Hard Enrage 7 – End of Expansion Burnout

While a blizzard impeded us from talking about Blizzard, we have returned to talk about the new features announced at BlizzCon. We discuss the addition of Pokémon to World of Warcraft, PVE scenarios, the reintroduction of world bosses, and the possibility of stats being scaled down.

With the new expansion coming, the often-talked about subject of burnout is on the mind. Worse than your typical end of raid cycle dropoff, it’s tough running a raid group or guild when everyone’s got their eyes on the next big thing. Raiders fear they’ll just replace any gear while leveling in the new world, they might intend to switch mains for the expansion, or they might just want to take a break before diving back into WoW with both feet. We attempt to cover how to identify the extent of the problem, and how best to deal with it.

Kingfox’s guide to BlizzCon 2011

Unfortunately, this is the first year I will not be attending BlizzCon. This year I stand with the 99% who aren’t able to make it out there to sunny Anaheim, California for two days of standing in dark cavernous rooms, waiting in lines for one beta or another. Believe me, I wish I was joining the unwashed masses scrambling for seats near the stage just to hear Metzen announce that they hadn’t prepared anything for the panel.

If you’re like me and unable to attend, keep glued to the usual sources for World of Warcraft news. We’ll have a podcast up discussing whatever is announced, giving you our analysis of the groundbreaking revelations.

If you are on your way to BlizzCon, read on. I’ve learned a thing or two, and am happy to share my tips with our listeners.
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