BIND ON EQUIP - Episode #214
Bind On Equip
Date:11th Feb 2014
..the mostly Wow podcast, where we talk about our adventures as wow players and how we see the game.
It’s a social podcast with a dash of news and information about all things Blizzard, so if you were looking for some sort of hard core analysis you have made a terrible mistake!
Soundboard-BOE MoP Intro
We are the three riders of the cataclysm,
I’m the Wych. (McD)
Whats on offer this week?
As another preschool year starts we find out if Temp has finally taken up my suggestion of kids names on the forehead in magic marker,
Wych gives us his top tips on how to avoid going postal in a call centre with a composite bow and poison tipped arrows,
I’ll be outlining my plan to introduce a hallucinogenic into the Blizzard head office drinking water and get the expansion name changed to Wembli of Draenor.
Tempeste apologises more times than she has in the history of this podcast.
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Lets get into the news..
News, Observations, Opinion & Discussion topics:
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Blizzard store re-opens
After a couple of months on hiatus, the Blizzard online store has re-opened its doors as Blizzard Gear. Not to be confused with the digital-onlyBattle.net Shop, the Blizzard Gear store is where you’ll find the usual assortment of shirts, posters, plushies, and other Blizzard memorabilia. There’s also a new section titled Caverns of Time which sells leftover items from past BlizzCons. Perhaps most relevant toWoW players is the ability to get your hands on a physical authenticator once again, which is available in a few different flavors. According to their shipping page, they will ship most of their products to a number of countries outside of the United States.
You can visit the Blizzard Gear store here.
*I want a Hearthstone T-shirt, they sold out crazy fast at Blizzcon.
World of Warcraft: Azeroth by the Numbers
Fun Facts: 52% Alliance Vs 47% Horde – 1% undecided!
The discovery of Pandaria added 11M Pandas to the Azeroth census
Battle pet level cap will remain 25 in Warlords
While Warlords of Draenor is set to include ten levels worth of new content for players, Senior Game Designer Jonathan LeCraft confirms that the level cap for battle pets will remain at 25.
Warlords of Draenor ui changes
updating the quest UIto make it easier to know where to go and what to do.
will now be organized to show which quests fall into main-story-arc quests and which are side quests
there may still be some surprises along the way, and not everything will be listed
number of improvements & features to remove some of the clutter.
Quest items will no longer occupy space in your inventory, and will instead be moved to the Quest UI.
Sortable Bags: Items you collect or earn will instead go into the bag you designate for those items.
Bags can be designated for particular types of items such as armor, consumables, gray items, etc.
borders of item icons will be colored toindicate item quality, and gray items (that can be safely sold to a vendor) will have a gold coin icon.
Craft or enchant directly from materials in your bank.
no need to withdraw the materials, craft or enchant the item, and then deposit the materials back at the bank.
Heirlooms and toy items will now reside in the Collectionssystem,
the item will be accessible by all characters on the account.
items that have not been unlocked will show information on how the item can be obtained.
Heirlooms now truly cross-realm and account-bound.
Toy Box will store your toys and fun items without clogging inventory space.
Warlords of Draenor: More Garrison tidbits from Mumper
Over the weekend, Lead Content Designer Cory “Mumper” Stockton tweeted several exciting tidbits about Warlords’ much-anticipated Garrisons feature. Wowhead rounds up the key tweets, which cover things like the focus of Garrisons, and some exciting hints at buildings.
When we were talking last week about things that make your Garrison feel like home, one thing that cropped up was ways to show off achievements past. Mumper mentions that there will be Monuments that players can place, earned from achievements. However he does go on to clarify that Garrisons are not about placing furniture and decorating.
Most exciting, though, he talks about one building, a Mage Tower spec called City Portals that opens ports to every major city. It seems from his later tweets that the tower will not be mage-specific, but will need to be specced and upgraded like any other building to get the portal setup. His response to another tweet confirms that the plans will be from drops, quest rewards and vendors, again implying the buildings will be available to all.
What this means, it seems, is that Garrisons can really be a player’s home base, instead of having to call a major city home to access things like portals. Whether all the conveniences of a major city, such as a bank, an auction house, void storage and the like will be available in Garrisons remains to be seen. What’s more, the impact of Garrisons on city population will be interesting to observe, as a bustling capital is key to the feeling of activity.
I’d like to know whether, if the plan is to have all these things available via Garrisons, the devs intend to have city trade and general chat available there, too, for PuG formation and the like. Or, perhaps they are so confident in their group finder that they don’t see it being a problem.
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!
Pants On Head Guild.
We have had a few members return over the last week and its nice to see some old familiar faces back with us.
GREAT news for the alcoholics of out guild – my first thoughts were Berat and Zooe – I have no second thought as mentioned previously … but
So for my first apology, I just want to prepare you all … its going to be quite a shock … Wemb
Wemb: first night on Galakras last Monday. No Temp plus vent trouble meant a fairly chaotic night. but we settled in and made some decent progress from our first to last attempt. We need to tighten up protecting the npc bosses and avoid getting blown off the towers, esp our melee warrior dept.
We had our second night on Galakras last night and made some really good progress, we have the fight sorted, and if we get the timing right on the pull I think we have got this fight pretty well sorted.
Wemb: We were working on the same fight in flex on sat and getting further but a few of us had trouble coming to grips with the actual boss phase of the fight and what it means to stand in one line!
And now for my second apology and final one for tonight, apparently my gift of a pet to our good friend Grim, started him down the dark path of pet battling so … I’m sorry Grim!!
Wemb: Nice let’s rescue Bugger moment before flex on Saturday.
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Soundboard- Temp intro
Work- Work is crazy as ever, crazy parents, crazy kids but mostly lovely colleagues!
Home- Home is awesome as ever, although there were a lot of bush fires here on the weekend
Shoutouts? I would like to shout out to all of our wonderful guildies in Pants on Head. I was reflecting on our guild the other day and I have to say that our guilds are awesome, mature and respectful. We have had very few incidents in the entirety of our history and that is something pretty special. I appreciate you all, you make my job as Guild Master not only easy but also fun!
Sum up your week in a sentence: People be cray cray!
Soundboard- Wych intro
Shoutouts? Big thanks to those that filled in for me on the show & on raid
Soundboard- Wemb intro
This week I had the most bizarre meeting with a superior that I have had in 20 years of transport, including the time that Temp came to get my pay once and could hear me shouting at my boss in the next room, with the secretary saying “he’s been doing that for nearly an hour”
super long weekend
shout to my awesome raid leader for taking on “the man” and getting me some sweet 553 gloves
Sum up your week in a sentence: if I don’t put my boss through the wood chipper in the next two days I’m sure it will all blow over
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Until next time, I’m Wembli