The Instance: The Podcast for Lovers of Blizzard Games

The Instance: The Podcast for Lovers of Blizzard Games Podcast

The Instance: Weekly radio for fans and lovers of World of Warcraft and all things Blizzard. We don't take sides, we don't whine, we just give you the facts, news and tips that you want and need for your favorite online addictions. Come meet us at the stone for another Instance!

The Instance 568: What's in a name?
Will classic do things to WoW prime that we are not yet expecting? We go DEEP into this idea! Classic AMA coming next week. Did we get the names we want in Classic? Blizzard has earnings call with some interesting things therein. Sigma is out. Hearthstone has growth. Heroes is solid, and diablo makes room for the new kid. Your emails and more!...

The Instance 567: Zuljin and his Circle Axes
Scott and Garrett look deep into the eyes of Classic and see what you need to be ready for in a couple of weeks. Plus RP/PVP servers, reserving your names for Classic, and more! Also, Store Mounts cause another stir. New gobs and worgs look rad. Loot boxes days numbered? Qhira is awesome. HS gets a lot of new cards this week. Best music in WoW ever? And more!...

The Instance 566: Dirt Devil Games
We have an important chat at the top of the show about recent events. Then we dive deep into why Frank Pearce is leaving and what he might do now that he's gone. Big expansion leaks happened, maybe, and we nitpick around with a few of the details we think might hold water. The story of the next exp is full of old gods and tentacles. Sigma seems cool, Qhira is awesome, and we talk about why no ads for classic yet....


The Instance 565: Classically Trained
WoW Classic beta news, and a look at all the hunter problems it seems to have, both real and imagined. And we backload the show today with a TON of your emails and live calls! Join us!...

The Instance 564: Mikecraft
What might Mike Morhaime do next? We have some theories. Wan't movie props? They are selling a ton of it. WoW Classic enters a phase that puts it much closer to it's August release date. Hearthstone has a nutty new expansion coming. How the WoW companion app might work as a GPS based AR game server for Blizz and more!...


The Instance 563: What's different this time?
Scott and Garrett dive in this week with a look at the patch! We have lots of thoughts, including what we think of the Thrall Jaina friendship refresh. Wanna pay for a mount or get it with 6 months of wow time? Mike Morhaime has LOTS to say now that his non-compete is up. Lots more so hop in and enjoy!...

The Instance 562: Blizzard Auto-Missed Auto-Chess?
Scott has a beef with Blizzard on this AutoChess mess. Ashara is rising next Tuesday! We break down all the stuff you can expect on patch day. How gold farming will work in Classic. How to get more out of the WoW companion app and more! The whole crew is here!...

The Instance 561: Did you say Battlepants?
The starcraft game we will never get...again. Overwatch 2 is happening and we discuss it a bit. How blizzard might do games in future. WoW as a base sub to a larger Blizzard sub. Metzen wanted Naga. And loads more!...


The Instance 560: Low Poly Slice of Cheese
Scott Turps and Garrett get another episode out the door with some more impressions of Classic, and some ideas about where it might go next. Loads of other odds and ends today as well, so give it a listen!...

The Instance 559: Siri, what is hindsight?
We take a deep dive into our WoW Classic time this week. Talk about hanging out with much older men. Frosty the Snow Mage. How Thrall got his Groove back, and so much more today!...


The Instance 558: How Safe Is Your Haven
We talk about the Safe Haven cinematic at length. WoW Classic is live in beta, and we get the full game in August. We go deep on Classic stuff today as well. We get a little from J Allen Brack on the state of blizzard. 15 years means more ways to give your money to Warcraft. Around Blizzard and more!...

The Instance 557: The Whale Room
We have dates, details, and concerns about Blizzcon 2019. No Gamescom sadly this year. Blizz had an earnings call. How many characters can you have in WoW Classic? Get your PTR on with Nazjatar and Operation Mechagon. All around blizzard and more!...


The Instance 556: Place your bets!
We SHOULD have heard about Blizzcon by now so we are left wondering a little. Crucible of Storms is out and seems good! Alpha internal testing starts for WoW Classic. 8.2 gets datamined hardcore. We have a new Thrall and we have speculation to go with it. Around Blizzard and more!...

The Metzen Series Part 03: I Am Content
The 3rd and final part of this most recent Chris Metzen interview series. Perhaps the most emotional and intense of the three, but with some very happy endings. Not to mention some great behind the scenes in StarCraft and Diablo III. Thank you everyone, and especially Chris, for making this series happen. More soon!...

The Metzen Series Part 02: Game Life
Part two in our multi-part interview series with Chris Metzen, video game legend, now retired. One part followup to our previous interviews and many parts look at the now and future of Chris, games, life and more....


The Instance 555: What to do when in Mechadong
Metzen interviews, and Azhshara rising! Plus more about the war campaign. The new Heart of Azeroth might just get it right. Flying unlocked and a giant wheel mount if you please. SOO Much more about the new summer content coming!...

The Metzen Series Part 01: Open Book
Part one in our multi-part interview series with Chris Metzen, video game legend, now retired. One part followup to our previous interviews and many parts look at the now and future of Chris, games, life and more....

The Instance 554: Mecha-What?
More old Blizz games going to GoG. What to expect in Rise of Azshara. More classic updates from Blizzard. And way more!...


The Instance 553: Jimmies in a Rustle
Introducing Instance Loot! Corn dogs. AIE taking alliance applications. The results of the recent WoW Q&A livestream. Getting that beacon is all Scott wants. Around blizzard and more!...

The Instance 552: Vote Baine in 2020
What if 2019 is the best Blizzcon of all time? A breakdown of what we have seen in patch 8.1.5 including war campaign story, redone battlegrounds, and a little talk about PortalGate 2019. Hati is back for hunters btw. The WoW classic release plan is out there now. All the news around blizzard and more!...


The Instance 551: Fake Bacon Accent
No one wants my Azerite gear. We have a date with Trolls and Pirates! The art stream was really well done. Classic also got some news! A look around blizz and more!...

The Instance 550: Eminemsplaining
Come to Vegas and play with us! Also, Metzen wants your suggestions! Scott gets a nice mount without even trying! Get your troll and fat pirate soon! Wowhead knows how to make a nice tool. Everything Blizz does getting shaded by last week's layoffs? More about blizzard plus your emails!...

The Instance 549: Blizzard Conditions
A DEEP dive into everything we saw and heard this week. The layoffs, the future of blizzard, and what an angry player base is talking about. This is one to listen to for sure....


The Instance 548: Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun
Method has the method and gets it twice! Hunters can ride a pet soon and Hati fans are happy about it. Zandalari and Kul Tiran get starters. Some hot fixes and changes are here on the live server. Let the yearly Love Rocket Farming begin! Stuff brewing with Baine and Derek Proudmoore on the PTR. All around blizzard, your emails and more!...

The Instance 547: Mike and the catch up mechanics, or, Swine Flew
Get your mythic and raid finder on this week. What do you do if you are just shy of i350? We will probably have to buy that pig. Wanna be Kul Tiran or Zandalari? Good, cause now we know what you have to do. Ion had some cool stuff to say about the state of the game in a german interview. Heroes is bumming us out. Diablo is scratching some itches again. Overwatch also has itch scratch happening with a new Paris map. Hearthstone gets hard nerfed. Your emails and more!...

The Instance 546: Tinker Toy Dingle Dorf
The Battle of Dazar'alor is upon us, so get in there. We talk all about it, and some of story stuff it came with. We take a few points from the recent Q&A. Blizzard made a pretty big hire in January. Your emails and more!...


The Instance 545: Old Zoners
Raid testing, what Bungie leaving might mean for Blizzard, letting you do ANYTHING in old zones, and way more....

The Instance 544: Wineglasses and Free Haircuts
Scott and Garrett try to make sense of the latest in Blizzard and WoW news, as well as think about the old days of Wrath Gate. Also, we kinda know what Second Dinner is up to now. And so much more....

The Instance 543: Directional Cheese
Some deep talk about 8.1, and the cloud that currently hangs over blizzard at the moment. I think we hit some pretty thoughtful stuff so check it out. Also a look at games around blizz, and what the upcoming raid will do for WoW. And lots more!...


The Instance 542: Pagans what dunit
Tides of Vengeance Arrives Starting December 11. Are we ready? Battling for the trees of Darkshore. Assaulting the factions is fun maybe? Do YOU wanna look like a Blood Elf NPC? The raid is coming soon enough. Around Blizzard and more!...

The Instance 541: We didn't start the fire
What the crap does Warcraft Go look like anyway?? Kotaku goes hard. 8.1 thoughts. The Sylvanas retcon and Saurfang predictions. Around blizzard, your emails and more!...

The Instance 540: Immortal and Infamous
Our BIG blizzcon wrapup is here and now! All the stuff we saw, all the stuff we liked, and a few things we didn't. A full crew today as well. Enjoy!...


The Instance 539: Brack Classic
Hold the door, and get on the train, and fiddle! Also, everything we know and don't know about Blizzcon next week. Also how the WoW classic thing is gonna work for you VT holders. And loads more!...

The Instance 538: Kill Mother Just One More Time
We know what Blizzcon looks like, and it looks a little different than we were predicting. Ion talked to Forbes about WoW and there's stuff to mine in there. A whole lot more so check it out!...

The Instance 537: Mike LessHaime
We dive deep into the legacy of Mike Morhaime as co founder and president of blizzard for 27 years. What will Brack do? Got that new book! Azerite power gets addressed. The Blizzcon schedule has some interesting stuff in it. Your emails and more!...


The Instance 536: Full Pants Defense
Big week for WoW stuff, so dive right in! Changes coming with Tides of Vengeance. Lots of quality of life improvements. System improvements. Addressing account-wide rep grinds, etc. More about that book. $77.94 is a weird amount for a promotion. And loads more!...

The Instance 535: Diablo Pyramid Scream
Scott is playing more Warcraft than in the history of the game, and he's not sure why. LFR reports are good. Warfronts are...weird. Virtual Tickets are known and more expensive this time around. We also know what's in the goodie bag now. All around blizzard and more!...

The Instance 534: Wipe off your Druid
Gettin that 370 gear is fun! Scott whips out his old Druid and plows thru Legion zones...again. Uldir is out and it's pretty cool. World bosses are now...in the world. Warfronts are not all that if you are horde right now. Forgot about the pull-back on armor sets this expansion. Blizzard waves the ban hammer. Around Blizzard, your emails and more!...


The Instance 533: Old Cod makes a Fish Kerrigan
Gearing up and runnin them dungeons yo. Azshara's story gets told. Dark Iron and Mag'Har people are available! How wow was made back then. Next week has loads of new content. BFA breaks records. And so much more!...

The Instance 531: Eyes in the back of his head
Join Scott Turps and Garrett! We are one week away! Malfurion can sure take an axe to the back and live. Battle for Lordaeron was this week. What we thought! Where's our 3rd Warbringers? Metzen interview takeaways. So many new Zap characters. All around blizzard and more!...


Special Interview: Chris Metzen 2.0
Another sit down with Chris Metzen to talk about fandom, when it gets toxic and why, and lots of other great stuff. Hop in and thanks for listening!...

The Instance 530: How sour is your fang?
What happens when you start all over again? We talk about the fire and the tree, and then we talk about the Orc and his new Troll buddy. Our thoughts on War of Thorns thus far. And so much more....

