Horde for Life - A World of Warcraft MMO Video Games Podcast

Episode 90

500 Down 500 to Go!

Lots of varied discussions tonight... from our ongoing Crusade debates and the longevity of the MMO as a genre to engine timing belts and the (lack of) science in the movie Independence Day! Fear not, lots of great Warcraft discussion too but this one was about as diverse (and fun) as they get.

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 1:11pm CST

Episode 89

Prelude to a Crusade

Second choice for show name was 1,000 hot dog recipes but I digress. Episode 89 focuses on THE news of the week, Greg Street's departure from Blizzard. We get into the how and why and impacts of such a change. Will this mean that World PvP can be brought out of it's six year coma? We also detail all the potential crusade options for us and we want YOU to vote in our poll at hordeforlife.com!

All this plus some really great emails leading to fun discussions on the item squish, hit removal, classic raid finder, offline LFR queuing and so much more. Almost 3 hours worth of discussion, so enjoy and do not forget to vote, make your voice heard!

 

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 1:33pm CST

Episode 88

WOD Deep Dive

With over a week to consume and digest the Warcraft expansion news coming out of Blizzcon, we take a full two and one half hours to cover all facets of the expansion, the good, the bad and the WTF! while also providing our own unique commentary.

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 12:12pm CST

Episode 87

Blizzcon Special

Amid floundering numbers, flagging subscriptions, stale content, tired mechanics and dated visuals, Blizzard steps up to the plate at this years Blizzcon 2013 and in classic Babe Ruth fashion they pointed to the stands. Did they hit an MMO grand slam?

We ask the question and cover all the essentials in this special one hour show you wont want to miss.

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 1:40pm CST

Episode 86

Stormy Blue Skies

With such an enormous response to our Blue Sky segment discussion from episode 85, we had to continue the discussion. However this week we let you the listener chime in as get an ear full of comments, opinions, speculations and questions. Hats off to our listeners this week as the feedback shows not only great passion but also incredible knowledge of the game.

But the entirety of our two and one half hour show is not expansion talk. The podcast starts with further discussion on connected realms and perhaps an alternative reason for the deployment of the technology. We also have our MMO six pack where we each list at least two "things" gone from Warcraft that we wish would come back!

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 8:05pm CST

Episode 85

The Last Expansion?

In what was one of the most enjoyable episodes we have done in a while, Kristine, Rich and Dustin cover a wide range of interesting and controversial topics.

We start off with what is easily the longest discussion of our weeks ever as served as an omen of things to come. From having fun with some truly confusion developer comments, clear signs of the daily grind being taken behind the barn and shot to discusion on the slow but comfortable descent of WoW, this all leads to one of our best Blue Sky discussions in quite some time.

Could the next expansion be the last?

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 1:18pm CST

Episode 84

Epic Times on the Timeless Isle

We have a jam packed 2 hour show tonight covering all manner of 5.4 goodness which includes asking if the Timeless Isle is making the game too easy. We also field your questions, talk about Wildstar's housing model and how awesome that would be in Warcraft and rapid fire comment on the remaining Blizzard developer comments which leads to some fun discussion.

Dustin and Kristine are making up for Rich's time in Grand Theft Auto 5 but Rich makes it clear that Los Santos is not as pretty as Azeroth, but has more guns!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:34pm CST

Episode 83

Time to Die Garrosh!

Join us for our patch 5.4 launch day discussion! Not only will we cover all the major features of 5.4 but we detail and dissect the best developer comments and highlights from Blizzard’s most recent developer interviews across the World of Warcraft. From Diablo style loot to game play in housing and PvP changes, there is a lot going on in this two and one half hour episode.

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 11:55am CST

Episode 82

Time Lost Proto-Podcast

So yes this podcast is about 3 weeks late... but lucky for us, HFL has some timeless discussion this episode as we talk about alternative Titan "wants" as well as an eye opening conversation on just how deeply rooted Warcraft is in many of our lives! All this plus a fun MMO six pack and Rich shares his steam backlog for some fun additional gaming talk.

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 12:08pm CST

Horde for Life # 81 - A World of Warcraft MMO Games Podcast

Episode 81

Player Feedback Show!

