We can has aggro! Join Fim and Nib as we chat with Dezdemone from Will Tank for Healz about Wrath, Ulduar and guild leadership.
A day late, but never a dollar short, the Wiki Tiki Utility has arrived to
Brought to you by Nance of Alterac Volley, Pug Checker does one simple thing, and it does it well: plug in a server and a character name, and you’ll get back an easy-to-read, simple-to-understand overview of what 5-mans, 10-mans, and 25-mans a character has actually done. For example, here’s Pug Checker‘s report on me. As you can see, I skipped a bunch of instances in normal mode (what can I say? I leveled without them), and haven’t completed anything in OS above OS+0.
Now, naturally, take these figures with a grain of salt (or as the site says, “don’t shoot the messenger”) – anything that draws on the Armory will occasionally have issues since the Armory itself has severe issues with kill counts, and Pug Checker is no exception. Using me again as a reference, I’ve supposedly killed the Prophet Tharon’ja in Drak’tharon Keep four times… yet have only been in the instance twice. Still, I’d say roughly 90% of the data there is reliable, so you can use Pug Checker to easily “screen a player, by entering their character name and server, before you invite them to join your group.”
One important thing to keep in mind is that there are some misconceptions around Pug Checker. This utility is not a measure of someone’s worth – i.e., if their screen is filled with red dots, it doesn’t make them a bad player! It does, however, indicate that maybe you should see if they need instructions on the fight. Maybe they’ve never been in that instance, maybe they’ve just been stuck with groups that couldn’t down a particular boss – whatever the case. Pug Checker is a tool to see who’s done what, not a way to see who’s good and who’s not.
So with that little caveat in mind, go forth, load up Pug Checker – and build yourself a good PUG!
Although this week it’s on a Tuesday, Mondays are normally Wiki Tiki Utility days here at TNB! Stop from The Stoppable Force highlights a resource from the Twisted Nether Wiki’s Big List of WoW Utilities, hopefully giving you a nice boost to your Intellect – or at least your skill at World of Warcraft. If you’ve got a utility you’d like to see listed on the wiki, or one you’d like to nominate for the Wiki Tiki Utility post, please send an email to stop AT twistednether DOT net with the subject “Wiki Tiki Utility”!
Welcome to Lissanna of Restokin!
Lissanna has taken the blog world by storm. If you’ve done research about Restro droos or Boomkeks in the last three months (or even Ferlols!), odds are you’ve stumbled upon Lissanna’s site. Updated constantly, always informative, fresh and well-done, she’s a powerhouse of Druid information. Not only that, but she recently gained her own epic real life achievement of a Masters! She’s a student of developmental psychology, with a focus on brain development, and will also be going for the legendary achievement of Ph.D. Best of luck to her in those endeavors, and more power to her!
She’s been playing WoW for a while, since Druids used to be only healers, in fact, and has been through it all as a boom or tree, with some levelling of a personal feral and a conveniently feral boyfriend (his character, kids, get your minds out of the gutter!). She seems strickly Druid, a rarity in this day and age where everyone and their dog has eighty five alts and six still levelling.
This Druid blogger has a little something for everyone on her site. She’s written up a great piece on how to heal in 3.1, has a good levelling compendium for the baby Druid, and expresses her concern over Druid PvP survivability. When she’s not talking about Druids, however, there are great pieces that explore WoW’s community and how it’s not just a game, but something much more.
Welcome to the blogosphere, Lissanna!
Around Friday every week, Bellwether from 4 Haelz is bringing you the Welcome Wagon, introducing new bloggers and great reads. If you know of a new blog to the scene or wish to get your name out there, please send an e-mail to 4haelz AT gmail DOT com with the subject line “Welcome Wagon.” She’ll do her best to highlight as many as possible!
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!
Twisted Nether Blogcast is having a TShirt design contest!
Whereas Fim and Nibs are resolved to attend Blizzcon and wherefore it is found that they would prefer to not go naked, it is therefore resolved that there shall be TNB tshirts of immense beauty and identifiability! This TShirt having both an image and a saying in holding with the theme of the TNB.
All Submissions will be property of the Twisted Nether Blogcast, but.. We will give credit to the author, so make sure you give us your info including blog/website if you have one
Prizes will be awarded in a purely subjective manner by Nibuca, Fimlys and possibly Bre..
Please get the word out about the contest! We want lots of submissions.
Please.. don’t let Nib draw more stick figures. It won’t be pretty.
UPDATE: We have a deadline. Please have your submission (or an email indicating your intent on submitting) in to us no later than July 1st. We need time to judge and get the shirts made prior to Blizzcon.. Thank you!
OH YEAH, specifics. Thanks to Boize for reminding me that you know.. people like details.
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