The Instance 529: Raging Nostalgia
Scott and Turps get down and dirty with the War of Thorns, and find out what is behind all this horde aggression. Warmode is fun! Commercials and tv spots galore for BfA. Jaina is the new hotness. You don't have to pay for the base game anymore. Returning players solution, and a look around Blizzard!...


512 - Kristian Nairn's Chicken Checkbook
Our episode with Kristian Nairn, aka Hodor and house dj master! He's still playing WoW and has all kinds of thoughts on the state of things! Enjoy! Scott Patrick and Turps are here too!...

The Instance 521 - Get More Dark Iron
Join Scott, Turps and Garrett today as they talk about why Dark Iron Dwarves are rad. Why arcane torrent is getting nerfed. Giving Blizzard Balance to your friends. Voice coming back to WoW. Why BfA mounts seem so crazy. More around blizzard, and more!...

The Instance 522 - War Mode On
That prepatch is close and we get a taste. War Mode sounds amazing and we are all kind of in on this new way of doing PVP. Where did Brode go? Why that stock dip? And so much more!...


The Instance 528: Dollars for Races
Everyone is getting the BfA itch it seems. The Duelers League thing is real. The new book so far. New wow doc put out by Wired and Blizzard. Allied races and what you might pay for them. How that free weekend went. Wasteland in heroes. There's a hamster in OW. New HS tease coming. Your emails and more!...

The Instance 527: Gesticulating Magni
Blizz wants to bring you all back this weekend for free. They also wanna give you deals on character services. We now have a basic plan for Classic Servers. New login screen looks a lot like WCIII. We now have an end game for your Legion weapons. PVP getting overhauled and we have the deets. More around blizzard and your emails!...


The Instance 526: Azeroth in Two
The new title music is out and it's pretty ok! Or is it? What we learned from Ion in the latest Q&A. What we learned from the E3 story panel the WoW team did. The new book is out! Around Blizzard, and your emails!...

The Instance 525: Three Sisters is a crowd
Copy your main to the beta now! BfA will launch in all regions at the same time, a first for the game. WoW story telling on display at E3 next week. Movie props go for big cash if you are a Warcraft fan. Three Sisters is pretty good. Dusting off that old monk. Around Blizzard update, and your emails!...

The Instance 524: Long Time Listener, First Time Phisher
So you might wanna hear this beta key story. WoW gold is worth a lot in South America. Your feedback about launcher changes. Will we see Arthas's sister? There might be a new well of eternity. 13 to 23. Will Blizz ever do another base building RTS? Probably not. Why OW will never get a campaign. And more!...


The Instance 523: Get Off My Launcher
What's this new invader on the Blizz launcher? Lots of blizzard stuff on a leaked memo that may not be real at all. That WoW DDoS attacker in Romania faces actual justice for his crimes. We are running a contest for BFA beta keys! (Thanks, Blizzard!) That SC2 Diablo II remake is way better than you think. Happy 2 years, Overwatch! Why waiting in line for Blizzcon tickets is hard! And so much more!...

The Instance 520 - Blizzcome 2018
Blizzcon tickets are coming and we have a date. Why it's hard to get around the con and see it all! More on why that mobile stuff is complicated for WoW players. Is WOW the biggest selling entertainment product of all time? WCIII goes all wide screen. Witchwood is out! Cain is on deck! Not enough story in OW, and your emails!...

The Instance 519 - Drop That Date
We have a release date folks! And we know what the collectors edition is gonna look like and cost. No Trolls for you on launch day. What we heard at PAX this week. Where you'll get all your Azerite. No more remote AH. The rest of Blizzard and more!...


The Instance 518 - The Song of Storms
Stormsong Valley is open and it looks incredible! Warcrat Chronicle is out in it's 3rd volume, and brings things pretty current! Family Guy gets it's wow on this weekend. Blood Elves get yellow eyes! How professions get leveled in BFA. Recaps on this week's happenings in OW, HS, and Heroes. Your emails and more!...

The Instance 517 - Babius Interuptus
Turps is in the US for GDC, and Patrick is in full baby mode, but here we are anyway! Let's take a deeper look at the allied races and what blizzard has planned for them in the future. Artifact weapons are going away but also not entirely...we explain. Personal Loot is here to stay. Island Expeditions go into full test mode! Around Blizzard and more!...

The Instance 516 - Click The Horse in Your Bag
What is up with that Zandalari moonkin form?? Seething Shore is seething with battleground goodness. Duncan Jones had trouble with Warcraft. A look around blizzard and more!...


The Instance 515 - It Burns
There are some interesting new insights into the future of Alliance and Horde that we get into today. Item squish is in effect. No more first aid? Looks like it. Year of the Dog gets WoW as well. Is Twitch helping or hurting? All that and more with Scott and Turpster!...

Instance 514 - Alpha Males
An alpha landed and we played it so we are gonna talk about it! Lots about allied races, pre-orders, etc. It's all that and more with Scott and Turps on The Instance!...

The Instance 513 - This time, with more antlers
LOTS to talk about this week with the new patch and the expansion up for sale. What does it all mean for you today? Find out with me and special returning guest, Garrett Winezurple!...


511 - Who's gonna save WoW for history?
Druid alts for no good reason. Tuesday is patch day. Unlock those races but know what you need to do. Should warcraft be free? How big is your classes unit? Your emails and loads more!...

510 - Forward Momentum
Our end of year listener call-in episode! We talk the past, present, and FUTURE of World of Warcraft! Happy New Year!...

509 - Deep Dungeons
Garrett joins Scott today for some talk about what makes dungeon runs so great, and why WoW lost one to the HS team! We know what happens to your weapons now. Antorus 3rd boss is a jerk. What's happening around blizzard! Your emails and more!...


508 - Antorus for Us
Antorus is live and full of terrors. Can we talk about the sword? Raid Markers have a birthday. Lots of PTR goodness this week. A look around the rest of blizzard, and some great emails to boot!...

507 - Wrynn Body Spray
We take a break from news this Thanksgiving weekend and sit down with Scott and Turpster and talk about the new expansion in terms of lore and character trajectory. Enjoy!...


504 - The Instance: Boxes in Boxes
When you know you have the boss on farm. Gettin that Yak years down the road. Vanilla WoW gets a big setback for some. Blizzcon happenings. Junkrat hits the scene. Loot boxes and how Blizzard fits in all that. Appearing Offline is here and more!...


502 - The Instance: Happy Birthday, Panda Town
Raiding! Beast Master is the right way. Mages get their due. The Battlenet app is out. Pandas celebrate 5 years. Offline Mode may never come. What would a mobile MMORTS from Blizz looks like? Diablo no show this year. Kaplan talks toxic players. Your emails and more!...

501 - The Instance: One Thousand Years
Topping off the hunter and workin on yer mage! Flying and THEN do it. Argus tells some tales. Blizzcon mounts are awesome. A thousand years of war. And more!...

500 - The Instance: I am my scars
We continue to love 7.3, and find some surprising things about ourselves in its corners. We also talk about what Blizzards new Arena in LA could mean. Story controversies continue with Illidan, and even story in Overwatch! Are legendaries working? How to get and sell Blizzard stock, and more!...


The Instance Gamescom 2017 Edition
Our Gamescom coverage of what Blizzard might do there. New WoW expansion? Maybe. Get all the juicy details from Scott and Patrick today!...

498 - The Instance: Gamescom Cometh
Our pre-Gamescom coverage of what Blizzard might do there. New WoW expansion? Maybe. Get all the juicy details from Scott and Patrick today!...


497 - The Instance: Beyond The Burger Story
We kick it off with how T's recent visit of Blizzard went. Ion had a bunch of new stuff to say about 7.3 in WoW. Catchup mechanics and why we like them. Raid Finder gets less touristy. Garrosh stinks up the Nexus. Hearthstone is aimed in a good direction with Throne. Doomfist is all up in it in OW. Diablo discussion worth hearing and more!...

495 - The Instance: Argus smells like burning
Garrett joins Scott Turpster and Patrick for a HUGE week in news, with a big look at WoW 7.3, and everything that means. We also take a peak at Stukov, Knights of The Frozen Throne, the Necromancer, and Doomfist! Big show so tuck in!...


Nerdtacular 2017 Games Panel
Our big video game panel from N17, including guests Greg Street and Russell Brower, and MANY more....

493 - The Instance: How We PVP
On this episode of The Instance, WoW PVP, and what it might need to do to continue being a thing, and more!...


490 - The Instance: The Spicy Guys
A deep Diablo dive today as we celebrate five years of Diablo III. We look back and forward on this great franchise. Also, Patrick is all in for 7.2 and Destiny is gonna be on your launchers!...



486 - The Instance: Space Goats, Coast to Coast
We give you the complete rundown of what to expect Tuesday from patch 7.2, and the tomb of Sargaras. We go deep into the story of 7.2 as well. What CCG's learn from HS, and what you might pay for a necromancer this summer and more!...


484 - The Instance: This player vs that player
Holinka has stuff to say about the latest in WoW PVP. Turns out paid raid clears are a big no-no at Blizzard. Probius has his one eye on you. Orisa is four-legged awesome. Why are HS prices going up? Lots more with Scott, Dills, and Patrick!...

482 - The Instance: Show me your cards
On this episode of The Instance, a special focus on Hearthstone, and what the future holds for the most popular digital CCG in the world....


481 - The Instance: Year over Year
On this episode of The Instance, Blizzard made bank last quarter. Get your primal flame on. WoW Tokens are for more things now. Lucio enters the Nexus. Roadhog and Winston getting some love. PVP thoughts from listeners, and more!...

480 - The Instance: So Competative
A special episode where Scott and Patrick look at the future of Blizzard's "competition in every game" plans, and how that might affect players like you....


478 - The Instance: Make Dungeons Matter Again
7.2 has some really cool stuff in store! PVP Brawls sound...interesting. Kara gets split in two. We enter the Tomb and soon. Flying is back! More vanilla server drama. Wei Wang is out! Valeera enters the Nexus. HS team talks more. Season 9 goes solo. Overwatch likes skins. Town Cryer and more!...

477 - The Instance: Looks like a thumb
On this episode of The Instance, killin that Cow King. Nighthold approaches, and that means a raid schedule. Where did that stealth sound come from? Zul'Jin in the HIZZOUSE! More cows in HS. Diablo goes retro for a while. Overwatch makes you lucky. Your emails and more! Oh, and it looks like a thumb....


475 - The Instance: Elysium minus Matt Damon
Ion had more things to say, and we like to talk about those things. We go DEEP into the Elysium news. Micro holidays are here! Kosak is off to play some HS. Happy 12 years! Browder moves down the hall! Also Rag is coming! Overwatch won! How to handle legacies, and how to move regions in WoW!...

472 - The Instance: Hozen Paradise
On this episode of The Instance, how mean are the Mean Streets? Bad luck in Legion NERFED! Bans for raiders handed out. What's that first person engine job about? Strap in for Rag in heroes next week! Symmetra is getting some serious love. Some more thoughts on Legacy Servers. Your calls and emails and more!...

471 - The Instance: 12 Years Young
On this episode of The Instance, Make sure you hear what Chris has to say. Private groups sound nice. Happy 12, WoW! What happens in Argus? Some big reworks coming. Trails of Valor up for all. Heroes has some good stuff going on. Diablo 1 on the PTR. Sombra and Arcade kicking it in OW and more!...



467 - The Instance: Blizzcon Attunement
On this episode of The Instance, bed ridden means HS ridden. Weird Al is your dude. No classic server stuff at Blizzcon. Cooking with Wow! 7.1 round up! Our blizzcon predictions and more!...

