Episode 75: "Win a Beta Key Part 2: Electric Boogaloo"

Episode 75: "Win a Beta Key Part 2: Electric Boogaloo"

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!

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Episode70: "Transmogging Pets of Draenor"

Episode70: "Transmogging Pets of Draenor"

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?

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Episode 68: "Going in Blind"

Episode 68: "Going in Blind"

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!

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Episode 67: "Raiding in Draenor"

Whoa, Nelly! Quite the bombshell in the latest Developer Watercooler post from Blizzard (and WoWHead has a nice summary here)! 

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!

Episode 66: "No Flight for Joo!"

Episode 66: "No Flight for Joo!"

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!

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Episode 65: "Win a WoD Beta Key! or Squirrel!"

Episode 65: "Win a WoD Beta Key! or Squirrel!"

Exciting announcement!

Win a Warlords of Draenor beta key! For reals! We tell you how inside the episode!

PLUS! 

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!

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Episode 63: "Save Your Gold!"

Episode 63: "Save Your Gold!"

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.

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Episode 62: "The Long Stretch"

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.