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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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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.

Feb 24, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez dedicate this episode to exploring the lore implications of the patch 9.1 cinematic revealed at BlizzConline this weekend.

Feb 20, 2021

In this BlizzConline 2021 special podcast, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez interview WoW's Lead Narrative Designer Steve Danuser. They focus on Sylvanas, what makes Shadowlands characters special, and revisiting characters like Draka.

Feb 17, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the history of the Drust, the feud between Odyn and Helya, and how the soul stones in the Diablo universe keep the demons in check. Or do they?

Feb 10, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the clues that point to Kel'Thuzad's growing influence in the Shadowlands, how Night Elves can move forward now that Darnassus is gone, and why Kyrians continue to deliver souls into the Maw knowing it's strengthening the Jailer.

Feb 3, 2021

This week Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore what kind of raids we could see from other zones similar to Castle Nathria from Revendreth, the fate of the Scourge now that the Helm of Domination is destroyed, and what clues are pointing to a possible Dragon Isles expansion.

Jan 27, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore how the First Ones have shaped the Shadowlands, if the Winter Queen is the key to the Forsaken who want to return to life, and a Tirisfal Glades mystery stretching all the way back to Vanilla.

Jan 20, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the lore ramifications of the Night Fae covenant campaign now that all of the story quests have been unlocked. The entire episode is one big spoiler if you haven't run the Ardenweald campaign yet.

Jan 13, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the question of Anduin's strategy while he remains captive, the nature of how the Jailer empowered the runic sword, and what Shadowlands realm would have taken Sylvanas if she was not turned by the Lich King.

Jan 6, 2021

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the Jailer's plans, the importance of Azeroth to so many celestial beings, and how the leaked cinematic plays into all of this.

Dec 30, 2020

This week Matt Rossi and Joe Perez dedicate the entire podcast to exploring how the Shadowlands storyline is presented not only through leveling quests and cinematics, but through covenants as well. And they compare this style of storytelling to previous expansions.

Dec 23, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore what we've learned so far about the Shadowlands and its inhabitants including the role of the Maldraxxi, the inflexibility of the Kyrian, and the possible hand of the Eternal Ones at work.

Dec 16, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore why the Azeroth's hereafter contains job-related stress, the fate of King Varian's soul, and the possible meaning behind the delightful Tea Tales world quests.

Dec 9, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the lore implications for future patches in the Shadowlands expansion, the possible connection between the Ethereals and the brokers in Oribos, and the Indiana Jones/Babylon 5 references discovered in the game.

Dec 2, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the lore implications revealed in the new Shadowlands cinematics introduced with launch week. Did we mention this episode full of spoilers?

Nov 25, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore Sylvanas' intentions given the new short story We Ride Forth, the afterlife possibilities for Nathanos, and the dangling plot threads of Battle for Azeroth.

Nov 18, 2020


This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore the softer side of Nathanos Blightcaller, the role of Frostmourne in the Lich King's hands, and the connection between Elune and the Naaru.

Nov 11, 2020

This week on Lore Watch, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore how lore can inform your transmog choices, if Death Knights have warm skin, and the viability of Dragons as a playable race.

Nov 4, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore where Void and Fel energy fall on the spectrum of evil, the likelihood of Shandris Feathermoon as the next leader of the Night Elves, and the ramifications of Death Knights using Frostmourne to heal Azeroth in Legion.

Oct 28, 2020

This week, Matt Rossi and Joe Perez explore more possibilities surrounding Sylvanas and her motives including her deal with Helya for the lantern, why she broke the Helm of Domination instead of wearing it, and what Shadowlands realm she would have landed in had she not been killed by Frostmourne.

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