking out the shows. Thanks for helping keep my sanity at work by sharing your awesome friendship & humor


grimrok ‏@grimrok  13h
@BindOnEquip Yes! I might listen to it right now and turn down the sound of the Blues v Power game :-)


Snowy ‏@bytorsnowdog  11h
@BindOnEquip @Berat9 3 minutes in and my first “at my desk belly laugh”
Good effort!


Snowy ‏@bytorsnowdog  11h
@BindOnEquip “Warlords of Draenor – don’t drink the Kool-Aid edition”
Make it so!


Sarah Connel ‏@Mantufalf  11h
@BindOnEquip goddess I can hardly keep up


Snowy ‏@bytorsnowdog  11h
@BindOnEquip “all I can see is blur, and I don’t mean the band!”


Snowy ‏@bytorsnowdog  10h
@BindOnEquip “prepare to meet your maker you little fucker!”
@TheWych now that is a tombstone quote waiting to happen!


Snowy ‏@bytorsnowdog  10h
@BindOnEquip @kaiynn “just the sort of ass-hattery that we would pull”
Truer words have seldom been said!


Snowy ‏@bytorsnowdog  10h
@BindOnEquip @TheWych “touchity touchity touch!”
That’s a new one !


Snowy ‏@bytorsnowdog  10h
@BindOnEquip @wemb “you can jump off here and land in the water…..oh no you cant….”


Tempeste ‏@tempeste  2h
@bytorsnowdog @BindOnEquip @wemb yes a particularly brilliant Wemb moment!


Snowy ‏@bytorsnowdog  10h
@BindOnEquip favourite Kiwi accent phrase has to be “fush and chups”
Also anything from the “beached as” blue whale youtube animation


Snowy ‏@bytorsnowdog  10h
@BindOnEquip @TheWych @Berat9 the mutley laugh was brilliant!


Snowy ‏@bytorsnowdog  10h
@BindOnEquip “don’t worry @Berat9 will find the hole for you” is this the barrel replacement @Buggerwow was hoping for?


Rick H ‏@Buggerwow  9h
@bytorsnowdog @BindOnEquip @Berat9 Who’s looking for a replacement?  I’m looking for a temp(est?) while I head out to LA for @lapodfest





Our Lives












If you’re not in-game get in there!


Ingame Adventures:


Anyone is welcome to join the Pants On Head guild unless we have booted you before for being a dick! Log into the Jubei’thos oceannic realm on the horde side and join the BOE channel. A friendly officer will quiz you and you will be rubbing shoulders with us before you know it!


Let’s talk this dungeon:



What feelings/memories does coming in here conjure up?



Do you like this one? Pros/cons?



How does it stand up in its current state?



Our guild?



Our Raid team: Crazy Train?




Any developments on your toons? Wempossible?



Flex/LFR/BG action?



Beta observations?




Now we roll off for next week- highest tanks, lowest heals, middle lives to laugh at the other two.


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Next week we return to take on…Stratholme

Thanks as always to Berat Zooe and Kai for joining us!

Until next time, I’m Wembli




I’m Tempeste

I’m Wych.



and Kai














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