This week on Raid Warning we cover the controversy around Paragon’s world first sinestra kill, blizzard being too tough on casual gamers, the functionality of WoW on a console, delicious holiday cupcakes, and we drink beer. We drink a lot of beer.

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This week on raid warning we drink something with the word “death” in the title (and it shows), plus we’re joined by Dustin from MMOMFG.com to kick around some wow stories and talk about everyone’s favorite subject – Hot Elf on Elf action. Throw on your space marine outfit and grab a beer… I swear the reference will make sense later in the show.

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This week on Raid Warning we’re joined by Lodur of WoW Insider Fame to talk the dirty business with dealing with bots, (or blizzard lawsuits for that matter), Getting sexy with the kinect, and weigh in on Ghostcrawler’s State of The Game address.
Grab a beer.

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Raid Warning introduces the scariest bedtime story ever. Oh yeah, we talk about Warcraft as well.

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This week… Seven figures out what it means to be famous, and Thespius learns what it means to drink a bottle of ipecac syrup. We’re a disgusting lot, and damned proud of it. Grab a beer and enjoy a little Warcraft with us.

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Intro Song:
Syndrome by Maniax Memori
http://www.myspace.com/maniaxmemori

Beer:
“Theobroma” by Dogfish Head

http://www.dogfish.com

ABV: 9%
Beer Advocate: B
Seven: C
Chile Beer

Theobroma, or “food of the gods,” is brewed with Aztec cocoa powder and cocoa nibs from Askinosie Chocolate, honey, ancho chilies, and annatto. The recipe is based on chemical analysis of pottery fragments found in Honduras, which scientists claim is the earliest known alcoholic chocolate drink.

NEWS:
4.0.3a Live on Servers.
Shit be in pieces.

Darkmoon Fair Goodies:
Making of Cataclysm Video Unlocked
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7Fq5gx2dmA&feature=player_embedded
and new music from Cataclysm
Call to Arms – Alliance
Drums of War – Horde

WoW Apps Hit Android Marketplace
http://www.techtree.com/India/News/World_of_Warcraft_Apps_Now_on_Android/551-113547-585.html
Battlenet Authenticator
WoW Tool: updated with statistics and information regarding the different weapon and character upgrades among other things. It also features a drop rate calculator and a PvP arena calculator that projects the time taken to reach a certain rank or procure your choice of gear.

Blizzard Launch Events Announced
http://news.bigdownload.com/2010/11/22/world-of-warcraft-cataclysm-official-launch-events-scheduled/
http://kotaku.com/5696401/california-is-the-best-place-to-buy-world-of-warcraft-cataclysm-first
The official US launch event will be held at Fry’s Electronics in Fountain Valley, California starting at 6 pm on December 6. Members of Blizzards will be attending and look for a dance contest and a concert from the Blizzard-based band The Artist Formerly Known As Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain. Other launch events will occur in Toronto, Taiwan and various European cities (London, Paris, Madrid, Stockholm, Rotterdam, and Moscow).

World of Warcraft: Curse of the Worgen miniseries comic in stores
http://www.ology.com/technology/world-warcraft-gets-shattering-update-and-worgen-comic
the first issue in a new 5 issue miniseries is out: World of Warcraft: Curse of the Worgen. Early reader comments are positive and you can pick up the issue online for $2.99 at the DC Comics site, Playstation comics site, or at an old-fashioned comic store.
IGN Comics: 7.5 http://comics.ign.com/articles/113/1135729p1.html

WoW Player Involved In Terrible Accident: The Swallowing of an Authenticator
http://kotaku.com/5693801/help-i-swallowed-my-world-of-warcraft-authenticator
http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=27744885827&pageNo=1&sid=1

Myndflame’s WoW spoof of the SC2 opening cinematic
http://www.gamesanswer.com/warcraft/starcraft-2-parody-in-world-of-warcraft-illegal-danish-3-prelude-side-by-side.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TlWKQGGV84&feature=player_embedded

Level Flow Map
http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/2091-Cataclysm-Professions-Level-Flow-Map-Darkmoon-Fortune-MMO-Report
Useful Map on MMO showing where to level

Youtube Video:
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS
Warlock Round Table: Lock and Awe Tuesday Dec 7th DELAYED
Saga of Girls Don’t Play WoW
Cynwise of Cynwise’s Battlefield Manual
Jagoex a Fan Favorite
Hydra of Almost Evil
Saresa of Destructive Reach
Optec of MMO-Champion
Warlocomotif of Elitist Jerks
Bluetorch of Arena Junkies
Jubeto of Paragon
Manni of Paragon
Fulguralis of Killing ‘em Slowly

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This week we’re back with a whole gaggle of weird WoW news stories and a brand new show segment. Yes, I did just use the word “gaggle”.