466 - The Instance: A Change in The Guard
On this episode of The Instance, Chilton is out and Ion is in. What might Tom be moving to? Blizzcon schedule becomes clear. Where are we in Legion? Is Suramar too much of a hassle? OW gets a little scary. Your feedback and more!...


464 - The Instance: Demons need Hunting
More of our time in Azeroth. 7.1 has lots of little goodies in it. Huntin them demons. Wing 2 is out for LFR peeps. Still no band! Samuro enters the nexus. Loads more plus your emails and calls!...

463 - The Instance: Lore Special 01
Our first of hopefully many lore specials for World of Warcraft and The Instance. Join Scott and Turpster and we set at the feet of knowledge and tackle the titans in this episode....

462 - The Instance: The World is your Quest
So we are a month in, and LOVING every part of Legion. Patrick not happy with PVP or the economy. More people leaving. Someone has to be first in the nightmare and more!...


461 - The Instance: The Heart of The Thing
Blizzard loses a big one. It's a new day in Legion! 7.1 has stuff in it! Bonfire lit a bonfire. Extras with your movie purchase. Blizzcon goodies become clear. Heroes goes to war. Your feedback and more!...

460 - The Instance: Nailed it
On this episode of The Instance, A BIG Legion post-release show with lots of good stuff! Get in here!...


459 - The Instance: The Naval Table
The post launch schedule for legion is there and ready. What we know about 7.1 ahead of launch. DVD getting a deleted scene. Alts and invasions are in. All this Sombra stuff. Your emails and more!...

458 - The Instance: The Long Way Around
On this episode of The Instance, Karazhan is back! Khadgar wants to take you on a trip. Invasions were bugged! More audio drama please! We get to all the gamescom announcements! Your feedback and more!...


456 - The Instance: The Adventures of Dhadgar
ZOOMING still a thing. What we've been up to in the post-patch world. Blizzard did well this quarter. Illidan gets his stage time. Streaming this stuff on Facebook. How does the Tomb sound. PTR Auriel! Special Event coming for HS. Overwatch gets all up in the summer games and more!...

454 - The Instance: Harbingers & Patches
The patch came and we have a lot to say about it. Scott is feeling very frosty. Gul'dan origins are interesting! Goodie bag revealed! Chronicles Vol. 2 is out! Ana has our hearts. Your feedback and more!...


453 - The Instance: The Demons Have Come To The Thing!
On this episode of The Instance, it's our big Legion Pre-Launch special! We take a long loving look at what you can expect to hit as early as this coming Tuesday! Oh, and stuff happened in all blizzard games worth talking about so hop in!...

452 - The Instance: PVP For Everyone
We go deep into Legion PVP and find out what the team has in store. Class trials and action cams are all the rage in the beta. Looking for WoW themed beer? Good, cause China has you covered. Overwatch get's it's ranked mode on. A load of your feedback and more!...

451 - The Instance: Legion Could be Legendary
We talk a bit more about that movie that came out. There was one really important thing missing. Ion gave us another big Q&A about Legion. How do you feel about one-button authentication? Medivh seems ok! ElderScrolls gets in on the HS action. Diablo getting harder and deeper. Overwatch had a HUGE launch number. Your calls and emails and more!...


450 - The Instance: SPOILER ALERT movie episode
IMPORTANT! A SPECIAL MOVIE EPISODE of The Instance is here. Turpster has seen the movie twice, and we go DEEEEP into spoiler territory on this episode about the Warcraft movie! So be WARNED! SPOILERS AHEAD!!!...

449 - The Instance: Launch Week
On this episode of The Instance, the movie is out in 20 markets and doing pretty well. Gamers seem to like it too! XP boosts in heroes for the 1 year anniversary. Hello Hell Billie. Diablo has a real chance at GamesCom. A look at the Overwatch launch week that was, and more!...

448 - The Instance: Legion Landing
Warlords is all part of the package now. Talent and Spec changes in Legion. Movie Update! Chromie in the wild and we have thoughts. On the eve of Overwatch and more!...


447 - The Instance: The more we hear, the more we like!
We take a nice long look at the Watcherdev breakdown of the current state of Legion, and what that means for you in August. Bunch of movie clips got leaked! Login rewards explained for the movie tie-in. Chromie is way fun! Season 6 is well underway. Get ready for The Dragon on the 16th! Your calls and more!...

446 - The Instance: Your own private little server
There's a new gold cap! Blizzard responds to the private server thing. Big movie details at PAX in Boston. Tracer is out for everyone. There are old gods among us now in HS. Are you ready for Season 6 in Diablo 3? Overwatch has some dates! Your emails and calls and more! and more!...

445 - The Instance: Hot Summer Date
On this episode of The Instance, Blizzcon tickets went fast! August 30th is still technically summer. Significant alpha updates. Get your tap on in Legion! New trailer for the movie is dub-steppy. Tracer enters the Nexus. Hearthstone gets nerfed and buffed! Those Mercy wings are awesome. Open beta ends on the 25th for Overwatch. Your feedback and more!...


443 - The Instance: Server Down!
On this episode of The Instance, We have dates for Blizzcon! Nostalrius is no more. Should people be shocked when Blizz shuts them down? Mythic gets the PLUS treatment. Overwatch ranked play explained. Where are you, 76? Your emails and and more!...

442 - The Instance: Old Gods First
On this episode of The Instance, Why did HS get N'Zoth first? More TV spots for Warcraft. D2 and WIII updates explained. Leaked Blizzcon dates. Alpha voice testing begins. Best of luck to Mickey! Big Patch dropping in Heroes this week. Overwatch just gets better. Your emails, calls and more!...


441 - The Instance: Patching All The Things
We're going to miss Jonathan. Warcraft III and Diablo II get patches for some reason. New Warcraft movie tv spot is tight. Sad day for Everquest Next. Getting to 100 on a dance pad. Xul is great! Dehaka is coming! The Lost Cavern will scratch a special kind of itch for some. Tracer leaked! Hearthstone recipes are amazing. Overwatch Overload. Your emails too!...

440 - The Instance: All the Thrall
On this episode of The Instance, movie pics surface. We tackle a TON of your emails. Xul likes you and you'll like him. Overwatch BREAKS IT DOWN and more!...

438 - The Instance: Recommended Specs
On this episode of The Instance, we have Legion system specs and they are higher! Two players unlocked EVERYTHING. Get your own Warcraft movie props. Heroes gets all charity like. How the Turret meta in Overwatch got smashed yesterday, and what it means when Blizzard says nothing is random!...


438 - The Instance: Taquito Grill
On this episode of The Instance, so how did that earnings call go? WoW numbers are not being reported anymore. Maybe you get some free WoW with movie tickets. More on Formats. The OW beta is back and we have a lot to say about what changed and what stayed the same. Your calls and emails and more!...

437 - The Instance: That's a wild format
On this episode of The Instance, Duncan Jones interview coming soon! TV spots and interviews: Early movie stuff starting to happen. There's a doomhammer in Skyrim now. Get toys now! Li-Ming is the bomb! The lunar festival is live in the Nexusw. What the hell are FORMATS in HS? Back to Overwatch soon. Your feedback and more!...

436 - The Instance: The greyest of manes
On this episode of The Instance, The alpha came back. PVP in WoW today vs tomorrow. Genn Greymane looks nice and squishy. Wizards and Necromancers in the house. 2.4 hit Diablo and it feels great. Overwatch gets back to business in February. Your calls and emails and more!...


435 - The Instance: Hit the road running
Some scary stuff might be happening in the next lore bits. Blizz gets MLG! Patrick has an all in moment with a Blizzard game. Still time before betas come back from holiday breaks. Your calls and more! Oh, and special guest, Garrett W.!...

434 - The Instance: You're A Real Class Hall
Let's dig deep into the alpha with a full crew today. What will the launch event look like? Diablo invades Azeroth? Explore with us! Beta ends, and new stuff is free. And lots more!...

433 - The Instance: The Panda 20/20
We dive deep into the latest Legion alpha. All the class halls are here. Brightpaw clock is ticking. Ghome hunters are in! Good raid ideas. Is ESO any good now?...


432 - The Instance: Yolo'Cho Bannana Hair
On this episode of The Instance, Did you miss Fel Reavers? Got good news for you then. A recap of everything we know about Legion. Cho'Gall is great and terrible. League of Explorers first impressions. Overwatch beta weekend happens today! LoV impressions and more!...


429 - The Instance: Lay off the cheetos, dude.
On this episode of The Instance, eSports is a big deal now for Blizzard. Blizzcon has a band. Artanis is badass. Warsong Commanders got nerfed and hard. The 27th is happening very soon! A load of calls and emails and more!...

428 - The Instance: Slaughterhouse of the Rising Sun
On this episode of The Instance, Michele Morrow joins us! A quick check on missing Blizzcon stuff. PTR getting some stuff for WoW. You want that Grove mount? Heroes getting ready to take Goblins off the shelf. Overwatch has a date with all of us and we are happy about it. More details about how the game plays, and some other juicy bits. Your calls and emails and more!...

427 - The Instance: The More Lore Tour
On this episode of The Instance, Blizzcon schedule thoughts! Buy more services! And then it is ALL your emails and calls about everything, on a very listener-centric episode of The Instance and more!...


426 - The Instance: Take that job and shove it!
On this episode of The Instance, How much are YOU playing right now? I don't WANT this job. Pet bonus! Mage Portals in Legion! Greece has sub problems. Virtual Goodies announced. Random House and Blizzard make a deal. New Overwatching happening. Beta release confirmed still for fall. Dat intro doe! Your calls and more!...

425 - The Instance: Harpoon Me
On this episode of The Instance, We get some news regarding legion from Dragoncon of all things. Your athenticator gets an upgrade. Rexxar and Misha, in the Nexus at last. No Starcraft Heroes event this year. Esports websites are all the rage. Diablo gets new life with this pretty rad patch. Your calls and more!...

424 - The Instance: Clicking the Cube
On this episode of The Instance, Greg still says things. Blizzard goes big time. Interesting theory about Legion. How infernal are your shrines. Get the pig! To hard getting to the top again. Why T got 70k in gold. 2.3 makes Diablo fans very happy. Did you open epic packs all week? Your emails and calls and more!...


423 - The Instance: Macro Transactions
On this episode of The Instance, the movie and the game are not tied together. Get your virtual tickets now. We know all about dat goodie bag, yo. 6.6.6 hits Sept 1st. Some PVP tidbits. Grand Tournament on August 24th. Heroes gets all Monky. Diablo Patch has to be next week. You calls and emails and more!...

422 - The Instance: Artifact Your Life
On this episode of The Instance, we dive much deeper in to what we know about Legion so far. What is a FlyBaby? You finally get your moose on. New cards coming out today in HS. Kharazim is really really fun. Lets all go to vegas! Wanna work on Diablo? Your calls and emails and more!...


419 - The Instance: The Mercenary Man
On this episode of The Instance, we dive deep into Mercenary Mode. Why cats matter. Warcraft footage. Frost joining the team. HS has a new expansion coming. Leroic undies in Heroes. Your calls and emails and more!...

418 - The Instance: Teasing No Teaser
On this episode of The Instance, What's up at SDCC. Skys of Azeroth! The Chronicle. Christie Golden has a new book soon. Cryptic HH news continues. Big time bannings in Heroes. Raynor is cheap! Who is Soldier 76? Your phone calls and more!...


