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Technically PvP

Technically PVP is a podcast about player versus player content in the game World of Warcraft. We delve into various aspects of PvP, analyzing them to learn how to be better at PvP. Gerissar, is a PvP novice. He is joined by Andallyn and Windstead to discuss many topics. The information provided is good for the novice to Ranked players. Occasionally, we have guests to provide their expert points of view.
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Apr 18, 2019

Technically PVP Show Notes

 

Episode 76 - WOW Esports Method Way

 

8:53 - Upcoming WoW PVP Events


15:00 - Subject of Analysis

Today we will discuss, Method Esports.

 

1:14:43 - WOW PVP NEWS


1:30:41 - Technically Challenged

In this segment, we challenge you the listener to do something different in game.  Each episode we will give a new challenge. After you have completed the challenge, write in to technicallypvp@gmail.com with your experience!

  • This week’s challenge is to play an Island Expedition in PVP mode.

 

1:33:12 - Shoutouts

  • Starship for being awesome and helping out.

 

Finding Us

Podcast Cohosts

Darrie - https://twitter.com/MethodDarrie

https://www.twitch.tv/darrie

https://www.method.gg/

Technically - https://twitter.com/Technically_PvP https://www.twitch.tv/technically_pvp

https://discord.gg/w7WZ9ab

https://blizzard.com/invite/3kEld72CBvz

Technicallypvp@gmail.com

https://technicallypvp.wordpress.com/

Andallyn - https://twitter.com/Andallyn1244

https://www.twitch.tv/andallyn

Apr 4, 2019

Technically PVP Show Notes

 

Episode 75 - Black Rook Hold Arena

 

11:46 - Upcoming WoW PVP Events

 

21:32 - Subject of Analysis

Today we will discuss, Black Rook Hold

 

53:51 - WOW PVP NEWS

 

Trivia question

Previous episode question was: What was the first World of Warcraft arena LAN event with a prize pool?  Bonus: When did it occur? The answer: WSVG China 2007. 2007-04-28 to 2007-04-30

 

Technically Challenged

In this segment, we challenge you the listener to do something different in game.  Each episode we will give a new challenge. After you have completed the challenge, write in to technicallypvp@gmail.com with your experience

  • Go and play in a new role in any rated or casual pvp game (except Skirms).  If you normally main a dps, play a healer. If normally a healer, play a tank.  If normally a tank, play a healer.

 

Shoutouts

  • Shout out to Solafyde, who emailed about the AB AI Brawl.  “Just wanted to say I did the Pvp brawl in AB against the AI, I was at the farm with a mage and a rogue ninja caped us but he never came out of stealth until he was done capping. I was standing right in front of the flag so I couldn’t miss him. This must be a bug! “
  • Sixxaddict for sending in an email.  They say they enjoy listening to our podcast, especially the class/spec/comp deep dives, and they were hoping we could have an episode about feral druids or assassination rogues.
  • Shoutout to Critner for his candid criticism.  Through his conversation on twitter, it has moved us to change up the comp discussions and meld it more with spec conversations.

 

Finding Us

Podcast Cohosts

Technically - https://twitter.com/Technically_PvP https://www.twitch.tv/technically_pvp

https://discord.gg/w7WZ9ab

https://blizzard.com/invite/3kEld72CBvz

Technicallypvp@gmail.com

https://technicallypvp.wordpress.com/

Andallyn - https://twitter.com/Andallyn1244

https://www.twitch.tv/andallyn

Windstead - https://twitter.com/windstead84

 

 

Mar 21, 2019

Technically PVP Show Notes

 

Episode 74 - God Comp/Shatterplay 8.1.5

 

6:17 - Upcoming WoW PVP Events

 

12:26 - Subject of Analysis

Today we will discuss, Shatterplay, otherwise known as God Comp (Shadowpriest/Mage/healer).

Roles

Dmg - shadow priest/Mage (Frost? Fire? Arcane?) - Situational, mostly frost

Heals - RDruid? RSham? MW Monk? - Rdruid > Hpal > MW (Rsham isn’t great, disc can work with an arcane mage)

Support - CC’s: MC, scream, horror, poly, (Frost slows+novas) and (clone/bash or hex/cap totem or incap/leg sweep).  CD’s: shadow fiend, icy veins and frozen orb

Traits

Shadow Priest - Death Throes x3 always, Spiteful Apparitions x3 if playing crit, Thought Harvester (VT Damage) or Whispers of the Damned(Mind blast damage) if playing vers

Frost mage- Flash Freeze, Tunnel of Ice, Packed Ice 

 

58:24 - WOW PVP NEWS

 

 

Trivia question

Previous episode question was: What are the names of 2 of the 5 secondary locations in the isle of conquest bg?  A: Hangar, Workshop, Quarry, Docks and Oil Refinery

 

Congrats to Anakin Myers and his dad for sending in the first correct answer!

