Lagging Balls Episode 151: Battle for Azeroth Expansion Hype!

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Lagging Balls: a community-focused Blizzard & World of Warcraft Podcast. For the people. By some people. Episode 151, hosted by Thorn and Thyst: “Battle for Azeroth Expansion Hype!” This week we give you the lowdown on how to prepare for and successfully execute your BfA experience. We also do some strange things with Azerite.

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This week we cover:
Fun with the Net-o-Matic 5000
What is Best in Life?
POPplin’ and WarLOCKin’

LB Announcements
LBS with Pat Krane, Stream 42 Pt 1 – http://bit.ly/2Mjcvag 
LBS with Pat Krane, Stream 42 Pt 2 – http://bit.ly/2vAMdqk
BattleNet News #92 – http://bit.ly/2vFdsQq
150th Episode Giveaway Contest Winners!

Blizzard News
3rd round of BlizzCon Tickets Sat 8/18 – http://bit.ly/2Mh8mDG
Ion Interview on PC Gamer ❤ – http://bit.ly/2vCiahN

World of Warcraft
List of Things Azerite Would Improve
Survival List for the First Week of a World of Warcraft Expansion

Question of the Week: Which area in any Blizzard game would you want to go on Summer Vacation and why?

Next Question of the Week: What would you use Azerite for?

Music for this episode from:
http://www.freesfx.co.uk
http://www.bensound.com

Thank you Patrons!
Morvian, The Exalted
Arsinic, The Insane
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❤ Special Thanks to our LB T&A TechieTaco! ❤

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Lagging Balls Episode 150: 150 Episode Balls Lagging!

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Lagging Balls: a community-focused Blizzard & World of Warcraft Podcast. For the people. By some people. Episode 150, hosted by Thorn and Thyst: “150 Episode Balls Lagging!” This week we celebrate 150 episodes by hardly doing anything differently except offering an amazing giveaway contest!

Feedback, comments, submissions & business inquiries: laggingballs@gmail.com

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LB WoW Community Link: https://bit.ly/2uTbMSg

This week we cover:

LB Announcements
Thorn on General Chat Podcast Episode 17 w/Ana Soliz – http://bit.ly/2M4VmRi
Battlenet Sports Ep 24 – http://bit.ly/2vjHclM
New Etsy Shop – https://etsy.me/2Jfb7ni

CONTEST!!!

Giveaway Photos – http://bit.ly/2vjNfXq
-International yeees
-You will need to give us your name and address
-Patrons will find out how to enter via our Patreon page and/or Patron channel in Discord
-Listeners post to Twitter using the hashtag: #ilovelaggingballsbecause
-All the entries will be put into a random generator and the first, second and third place -prize winners will be chosen and announced on our next show!

 

Blizzard News
Blizzard Entertainment had a successful second quarter of 2018

World of Warcraft
Azerite Characteristics
Warbringers: Sylvanas – http://bit.ly/2ObaFp2
Old Soldier Saurfang – http://bit.ly/2OdPEdh
Thyst reacting physically to toxicity (BARF)Overwatch
D.va Nerf Gun Teased – https://engt.co/2LZ5VW6
Summer Games 2018! – https://bit.ly/2Kw6Zw5

Overwatch League
New teams for Season Two!
Our Overwatch League Grand Finals Experience!

Heroes of the Storm
New Hero: High Inquisitor Sally Whitemane – http://bit.ly/2vjP9HP

Hearthstone
Update 12.0: The Boomsday Project – http://bit.ly/2vhFeCE
Current Question of the Week: Why do you love your faction more than the other?
New Question of the Week: Which area in any Blizzard game would you want to go on Summer Vacation and why? Examples: Stranglethorn, Rialto, Tomb of the Spider Queen, etc.

 

Music for this episode from:
http://www.freesfx.co.uk
http://www.bensound.com

Thank you Patrons!
Become a Patron of Lagging Balls! http://www.patreon.com/laggingballs
Randomly Awesome Link of the Week, courtesy of LB Patrons: https://bit.ly/2nd28q5
Listen to this: https://bit.ly/1wNinqh

 

LB:150 Prize Giveaway!

