Episode 47 – Honor’s Honor

honor This week we talk about ‘969’ (without an explicit tag) and the intricate ins-and-outs of Pally tanking with Honors from Honor’s Code. Fim and I also get to chat about a new version of WordPress, Mountain Dew, and Blizzcon!!

General News

Patch 3.1.3 went out to the live realms last tuesday (Jun 2) (patch notes)
Players on the realms that were down for super-extended maintenance, etc. Will be getting a free 24 hours of play time within the next 2 weeks.
iPhone/iTouch Authenticator app is now available in Europe

Mountain Dew Battle bots now available (http://www.mountaindewgamefuel.com/). Log on and get one! Seems like you -can- get it if you’re in the EU. Not sure if that’s a bug. You’ll need to log in and get fuel in order for your battle-bot to .. battle.

Meta Gems

June 10th, is the target date for the release of WordPress 2.8.

  • New drag-and-drop widgets admin interface and new widgets API
  • Syntax highlighting and function lookup built into plugin and theme editors
  • Browse the theme directory and install themes from the admin
  • Allow the dashboard widgets to be arranged in up to four columns
  • Allow configuring the number of items to show on management pages with an option in Screen Options
  • Support timezones and automatic daylight savings time adjustment
  • Support IIS 7.0 URL Rewrite Module
  • Faster loading of admin pages via script compression and concatenation

Hot Topics from the Nether!

We had alot of really good topics this week for TNTCast. If you have a post for the Twisted Nether Twittercast please email to info@twistednether.net or twitter to @TwistedNether” See recent posts to #TNTCast.

In the show we especially called out the following hot topics:
Restokin – Lissanna A look at the behavioural psychology of random loot
Sad note: Stop from the Stoppable Force is quitting wow and wow blogging :( booo…
No Stock UI – Parental Advisory

Twisted Guest of the Week – Honorshammer from Honor’s Code

Maintankadin read the stickies
969 pally tanking rotation
Blessing of Kings: No room for Johnny (discussion of Magic the Gathering player archetypes)

From the Show

We chatted about the Meetup at Blizzcon’09. We’d love to add you to the list.

We’d like to welcome all of the new bloggers who introduced themselves on Blog Azeroth. This week we saw posts from:
– (druid) Go for the Eyes
– (varies) When Enraged
– (druid) I, Moonkin
– (mmorpg) We Fly Spitfires
– (druid) Druidic Muse
– (varies) Screenshots by Jezi
– (warrior) Aggro Junkie
– (shaman) Shaman noob
– (warlock) Fel Deeds Awake
– (paladin) A Bit of Lance
– (druid) The new HoTness (doodlebug, from Hots’n dots and Road to Blizzcon)
– (art) Art Azeroth
– (guild leadership) /officerchat
– (druid) HoTs Tree
– (druid) Limb from limb
– (hunter) Out of Ammo
– (paladin) Molsan Method
– (druid) Wild Growth

We’d like to encourage all of you to visit the TNB Wiki and be sure to be listed in the Big List of Blogs.

Next week…

Next week we’ll be chatting with Cadistra of World of Warcraft, eh?.

(Opening song “Monster Techno Blues” is preformed Joe Sibol, additional song credits: Phonecasting – Foggy Monutain Morning, Joe Sibol – Hot Sexy Girls Instrumental, Devin Anderson – The Pilot remixed, provided by podssafeaudio.com)

2 comments to Episode 47 – Honor’s Honor

  • [...] Not only will I be at Blizzcon in August, I’ll also be at the Twisted Nether Blogcast meetup. The roster continues to grow over at the Twisted Nether. They are a great group of folks that have inspired me to contribute more to not only my own blog, but increase my interaction with the WoW community as well. Thanks for the link and the mention on episode 47 of the TNB! [...]

  • Oh man, you talked about that “Brothers Bronzebeard” quest and I went to look it up so I could rush out and do it… and found it’s Alliance only! /bitebitebitebite

    Now I HAVE to level my alliance druid.