Tag Archives: “World of Warcraft”

Episode 148 – Bring The Storm

Episode 148 is all about redemption as the boys are joined by special guest Wordup to discuss the mighty Enhancement Shaman! It may have some of the core feel of the old melee class you used to know but it’s a whole new game for the bad boys and girls of the maelstrom. After finally admitting his stance on his warlock, will Darryl renounce his new main for his old ghost wolf roots?

 

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https://twitter.com/von_wordup
https://wago.io/Vyo-gg-u-
http://www.wowhead.com/enhancement-shaman-guide

Episode 147 – Edge of Insanity

Episode 147 is chocked full of insanity as the boys are joined by Wowhead guide writer for all things shadow priest, DJ Riff! If you ever wondered if you could top the meters and kill yourself all at the same time, then come hang out for this very special episode.

 

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http://www.wowhead.com/shadow-priest-guide
https://twitter.com/djriff1428
https://www.twitch.tv/djriff
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CFJuisMHi7r9eytg7PKTD1E33e1rFHGc82W5VGGsz14/edit?usp=sharing

Episode 146 – Shields of Bud and Blown

In episode 146 the boys are joined by Llarold to talk about all things Blood DK! As the guide writer for Wowhead on the sons of liches, this episode covers everything from talents, to priority rotations, to the mysterious active mitigation. If you’ve ever wanted to play the original class that has “given up everything” then this episode is for you.

 

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https://twitter.com/wowatnight
https://twitter.com/Llar0ld

Episode 145 – Gift That Keeps On Giving

From archaeology to why Nomi keeps burning all of your food, to crying yourself to sleep at night because you spent all that time leveling your fishing artifact, special guest Dominia gives us all the dirty details on secondary professions and which ones you should avoid. It’s episode 145 of the Training Dummies!

 

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https://twitter.com/TheRealDominia

Episode 143 – Surprise Tip

In episode 143 the boys are joined by Molsan and Slainte to talk about the ins and outs of Blizzcon. This time the boys get past the obvious tips and have some real talk about what it means to be part of the community and how they plan on approaching the annual celebration.

 

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https://twitter.com/bitterandsalty/
https://twitter.com/SaltySlainte/
https://twitter.com/Molsan
http://bitterandsalty.com/

Episode 142 – Vengeance Is Mine

In episode 142 the boys are joined by Vengeance Demon Hunter champion, Munkky. As the guide writer for Icy Veins and Wowhead, Munkky is the perfect resource to help set things straight for Rob as he is still finding his way through stat priorities and which talents really are the best.

 

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http://www.icy-veins.com/wow/vengeance-demon-hunter-pve-tank-guide
http://www.wowhead.com/guides/classes/demon-hunter/vengeance/overview
Mardum – https://discord.gg/CtNnryx
The Fel Hammer – https://discord.gg/AAmtZj8
TankChat – https://discord.gg/7ncTW9q

Episode 141 – Running Of The Gnomes

In this extra special episode the boys are joined by The Running of the Gnomes founder and coordinator, Dravvie! With the big event just around the corner, Dravvie helps answer any questions that you might have in order to participate in the event or how you can donate to help fight breast cancer. Even small change can be a big deal.

 

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http://ccf.convio.net/site/TR?px=3100212&fr_id=1580&pg=personal

https://twitter.com/Dravvie

Episode 139 – Like Kittens On The Highway

In episode 139 the boys are joined by their very own Tech Support Tauren™, Krhainos. If you have ever been frustrated with lag or wonder what all this talk about DDOS attacks really mean, then this technical talk is just for you.

 

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https://twitter.com/krhainos

The thing I was going to say about wireless routers but forgot:
When you purchase a new wireless access point or router, it might use a newer wireless technology than the devices you already have.

Sometimes you can only benefit from what the newer technology brings if your device uses that new standard too.

