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WoW Insider Show live this afternoon

Yes, once again our weekly podcast is going live on the virtual air this afternoon over on WoW Radio. This week, John "BigBearButt" Petricelli is on with me, and though Turpster is gone, it's probably a given that our favorite standby, Duncor, is jumping on to share his insights into the World of Warcraft. We'll talk about mounts around Azeroth, how you can make raiding faster, and what you, dear listeners and readers, are looking forward to in Wrath of the Lich King.

Plus we'll be chatting on IRC as always (you can meet up with us at in the #wowradio channel), and we'll be reading and answering reader email as well -- if you have a burning question, a frozen compliant, or a shiny bit of praise to give us, pass it right along by sending an email to

I'll be a rip-roaring good time. Join us this afternoon at 3:30pm EST (which is 8:30 GMT) for our podcast, which iTunes reviewers call "one of the most entertaining and informative WoW podcasts to date." Be there!

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, WoW Insider Business, Humor, WoW Insider Show

WoW Insider Show on the air tomorrow

Our weekly podcast returns to the Internets tomorrow afternoon -- Turpster and I will be on, along with John "BigBearButt" Patricelli, and Zach Yonzon, assuming he can reach us from his location in the Philippines. Since Zach's on, we'll get back into the PvP discussion that we planned a few weeks ago (including whether or not WSG is working the way it's supposed to now, and what's up with those new Arena changes), plus we'll chat about 2.4.2 of course, Rossi's reasons for not PuGing, and all the other most popular stories in the last week of Warcraft.

We'll check our email inbox as well -- if you'd like to send us a note (or a joke), you can do so at And we'll be on IRC as usual: in the #wowradio channel at (or you can just chat directly from WoW Radio's webpage).

Should be a good one. See you there: tomorrow afternoon at 3:30pm EST over on WoW Radio, it's the WoW Insider Show live on your PC.

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, WoW Insider Business, PvP, Arena, WoW Insider Show

WoW Insider Show Episode 33 now available

Yes, episode number 33 of our podcast is now up for download over at WoW Radio, and if you're a big fan of the show, it's a doozy. Since we haven't done our "normal" show in a few weeks (because of the interview with Xzin last time around), we decided to go all fan service, and caught up on all the shout-outs, fan email, and other fan shenanigans we usually do (there's even some Turpster love poetry). But even if you're not down with the silliness, there's lots of good WoW news in this week's episode, including:
  • Some good discussion about the Wrath alpha news and what it means
  • A look at what's going down on Sunwell Plateau, including the Aldor and Scyer neckpieces
  • And a little bit about the Gurubashi Arena in STV
  • Plus we answer all kinds of email questions, including rested XP in expansions, what's wrong with Blackout in a shadow priest spec, and whether we should call the new five man MrT or MgT
Lots of good stuff with John P, Turpster and myself. As always, if you have questions or comments for us, feel free to drop an email: send it to

And of course, you can always listen live -- we go live on the air every Saturday afternoon at 3:30pm EST over on WoW Radio. Tune in next Saturday and every Saturday for the WoW Insider Show -- it's just like this very site, except in audio form.

Filed under: Patches, Analysis / Opinion, Humor, Wrath of the Lich King, WoW Insider Show

HKO Insider Show episode 31 now available

The latest episode of our weekly podcast is now up and available for your listening pleasure over at WoW Radio (and it seems like Duncor's been messing with the show titles over there). WoW Insider's Eliah Hecht, John Petricelli sat down with me and "the inimitable" Turpster last Saturday and chatted, as usual, about the biggest news in the past week of Hello Kitty Online. On the agenda:
  • Lots of talk about everything to be found in the new Sanrio Magic Terrace instance, including Eliah's great writeup about all of the monsters and pet cards you can find in there.
  • What we think of all the new daily quests on the Sunny Well Isle, including that one where you have to make a bombing run to pass out cupcakes to unicorns.
  • All the unofficial changes in the latest patch as well, from the sound effect of Hello Kitty's gardening power to Badtz-Maru's new emote animation.
Plus, we read a little reader email (you can email us at, and we tracked Turpster's progress in his (probably) never-ending quest to level up a character to 70 before Wrath of the Lich King -- if he doesn't make it, he'll be banned from the Flower Kingdom forever.

