Friday, September 9, 2016

#221 Spoiling for a Fight

The storylines strewn across the Broken Isles are many and varied, from the mundane to the shocking. And, sadly, many have been spoiled by thoughtless "OMG!" postings in guild chat. But is there a limit on how much to push back against these revelations? ODN explores the issue in this week's segment.

#220 Babel-ing On

Those big ships hanging in the sky during the Legion invasion event started the idea for this episode cooking, and it didn't take long to cram a bunch of HHGttG references into 90 seconds. Sadly, there were a ton more I had to leave on the virtual cutting room table. Douglas Adams, we lost you too soon. :-(

#219 They All Fall Down

The pre-patch invasion event certainly got people playing again (and allowed me to complete my stable of Earthing Ring level 100 character classes). But the Doomsayers certainly did have a strange effect on some people...

#218 Why You Peon Me?

The Pokemon Go craze consumed the country, so it was a natural for bringing over into Azeroth. The peons were not amused, however!

#217 Electile Disfunction

Although it may not seem that way from the number of political topics creeping into ODN, I really am looking forward to this election season being over!

#216 Out to Launch

The problem with Blizzard coming out with several great games in close succession to one another is that there just isn't enough time in the day to play all of them!

#215 Walking the Walk

Incentive programs to get people more active are fine ideas, but few should be surprised that some will try to game the system. That reminds me...I still need to rig up my treadmill to send the 'W' key to my computer!

#214 Minding Their Pees and Poos

Sigh, it's just so sad that so many people in the US are up in arms over (false) rumors that one religion is trying to force itself into our laws, while being totally ok with their religion being forced into our laws.

#213 Out of Step

The Warcraft movie trailer in the US fell victim to some marketing "genius" who thought that a fantasy-themed movie would go just perfectly with modern dubstep music. The night elves were not amused!

#212 A Server of Ice Cream

Some people take nostalgia seriously - like those who run vanilla WoW servers. ODN? There's almost nothing we do take seriously! (I recorded this while traveling, sorry for the sound quality.)

#211 Behind the Times

The debut of Overwatch was a big success for Blizzard, but there was some controversy over Tracer's default victory pose. Seemed like a fine topic to give the ODN treatment!