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Patch 6.0 On The World Of Warcraft PTR! | Convert to Raid Ep155

DescriptionThis week, pre-expansion patch 6.0.2 lands on the PTR! The guys take a look at all the PTR has to offer versus the beta. Not only will there be Mythic raiding of Siege of Orgrimmar, but there are a number of quality of life improvements, class changes, and more. The bonus roll will still be a thing in Warlords of Draenor, and our friends over at Icy Veins put together a guide on how to get them. Four ways to get your three weekly rolls are through quests from Ashran (don’t worry, only one involves PvP), and you can also get them through your garrisons. Find out how in this episode. As discussed last week, garrisons will also be able to give raiders more loot! We have clarifications from developers Tom Chilton and Ion Hazzikostas on what type of loot to expect, and how often we can expect them. Also, we’ve got more info on the 10 year anniversary celebration of WoW, class changes on the beta (including tanks and DKs), your questions and so much more. Enjoy!

Published on September 15, 2014, 9:49 am

The World Of Warcraft Tank Squish! | Convert To Raid Ep154

This week, Derevka joins Pat Krane and Koltrane for a very fun show with news direct from the Warlords of Draenor beta! Tanks have been very strong in the beta so far, and according to Chadd “Celestalon” Nervigg’s recent post, too strong. To avoid “power creep,” tanks will be getting many of their abilities reduced in effectiveness, essentially making them more squishy. Of course this will be done for all tanks, and creature damage will be reduced to offset the issues. What does this mean for tanking and healing for raiders, and will it change game play overall? Game Developers Cory Stockton and Dave Kosak joined Community Manager Josh “Lore” Allen for a live Q&A session on Twitch this week. While many of the answers revolved around leveling up with your garrisons, there were a number of things of interest to raiders. For example, there are some interesting ways to get loot in WoD. One way is through garrison missions, where you might be able to get new gear and even upgrade the gear you already have. The other way to get the best gear in the game is through the Black Market Auction House. But what does this mean for raiders of all levels? How will those raiders on the cutting edge of progression respond? And is it the best solution to drop random raid loot outside of raid instances? Also covered: the PAX wrapup, Proving Grounds silver now needed for random 5-man heroics on the beta, mythic raid testing, gear upgrades in 6.0, the BlizzCon virtual ticket, and more!

Published on September 9, 2014, 9:05 pm

Testing LFR and Mythic Raids for Warlords! | Conver To Raid Ep153

This week, the beta continues to get a workout, and the CtR crew is tracking the action for you! LFR for Warlords got a first look on the test servers, and it was… LFR. Not quite what the developers promised at Blizzcon with “Tourist Mode," but they also mentioned that in this first pass it was probably overtuned. If the LFR doesn’t change significantly, however, how will that translate into how these different difficulties are used by WoW players? Mythic raiding also got a workout on beta, with 6 bosses being tested this week. With the speed that developers seem to be going, the November release date looks solid. But what is the process, and will we see these bosses being tested again? Also, more interviews have been released from Tom Chilton at Gamescom, and one of the big bombs he dropped was that Warlords may only see two raid tiers instead of the usual three, depending on the next expansion. Does that seem too fast, or are you okay with a “shorter” expansion? Also, Play with the Blues, Choppers hit Azeroth (in the beta), your questions and more in another fun filled episode!

Published on August 25, 2014, 12:51 pm

The 'Warlords' BIG Announcement! | Convert To Raid Ep152

The CtR crew is back, and this week we debate the latest big news from Blizzard! At a “mini-Blizzcon" event in Los Angeles, Mike Morheim, Ion Hazzikostas, Brian Holinka and Chris Metzen took the stage in a huge lifestream event to announce the upcoming release of Warlords of Draenor. Not only did they show the new cinematic, but also gave more details on what’s to come for the next expansion, along with a release date of November 13, 2014! There is a lot of varying opinion on all of the information from the event, even within the CtR crew! Tom Chilton gave several interviews at GamesCom to talk about Warlords after the announcement in Germany, giving more specifics (and spoilers) that have sparked even more discussion and controversy within the WoW community. The guys go toe to toe on everything this week, including on the cinematic, the 6.0 pre-expansion patch, the final boss of WoD, and even the 10th anniversary celebration announcement and more! It’s another fun-filled show on Convert to Raid!