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Intro Song:
Don Diablo and Example – Hooligans (Spor Remix)

Beer:
“Jolly Roger Christmas Ale” by Maritime Pacific
http://maritimebrewery.ypguides.net/
ABV: 8%
Beer Advocate: B+
Winter Warmer

NEWS:
Phase 1 of Cataclysm Events Begin
Elementals Attack. (Earth, Fire, Air, Water)
Random Rifts or Time Based
Wowhead Map
Will the message board keep?

Combat Resurrection Overhaul
http://blue.mmo-champion.com/t/27607450688/updated-combat-resurrection-design/
Zarhym Blue Post: 1 Resurrection per 10 man raid boss encounter. 3 Resurrections per 25man raid boss encounter. Any combination of Rebirth and Soulstone. Devs are considering a functionality change for soulstone.

New World of Warcraft Community Site

  • New Forums
  • Game Guides
  • Lore Guides
  • News Updates
  • Community Section
    • comics
    • esports
    • fan art and wallpapers
    • screenshots

Sidenote: New Deathwing Wallpaper is the shit.
http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/downloads/wallpapers/wallpaper197.html

Heroics begin opening up on Test Servers (for a short amount of time)
Heroic Bastion of Twilight and Blackwing Descent
expect videos, walkthroughs, etc in the near future.

Cataclysm Vs Bejeweled 3
http://pc.ign.com/articles/113/1132476p1.html
Pretty funny comparison article with Cataclysm facing off against Bejeweled 3.
Fireflys? Seahorses?

Rated BGs go live on the Beta

We will be setting up a “play with the devs” focused test for Rated BG’s sometime next week.

Rated BGs FAQ
http://blue.mmo-champion.com/t/27607280587/rated-battlegrounds-faq/

  • Rated Battlegrounds are broken down into three brackets. 10v10, 15v15 and 25v25. These brackets rotate weekly and can be viewed in-game via the calendar by activating the battleground holiday filter.
  • Players must create a raid with the full number of players required for the current bracket before entering the queue.
  • Any level 85 player of your faction may participate in the battle (regardless of guild association).
  • When players win a battle, they are rewarded conquest points, up to their weekly cap. Weekly caps are individual for each player and are based on your highest single pvp rating from the previous week (the cap resets on Tuesdays). This rating can be derived from your 2v2, 3v3, 5v5 arena, or your rated battleground rating.
  • Players start at zero rated battleground rating and progress upward from there. Rating is only reduced after a lost battle when the player is above their internal matchmaking rating. For the most part, a rating only goes up.
  • Epic ground mounts will be rewarded at the end of each season to the top 0.5% of players. Titles are also available as you gain rating in the system. The titles are rewarded directly from achievements earned from gaining the required rating.
  • Winning a rated battleground with a team composed of 80% guild members will result in the additional benefit of guild experience gain for your guild. The UI will display a guild banner near the minimap that lets you know if you are eligible for guild achievements and experience.

Region Wide Battlegroup Matching
http://blue.mmo-champion.com/t/27497535489/region-wide-battlegroup-matching/
Over the next few weeks, Blizzard will be combining groups to decrease wait times for Battlegrounds and the Dungeon finder. Complete list here: http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/pvp/battlegrounds/battlegroups/

Kotaku: Conquer WoW with Tanks and Spearment
http://www.kotaku.com.au/2010/11/conquer-world-of-warcraft-with-tanks-and-spearmen/
Somebody over at Civ Fanatics has created the entire world of Azeroth (Complete with Maelstrom in the middle) into a Civ 5 map.

Blue Posts:
Leveling Speed in Beta
Devs feel it’s right where it needs to be in terms of how fast it goes with a mix of questing and dungeon running

AE Healing
Beta does not currently have the AE healing Nerfs on them, expect them in the next patch.

BREAK

WoW Shaman Manga Review
http://wow.joystiq.com/2010/11/04/manga-review-world-of-warcraft-shaman/
Anne Stickney over at WoW insider gives a positive review of the latest Warcraft: Shaman Manga by TokyoPop
The book brings back artist Rocio Zucchi, of Warcraft: Death Knight manga, and writer Paul Benjamin, whose other works include the StarCraft: Frontline series and Marvel Adventures.

Teen Confesses to Murder in WoW
http://kotaku.com/5676373/teen-confessed-murder-in-world-of-warcraft
This past March in British Columbia, two teenage boys — 16 and 18 — raped and killed 18-year-old Kimberly Proctor before mutilating and burning her body under a bridge. When it was over, the 16-year-old told a friend on World of Warcraft what they’d done.
The reason the teen picked WoW was because it was apparently something he could not say over MSN chat. The teen confessed to the murder and even sent newspaper links covering the crime. Not showing any remorse, he added that committing the brutal murder did not feel like he thought it would.

Red Shirt Guy Update:
http://artisanelitist.blogspot.com/2010/11/exodar-doublet-fellow.html
Imperative guild runs Red Shirt Guy through ICC25 to earn Invincible.