417 - The Instance: No More RAIDS!
On this episode of The Instance, Shipyards and what we think now. Hellfire is...interesting. The Butcher is...really fun. Battling for eternity. D3 Wizard datamined in heroes. Your emails and calls and more!...

416 - The Instance: Gul'dan is a real jerk!
On this episode of The Instance, 6.2 landed in WoW and we talk a lot about it! Timewalking in time. Master plan works again, hail jebus. What is the Banana Brawl? Malthael rides in style. Diablo has cubes again. Bastion likes birds and mowing down his enemies, and more!...


414 - The Instance: Come Fly With Me...sort of.
On this episode of The Instance, Flying is coming back to WoD afterall. Paul Sams left? Shipyard stuff. Hearthstone gets new skins and they're expensive. Heroes gets a LOAD of new Diablo themed things. Overwatch gets more video treatments! Your emails calls and more!...

413 - The Instance: The Rule of Threes
On this episode of The Instance, That whole flying mess. Hellfire Cit has a preview. WoW is now a hall of famer! Ion gets down to business Saturday. Hearthstone gets $10 things. Heroes launched with Crusaders in tow, and thoughts from Greg Street. Diablo is now in China! Overwatch gets more stuff to watch. And more!...

412 - The Instance: A Different Kind of Similar Thing
On this episode of The Instance, things are changing with WoW drops. 6.2 in the background baby. WoW selfies now net you some goodies. How about those Orgrim renders? Lots of Overwatch watching. Heroes goes open beta ahead of release. Anyone see the Cows in Diablo? Your calls and emails and more!...


411 - The Instance: The Little Dip
On this episode of The Instance, Ion has things to say about loss. Banning Botters. Ten years of Jenkins. Bashiok on the loose! Nice nice heroes tie-ins to WoW. Kael'Thas is fun! Barriers to entry. Your calls and more!...

410 - The Instance: The Ebb and Flow
On this episode of The Instance, 3 Million down but now out. We like Adventure Guides. Pardo is finding Unity in this life. Read more about the bird people. Loads of calls and emails and more!...

409 - The Instance: Summer is better?
On this episode of The Instance, gonna have to wait a bit longer for the movie now. People unhappy with how the Tickets went. WoW Token coming to the EU soon! D3: Getting rid of trials. HotS: The Heroic Four. HS: Blackrock wing four! Your emails calls and more!...


408 - The Instance: Traditional Mages, live on stage
On this episode of The Instance, we get a nice big look at patch 6.2. Timewalking and your role in it. Blizzcon Tickets still go fast it turns out. Holika talks PVP. WoW Tolken seems to be finding it's value finally. Your calls and emails and more!...

407 - The Instance: Pladimir Vutin
On this episode of The Instance, Tolken Watch 2015. Blizzard says no to Crimeans. WoW sale is on! Gorehowl and how it was made. Dinner tickets for Blizzcon. Combining classes and transfering them. Your emails and more!...

406 - The Instance: Finger on the button!
On this episode of The Instance, double gold aint no good for me. Blood Legion gave up. What's up with Azeroth Armory? All that april fools stuff. How's Blackrock Mountain? A nice Garrison idea. D3 season 3 around the corner. HotS founders pack is no more soon. Legacy of the Void beta now active. Your calls and more!...


405 - The Instance: 10 Percent Means Something
On this episode of The Instance, They boosted our ilevels. There's a new story to tell. PvP damage is back. The movie is looking great according to director. Deathwing says hello to Skyrim. Your calls and emails and more!...

404 - The Instance: The Lich Queen
On this episode of The Instance, Blizzcon 2015 is on! The Stream awards are here. Some Overwatch details. And a LOT of your calls and emails today!...

403 - The Instance: Warcraftier
On this episode of The Instance, we decide if these WoW tolkens are a good idea or not. We recap what happened at Pax this morning. And a load of other stuff!...


402 - The Instance: Six Point One
On this episode of The Instance, Let's round up 6.1 before it happens. Duncan Jones has things to say about CGI and movies. PAX East predictions. Your calls and emails and more!...

401 - The Instance: Blizzmiibos
On this episode of The Instance, 6.1 gets pretty graphic. Argi made some dough. Twitter in the game seems...ok. Duncan Jones says TWO trailers are needed. Get your Foundry strats on. Scott predicts Blizzmibos. Your calls and emails and more!...

400 - The Instance: Just stick an apostrophe in it
On this episode of The Instance, we have the latest earnings call. Blackrock Foundry getting raves. WoWinsider gone, but not really. Great question about the future of LFR. Everbloom not that bad. More story to come. Blizzard hates the casual now? Your calls and emails and more!...


399 - The Instance: You're the Commander Now
On this episode of The Instance, we have been hit with a real blow to the community. Slagworks is in test mode! Blizzard kills bots! Twitter and Selfies. A load of your calls and emails and more!...

398 - The Instance: Thrall throws the ball to Cho'gall
On this episode of The Instance, getting this Cho'Gall stuff out of the way. No statue for everyone. Iron Horde scraps are worth something now. Blackrock Foundry looking ready for our bodies. What about scaling? Copy that Garrison! 4th spec discussion! 100 level 100's...insane. Flight Path early jump offs being added to the game. Temp Titles. ESO goes sub-less and soon. Dummies are killin dummies. Guild Garrisons are an idea, your calls and more! and more!...

397 - The Instance: The Two Headed Menace
On this episode of The Instance, let's talk about what data-mining really gets you in the end. What a Veteran can expect in the mail. BF lands on Feb 3rd! Your Garrison is about to get some nice musical choices. Why we all want the Trans-Dimensional Bird Whistle, your calls and more!...


396 - The Instance: Hanging with Herb Oremuch
On this episode of The Instance, WoW's hardest boss took 18 minutes to die. Old raids are good money. No more Core soon. What did Blizzard mean? Proving Grounds and why they exist. ONE more call about flying. Herbs are lame now. Shadow Priests have things to complain about. We ARE the villians. Why LFR is easy and more!...

395 - The Instance: Money is Money
On this episode of The Instance, 6.1 holds some pretty interesting promises. People that really wanna fly. Paragon was quick with Mythic. Why LFR is easy and why that's a good thing. Playing as villians in the game. Why Japan just doesn't get WoW, and more!...

394 - The Instance: Molten Chore
On this episode of The Instance, it's your emails and calls! Why Molten Core is terrible, and always was thus. Flying is hard to remove. But when we do finally fly, what that will mean. What about Garrisons late game? Catching up with Pets. Esports people don't look right to one listener. Account level buffs are something that could happen, and more!...


392 - The Instance: Get out of your garrison!
On this episode of The Instance, Let's go through that AMA a little bit. What of capitol cities now? Highmaul is open to the public. Rare spawn camping can be hard. Best heroics ever? Garrisons have a real impact on things. The Alliance bike is out, and is still way too expensive. Handy Notes remains rather Handy. What about the new Blood Elves? We talk about how that movie is lookin. When will subs go down again, asks an email. Ideas for our acronym, and more!...

391 - The Instance: Thanks for all the fish
On this episode of The Instance, J. Allen Brak is sorry and says so. But hey, we all got free game time! WoW back to 10 million subs! Reddit is weird. We are back to need and greed. The warcraft devs get a new voice. How the lockouts work. Some garrison thoughts. A load of calls and more!...


390 - The Instance: Warlords of DDOS
On this episode of The Instance, let's jump right into all that good and bad and whatever of this expansion launch this week. Highmaul prepares itself. Khadgar is EVERYWHERE! Taxi with an axe in it. If someone hit's 100, does it make a sound? Lods of calls and more!...

388 - The Instance: See you at Blizzcon
On this episode of The Instance, Scott gets what he can while he can. Blizzcon will have some metal to it this year. The Beta is OVER! Wanna get back in? Here's 7 free days. The Dark Below is for another game. Funko has fun for you in store. Grinding Mechanic removed to some shagrin. Some confusion about Mythic Raiding. Lots of calls! And more!...


387 - The Instance: Cory Stockton's Sand Castle
Our traditional interview with Lead Designer at Blizzard Entertainment, Cory Stockton! We jump into WoD expansion stuff in a big way, and touch on all the changes coming to players in less than a month....

386 - The Instance: A plushy
On this episode of The Instance, We go in deep on this patch. WoW subs are up again, but is anyone shocked? Everyone called Blizzard racist for a day! Garrosh stuff gonna drop for sure, yo. Get the whole thing for $20 bucks now. Are Garrosh's goals and old Horde goals exactly the same? The Chopper looks great under a Goblin. Flying mounts can run now! Blizzcon, economy questions, professions, trivia, and more in your emails and calls!...

385 - The Instance: 2 hour mystery gaps!
On this episode of The Instance, Are you ready for next tuesday? The Blizzcon schedule is out, and it has big gaps in it! Blizzard has a split faction bias. What about Timeless Isle? How to hone your noob skills? Where else can you catch the virtual ticket? WIII and it's super awesome lore. Is wow as thick as Tolkien lore? And more!...


384 - The Instance: Portal Storming With The Alliance
On this episode of The Instance, Battlenet wants you to play WCIII. Jay Wilson is back on board! Brawlers see changes in their future. Expansions in the Ally favor. Why coming in now kinda sucks for returning players. How come so few ladies in the lore? Blizzard needs to hide my horrible shoulders! How about more gold spending? Your calls and more!...

383 - The Instance: Maraad can be my wingman anytime
On this episode of The Instance, Kids getting married means no time for gaming! 7 years later TITAN takes a bow. Time to undelete that character, yo. HotS gets one more wipe. How good are those in-game story bits? Really good it turns out. Killrogg is really dangerous. Calls emails and more!...

382 - The Instance: Doctor Barber
On this episode of The Instance, people really need to hear Metzen talk. The Barber can now fix your damn face. Ben Broade wants to sell you things. Lords of War is now 3 episodes in and it's fantastic. Upgrade to CE! Garrison info a plenty. The removal of the cloak questline. What the blues say about the Blood Elves. GromLoc is yours at Blizzcon! Calls about space in the game, how to fix PVP, and actually botting. Plus, swedish boys are learning all their english in WoW....


381 - The Instance: The Full Metzen
A conversation with Chris Metzen. Inspiring stuff from the guy responsible for much of what makes WoW WoW. Lots of great stuff about the game and it's history, but a LOT more than that: His inspirations, his fears, his dreams, his assessment of the last 20 years of Warcraft, and more. This really is one to listen to....

380 - The Instance: The Dark Portal Thing
On this episode of The Instance, Greg Street said a lot about wow last week. PVP Call to Arms is no more. Chilton says that ability pruning had to be done. WoD money changes. WoW movie looking tight. Macros, mounts, mantids and boxes in calls this week. Hellscream is readable right now, and more!...

379 - The Instance: You can almost smell this expansion now
On this episode of The Instance, we have a new Login Screen. Chilton was a fountain of info at GameCom it turns out. Transmog just got cooler with the Org / SW sets. Why are Orcs fighting the Iron Horde? Robin the Entertainer enters the game, and more!...


378 - The Instance: We will never be slaves
On this episode of The Instance, We have a release date! We break down the Cinematic and the launch event around it. Grommash is your final baddie. What's in that CE anyway? Trolls get all dolled up. Legendary PVP not happening. How long does it take to make a capitol city? Hunters want flying companions. Subs! The cloak endures. The Horde is here to stay. Williams to be immortalized in WoW, and more!...

