Reviews For The Instance: The Podcast for Lovers of WoW and Blizzard Games

Yikes, listen to the starting zone or titanforge podcast. This is 3 people that don’t play the game and shed light on forum posts that tiny amounts of people whine about non stop making the show demoralizing to listen to. If you enjoy the game and are looking for a listen to get excited about playing, this is not for you.
I’ve been a listener since cataclysm and I genuinely love this show. I love Scott, Patrick, and Garrett and the dynamics between them. I just don’t enjoy how the podcast turns political from time to time, and how they are unapologetic fanboys. Sometimes their love for the Blizzard company can cloud objective commentary on the games. They never claim to be objective so maybe it’s an unfair criticism but their handling of Dills and Turp was disappointing. I wish they would stick to the games and leave the drama and the real world stressors I am trying to escape during the episode at the door. I love you guys! Keep up the good work.
I used to be a regular listener years ago. I thought I’d check it out again. These guys don’t even sound like they like playing the games they are talking about and they definitely don’t even sound like they like each other. There’s constant sniping and picking at each other about their play styles or if someone makes a little mistake in their comment. Two out of three hosts sound like grumpy old elitist players that spit out “back in my day” references all the time.
I’ve been listening to this podcast since the WotLK days and haven’t stopped. It’s a must for WoW
I’ve listened to this show for close to 10 years. But not long ago they fired their best co-host who had been there for as long as I’ve listened. And the show just isn’t fun now. Worst, they fired him, supposedly a friend, for something that has nothing whatsoever to do with the show. That kind of disloyalty is crazy. It was simply for woke progressive cred. Now they do this careful dance to protect Blizzard when they sided with communist China against human rights and Hong Kong after the hearthstone championship incident. Carefully excusing blizzard while saying it’s complicated, yadayada. But it’s not complicated. It’s so simple who the good guys and bad guys are, and murderers China is not the good guy. It’s transparent t he way they did it too. They’ve always had a liberal bias but politics was not always in the front of the show. But now it’s social justice virtue signaling and yet defending corporatist Blizzard when they side with communists. (Leftists). It’s just not fun to listen now. Hard to separate the show from the people producing it and how they treat their friends and their truly radical politics. Shameful.
Hadn’t tuned into this podcast for many years. Listened today to get the opinion about the China controversy. Disappointed to hear hosts talk out of both sides of their mouth. “What are you gonna do?” Is a completely cowardly response. Stand up for what’s right, that’s what you do.
I can’t do it anymore. Garret and Patrick come with well thought out opinions/ speculation/ jokes. I can’t listen to Scott’s nonsense anymore. I don’t need him to be uber pro WoW player, but his commentary is that of a person who watched their friend play for a few hours. Scott probably should do a podcast on something he at least has passing knowledge of.
They did not handle the past year or so well. Don’t like dueling hosts and lack of other voices. They don’t seem to really play the game or do it in a way to retain knowledge about it. A listener can do better for information.
Scott loves two things in life: praising blizzard for everything imagineable, and jokes from a middle school locker room. Garrett loves one thing in life and that's bragging about how much he hates everyone who plays blizzard games. Combine these two and you have a commercial from a couple guys who hate the consumers of the product.
This show got me into podcasts! For the Alliance!
Great show, Scott’s been incredible for his entire tenure on here. Side question: How much of a donation would it take to get Garrett off the show? I get he’s always available when others can’t make it, but my god is that dude pompous. At the very least, can we get an edit where a male blood elf laughs over all of his voice clips? Would make the show infinitely more bearable.
Great interaction with the community! Enjoys discussing Weiner a little too much but can be forgiven in order to get the doses of Patrick talking grumpy and mythical Turp appearances. Garrett and Scott without Europe's brightest is not an appealing recipe
So much WoW and yes reasoned takes that are bred from passion and experience.
This guy sounds like he’s being paid by blizzard to say the stuff he says. Smh


Best Sylvanus NA :)
It's hard to be critical when you are friends with the game developer. Not well researched.
I've been listening since around episode 200 and even though the show has had some new voices over the years, the fun vibe has been consistent. They've managed to stay relevant rather than become stagnant as they keep up with Blizzard. I'm a fan of Scott et al just as much as I am off Blizzard.
There are three reasons why I love this show. 1) I started playing WoW in MOP and love exploring the world of Azeroth. The instance always has cool things to do, fun tips, little known facts, and pointers to make playing WoW that much more enjoyable. 2) As a completionist and student of history, I started listening to the earliest show I could, which was like episode 168 just prior to the release of Cata. It’s been so much fun listening to Scott and Randy talk about what was new content at the time and seeing how different the game has become between then and now. 3) As I work through my Master’s degree, listening to the show helps keep me sane and gives me my WoW fix as I don’t have the bandwidth to both play and study right now. Love the show!
Title says it all. Keep up the great work, guys! For the Horde!!! 👹
The Instance is a must listen to any fans of Blizzard and their many different properties. Scott is a phenomenal host and the synergy between he and Garrett is one for the books. Sprinkle in the occasional Turps and Patrick and you’re in for a hell of a time. Wonderful, engaging, funny, and informative. That’s the core of The Instance podcast. Much love guys, keep it up!


