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?

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Lagging Balls Episode 139: A Solid Reason!

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Lagging Balls: a community-focused Blizzard & World of Warcraft Podcast. For the people. By some people. Episode 139, hosted by Thyst and Thorn: “A Solid Reason!” This week we make like a wacky waving inflatable tube man.

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This week we cover:
Thyst on Convert to Raid BattleNet News – https://goo.gl/QZR9FL
Thyst on Battlenet Sports, Ep. 10 – https://goo.gl/ziMQ6p
Thyst to Meet the NYXL Overwatch League Team
Thorn’s Fav Color is Platinum
LB Stream 24: Weird News! https://goo.gl/vseQ9c

Blizzard News
Activision Blizzard Launches New Esports Division with Execs – https://goo.gl/dBD5Zz
Activision Blizzard Hints at Its Own Battle Royale Game – https://goo.gl/pC9Q7c
Activision Blizzard: An Expensive Long-Term Idea – https://goo.gl/zCKVLq

World of Warcraft
Live Q&A with Ion Hazzikostas – https://goo.gl/VqUkQT
Mythic Dungeon Invitational: Prepping for Time Trials
The Power of Community: It’s in Your Hands – https://goo.gl/SQ8nbQ

Overwatch
Brigitte!
Blizzard Could Re-Evaluate Gating New Heroes From Overwatch Competitive Play

Overwatch League
Sinatraa is Officially Eligible to Play in the Overwatch League
Nate Nanzer Says Overwatch League’s Goal is to Expand to 28 Teams

Hearthstone
Ready to Brave the Witchwood?! https://goo.gl/GEx4Z9

Heroes of the Storm
New Hero – Fenix! https://goo.gl/4cqit9

Last Question of the Week:
What skills as a gamer translate well into real life?

Next Question of the Week:
If you could shapeshift into ANYTHING – What would it be?

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Lagging Balls Episode 136 – Self Love Day!

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Lagging Balls: a community-focused Blizzard & World of Warcraft Podcast. For the people. By some people. Episode 136, hosted by Thyst and Thorn: “Self Love Day!” This week we show you how to love…yourself ❤

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This week we cover:
Thyst on Convert to Raid’s Battlenet  News Episode 70 – https://goo.gl/QZR9FL
Thyst on Convert to Raid’s Battlenet Sports Episode 7 – https://goo.gl/pMXJdH
Thyst Dominates Overwatch Deathmatch with Daddy76
Thorn’s a Leveling Fool
The LB Stream: Thyst Solo Show! https://goo.gl/2YzpZW
Next Week: Mystery Guest Host Hype

Blizzard News
“20 years from now we will be investing in Overwatch content” –Bobby Kotick, CEO, Activision Blizzard
Inside the Zany, Enormous, Amazing World of Activision Blizzard – https://goo.gl/QynT5C

World of Warcraft
Lunar Festival Feb 17 – March 3
Player Levels to 60 Only Killing Boars, Inspired by South Park – https://goo.gl/KrgZy6
Season 2 Mythic Dungeon Invitational, Proving Grounds – https://goo.gl/3Rrg3G

Overwatch
New PTR Changes for Mei are Ridiculously Strong
New Overwatch Forum – https://goo.gl/2Er5BX 
Overwatch Year of the Dog Puppy Rumble! https://goo.gl/gByrBw

Overwatch League
Tons of Overwatch League Roster Changes During Transfer Window!
OWL Stage 2 Maps Revealed – https://goo.gl/yXTGDr

Hearthstone
Answer the Call of the Hearthstone Wild Open – https://goo.gl/Zkyje8

Last Question of the Week:
If an Overwatch hero had a brand sponsor, what would it be?

Next Question of the Week:
Invent a new eSport that could perceivably be possible within a Blizzard game

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Lagging Balls Episode 135 – Modern Immaturity Now!

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Lagging Balls: a community-focused Blizzard & World of Warcraft Podcast. For the people. By some people. Episode 135, hosted by Thyst and Thorn: “Modern Immaturity Now!” This week make bank as shareholders in the greatest company in the world!