Tonight we clear out our backlog of emails and produce a full player feedback show. Subjects ranging from the in game store to flex raiding and PvP!

Your emails, our comments, lots of the fun and the whole crew is back!

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 10:00am CST

Special Developer Episode

We had the great pleasure to speak with Blizzard Technical Director for your World of Warcraft, Marco Koegler! In this interview we touched a range of 5.4 topics as well as a few off we are certain you will not hear anywhere else. Sit back and listen as you learn some behind the scenes origin stories on Cross Realm Zones and Connected Realms, the prospect of Blizzard selling gold to its players, great naval battles and why Warcraft is one of the few games you could actually play on a deserted island (assuming you had electricity and a SAT connection!).

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 9:30pm CST

Episode 80

"WoW A Titanic Prediction"

What a fun show we had this week. Rich's error in double booking guests actually worked out really well as Josh James and Ben Novak joined Rich and Dustin to talk about one of the single most controversial and perhaps landscape changing new items in sometime is announced by Blizzard.

Yes we speak of the in game store and if our poll at hordeforlife.com, twitter and the myriad of forums are any indication, we have just started having this conversation. Tell us your thoughts as we have some lively debate and speculation on what the store means for the game, the industry and the fanbase. Listen in as we inject our Blue Sky formula into this hot topic by talking about what could be and making both a case for and against the this real money tranaction system.

Oh and then there was this little... OK huge prediction; Rich seems to think he is rock solid 100 percent certain what Titan is, will be and how it impacts the World of Warcraft. You do not want to miss this if only to flame him if he is wrong. But you will definitely want to say you heard it first hand if he is right.

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 5:33pm CST

Episode 79

"Server Freedom"

It is only fitting on our Independence Day edition of the Horde for Life podcast that we dive deep into the roots of our show with an in depth Blue Sky discussion on server ecologies, player interactions and server pride! That is not to say we did not have some other great discussions as our audience took down paths that included death metal, nascar (again!) and our favorite cartoon characters for Warchief.

All this plus more of your feedback, and a much needed Food for the Gods. We hope you enjoy!

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 4:20pm CST

Episode 78

"Its All About the Numbers"

Welcome to episode 78 of the show! Tika returns from her extended vacation to share tales of travel and the Darkspear rebellion! After sharing our weeks which include abandoned farms, PvP adventures and internet usage caps we jump into a lively discussion on Blizzard's plans to "fuse" specific realms as a fix for the low population problem. Their numbers are low but does everyone share the opinion that there is a problem? And is this the best way to address it for the player or for is it all about the numbers? We ask you with a poll on hordeforlife.com.

Other discussion includes the introduction of proving grounds as an upgrade to training dummies, Blizzard expansion logic, PvP battlegroup advice (snicker), classic servers and we are asked if LFR hurts normal and heroic raiding.

All this plus more of your feedback, an MMO 3 pack... thats right 3 (but it turns into 6+) and a Food for the Gods. We clock in at two and one half hours... we hope you enjoy!

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 6:38am CST

Episode 77

"Dynamic Raiding and Death Metal"

Ron Loupe joins the HFL crew as we cover a range of topics from organized PvP and free to play models to death metal and Nascar! But the big news discussion surrounds flexible raiding coming to the game and what that means to the future of 10 and 25 man static raids.

All this plus some great listener feedback and both an MMO six pack and a Food for the Gods!

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 9:03am CST

Episode 76

"World of Warcraft Part Deux?"

We make it a point to not let the Titan news dominate the show. We cover the info, tell you why its not a big deal and more importantly, why the delays are good for WoW. Then we cover a wide range of topics from lore to PvP, PvE and even some Death Metal! All this plus some really great emails.

We end the show with a fun MMO six pack, detailing those mechanics dead and buried from WoW... that we were glad to see go.

We had fun, you will too.

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 12:44pm CST

Episode 75

"Six Day Sabbatical"

It was not unexpected that this week the HFL crew would be subject to some backlash from not only detailing the cause and effect of Blizzard's Q1 numbers but also from 2/3 of our crew taking a small break from the game. Our listeners are passionate and that certainly came through this week. After we licked our wounds, we also had some great discussions on the 5.3 patch launch, the inevitable dethroning of Garrosh and Trolls lack of footwear.

