The Instance #102 - “The Curt Schilling Episode”

Randydeluxe April 11th, 2008

Big News Of The Week

Wrath Of The Lich King May Be Alpha Testing

That’s right, a well-sourced rumor started making the rounds today that the 2nd Expansion to World Of Warcraft may be alpha testing as we speak. First, the clearly useful “” came online on April 2, and the very next day, Blizzard took down the PTR, which is very unusual for them. Blizzard usually leaves the PTR up and running for many days after a major patch. The anonymously sourced rumor today has to be so, because Blizzard has a strict NDA on the alpha testing of WOTLK.

Interview With Curt Schilling

Champion Baseball Pro, Future Hall Of Famer, WoW Geek

An Instance exclusive! We were highly fortunate to spend some quality time with Curt Schilling. Yes, that Curt Schilling. Visit his blog and ventures here.

And you’ll find the Azeroth Advisor that Curt mentioned here.

Town Cryer

Trebblebase of Scarshield Legion EU writes:

Hey Scott and Randy I was wondering if there is a Roleplaying list for Clothing in WoW, Ive had a look around but I cant find a definative list. I know alot of what you wear is up to the imagination but it would be great to have some pointers to go by. Any ideas?

Gaap, Undead Priest - writes:

I play a lot of Alterac Valley for grinding honor (it’s the fastest way to farm honor IMO). The only annoying thing I’m finding annoying about this is that I end up with hundreds of AV marks in my mailbox after a night of AV. I’ve already got 100 marks in my bag so they’re automatically sent in to me in the mail. Only problem is that they only last for 24 hours before they’re deleted. My question is this: Is there anything I can “waste” AV marks on by purchasing? I already have the mount and tabard but can’t see anything else that can be bought with just AV marks.

Drop Of The Week

MMO Couples

You think we’re kidding?

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9 Responses to “The Instance #102 - “The Curt Schilling Episode””

  1. Jim Morenoon 11 Apr 2008 at 10:49 am

    I hear you, Mr. Deluxe!

    Trebblebase of Scarshield Legion, the best place I have found is Wowhead. If you’re only looking for a graphic and basic description of any item in WoW, start here. For RP related clothing, Wowhead is the only place I’m aware of to find this listing. Here’s the link!:

    In case that doesn’t work, here’s the menu path to follow to get to the list:
    (from Wowhead front page)

  2. Sparuutoon 11 Apr 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Gurp, I feel ya dude. My priest has just waded through Nagrand and after killing no fewer than 8 million innocent animals I was driven insane. Don’t worry though, BEM is far far batter in terms of questing.

    Good show - Sparuuto of Xavius EU

  3. juggalojunkieon 13 Apr 2008 at 7:52 am

    I just have a suggestion for the av mark problem, the new repeatable quest in shatt that cost 1 of each mark and gives you honor in return, its an easy way to jump up your honor and get ride of some of them unwanted marks.

  4. ciaraon 13 Apr 2008 at 8:21 am

    In this episode, I think Curt mentioned a newsletter based on class/race. I can’t seem to find a link to it on the website here. Does anyone know the name or URL?

    And — CURT SCHILLING!!! OMG!!! Are you KIDDING!!! This was freakin’ awesome!

  5. Gabion 14 Apr 2008 at 7:20 am

    Thank you for your fun comment on my ‘MMO couples’ blog. I am very flattered :x

    About the Dutch pod and prostitution: sigh, always the same jokes :p But here it goes:

    Dutch pot (wiet): at the age of 18 you are allowed to buy 5 gramm of what we Dutchies call ‘hennep’ in a legal coffeeshop. You may use it at home or even on the street. The police won’t bother you. Of course growing pot, importing and exporting pot is illegal.

    If you want to visit the Amsterdam Red Light District, you need to hurry up though; there are serious plans to close down most of the (window) prostitution within the next 7 years down due to depravation of the area.

    With warm regards,
    Gabi, Vienna

  6. aigganon 14 Apr 2008 at 12:33 pm

    I found some dates on when BC went to beta. BC took about 4.5 months from beta to live. If WoTLK follows the same timeline and it is in alpha now its probably end of year or early 09 before we see it.

    Aug 26, 2006 - Friends & Family beta started
    August 22, 2006 - Patch 1.12
    August 28, 2006 - Burning Crusade talent Previews posted
    September 26, 2006 - Patch 1.12.1
    October 13, 2006 - Patch 1.12.2
    December 5, 2006 - Patch 2.0.1
    January 16, 2007 - BC Launched

  7. Cayden-ANon 14 Apr 2008 at 1:32 pm

    In the bit about Paladin specific class mods, I recommend one called PallyPower. This one is available through Ace Mods, and it makes it very easy to assign and buff your blessings. It especially shines in group or raid situation where you may have more than one paladin or multiple classes. It allows you (as group leader or promoted assistant) to assign buffs for each Paladin to each class in the group (including pets) and even single 10 minute buffs to classes with multiple specs such as dps & prot warriors or resto & feral druids. Once the buffs are set you can also monitor the timers on each buff.

  8. missakinson 14 Apr 2008 at 7:45 pm

    There’s a similar addon to Deposit Box called Savingsplan…

  9. marshon 23 Apr 2008 at 10:30 am

    Hi guys,

    I don’t play a paladin, but I have to concur with Cayden, the pallies in my guild swear by PallyPower for keeping their buffs straight.

    Also, with regard to WotLK release dates, I know that it’s pretty standard practice in the industry to have 6 weeks each for alpha and beta. I would expect Blizzard to take longer, maybe 2-3 months each. With that in mind, I would guess October. I really don’t think we will be seeing it this summer.

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