377 - The Instance: 10 Years Slash Played
On this episode of The Instance, Let's talk about 10 years with Blizzrd. We have a date for the cinematic and street date announcement. WoW numbers are down again, thanks China. The alliance chopper will be expensive! Hunter pets have no control. Go'el keeps calling himself Thrall. No more dailies makes some unhappy. Your calls, emails and more!...

376 - The Instance: Transparancy Equals Scrutiny
On this episode of The Instance, Garrosh is a jerk! Comicon had a logo and that was IT! Blizzard fires back on WoD changes. We get into what we expect at Gamescom. Quest markers on the map are a thing. Where did iceblock go? Glyphs gone wild! Why no more destructibles? And more!...


375 - The Instance: Textures be damned
On this episode of The Instance, HearthStone get's it's Naxx on next week. Meeting Stone is out for the count. Scott did a LOT in beta and Gary's house. Who want's to ride the horehound? Some nice hunter talk. Garrisons get musical. Let my dye my damned armor already! What about the future of holidays in the game? How does WoD compare to previous efforts visually and in tone? Pandas are not welcome here! The fall and rise of features in WoW, and more!...

374 - The Instance: Blue Goat Group
On this episode of The Instance, Rob Pardo is now pardoning himself from the company. Morhaime wants to make the company more diverse. The Male Draenei is looking a little blue. The Dark Portal gets a LONG overdue facelift. Cross Faction auction house is happening no matter who likes it. Guild leveling is a thing of the past in WoD. Eyes of the Beast are gone forever. How about more NPC’s? Frost Mages will never be without their squirt. Tips for Tanking. Are the Horde just a bunch of whiners? Tho...

373 - The Instance: Hairy Chest Tech
On this episode of The Instance, why create a level 1 undead mage now? The WoD beta begins TODAY, but you might have to be a vet to play it. So what do we think of this human male? Better yet, how do we feel about the Deathknight penis? The Blizzard launcher and the WoW launcher are now one and the same. Some nice tweets came out of blizzard today. A listener has some ideas about what to do with those bikes. What to do before jumping back in the WoW pool. A Orcs and Humans re-boot? Interesting. Your...


372 - The Instance: This changes EVERYTHING
On this episode of The Instance, we talk about how much Gazing the Black Prince is doing these days. We tackle some of the big changes in the latest alpha build. Better get that Doom Hammer while hey last. Being a stranger to the lore of WoW. What buffs will people consume in the Warlords world. The game does NOT lack spikes. What happens to gold when this game goes live? We get a little closer to Gazlowe, and more!...

371 - The Instance: Alpha Males
On this episode of The Instance, all our impressions of the Alpha so far, how much are Garrisons gonna cost if you skip the grind, Ben Foster is Austrailian for WoW, the end of Azeroth Choppers, how are outposts going to work, some thoughts on the new models, how much money to make a Riot, anyone surprized that the Horde bike won, digital stuff leaving the blizzard store and more!...

370 - The Instance: Balance that druid
On this episode of The Instance, Scott plays solo, balance druids seek to find balance in the universe, more garrison goodness, Dota 2 has a lot of players, Mythic is now a myth, distracting shot is not going away, mythic diff gets special armour, tanks might be a little soft in PVP come 6.0, playing your lady in a role, voting down party lines, no way that Alliance bike wins, flying unlocked in a quest chain, get to the Choppers, and more!...


369 - The Instance: Orcs like to accessorize
On this episode of The Instance, Blizzard made some videos to help you boost with confidence, Azeroth Choppers gets episode 6 right, class items to fill your lonely rune hole, who wants a Grinning Reaver mount, some nice UI changes coming to WoD, Monks ask why, Valor is less Valorly, let us tame talbuks, what do you even do in the game right now, old mounts getting the updated treatment, brown orc on the table or not, science tells us a little about why dudes play ladies, and more!...

367 - The Instance: Modding it up in style
On this episode of The Instance, Scott's diablo problem, how did your ticket hunt go, WoW takes another hit to sub numbers, Azeroth Choppers finally starts working on bikes, one listener says NO to flying, some monk followup, cast times, raid cooldowns, shaman and doing two things at once, Blizzard in the micro-transaction world, young and old still playing, classic blizzard is now in your hands and more!...


366 - The Instance: Monk Thing of OP'ness
On this episode of The Instance, flying in Draenor gets further explained, raiding gets a deep look in the Watercooler series, we all want that firey mechanical mount, 3 weeks and the Warcraft movie wraps, choppers is not doing it for us, wow stuff on sale, monks need love, where's that DOTA BG map anyway, kids and wow, what makes a stat fun, and more!...

365 - The Instance: Your Garrison and You!
On this episode of The Instance, Blizzcon has dates and we wonder what WoW will do there, WoD Garrisons are clarified this week a bit, the WoW Source Code exposes some details we didn't know about before, World of Tweets, your calls, a new Doomhammer appears and more!...

364 - The Instance: Get to the chopper!
On this episode of The Instance, D3 over ESO, Naxxramas wants to take you on an adventure, Azeroth Choppers is not a joke, 8 new dungeons are coming, Blizzard not wanting alpha screens showing up on stuff, the REAL female Draenei stands up, taurens too, hunters are starved, mages want a manual, warriors wanna do more, how about some D3 style progression, and more!...


363 - The Instance: Click a Dude
On this episode of The Instance, Scott can't stop looting things, HS for the iPad is finally a thing and Dills nailed the dates, the alpha is out, and we have a HUGE patch notes to go through, what the hell does CASC do for us, your alts in your garrisons, the way gear might work in a perfect world, battlenet chat now working, the instance logo is made of icons, and more!...

362 - The Instance: Take the High Road
On this episode of The Instance, Heroes makes you Hearthstone, Warlocks are winning the boost race, PVP spotlights, all mounts will let you run on the ground soon, cross-realm raids are now happening both heroically and normally, get ready for the Reaping, your tweets, noobs, gear changes, taking the high road, your only boost so take care of it, 2 player instances, female dwarves get a nice new slew of screens, and more!...

361 - The Instance: The Light Bringer
On this episode of The Instance, Boosts are in and so are the preorders, we kinda know when WoD will hit stores, there are now Heroes in the Storm, and Uther and Jim are totally a couple now, crazy blizzard news cycles lately, more details about your initial time in Warlords comes to light, did everyone get their Hearthsteed, HS goes out of beta, we are weeks from D3 expansions, will our taxis ever get an upgrade, proving that proving grounds still exist, what to do before the expansion hits, the music in w...


360 - The Instance: Double Your Life
On this episode of The Instance, Loot 2.0 is treating us well, devs gather around the water cooler and talk healing, boosting will be different from a natural 90 in the beginning of WoD, Bashiok has some light to shed on currencies, racials are getting all racist, why no tournaments, models and when we can expect some Moonkin love, why Mages and Locks are in trouble, Lotro does a few things cool, state of heirlooms, PVP vs PVP after WoD, get your golden heroes in HS and more!...

359 - The Instance: It's like this, but on crack!
On this episode of The Instance, there should be more mechs in WoW, N14 tickets are on sale now, the EU got a lot of time with WoW devs last week, how much is 60 bucks worth no days, Orc Females are hawt, the devs lay bare some planned changes in WoD, the ass end of HS looks better than ever, sub-races in wow, 8 years of AV, taurens get fixed, demanding fans wanna know things, your calls, WoW as a religion, and more!...

358 - The Instance: My garrison looks prettier than yours
On this episode of The Instance, we get a really nice detailed look at how Garrisons are coming along, what is the future of the move and cast, the launcher shows signs of War, PVP needs you now, stats are getting shuffled, no more drinking in arenas, expect some places to dig holes in WoD, Culkin is at it again, 20 years of warcraft, and what do we think now, Blizzard wants to make you some deals and more!...


357 - The Instance: 200k of your best friends
On this episode of The Instance, We have a great interview with Blizzard today regarding the new Diablo book, Blizzard had their earnings report and subs are up, PVP Season 14 is at an end folks, Alterac Valley getting some love, Riot has a patent on something big, what happens to flex in 6.0, RNG is runing some people's good time, leveling now pays off later, binding your professions, be nicer in wow, what is happenin with this guy, the gear store is BACK, and more!...

356 - The Instance: Dishes are done, dude
On this episode of The Instance, leveling a shammy for no reason, one of us got married, TAC is up for a streamer award, Wow through the eyes of hard math, new shop button has people in a sweat, Bash says something about new models, HS gets some good new info out of China, what's the deal with Arcane shot, death knights are a special case, hunters need better values, new segment idea from a fan, we have a subreddit, combat cheating in games, some movie news, and more!...

355 - The Instance: Welcome to Catch Up Island
On this episode of The Instance, when you are too tired to raid properly, getting the SC2 itch, we have new human ladies to look at, HearthStone enters full public beta mode, the arcade is now free, what's happening in WoD with battlegrounds, druids and their desire to swim in style, your bank might be in trouble, what to do with Outlands, the secret undead models you are not supposed to know about yet, a call from a special friend of the show, six things you learn in WoW, and more!...


354 - The Instance: Boosting Early
On this episode of The Instance, picking that boost character, rusty high dps, pre-pay for WOD and get early rewards, Greg Street is a real Riot at parties, HS balance patch is here, is grinding fun, why you left the community, new talents in retro, Silvermoon is doomed, WoW cards in HS, blizzard says NO to keys, boosting ideas, Paula Patton center stage, and more!...

353 - The Instance: Crazy Chen
On this episode of The Instance, why would anyone create a fresh alt before WoD, smart players avoid Trojans, Blizzard wants to call you back, chinese WoW crime group gets some hard time, weapon skills have overstayed their welcome, where's the WoW / HS integration, getting a fresh start in today's PVP, subclasses in the game, Diablo themed Hearthstone, and more!...

352 - The Instance: Make us Hard Trash
On this episode of The Instance, the reaping comes in March, some cool new cast members join the WoW movie, our big end of year live call-in show, and more!...


351 - The Instance: Spys Like Us
On this episode of The Instance, SoO has bad trash, you may have been rolling in a dungeon with a TSA agent, get your shopping down now in the game, get your pet back fast, HS gets a big patch, why some can't get through that damned portal yet, why no new classes, Garrisons as Zones, too many mages, HS stuff for the holidays, and more!...

350 - The Instance: The Legend of NethroSunder
On this episode of The Instance, Raiding Prideful Shas, wow devs are clearly Zelda fans, we have a cast for the movie and there are some surprises in there, we get down deep into the whole GregGate, group finder in 6.0 makes sense, mail stuff to people no matter what realm they're on, supporting alts, more classes want Green Fire, your calls, funny Garrosh movies, and more!...

The Instance: Greg Street
Just a quick chat about Greg Street leaving Blizzard Entertainment. It's kind of a big deal....


349 - The Instance: The Reaping
On this episode of The Instance, we celebrate 9 years of WoW, lots of little stuff that happened over the week, the undead female is looking...interested, Karazhan is getting the clean treatment, more on why you can't fly till 6.1, how often we might expect an item squish, calls emails and more!...

348 - The Instance: Pre-flight
On this episode of The Instance, let's get this flying business out of the way, clarification and details on Mythic raiding, recruiting friends got better, feeling renewed about blizzard games, no free customization, how are those human females coming along, declining numbers and the future, why people cancel in the first place, the absense of Agrra and more!...

347 - The Instance: Warlords of Blizzcon
Our Blizzcon edition of the show, featuring a big crowd, all three of us, and the likes of Greg Street and Russell Brower! We take on everything we heard at the event and more, live, from Blizzcon 2013!...


