Episode 120 – Back in Blacksen

blacksen We’re back and we’re welcoming guest Blacksen from Blacksen’s End. He talks about such things as how the blog got started and his upcoming job in the gaming industry. Oh, and a little bit of Warcraft thrown in here and there! We also talk a little about 4.1 and even 4.2, the “Curse of the Worgen” comics and Rilandune regales us with another amazing Addon Junkie segment!

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Twisted News

Firelands delayed LINK
* Zul’Gurub revamp
* Zul’Aman revamp
* New level-85 Stranglethorn quest line (phased) leading players into the troll dungeons
* New tier of Heroic dungeon gear (epic item level 353) to give players a slightly bigger boost going into raids for the first time
* New & updated flavor items, vanity pets, and mounts
* Guild Challenges (new guild quests)

Conversion from Valor to Justice Points + Arena Season – Patch 4.2 LINK

Daily quest hub in Mount Hyjal coming with Firelands.

Curse of the Worgen #4 Comic is out now.

HOT Topics

Hydra’s Random Tip

Farm while waiting! If you are being swapped in for raid bosses, waiting on a random to pop, or even just chatting with friends in game. Don’t be idle. Make sure you are using your time in game to make it more enjoyable.

TNTCast

Blogging FAQ, Part 1: The Skeleton (The Bossy Pally and the Giant Spoon) LINK
Blogging FAQ, Part 2: Content (The Bossy Pally and the Giant Spoon) LINK
Blogging FAQ, Part 3: Building a community (The Bossy Pally and the Giant Spoon) LINK
Story-telling in MMORPGs (Tobold’s MMORPG Blog) LINK
Resource Site: AskMrRobot (Elkagorasa the Casual) (via @Nibuca ) LINK

Shared Topic This Week

Naithin of Fun in Games. If you could sink your claws into WoW’s design, what would you do?

Pretend for a moment that WoW hasn’t yet been released. Or perhaps it is, but you’ve never heard of the whole SWG NGE debacle, and thus have no fear about dramatically changing how everything works post-release.
You have the original (or BC, or Wrath, or Current, your pick) design docs to start from, but you’re free to change absolutely everything if you so choose.
With all this power, what would you change? What would make WoW the dream game for you?

Jack’s (of the blog, The Casual Raider). How to manage guildies who just aren’t performing or behaving to their potential anymore.

What do you do when a normally good guildmate performs poorly or behaves badly? Your rock solid tank comes to raid ungemmed, your master mage dips down into pre-cata dps numbers several nights in a row or your best healer can’t seem to keep from going oom 2 minutes into any fight. What do you do? The obvious answer is shoot the hostage but…

Email LINK

List of new Sites on Blog Azeroth

– (Priest) Blind Deaf Mute LINK
– (General) Jod’s Blog LINK
– (General) Eccentrica Jones LINK
– (Healing) Healmore LINK
– (Mage) The Dragon’s Breath LINK

We encourage everyone to also check out the TNB Wiki Big List of Blogs.

We are always looking for more intros/outros. Either call our voicemail at 407-705-3161 or email us the audio file to info@twistednether.net . MORE MORE MORE. Make sure you pimp your blog, podcast, twitter account or even your guild!

Coming Soon…

Next week is Episode 121 on March 12th, 2011 with Whalen from Curse. He will talk to us about Wowstead and more. Visit us on the blog for further updates or on Twitter @TwistedNether.

To be included in our episodes send TNB your MP3′s (info@twistednether.net) or call into our hotline at 407-705-3161. We look forward to hearing from our fans.

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

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