 

Send your answer to Technicallypvp@gmail.com.  First correct answer will earn a shout out on the next show

 

Shoutouts

  • Cmg's - Graycen, Flop and Babycakes
  • Cataclysm mage on Usander who killed Andallyn

 

Finding Us

Guests

Cmg - https://twitter.com/ethancmg

https://www.twitch.tv/cmgxd

Podcast Cohosts

Technically - https://twitter.com/Technically_PvP https://www.twitch.tv/technically_pvp

https://discord.gg/w7WZ9ab

https://blizzard.com/invite/3kEld72CBvz

Technicallypvp@gmail.com

https://technicallypvp.wordpress.com/

Andallyn - https://twitter.com/Andallyn1244

https://www.twitch.tv/andallyn

Windstead - https://twitter.com/windstead84

Mar 7, 2019

Technically PVP Show Notes

 

Episode 73 - Walking Dead 8.1

 

18:02 - Upcoming WoW PVP Events

 

31:49 - Subject of Analysis

Today we will discuss, the Windwalker Monk/Death Knight comp, otherwise known as Walking Dead Cleave.

Roles

Dmg - WW monk and DK (Frost or Unholy)

Heals - MW or Rdruid?

Support - Incap, leg sweep, turbo fists (slow)?, grapple weapon?, asphyxiate, death grip, chains, AMZ, Dark Simulacrum?, clone, bash, pounce?, hibernate? vortex.

Traits - Rampant Growth. Waking dream.  Grove Tending. Lively spirit.

 

1:36:9 - WOW PVP NEWS

 

Trivia question

Previous episode question was: What attribute does the Master of Anatomy skill, granted by the skinning profession, increase? A: Increased Critical Strike.  This was removed in WOD.

 

Send your answer to Technicallypvp@gmail.com.  First correct answer will earn a shout out on the next show

 

Shoutouts

  • Gorecki:  My team… the boys!

 

Finding Us

Podcast Cohosts

Gorecki https://twitter.com/GoreckiGG

https://www.twitch.tv/goreckitv

Technically - https://twitter.com/Technically_PvP https://www.twitch.tv/technically_pvp

https://discord.gg/w7WZ9ab

https://blizzard.com/invite/3kEld72CBvz

Technicallypvp@gmail.com

https://technicallypvp.wordpress.com/

Andallyn - https://twitter.com/Andallyn1244

https://www.twitch.tv/andallyn

Windstead - https://twitter.com/windstead84

 

Feb 21, 2019

Technically PVP Show Notes

 

Episode 72 - RBGs in BfA

 

11:36 - Upcoming WoW PVP Events

 

17:04 - Subject of Analysis

Today we will discuss, RBGs in BfA.

 

1:37:00 - WOW PVP NEWS

 

Trivia question

Previous episode question was: Who is the Canadian with the highest WOW total winnings from esports?  A: Snutz.

 

 

Send your answer to Technicallypvp@gmail.com.  First correct answer will earn a shout out on the next show.

 

Finding Us

Guests

Darkpen - https://www.twitch.tv/darkpenx

https://twitter.com/darkpenx

Luminierehttps://www.twitch.tv/luminiere

https://twitter.com/LuminiereTv

Podcast Cohosts

Technically - https://www.twitch.tv/technically_pvp

https://twitter.com/Technically_PvP

https://discord.gg/w7WZ9ab

https://blizzard.com/invite/3kEld72CBvz

Technicallypvp@gmail.com

https://technicallypvp.wordpress.com/

Andallyn - https://twitter.com/Andallyn1244

https://www.twitch.tv/andallyn

Windstead - https://twitter.com/windstead84

Feb 7, 2019

Technically PVP Show Notes

 

Episode 71 - TSG 8.1

 

15:10 - Upcoming WoW PVP Events

 

24:52 - Subject of Analysis

Today we will discuss, TSG in 8.1

 

Roles

Dmg - Warrior / DK

Heals - MW Monk variation

Support - Storm bolt, asphixiate, leg sweep, duel, disarm, AMZ, death grip, Ring of peace, fear, War Banner

Traits

Unholy DK- Damage Traits (Festermight, Helchains, Battlefield Precision)

