Lore Watch

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Sinopse

Lore Watch is a new podcast from the creators of Blizzard Watch. Every two weeks we'll explore a single lore subject about the World of Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft, or any other games that interest us. Join hosts Anne Stickney, Matthew Rossi, and Joe Perez for an indepth look at the evolving stories of the games we all love.

Episódios

  • The mystery of Northern Lordaeron

    21/02/2024 Duração: 57min

    Join us this week as we discuss the origins of hearthstones and their connection to Meeting Stones as well as the Brokers, if there is a way to wield the void without being corrupted by it (asking for a friend), and the mystery of Northern Lordaeron, the unexplored region between Ghostlands and Western Plaguelands that may get the spotlight in the upcoming Midnight expansion. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • What Angry Keanu Reeves can teach us about WoW lore

    14/02/2024 Duração: 56min

    Join us this week as we use Cyberpunk 2077 as a jumping off point to explore character building in video game storytelling, settings as characters, what power means in these worlds, the history of immortality and how many of these elements are reflected in WoW lore. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • Are Forsaken Death Knights the secret to infinite anima?

    07/02/2024 Duração: 01h30s

    Join us this week as we go on a wilder tangent than usual (and that’s saying a lot) about the connection between the Forsaken and Death Knights through pain and suffering and how that could be Azeroth’s own perpetual energy source (because science!) Yeah, hope you’re strapped in for this one. Bonus: Worgen talk. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • Deep diving into the new Gilneas storyline

    31/01/2024 Duração: 01h01min

    Join us this week as we explore WoW patch 10.2.5’s Gilneas storyline including Lillian Voss's struggle with what’s left of her humanity and Calia Menethil grappling with her family’s dark legacy. We also dive into evolution of key characters in WoW, the impact of in-game events on the lore of Warcraft, and the relationship between Superman and Shazam in the comics. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • Who are the key elves in the Emerald Dream storyline?

    17/01/2024 Duração: 53min

    Join us this week as we explore the key elven NPCs in the WoW patch 10.2 Guardians of the Dream campaign, the possible plans of the First Ones to prevent the universe from being devoured, and the tinfoil hat theory that the leaders of each the four Shadowlands’ factions are actually Titan constructs. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • How the ending of Cyberpunk 2077’s Phantom Liberty expansion changed everything

    10/01/2024 Duração: 01h14min

    Join us this week as we explore how the ending of Cyberpunk 2077’s Phantom Liberty expansion reframes everything you understood about the game. We also cover the stories of A.I., Mr. Blue Eyes, and the Methuselah cult. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • Will The Worldsoul Saga reboot WoW’s lore?

    03/01/2024 Duração: 01h01min

    Join us this week as we explore the idea that the upcoming three expansion Worldsoul Saga may be setting the stage for a new era in WoW storytelling, the mystery behind the son of Medivh and Garona Halforcen, Med’an, and the questionable actions of Diablo 4’s Sister Octavia. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • Did we forget about Gnomeregan?

    20/12/2023 Duração: 01h04min

    Join us this week as we explore the future of Gnomeregan. Can it get the reclamation that is coming to Gilneas in patch 10.2.5? We also talk about how deep and wide the roots of the World Tree go. Probably not as deep and wide as our tin foil hatting about it, that’s for sure. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • Concerning dragon histories, Titan origins, and World Trees

    13/12/2023 Duração: 01h06min

    Join us this week as we delve into the history of the dragon flights, the idea that the Titans may not be all about Order, and the hotly debated question of the location of the first World Tree. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • Is Azeroth heading to a Ragnarok reset?

    29/11/2023 Duração: 59min

    Join us this week as we delve deeply into the idea that Azeroth's races may be programmed to protect the planet by the Titans and if they fail, the Titans will reset the world and let it play out all over again. Plus, the possible impact of non-druid classes entering the Emerald Dream. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • The legend of the first World Tree, Elun’Ahir

    22/11/2023 Duração: 01h04min

    Join us this week as we delve into the newly introduced story of the first World Tree, Elun’Ahir. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • Can the World Soul be trusted?

    15/11/2023 Duração: 01h13min

    Join us this week as we, per usual, take a simple, innocent question and use it to wildly speculate about its implications to WoW’s lore! In this case, we take the information presented in The War Within’s BlizzCon cinematic and connect it to (deep breath) a fifth old god, the titans, the Naaru Colossal, life and void lords, what Elune is, the pantheon of death, the big lightbulb in Hallowfall, the Arathi, the Nerubians, Xal’atath, how the universe is ordered, and, most importantly, was the Jailer right? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • Tinfoil hatting the WoW Worldsoul saga

    08/11/2023 Duração: 01h05min

    Join us this week as we delve into what we know about the story in the upcoming WoW expansions The War Within, Midnight, and The Last Titan. To no one’s surprise, the discussion pretty much goes off the rails in record time. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • The lore of Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty

    25/10/2023 Duração: 01h12min

    Join us this week as we delve into our obsession with the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty expansion and the lore behind it all. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • Looking back at 300 episodes of Lore Watch

    11/10/2023 Duração: 01h05min

    Join us this week as we talk about our favorite moments and episodes from almost 10 years of recording the podcast including how we started, how far we’ve come, where we would like to go in the future, and, of course, the friends we’ve made along the way. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • What’s the story behind Tyrhold in the Dragon Isles?

    04/10/2023 Duração: 50min

    Join us this week as we explore lore of the titan facility in the Dragon Isles, Tyrhold, how WoW could be more alt friendly, and the anatomy of angels in the Diablo universe. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • Which big bad from Warcraft’s past should we battle next?

    27/09/2023 Duração: 58min

    Join us this week as we explore who’s left from Warcraft’s far past that can still threaten all of Azeroth in a future expansion. And has the new Black Dragon Aspect heralded a new Hour of Twilight apocalypse on the horizon? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • All about them world trees

    20/09/2023 Duração: 01h08min

    Join us this week as we explore the histories of the world trees in WoW, including Teldrassil and Nordrassil. Plus, is Azshara the avatar of the soul of Azeroth? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • Are we heading into an Old Gods expansion in WoW?

    13/09/2023 Duração: 59min

    Join us this week as we explore the hints and story elements in Dragonflight that might be setting up the return of the Old Gods. Also, we talk about the key moments in Garrosh Hellscream’s evolution from honorable Warchief to brutal megalomaniac to unrepentant soul in the Revendreth. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

  • Are the dragons of WoW doomed to imminent extinction?

    30/08/2023 Duração: 59min

    Join us this week as we wildly speculate about whether or not dragons can produce offspring post-Cataclysm, the nuances of summoning for caster classes, and if there is only one Legion across all timelines or multiple alternate Legions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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