In episode 131 the boys are joined by special guest Cinder to talk about rekindling that love that we had when we first wandered into Azeroth. It’s been many many years for most of us… Is the game still as magnificent and mysterious as we remember? You bet it is! It’s time to make Warcraft great again!
In this special episode the boys are joined by Blizzard Watch lore and warrior expert, Matthew Rossi. With Legion on the horizon, Rob and Darryl wanted to get caught up on all the ups and downs that we experienced during this last year in Warlords. So sit back, grab your favorite beverage, and listen in as Matthew gets us caught up with story in a way only he can deliver.
Do you ever just blindly hit accept on a quest and wonder what is really going on in that big crazy digital world of Azeroth? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Adding to the list of epic three-peat guests, the boys are joined once again by the queen of lore herself, Anne Stickney! We get caught up on everything Pandaria and dig into what is going on in Warlords. Rob gets sentimental about Garrosh and the gang dives into the important question…. Where the heck is Wrathion!?!? If you have a heart, this is an episode you don’t want to miss!
In this monumental episode the dummies are joined by not one, not two, but THREE amazing guests. Get yourself comfortable and prepare to enjoy the accents of podcasting’s royals as the cast from Girls Gone WoW discuss the challenges of picking a main character for the new expansion. From constipation to hardcore progression to boredom to just wanting to have some good old fun, no class is safe as shots are fired in all directions! Everyone has a good laugh when “Things I learned the hard way” quickly turns into a #warcraftshaming session.
In this episode the boys take another stroll down RP lane. Not sure how to get into it? That’s OK because we aren’t either! From the finer points of how not to be a jerk, to online resources, to addons, this show is packed full of RP goodness. We also learn that transmog is just a gateway to RP and Meatwhistle really does have a story to tell!
This week the Dummies are joined by podcasting royalty when Molsan stops by and gives the boys the low down on how to fill up their in game wallets. With Warlords (FINALLY!) on the horizon, everyone wants to make sure that their stable of alts is well funded and ready to go. Molsan keeps it real and even flips the tables on the boys with some interview questions of his own. With the wealth of knowledge packed into this one, there should be a fee for this episode!
As we anxiously await the drop of Warlords of Draenor, the Dummies know that people are looking for things to do in the meantime. Rather than refreshing your inbox in hopes of that elusive beta key, why not try something a little more… challenging! In this episode the boys are joined by Challenge Mode extraordinaire Thunderspank! Having multiple gold victories with several classes across all 3 roles, Thunder gives us the dirty details on what you need to know to win that mount and finally get your CM transmog gear! If you’re ready to show off that badge of honor, this is an episode you do not want to miss.
This week it’s all about the PVP with Dae and Jabcup from Dots, Hots, & Grave Plots. They teach Hend and Rob all about battlegraounds, from the actual rules, how to win, and a few advanced tips & tricks. Got your guild banner? Despite what they may have said about PVP in the past, Hend and Rob cannot deny that their PVPness is out in the open now!
The boys are joined once again by binary royalty, Zoopercat of Ask Mr. Robot! Hit and expertise are officially going away, but that doesn’t mean Mr. Robot is. With brand new features like gear scoring metrics, upgrade recommendations and combat logs you will have just as much reason to Ask as you did before!
In this heal-centric episode, the boys are joined by world ranked healer Stormieh! In this look back at the evolution of healing through Pandaria, we learn about what it was like to go from heroic progression to boredom. What does really have in store? And Stormieh reveals what may just be the craziest advanced trick we have heard on this show… EVAR!
It’s time for HUNTER TALK!!! The boys are joined in this episode but 9 year, loyal hunter and fellow Catalyst Gaming Media friend, Quori!!! In one of the most requested class guides to date, we discuss how to pew pew your way to greatness. Whether you bring your sporebat, your wolf, or the legendary Broken Tooth, this is one episode you do not want to miss!
In this triumphant return the boys welcome Windwalker extraordinaire, Rotund! We get all the latest and greatest on the most punchy and kicky dps spec in game. Rotund helps clear the air on the great haste vs mastery debate and gives us some tips on how to take your fists of fury to the next level. Kym had a brand new Crowd Control and of course everyone had an tale for “Things I learned the hard way.” Please do enjoy episode 65!
You know that one healer that just steals ALL THE HEALS? The one that you hate but it’s because you are kind of jealous… Despite all the technical difficulties, Vero stayed for the long haul tonight to set the record straight on all things disc. It’s more than just smite to win and in episode 64 we learn exactly what it takes to make all the other healers go lay down for a nap.
“ENHANCEMENT IS AWESOME! Everything is cool when you’re spreading your flames!” Once again it’s time to fix Hend and who better to set the record straight than the Enhancement Shayman stormlashing soloist survivor… Serenity Saz! You better grab a pen and notepad because we dig into all the details of this face melting melee spec. From the basics of stat priorities to the talent tree to spell rotation, this is an episode you do not want to miss! Can Saz finally make Hend understand the majesty and glory of Ascendance?!?! Sit back and enjoy episode 63 to find out!