We had fun, you will too.

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 1:35pm CST

Episode 74

"Brass Knuckles and a Goalie Mask"

The Horde for Life start the show discussing the wildly varying activity levels of our hosts but eventually settle into some lively discourse over the recent Activision Blizzard Q1 numbers with an HFL spin. Instead of just reporting the news, we take the Blue Sky approach to speculate on the HOW and WHY before going deep into the WHAT giving our opinions and ideas to bring back the lost subs.

All these plus 5.3 patch news, developer comments and your emails!

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 8:39am CST

Episode 73

"And a Druid Makes Three"

While we did not make it official until AFTER the show, Kristine aka Tika has agreed to join Rich and Dustin as the third chair of our podcast. We also recorded this episode the day before Activision's announcement of 1.3 million sub losses in the first quarter. We will address this next week but still plenty to talk about including some pros and cons of a tri spec, developer comments and some great feedback on CRZ and PvP.

And would you believe we have not one, not two but three Food for the Gods suggestions? All this plus our 5.3 patch predictions and a great blue sky discussion on what MOP might be missing and what the next expansion might deliver!

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 7:08pm CST

Episode 72

"Party at Lions Pride Inn"

Well this week started off with a bang in Goldshire (no pun attended). But we eventually get on track and cover a wide range of topics starting off with our awesome listener base and their commitment to help us provide veteran class discussions. We discuss this weeks two new polls asking what is your favorite raid of all time and one the more controversial side, if your podcast intro is too long.

Tons of audience feedback, 5.3 info, developer comments and a discussion on why "instant levels" in Warcraft might be a bad idea.

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 8:53am CST

Episode 71

"A Druid Among Us"

We were very happy to have Kristine aka Tika the Druid join Dustin and Rich to class up the show for a few hours. We cover a wide range of topics including more discussion of the resilience changes, debate the need for a daily quest cap, datamined 5.3 information and developers comments on the need for trash mobs.

In our blue sky segment we talk the solo aspects of an MMO and how this may look in the future. All this plus your feedback and our Food for the Gods.

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 7:58am CST

Episode 70

"Better Late Than Never"

Resilience is Dead... sorta. OK not dead but Blizzard has taken the single best step towards breaking down the artifical barriers that separate the PvE and PvP worlds with the impactful changes coming to resilience. We drill down into the details and tell you why everyone will praise this change eventually.

But that is not all for this jam packed show. Dustin takes us into deep discussion on the daily grind and our blue sky section originates from a great email we received on re-purposing old dead servers. All this plus Hearthstone details and more content than should be possible in a two hour show.

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 3:10pm CST

Episode 69

"Brill is NOT Goldshire"

What a fun show to record this week. Not only did we cover many developer topics such as cross realm zones, battlegrounds, housing and the breaking of unlucky streaks but we also discuss our polling data from hordeforlife.com that lets your voice be heard. We also received some great player feedback including a horde rebuttal response from last weeks "pro alliance" listener and some love for PvP and the old Alterac Valley.

After the break we come back go long on some blue sky discussion where we ask; is there a viable way to make further use of classic content while our alts go through the leveling grind? We think so! We close out the show with an Alliance versus Horde MMO Six Pack where Dustin and Rich explain to you the top six reasons why they are Alliance or Horde... for Life!

So sit back and enjoy the well over 2 hours of Warcraft discussion.

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 9:13am CST

Episode 68

"Alliance! Alliance! Alliance!"

Ron Loupe joins us this week as we once again abandon any hope of a less than 2+ hour show! But a good time was had as we discussed more about patch 5.2, plenty of developer comments, housing, PvP and so much more including Rich being challenged on currency and the Horde being called dirty?!

All this lively discussion plus an EGO Networks announcement, a Food for the Gods from Apsana of the Darkmoon Herald and a fun discussion on our favorite class and specs in the MMO 6 pack.

Step inside Horde and Alliance alike and lets talk Warcraft!