Published on August 25, 2014, 12:51 pm

Warlords Of Draenor Dungeon Preview! | Convert To Raid Ep151

DescriptionThis week, Blizzard announced something that surprised no one: the Alliance bike from Azeroth Choppers will be available in game as well as the one from the Horde! But the Alliance bike will be available for purchase from a vendor, and no specific price tag was mentioned. While at Blizzcon, developers said that not all races would be reworked by the time Warlords was released, but they will manage to rework every race except for Blood Elves. With all of the artwork that is new and improved for WoD, can anyone blame them? (If you read the forums, the answer is yes.) Speaking of forums, one post got a lot of attention this week on the World of Warcraft forums that contained a lot of bad information. The CtR crew gives its own unique take on this to help set the record straight with a little reenactment with a special guest! The gang will also give you the synopsis of the dungeons available right now on the Warlords of Draenor beta as well as a brief look at some of the raid testing that’s been going on this week along with all of your questions!

Published on August 4, 2014, 11:38 am

Warlords Of Draenor BETA RAGE! | Convert To Raid Ep150

This week marked the first public raid testing in the beta, and the CtR crew was there… kind of. When Blizz tried testing Gruul and The Butcher, the servers were having some stability issues. Many raid testers were outraged that something that is being tested as a beta had failed. Down servers added to the fact that the first two bosses released for testing have been a part of Blizzard games before sent the flames to the forums and Twitter. On Friday, Blizzard was set to have more raid testing, but this came to a halt after a real life fire in Irvine shut down the power substation. While power was restored that morning, the developers postponed the test. The patch notes for Warlords of Draenor revealed that Hunters will be getting Aspect of the Fox again, this time retooled into a 6 second raid wide cooldown! Feral druids are getting a little bit a love from the devs with a level 100 talent that can transform your cat into Saberon form. Thunder Cats are go!!!! Also, we’ll have the latest news about Ashran, transmogrification for your weapon enchants, the new female Tauren model along with all your questions and so much more!

Published on July 28, 2014, 2:39 pm

Building Your Garrison! | Convert To Raid Ep149

The Heart of the Valorous goes live again, but why did Blizzard only make it available over a weekend and not during the rest of the week? And will valor caps increase any time soon so that we can upgrade more than one piece of armor per week? Warlords beta patch notes have been released! The crew gives you some of the highlights and tries to calm you down as the game continues to be developed. The guys also discuss the feedback process for all of these changes and how that works with the communication from Blizzard to its players. Want to know more about how your Garrison will work in Warlords? Wowhead.com recently posted all of their datamined information about garrisons, including an in depth look at the buildings that you'll be able to choose from. How will these buildings help your gameplay? Are there any overpowered perks from these buildings? Find out inside! Also, Rob Pardo, Chief Creative Director for Blizzard Entertainment, is leaving the company after 17 years. Where he'll be moving to and why he is leaving are still unanswered. But while Pardo leaves the building, Mike Morhaime answered an open letter about (the lack of diversity) in Blizzard games. Is there a tie between the two? Plus, leading the raid for mythic teams in Warlords, pre-release reviews, beta blues and more!

Published on July 28, 2014, 2:35 pm

Warlords BETA Arrives! | Convert To Raid Ep148

This week, Blizzard turned the Warlords of Draenor alpha into the Warlords of Draenor beta, allowing more people access to test server stability. And the CtR crew was there to check it all out. Aside from lots of crashes and bugs, there were a bunch of changes to explore! Tanaan Jungle, the entry point in the next expansion, appeared in the latest build. Khadgar, Thrall and others will test your meddle, unless of course you're decked out in heroic gear from Siege of Orgrimmar. The guys will give you a glimpse into the action, and tell you what awards await. Some players may be feeling left out in the cold in the beta process, however. The crew takes a look at some of the issues with the beta invite process, and takes you through the timeline as it appeared on Twitter. Another sticking point for some players this week — faction capitals. Blizzard announced at Blizzcon 2013 that the faction capitals would be at Karabor and Bloodspire. But during the development process, and with the greater development of garrisons, the devs have changed their collective mind. While these cities will still be explorable, auction houses, portals, and all normal faction capital functions will be on the island of Ashran, just outside of the PvP zone. The guys give you the lowdown and their opinions on why Blizz made the change. Plus, the new male human model arrives, Shadowmoon Burial Grounds preview, and a bunch of your questions. It's another jam packed show, so hang on for another fun ride through Warcraft-land!

