November 15, 2019
PVP honor and classic encounters came to Classic this week. Death Knights and Elves are losing their eyes. The real deal behind Diablo Immortal. Our series of quick looks at the new zones in Shadowlands! We start with Oribos! Around blizzard, your emails, and more!
November 8, 2019
Deep dive into Shadowlands from Blizzcon and beyond, plus everything we think about Diablo IV, the latest Blizz earnings call, and so much more. Get in here!
November 5, 2019
Patrick and Garrett talk Shadowlands D4 And OW2 First Impressions at Blizzcon
November 1, 2019
The Instance 579: Blizzcon 2019 Commentary Day 1. With Scott and Jon and Beau! Enjoy!
October 25, 2019
Patrick has a solution for all of Blizzards problems. We try and figure out what the fourth mystery slot is for in the panels next week. Still no bands. Did Fallout help Blizzard this week? That art in WIII Reforged is cool, at least we think so. How we avoid WoW burnout and more!
October 18, 2019
We had a Blizz post since last week, and Patrick and Scott are here to talk about it a bit. Plus all our predictions for Blizzcon. Will they address the HK thing on stage? We speculate. World of Warcraft has lots of books for you this weekend. How we might see a world with three factions and more!
October 11, 2019
We talk about the huge smelly elephant in the room, and are very much looking forward to your thoughts. We also hit the latest wow news and stuff as well, so tune in and enjoy.
October 9, 2019
A supplemental quick take on recent events. Thanks for listening.
October 4, 2019
We go through all that is on offer for Blizzcon people and Virtual Ticket people at Blizzcon this year. No idea who the bands are yet. There's a 20 min cut of that Saurfang stuff. Classic DB vs WoWhead. Classic Phase 2 coming before the end of the year. And what that includes. New rad art book from Blizz. Our favorite tracks, and the chance that Sylvanas is going full Snape on us.
September 27, 2019
What to do between grinding rep! Also, we go DEEEP into the final cinematics released this week in WoW retail. So much to say here, but we will let you hear it all on the show! Classic updates and more!
September 26, 2019
An interview with Jason Hayes, the creator of the WoW theme, and soooooo much great blizz music over the last almost 20 years.
September 22, 2019
The Instance Bonus for Sept 2019
September 20, 2019
Patch 8.2.5 brings some interesting new things to the retail table, including a sync feature we go in deep on. Also, classic servers and retail servers should get a break from DDOS attacks for now. We gotta get that bee mount. Don't abuse Classic layering bugs, or you might get banned. Did you get your shard? All that and more!
September 13, 2019
Scott is grinding dailies, Garrett is earning gold, and Patrick is still on the fence. PTR 8.2.5 hits and loads of cool stuff. The key art for Blizzcon holds a could secrets. Recruit a Friend is back and causing controversy. What if Classic was launched for Chromie and her pals? Moving characters for lower queues. Around blizzard and more!
August 30, 2019
More classic stuff to talk about, including the hit nature of it this week. They are bumping up server caps for people with long queues. Why no LFG addon in classic? We answer that. Blizzard is suing a company for ripping them off. And SO much more today, on The Instance!
August 27, 2019
Classic is here, and we have a lot to say about our time in Old Azeroth. Queue times were not great, and neither was world servers, but mostly things are ok on the tech front. 1 million people watched twitch wow. Stock prices went up! Get in line for boars! And a lot more!
August 16, 2019
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!
August 9, 2019
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!
July 29, 2019
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.
July 15, 2019
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!
July 5, 2019
The Instance Bonus Show for June / July 2019
July 5, 2019
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!
June 28, 2019
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!
June 21, 2019
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!
June 14, 2019
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!
June 7, 2019
The Instance Bonus Show for June 2019
May 31, 2019
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!
May 24, 2019
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!
May 17, 2019
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!
May 3, 2019
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!
May 2, 2019
The Instance Bonus Show Late April 2019, where Scott and Garrett talk about factions and how they can have their cake and eat it too!
April 24, 2019
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!
April 19, 2019
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!
April 16, 2019
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.
April 12, 2019
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!
April 8, 2019
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.
March 29, 2019
More old Blizz games going to GoG. What to expect in Rise of Azshara. More classic updates from Blizzard. And way more!
March 22, 2019
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!
March 15, 2019
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!
March 11, 2019
Break week, take a look at CORE! Back next friday!
March 1, 2019
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!
February 22, 2019
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!
February 15, 2019
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.
February 8, 2019
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!
February 1, 2019
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!
January 25, 2019
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!
January 11, 2019
Raid testing, what Bungie leaving might mean for Blizzard, letting you do ANYTHING in old zones, and way more.
January 4, 2019
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.
December 21, 2018
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!
December 7, 2018
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!
November 30, 2018
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!
November 9, 2018
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!
October 26, 2018
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!
October 19, 2018
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!
October 5, 2018
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!
September 21, 2018
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!
September 14, 2018
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!
September 7, 2018
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 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!
August 31, 2018
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!
August 17, 2018
We sum up week one of Battle for Azeroth, and have lots to say about Loas, Bwonsamdi, haunted alliance quests, scary Genn and so much more. This is a big one folks.
August 10, 2018
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!
August 9, 2018
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!
August 3, 2018
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.
July 27, 2018
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!
July 19, 2018
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!
July 19, 2018
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!
July 19, 2018
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!
July 19, 2018
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!
July 19, 2018
Garrett and Patrick sit down and have a chat about Before The Storm, spoilers and all! Enjoy!
June 22, 2018
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!
June 15, 2018
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!
June 8, 2018
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!
June 1, 2018
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!
May 18, 2018
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!
April 13, 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!
April 6, 2018
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!
March 30, 2018
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!
March 16, 2018
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!
March 2, 2018
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!
February 16, 2018
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!
February 9, 2018
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!
February 2, 2018
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!
January 12, 2018
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!
December 29, 2017
Our end of year listener call-in episode! We talk the past, present, and FUTURE of World of Warcraft! Happy New Year!
December 15, 2017
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!
December 1, 2017
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!
November 24, 2017
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!
November 10, 2017
Our post-Blizzcon episode where we dig deep into The Battle For Azeroth!
November 6, 2017
Our live panel from the Blizzcon Epic Stage! Enjoy!
October 20, 2017
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!
October 12, 2017
All the WoW stuff you can stand today on this episode of The Instance!
September 30, 2017
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!
September 22, 2017
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!
September 8, 2017
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!
September 1, 2017
Today was all about 7.3, and what we think of it! A few other odds and ends as well! Tune in and check it out!
August 23, 2017
Our Gamescom coverage of what Blizzard might do there. New WoW expansion? Maybe. Get all the juicy details from Scott and Patrick today!
August 18, 2017
Our pre-Gamescom coverage of what Blizzard might do there. New WoW expansion? Maybe. Get all the juicy details from Scott and Patrick today!
August 4, 2017
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!
July 14, 2017
Our lore breakdown of what is coming in 7.3. Warning: There be spoilers ahead, matey.
July 7, 2017
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!
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