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ctr173World Of Warcraft Dungeons And Raids Q&A | Convert to Raid Ep173

This week, the CtR crew dig in to patch 6.1 and cover Blizzard’s recent Q&A on Twitch! Patch 6.1 dropped on Tuesday, and now we ask whether or not everything has lived up to the hype. Have items like the SELFIE camera and garrison jukebox been good things overall, or are these just small quality of life improvements? Lead Game Designer Ion Hazzikostas and Community Manager Josh Allen (a.k.a. Lore) took to Twitch this week to talk about dungeons and raids in World of Warcraft. A lot of ground was covered, from how many raid tiers we can expect this expansion to personal loot changes, a “Timewalking” feature and more. The crew will run through some of the most notable A’s to your Q’s and have a bunch of fun along the way. Plus a neutral panda is about to hit level 100, more news from the race to world first, and more!

Published on March 3, 2015, 10:06 am

The Race To Be Blackrock Foundry is OVER! | Convert To Raid Ep172

The race to world first in Blackrock Foundry is over, and Method has won! The CtR crew gives you all of the details inside, including overall standings, background on how teams prepare for the race and more. There’s a rumble in the community, one that states that there’s a lack of content in Warlords of Draenor. The guys begin the conversation with some of the pitfalls and successes of Warlords, but are the problems really much different than previous expansions? Are there any possible solutions to this perception issue? Plus, more on patch 6.1, Ion Hazzikostas interview from Mamytwink, your questions and much more!

Published on February 23, 2015, 8:03 pm

The Race to Blackhand! | Convert To Raid Ep171

Mythic Blackrock Foundry kicks off this week, as does the race to world first! While there are returning favorites like Method, Paragon, and Midwinter, some teams have changed their rosters and upped their game to claim their spots amongst raiding royalty. The CtR crew lets you in on who are the surprises, and whether or not this raid tier will be finished by the end of this week’s lockout. The CtR War Room opens its doors for the first time this expansion to take a closer look at Blackrock Foundry, but of course with this crew it’s gonna get weird! Get ready to usher out the young ones as Convert to Raid presents another reading of 50 Shades of Raid. Hans’gar and Franzok are doing more than just trying to pound raid teams into the ground. They’re actually making players sick! Players are reporting headaches, confusion, vertigo and nausea from a combination of the moving conveyor belts and player movement. The guys will give you their take inside this show. Plus, patch 6.1 and daily dungeon quests, WoD soundtrack nominated for another award, your questions and a lot more!

Published on February 16, 2015, 2:14 pm

Blackrock Foundry Opens In World Of Warcraft! | Convert To Raid Ep170

This week, raid teams raced to Gorgrond as the Blackrock Foundry raid instance kicked off in normal and heroic modes. Initial impressions are good from player reports, and the encounters have some good variety to keep all kinds of different players challenged. Especially the trash! Ion Hazzikostas, Lead Game Designer on World of Warcraft, wrote a post that clarified the intentions behind the encounter difficulties and what players should expect as they clear bosses. The guys go over the details, give you their opinions, and provide some key information that could be important for your team. With the opening of the Blackrock Foundry, now raiders can finally get some Tier 17 gear in this expansion. But are the bonuses overpowered, or are they just “nice”? Plus, find out the worst part of the new gear (according to Pat Krane). Plus, WoW Insider turns into Blizzard Watch, mounting up at level 1, your questions and a whole lot more!

Published on February 10, 2015, 7:40 am

Raiding... Your World Of Warcraft Garrison??? | Convert to Raid Ep169

This week, CtR welcomes Treckie back to talk about everything raiding and WoW! Blizzard posted a preview of all 10 bosses in the upcoming Blackrock Foundry raid (starting Feb. 3), and the guys talk about some of the encounters and what you can expect in this first tier of raiding. Treckie gives us his experience with some of the encounters and gives his tips on what your team may want to try first! There’s even more information coming out about Patch 6.1 now on the test realms (PTR). Along with an heirloom tab and heirloom upgrades for your alts, the BIG feature is that you’ll be able to summon a raid or world boss to your garrison! The guys give all the details and their views inside. Plus, Treckie talks tank balance, taking a S.E.L.F.I.E. in game gets better, professions see some changes in 6.1, and the guys will even give some starting tips for how raid leaders can look at combat logs. All in this very fun episode of Convert to Raid!

