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Countdown To Classic - A World Of Warcraft Classic Podcast


Oct 11, 2018

In the second part of the trilogy of talks with former World Of Warcraft developers, Josh sits down with exterior level designer Bo Bell, for a lengthy chat on the making of vanilla WoW.

Highlights Below:

  • In Depth Interview - 2:35
  • Bo's Resume - 3:20
  • Working At Blizzard - 7:50
  • Working in QA - 9:50
  • Speaking Publicly About Games - 16:05
  • What Bo Works On Now - 19:35
  • Artistic Freedom Working On Exterior Designs - 24:30
  • Balancing Metzen's Vision With Personal Tastes - 31:30
  • Fighting For Keeping Duskwood Dark - 37:10
  • Love For The Planned Emerald Dream - 41:45
  • Real World Inspirations In WoW Exteriors - 47:50
  • WoW Planned To Be Everquest? - 53:40
  • Smoke Break Ideas/Cutting Wee From WoW - 1:05:25
  • How Close Were We To Flying Mounts In Vanilla? - 1:09:45
  • Lord Of The Rings Inspirations - 1:13:20
  • Runemasters In Vanilla WoW - 1:22:50
  • Other Scrapped Classes - 1:27:25
  • Favourite/Challenging Zones That Bo Worked On - 1:31:00
  • Seeing Cataclysm Change Bo's Work - 1:37:50
  • Blizzard's Level Design Approach Now vs. Then - 1:42:45
  • Origins Of The Forsaken - 1:48:20
  • Moonglade Plans/Timbermaw - 1:55:50
  • Zone Regrets - 1:59:35
  • Guesses At Playable Zones In The Demo - 2:02:15
  • Invisible Walls - 2:07:00
  • Classic's Longevity - 2:10:55
  • Classic As A 'Do Over' - 2:15:50
  • Classic Release Date Guess - 2:18:20
  • Classic 'Forum Leaks' - 2:23:40
  • Demo vs. Alpha vs. Beta - 2:43:00
  • Shout Outs - 2:49:50 

 

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