Shared Topic: What sort of Boss would you be?

Tired of boring, repetitive raid bosses? I know I am! This week’s Shared Topic encouraged our imaginations to run wild as we design our own, personalized boss fights. Sephrenia from Guild Mum is the one to thank for this very creative topic:

I was lying in bed the other day, thinking…. and I wondered what sort of boss I would be if I was a boss in WOW. Would I be an easy loot giving boss like Loot Reaver, Chess Event, Gunship, or would I be a really hard one, like STUPID ROTFACE who is driving us crazy at the moment, or Shade of Aran was in Karazhan for our guild many moons ago? What would my special abilities be? What loot would I drop?

Sharing their takes are:

Sephrenia from Guild Mum

Pheadra from DI the Tank

Exanna from OMG…Priest!

TwilliK from Arcane Envoy

Zan from Altoholic Anonymous

Dristanel from The Physician’s Log

Windsoar from Jaded Alt

Ophelie from The Bossy Pally and the Giant Spoon

Next week’s Shared Topic has a more futuristic flavor as we stop to think about the effect Cataclysm will have on our gameplay as well as the game changes we’d like to see.

To be part of any of the Shared Topics, stop by the forum at Blog Azeroth and take your pick from the many upcoming and past topics!

TNB Live Friday 2/19 – Starman

Join us as we chat with Starman from The Warcast Podcast.

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 Friday February 19th at 8pm PST (11pm EST). 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!

Shared Topic: A Conversation With Your Character

This week’s Shared Topic had us getting groovy with our role playing side as we, the players, had a little chat with our characters. Azryu from the Arcanery was the one who came up with the idea:

If you gave your character a voice, how would a conversation between you and them go?

How would you interact with them? Would you play god? How would your character sound? Would they be intelligent, witty, or be the embodiment of the stereotypical “huntard”?

Responses took on all sorts of different forms! Some bloggers wrote stories to accompany their encounter with their character, some interviewed their characters in a more formal setting, others shared the ups and downs of their day to day relationship with their alter ego.

Enjoy the creative posts by:

Azryu from The Arcanery

TwilliK from Arcane Envoy

Marariel from Real Life Aggro

Liniya from Elune’s Guidance

Daraia from Daughter of Ravenholdt Manor

Exanna from OMG.. Priest!

Dristanel from The Physician’s Log

Ophelie from The Bossy Pally and the Giant Spoon

I know a couple of people mentioned they wanted to take part in the topic but were concerned about how “weird” they would sound… Trust me, the internet is a big place. There’s always someone who’ll appreciate your weirdness! And as long as it’s PG rated, new posts on the topic can be linked to in the comments!

So next week, we keep working our creative sides as we explore What sort of boss we’d be.

To take part in this week’s Shared Topic or in any other, check out the Shared Topic forum at Blog Azeroth!

Episode 76 – Fellow Google Blogger Bloggers

For Episode 76, the wonderful Miss Medicina (or Jess to Nib, who can’t pronounce Medicina) joins us! We talk healing, Cataclysm and, oddly enough Wiki Answers and D&D…
In addition to the awesome interview, we also spent time discussing, among other things, the upcoming access to the Auction House via the Armory and the whole “Ensidia gets world first.. No they don’t” affair.


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Blog Azeroth Event: Secret Admirer Project

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Dristanel came up with a fantastic Secret Admirer idea! It sounds like a lot of fun and a great way to get to know some fellow bloggers!

Similar to Christmas’ Kris Kringle, interested bloggers can get in touch with her to be secretly paired with another blogger. Each participant then puts up a post on their own blog regarding the event and linking to the other bloggers. The purpose of this is two-fold: exposure for the community, and something the secret admirer can respond to. Said admirer then does so under an anonymous handle, adding poetry, flattery or other warm fuzzies, giving one subtle hint about their identity in each, for a total of three comments.

The first person to get back to Dristanel with a correct guess as to the identity of their admirer will win a small prize! At the end of the event, folks can make a new post with a final ‘open declaration of blog love’ for their assigned person, and of course links to the other posts if they so desire.

Sign ups run until Thursday (February 10th) and the event will take place over the weekend!

For more information and to sign up, you can get a hold of her at Blog Azeroth, at The Physician’s Log or via email at physicianslog at gmail dot com.