Warrior - Damage Traits (Striking the Anvil, Crushing Assault), Bastion of Might 

Monk-Burst of Life, secret infusion, Overflowing Mists, Exit Strategy

1:15:9 - WOW PVP NEWS

  • Dev Q&As
    • https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/22864560/watch-the-live-q-a-vod-with-ion-hazzikostas-here
    • https://www.wowhead.com/news=289956/vanion-eu-q-a-with-ion-hazzikostas-negativity-itemization-rise-of-azshara-plans
      • Why aren't there more currencies and vendors for gear, similar to buying Azerite? A: It's not something they've completely moved away from; there's a place for loot you get randomly from a boss, and for guaranteed progression from other sources. Titanite Residuum helps, but they could probably do more for the raid and dungeons, while Conquest serves that purpose for PvP, allowing you to work toward guaranteed rewards which complement end of match and weekly chest loot.
      • Seeing as the War Mode bonus has been at 30% for the Alliance, does this team feel like this has been a failure at balancing? A:They wouldn't be surprised to see it tick down to 25% for the Alliance. They've seen it very effective for the underrepresented faction and they feel this is a success as the faction imbalance is half of what is was.
      • What is being done about server stability and lag?  A:It's a top priority. But it's not a single problem and it's death by a thousand cuts. They've fixed some problems but they're still investigating and its an ongoing process. Specific reports help, especially with time stamps so that the engineers can look at the logs.
      • Can PvP please get some sort of vendor?  A:The way vendors worked out in the past, there was an order in which you bought pieces off the vendor. But they understand there is a value in the vendor of Control. The system that they're creating that is more transparent and offers those choice. One of the things they're improving is a choice of 4 Azerite Pieces in Season 2, so that every trait occurs at least once. When you cap your Conquest, you also get a Quartermaster's Coin which allows you to upgrade those pieces in the long term. Certain weeks you'll be able to choose between say 2 Bracers and 2 Pants with different stats. You can pick the best one for you and then upgrade it in the long term with a Trophy bought form a Quartermaster's Coin.  In the past, when they had vendors, they had PvP stats like PvP Power and Resilience and because that doesn't exist anymore they need to take into account the rest of the game. There's no such thing as a Raid Vendor and PvP already offers a lot of control. PvP currently offers the most selection as to what piece of gear you want.
  • Deepwind Gorge removed from RBGs?
  • Hotfixes - https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/22824893/hotfixes-january-29-2019
    • Azerite trait nerfs/buffs
    • RDruid buffs
    • Arms warrior buffs
  • Race to world first Battle of Dazzar’alor
  • Trinkets on TR for AWC cups
    • PVE trinkets have been removed on the TR.  Only PVP trinkets will be available for the AWC Cups.

 

1:39:40 - Trivia question

Previous episode question was: What was spell-batching and why did it matter to PVP? A: Spell batching was how WOW used to process abilities.  They were processed in batches or stacks by the servers, so if spells were cast close enough in real time, they would happen simultaneously by server time.  

Congratulations to Solafyde for being the first to send in a correct answer!

Send your answer to Technicallypvp@gmail.com.  First correct answer will earn a shout out on the next show

 

1:41:5 - Shoutouts

  • Mysticall to his team and Icy Veins

 

Finding Us

Mysticall - https://www.twitch.tv/mystpvp

https://twitter.com/MysticalTheMonk

https://www.youtube.com/c/mysticallthemonk

Podcast Cohosts

Technically - https://www.twitch.tv/technically_pvp

https://twitter.com/Technically_PvP

https://discord.gg/w7WZ9ab

https://blizzard.com/invite/3kEld72CBvz

Technicallypvp@gmail.com

https://technicallypvp.wordpress.com/

Andallyn - https://twitter.com/Andallyn1244

https://www.twitch.tv/andallyn

Windstead - https://twitter.com/windstead84

Jan 24, 2019

Technically PVP Show Notes

 

Episode 70 - Cupid 8.1

 

8:16 - Upcoming WoW PVP Events

 

13:28 - Subject of Analysis

Today we will discuss, the comp to love all comps… Cupid Cleave.  This comp combines the strengths of Ret Pally and Hunter to decimate the competition!

 

Roles

Dmg - Ret and Surv Hunter consistent DPS and burst

Heals - does it matter what spec?  Disc.  RSham can work too.

Support - HOJ, trap, pet stun (intimidation), healer cc (mc/fear). Usually not repentance.

 

Traits? Ret: Light’s Decree, Relentless Inquisitor, FFA traits like Tidal Surge, avengers might?

Hunter? Wilderness survival, latent poison, Battlefield focus.