Published on July 28, 2014, 2:34 pm

World Of Warcraft's Black Prince Is Watching YOU! | Convert To Raid Ep147

The CtR crew is back for another fun show! This week, they look at some weird achievements, new loot for Warlords of Draenor, and more! The Gaze of the Black Prince is a new buff unleashed by Blizzard to help those on their quest for the legendary cloak. it essentially improves your chance for all of the collection quests in your adventures. But it only lasts for two weeks, ending June 30th, and is that enough time for those just starting down the path? And while Blizzard's new buff certainly can help players, is this really a benefit to the community, or would it be best to make The Gaze last until 6.0? Shadowmoon Valley content was released in the WoD alpha, and while it looks really great, that doesn't mean it's very stable. Just as the crew went to hop online, there were critical errors taking down the servers for the weekend. But that doesn't mean we can't theorycraft! Monks and Warriors received some fine tuning with the latest alpha patch as well, including more ability pruning and some serious playstyle changes. While the jury is still out on what this means for both of those classes, Chadd "Celestalon" Nervig from Blizzard says that there will be even more changes coming, especially to Arms Warriors. Plus, game responsiveness improvements are coming with WoD, druids may be bugging out about their new gear, the crew takes your questions and more!

Published on June 23, 2014, 2:02 pm

BIG Changes For Warlords! | Convert To Raid Ep146

This week, the CtR crew takes a look at a bunch of changes on the Warlords alpha that have some players up in arms! Blizzard has removed active mana regeneration from the latest patch (6.0.1 Alpha), and healers are being forced into a more measured style of play. While the community reacts, the question remains on whether or not Blizzard thinks it's sustainable for raiding in the future. Several classes were hit by ability pruning this week as Blizzard figures out exactly what each spec needs to survive in Warlords. Some of the changes seem kind of extreme or random, and the gang gives you the details and their reactions to them. Look out druids and shaman! Also, Blizzard is giving each spec a 5% secondary stat boost. This will not only to give players a little bit of protection from bad drops, but also to help players understand which secondary stats are best for them. But the crew is confused as to why it's called an "attunement." Also, the guys take a look at the latest mount to hit the Blizzard store, our latest experiences with heroic Thok, the changes to the Timeless Isle, and your questions in another very fun show!

Published on June 23, 2014, 2:02 pm

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#155 - Convert to Raid: 6.0 on the PTR!
POSTED: 09/15/14
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This week, pre-expansion patch 6.0.2 lands on the PTR! The guys take a look at all the PTR has to...[see more]

This week, pre-expansion patch 6.0.2 lands on the PTR! The guys take a look at all the PTR has to offer versus the beta. Not only will there be Mythic raiding of Siege of Orgrimmar, but there are a number of quality of life improvements, class changes, and more. The bonus roll will still be a thing in Warlords of Draenor, and our friends over at Icy Veins put together a guide on how to get them. Four ways to get your three weekly rolls are through quests from Ashran (don’t worry, only one involves PvP), and you can also get them through your garrisons. Find out how in this episode. As discussed last week, garrisons will also be able to give raiders more loot! We have clarifications from developers Tom Chilton and Ion Hazzikostas on what type of loot to expect, and how often we can expect them.   Also, we’ve got more info on the 10 year anniversary celebration of WoW, class changes on the beta (including tanks and DKs), your questions and so much more. Enjoy![see less]

#153 - Convert to Raid: The Tank Squish!
POSTED: 09/08/14
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This week, Derevka joins Pat Krane and Koltrane for a very fun show with news direct from the...[see more]