Another SSD fear that turned out to be myth:
SSDs were also rumored to have a shorter lives than spindle drives because flash memory have a limited number times it can be written. It was theorized that you could “use up” those writes quicker than the natural lifespan of a spindle drive.

These days, SSDs can have their full capacity written continuously for many years before before they can’t be written to anymore.

Bits vs. bytes:
Bits are expressed in a lower case b (ex. Gb = Gigabit), and bytes are expressed in a capital B (ex. KB = Kilobytes).

If you’re downloading from Steam at 1MB/s (1 megabyte per second), your service is likely at least 8Mb/s (8 megabit per second).

Links to stuff if you want to dive deeper.
On bandwidth use:
(these are just graphs produced from my router)
https://help.twitch.tv/customer/en/portal/articles/1262922-open-broadcaster-software#Encoder
Settings
http://krhainos.tk/status_rrd_graph_img.png
http://krhainos.tk/status_rrd_graph_img.php.png
The light blue and green represent voice traffic and WoW. In the first picture, you can see the sudden rise in bandwidth use around 23:00 when we start raiding, and you can almost even identify each boss fight with each plateau. In the second image, there’s a different pattern near 23:00 and that’s because we blitzed through Throne of Thunder, which was more of a continuous slaughter than the bursty activity in “real” raiding.

On latency/jitter:
http://www.speedtest.net/articles/what-is-ping-what-is-latency/
http://www.speedtest.net/articles/what-is-jitter/
http://royal.pingdom.com/2007/06/01/theoretical-vs-real-world-speed-limit-of-ping/
https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/7648
http://us.battle.net/forums/en/wow/topic/2065776684

Can you beat Usain Bolt out of the blocks?
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/13/sports/olympics/can-you-beat-usain-bolt-out-of-the-blocks.html?_r=0
Was your reaction time faster than how quick AT&T can send data from New York to Seattle?
https://ipnetwork.bgtmo.ip.att.net/pws/network_delay.html

On DDoS attacks:
https://www.ddosbootcamp.com/
https://blog.buttflare.com/65gbps-ddos-no-problem/

On password security:
http://rumkin.com/tools/password/passchk.php
Disclaimer : You probably shouldn’t just trust any website with your real password. It probably isn’t a good idea to enter your real password here.

Tools:
http://us-looking-glass.battle.net/
http://www.speedtest.net
http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest

To run a continuous ping:
1) Open your Start menu, type in “cmd” and press enter. This should open a Command Prompt.
2) Enter the following:
ping -t [host]

where [host] is an IP address listed by Blizzard or, your router’s IP address, etc.
Not all hosts will respond to ICMP echo requests.

Episode 138 – I’d Mana Tap That

In episode 138 the boys are joined by Destruction Warlock champion Brusalk. With raiding just around the corner, Darryl realized that the best time to get his demons and dots sorted out is before the wiping begins. Come hang out as Brusalk reviews everything you need to know to bring your own rain of destruction!

 

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https://twitter.com/brusalk
http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/2058233-Legion-Brusalk-s-Destro-Guide

Episode 137 – Not Garrisons 3.0

You know how Darryl always says that our shows are self-serving? Well, he wasn’t kidding! We had such a great response from the Legion artifact episode that we just had to do a follow up to figure out just what the heck is going on with garris….. errr Class Order Halls. If you aren’t sure where to go and how to progress then this episode is just for you!

 

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https://twitter.com/Allayva

Episode 136 – Get Your Artifacts Straight

In episode 136 the boys are joined by the of Queen destro warlocks, Belle from the mighty PWNCAST! This time it’s everything you need to know about the brand new weapon system in Legion, Artifacts! From relics to artifact power to artifact knowledge to making sure you pick the right path, this is an episode that will help you get PREPARED before Legion drops!

