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Thanks massively to all of you who came to BarCraft-on-Thames. You’ve made a small, rubbish podcast very happy.

Photos courtesy of the wonderful Tim Brandt Photography.

Morning all! Apologies for the lack of a show last week – we were joined by the lovely Bella from The Elizabella Chronicles, but, sadly, our audio became corrupted and we were unable to salvage the show. Such a shame, because she was a great guest. We’ll have you back again soon!

Today’s show features our friend and yours, The Godmother of Faff from Alternative-Blog.net. We have a super special pre-BlizzCon show for you today where we discuss:

  • Our thoughts on what we’d like to see announced for WoW;
  • A special BlizzCon-themed quiz;
  • BarCraft-on-Thames!
  • …and much more!

If you’re coming along to BarCraft-on-Thames, then we can’t wait to see you there. Look out for the guys and girl in Ready Check t-shirts, come over and say hi. Pints of beer graciously accepted!

We won’t have a show next week due to hosting the event, so join us in a couple of weeks for episode 10! Love, surprises, and BlizzCon prizes. Toman.

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Evening all. I’ve been in a bit of an acid jazz black hole today whilst practicing mage DPS rotations, so if I start randomly spamming keys (syncopated, naturally) during this intro post, you know exactly why. Today, we’re joined by the incomparable Bear, aka John Patricelli from thebigbearbutt.com! You all know him, you all love him, and it was an absolute pleasure to have him on the show. Seriously, my face still aches from laughing so hard, you bastard bear.

Today we discuss:

  • BarCraft-on-Thames (hey, if you can’t plug your own event on your podcast, where can you plug it?)!;
  • Hallow’s End;
  • Flex raiding, scaling and more;
  • A challenge that Hunni might win!;
  • …and much more!

As always, we’d love to hear from you guys. Let us know what you think of the show over at iTunes and Stitcher (links on the sidebar), tell us what you’d like to see on the show, send us your jingles for our features, or just berate us mercilessly. You can get in touch via email, Twitter and Facebook. Until next time, love, kisses, and Pyroblast! misses. Toman.

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Morning! Wow, you look great – you must have had loads of sleep, a healthy breakfast and a nice relaxing morning. Good for you. Sorry for the delay with the podcast this week; as you may have noticed, the site was awfully sluggish yesterday so we couldn’t update it. For the technically minded amongst you, our Apache instance was buggered and needed a restart. All sorted now, though! This week, we’re guest-less, so you’re stuck with Flapz, Hunni and I.

On this week’s show:

  • We talk about our BlizzCon community event, BarCraft-on-Thames!
  • The BlizzCon store items have been announced. How much will we be spending (spoiler: ALL THE MONEY)?
  • How are we getting on in SoO?
  • Wing 3 LFR impressions.
  • …And much more!

Join us next week where we’ll be joined by the mighty John Patricelli of BigBearButt fame! In the meantime, we love hearing from you guys. Get in touch on Twitter, Facebook, or via email. Until next time, love, hugs, and squishy, traitorous Klaxxi bugs. Toman.

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If you follow us on Twitter, you’re probably aware of the fact that the Ready Check team have been planning a community meet-up. Finally, and with great excitement, we can announce the details! Join us for BarCraft-on-Thames:

BarCraft-on-Thames BlizzCon 2013

We’re hugely excited about this, guys and girls. Come and watch the Saturday of the BlizzCon stream with us, win loads of goodies from companies like Logitech, Enjin, Curse and many more, and meet a whole bunch of community people. All for FREE! You can find more info either by clicking the image above, or the countdown bar on the right hand side of this page.

We would absolutely love to see you there. If you have any questions, problems, ideas for events on the night, or you’d just like a chat about the weather, please get in touch! mailbag@readycheck.co.uk

Love, the Ready Check team.

If you’re interested, click read more for the full release.

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Evening lovelies! Apologies for the late show tonight; I’m away with work at the moment and, well, forgot to press submit before going out for dinner. I liken this to the time I once put Divine Intervention on our tank with about 3% left to go on Heroic Sindragosa. Pretty sure I’ll never live that one down… Anyway, tonight we’re joined by the Sha of Science, and forum moderator over at Icy-Veins, Stoove! He was gracious enough to join us and talk all things Icy Veins, including some new features coming soon, and why it’s such a good resource for raiders.

Also on the show:

  • The awesome new Hippogryph mount… where’s it from?
  • Hearthstone wipe – how did it affect you?
  • WoW film release date!
  • …and much more.

