Lagging Balls Episode 117: Tide of Toxicity!

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A community-focused Blizzard & World of Warcraft Podcast. For the people. By some people. Episode 117 of the Lagging Balls podcast hosted by Thorn and Thyst this week: “Tide of Toxicity!” This week Thyst wigs out over baddies & Thorn tumbles down the ranks in style!

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“Mic is fixed this week! I don’t have an excuse for being bad at all this time!” –Thorn

This week we cover:

Thyst Guest-Hosts on Beyond the Playlist – http://bit.ly/2yaZF3P
Thorn Might Just Be The Devil
“Protocol dictates that I bid you farewell.”

Blizzard

BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, New and Improved! http://bit.ly/2fmleXo
BlizzCon 2017 Pre-Show Livestream Global Event – http://bit.ly/2x0zfnT

World of Warcraft

Mythic Dungeon Invitational Begins September 15th – http://bit.ly/2yaB6nA
Week 3 of Shadows of Argus Storyline
Opening of the Seat of the Triumvirate

Overwatch

New Map Preview: Junkertown – http://bit.ly/2fncyQs
Developer Update: Play Nice, Play Fair – http://bit.ly/2h5BvA9
Free Overwatch Weekend Sept 22-25 – http://bit.ly/2fa7TET

Hearthstone

Tavern is Open for Oktoberbrawl! http://blizz.ly/2fbeLlc

Heroes of the Storm

“The Nexus is in Crisis!” – http://bit.ly/2x0ppSN
Under the AI Hood – http://blizz.ly/2f06blr

Current Question of the Week:
What do you look for in a streamer?

Next Question of the Week:
What are your predictions for the next WoW expansion?

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

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Lagging Balls Episode 116: BlizzBra!

Lagging Balls Podcast Episode 116 original art by Thyst

Lagging Balls Episode 116: BlizzBra!

 

A community-focused Blizzard & World of Warcraft Podcast. For the people. By some people. Episode 116 of the Lagging Balls podcast hosted by Thorn and Thyst this week: “BlizzBra!” This week we get hype AF over a recent real estate acquisition!

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Youtube: http://bit.ly/2cMpTQ2
Soundcloud (for streaming online):

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“Apologies for my mic this week guys – had a setting wrong that made me kind of quiet. Will fix for next episode!” –Thorn

This week we cover:

The REAL Reason for Thorn’s Tardiness
Mei is Still BAE
Thyst on Goblin Goldcast Episode 55 – http://bit.ly/2eLhiie

Thyst on CtR: Battlenet News Ep 51 –  bit.ly/2gNIXzs

 

Blizzard

Blizzard Purchases A Burbank Studio… – http://bit.ly/2wNdCHm
…For a New ESports Arena! http://bit.ly/2wMTdSH

World of Warcraft

How to Get the Lucid Nightmare Mount
Mac’aree Impressions
New PvP Brawl: Shadow-Pan Showdown
Shadows of Argus, Week 2

Overwatch

New Digital Comic: “Wasted Land” – http://bit.ly/2vSls2C
The Making of “Rise and Shine” – http://bit.ly/2wOGAnN

Hearthstone

Upcoming Balance Changes – http://blizz.ly/2eR4H0E

Heroes of the Storm

The Saga of 2 Chainz, Part III – http://bit.ly/2vSfGOH
The Saga of 2 Chainz, Part IV – http://bit.ly/2xb7dFP
The Saga of 2 Chainz, Part V – http://bit.ly/2f7XeHp
2 Chainz Enters The Nexus! http://blizz.ly/2xQTBwo

Current Question of the Week:
Which Blizzard Character would you love to cosplay as? What would be your personal touch?

Next Question of the Week:
What do you look for in a streamer?

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

Thank you Patrons!
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Lagging Balls Episode 115: 7.3 Destiny!

 

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A community-focused Blizzard & World of Warcraft Podcast. For the people. By some people. Episode 115 of the Lagging Balls podcast hosted by Thorn and Thyst this week: “7.3 Destiny!” This week we fly off to parts unknown…and live to tell about it!

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

Find us on:
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Youtube: http://bit.ly/2cMpTQ2
Soundcloud (for streaming online):

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This week we cover:

Thorn on The Game Case Show http://bit.ly/2x7qcBb
Join Us Live Friday Nights at 10 pm EST on The LB Stream! http://bit.ly/theLBstream

Hurricane Harvey Charities:
Convert to Raid – Harvey Relief Fundraiser
Monday 9/4, 9 pm EST – http://bit.ly/2vul0HF

Heroes for Harvey Marathon Charity Stream
Friday 9/1, 9 pm EST – http://bit.ly/2wLmrS9

Blizzard

Destiny 2 Open Beta

World of Warcraft

Patch 7.3: Shadows of Argus, Arrives August 29th – http://bit.ly/2xuxz2k
Lore of Argus – Special End of Show Segment with Manfee
Manfee’s Hearthstone Stream – http://bit.ly/2eGO58j
Listener Impressions of 7.3 Thus Far
Shadows of Argus Art Contest – http://bit.ly/2wLcILr

Overwatch

Developer Update: Hero Balance Changes – http://bit.ly/2x7J5Ug
Testing Mercy and D.va on the Overwatch PTR
P.S. – Don’t Be That Guy (or Jeff will take you out with a long range beam)

Heroes of the Storm

New 2 Chainz Threads Incoming – http://bit.ly/2gqXSmJ
The Saga of 2 Chainz, Part I – http://bit.ly/2wpXnNX
The Saga of 2 Chainz, Part II – http://bit.ly/2vuC6VV

Current Question of the Week:
If you were an Overwatch hero, what would your powers be?