Remember that time when Anne Stickney came on the show and it was so awesome?! Yeah, well she did it again! This time we look at wrapping up Mists of Pandaria and what you need to know going into Warlords of Draenor. Was Garrosh actually corrupt? Is Jaina going to snap and be the next villain? What the heck is Wrathion up to? This is another lore-tastic episode you don’t want to miss!
Are you looking to take your game to the next level? Then you won’t want to miss episode 61 where the boys are joined by the world ranked, raid leader of Blood Legion, the one and only Riggnaros! From progression raiding to guild roster and alts to UI to mythic raiding, Riggnaros weighs in on what you should know to up your game! He even has his own contribution for “Things I learned the hard way”.
In this long awaited episode the boys are joined by good friend and heroic progression resto Shaman, Darni! It’s high time for Hend to learn a thing or two about his own main class. From stats to talents to that one buff that does that one thing, we dig deep into the Shaman toolbox and learn how to make those most of those totems! We announce the winner of the favorite macro as well as reveal a NEW contest! Sit back and enjoy episode 60!
In this episode the boys dig deep into the encyclopedia of all things Holy Paladin with very special guest, Megacode! You better have a notepad handy because the amount of information dropped during this session is nothing short of MEGA-EPIC! Mega helps to clear the air about stats, talents, and glyphs and gives tons of in depth information on how to maximize your game and use the light to its fullest. And if that wasn’t enough, we celebrate the return of our favorite swoon worthy Scot for a Pally-centric segment of Crowd Control! This is definitely a HANDS ON episode that you don’t want to miss!
In this episode the boys are joined by Mistweaver extraordinaire, Tzufit! A lot has changed for the mighty monk healers throughout this expansion and it’s time to clear the air about everything from stat priorities to talents and glyphs and whether or not Fistweaving is really mandatory. The boys also announce a new contest that you won’t wanna miss… So sit back and enjoy episode 58!
Do you ever see someone sprint past you at lightning speed? Or bail off the side of a cliff only to sprout wings and glide off into the sunset? Do you wanna be everyone’s best friend as YOU get all the glory for dropping a Jeeves in the middle of that LFR? Come and enjoy this episode with special guest Moogyver as we discuss the magic of everyone’s favorite profession… Engineering! Even Hend learns a thing or two about his own main toon’s profession and Rob just sits back in jealousy.
We want to extend a special congratulations and lots of Hendlove to Kym and Andy as they have finally welcomed their new addition into their home.
And now for something completely similar… The boys have invited Ceraphus and Xia to discuss the dummies involvement with Catalyst Gaming Media. What is it? Why should you be excited about it? Listen in and find out exactly what the buzz is all about!!! And if you’re lucky maybe Xia will talk extra fancy for you!
Episode 55 was long overdue and Rob can hardly contain himself as the boys get all the must have info about Blizzard’s latest addition to the tanking table… It’s Brewmasters with special guest Sunnier! We discuss how awesome it is kicking mobs in the face and just how important it is to shuffle. And if you haven’t gotten your legendary cloak by now, we strongly recommend that you go and get one… better yet, get TWO!
These macros come courtesy of Sunnier, as well as the descriptions for them. Enjoy.
This macro targets yourself with Chi Wave, guaranteeing that Chi Wave will heal you on its first bounce. That’s pretty important if you want Chi Wave to be useful while tanking. Just in case you want to start the Chi Wave bounce on someone other than yourself, use it with the ctrl modifier.
/use [nomod, @player] Chi Wave
/use [mod:ctrl] Chi Wave
This macro puts all your taunt functionality on the same button. Without modifiers, it simply taunts your target. With shift, it targets and taunts off your Ox Statue, which is an AoE taunt. With ctrl, it casts Leer of the Ox (assuming you have it glyphed), which taunts some mobs onto your statue.
/cast [nomod] Provoke
/target [mod:shift] Black Ox Statue;
/cast [mod:shift] Provoke
/cast [mod:ctrl] Leer of the Ox
Use this macro to bind world markers to your keys. To change between the various colors, simply change the last digit in the macro on the second line to the corresponding number in the table below! Thanks and hendlove to Pudkud for sending this in!
Welcome back to a brand new episode! Despite fighting some technical difficulties and audio gnomes, the boys have a great conversation with Skolnick about the hidden gems of this wonderful World of Warcraft. Come and get a special dose of Frog Justice and learn some of WoWs hidden locations and best kept secrets!
In what turned out to be our longest show to date, Amijade teaches Hend and Rob how to play both Affliction and Demonology warlocks. If you are even thinking of rolling a warlock, this is a must listen! We even find out just how long Hendlove lasts. As if that wasn’t enough, we have even included almost 12 minutes of bonus material not heard on the live show! So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show. You’ll be glad you did!
We are joined by Tikari who gives us the rundown on everyone’s favorite stealth class, the Rogue. With a brief overview of all 3 specs and some more in-depth discussion on Assassination, you’ll be turning tricks… of the trade in no time! We’ve also got a new Crowd Control segment! Enjoy!