Disc? Death of shadows, ultimate 

 

1:27:54 - WOW PVP NEWS

  • Savix hosted a 1v1 tournament 18 Jan
    • Congrats to Venruki for winning overall and Cervantes coming in second!
    • Unfortunate end to the tournament.  Cervantes was unable to get PTR downloaded so Ven couldn’t play against him.  Ven decided to split the winnings, and so the tournament was over…. And then the drama started...
  • Keystone Masters Season 1 started!
  • Hotfixes
  • Absterge, Pikaboo, Jellybeans and Wizk are no longer with Gosu Crew
  • Overview of Season 2 was outlined
  • AWC and MDI 2019 announced!
    • https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-us/news/22862590/wow-esports-in-2019
    • AWC has some changes
      • Only 2 seasons this year for NA and EU with 6 cups each season.  Each cup has a $10k USD prize pool and points. End of season finals will have a $100k USD prize pool.  5 teams to advance to Blizzcon
        • This is actually an increase cups from 2018 (12 vs 9) with the same prize pools… so more money ($320k USD total)
      • China… TBD.  1 team will advance to Blizzcon
      • APAC- KR and ANZ will have 4 cups.  TW will have 2 cups. Only 1 team will advance to Blizzcon
      • LATAM- 4 qualifiers to feed a round robin and culminate in a season finals.  Only 1 team will advance to blizzcon
    • MDI
      • Split into 2 regions: East (China, KR, TW, ANZ) and West (NA, LATAM, EU)
      • There will be 2 seasons for each region.  Proving grounds (starting 26 Feb) will feed teams to the Tournament Realm.  On the TR, time trials will feed teams to a cup (alternating East/West) over 6 weeks.  Each cup has a $12k USD prize pool and points. Each season will end with in a LAN tournament for $100k USD.
    • Two ingame toys will be coming to the store.  Portion of the sales will add to the grand final prize pool for both AWC and MDI

 

Trivia question

Previous episode question was: What is the forsaken racial ability that allows them to feed off dead bodies to regain their health? Bonus point - what type of dead bodies? A: Cannibalize. Bonus: Humanoid or Undead

 

 

Send your answer to Technicallypvp@gmail.com.  First correct answer will earn a shout out on the next show

 

1:53:46 - Shoutouts

  • To Sorna for giving us an iTunes review with the title “Make technically pvp podcast great again.”  
    • Their review says, “This podcast is great and one of the best for player versus player.  I would have given this a five star rating easy a few months ago. However, lately the main host seems like he is miserable discussing WOW PVP lately. I haven’t been able to listen for long as it doesn’t seem like his heart is in it anymore.  Anyway, keep up the good work and I’ll check back in 2019 and re-review.”
  • SSDS shout out to his teammates

 

Finding Us

Guest

SSDS - https://www.twitch.tv/ssds

twitter.com/ssdslw

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_6s9qDs2NZme0Rnc9rN2_g?view_as=subscriber

Podcast Cohosts

Technically - https://www.twitch.tv/technically_pvp

https://twitter.com/Technically_PvP

https://discord.gg/w7WZ9ab

https://blizzard.com/invite/3kEld72CBvz

Technicallypvp@gmail.com

https://technicallypvp.wordpress.com/

Andallyn - https://twitter.com/Andallyn1244

https://www.twitch.tv/andallyn

Windstead - https://twitter.com/windstead84

 

Jan 9, 2019

Technically PVP Show Notes

 

Episode 69 - RMP 8.1

 

12:26 Upcoming WoW PVP Events

  • None. :(

 

22:42 Subject of Analysis

Today we will discuss, RMP in 8.1!

 

1:42:30 WOW PVP NEWS

 

2:28:10 Trivia question

Previous episode question was: Which pro WOW Arena player said that they make their teammates clip their nails? A: Swapxy.  This was actually meant as a joke when Swapxy was making sure his team was ready for the LAN tournament. :) Congrats to Verlane for being the first to correctly answer this one!  

 

Now to announce our winner of the game time!  Since we only had 3 different people submit answers, the reward for this contest was for 1 month of gametime.  I put ballots in a bucket for every entry these people earned by taking the time to send in their answers.

 

Now drum roll please! <bdrrrrdddrrrrdrrrrrdrrrr>  The winner is: Verlane!!!  Congratulations!

 

 

Send your answer to Technicallypvp@gmail.com.  First correct answer will earn a shout out on the next show

 

2:31:46 Shoutouts

 

Finding Us

Rzn - https://twitter.com/rzn732

https://www.twitch.tv/rzn732

https://www.facebook.com/Rzn732/

Podcast Cohosts

Technically - https://www.twitch.tv/technically_pvp

https://twitter.com/Technically_PvP

https://discord.gg/w7WZ9ab

https://blizzard.com/invite/3kEld72CBvz

Technicallypvp@gmail.com

https://technicallypvp.wordpress.com/

Andallyn - https://twitter.com/Andallyn1244

https://www.twitch.tv/andallyn

Windstead - https://twitter.com/windstead84

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