Definitely check out the podcast if you need something to listen to while you redecorate your Hello Kitty house!

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, WoW Insider Business, Leveling, WoW Insider Show

WoW Insider Show live this afternoon

Yes it's Saturday once again, and that means that we'll go live this afternoon on WoW Radio with episode number 31 of our weekly podcast. This week, the talk will no doubt center around the biggest thing that happened in the last week of Warcraft -- yes, of course I mean patch 2.4. We'll have impressions of the content so far, a look at the official and unofficial changes, and a general breakdown of just what the heck happened to Azeroth on Tuesday.

I'll be on the show along with Turpster, and this week from WoW Insider we'll have Eliah Hecht on the show for the first time ever, as well as John "BigBearButt" Petricelli. It should be a lot of fun -- to join us, tune into WoW Radio this afternoon at 3:30pm EST (and join us on IRC if you'd like -- we'll be on in the #wowradio channel). Feel free to email us questions or comments as well: is the address for that.

It's a patch 2.4-stravaganza on the WoW Insider Show today, so come for the 2.4 impressions and wrapups, and stay for the punch and pie!*

*Punch and pie may not be included.

Filed under: Patches, Analysis / Opinion, Humor, WoW Insider Show

WoW Insider Show Episode 29 now available for download

We jumped on the air yet again this past Saturday for episode 29 of our podcast, and the results of that are now online (and in iTunes) for your listening pleasure. It's a pretty wacky show -- we have both John "Big Bear Butt" Petricelli (also of Shifting Perspectives, our Druid column) and Matthew "He once bumped into Saurfang in Orgimmar, and look who's still writing for WoW Insider" Rossi as well as the indomitable Turpster (who, we're happy to say, took time out of his busy TurpsterVision schedule to come talk with us). I was there too, but mostly only so the guys could make fun of my hunter's pet choices. We also discussed:
Definitely give it a listen. And if you've got feedback for us, we want to hear that, too -- drop us a line at Tune in next week as well -- we go live on WoW Radio every Saturday at 3:30pm EST, and hang out in IRC during that time at in the #wowradio channel. As I said on the show, next week we're going to have a show all about multiboxing, so stay tuned later in the week for more information about that. Enjoy the podcast!

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Podcasting, Fan stuff, WoW Insider Business, Odds and ends, Humor, Raiding

WoW Insider Show live on WoW Radio tomorrow

Yes, indeed, after a short trip away from the podcast, I will be back on tomorrow afternoon, live on WoW Radio at 3:30pm EST. Turpster is supposed to be there as well, and both John Petricelli (the Big Bear Butt blogger) and Matthew Rossi (who, I hear, once wrestled a bear and won) will be on the show with us. It'll be a rip-roaring adventure as, I'm sure, we'll chat about all the recent changes in patch 2.4, as well as all the kerfluffle over tanking and protection specs, and why Blizzard is banning a famous Arena hunter. We'll also hit on when patch 2.4 might go live, and of course we'll be reading listener email (which you can send to us at

Should be fun, and I don't know about the rest of the guys, but since I'm in Chicago, I'll likely be celebrating St. Patrick's Day, so I'll bring green beer along (for everyone of age, of course). Tune in to WoW Radio tomorrow afternoon at 3:30pm EST to join us for the WoW Insider Show, the best bear-related WoW podcast you'll ever find.

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Humor, WoW Insider Show

WoW Insider Show Episode 28: Lifetap, Lifebloom and online antics

The 28th episode of the WoW Insider Show included myself, blogger Amanda Dean, Druid columnist John Patricelli and Turpster in an hour of lively discussion on this week's hot topics. Stories covered included:
If you missed the show, there are plenty of ways for you to listen today including the Flash player on the WoW Radio site, free iTunes download or mp3 file. And you can listen in live every Saturday at 3:30p ET on WoW Radio.

[Listen] to this week's show.
[iTunes] Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.
[RSS] Get your favorite reader in on the fun.