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This week we cover:
Thyst on the High Noon Podcast – https://t.co/tmr26TbJ5O
Thyst on Convert to Raid’s Battlenet Sports Episode 3 – https://t.co/gYFCdoDb2M
eSports Overload!
Thorn’s PvP Adventure
The Dopeness of Maiev
The LB Stream: Strange Personal Facts – https://goo.gl/idFfow

Blizzard News
Activision Blizzard Rocks Q4, Announces OWL Expansions – https://goo.gl/1myL7L
Expansions in 2018 – https://goo.gl/eip5S4

World of Warcraft
Southshore vs. Tarren Mill PvP Brawl – https://goo.gl/wmhEeq
WoW Arena Championship: NA Qualifier Cup #1 – https://goo.gl/yDFwS3

Overwatch
Year of the Dog!
New Skins – https://goo.gl/1sG7iK 
Hero Changes: Doomfist, Mei, D.Va
Sombra Bug – https://goo.gl/nUfmeP
Sombra Changes Accidentally Leaked – https://goo.gl/YofLPB

Overwatch League
OWL Stage One Winners
Geguri Rumored to Join Shanghai Dragons
Babybay Challenge
KSV eSports & Seoul Dynasty Partner with Razer

Hearthstone
Wildfest is Coming – https://goo.gl/rLbfdR
HCT World Champ Tom60229 on How He Won – https://goo.gl/u8oSJQ

Heroes of the Storm
Update on Current Ranked Season – https://goo.gl/LBsr6H

Last Question of the Week:
Other than weapons, what else should WoW characters be able to wield?

Next Question of the Week:
If an Overwatch hero had a brand sponsor, what would it be?

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Lagging Balls Episode 134 – Ample Ramp!

 

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Lagging Balls: a community-focused Blizzard & World of Warcraft Podcast. For the people. By some people. Episode 134, hosted by Thyst and Thorn: “Ample Ramp!” This week we may have had too much sugar while listening to 90s R&B before the show.

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This week we cover:
Too Close by Next
If you could rename “Lagging Balls,” what would you call it?
The LB Stream: Awkward Situations are Awkward – https://goo.gl/nTJBjH

Blizzard News
New Starcraft Comic Miniseries – https://goo.gl/pJ4hsN
Making Overwatch’s Blizzard World Map IRL – https://goo.gl/k2UHUF

World of Warcraft
Pre-Purchase Battle for Azeroth – https://goo.gl/jUU15D
Love is in the Air is Back – https://goo.gl/XFS4zN
Wowhead’s Love is in the Air Guide – https://goo.gl/s8QfDX
Building Reputation with Allied Races – https://goo.gl/NBXQNX
NA WoW Arenas Sign-Ups Close Soon – https://goo.gl/3utKSG
WoW Arena Championship: European Qualifier Cup #1 Results

Overwatch
Lunar New Year February 8: Year of the Dog
Mercy is No Longer the Most Picked Overwatch Hero Across All Platforms

Overwatch League
Confirmed: Florida Mayhem Recruited Joonas “Zappis” Alakurtti
Rumor: Legendary Zarya Player Geguri Joins Overwatch League Team

Hearthstone
Hearthstone Nerfs 4 Cards – https://goo.gl/yqewp6
Hearthstone Championship Tour Goes Through Bangkok – https://goo.gl/3YGVcS
February Ranked Play Card Back: Savage Sparkles – https://goo.gl/4JkCKc
Quest for Packs: Win 3,000 Packs! – https://goo.gl/yBUExV

Heroes of the Storm
New Assassin Hero: Maiev, The Warden – https://goo.gl/6cS9nz
In Dev: Lunar Fest, Skins, Mounts, Bundles, MORE – https://goo.gl/zqCeuc
Opening Moves: Learning from the Pros – https://goo.gl/gbsm7E

Last Question of the Week:
What existing WoW race in game would you like to play as an Allied Race?