346 - The Instance: There is no LFD
On this episode of The Instance, if you Blink you might miss it, the things we look forward to most at Blizzcon next week, some nice additions in 5.4.1, Scott might be right about the movie plot after all, letting players say what is unfun, are we still storming castles, merged servers are still a thing, the robot just got some great new stuff to ask it, and more!...

345 - The Instance: That crocolisk had a family
On this episode of The Instance, Flex Feedback is interesting, more realms are merging, Cata is now part of the official family, noodle cart chefs rejoice, we play a little WoW trivia on the air, Greg is very happy about challenge modes, why can't hunters see their quivers, what about those old dungeons and how hard they were, the future of Jaina Proudmore, calling Scott out on Boosted XP, save money on mounts and more!...

344 - The Instance: Tame a Rooster
On this episode of The Instance, Blizzard is taking Hearthstone to the stage at Blizzcon, Find your friends at the meeting stone in Anaheim, the results of a nice big dev round table, SOO raid schedule continues to evolve, more connected realms, on the idea of letting you trade your Flex gear around, how Flex is doing generally, how we tell what's what in a busy raid, you CAN play HS and WoW at the same time, Beiber loves WoW, and more!...


343 - The Instance: Wiping With Style
On this episode of The Instance, Casting news for WoW movie, when the thing might actually come out in 2015, what is Heroes of the Storm, everyone wiped in Hearthstone, what the new HS patch is for players, Method has the right method to take down Garrosh, why LFR is toxic, how about turning off leveling buffs, an undead model we can get behind, Blizzcon goodies announced, and more!...

342 - The Instance: Going Rogue
On this episode of The Instance, new ITV is up, Flex Raiding is rad, Blizzard kills auction houses, brewfest is still a thing, SoO race to world first, judge stops the Activision deal, world of tweets, calls, emails, and a great timeless Isle guide!...

341 - The Instance: Time in Timeless Isle
On this episode of The Instance, 5.4 is here and we have stuff to say about it, The Instance TV is here, the Horde has a new leader, Blizzcon Virtual tickets are on sale now, Greg lays down some tweets to end all tweets, your calls, Mists is on the cheap this week and more!...


340 - The Instance: Gerp the Paid For
On this episode of The Instance, Hearthstone still a threat, The Instance gets all visual and stuff, Dills is still dominating, and can report on how the Arena treated him, the SoO raid schedule is in our hands, Greg weighs in on flex raiding, admitting when your voice tech sucked, LFR and the loss of epic experience, the problem with buying pre-made characters, what if the horde were ran by a council, you tell us what Race is under appreciated, Ambitious Mod time, we give away a WoW fun pack, and more!...

339 - The Instance: Going Deep
On this episode of The Instance, Hearthstone continues to be pretty awesome, Reaper of Souls seems alright to us, the WoW TCG is coming to an end, a word on Connected Realms and Faction Balance, some insight from blizzard on how things are going on the backend, the EU need not wait much longer for their Hearthstone beta access, World of Tweets, What if the Horde moved to a new city, new lore in a new expansion, why we don't use Vent to podcast, WoW Challenger challenges challenge modes, and more!...

338 - The Instance: Got to know when to fold em.
On this episode of The Instance, we have TWO great interviews on the show, first with Chris Metzen, Doug Gregory, and Laurel Austin about the fantastic Burdens of Shaohao video series, then Turpster sits down with Tom Chilton and Cory Stockon in Germany's GamesCom for a nice talk about the state and future of WoW, and then Dills and Scott load up on the Hearthstone impressions in the first week of beta. We smatter in your calls and questions as well, making this one of the most epic shows we've done! Enjo...


337 - The Instance: Hellscream needs to go
On this episode of The Instance, 5.4 hits with a trailer like none before it, BattleNet 1.0 is in the hands of the people and we have some thoughts, Reaper of Souls and The Dark Below are names to remember, the deal struck between Vyrian and Jaina, when you out-level a zone, guild leaders have a new training tool, DOTA 2 and Blizzard missing the boat, you will be happy to be Burdened, we give away a comic book collection, and loads more!...

335 - The Instance: Alchemists Anonymous
On this episode of The Instance, we get an update about where Titan is headed, some investor call numbers that are interesting, Warcraft movie details emerge, the Forge is now the Arena, PTR videos show the in game store, proving the proving grounds, why is 25 supposed to be epic, hard to come back to wow, the difference between bought and earned, the song you remember most in WoW, and loads more!...


334 - The Instance: The Rumpy-Pumpy
On this episode of The Instance, Blizzard & Activision buy themselves back from their European oppressors, the Chinese get in on the deal as well, WoW down to 7.7 million subs, Warcraft movie got teased at ComicCon, Flex your Raid, proving the proving grounds, why more people make things feel more epic, buy em all and earn em all, Frost Mastery looks rad, how money in ToR has shaped opinions, The Forge is coming later today and loads more!...

333 - The Instance: Hunters are rogues from a distance
On this episode of The Instance, Steam is the new black, get your cosmetic helms on the store now, get your Seesaw and Iron Hitching Post soon, proving grounds proving to be kinda neat, patch 5.5 will happen, deterrence is even more deterring, healers are sick of AOE spam, patches vs expansions, 1000 gold a month wont change a thing, getting friendly with the Burning Legion, the wow perspective at age 70, fork over for Fork of Truth, Mega Bloks giveaway and loads more!...

332 - The Instance: Coke Pauldrons
On this episode of The Instance, we soak in the aftermath of Nerdtacular, WoW to feature some sort of in-game shop, thus confirming Scott's years old prediction, the state of Virtual Realms, the idea of having Hearthstone in WoW, enter the Blizzcon talent contest, bringing the player and not the class, a good theory on Titan, free expansions in the future, playing as a dragon, you own little Hearthstone board and loads more!...


Nerdtacular 2013 Games Panel
Nerdtacular 2013 Games Panel Lots of WoW and MMO talk, and panelists include Blizzard's Russell Brower!...

331 - The Instance: Suck it, tailors!
On this episode of The Instance, the great gold ripoff of 2013, how much is Grommash Hold worth, legendary cloaks confirmed, get your Moonkin on the cheap, we might know what that exciting PVP stuff is, limited killing in 5.4, why some see BC as the best expansion, cant see the boss, when he expansion is due, WoW has gotten HUGE over the years, Hearthstone gets all twitchy, and loads more!...

330 - The Instance: Interview with Mike Stackpole
330 - The Instance: Interview with Mike Stackpole With the upcoming release of Michael Stackpole's new book, Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde, we get a chance to dig deep into this elusive and proud leader. Give it a listen!...


329 - The Instance: The Sha of Irritation
On this episode of The Instance, how pet battles save busy schedules, Tom Nook runs an evil auction house, swimming in elder coins, the MMO scene at E3, SoO raid testing to begin soon, we break down Hearthstone crafting, soloing old raids and what Blizzard thinks about that, hunter crotch gear, PvP work coming that is not related to gear, D3 console and PC questions, more auction house woes, WoW is on the cheap at the moment, we give away a prize, and loads more!...

328 - The Instance: The Flexi-Episode
On this episode of The Instance, so much 5.4 stuff it's hard to eat it all in one bite, we dig around information regarding Virtual Realms, we learn why we might or might not proving grounds, things get kind of enchanting for enchantments, Garrosh is weird looking now and a little corrupt, the end of The Lotus quests, Razer Hill preps for battle, GS clarifies most of what we know about Flex Raiding, what PTR's are for in the first place, we give away D3 for free, Nerdtacular Nears, and loads more!...

327 - The Instance: We work for scale now
On this episode of The Instance, Marvel wants a little Diablo in it's life, T is in LA for E3 and has stuff to say, 5.4's big feature might have been scrapped, Greg Street sets the record straight, new BattleNet desktop launcher nears release, character stuff are 50% off this week, world of tweets, letting us play two dudes at once, how online trolling actually works, and loads more!...


326 - The Instance: Path of the Titan
On this episode of The Instance, Titan get's the big reset treatment, what Blizzard is saying about it, what it might mean for Blizzcon, a look at previously cancelled Blizzard games, getting your big bat mount business on, getting rid of buttons in future releases, no more limits on Death Knights, some great emails and calls, the coming of The Book of Tyrael and loads more!...

325 - The Instance: My Lucky Dead Man
On this episode of The Instance, 5.3 is here and there is all sorts of stuff you could be doing, how did those Heroic Scenerios work out, the battle in the barrens, on the subject of losing subscriptions, DOTA 2 takes a shot at WoW on Raptr, Chris Warcraft no longer with the Vikings, don't forget loot spec, PVP sadness in 5.3, what to do with dragon soul, Hearthstone additions galore, and loads more!...

324 - SPECIAL INTERVIEW! Cryptozoic's HEX
An interview with Cory Jones from Cryptozoic, about their hot new TCG MMO, "HEX". Cory comes from Blizzard, and talks a lot about the ins and outs of making a good TCG game, and I think you guys will really enjoy this interview episode....


323 - The Instance: So close we can taste it
On this episode of The Instance, we have a date with 5.3, the D3 boosts this week are sweet, there's a rift in the universe, simplifying wow, why some think binding on accounts take the fun of the game, removing addons is a weird idea, how to listen to this show live, the problem with talents in the future, we get Cryptic with Cryptizoic, and loads more!...

322 - The Instance: A dip in the road
On this episode of The Instance, WoW down to 8.3 million, watch people fight with their pets in real time, why Silvermoon is forever doomed, what Blizzard liked most about MoP, striking that balance between classes is hard, tri-spec and why blizzard may never do it, why there's Monster Power in D3, what about FIVE specs, Dark Riders on sale now, and loads more!...

321 - The Instance: We blame the Witch Doctor
On this episode of The Instance, Mavel does Diablo, Neverwinter does never connect, wow in the crossword, Superman likes wow, twitter roundup, 5.3 coming and sooner than you might think, Nerdtacular tickets are growing, deoderant at Blizzcon, 20 man content, level boosting helps many of us, Children's Week breeds PVP play, what about level 100, and loads more!...


320 - The Instance: Hot Trash
On this episode of The Instance, Blizzcon wave one is over, 5.3 is coming and XP nerf is in tow, Blizzard Twitter Roundup, where to go after 90, advice to first timers to Blizzcon, Blizzard and Twitter, embarrasements outside the game, books you should read as a WoW fan, we give away some mega-blocks, and loads more!...

319 - The Instance: Heroic Less
On this episode of The Instance, the level 90 world first get's what was rightfully his, what of Dungeons and Heroic Scenarios, some tweets that shed light on that subject, 5.3 and the Battle of Razor Hill on the PTR, runing your own heroics, gemming a DK, 13th floor answer, a good gnome movie and loads more!...

318 - The Instance: A date with Blizzcon
On this episode of The Instance, Blizzcon Tickets are going up for sale and soon, the Hearthstone roundup from earlier this week, April Fools was a bust at Blizzard, Throne of Thunder gets bigger for LFR players, Titan has a few leaks, how much more free to play can we take, why the blood elves are due, and why the others just don't cut it, and loads more!...


316 - The Instance: Two heads, six specs total
On this episode of The Instance, our Bio-breaks are shockingly infinite, three specs coming with some clarification, Blizzard admits real money hurt Diablo 3, Heroic Sceneros are coming, how you'll earn cards in Hearthstone, what Blizzard might have planned for April Fools Day, why it's the USA that needs to get on the daylight savings stick, setting your level when you want, cheking your REP, and loads more!...