Lagging Balls is about to release our 150th episode! And we want to celebrate by giving you guys a chance to win a bunch of STUFF!!! Stay tuned for episode 150 for instructions on how to enter the contest. There will be a first, second, and third prize for all listeners who enter. There is also a special prize for Patrons only!

Stay tuned for the release of episode 150, and in the meantime, here are the FABULOUS PRIZES!

 

THIRD PLACE PRIZE

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  • One hand-written note from Thorn and Thyst
  • One Official Lagging Balls Shitty Button
  • One Official Overwatch League Grand Finals towel
  • One Warcraft Movie Figure
  • One Official Overwatch League Grand Finals Temporary Tattoo
  • (Not pictured) One Faction Change Code
  • (Not pictured) One Appearance Change Code

 

SECOND PLACE PRIZE

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  • One hand-written note from Thorn and Thyst
  • One code for one free Heathstone Card Pack
  • One Official Lagging Balls Shitty Button
  • One Official Overwatch League Grand Finals towel
  • One Warcraft Movie Figure
  • One Official Overwatch League Grand Finals Temporary Tattoo
  • One Overwatch Figure
  • One used CTR Alliance Hacky Sack Thyst doesn’t want
  • (Not Pictured) One Race Change Code
  • (Not pictured) One Appearance Change Code

 

FIRST PLACE PRIZE

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  • One hand-written note from Thorn and Thyst
  • One code for the Digital Collector’s Edition of StarCraft: Legacy of the Void
  • One Official Lagging Balls Shitty Button
  • One Official Overwatch League Grand Finals towel
  • One Warcraft Movie Figure
  • One Treasure Goblin Figure
  • One Clear Cloaked Nova Figure
  • One BlizzCon 2016 Hanzo-Ball
  • One Official Overwatch League Grand Finals Temporary Tattoo
  • One Official Overwatch League Grand Finals Sticker Set
  • Two Official Overwatch League Grand Finals Thunder Sticks
  • (Not Pictured) One Race Change Code
  • (Not pictured) One Appearance Change Code

 

PATREON PATRON PRIZE

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  • One hand-written note from Thorn and Thyst
  • One code for the PC Edition of Overwatch
  • One Official Lagging Balls Shitty Button
  • One Official Overwatch League Grand Finals towel
  • One Hanzo Figure
  • One Soldier:76 Figure
  • One Official Overwatch League Grand Finals Temporary Tattoo
  • One Official Overwatch League Grand Finals Sticker Set
  • One BlizzCon 2016 Mei-Ball
  • (Not Pictured) One Name Change Code

 

*Note: Prizes subject to expand depending on what other stuff we can cram in there at the last minute.

Lagging Balls Episode 149: Popple!

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Lagging Balls: a community-focused Blizzard & World of Warcraft Podcast. For the people. By some people. Episode 149, hosted by Thorn and Thyst: “Popple!” This week we discover the true meaning of “Stormwind.”

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This week we cover:

LB Announcements
War Mode
Playoffs with 5 Deadly Venoms
Battlenet Sports Ep 22 – http://bit.ly/2O4pr1z
On-Stream Wedgie – http://bit.ly/2O9zkuX
LB Stream Ep 40: Thyst Solo Stream – http://bit.ly/2O6TOVa
New Etsy Shop – https://etsy.me/2Jfb7ni

World of Warcraft
AWC Summer Cup Finals
WoW Live Developer Q&A w/ Ion Hazzikostas – http://bit.ly/2NB2rX8
Base WoW is Now Free

Overwatch
Balance Changes for Ana, Lucio, Moira
Free Weekend July 26-30
Overwatch Nerf Gun Previewed: Reaper

Overwatch League
Gladiators, Boston, and NYXL are Out
Unlikely Finals Set Between London Spitfire & Philadelphia Fusion
Grand Finals in Brooklyn at Barclays Center July 27-28
All Star Game & World Cup to Follow

Heroes of the Storm
Raynor & Azmodan Gameplay Updates – http://bit.ly/2NyD8EU

Hearthstone
Hearthstone Digital Comic – Dr. Boom: Lowering the Boom – http://bit.ly/2O3fRMq
Hearthside Chat with Peter Whalen: Welcome to Boom Labs – http://bit.ly/2Nzd2lb

Current Question of the Week: What is one thing from a Blizzard game that you’d love to see in a different Blizzard game?