We hope you enjoy this weeks’ show – it was certainly a lot of fun to make. We’ve got a free slot next week if anyone wants to come and guest on the show – email us at mailbag@readycheck.co.uk if you’re interested. You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook. Until next time: Love, Hugs and Thok Bugs. Toman.

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Evening folks. Today we have the pleasure of being joined by Zandalis, Disc Priest healer and Guild Master of <Archon Umbra> on Ragnaros EU (Horde). Zandalis is a self-professed lore geek, successful raider and pet battler extraordinaire, so it’s great to have him on the show!

On today’s show:

  • Attunements – do you miss them?
  • SoO LFR wing 2; worth the hassle so early after release?
  • Race to World First.
  • Hearthstone wipe incoming – more invite waves soon?
  • Battle Pet leveling and Celestial Tournament.
  • How we’re getting on in SoO.

As always, we’ve got our Challenge in which we invariably make fools out of ourselves, and we interview Zandalis in our Recruitment Post feature. This week, we also announce our BlizzCon community event, on Saturday 9th November. We’re hosting an event in London and will have loads of gear to give away, so please keep the date free. We’re finalising the details so there will be loads more info incoming shortly! Anyhow, until next time: Love, Hugs and Successful PUGs. Toman.

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Evening kiddos. This week, our team have mostly been pet battling, kicking the snot out of rares on the Timeless Isle, and earning more lesser charms than we know what to do with. And, my word has it been glorious. As a quick update to a couple of things that have happened in between recording on Friday night and today: Toman now finally has a level 25 pet; Flapz has main changed again, but finally completed the Fluffy Bunny quest; Hunni decided to delete her bear because it was, and I quote, “too overpowered”, and the official show guild <Harvest Moon> went 7/14 in SoO. Some of those may be fabricated. I’ll let you decide which.

On this week’s show:

  • SoO LFR  part one; how are we finding it?
  • Race to World First!
  • What will ActivisionBlizzard‘s separation from Vivendi mean for us?
  • Flapz applies via our Recruitment Post feature.
  • A brand new challenge!

Right, I need to get back to levelling MOAR PETS, so I’ll leave you with this: please get in touch with us because we love hearing from you. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, or good old fashioned email. Join us next week for a very special guest… Love, hugs, and Eternal Strider bugs. Toman.

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Good evening, podcast listeners! Toman has let me loose on the show notes – this may only happen once so I should make the most of it… Bears are the best; more specifically Hunni is the best… wait, sorry, we’re meant to be talking podcasts. Right!  This week, our usual jolly three selves are joined by our fabulous raid leader, Forsetti. We had a good old chat about some things that (hopefully) are of interest to you, such as:
  • Timeless Isle and all it’s glorious new things!
  • Connected Realms and how we think they’ll affect us all.
  • The legendary cloak quest – spoiler: it’s a lot of fun, even if the rest of it wasn’t!
  • Flexi Raids, and how well we did on Wednesday.
 We also had Toman’s challenge this week, which in itself is worth listening for!
As always we love to hear from you guys so please send us your feedback, questions or just general rants about why we don’t talk more about druids! Find us on Email, Twitter or Facebook. Lots of love, Hunni.
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You know when you go supermarket shopping when you’re really hungry, and you end up coming away with loads of stuff you didn’t actually want in the first place? Well, welcome to Ready Check – the podcast equivalent of a guilty, expensive trip to Aldi. It’s Monday evening in the UK, so that means it’s time to get stuck into some of the burning topics in the WoW community. Join us in the vegetable section for our fresh news and opinions; frolic with us in the milk isle as we talk about our own thoughts on raiding this tier; binge with us in the booze section as we humiliate ourselves in another inane challenge. Everything you need for your 5-a-day, folks, plus those extras you didn’t actually want.

On today’s show:

  • 5.4 modes and their unlock schedules – paced correctly?
  • Celestial Tournament and pet battling in general.
  • Hearthstone’s EU beta release (woohoo!).
  • Our thoughts on ToT.

We had a really great week talking to you guys about all sorts of stuff on Twitter and Facebook, so please do keep getting your discussion topics, feature suggestions and incoherent ramblings over to us (email, Twitter or Facebook). We’ll be looking for guests to join us in a few weeks’ time, so if you’re interested then please do get in touch. All that remains to be said is: enjoy 5.4 this week, guys and girls. We know we will! Love, hugs, and successful PUGs. Toman.

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