Filed under: Druid, Shaman, Warlock, Patches, Analysis / Opinion, Blizzard, WoW Insider Show

WoW Insider Show Episode 27: Impressing class leads and improving Lifetap

Turpster wasn't actually around for this episode of our podcast, but just in case you really enjoy his tunes (that we usually play during music breaks on the live show), both of his albums are now available for download in the WoW Insider Show forums. Enjoy. And the latest episode of the WoW Insider Show is also up for your listening pleasure right now on WoW Radio -- in this, Episode 27, Duncor, Daniel Whitcomb, and John "BigBearButt" Petricelli and I sat down and talked about the biggest issues in the last week in Warcraft:
  • We hit up reader email as usual, including whether the game is more "carebear" than it used to be, whether Blizzard should update pre-60 quests, and exactly how you can impress your guild's officers and class leads
  • We chatted about the Warlock's Lifetap nerf and what it means for the rest of the game
  • Does it matter to us exactly what classes the CMs or the devs play?
  • And we had a small bit of commentary about the results of our patch 2.4 guess contest
Plus much, much more. Make sure to give it a listen -- you can use any of the links below to jump right in and hear our podcast. And don't forget, we do this every Saturday, so next weekend at 3:30pm EST, you can tune in to WoW Radio and hear us do this live. See you then.

[Listen] to this week's show.
[iTunes] Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes.
[RSS] Get your favorite reader in on the fun.

Filed under: Warlock, Analysis / Opinion, PvP, WoW Insider Show

WoW Insider Show live on the virtual air tomorrow afternoon

A brand new episode of our podcast, the WoW Insider Show, will be recorded live tomorrow afternoon at 3:30pm on WoW Radio, and I can tell you right now that we'll be talking about Warlocks. The news about Lifetap changes topped the charts on WoW Insider this week, so myself, Duncor (Turpster is away this week, so the D is kindly stepping in), and John "BigBearButt" Petricelli (along with probably one more person from WoW Insider) will definitely be chatting about the most demonic class in the game.

But that's not all -- other topics of discussion will include what classes the CMs play, the worst quests in the game, and we'll also be asking the same question Nihilum did: are raiders becoming obsolete? Plus, we'll have reader mail (you can send it in right now at, and we'll welcome anyone and everyone on the IRC channel (#wowradio on It's all tomorrow afternoon at 3:30pm EST -- see you then!

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Podcasting, Odds and ends, Quests, WoW Insider Show

WoW Insider Show episode 21: War on Staghelm

Episode 21 of our official podcast is now online and ready for your ears to take it all in. We finally lay to rest one of the biggest debates on the show-- yes, we finally pick an Alliance cry (and you can probably guess what it is). Also, we answers lots of viewer email, and:
And we also declared war against Fandral Staghelm in Darnassus-- if you kill the guy (and you should), be sure to post your killshot over in the WoW Insider Show forums. When we get a bunch of them together, we'll roll them all up into a gallery on the site here.

If you've got feedback on the show, feel free to drop us an email at And don't forget that we do this every week-- we'll be back on the air this coming Saturday afternoon at 3:30pm EST. Mark your calendars and enjoy the show!

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Podcasting, PvP, Instances, Humor, Raiding

WoW Insider Show is live tomorrow at 3:30pm EST on WoW Radio

Episode 21 of the WoW Insider show is live tomorrow afternoon over on WoW Radio, starting right up at 3:30pm EST. And last week's episode was so much fun that we've got the exact same group back together-- John P, Turpster and I will cover everything that's happened in the last week of WoW, including AV imbalances, the QQing over the Ghost Wolves (and why Blizzard was wrong), hitting the gold limit, and when to (and when not to) overheal during raids.

Plus, we'll answer your emails and questions ( is the address, and we'll be in IRC as usual), and undoubtedly Turpster will have something funny and/or inappropriate to say. Definitely will be a good time-- if you're around tomorrow afternoon at 3:30pm, log into WoW Radio and give us a listen. See you then.

Filed under: Podcasting, WoW Insider Business, WoW Insider Show

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