New Question of the Week: Why do you love your faction more than the other?

Music for this episode from:
http://www.freesfx.co.uk
http://www.bensound.com

Thank you Patrons!
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Randomly Awesome Link of the Week, courtesy of LB Patrons: http://bit.ly/2NyNHYA
Listen to this: http://bit.ly/2NC7K8P

Lagging Balls Episode 148: Too Fast, Too Furriest!

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Lagging Balls: a community-focused Blizzard & World of Warcraft Podcast. For the people. By some people. Episode 148, hosted by Thorn and Thyst: “Too Fast, Too Furriest!” This week we ponder the deeper meanings of the universe while trying to do handstands.

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This week we cover:

LB Announcements
Thyst Finishes Strong at DBLTAP
Prestige in Public
Thyst on Training Dummies Episode 213 – http://bit.ly/
LB Stream Ep 37: Weird News with Pat Krane – http://bit.ly/2u13iZV
New Etsy Shop – https://etsy.me/2Jfb7ni

Blizzard Entertainment
SWOLINKA Can’t Handstand Cuz… – http://bit.ly/2tVTNuF

World of Warcraft
Wired History of WoW – http://bit.ly/2tVTgc9
From Group Finder to Grand Champions: MDI Global Finals – http://bit.ly/2IFOjZQ
Tips to Complete Your Legion Checklist – http://bit.ly/2KEgdHu
Battle for Azeroth Preview – http://bit.ly/2KEh4Ic
WoW Mobile Armory App Support Ending – http://bit.ly/2Kzjjwe

Overwatch
New Hero First Look: HAMMOND! http://bit.ly/2KCVRxZ
Overwatch World Cup Teams Starting to Be Announced

Overwatch League
Inaugural Season Playoffs Overview

Heroes of the Storm
Echoes of Alterac: Hammer of the Naaru Giveaway – http://bit.ly/2NeNgDt
Heroes of the Storm: Raiders of Warchrome Video – http://bit.ly/2NnSPj5
In-Development: Warchrome! http://bit.ly/2tSTW2a

Current Question of the Week: If Blizzard Universe characters had a special – sexy move, what would it be called?

New Question of the Week: What is one thing from a Blizzard game that you’d love to see in a different Blizzard game?

Music for this episode from:
http://www.freesfx.co.uk
http://www.bensound.com

Thank you Patrons!
Become a Patron of Lagging Balls! http://www.patreon.com/laggingballs
Randomly Awesome Link of the Week, courtesy of LB Patrons: http://bit.ly/2tSHK18
Listen to this: http://bit.ly/2Np8Cy9

Lagging Balls Episode 147: The 4 Percenters!

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Lagging Balls: a community-focused Blizzard & World of Warcraft Podcast. For the people. By some people. Episode 147, hosted by Thorn and Thyst: “The 4 Percenters!” This week we totally phone it in and we’re sorry in advance.

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This week we cover:
Thyst Can Read!
Bring Me Their Heads!
High Gold, Low Plat, I Think I Can Handle That
Get in the Groove

LB Announcements
Welcome to Our New LB T&A: TechieTaco!  🙂
Welcome to the New LBC (Lagging Balls Committee)!
LB Stream Ep 36: Dirty Mad Libs (Fail) – http://bit.ly/2M8xDvW
Thyst on BattleNet News Episode 86 – http://bit.ly/2M9tTuh
Thyst on Episode 38 of the Rolling Restart with Rho – http://bit.ly/2M9qifK
New Etsy Shop – https://etsy.me/2Jfb7ni

Blizzard Entertainment
DADDY MORHAIME #23 TOP CEOS on Glassdoor – http://bit.ly/2K13KNz

World of Warcraft
WoW Q&A Vod – http://bit.ly/2K5WRur
MDI LAN This Weekend – http://bit.ly/2M5T6pp

Overwatch
Season 10 Competitive Season Ends June 27th – http://bit.ly/2K0MJ66

Overwatch League
Season Four Playoffs Recap

 

Diablo III
Season of Greed Sweepstakes – http://bit.ly/2K3lEPG
Enter to Win Here: https://www.facebook.com/Diablo

Current Question of the Week: What kind of Blizzard merch do you want that doesn’t exist already?