This week, Derevka joins Pat Krane and Koltrane for a very fun show with news direct from the Warlords of Draenor beta! Tanks have been very strong in the beta so far, and according to Chadd “Celestalon” Nervigg’s recent post, too strong. To avoid “power creep,” tanks will be getting many of their abilities reduced in effectiveness, essentially making them more squishy. Of course this will be done for all tanks, and creature damage will be reduced to offset the issues. What does this mean for tanking and healing for raiders, and will it change game play overall? Game Developers Cory Stockton and Dave Kosak joined Community Manager Josh “Lore” Allen for a live Q&A session on Twitch this week. While many of the answers revolved around leveling up with your garrisons, there were a number of things of interest to raiders.  For example, there are some interesting ways to get loot in WoD. One way is through garrison missions, where you might be able to get new gear and even upgrade the gear you already have. The other way to get the best gear in the game is through the Black Market Auction House. But what does this mean for raiders of all levels? How will those raiders on the cutting edge of progression respond? And is it the best solution to drop random raid loot outside of raid instances?   Also covered: the PAX wrapup, Proving Grounds silver now needed for random 5-man heroics on the beta, mythic raid testing, gear upgrades in 6.0, the BlizzCon virtual ticket, and more![see less]

#153 - Convert to Raid: Beta LFR is... LFR
POSTED: 08/25/14
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This week, the beta continues to get a workout, and the CtR crew is tracking the action for you! LFR...[see more]

This week, the beta continues to get a workout, and the CtR crew is tracking the action for you! LFR for Warlords got a first look on the test servers, and it was… LFR. Not quite what the developers promised at Blizzcon with “Tourist Mode," but they also mentioned that in this first pass it was probably overtuned. If the LFR doesn’t change significantly, however, how will that translate into how these different difficulties are used by WoW players? Mythic raiding also got a workout on beta, with 6 bosses being tested this week. With the speed that developers seem to be going, the November release date looks solid. But what is the process, and will we see these bosses being tested again? Also, more interviews have been released from Tom Chilton at Gamescom, and one of the big bombs he dropped was that Warlords may only see two raid tiers instead of the usual three, depending on the next expansion. Does that seem too fast, or are you okay with a “shorter” expansion?   Also, Play with the Blues, Choppers hit Azeroth (in the beta), your questions and more in another fun filled episode![see less]

#152 - Convert to Raid: Rehash and Eggs!
POSTED: 08/18/14
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The CtR crew is back, and this week we debate the latest big news from Blizzard! At a...[see more]

The CtR crew is back, and this week we debate the latest big news from Blizzard! At a “mini-Blizzcon" event in Los Angeles, Mike Morheim, Ion Hazzikostas, Brian Holinka and Chris Metzen took the stage in a huge lifestream event to announce the upcoming release of Warlords of Draenor. Not only did they show the new cinematic, but also gave more details on what’s to come for the next expansion, along with a release date of November 13, 2014! There is a lot of varying opinion on all of the information from the event, even within the CtR crew! Tom Chilton gave several interviews at GamesCom to talk about Warlords after the announcement in Germany, giving more specifics (and spoilers) that have sparked even more discussion and controversy within the WoW community. The guys go toe to toe on everything this week, including on the cinematic, the 6.0 pre-expansion patch, the final boss of WoD, and even the 10th anniversary celebration announcement and more! It’s another fun-filled show on Convert to Raid![see less]

SoO: Kor'kron Dark Shaman Strategy Guide
POSTED: 10/24/13
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This is the Convert to Raid normal mode guide to the Kor'kron Dark Shaman, the seventh encounter in...[see more]

This is the Convert to Raid normal mode guide to the Kor'kron Dark Shaman, the seventh encounter in the Siege of Orgrimmar raid instance. There are a couple of ways to defeat this deadly pair, but either way you should expect to have to dance around quite a bit!  [see less]

SoO: Iron Juggernaut Strategy Guide
POSTED: 10/23/13
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This is the Convert to Raid normal mode guide for the Iron Juggernaut, the sixth encounter in the...[see more]

This is the Convert to Raid normal mode guide for the Iron Juggernaut, the sixth encounter in the Siege of Orgrimmar raid instance (tier 16). Put your backs to the wall and blast this bombing bug! [see less]

SoO: Galakras Strategy Guide
POSTED: 10/20/13
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This is the Convert to Raid normal mode guide for Galakras, the fifth encounter in the Siege of...[see more]

This is the Convert to Raid normal mode guide for Galakras, the fifth encounter in the Siege of Orgrimmar raid instance (tier 16). Lots of adds and two towers makes for a whole mess of fun! [see less]

SoO: Sha of Pride Strategy Guide
POSTED: 10/01/13
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This is the Convert to Raid normal mode guide for the Sha of Pride, the fourth encounter in the Siege of Orgrimmar raid instance (tier 16). Ewww... looks like you got a little pride on you. [see less]

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