The Geekbox: Episode 141

With Karen Chu and Justin Haywald out, the three-man nerdcast is in full force this week — but that’s just fine, as we’ve got plenty of big BlizzCon news to cover, and plenty of Batman: Arkham City praise to heap. We’re hopefully going to have a more detailed Arkham City spoiler discussion next week, so stay tuned!

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The Geekbox — Episode 141 (2011-10-25)
Wherein we discuss BlizzCon 2011, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, autoattacking in MMOs, character-building choices, PokeWoW, Batman: Arkham City, Grand Theft Auto V, The Walking Dead, Serenity, character deaths, and the Buffy/Angel canon. Starring Ryan Scott, Adam Fitch, and Ryan Higgins.
Running Time: 1h 6m 51s
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3 Responses to “ “The Geekbox: Episode 141”

  1. certainly not move the automotive they are…

    placed on in fact using the static weight of the automotive sitting on the tires can bring about flat spots to sort. so if you are heading to retail outlet the car or truck for prolonged durations, raise the tires off…

  2. sdf says:

    Nothing’s as hilarious as a WoW fact checker (except RSG, he’s awesome)

  3. Tom L. says:

    Bleh… I really should wait until the show’s over to comment.

    Hunters aren’t based on auto attacks at all- not since Vanilla WoW. Their attacks are all woven between Steady Shot/Cobra Shot, which build “Focus.” Monks sound somewhat similar to that, or maybe a little like a Rogue’s combo point/finisher system.

    As for ranged weapons, Hunters will be the only ones using guns/bows/crossbows (wielding as main-hand weapons). Casters will still get to use wands, but they’ll be main-hand weapons, too. Warriors and Rogues will still have their thrown weapon abilities, but they’ll be based on their main hand weapons.

    Back to the Monk, though; I don’t think the lack of an auto-attack will be as noticeable as people are assuming. Especially after level 10, most classes have enough abilities to fill a constant enough rotation to preempt waiting on auto-attacks. I think the similarity to the Hunter’s Steady Shot (and the popularity of the Hunter class) are proof enough that people don’t mind having a basic attack that they’ll spam in between heavier special attacks.

    And finally: Blizzard are claiming the story of Mists of Pandaria is going to focus more on the Horde vs. Alliance conflict, as there won’t be any obvious huge monster that they need to team up to defeat. Nothing’s certain, but I’ll hope the Ryans are jumping to unfounded conclusions in thinking the expansion will all be “silly fun.” There’s always silliness in WoW, but I’m sure there’ll be some badass kung fu action to be found, too.

  4. Tom L. says:

    That stuff about China having some rules about how pandas are depicted is an urban legend.

    Regardless, Blizzard already reworked the entire Lich King expansion to suit China’s distaste for depiction of decayed humans. It wouldn’t be anything new for them to change content for the Chinese market.

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