New Question of the Week: If Blizzard Universe characters had a special – sexy move, what would it be called?

Music for this episode from:
http://www.freesfx.co.uk
http://www.bensound.com

Thank you Patrons!
Become a Patron of Lagging Balls! http://www.patreon.com/laggingballs
Randomly Awesome Link of the Week, courtesy of LB Patrons: http://bit.ly/2K3HHWA
Listen to this: http://bit.ly/2MMbftk

Lagging Balls Episode 146: By Sting, featuring Shaggy!

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Lagging Balls: a community-focused Blizzard & World of Warcraft Podcast. For the people. By some people. Episode 146, hosted by Thorn and Thyst: “By Sting, Featuring Shaggy!” or by its full title: “Episode 146, By Sting, Featuring Grammy Award Winner Shaggy, of ‘It Wasn’t Me’ Fame.” This week one of us is posing as a formerly respectable musical artist. The other is posing as Shaggy.

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This week we cover:
An interview with Perfect Nomad & Solafyde from Medieval Times in Buena Park, CA
See them walk out with LA Valiant here: http://bit.ly/2yg0exB
And here! http://bit.ly/2JGWDJS
The LB Stream Ep 34: Final BlizzCon Ticket & Ask Reddit! http://bit.ly/2y6928V
Thyst on Around the Payload Episode 18 – http://bit.ly/2Je8ke0
Thyst on Beyond the Playlist: Yoku’s Island Express Soundtrack – http://bit.ly/2JCw7RY
Thyst Hangs with Five Deadly Venoms and Lives to Tell About It
Thorn Falls Short of Glory

LB Announcements
LB Attending Chillrogg’s NYC HotS Viewing Party June 16th – http://bit.ly/2JKuxxG
New LB Etsy Shop! https://etsy.me/2Jfb7ni
European Patreon Hangout

Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Proves Esports Living Up to Hype in 2018 – http://bit.ly/2MdYIPf
NJ’s Last-Minute Esports Betting Ban – http://bit.ly/2JKDJoI
More on Esports Gambling: How Esports Gambling Works –http://bit.ly/2JI5Ogn
Rumor: New Diablo Game in the Works? Job Listing Seems to Hint – http://bit.ly/2McqITo
OWL Teams To Unveil New Merch As Blizzard Loosens Restrictions – http://bit.ly/2Jxi8Ne

World of Warcraft
One Launch to Rule Them All – http://bit.ly/2MglaHy
Fourth Annual Running of the Trolls
AWC: Final NA Cup on June 16 and 17
MDI Finals: MDI LAN Event June 22-24
MDI All Stars at BlizzCon 2018

Overwatch
New Dinoflask video: https://youtu.be/w0_h_tDvAuI
Symmetra commentary – http://bit.ly/2JI47j1
Dev Update – http://bit.ly/2Me7f4N

Overwatch League

All Star Game August 25
Stage 4 Standings

Heroes of the Storm
Echoes of Alterac – Heroes of the Storm – http://bit.ly/2xXkfsg
Alterac Pass Battleground Overview – http://bit.ly/2JL5Nsb
Hero Spotlight: Yrel – http://bit.ly/2Jxs616

Hearthstone
Taverns of Time is Coming – http://bit.ly/2MhMLZ0
Free Pack Day – http://bit.ly/2Me3MD6
Hearthstone Global Games Voting Now Live – http://bit.ly/2JGuru2

Current Question of the Week: If Lagging Balls did a podcast about anything besides gaming, what would it be?

New Question of the Week: What kind of Blizzard merch do you want that doesn’t exist already?

Music for this episode from:
http://www.freesfx.co.uk
http://www.bensound.com

Thank you Patrons!
Become a Patron of Lagging Balls! http://www.patreon.com/laggingballs
Randomly Awesome Link of the Week, courtesy of LB Patrons… listen to/watch this on YouTube and see if you can name all the movie references (easy mode) – http://bit.ly/2y42Ezd