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 9:21am CST

Episode 67

"Thunderstuck"

Yes the episode title is cliche, but it is late and we wanted to get this episode out to you before the Tuesday 5.2 downtime. The good news is we go way long (again) and eclipse the two and one half hour mark of Warcraft goodness. From discussions and details on the 5.2 patch to Rich's trip to the other side of the tracks, episode 67 has something for everyone.

PvP talk, transmog, lore, cross realm zones, currency talk, player housing and GASP even some class discussions all make an appearance rounded out with a fun MMO six pack, a simple Food for the Gods and of course all your friendly (and not so friendly) feedback.

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 11:26pm CST

Episode 66

"A Darkmoon Fair Foursome"

We break out the ride tickets as Kevin and Apsana from the Darkmoon Fair join us to discuss all matter of Warcraft topics. From the Cross Realm Zone debate, to casting the Warcraft movie we cover as much as most shows before the break. The Transmog Spotlight takes us down the Druid path with Val Kilmer and the Thunderheart set!

For Blue Sky it is time to make a case for a single currency as we debate and speculate the Pros and Cons.

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 4:08pm CST

Episode 65

"Deja Vue and Deadlines"

It was a week of trials and tribulations as the HFL crew were forced to put in double time to get this episode out to you. Along with some great feedback from our listeners, we also cover some developer comments, subscribers numbers, the soon to be infamous "raid wipe buff" and give you the Transmog goods on the Shaman Tier 3 set; Earthshatter! Alas we ran out of time as we had a deadline to meet and we not able to cover our PvP Blue Sky this week.

Enjoy the 90 minute show and we promise the Blue Sky talk returns next week!

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 4:32pm CST

Episode 64

"More Lore"

We are happy to welcome friend of the show Ron Loupe on this lore heavy episode. We highlight a Blue Sky lore mechanic that we believe will introduce lore to a whole new corps of players while giving lore veterans an ear to ear grin. When not talking lore we discuss some Blizzard developer comments surrounding PvP, mounted combat and player housing!

All this plus a new Food for the Gods, your feedback and the Transmog spotlight offers a treat for Warlocks!

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 9:50pm CST

Episode 63

"Plague Mask"

We have always regarded our audience of listeners as both intelligent and thought provoking and episode 63 does nothing to change that feeling. With exceptional feedback on everything from PvP stats and jail time to tier sets and mounted combat, we cover the gambit this week.

All this plus some discussion on 5.2 additions coming your way, a great listener submitted Food for the Gods and the debut of our newest segment The Transmog Spotlight where we introduce you to the Black Plague and a history lesson on a polarizing rogue tier set.

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 2:37pm CST

Episode 62

"I Stab at Thee with PvP"

Our plan to record a 90 minute podcast fails by an extra hour but our listeners benefit from another show nearing 3 hours in length! We cover the gambit from Ghostcrawlers flying mount controversy to some significant changes coming to PvP with the 5.2 patch. Additionally we dig down deep with discussions and reasoning for breaking down the walls that divide PvE and PvP, have a brand new Food for the Gods and go four better with an MMO 10 pack!

All this plus your feedback with includes a grammar lesson and a plea to add more blue sky to our show.

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 9:00pm CST

Episode 61

"230 Thousand Kittens"

Dustin emerges from a cage match with his ISP so that we can give you two hours of Warcraft love this week. OK it is really more like 90 minutes of Warcraft love coupled with 10-20 minutes of NFL football and Xbox talk (sorry!) But we do cover a lot of ground this week as we discuss what might have been with flying mounts, the new Troll models (complete with big feet and sexy striations), and more CRZ talk!

Additionally, we tell you why Vanilla servers are not coming anytime soon, your feedback and we want MORE corrupted blood!

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 1:19pm CST

Episode 60

"ISP PVP"

Not only do we talk about all that patch 5.2 promises to bring, but our listeners demand more PvP discussion. So not only do we cover more PvP topics than usual, but Dustin decided this week would be a good one to have his own contested zone battle with his ISP. But the magic of editing saves the day and we provide you with almost 2 hours of Warcraft talk fun. From the Thunder King and 5 mans to Farming and Housing, we pretty much cover it all this week.

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Category:MMO, Games -- posted at: 11:09am CST