315 - The Instance: Home is where the Hearthstone is
On this episode of The Instance, taking down Blade Master Butthole, streaming raids, our HotS impressions, T has some handson with ESO, we dig deep into what Hearthstone is, why Sam Raimi said no to the WoW movie, you will never fly in Pandaria again, no to the bigger backpack, a mystery call, drinking with Hodor, women still don't like Rush, what books to read in the WoW universe, WoW just got more trivial, and lots more!...


314 - The Instance: Kristian Nairn!
Enjoy a nice sit-down with Kristian Nairn, Hodor from Game of Thrones on HBO, and a complete WoW nerd in his own right! In yet another instance interview episode!...

313 - The Instance: Dingalong The Dragon Man
On this episode of The Instance, we quest and raid in in the thunder, Sim City smells like Diablo 3, ToT raid schedule released, no more slash follow in battlegrounds, heirloom shields will have to wait, SC2 day coming up really quick, forgetting what you've done in wow, your paly did get something with 5.2, how we got all our gold, perma-death in WoW, how the blind play wow , and lots more!...

312 - The Instance: The one with Ghostcrawler
On this episode of The Instance, we have a HUGE interview with Greg Street, the Thunder King is in the building, battleground with the Blues, HOTS has a great new trailer, what you hope blizzard might be doing with iOS and Android, why no love for Paladins with 5.2, hints at the next expansion from a listener, why cities are empty, getting to know the Thunder King better, and lots more!...


311 - The Instance: With guest, Danielle Mackey
Scott had a chance to sit down with Danielle Mackey, one of the contestants on this season of King of the Nerds, and a big Youtuber where she covers WoW in a way that few do. We got to talk about her life in the game, what she misses, and what she loves about WoW to this day, and a whole lot more. This is the first of many "extra" interviews coming to the instance soon!...

310 - The Instance: A plain white room
On this episode of The Instance, Blizzcon is making a big comeback in November, Diablo 3 finally makes it official with consoles, a HUGE interview coming to the show next week, we check the 5.2 tempurture and see if it's still planning on coming out next week, the middle class of WoW, account bound leveling ideas, one listener just aint feeling talented, what 10 years of wow will mean in 2014, how Bungie and Blizzard might surprise us, and lots more!...

309 - The Instance: Is there no justice?
On this episode of The Instance, starting new in Azeroth and banging out the warlock, 5.2 is on the background downloader, keep your freaking valor, cross-realm 5.0 raids are happening with 5.2, you can wow for $35, Warcraft gets all trivial and stuff, some fan movie ideas, a dream for turpster, Trial of The Red Blossoms on the site, and lots more!...


308 - The Instance: The Dawn of Dragons
On this episode of The Instance, Scott is crazy busy in game right now, the T weighs in on the film, D3 and WoW subs layed out in an earnings call, Blackstone is finally a thing, Macro's getting a complete overhaul, 10% nerf coming, why we pick the classes we do, why some leave the game, Dawn of The Aspects is a thing and you get an early look, and lots more!...

307 - The Instance: Thrall is ready for his closeup
On this episode of The Instance, the WoW movie is happening, and Duncan Jones is doing it, how many heroics is too many without a single drop, douchebags will always be with us, actors we'd like to see in the film, 5.2 updated with some interesting tidbits, the Ghostcrawler always has good things to say on twitter, we weigh in on the HotS trailer, real life guild meetups, raising children in wow, and lots more!...

306 - The Instance: Welcome to Joyland
On this episode of The Instance, we dig deeper into why you should be flying in the game much less, highlights from the latest 5.2 official notes, China's crazy Blizzard themed amusement park exposed, hop on the Universe of Starship, what can be done about dead servers, real id friends who've been out for decades, what of this chat room we speak of, and some great looks behind the curtain as the WoW team tweaks encounters, and more!...


305 - The Instance: Cleaning up the big cities
On this episode of The Instance, the big cities finally have some repairs done, Dota might be in the PTR right now, the Windsteed will set you back 25 bones, 3DS gets pet batles, we play a little 'what if', LFR item level increase, player housing theory, streaming on the uptick, Greg Street has some ideas on how you could be like him, we give away the signed CE box, and more!...

304 - The Instance: Welcome to the Thunderdome
On this episode of The Instance, Blizzcon strawpolls, PTR 5.2 is live and has some cool stuff happening, The Thunder King is on the loose, what weve been doing in and our of wow, new animations and where things stand, still fighting the PvP fight, aerial combat gets brought up from the dead, nervous callers, some zombie thoughts, phasing is out of hand, and we get excited about giving you a huge MoP prize!...

303 - The Instance: Scenerio-HO HO!
On this episode of The Instance, Scenario Gear improves, some good stuff in 5.2, Morheim has been talking, and we've been listening, 5.2 PTR happens early January, and the thunder king will rise, a great idea for Brawler's Guild use, Earth and Beyond, girlfriends and WoW, what about the Monks, and we give away some more flaming kittens!...


302 - The Instance: Embrace the Tillers
On this episode of The Instance, a more reasoned approach to daily quests, similar to what we saw in 5.1, Cory Stockton talking about dailies as well, we have an update on the Diablo 3 console port, Asheron from the Ashes, Blizzard is sending us something HUGE, why come back and play now, more PVP on the show please, the Swiss have no support, rested rep grinds, why the horde is now the MAN, WoWkemon, and MORE!...

301 - The Instance: Deep in the Dungeon
On this episode of The Instance, Still hard to get into the Brawlers Guild, what the heck is Blackstone, slow news week but we are here anyway, a theory on why people do dailies, getting through Guantanamo, how old is the formulal for raiding, Marvel vs Blizzard could be a great fighting game, WoW mounts are 50% off right now, we give away some charity kitties, and more, on this episode of The Instance!...

300 - The Instance: Ding!
Welcome to our 300th episode! We celebrate by doing a show about WoW! Seems only fitting. :) We talk about everything 5.1 brings to the table, Brawlers Guild invites, item upgrades, new factions and quest lines, state of the show and the game, loads of phone calls, Happy 8 Year Birthday to wow, and more! Thanks for everything! See you on the next 300!...


299 - The Instance: Russell Brower
299 - The Instance: Russell Brower We get to sit down with the incredibly talented Russell Brower, director of audio, and the man responsible for a lot of the music you love in WoW! It's a bit of a tradition to have Russell on, and this time around we donated an entire episode to it!...

298 - The Instance: How secure is secure?
298 - The Instance: How secure is secure? What an eye does to gameplay, Blizzard responds to getting sued, Starcraft has a big day coming up, get the Baneling pet if you wanna, the big earnings call post MoP and what we learned from that, the election in Azeroth, grappling hooks in WoW, ghosts and where they come from, long maintenance on some servers, hurricane Sandy takes a toll on one listener, how WoW makes it's exit, and WoW makes the 100 games on TIME's big list, and MORE!...

297 - The Instance: We all Scream for Hellscream
297 - The Instance: We all Scream for Hellscream Pardo sees the future, Mists and flying alts, no fly zone still in effect in Silvermoon, Heart of Fear and Terrace updates, trading your old skills, exploring the sea, enlarging your pets, old call for Dills, why we are good for people, Bnet championships, some free JINX stuff, and MORE!...


BLizzGONE, hour three, RAIDING!
BLizzGONE, hour three, RAIDING! We get a chance to hang with our friends at Convert to Raid, and talk about the state of end game today, and where things are probably headed! Join us!...

296 - The Instance: BLizzGONE, hour one
296 - The Instance: BLizzGONE, hour one We kick off hour one of BlizzGONE and manage to fit in a tight little show while we're at it! Enjoy!...


295 - The Instance: Watch the World Burn
295 - The Instance: Watch the World Burn Leveling and beyond, everyone died in the big cities, and blizzard fixed it, what the hell is going on in Maine, itemized stuff in questing, why it takes a long time to fix servers, trade chat is still a nightmare, Minecraft Azeroth recreation is done, we give away that Doomhammer, and MORE!...

294 - The Instance: Best Monkey Tech
294 - The Instance: Best Monkey Tech A big conversation about the expansion, T weighs in on what happened on his end of the pond, people are already finishing Mogo'shan Vaults, sales numbers are in for MoP, we compare that to previous launches in the game's history, we talk about what a new expansion has to do after this one to work, product placement in game, sudden Horde loss, and the hot new soundtrack to your life!...

293 - The Instance: The Mists have Cleared
293 - The Instance: The Mists have Cleared A little expansion came out, and we talk about that a lot, free transfers are here for you sad sacks on big servers, Appear Offline is indeed coming, level 90 first gets rolled back for who the hell knows why, watermarking again, not the emerald dream, reasons to not work and play instead, flying mounts, wood in the ear, our named gear is out there, great way to get familiar with Panderia, and MORE!...


292 - The Instance: Cory Stockton
292 - The Instance: Cory Stockton An interview with Blizzard's Cory Stockton. Great stuff from behind the scenes of MoP, and where they see things going in the future. An interview you won't want to miss....

291 - The Instance: My Tight Little Area
291 - The Instance: My Tight Little Area Is activision / blizzard watermarking your screenshots, Pargon has a new 10 man paradigm, the Monk pet is on sale, Dev Reddit happend, WoW2 wold be what exactly, what of mass summon, will Azeroth advance, LFR is or isn't working right, Locks can rename their demons, listener caught in a RIFT, megabloks giveaway, and an AWESOME interview with the creators of Pearl of Pandaria!...

290 - The Instance: What might have been
290 - The Instance: What might have been There was a time when Mists was not even gonna happen, LFR loot feedback, Blizzgone is still a thing, Multiboxing question, our favorite expansion, naming your water dude, thoughts on The Secret World, Mega Bloks build on youtube now, and MORE! Also, Turpster's birthday is today. Yay!...


289 - The Instance: To Patch a Theif
289 - The Instance: To Patch a Theif Some thoughts on GW2 to start us off, taking your calls today, the patch is here and we have lots to say about it, on an otherwise news-free week, some nice guides for your post patch lifestyle, Turpster has a shout-out from the ether, the Instance Movie, cookie cutter specs, more about Dills and The Giants, Computer Gaming World liked wow in 2001, and we give away that lunch box!...

288 - The Instance: Gone the way of the 40 man
288 - The Instance: Gone the way of the 40 man T is back from GamesCom, Patch is happening tuesday, the mobile armory goes free, Iran does not like wow, dumbing things down, tats in your game, how quick will we rip through 90, WoW is cheap this week,...

287 - The Instance: Stop Motion Bewbs
287 - The Instance: Stop Motion Bewbs Cinematic time, all races are available in patch 5.0.4, BattleNet hack aftermath, professions are getting kinda crazy last second, Black Markets, what motivates you to come back, V likes us, use that painting in Dalaran, how long it takes blizzard to wow us, Turpster interviews some devs at GamesCom, and MORE!...


285 - The Instance: The Cycle
285 - The Instance: The Cycle WoW Loses 1.1M Subscribers, Down to 9.1M, and some other interesting numbers as well, and what blizzard had to say about it, Blizzard wants to give you LFR later than you'd think in MoP, What are cutting edge achievements, Brewfest delayed one earth week, Dial-In Authenticators going away, A theory on instance items in the game, Turpster and Dills say it like it is, AIE remembers, and which will have more pandas: Alliance or Horde. BIG show today....