 

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https://twitter.com/belleofpwncast
http://pwncastdailyquest.com/

Episode 134 – Tanks For The Perspective

In episode 134 the boys are joined by Midwinter tank Grafarion and this time it’s all about perspective… With all the criticism around tanking in Legion, we thought it would be nice to take a step back and try to understand the philosophy and goals for tanking. Turns out tanking is going to take some creativity, an open mind and a whole lot of teamwork. If you ever had the desire to be that meat shield for your team, this is definitely an episode you don’t want to miss!

 

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https://twitter.com/grafarion

Episode 133 – If There Was A Problem, Yo, I’ll Solve It

In episode 133 the boys are joined by Ask Mr Robot’s binary babe, Vee! With Legion just around the corner, the team behind AMR has something completely new in store…. Simulations! With everything from ability rotations, to stats weights, to best in slot gear, this AMR makeover is something you do not want to miss!

 

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https://twitter.com/AskMrRobot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFDn_oPICnI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MVBF44vXvM

Episode 132 – Guildaholics Anonymous

In this listener inspired episode the boys are joined by Marcus from Legends Anonymous. During the all too common late xpac season of guild droughts and players feeling bored, what keeps you plugged in and coming back for more? It’s the people of course! If you’re looking for a home or a place to connect and find legitimate friendships, there are plenty of community based guilds that would love to have you come hang out.

 

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https://twitter.com/MarcusHavoc916
MarcusHavoc916@gmail.com
www.legendsanonymous.com

Episode 131 – Dear Warcraft: It’s Not You, It’s Me

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!

 

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https://twitter.com/cinder_tweets
https://twitter.com/Battletagged
https://twitter.com/reinsofazeroth

Episode 130 – Crafting A Blizzcon Bod

In Episode 130 it’s all about how to take yourself to the next level outside of gaming. As Blizzcon approaches and we all start to have the urge to get our act together and get into better shape, the boys decide to talk about what we can do now to help get to where we want to be. Come hang out as Dave chats with Rob and Darryl about what we can do in our everyday lives to stay healthy and motivated to get that Blizzcon bod.

 

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https://twitter.com/screwlewseWoW

Episode 128 – Hashtag FriendshipMoose

In episode 128 the friendship continues with Azorea and Automatic Jak and this time it’s all about the Meese. #FriendshipMoose is a social event that is focused on getting Warcraft players the heroic kill and reward regardless of their skill, item level, and raiding experience. If for some reason you don’t have your Ahead of the Curve achievement and Grove Warden mount, then this an episode you don’t want to miss.

 

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https://twitter.com/Holyzorea
https://twitter.com/AutomaticJak
https://www.twitch.tv/automaticjak

https://discordapp.com/invite/0w9Iwx2uiho0HGoj

Episode 127 – Hashtag Warcraftwelcomewagon

You may not be new to the World of Warcraft but surprisingly enough some folks still are, and maybe even more so after the Warcraft movie comes out. What does this mean for us veteran players? It’s time to roll out the welcome wagon and show those new folks why they should consider Azeroth a good place to call home. Come hang out as Gloria joins the boys in episode 127 and talks about how we can make people excited to keep coming back for more.

http://gloriaboboria.tumblr.com/
https://twitter.com/gloriaboboria

 

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Episode 126 – Follow The Leader

In this very special episode it’s all about community. The boys are joined by 4 time repeat guest Magdalena who definitely knows a thing or two about community leadership and wrangling personalities. It’s not easy work and you may not get credit but it’s an important role that we all need. If you ever wondered what goes on behind the curtain or if you are interested in stepping up and taking the reins, this is an episode you don’t want to miss.

 

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http://sonofalich.com/
https://twitter.com/MagdalenaDK

Episode 125 – Meters STILL Don’t Matter!

You heard all about tanking in Legion but now it’s time to see what to expect from healing in Legion… and in episode 125 the boys are joined by Midwinter prostatus healer Monkioh! From mana regen to spec diversity to preparing for progression, if you’re interesting in healing in the new expansion you definitely don’t want to miss this episode!