Published on January 26, 2015, 12:57 pm

Blackrock Foundry Coming Soon™ To World Of Warcraft | Convert To Raid Ep168

This week, the CtR crew found out that Blackrock Foundry (the next raid instance) will be coming February 3, sooner than many players anticipated! While some are undoubtedly relieved to be moving on, is there concern that the beginning of this expansion is moving just as quickly as Mists of Pandaria? Or was Highmaul really supposed to be more of an introductory raid that would lead into the “real raiding” of Blackrock? There’s more information data mined from Patch 6.1 from the test servers, including character model updates, better colorblind options, and UI changes. But why are the Blizzard developers changing the male Night Elf run? Also: Convert to Raid (the guild) celebrates their second anniversary, “Veteran Accounts” explained, how to take your team to the mythic level and what you can expect along the way, a technical look at resto druids, your questions and so much more!

Published on January 20, 2015, 9:03 am

World Of Warcraft Patch 6.1 Hits The PTR | Convert to Raid Ep167

The guys are back with a brand new show in the brand new year! Over the break, the last boss of the Highmaul raid was released in the Looking for Raid difficulty. Did LFR live up to the promise of Blizzcon 2013 as being “tourist mode,” or were there unexpected results? The CtR crew weighs in, and Dairies response may surprise you! Patch 6.1 hits the test realms, and the data mining has already gone deep! The guys will give you some of the big highlights, which include a Legendary garrison follower, a couple of new toys, a new mount, and more. Blackrock Foundry is also set to release around the time 6.1 should be hitting live servers in late February. How does the timing compare to that of Mists of Pandaria, and what do we know about this new schedule for raid releases? The 10th Anniversary events wrap up this week, but how have they been received? MMO-Champion.com released some statistics over the break, and the players will give you the low down. Will we see more content like this in the future, and was there a point that Blizzard was trying to prove during these events? Plus, Ghostcrawler tweets about WoW, Blizzard hotfixes may save the game, a lonely panda hits level 95, and a whole lot more in this week’s return of Convert to Raid!

Published on January 12, 2015, 7:27 pm

The Race to World First! | Convert to Raid Ep165

This week, Derevka joins Pat Krane and Koltrane to talk about all things World of Warcraft! Mythic Highmaul released on Tuesday, and that means we got to see our favorite bleeding-edge teams take on the most difficult versions of the new raid encounters. And this year’s competition has been exciting, with a real worldwide race to world first. The guys have the play by play and tell you why this is so interesting. Wing 1 of Looking for Raid difficulty also released this week, and the crew has some insight as to how a few different new features to Warlords really make LFR (and raiding in general) probably the best it’s ever been. As World of Warcraft Lead Class Designer Kris Zierhut said in last week’s interview, some classes and specs got some adjustment this week before the mythic race. What are the initial findings? Do classes feel balanced enough, or is there another round of changes in the works? Plus, a highlight of some key hotfixes, Death Knights creation requirements to go away, your questions and so much more. This episode is high energy fun that all raiders should enjoy!

Published on December 15, 2014, 10:55 am

Interview With World Of Warcraft's Ion Hazzikostas and Kris Zierhut! | CTR Ep164

The CtR crew talks World of Warcraft with Blizzard’s Lead Game Developer Ion (Watcher) Hazzikostas, and Lead Class Designer Kris Zierhut. Inside, the guys talk garrisons, classes, flying in Draenor, stats, and of course… RAIDING! LFR and mythic raiding starts this week, and according to Hazzikostas, the team feels confident with the tuning of all the different difficulty levels. Both developers go further into tuning and what you can expect at different gear levels for your play style. Expect another round of class balancing before mythic raiding kicks off on Tuesday, as there are some classes and specs that aren’t performing as well as hoped. The guys get into some of the finer details, especially with those classes of some of our vocal community members. They also talk tanks and healers, secondary stats and more. And the CtR guys learn some fun extra things too! After the Molten Core 40 man LFR, will there be another classic raid released in this format? Probably not. There is a chance that Gnomes could be seeing some new race/class combinations in the future, however. And they even talk toys, like Aviana’s Feather! There’s tons of information inside. Enjoy!

Published on December 8, 2014, 10:49 pm

World Of Warcraft's Highmaul Raid Opens! | Convert to Raid Ep163

It’s been well over a year since our last new raid in WoW, and the CtR crew cannot wait until the Highmaul raid opens on Tuesday (Dec. 2)! So the guys have a special introduction to all of the new bosses and what you might be able to expect when you meet them for the first time. Patch 6.0.3 landed this week, and there were a number of fixes and changes in Blizzard’s first attempt for better class balance this expansion. The gang will go over some of the bigger spell changes and talk about how it might affect your play. Also, more tips and tricks for your Garrisons, early WoD stats from MMO-Champion, the new Blood Elf character models, and more on another fun-filled episode!

