Lagging Balls Episode 157: Thyst’s Special Power!

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Lagging Balls: a community-focused Blizzard & World of Warcraft Podcast. For the people. By some people. Episode 157, hosted by Thorn and Thyst: “Thyst’s Special Power!” This week we can’t thank you enough, Mike Morhaime! You will be missed!

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This week we cover:
Fulfilling Gaming
Fulfailing Speccing
Fulphoning Blizzard

LB Announcements
LB Stream #48: Weird News – http://bit.ly/2ycM50R
Thyst on Convert to Raid Battlenet News #97 – http://bit.ly/2ylNYZd
Thorn & Thyst on World of Warcast #299 – http://bit.ly/2y9miGI 
Thyst on Beyond the Playlist: King of Thieves – http://bit.ly/2yfLifE
1 Year of Warcraft Giveaway Ends

Blizzard News
Daddy Mike stepping down, hail president Jab – http://bit.ly/2ycbwPP
BlizzCon Schedule is Out – http://bit.ly/2yfzhGG
Classic demo at home and at the con – http://bit.ly/2yaWEkL

World of Warcraft
Hallow’s End speculation
All AWC Teams Playing BlizzCon Determined

Overwatch
Halloween terror starts next week Oct. 9!
Swamp Monster Doomfish – http://bit.ly/2y8svCK
Overwatch LEGO Partnership – http://bit.ly/2yfwaP6

Hearthstone
Hallow’s End Comes to Hearthstone – http://bit.ly/2ylPNp1

Question of the Week: In honor of Brewfest, invent a new in-game brew! Give it a name and some flavor text.

Next Question of the Week: If you could cross any nerdy universe with Blizzard, what would be your ultimate character skin/gear? Example: a Hanzo skin as Atreyu and his dragon is Falkor!

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http://www.freesfx.co.uk
http://www.bensound.com

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, The Insane
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Lagging Balls Episode 156: Incursion!

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Lagging Balls: a community-focused Blizzard & World of Warcraft Podcast. For the people. By some people. Episode 156, hosted by Thorn and Thyst: “Incursion!” This week we roll, pop, solo, clear, quest, siege, imbibe, claim, sing, and, of course, incur.

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This week we cover:
Being a lot of places at once
Asking a lot of questions
Breaking into random, often perfect, song
Being fans of Fall

LB Announcements
Thyst on the Rolling Restart #45- http://bit.ly/2QWSAxm 
Thyst on World of Podcasts Panels
LB Stream #47: Body Image – http://bit.ly/2QTQqOV
Thorn & Thyst on Azeroth Round Table #287 – http://bit.ly/2QZ0tT1
TechieTaco on FrazlCast #73 – http://bit.ly/2QQSyH4

>>Last Week for A Very Special Giveaway:
(x1) 1 Year of World of Warcraft Game Time
(x2) 6 Months of World of Warcraft Game Time
Rules are simple:
1. Email us why you need the year of WoW game time
2. We will select the winner from entries
Note: entries will NOT be read on the show. The generous soul who donated this year of game time asked that it be given to someone who truly needs it so this is a private decision based on our best assessment of need only.

World of Warcraft
Dev Livestream with Ion Hazzikostas ❤ – http://bit.ly/2QVtSgE
Brewfest is Live!

Overwatch
Developer Update September 2018 – http://bit.ly/2QVyO56
Overwatch League World Cup Results

Hearthstone
Hearthstone: In the Works – http://bit.ly/2R1fjbA
HearthPwn Looking Back sept 17-23 – http://bit.ly/2QVhBc4
Days of the Frozen Throne

Heroes of the Storm
New Event: The Fall of King’s Crest – http://bit.ly/2QVUTQY

Question of the Week: What BlizzCon panel would you want to see the most?

Next Question of the Week: In honor of Brewfest, invent a new in-game brew! Give it a name and some flavor text.

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http://www.bensound.com

Thank you Patrons!
Morvian
, The Insane
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Lagging Balls Episode 155: Hark!

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Lagging Balls: a community-focused Blizzard & World of Warcraft Podcast. For the people. By some people. Episode 155, hosted by Thorn and Thyst: “Hark!” This week we transition, harken, fawn, rant, pitch, and lol.

