Episode #12 – “Playing a Role”

Episode #12 – “Playing a Role”

Sep 24

Our twelfth episode features Tzufit and Apple Cider talking with special guest Dyna (retired WoW player and general MMORPG community roleplayer) talk about the ins and outs of roleplay; we look into the particular problematic nuances of roleplaying and also what new players can do to get into this fascinating part of the community.

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Below the cut is a full transcript of Episode 12, “Playing a Role.”

Episode #11 – “Dismantling Jaina”

Episode #11 – “Dismantling Jaina”

Sep 17

Our eleventh episode features Tzufit and Apple Cider discussing Patch 5.4’s features, but most notably community reaction of Jaina. We deconstruct and re-frame the narrative surrounding this famous NPC’s sudden shift in personality.

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Spoilers for the Patch 5.4 ending raid cinematic start at 28:43.

Below the cut is a full transcript of Episode 11, “Dismantling Jaina.”

Episode #10 – “Smooches, Fanfic and Community: Queer People in Azeroth”

Episode #10 – “Smooches, Fanfic and Community: Queer People in Azeroth”

Sep 11

Our tenth(yay!) episode features Tzufit and Apple Cider talking with special guest Kiran (retired WoW player and queer writer) talk about the lack of queer characters in WoW’s lore, representation in fanfic, homophobic jokes in the game as well as some discussion about the queer player community in WoW.

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Below the cut is a full transcript of Episode 10, “Smooches, Fanfic and Community: Queer People in Azeroth.”

Episode #9 – “Bad Romance”

Episode #9 – “Bad Romance”

Sep 03

Our ninth episode features Tzufit and Apple Cider talking about how sex, love, and romance is both expressed and written and what kind of effects this has on both the story and the audience in World of Warcraft.

This episode has a trigger warning for frank discussion about rape and sexual violence. This discussion mostly occurs between 47:00 and 1:05:00.

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Below the cut is a full transcript of Episode 9, “Bad Romance.”