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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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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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Good evening, kind people of the Internet! You may have noticed, by virtue of this post, that Ready Check is back for Season 2! “Hooray”, we hear you say (or not; we don’t judge, man). It’s been too long, as far as this writer is concerned, so it’s very nice to be back on the horse… although I’m told that’s not a nice way to refer to Flapz. Some sad news to start with – tonight, and for the foreseeable future, we’re without Reliq, our favourite overpowered DK. Unfortunately the Real Life boss has crit him for a million damage, so he’s not currently able to host the show with us. We’ll be sure to bully him into featuring on the show every now and again, though. That does, of course, mean we’re looking for another co-host to round out our team. If you’re interested in helping us pull the show together every week, get in touch!

Tonight, we talk about:

  • Item squish in the next expansion.
  • Flexible raiding (woo!).
  • Proving grounds.
  • What we’ve been up to over our brief hiatus.
  • How utterly terrible Flapz and Hunni are with boss quotes.
  • And much more!

With the launch of Season 2, we’ve also created a funky new Facebook page. Please pop over and ‘like’ us, ‘poke’ us, or spam us with Candy Crush requests. We’d love you for it. We’re also available in the usual places – Twitter, and Email!

Right then, folks, have a lovely week and we’ll see you next time. Toman.

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Hello everyone! We’re glad to be back after a very brief hiatus (crafty work, holiday, and assorted other scheduling issues!), filling your ears with inane ramblings and self-absorbed banter. Today we’re in the company of show regulars Reliq, Hunnibunni and Toman; three finer amigos there never were.

On today’s show:

  • We talk 5.3, and what we’re enjoying so far;
  • New Mount!!1eleven;
  • Titan’s ‘reset’ – big deal, or not? (spoiler: not!);
  • How to solve recruiting issues;
  • How to gear a fresh 90 (according to this Reddit post);
  • Mod(?) of the Week – AskMrRobot Premium;
  • And much more!

As always, we’re still looking for people to come and guest on the show, and we’d love to feature your own show bumpers too! If you run a podcast, send us a bumper at mailbag@readycheck.co.uk and we’ll return the favour!

We’ll be back next week, but in the meantime, love, hugs and successful PUGs.

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Hi folks! Indulge us a little while, would you? Our show guild, <Harvest Moon> on Ghostlands EU (Alliance) are in desperate need of a few decent raiders. We’re currently traipsing through T15, having fully cleared T14, and are working on Council of Elders at the time of writing. Unfortunately, we’ve lost a couple of key members to the ol’ Real Life boss, and need to fill a couple of gaps. Come join us, yo!

Here’s the blurbage…

Our aim is to find players who, like us, have several responsibilities outside the game, but who are passionate about raiding and want to progress. We’re not recruiting people whose only job is to warm the bench for us, so if your application is successful, you’ll be considered as an equal when it comes to raid spots.

Hit the link to see what we’re after!

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TOO SOON! YOU HAVE AWAKENED ME TOO SOON, EXECUTUS! WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THIS INTRUSION? Oh, you’re not Executus. Ahem. Sorry about that. I get a bit cranky, sat around in my fiery pit of doom, resting up and… oh, you think I could be eligible to reclaim missold PPI payments? I don’t even know what a credit card is. Loans? Why should I need a loan when I can just melt my foes in pools of molten burniness? No, I don’t want to talk to your supervisor.. wait, how did you get my address, anyway? EXECUTUS! FOOL! YOU ALLOWED THESE INSECTS TO RUN RAMPANT THROUGH THE HALLOWED CORE? AND NOW YOU LEAD THEM TO MY VERY LAIR? YOU HAVE FAILED ME! JUSTICE SHALL BE MET, INDEED!

And that, ladies and gents, is why Ragnaros is grumpy with Excecutus. True facts.

On today’s show:

  • Reliq and Toman are joined by special guest Simes, aka Sivation, to talk vanilla, hardcore raiding, and how MoP is the best expansion yet;
  • Hunnibunni, a feral/guardian druid, fills in for her fiancé Flapz, who isn’t feeling well (get well soon!);
  • We discuss Manaflask‘s interviews with Paragon and Method;
  • We talk personal accountability, and Toman gets a bit grumpy (sorry);
  • Mod of the Week – EnsidiaFails;
  • And much more!

Huge thanks to Simes for joining us this week, it was fun chatting with you! As always, we’re really interested in having guests on the show, and we’d also love to guest on your own shows if you’ll have us… Also, we want to hear from you! Get in touch via email or Twitter with your thoughts on the show so far and we’ll read ‘em out on air next week.

Until next week, love, hugs and UBRS PUGs (must have key).

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