Next Question of the Week:
Other than weapons, what else should WoW characters be able to wield?

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Lagging Balls Episode 133 – Dickle!

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Lagging Balls: a community-focused Blizzard & World of Warcraft Podcast. For the people. By some people. Episode 133, hosted by Thyst and Thorn: “Dickle!” This week we’re conflicted about Overwatch pro-player punishments, meanwhile Thyst is disappointed in all of us.

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This week we cover:
Losing Minds / Reaping Benefits
Scarab Calls, Not Enough Answers
Thorn is Finally Not A Scrub DK

World of Warcraft
Dev Watercooler: Battle for Azeroth Class Design Overview – https://goo.gl/ShXzHv
B4A Spoilers: Not Here
Dev Q&A on Tues Jan 30 – https://goo.gl/j5XqWs

Overwatch
Blizzard World Adventures
Cosmetics Update is Here! – https://goo.gl/BbjmGp
Dev Update with Daddy Kaplan – https://goo.gl/bknNHY
Ride the Shark – https://goo.gl/iT23Se
Dinoflask Yule Log – https://youtu.be/etorSdPHFHA

Overwatch League
Pro Player Signing Window Now Open – https://goo.gl/9SGn7u
Profit Fined $1,000
New OWL Partners: T-mobile, Sourpatch Kids
Celeb Sighting: Owen Wilson at NYXL vs. Dynasty Match – https://goo.gl/ayUL2T 

Hearthstone

Opening Moves Series
Win Conditions – https://goo.gl/PoZTY8
Filling a Deck – https://goo.gl/wcgspe
Mulligans – https://goo.gl/aVdSgq
Ahead or Behind – https://goo.gl/SnLFoq
Those First Five Turns – https://goo.gl/2gx2et

Diablo III
Season 12 Ending Soon – https://goo.gl/3mpsqC

Last Question of the Week:
If you were an Overwatch hero what abilities would you have?

Next Question of the Week:
What existing WoW race in game would you like to play as an Allied Race?

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Lagging Balls Episode 132 – And Google Home Too!

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Lagging Balls: a community-focused Blizzard & World of Warcraft Podcast. For the people. By some people. Episode 132, hosted by Thyst and Thorn: “And Google Home Too!” This week we T H I C C.

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This week we cover:
VRchat Adventures
Thyst on CtR’s New BattleNet ESports – https://goo.gl/MkRHHW
Thorn’s a Moira Main
DH vs. DK
Google Home Jokes

World of Warcraft
Patch 7.3.5 – https://goo.gl/RCbiLg
WoW ESports 2018 Plans Revealed – https://goo.gl/3yaXhC
Call of the Scarab Mini-Holiday

Overwatch
New Map: Blizzard World Release This Week
New Skins, Sprays, Highlight Intros, Drop in Cosmetic Pack – https://goo.gl/53J9nV
Overwatch 13th Among Searched Terms on Pornhub – Not Linking This One, Folks

Overwatch League
Thyst’s Week 1 Overview – https://goo.gl/ftDf6N
Thyst’s Week 2 Preview – https://goo.gl/nQmtkk
Thyst’s Article About Diversity in Overwatch League – https://goo.gl/Dbr1Qm
OWL Viewership Press Release – https://goo.gl/H5rwNq
Official OWL App, Android – https://goo.gl/yUfppw
Official OWL App, Apple – https://goo.gl/gJM3Ck
Official Player Jerseys – https://goo.gl/qdQM6U

Hearthstone
HCT World Championship – https://goo.gl/6FVEjE
Hearthstone 2018 ESports – https://goo.gl/NNFgGE

Heroes of the Storm
MECHASTORM – https://youtu.be/J2LiUsEOqcU

Diablo III
PTR Server Slam – We Need Your Help – https://goo.gl/BrRsRr

Last Question of the Week:
If you could create an Overwatch League team, where would they be from, what would be their name, and what colours would they wear?

Next Question of the Week:
If you were an Overwatch hero what abilities would you have?

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