 

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https://twitter.com/Monkioh

Episode 122 – Meet The Sims

In this craft-tastic episode, the boys are joined by champion simcrafter, Twintop! Everything from trinkets, to stat weights, to swapping out gear… If you’ve ever been interested in the numbers behind those boss kills then this is a show you definitely don’t want to miss!

 

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https://twitter.com/TwintopTahoe
http://www.howtopriest.com/
http://www.simulationcraft.org/
https://github.com/simulationcraft/simc/wiki/
https://www.beotorch.com/

Episode 121 – Fuimacat & Badonkatonk

In this very special episode the dummies are joined by the crazy corgi lady herself, Gloriaboboria! This time it’s everything you wanted to know about pet battles. From the good pets to the bad pets to the ones that are going away, the crew talks about all the tips and tricks you need know to get the most out of your favorite little in game companions!

 

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https://twitter.com/gloriaboboria
https://corgiisland.wordpress.com/

Episode 120 – Ice Ice Baby

It’s time to let it go as the boys cover everything you need to know about those ice slinging Elsas… the frost mage! What talents and trinkets do you need to make the most out of those fingers of frost? The answer just might surprise you. Listen in as Kuni talks about why taking the talents you want, might be just as productive as taking what the top tier raiders recommend.

 

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Episode 119 – Might As Well Be Stunned – Part 2

It’s a tanking takeover special on this episode as Magdalena, Troxism, and Llarold join the boys to discuss their views on the current state of tanking in the Legion Alpha. From a definition of theorycrafting to Tank DPS, to “Fantasy” it’s all here. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

 

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Episode 119 – Might As Well Be Stunned – Part 1

It’s a tanking takeover special on this episode as Magdalena, Troxism, and Llarold join the boys to discuss their views on the current state of tanking in the Legion Alpha. From a definition of theorycrafting to Tank DPS, to “Fantasy” it’s all here. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

 

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Episode 118 – Spoiler Alert

In episode 118 the boys are joined once again by the First Lady of Lore, Anne Stickney! It’s all about Legion and all bets are off as the crew talks about anything and everything, from Khadgar to artifact quests to WoW getting the old ‘Game of Thrones’ treatment. Listener beware! This is a completely open discussion about the state and story of Legion as we know if from from early access.

 

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https://twitter.com/Shadesogrey
http://blizzardwatch.com/

Episode 115 – If You’re Not Having Fun, You’re Doing It Wrong

In this episode Mr. Robot was kind enough to let the boys have some face time with his favorite human, Vee! But this time it’s all about the builds. Come listen in as Vee gives us some new perspective about cookie cutter builds and what it means to “Git Gud”. Not all talent choices are cut and dry as we find out that just because it’s the most popular, doesn’t mean it best for you.

 

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https://twitter.com/AskMrRobot
http://www.askmrrobot.com/
http://blizzardwatch.com/2015/12/09/cookie-cutter-builds-player-customization/
http://blizzardwatch.com/2015/12/16/side-effects-cookie-cutter-builds/

Episode 114 – Just Blizzard Things

Welcome to the 2016 Blizzard extravaganza where the dummies are joined by the one and only Mick Montgomery to talk about ALL THE THINGS! Come hang out as the boys touch base on literally everything on the battle.net launcher. We are excited about what this year has in store and can’t wait to spend another year with you!

 

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https://twitter.com/mickmontgomery
http://spazbotstudios.com/

Episode 113 – Cry Havoc And Let Slip The Dogs Of War

In this very special episode it’s finally time for Darryl to have all of his deepest and darkest questions answered about the one and only fel cookie dispensers, Destruction Warlocks! And who better to help him out than MLG Serenity warlock, Furty! We cover everything you ever wanted to know about talents, trap glyphs, and when you want to let loose with that iconic chaos bolt! Will this be the boost Darryl needs to take his game to next level?! You don’t want to miss this symphony of chaos!