By Jen3589
I am newbie to WoW, just started playing a couple months ago. I play with my husband who started during classic. This podcast is great for me! Gives me enough lore and game overview to help me be more effective, but not too much that I get lost. And now I know enough to giggle at boosting a 108....makes me laugh every time! Love it! Makes a person human, no worries. Keep up the great work!
I used to like this pod cost but now they keep bringing in politics and I hate it
I always listen to The Instance. Great info and insights for all things Blizzard. I love Scott, Garrett, Turpster and Patrick!
Its super and awesome


Started up playing WoW again after a substantial break and this podcast takes me straight back to my dorm room!! Still the same after all this time, don’t let up, I love it!!
I don’t get to play WoW as much anymore so getting to listen others talk about it and other blizzard games and topics is absolutely great. Gets me even more pumped to play the little bit of time I get to!
World of Warcraft is the shows foundation. And announcements of up & coming changes to this MMO is an insight that we gamers love to get!
Love it! I just got back into playing WOW and this is great for my morning drive!!! Keep it up!
Sometimes it goes off topic to stuff that’s a bit too touchy. Would have reviewed four stars but a recent episode went a bit too far from gaming and internet culture to political nature. Not what I want from escapism.
It's like a rock band that lost its passion. It has become Scott's job to support his family not a project for the love of the game. It also feels like a political show now. Like most media it's no surprise where he stands. It's condescending at times and I feel like they talk down to the audience. If you're like me and hate when non political shows get political then you will hate this show. Just too much virtue signaling for me.
I play Soldrake on Bronzebeard, and this is the perfect WoW podcast for me. Scott and his friends are just different enough to keep the conversation fresh and funny, while still being informative. Also, I love the Overly Dramatic News, bit that often sneaks in at the end.
Thanks for being there in my darkest days
If you want a speech-to-text podcast of WoW patch notes, this isn't the show for you, otherwise, it's great!
Unsub from me. I’ve tried to keep a positive attitude about the podcast but the content has become total garbage. Take some constructive advice, get rid of Patrick. I will also no longer be donating to Frogpants.
I came in a bit late but have listened for a few hundred episodes at this point. Absolutely love it, especially the lore episodes.
I listen to a couple different WoW podcasts and I thoroughly enjoy this one. I recently re-discovered The Instance earlier this year and have not been disappointed since. Scott has an excellent podcasting voice, Patrick is very informative, and I have been a fan of Turpster since the WotLK days when I first encountered his channels. Turpster’s summary of lore has my sides hurting by the time I get to work. This podcast definitely brightens up my commute!
Jaina Proudmore, Thrall and Varian Wrnn. I can't wait to see who you do next!
I really like all the normal people he has on the show and Scott is pretty good to :p
I have grown up with this podcast as a child. The changes over time have been frightening, but ultimately improve the show. This can rarely be said for similar entertainment. Episode 142 with turpster is a personal favorite of mine. For the horde!
I've been a dedicated WoW player in the past, and have always loved Blizzard games. This podcast has kept me in touch with those worlds so capably and enjoyably. Listening to gamers who are also busy and trying to fit their favorite fun into the whole of life's schedule really clicks with me. These folks are genuine, positive, and share and compare their favorite games so these 'casts feel like a conversation about general game enjoyment, rather than just all about one realm (pun intended). Oh, and as a Warcraft nerd, the Lore-centric episodes are particularly good, fun, and definitely keepers!
After years of giving this a 5 star review, I'm taking it back. The recent product has really taken a turn for the worse. Neither Scott nor his guests are playing much and do little during the podcast but go through the patch notes and talking about other games. In episode 477 they even talk about how this is alright and don't feel bad about it. You should feel bad when you ask us for money to support a podcast that you are putting absolute minimal effort in to. Please for the love of what this podcast once was, discontinue it or rename it TMS part 2. This is not longer worth my while as I get more orignial info on WoW from my Facebook account. Loved it in the past.
Some hosts I like from other shows, but somehow here things feel awkward. They cover all of Blizzard's games, but none very deeply. Frequently crosses the line of acceptable fan-squeeing from a fan produced podcast into apologist territory. They often create straw men ("people are saying" or generically "twitter") to have arguments with instead of just going into the positive things about (or even constructive criticism with) the Blizzard ecosystem. Not bad, well-produced, but you can probably find better content from something dedicated to the specific game you're interested in.
I like these guys, but the recent cast on vanilla wow was just sad. Scott tried to chime in seeing from the other side of things, but was vastly overwritten by the rest of the group writing off legacy servers as ridiculous. Even ridiculing the people who play them and the fantastic group of individuals trying to keep a game alive in a different state. Calling the nice community on legacy servers a bunch of whiny babies is really pathetic. These are just people that recognize that the game isn't in a state that makes it enjoyable anymore FOR THEM. Not having to work for things takes away meaning and just places a carrot in front of your face for that next shiny that will be handed to you.
It's podcast that feels like it's an ad for blizzard. Additionally, the hosts don't offers any great insight into the game. In other words, they seem to casually play the game don't have a deep understanding of classes, raids, PVP, and so on. However, the production of the show are exceptional; hence, the on star.
I was really sick when i finished listening to this podcast for the first time. After, my symptoms were all gone. Not trying to say it has god like powers but its doing something right.
My favorite WoW show. Keep it going guys.