So many topics this episode! Learn how to pronounce Draenor! There's a guest host next week! Plus a NEW way to win one of 1,000 BETA keys—if you act today, the 27th! Plus mage news, Hearthstone news, pet news, and more.Read More
WE HAVE AN EXTRA WINNER! It turns out we had a third closed beta key to giveaway, so we gave three closed beta keys away! Meanwhile it was all news all the time this episode, with oodles of news about raids, contests, conventions, auctions, pets, predictions, and more!Read More
Ahoy! Who wants a closed beta key? Here's how: Post a picture of you on your favorite mount and we'll choose TWO winners randomly! Yay! Post them on 30minutecooldown.com, our Facebook page, or our Twitter page!
Meanwhile, we talked about the alpha/beta of course, some listener-inspired homework about Rogues (which will continue for a final report next episode!), the most-desired mount in all of WoW, and tons of other topics—quite a variety show! Join us!Read More
There is much and varied talk about a variety of topics this episode! There's the alpha, of course, plus feels, maths, pets, goals, busywork, picture posts, deeps, peens, and the second best event in World of Warcraft!Read More
A whole section of the alpha deleted! A brand new section added! And through it all, almost no changes to the mage a'tall! What's going on and what've we been doing about it? Find out in this rare episode that ends (almost) on time!Read More
Here are some pics from last night's alpha adventures!
Alpha! Eric was invited and played a bunch and has some observations on how combat works with the stat squish, what it's like to build the first building in a garrison and why you'll want to do it right away, compares level 1 with level 90 in the alpha, and tons and tonnes more!
Plus we cover some news items about the Guardian Cub and the tricycle!Read More
A good episode this week featuring some pet tips, our new favorite transmogrification sites, things to do during THE WAIT, and more!
A ton of links to share this episode, so let's get too 'em, eh?
- Favorite transmogrification site one: Transmog Fashion
- Favorite transmogrification site two: Transmog Ideas
- Outfit talked about during the podcast is here
- The creepy Medusoid Staff
- The Flamering Moth on the Timeless Isle
- We also talked about Blizzard's Crash Course videos
Katie got her legendary cloak—through means nefarious and sneaky! Hear how she did it and mayhaps you can learn from her exploits to secure one for yourself!
Plus, we discuss things we can all do until Warlords of Draenor releases.
AND we start ourselves on a quest to find the best transmogrification websites—do you have one that you like? Share it with us!
Katie reveals why she hates World of Warcraft now and forever and ever. Well…maybe not forever and ever—but she does have a major gripe and maybe you can help with it! Leave helpful suggestions at the 30 Minute Cooldown website or on Facebook.com/30minutecooldown.
Meanwhile, we chat briefly about things we can do while we wait for Warlords of Draenor and agree to come up with a handy helpful list for next episode! Also, we resolve to form a weekly group for achievement runs in forgotten dungeons and raids.
And more! Join us, won't you—and bring a friend!Read More
TL;DR version: Tier sets—and set bonuses—have been removed from Raid Finder (formerly LFR) raids altogether. This has lots of folks upset and we talk through the issue in this episode.
Also, we discuss the increasingly vocal objection to the fact that Draenor lacks strong female characters and heroes, and the marketing and story of Draenor, coupled with the chopper reality show, is making the expansion feel like a testosterone mid-life crisis.
Katie has a strong opinion on that matter—and it's probably not what you expect!
And we also discuss the (seemingly) concerted effort on the part of Blizzard to reduce the necessity of guilds in WoW—something we both find quite troubling.
Is there anything in Draenor that's exciting us so far? We discuss that, too!
This and other issues covered in this good episode!
We have a winner! Tune in to hear whether you won the drawing for the Warlords of Draenor beta key—and we do that at the beginning so you don't have to cheat and skip to the end somewhere to listen for your name because we're nice like that!
ALSO we discuss the explanation from Blizzard regarding their fly/no-fly policy that Bashiok posted here.
ANND Eric hatched upon a scheme to learn how to paladin again, regaining long long lost skills.
All this and more in episode 66!Read More
Win a Warlords of Draenor beta key! For reals! We tell you how inside the episode!
We talk about the latest Warlords of Draenor developments, what to do after you reach Exhausted with Shaohao, the differences between expansions and how/why that does/doesn't inspire us for Warlords of Draenor, and so much more—including details on that beta key!
Enjoy and tell a friend who'd also like to beta Warlords of Draenor!Read More
New mounts! We begin with a quick discussion about Hearthstone and, as is important in WoW, the Hearthsteed, before going into what we're doing in preparation for Warlords of Draenor.
Right now, that means saving up gold—based entirely on rumor and conjecture regarding requirements for garrisons in Warlords of Draenor, so we discuss gold-making techniques and using the Halfhill farm to maximum advantage.
Also, a brief discussion about the new character models, and the site we reference with pictures of the female dwarf may be found here.Read More
In this episode, we discuss the presumed long stretch of time between now and the release of Warlords of Draenor.
Then, Katie and Eric take the most scientific examination yet of Blizzard's release history and make official predictions for when Warlords of Draenor will be released for reals.
Plus, discussion of the new news about mounts in Warlords of Draenor and whether we should be flying at all.
Oh, there's only one thing on the menu this episode: Healing. Blizzard dropped a bomb via a Dev Watercooler post wherein they explain some major changes to healing coming in Warlords of Draenor. And by "major" we mean: major.
We go into it in detail in this episode, and Katie brings and interesting perspective to the situation that Eric hadn't thought of!Read More