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Lore Watch

Every week the Lore Watch podcast explores the story and lore of Blizzard titles including World of Warcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, or any other games that interest us. Join hosts Matthew Rossi, and Joe Perez for an in-depth look at the evolving stories of the games we all love.
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Sep 15, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez discuss their idea of a vacation expansion, the possible link between The Jailer and Argus, and if Blizzard should consider a Dark Ranger class and its Alliance counterpart.

Sep 8, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the possible purpose of Ve'nari in the WoW Shadowlands storyline, dig into the history of the eredar race before they split into the draenei and man'ari, and discuss their favorite example of environmental storytelling in WoW.

Sep 1, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez, deep dive into the story behind the Burning Crusade Classic raids Magtheridon's Lair and Gruul's lair.

Aug 25, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez dedicate the podcast to exploring, you guessed it, more of the lore and story of Diablo 2.

Aug 18, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the Diablo 2 lore of the Countess in the Black Marsh, if WoW demons can command the Light, and the burning topic of our times: just how does Illidan sleep with those horns and wings?

Aug 11, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore how Queen Azshara's influence on the Kal'dorei civilization of the distant past, the nature of the blue crystals the Jailer uses to his own ends, and how Night Warriors might get sorted in the Shadowlands.

Aug 4, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez are joined by a very special guest: Associate Narrative Designer (and former Blizzard Watch writer) Anne Stickney! They talk about her launching the Lore Watch podcast for us back in the day, writing for video games, and her transition from freelance historian for Blizzard to full time narrative designer

Jul 28, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez continue their deep dive into WoW dungeon lore, this time focusing on Karazhan. They also speak on the recent sexual harassment lawsuite filed against Activision Blizzard.

Jul 14, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez discuss the lore ramifications of the Tyrande/Sylvanas cut scene as well as the Sylvanas raid cinematic.

Jul 7, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez continue their exploration of classic WoW raid lore with a deep dive into the story behind Naxxramas, the floating fortress of the Lich King's main lieutenant Kel'Thuzad.

Jun 30, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the lore and history of the legendary WoW Classic 40-man raid, Ahn'Qiraj.

Jun 23, 2021

This week Matt Rossi and Joe Perez continue their exploration of WoW's early content with a deep dive into the history behind the 40-man raids Onyxia's Lair and Blackwing Lair.

Jun 16, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez dedicate the entire episode to the lore behind Ragnaros the Firelord and the OG WoW raid, Molten Core.

Jun 2, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the lore behind the Assassin, Demon Hunter, and Witch Doctor classes in the Diablo universe.

May 26, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez continue their exploration of Diablo class lore, this time covering the Monk, Necromancer, and Amazon classes

May 19, 2021

This week Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the politics of Kyrians choosing who is worthy of an afterlife, what the latest expansion reveals about the Forsaken, and the possible connections with Sylvanas and the Shadowlands in the new World of Warcraft: Folk & Fairy Tales of Azeroth book.

May 12, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore how the Jailer could possibly exploit a corrupted Anduin, Elune's potential masterplan involving Tyrande, and the connection between Odyn and the Titans.

May 5, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the power vacuum in the Burning Hells given the absence of the greater evils, if Anduin's blade can recover from its own corruption, and the story they want to see the most in the upcoming Sylvanas novel.

Apr 28, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore if Azeroth is immune to corruption as a Titan, the cosmic connection of Elune and Yrel, and a spoiler quest in Korthia from the upcoming patch 9.1.

Apr 21, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the stories and lore behind The Burning Crusade, the past and future of the Illidari, and the possible connections between the Ethereals and Oribos brokers.

Apr 14, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the story that only Blizzard could tell, the idea of a vacation expansion, and the connection between the Titans and Eternal Ones.

Mar 31, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore what kind lore resets Blizzard could consider if they launched an entirely new WoW game.

Mar 24, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez continue their exploration of Diablo class lore, this time covering the Paladin, Crusader, and Templar.

Mar 17, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez focus this week's episode on digging into the lore of the Wizard, Sorceress, and Druid Diablo classes.

Mar 3, 2021

On this week's podcast, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore what side Sylvanas could take in patch 9.1, the nature of the keys the Jailer is searching for, and what is the goal of a certain lich in the Maldraxxus storyline.

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