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This week we cover:
The Scunthorpe Problem – http://bit.ly/2D8ZNHQ
WoW Spec Changes
Raiding Progress

LB Announcements
A Very Special Giveaway: 1 Year of World of Warcraft Game Time!
Rules are simple:
1. Email us why you need the year of WoW game time
2. Thyst and I will select the winner from entries
Note: entries will NOT be read on the show. The generous soul who donated this year of game time asked that it be given to someone who truly needs it so this is a private decision based on our best assessment of need only.

Blizzard News
BlizzCon Virtual Ticket = WORTH – http://bit.ly/2fmleXo

World of Warcraft

Reddit AmA Rant
Uldir Raid Recap

Overwatch
Play OW theme on Dorado’s bells & Hammond will sing along – http://bit.ly/2D0UH06
How to Properly Kill Widowmaker as Wrecking Ball – http://bit.ly/2D4YmtM 
New Patch changes: Rein, Brig, Hog, Cosmetics Filters, Rialto payload speed, Blizzard World in Deathmatch

Overwatch League
WizardHyeong & Janus joined Washington D.C. Overwatch League franchise ​
Bishop joined Toronto Overwatch League head coach
Atlanta Esports Ventures hiring of five staff for Atlanta OWL team, including Sephy
Miro taking a break from pro Overwatch to focus on streaming
Team Australia and Team China advance to Overwatch World Cup Finals at BlizzCon
Teams going to BlizzCon so far: USA, Canada, South Korea, and Finland

Hearthstone
2018 HCT Fall Championship – http://bit.ly/2D2CW0u
HCT Playoffs Wrap Up in the Americas – http://bit.ly/2CYy0te

Heroes of the Storm
Kerrigan Gameplay Update – http://bit.ly/2paq4vf
Brightwing Gameplay Update – http://bit.ly/2pduIbP

Diablo III
Season 15: Boon of the Horadrim – http://bit.ly/2palxsJ

Question of the Week: If you were a raid boss what would be your special mechanic?

Next Question of the Week: What BlizzCon panel would you want to see the most?

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

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Morvian
, The Insane
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Listen to this: TWRP – Together Through Time http://bit.ly/2D2o2XZ

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Lagging Balls Episode 154: Phellayshia!

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Lagging Balls: a community-focused Blizzard & World of Warcraft Podcast. For the people. By some people. Episode 154, hosted by Thorn and Thyst: “Duckblizz Platypus!” This week we have a g-darned golly good time! Apologies for missing a week with you, friends ❤

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This week we cover:
Gearing Up
Fashion (Thorn’s lack of)
Fire, Frost, and Frustration
Raiding the IRL Boss

LB Announcements
Thyst & Thorn on Convert to Raid Battlenet News Ep 96 – http://bit.ly/2O3x9IP
LB Stream 45: “Thorn Just Dinged” (thanks guys! <3) – http://bit.ly/2oSvOtt
LB Stream 46: “Disney Inappropriateness” – http://bit.ly/2O1jn9P
LB reached affiliate on Twitch! Thank you all!

A Very Special Giveaway: 1 Year of World of Warcraft Game Time!
Rules are simple:
1. Email us why you need the year of WoW game time
2. Thyst and I will select the winner from entries
Note: entries will NOT be read on the show. The generous soul who donated this year of game time asked that it be given to someone who truly needs it so this is a private decision based on our best assessment of need only.

Blizzard News
Netflix & Blizzard Rumor: A ‘Diablo’ Series – http://bit.ly/2MW7kxU

World of Warcraft
Class Tuning & Updates Coming September 11th – http://bit.ly/2oRw5gj
WoW Arena World Cup Fall Matches Start Sept 14th and 15th
PAX Storytime Session with Ion Hazzikostas ❤ – http://bit.ly/2MZVv9V

Overwatch
Overwatch World Cup Scores & Updates – http://bit.ly/2oQVJBZ
Eight New Teams Are Coming To The Overwatch League – http://bit.ly/2oQFjJN

Hearthstone
September 2018 Ranked Play Season – http://bit.ly/2oQF0i7

Heroes of the Storm
In Development: Mephisto, Hanamura, & More – http://bit.ly/2ozucop
Hanamura Temple Battleground Update – http://bit.ly/2wGZGxi

Question of the Week: If you were a questgiver, what would your quest or quest objective be? (submitted by Feck-Silvermoon)

Next Question of the Week: If you were a raid boss what would be your special mechanic?

