Episode 82 - Giant Wooden Spoon

Ophelie from The Bossy Pally and the Giant Spoon (yes.. GIANT!) joins TNB this week! We ask her all the tough questions, as usual, and get the skinny on the Blog Azeroth Shared Topic! Oh, and a little thing called BLIZZCON 2010 was announced.. I think we talk about that a bit.. Emails/Voicemails and everything else in this action packed episode!

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General News

The Hunting Lodge is having a going out of blogging/podcasting brew-haha shows, etc.. (link)

Blizzcon dates announced 10/22-10/23. Marriott’s already out of rooms.
BlizzCon 2010 will take place on Friday, October 22, 2010 and Saturday, October 23, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 West Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802. The hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Pacific Time on both days (Friday and Saturday).

3.3.3 released..

Random Battlegrounds?
PvP token convert.. Click.. Click.. Click.. clickclickclickclickclickclick

and then 3.3.3a released..

Cryptozoic Entertainment Acquires WoW TCG License

Wrathgate booster set for tabletop game based on Blizzard Entertainment’s award-winning World of Warcraft series slated for May release, followed by Class Decks in June

Spirit Beasts – Ghostcrawler
The Spirit Beasts were added as a way to capture that old feeling of having to hunt (which really means be very patient and very lucky) to get rare spawn pets so that you’d feel awesome and be able to show them off. Making those creatures actually more powerful than other pets goes completely counter to that design. If the frustratingly rare spawn is needed for highest possible dps, there would be a lot of exasperated hunters out there, and I think they’d be totally justified.

Spirit Beasts are the hunter equivalent of the Time Lost Protodrake. They are there for bragging rights, not max dps.

We’re not sure yet what we’re going to do for hunter pets in the future. I fear that even if the dps gain was marginal that hunters would still go for the highest dps pets, so really there only exists an illusion of choice. We could literally make all of the pet families do the exact dps and have rather watered down special abilities (because otherwise one of them might grant a 1 or 2% dps benefit and that would end up being the pet again).

In other words, I can see a design where pet choice is purely cosmetic and pet stats are identical or I can see a design where pet choice matters, in which case you don’t really have that many to choose from on content that matters.

Hot Topics from the Nether!

(Spinksville) 5 Challenges for Cataclysm (link)
(Tobold’s MMORPG Blog) Patch 3.3.3 This week (link)
(Alterac Volley) Newbie Helper: Choosing The Best Class For You (link)
(via Felfire) “Hoist the Colours! iPhone Edition” (link) Warlock iPhone backgrounds

We’d like to welcome all of the new bloggers who introduced themselves on Blog Azeroth. This week we saw posts from:
- (General) One More Alt
- (Shaman) Stormshaper’s Shaman Weblog
- (Casual Wowing) The Seasonal Raider
- (Leveling with one hand tied behind your back) Azeroth on 20 Silver a Day
- (Guild stuff) Wowandfriends
- (Shaman) Crispy Hands
- (leveling resto) Leveling Resto
- (WoW) Almost Epic
- (Disc priest) Disciplinary Action
- (Paladins) Illumination
- (PVP) Cynwise’s Battlefield Manual
- (Casual Play) Primetime Casual
- (Paladin alt) Pugging Pally
- (General WoW) Digital Incorrectness

Shared Topic This Week

Each week on BlogAzeroth a new topic is posted for general blogging. We encourage our listeners to post about that topic on their own blog and then post a link to it in the forum.
Shared Topic: suggested by Anea from Oh Look an Alt?!
Posting Blog Links on Armory

If you were given the option, would you post a link to your blog on your main’s armory profile?
Why/why not?

Google Translation

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ROFL!
Keep the calls coming :)

Next week…

Next week we are at episode 83. We’ll be talking with folks from the new LoreHound.

(Opening song “Monster Techno Blues” is preformed Joe Sibol, provided by podssafeaudio.com)

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