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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Resource Site Spotlight: Wow Progress

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Hi folks, today I’m highlighting a really useful tool that lets you know how competitive the guild or realm is you’re considering switching to. Wow Progress is a site that keeps track of all the raiding guilds is knows about (and it knows about most of them), and rated them based on how quickly they get through content. Here’s an example of a guild page:

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Note how they have the ranking for all the achievements on the bottom.

It also compiles this info by realm so it can tell you which realms are most active in PvE:

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This can be a really useful tool if you’re interested in finding a new guild, choosing your first realm for a character you plan on raiding with, or just generally keeping up with the Joneses.

The resource site spotlight (aka wiki tiki utility posts) should happen every week, but is written by Euripides from outdps.com, and endeavors to fill your favorites bar with an unmanageably large quantity of WOW resource sites. So much knowledge that it hurts. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow.

Shared Topic: RPG Nostalgia

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This week’s Shared Topic was brought to us by Triv of Raid Naked: Game in the Buffs.  Triv asked us to consider the following:

How about a shared topic on RPG Nostalgia? Something along of the lines of your first love in the rpg universe, possibly even mmorpg universe.
For me it harkens back to the days when I first discovered MUD’s. I could actually play a game and interact with other people outside of my own home. It was amazing to me and so varied. MUD’s were the dreamchildren of individuals, and since they are individuals each MUD had it’s own flavor.
I would also add my initial rpg experiences such as Nethack or even console based games like Phantasy Star 3.. (awesome game). I would love to hear how other people fell in love with the genre. I think it would be a great topic to share because it expresses our individuality as well as our community in gaming. (we are all different but the same)
What do you think?

 

Responding to this week’s topic are the following fantastic bloggers:

Triv from Raid Naked: Game in the Buffs

Rajjs from The Angry Alt

Naithin from Tank ‘n’ Tree

Kirei from A Gamer of Sorts

Phoenix of Azeroth Metblogs

Ophelie of Bossy Pally

Windsoar of Jaded Alt

 

Next week’s Shared Topic is The Best Change to the Game, suggested by Lathere of HoTs and DoTs.  If you would like to submit a Shared Topic, or contribute to an existing one, visit the Blog Azeroth Forums.

TNB Live Sunday 11/15 12 noon PST – Turpster

rotationmain Join Fim and Nib at a special Euro-friendly time as we talk with Turpster. Yes, The T.

Listen in our LIVE chat room and we’ll take questions (and hopefully answer them if we can).

  • When is it?: This live show is scheduled for Sunday November 15th at 12 noon PST (8pm in England). Not sure what time that is for you? Use this handy-dandy time converter!
  • Where do I go? To participate on the live show, you will need to go to the TNB Live Show page to connect with the stream. See, totally easy. If you are having issues then go to the Ustream page.
  • Some general ground rules:
    1. Be nice. If you say very inappropriate things be aware you will be kicked from the room. We are doing this to have a great time, come with a beer, come during a raid, come how you wish, just don’t come to cause trouble.
    2. You may ask questions to the participants during the show, but we reserve the right to use them if and when we can. I will be monitoring the chat room and if I can I will use the comments during the show. We love that you are with us, but I will have to weave them in. Even if it isn’t asked, we all appreciate your questions

Outside of that, we will love to have you join us and partake in an enlightening discussion that is sure to follow! Hope to see you there!

Special Episode – It Came From The Podcast Give Away

Welcome to a Special Episode.. No, not of the Twisted Nether Blogcast! But of the immensely spooky “IT CAME FROM THE PODCAST” Giveaway 2009! Twisted Nether, The Hunting Lodge, Pugcast and /2 came together for one crazy night. Fighting lag, random number generators and ghostly show notes that just seemed to disappear at times, we gave away an amazing assortment of prizes! Listen and be afraid.. Be VERY afraid!

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