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Countdown To Classic - A World Of Warcraft Classic Podcast


Oct 15, 2018

The thrilling trilogy of ex-dev interviews concludes with Monster/Raid/Encounter designer, Alex Brazie!

Listen in as Countdown To Classic rounds out what has been a fascinating run of interviews with former WoW devs about some of the design principles that went into the making of the game.

Highlights Below:

  • In Depth Interview - 2:30
  • Thoughts On John Staat's WoW Diary - 3:30
  • Alex's Work On WoW - 6:30
  • What Alex Works On Now - 8:40
  • The Blizzard Employee Guild - 11:05
  • Playing WoW vs. Making WoW - 18:15
  • The Blizzard Guild Adjusts To TBC Raiding - 20:00
  • J. Allen Brack & Others As Raiders - 24:35
  • Do All WoW Staff Love MMO's? - 27:30
  • Other Games Alex Wanted To Work On - 33:00
  • Geeking Out At Irvine - 35:30
  • Visiting Bill Gates - 41:00
  • Making Monsters In WoW: Monster Design 101 - 47:30
  • Favourite Monster Design - 55:45
  • Naxxramas Design Observations - 1:02:20
  • Four Horsemen Difficulty Design - 1:06:10
  • Post Vanilla Boss Design/Lord Marrowgar - 1:09:15
  • Warlock Overhaul Post Vanilla/Warlock Tanking - 1:12:40
  • Early Impressions Of Warlocks - 1:29:05
  • Event Design & Player Interaction/Corrupted Blood - 1:35:00
  • Corrupted Blood Internal Reactions - 1:37:40
  • Intentions For Protection Paladins - 1:39:10
  • Faction Differences In Raids - 1:43:00
  • The In's & Out's Of Monster AI In WoW - 1:48:00
  • Thoughts On The Success/Failure Of Classic - 2:02:25
  • Ex-Blizz Staff Thoughts On Classic - 2:06:05
  • Thoughts On Classic Release Date - 2:07:20
  • Demo vs. Alpha. Beta - 2:11:20
  • How Much Work On Classic Should Be Left? - 2:13:05
  • Should We Expect Changes In Classic? - 2:15:30
  • Signing Off - 2:18:40
  • Show News & Shout Outs - 2:20:35

 

Learn more about game design from Alex @ https://xelnath.com/

Or follow him on Twitter @ https://twitter.com/xelnath?lang=en

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