Published on December 1, 2014, 9:15 am

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#173 - Convert to Raid: Dungeon and Raid Q&A!
POSTED: 03/02/15
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This week, the CtR crew dig in to patch 6.1 and cover Blizzard’s recent Q&A on Twitch!...[see more]

This week, the CtR crew dig in to patch 6.1 and cover Blizzard’s recent Q&A on Twitch! Patch 6.1 dropped on Tuesday, and now we ask whether or not everything has lived up to the hype. Have items like the SELFIE camera and garrison jukebox been good things overall, or are these just small quality of life improvements? Lead Game Designer Ion Hazzikostas and Community Manager Josh Allen (a.k.a. Lore) took to Twitch this week to talk about dungeons and raids in World of Warcraft. A lot of ground was covered, from how many raid tiers we can expect this expansion to personal loot changes, a “Timewalking” feature and more. The crew will run through some of the most notable A’s to your Q’s and have a bunch of fun along the way.   Plus a neutral panda is about to hit level 100, more news from the race to world first, and more![see less]

#172 - Convert to Raid: The Race is OVER!
POSTED: 02/23/15
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The race to world first in Blackjack Foundry is over, and Method has won! The CtR crew gives you all...[see more]

The race to world first in Blackjack Foundry is over, and Method has won! The CtR crew gives you all of the details inside, including overall standings, background on how teams prepare for the race and more. There’s a rumble in the community, one that states that there’s a lack of content in Warlords of Draenor. The guys begin the conversation with some of the pitfalls and successes of Warlords, but are the problems really much different than previous expansions? Are there any possible solutions to this perception issue?   Plus, more on patch 6.1, Ion Hazzikostas interview from Mamytwink, your questions and much more![see less]

#171 - Convert to Raid: The Race to Blackhand!
POSTED: 02/16/15
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Mythic Blackrock Foundry kicks off this week, as does the race to world first! While there are...[see more]

Mythic Blackrock Foundry kicks off this week, as does the race to world first! While there are returning favorites like Method, Paragon, and Midwinter, some teams have changed their rosters and upped their game to claim their spots amongst raiding royalty. The CtR crew lets you in on who are the surprises, and whether or not this raid tier will be finished by the end of this week’s lockout. The CtR War Room opens its doors for the first time this expansion to take a closer look at Blackrock Foundry, but of course with this crew it’s gonna get weird! Get ready to usher out the young ones as Convert to Raid presents another reading of 50 Shades of Raid. Hans’gar and Franzok are doing more than just trying to pound raid teams into the ground. They’re actually making players sick! Players are reporting headaches, confusion, vertigo and nausea from a combination of the moving conveyor belts and player movement. The guys will give you their take inside this show.   Plus, patch 6.1 and daily dungeon quests, WoD soundtrack nominated for another award, your questions and a lot more![see less]

#170 - Convert to Raid: Blackrock Foundry Opens!
POSTED: 02/09/15
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This week, raid teams raced to Gorgrond as the Blackrock Foundry raid instance kicked off in normal...[see more]

This week, raid teams raced to Gorgrond as the Blackrock Foundry raid instance kicked off in normal and heroic modes. Initial impressions are good from player reports, and the encounters have some good variety to keep all kinds of different players challenged. Especially the trash! Ion Hazzikostas, Lead Game Designer on World of Warcraft, wrote a post that clarified the intentions behind the encounter difficulties and what players should expect as they clear bosses. The guys go over the details, give you their opinions, and provide some key information that could be important for your team. With the opening of the Blackrock Foundry, now raiders can finally get some Tier 17 gear in this expansion. But are the bonuses overpowered, or are they just “nice”? Plus, find out the worst part of the new gear (according to Pat Krane).   Plus, WoW Insider turns into Blizzard Watch, mounting up at level 1, your questions and a whole lot more![see less]

#160 - Convert to Raid: Soundtrack to BLIZZCON
POSTED: 11/03/14
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As you prepare for Blizzcon 2014, we've got you covered with some of our best music and bits from...[see more]

As you prepare for Blizzcon 2014, we've got you covered with some of our best music and bits from Blizzcons past. Enjoy! [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]

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