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

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

 

Lagging Balls Episode 153: Duckblizz Platypus!

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Lagging Balls: a community-focused Blizzard & World of Warcraft Podcast. For the people. By some people. Episode 153, hosted by Thorn and Thyst: “Duckblizz Platypus!” This week we

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

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This week we cover:
WoW Guild Green(Walls) – Thanks to Mewkow & the GreenWall Devs!
Alliance Slaying
Island Slaying
Dueling Club Mishaps
Dungeoneering Mishaps

LB Announcements
LB Stream 44: MUKBANG – http://bit.ly/2P24ioq
Thyst on BNN #94 – http://bit.ly/2Mvxtn4

A Very Special Giveaway: 1 Year of World of Warcraft Game Time!
Rules are simple:
1. Email us why you need the year of WoW game time
2. Thyst and I will select the winner from entries
Note: entries will NOT be read on the show. The generous soul who donated this year of game time asked that it be given to someone who truly needs it so this is a private decision based on our best assessment of need only.

Blizzard News
“August Blizzard News” – http://bit.ly/2P7Jyvz
Midgame Moves: Mastering the Middle of Our Esports – http://bit.ly/2LrUOAA

World of Warcraft
❤ Dev Q&A Highlights – http://bit.ly/2MUekKT 
How World of Warcraft Was Made – http://bit.ly/2MDiK9A
Warbringers: Azshara Cinematic – http://bit.ly/2MANsjX
Battle for Azeroth Is the Fastest Selling Expansion Ever – http://bit.ly/2MURbYF

Overwatch
All Star Weekend Impressions
Overwatch Animated Short: Shooting Star – http://bit.ly/2Mz1y5o
Behind the Scenes: “Shooting Star” – http://bit.ly/2MUeRwn
Coming Soon: Busan Control Map – http://bit.ly/2MDiZS2
Overwatch League and Twitter Announce Multiyear Content Deal – http://bit.ly/2MWUoXJ

Hearthstone
Hearthstone Collegiate Championship Fall 2018 – http://bit.ly/2P3LkOc
Access Granted to The Puzzle Lab – http://bit.ly/2P7s2rq

Question of the Week: What is the most interesting thing you’ve seen in BfA so far?

Next Question of the Week: If you were a questgiver, what would your quest or quest objective be? (submitted by Feck-Silvermoon)

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

Thank you Patrons!
Morvian
, The Exalted
Arsinic, The Insane
Teddy, The Insane
Become a Patron of Lagging Balls! http://www.patreon.com/laggingballs

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Lagging Balls Episode 152: Something Something D*cks!

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Lagging Balls: a community-focused Blizzard & World of Warcraft Podcast. For the people. By some people. Episode 152, hosted by Thorn and Thyst: “Something Something D*cks!” This week we

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This week we cover:
Betting Without Losing
The Glory in Pain
Maxing Out
Guild Milestone: Blood of the Scribe II

LB Announcements
LB Stream, Episode 43: making friends as an adult – http://bit.ly/2BqitBF
Celebrating 1 Year of the LB Stream!
Both of Us on BattleNet News #93 – http://bit.ly/2L1HG4W

Blizzard News
❤ Ion Hazzikostas to Open PAX West – http://bit.ly/2MR8o1X
Blizzard at Gamescom 2018 – http://bit.ly/2L8Cb4v

World of Warcraft
Battle for Azeroth Expansion First Impressions
New Expansion FOMO
Hilarious NPC: “The Caterer” – http://bit.ly/2nJ9SR2
Arena World Championship Continues Sept 14-16

Overwatch
Limited Edition Legendary Skins Lowered to 200 Tokens – http://bit.ly/2L7uQ5s
Overwatch Free Weekend Aug. 23-27
OWL All-Star Games Aug. 25-26
Overwatch World Cup Initial Results

Diablo III
Diablo 3 Coming to Nintendo Switch – http://bit.ly/2L59jdr
Mike & Reggie Video! http://bit.ly/2BnmAhS

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

Next Question of the Week: What is the most interesting thing you’ve seen in BfA so far?

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

Thank you Patrons!
Morvian, The Exalted
Arsinic, The Insane
Become a Patron of Lagging Balls! http://www.patreon.com/laggingballs

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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
Become a Patron of Lagging Balls! http://www.patreon.com/laggingballs

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