284 - The Instance: It's a date!
284 - The Instance: It's a date! Ladies and gentlemen, we have a date, what you can buy now, what of physical stuff, why are they missing a pet, beta key sweepstakes, prime time play, authenticator time again, cant find a good guild, why Varian needs to go, WoW movie too late, more about the Cinematic and what we might see, and MORE! Email: theinstance@gmail.com Twitter: @instanceshow...


283 - The Instance: Who will make our movie
283 - The Instance: Who will make our movie Sam Raimi is off the film, Mists of P. boxes are on the Bnet, transfers are 25% off, and we wonder what that means, the big Diablo letter from Mike, thoughts on not having an authenticator, has the game gotten too complicated, pet battle system site goes live, and MORE!...

282 - The Instance: End Game
282 - The Instance: End Game Drakes and Achievements, is diablo III broken, guild mentoring is a thing, LFR roll system has changed, get your obsidian nightwing, busted loot, starting with the letter U, what does Blizzard make wow with, is WoW too slow now, and dude stabbed over wow argument!...

281 - The Instance: Chen Storm Stud
281 - The Instance: Chen Storm Stud Gamescom is where we get our cinematics on, addons in the next mop beta build are coming, account wide mount update, box art revealed, and specs too, pet battle music explained, raiding experience in real life, another theory on the Jaina makeover, the blizzard art book, and MORE!...


280 - The Instance: The Blackest of Markets
280 - The Instance: The Blackest of Markets So you want to flip a table, turpster and dills are in SLC for N12, Raid Testing begins in MoP, the black market, South Korea has some hot new laws for you gamers, some thoughts about Hell and Auctions in D3, some live calls, dealing with Douchebag Carl, and what Blizzard did for May NPD numbers. Did I mention we are all in the same city this weekend?...

279 - The Instance: An extra thumb
279 - The Instance: An extra thumb Turpster returns from E3 and has some things to say about it, Proudmore gets a facelift, pet battles are jaunty, Diablo 3 auction house wants your real money now, why the Dragon Soul entrance is in Caverns of Time, is leveling fast as good as it's cracked up to be, angry player is angry, helping people understand the world, games in general go opposite while D3 goes the other way in May....

278 - The Instance: DeeBlow
278 - The Instance: DeeBlow Dills has the ultimate RAID night ever, say goodbye to head enchants, D3 continues to dominate, what mounts are NOT account wide, the WoW monopoly game at a glance, no cap means less money, not wanting play maps again, third faction theory, contractions in MoP, top ten things hunters have to look forward to, and MORE!~...


277 - The Instance: I want a Dragon Turtle
277 - The Instance: I want a Dragon Turtle Pandas get an official land mount and it's rad, get authenticated, daily quest cap no longer capped, the login in screen is a go, auction house on the go for D3, Gerp's Perfect Arrow, estimating release is hard, your next WoW tattoo, Azerothian Appearances, and MORE...

276 - The Instance: Stay a while, and listen
276 - The Instance: Stay a while, and listen Dills graduates, what happened TO WoW this week, and our impressions of all of it, people rushing through D3, Valve and Blizzard bury the hatchet, Blizzard does right by Australian fans, grinding in a MoP world, achievements and mounts, MoP before we think, a new way of telling story in these games, Annual Pass backfire, and Gerp's Perfect Arrow!...

275 - The Instance: 10.2 and Stable
275 - The Instance: 10.2 and Stable Standing strong with 10.2 million, cross-realm zones are real, Panda dance makes us happy, no account-wide rep, how that effects rep mounts, mounts and friends, warlord gear trouble, more games through the store, points vs spells, D3 is a go, and MORE!...


#274 - The Instance: MoP Finds it's Voice!
#274 - The Instance: MoP Finds it's Voice! Account wide achievements, the music is here, so are the voices, why people STILL don't have beta access, Pandas now have homes in Org and SW, flight speed in MoP, quest reward systems, what of mentoring, BABIES, and what wow is to people who have never heard of it....

#273 - The Instance: You pulled my pets
#273 - The Instance: You pulled my pets Faming the boat, your old stuff is new again, fighting with pets in the beta is now a reality, pre-mades are being pre-made all up in this grill, WoW annual pass is about to pass, the new Crane mount looks great, but so does that Yak, X-53 going the way of the dino, why no PVP talk, non-combat pets have reversed their usual position, a new wow baby, inventory again, and getting your Google Zerg Rush on, and MORE!...

#272 - The Instance: Red panda male tail
#272 - The Instance: Red panda male tail What is mobile alert anyway, in active guild leaders get some changes, D3 beta has an end game, hunter pet skills explained, red panda male tail, Blizzard addresses changes, extra inventory space, extending the annual pass, getting past the grind, WoW google stats are interesting, and MORE!...


#271 - The Instance: Wave 4 Complete!
#271 - The Instance: Wave 4 Complete! Veronica Belmont joins us today! Also, beta wave four is a thing and it happened, pre-made monks for your taking, the flying panther mount is mouth watering, even in comparison with the cloud serpents, WoW and CoD are being sued by idiots, dynamic quests explained, some people left over ToR, that Jaina thing was bull poop, the reason for the annual pass, off to war, letters from kids, and Mega Bloks has your WoW totally covered this year. Not to mention a great conte...

#270 - The Instance: Blinking in the Mists
#270 - The Instance: Blinking in the Mists The Daily Blink is with us, well half of it anyway, Slash Read, our beta impressions so far, warlocks get pet upgrades and they look great, pet battle types, how loot works, and how it will work moving to Mists, wow pets and talents, what we think GW2 will be like, current gear and the new expansion, Thrall is to be in charge again, Behind The Raid, and MORE!...


#268 - The Instance: High Tinkerer Fizzybitch
#268 - The Instance: High Tinkerer Fizzybitch D3 has a date, and you have a date with it, Panderan Female coming monday, and what else we might here about that day, no filler raids before Mists, the movie is still happening, and Thunderbluff looks all blocky!...

#267 - The Instance: We feel so talented
#267 - The Instance: We feel so talented Mists beta is really close, Cata with Ghostcrawler and what he thinks the future holds, Scroll of Rez is rezzed, talents will fix things once and for all in Mists, a good idea for free to play and tanking, what lvl 80 character do we want, we are taken to task on what layoffs mean, dude is pissed about the new invite a friend system, another pay model, and Arthas on your best table!...

#266 - The Instance: It's a Thrallio!
#266 - The Instance: It's a Thrallio! The big Blizzard layoffs, a word from Mike M., we already ahve some ironman winners, Italy gets all official with WoW, Titan as free to play, WoW introducing cinematic stories good or bad, Mists beta in the wild, machinima as commercials, the family vault for your characters, questing with Dave Kosack, and we give away a chicken!...


#265 - The Instance: No have candle
#265 - The Instance: No have candle Dragon Soul is now 10% off. Mists starts internal alpha testing, the T takes on rubber chickens and monopoly, the best character builds for the Ironman Challenges, DIII beta patch 13 is OUT, what became of the China WoW park, restricting the pet classes, the Blizzard Bucks question, drunk calling, digital manga is on the cheap, and MORE!...

#264 - The Instance: Big Yellow Rubber Chicken
#264 - The Instance: Big Yellow Rubber Chicken The Ironman challenge, Blizzard and Valve walk into a bar, Heart of the Expensive Aspects, board games coming to Blizz fans, and YOUR LIVE CALLS!...

#263 - The Instance: Bring out the money hose
#263 - The Instance: Bring out the money hose More subs gone, but less than you'd think, Battle.net balance is live, optimization tech happened, ToR not hurting WoW as much as some think, Walmart is smoking crack, double your bandwidth, factions and races, Croc is not a croc, and Minecraft goes all Warcraft on us....


#262 - The Instance: Now, 5% off the regular nerf!
#262 - The Instance: Now, 5% off the regular nerf! Slow week, but we keep on keepin on! There's talk of 64 bit clients finally being here, 5% hits the Dragon Soul raid, talk of Panderan mounts, transmog issues hit some players, WoW competing with itself, getting cash from Alliance to Horde, Reckoning is on it's way, and you calls and emails! Join us?...

#261 - The Instance: Watch out for Weiner Stalks
#261 - The Instance: Watch out for Weiner Stalks There IS no Blizzcon in 2012, the myans were right, the Battlenet 2012 World Championship, turning off your enchants, your Soul is about to get nerfed, why cross faction stuff will never happen, dude cant sleep without the instance, how to say "Geoffrey", and MORE!...

#260 - The Instance: Take the player, not the race!
#260 - The Instance: Take the player, not the race! Dragon Soul getting the nerf stick pretty quickly, cross-realm raids happening with 4.3.2, say goodbye to Windows 2000, Scroll of Res still down, character model talk, death of world PVP, more annual pass opportunities in future, the WoW movie, making students listen to the show, and WoW on the cheap for good!...


#259 - The Instance: World of Warhackery
#259 - The Instance: World of Warhackery File tech incoming, happy 15 Diablo, Raid Finder loot rules explained, is hacking on the rise, authenticator followup, what happened to the Wolf Men, Trek goes free, aging player base, nothing wrong with Blood Elves, Massively awards and MORE!...

#258 - The Instance: The Cataclysmic Year
#258 - The Instance: The Cataclysmic Year Last show of the year! We take a look back at the years biggest stories in WoW, what 2012 might bring, how much money Blizzard makes on security keys, Streets post mortem on 4.3, and your very own WoW wig! All that and Turpster's weird accent, so come on in!...

#257 - The Instance: What's in a name?
#257 - The Instance: What's in a name? Losing your character name, what is a BattleTag, Blizzard at the VGA's, account wide mounts coming, BattleNet Balance, and a great Christmas song! All that and more!...


#255 - The Instance: The correct answer is 4.3
4.3 has landed, and we land right on top of it, battle.net authenticator by-pass now available, cross-realm real ID happenings, talents and Mist, the state of the WoW economy server by server, and WoW players losing a ton of Weight! Guest, Pierre-Luc Brunet joining us!...

#254 - The Instance: This is how you Roll
#254 - The Instance: This is how your Roll How you will roll in 4.3, two new TV spots hit the spot, happy birthday to wow, future Blizzcon plans, MoP talent calculator is out, and get Starcraft II on the cheap today, and MORE!...


#253 - The Instance: Vivendi Gets VivSpendy
#253 - The Instance: Vivendi Gets VivSpendy Mass layoffs turned out to be a mass lie, Vivendi sells a bunch of Blizzard stock, new WoW ad airing this sunday, 4.3 valor changes and what that means, 1000 guilds have killed heroic Rag, your calls, your emails, and a great drop of the week! All that and more awaits you, brave adventurer....












#218 - The Instance: Lady Asswhisperer
#218 - The Instance: Lady Asswhisperer You can be exalted, again, big changes to classes and raiding, the new king of the DPS hill, twitter folks say what they dont like about the latest patch, the WoW and SC theme parks in China, hotfixes incoming, your calls and emails, as well as a great double drop of the week! And welcome Dills and Turpster to the show!...







#203 - The Instance: "We Named The Dwarf Indiana"
#203 - The Instance: "We Named The Dwarf Indiana" Badges for Money, archaeology explained and expanded, AQ going 10, the patch timeline, honor titles make a return, new achievements, town cryer, and a new contest!...


#200 - The Instance: “The BiPodCentennial”
The Instance: “The BiPodCentennial” Join Scott and Randy as we celebrate our 200th episode of the show, and invite friends Veronica Belmont, Tom Merritt on with us. We have interviews with Blizzard's Russell Brower and Felicia Day as well, not to mention a CRAP ton of great stuff from everyone!...