WoW TCG Organized Play Schedule Online
http://www.blizzplanet.com/blog/comments/world-of-warcraft-tcg-2011-organized-play-schedule

WoW Insider
Mike Sacco reviews the new Icecrown “starter box”. Mat, 6 boosters, plastic case, dividers. it’s on WoW insider website
NEW LINEUP
Raid Warning: Explicit (Lining Up Guests Marcko of JustMyTwoCopper.org, Miyari or Wowhead)
Raid Warning: Daily Grind – Should be kicking off this week
Raid Radio – Testing to begin this week, accepting DJ applications

Reviews:
5 Star Review from Kivas on iTunes
I was just recently turned on to this drunken mess you guys call a podcast and I fell in love instantly! Enlightening, informative, and enjoyable down to the last sip of backwash.

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Lock and Awe: A Warcraft Warlock Roundtable Event

December 7th, the Raid Warning crew will be joined by some of the biggest names in the Warlock Community. They will be answering your questions, comments, phonecalls, and emails while kicking back and having a few laughs.

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The brave souls appearing on this edition of Lock and Awe:

Saga of Girls Don’t Play WoW

Cynwise of Cynwise’s Battlefield Manual

Jagoex a Fan Favorite

Hydra of Almost Evil

Saresa of Destructive Reach

Optec of MMO-Champion

Warlocomotif of Elitist Jerks

Bluetorch of Arena Junkies

Jubeto of Paragon

Manni of Paragon

Fulguralis of Killing ‘em Slowly

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This week we get caught up on Blizzcon and the flurry of Blue Posts to hit the forums, Thespius’ cat gets its own segment, and Seven tries his best to keep his manly voice in check. Sorry, it’s just one of those shows again.

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Intro Song:
“MAD” by Hadouken

Beer:
“Bifrost” by Elsyian Brewing
www.elysianbrewing.com
ABV: 7.5%
Beer Advocate: B+
Winter Warmer… more of a dark ale

Salty – Island Brewing IPA

NEWS:
Blizzcon Recap
-dungeons being redone
Mara, Sunken Temple, Wailing Caverns, Uldaman

-login screen
-Worgen Cinematic
-Live show

Arena Season 9 Model Previews
http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/2052-Falstad-Wildhammer-is-back-Season-9-Models-Blue-Posts
Warriors look like badasses, hunters get an eyepatch, paladins get a slimmer waistline

Patch 4.0.3 on Test Realms
http://blue.mmo-champion.com/t/27497530621/test-realm-for-4-0-3-is-up/
wont be seen until 4.0.3a, but expect

Female Worgen Dance and Worgen Cinematic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYK0HCuLO2w&feature=player_embedded
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwlfJmuY1GI&feature=player_embedded

Blue Posts:
Survival Talents
While most pugs wont take survival talents, we feel most good raid leaders and guilds will use them.

Beta Raid Difficulty
Normal raids are currently too easy (with a few exceptions). You’ll likely be seeing substantial buffs across the board.

Raid Heroic Mode
You will have to complete the Normal mode of a raid dungeon once before you can switch to Heroic the next week.

Tanking Changes All Around
Nethaera Blue post: http://blue.mmo-champion.com/t/27397548532/upcoming-tanking-changes/
Tons of info for all classes

Deathy Freak Out
http://blue.mmo-champion.com/t/27508580855/deathy-acting-funky/
Blizzcon pet believes he’s Grunty the Murloc

Blizzcon Pre-Sale Delays
Shipping Nov 3

Deathwing Flyby:
Deathwing will randomly choose territories in Azeroth to attack each day until his ruinous reign is brought to an end. A blackened sky will be the only warning before every living creature caught in his approach is consumed by his terrible fire. The unfortunate victims of his malice will receive a rare Feat of Strength… as well as a repair bill and corpse run.

Outdoor Group Bosses In Cata
There are a COUPLE of these bosses in Cataclysm, but they’re not true outdoor raid bosses. They’re just much harder group bosses that drop heroic dungeon level items and specialty items. Have fun!

[...] these aren’t outdoor raid bosses. A good STRONG 5 player group should be able to handle these bosses, but you certainly have the option to make a raid and give it a shot as well. Good luck.

Cataclysm Raid Progression
Below is the basic progression map.

*Normal Dungeons/Crafting/Questing to get full set of 85 blues (non-heroic) to do Heroic dungeons.
*Heroic dungeons to get full set of 85 Heroic blues to do Normal mode raids.
*Normal raids to get full set of 85 epics (non-heroic) to do Heroic mode raids.
*Heroic Raids to get full set of 85 Heroic epics, which will presumably help a bit on Sinestra and the next tier (when released with patch 4.1.0)

*Badge vendors to help fill in gaps at all tier levels.

*No real gating to speak of for ship.

*Sinestra opens after Cho’gall is defeated on HEROIC mode. No timers or attempt limits, but she will pound you relentlessly. She has better than Heroic epic level gear (half a tier better).

New WoW Community Site Coming Soon
Forums will transition over
New site much like SC2 community site

NEW LINEUP
Raid Warning: Explicit
Raid Warning: Daily
Raid Warning: Unbalanced, Global Cooldown,
Raid Radio

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