 

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http://www.twitch.tv/furtyirl
https://twitter.com/furtyirl

Episode 111 – Do As I Say, Not As I Do

With Blizzcon just around the corner, the boys wanted to make sure you get ALL THE SALTY TIPS on making your trip a successful one. The one and only Salty Sláinte gives us the details about everything from healthy food choices to standing in line for merch to having fun your own way. Even if you aren’t going to attend this year, you definitely don’t want to miss this episode!

 

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https://twitter.com/SaltySlainte

Episode 110 – I Never F@#$ing Said That

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.

 

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https://twitter.com/MatthewWRossi
http://blizzardwatch.com/
http://www.amazon.com/At-Last-Atlantis-Matthew-Rossi-ebook/dp/B00DHMFE2C
http://www.amazon.com/Bottled-Demon-Matthew-Rossi-ebook/dp/B008C6N646

Episode 108 – Hype Before The Hype

In this episode the dummies are joined by Ceraphus from D20 Crit to talk about the hype before the hype… The con before the storm!!! If you haven’t decided what you want to do the night before Blizzcon, this is one event that you do not want to miss! This party will feature panels from some of your favorite podcasts, cosplayers, Trolls against Gnomanity, beer brewing, and much much more!

 

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http://www.conbeforestorm.com/
http://www.d20crit.com/
https://twitter.com/Ceraphus

Episode 107 – Sanguine Fortitude

You asked for it, you got it. Magdalena is back! And this time there will be blood as the boys discuss all the down and dirty details of death knight tanking. Everything from what it means to be a great tank to stats to priorities and much much more. This overload of information will have you dying to call Ebon Hold your home town!

 

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https://twitter.com/MagdalenaDK
http://sonofalich.com/

Chains of Sindragosa Reference

Episode 106 – I’m A Little Teapot

In this episode the dummies are joined by Caelo for a discussion all about leadership. From addressing issues with guildies, to raid strats, to finding motivation for your team, the boys wax philosophical all about what it takes to be the best leader you can be. Even if you aren’t in a leadership role, this is a show you do not want to miss!

 

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https://twitter.com/BisforBlood
Caelo’s Loot System

Episode 104 – Necrofantasia

In this special DK episode it’s all about the zombie apocalypse as the boys are joined by world renowned MLG Death Knight, Magdalena! Learn the ins and outs and how to get the most mileage out of your unholy DK as the discussion covers everything from talents, glyphs, and even some clarification about the resource system. If you have ever been intrigued about everyone’s favorite hero class, you will not want to miss this one!

 

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https://twitter.com/MagdalenaDK
http://sonofalich.com/

Episode 103 – Balancing Act

Rob and Darryl learn they need a little balance in their lives as they invited Midwinter’s Kams to discuss the 4th and final druid spec, Balance. We cover everything you need to know about talents, glyphs, eclipses, and all 1832 spells that start with star! Add a little balance to your life today!

 

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https://twitter.com/Kamswow
http://www.twitch.tv/kamswow

Episode 102 – Set In My Ways

In this episode it’s all about the devil himself as the boys are joined by Multizord to discuss Heroes of the Storm warrior, Diablo! Is Diablo really bad or is he just misunderstood? Find out as the crew talks about talents, maps, meta, and even top tier methods like stutter stepping. Strap into your seat and prepare for the apocalypse!

 

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https://twitter.com/Multizord
https://twitter.com/lordsofthestorm
http://lordsofthestorm.libsyn.com/

Episode 101 – Hendstone 101: Hell Hath Frozen Over

In this monumental episode the boys call in MLG Hearthstone ringer, Molsan, to give them the 101 on everyone’s favorite CCG. Darryl has finally waved the white flag and decided to see what the hype is all about. From mana crystals, to Hend locks, to evaluating your curve, this show is all about the basics and what keeps us coming back for more.

 

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https://twitter.com/molsan