Episode 66 – T Time With Turpster

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Back to normal this week. Or as normal as you can get when Turpster, The T, graces TNB with his presence. We talk about Hearts, Hands and Voices, Blizzcon is NOT in Vegas (or is it), and Wrath is 1! (Happy Birthday!!!)

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General News

TNB and AU had some site problems this week.. but we thind we’ve gotten them ironed out. Despite the problems:

Azeroth United BLOWS past our initial goal of $5k and reset goal to 10k and is well on our way to hitting it. So go over to the site and donate for a chance to win fabulous prizes. — We also have a SwagDog code for 25% off: swagdog: childsplay387 (Expires 11/22)

Online Calendar at the wow armory shows Pilgrim’s Bounty holiday running from 11/8-11/14. In-game shows it from 11/22-11/28. Since I hadn’t noticed anyting in game I’m going to go with the in-game calendar as being correct. In which case.. watch out on the 22nd for the new holiday. Will discuss the holiday in our next show.

Patch 3.3: (current PTR patch notes)
- ICC is up on the PTR for testing.
- Occulus gets a nerf.
- No longer need to do all wings to get the Saphiron (probably in prep for the weekly raid quests)
- New quest tracker is back in the UI for this patch. Think of it as everything from Questhelper except for the arrow from TomTom.

Viva Las Blizzcon! Blizzcon! in July!! in Vegas!!.. or not.

In an interview Rob Pardo admits that adding Arenas wasn’t the best design choice. (link)

Wrath is now a year old. Happy B-day (release was 11/13/08) (link)

From the Show

Movielicious with Turpster, Patrick Beja and Nichole Spagnuolo (link)

Hot Topics from the Nether!

(from Mania’s Arcania)Armchair Designer: Exotic Pets & Spirit Beasts
(from Maintankadin) Faction Champions AI Behavior: A Definitive Analysis
(from Cynwise’s Battlefield Manual) Warlock Keybinding and UI – Non warlock’s, read for the solid keybind info.

We’d like to welcome all of the new bloggers who introduced themselves on Blog Azeroth. This week we saw posts from:
- (alts) Altoholic Anonymous
- (healers) Angry Healers
- (Shadow Priests) Polished Spriest
- (WoW) Holy Nova NOW!
- (undead priest) Nanuki
- (Shaman) Stormstrike
- (Wow) Nevik’s Notebook
- (Wow) wow & me
- (Rogue) Dirty Deeds: A Rogue Story
- (PVE) The Angry Alt
- (Druids) More bars than you
- (Druids) The View through the Branches
- (Warlocks) Dressed to Cuddle
- (Wow) Throm’ka
- (Balance Druids) Strayegg
- (Rogues) DPS for Dummies
- (Strategy) Non Elitist Raiding Diary
- (Paladin) Pink Name
- (mage) Strange Ways
- (Paladins) Swift Retribution

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.

Shared Topic This Week
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Current Shared Topics:
Shared Topic: RPG Nostalgia

Next week…

Next week we’ll be talking with Jong and (maybe) Megan from DPS Paladin on either Thursday or Friday (we’ll post when we’re sure which day).

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

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