After another unplanned and unexpected vacation the boys celebrate their return with another repeat guest, Anna! This episode is packed full of tips and tricks for the Timeless Isle if you want to spend less time on the Isle. You don’t have to learn things the hard way as the crew discusses loot, upgrades, achievements and some secrets you don’t want to miss. So hop into your Noodle Cart and /dance your way to a good time!
A special thanks to Wowmartiean for his hard work on this video that shows you each and every one of the treasure chest locations! http://youtu.be/nK6n2XizIwM
With 5.4 just around the corner, we know everyone is scrambling to get their raid teams organized and back on track. Fortunately, you can tell your tanks to get their act together and check out this tanktastic episode where special guests Ceraphus and Epicinsanity cover everything you need to know about Blood Death Knight tanking. You definitely won’t want to miss an amazing surprise jam as Epic himself just can’t get enough of Hend love babe!
With 5.4 just around the corner, what better time to talk about the new location to find all the awesome new radness! And what better special guest to bring back than the king of youtube and rare guides himself, Wowmartiean. Get the latest info on what to expect when the new patch drops for rares, achievements, and those precious shiny purples!
The Dummies are joined by PvP royalty, Kym Scally! Listen in as Hend talks about life outside of the game, Rob finally hits his personal goal of having a level 90 of each class, and Kym announces her Crowd Control segment becoming a full blown show! This show almost gets derailed when Rob decides to turn on the live stream and has no idea what is going on… Learn more about 5.4 PvP changes and exactly what it takes to make your guests comfortable. You don’t want to miss this episode!
Hathorr from The Low Pop WoW Podcast joins us today to talk about life on a low population server and running a guild in that environment. Hathorr provides some great tips on keeping a guild progression focused, while ensuring members of all skill levels, time commitments, and play styles feel welcome and included in guild activities. Guild masters and members alike can all take something away from this episode to help make their guild experience an enjoyable one. When it’s all said and done, Hend and Rob come to realize that healthy, thriving guilds can exist anywhere and when it comes to servers, size truly does not matter! That’s what she said! Honest!
Hend and Rob get in touch with their feels in this episode when they are joined by Jules from the Tauren Think Tank and That TV Show podcasts. Listen in for some group therapy as they discuss how life in game is just as real as outside of it. Jules also answers a tough listener question when a player is left feeling abandoned and used. You won’t want to miss this one year anniversary show with a great surprise montage highlighting everything from episode 0 until now.
Hend and Rob have a rage filled discussion with WoW Insiders very own legendary warrior, Matthew Rossi. This episode goes completely off the rails with everything from a Fury Warrior “how to” talk, to what jerks those Alliance folks are! Making up for missing last week, this show is the longest episode to date. Jam packed from start to finish with bearded goodness, you won’t want to miss a minute of this one.
The Dummies welcome back Kevin from the Darkmoon Herald for another round of Shaman talk. This time the tables are turned when Hend offers his own Shaman, who has been Enhancement since Vanilla, to try his hand at one of the most fun and awesome looking caster classes in game, Elemental! The audio gnomes tried their best to wreck this episode but Hend (fortunately) didn’t have his Thunderstorm glyphed and he was able to knock them back with ease.
This week Rob and Hend dig into the face melting goodness of a holy healer gone bad, the Shadow Priest! Fellow Deathwing bro, Daniel, gives us the ins and outs of how to manage your DoTs and take advantage of your insanity! As an added bonus, the guys get into some great discussion on making the most out of your UI. Rob and Hend even talk about trying ElvUI. And of course, what would the show be without a brand new Crowd Control segment from the one and only Kym Scally!
Hend and Rob finally return after a bit of a break with a brand new show! This episode is packed full of alt-o-holic goodness as we cover the ins and outs of playing alt toons… from gearing, to raiding, to beating seasonal lulls, there are more than enough reasons for everyone to try out something new! With a brand new Crowd Control segment from the one and only Kym, you won’t want to miss this one!
This week the boys discuss the nourishing side of heals with special guest Beru. Get the good, the bad, and the ugly of resto Druids as this episode covers everything from thunder stealing monks to learning to trust your HoTs. Also, episode 5 of Crowd Control features everyone’s favourite Scot answering some listener questions about capping your Conquest points and Paladin talent choices for PvP.
The boys decide at the last minute that any show is better than no show. Listen in to this week’s mini-cast as Hendlove is slowly turning into Warlock love and Rob pulls up his soapbox to rant about LFR and gearing alts. If that doesn’t quite do it for you, there is a brand new episode of Crowd Control from the lovely Kym as she highlights some BG tactics for Temple of Kotmogu and Silvershard Mines.
The Training Dummies have gone PVP! Yes, that’s right. Hend and Rob have finally put their big boy pants on and talked some PVP with Oliva Grace. Olivia lets us know the basics to get started plus she drops a few pro tips. All you need to know to turn your sorry PVE self into a PVP monstrosity to be feared by all! Well, maybe not, but it’s worth a listen. And if that’s not enough to make your swoon gland explode, we also have another edition of Crowd Control with Kym!