Next Question of the Week:
Which Blizzard Character would you love to cosplay as? What would be your personal touch?

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

Thank you Patrons!
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Lagging Balls Episode 114: 2 Chainz!

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A community-focused Blizzard & World of Warcraft Podcast. For the people. By some people. Episode 114 of the Lagging Balls podcast hosted by Thorn and Thyst this week: “2 Chainz!” This week we freak out over Gamescom announcements!

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This week we cover:

Trial of Style Impressions
Heroic Raiding: Progging Avatar with <Blood of the Scribe> Boulderfist-US
The Ioning ❤
Guest Hosted On: Azeroth Roundtable #230, Goblin Goldcast #54
LB Stream Recap from LBS Episode #2

Blizzard

Blizzard at Gamescom Through August 26th

World of Warcraft

Patch 7.3: Shadows of Argus, Arrives August 29th – http://bit.ly/2xuxz2k

Overwatch

Preview: New Junkertown Map – http://bit.ly/2vhv5Uf
Junkrat & Roadhog Cinematic, “The Plan” – http://bit.ly/2vqVCOt
Mei Cinematic, “Rise and Shine” – http://bit.ly/2w0hdRk
Dev Update: Season 6 Competitive Changes – http://bit.ly/2w0huUm

Hearthstone

Animated Short: “Hearth and Home” – http://blizz.ly/2w5Yi5P

Heroes of the Storm

Kel’Thuszad Announced!
Kel’Thuszad Henceforth To Be Called “2 CHAINZ”
2 Chainz Spotlight Video – http://bit.ly/2xurkeZ
Devs Excited About 2 Chainz – http://bit.ly/2isJlb2
We’re Excited About 2 Chainz
2 Chainz

Current Question of the Week:
If your life was a video game, what kind of game would it be?

Next Question of the Week:
If you were an Overwatch hero, what would your powers be?

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

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Lagging Balls Episode 113: Good Guy Morhaime!

Lagging Balls Podcast Episode 113 original art by Thyst

Lagging Balls Episode 113: Good Guy Morhaime!

 

A community-focused Blizzard & World of Warcraft Podcast. For the people. By some people. Episode 113 of the Lagging Balls podcast hosted by Thorn and Thyst this week: “Good Guy Morhaime!” This week we have a lot of theories.

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

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This week we cover:

<Blood of the Scribe> Guild’s Second Raid Team
Lucio Ball Toxicity
A Lapse In Gravity, or The Druid Who Could
Michael Bolton
Drunk Overwatch
Grats to Rho for 5 Years of Realm Maintenance!

Blizzard

Blizzard Battle.net Update – http://bit.ly/2i4ZJ0S
Blizzard Memo: Hire, Retain More Women – http://bit.ly/2vH4VeR

World of Warcraft

Whispers of a Frightened World Scenario – http://bit.ly/2uHvRxI
PvP Like a Pro: Finding the Right Partners – http://bit.ly/2wOSgqq
Trial of Style Starts Thursday!

Overwatch

Get 5 Loot Boxes with Amazon Prime – http://amzn.to/2wcTKg2

Hearthstone

Tavern vs Tavern – http://blizz.ly/2i4ZP8K

Heroes of the Storm

Legendary Rewards for Twitch Prime Members – http://blizz.ly/2w8sctf
Top Gamers Throw Down at Gamescom – http://blizz.ly/2uHrbI9

Current Question of the Week:
What is your most unconventional gaming habit?

Next Question of the Week:
If your life was a video game, what kind of game would it be?

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

Thank you Patrons!
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“Totally Real” Upcoming Micro Holidays

 

  • Actual Micro Holiday – Where everyone is micro-sized.
  • Everything Day – All the holidays at once.
  • Noob Switcheroo Day – Everyone not in an instance will become level 1 for a day.
  • Blizzard’s Day Off – Blizz Employees complain about us and we try to fix things.
  • The Floor is Lava Day – Priests are constantly casting Levitate on everyone.
  • RP Walking Day – Only RP walking all day. Try not to rage quit.
  • Random Port Day – Any port can take you anywhere but most likely Ancient Dalaran where you’ll fall to your death probably.
  • Knock off Hot Wheels Day – Micro Machines cross over promo?
  • All NPCs are Harpies Day – They don’t look like them but they sound like them.
  • No Little Bitches Day – All realms are PVP realms for a day. Suck it.
  • Pet Battle Day – You actually battle your own pets as they sink their teeth into your flesh and you wriggle around trying to free yourself from their murderous grasp.
  • Silly Hat Day – Your helm will be silly.
  • FPS Style Day – See the game as an FPS and first person shoot everyone and everything including rocks and plants.
  • Rock Hard Body Day – You cannot walk through anyone today and everyone be bumpin’.
  • Why Do You Hate Me Day – You are hostile with ALL factions.
  • Healers Day Off – Healers can only heal themselves and each other, every one else has to vigorously bandage themselves to not die.
  • Cacti Day – There are a shitload of cacti everywhere and you have to make sure to avoid them or else you’ll get scratched.
  • Casino Day – Blizz turns a blind eye while we all use addons that may or may not exist to gamble money away.
  • Field Trip Day – Each faction visits the opposing faction’s major cities without incident – as long as they don’t touch anything.
  • Naturalist Day – No helm, no cloak, no problem. We all nekkid.