A wise man once told me, the journey is as important as the destination, if not moreso. Well, it may have not been a wise man, but the advice still stands. Everyone, including your level 80 raiding toon decked out in the phattest of lewtz and your Warlord-title-sporting spike-covered undead rogue, started out the same place as the rest of us: level 1, wearing the wrong type of armor and holding a cruddy weapon. (Unless you’re a death knight…)
The road from 1 to 80 is a long one, and a lot of fond memories can come from that trip from the vanilla WoW lands all the way to the Lich King’s front door. But how best to chronicle it? Some of us start blogs, but if you want to specifically focus on your path, one unique way to do so is with this week’s Wiki Tiki Utility, Path of a Hero!
Path of a Hero is, at first blush, sort of like a blog. You have a journal in which you can keep entries (one is displayed at a time), you can add pictures, and so on. But PotH’s selling point is the timeline. When you make an entry in your journal, you also upload a shot of your character from the login screen. Path of a Hero then adds a snapshot of your armory stats, your Be Imba! gear score, and then arranges all of that into a timeline. The timeline is at the top of every character’s Path of a Hero page, and allows you to use a slider to view your progress from level 1 scrub to level 80 hardcore whatever-you-are. For some examples of good timelines, check out these Paths by Ryomou of The Scryers, Stoneybaby of Muradin, and Gloroth of Khaz’goroth.
If you’re searching for a way to better express your character’s journey and growth, maybe it’s time to take a look at Path of a Hero.
Mondays are 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 netwith the subject “Wiki Tiki Utility”!
This week’s Shared Topic is a question which I am sure many WoW players posed by Copra of Bullcopra
Noticed that there was already a nice topic about defining ‘good player’ in WoW. However, now I’m seeing more and more trade channel, general channel and even LFG channel SHOUTS "LF good guild!", and the only thing I can do is I respond to that by "define good guild?".
Haven’t received a single answer, yet. Oh, sorry, the best one was: "to form an arena team".
So, what is a Good Guild from the standpoint of a player looking for guild OR from the standpoint of being in the guild?
A few bloggers have taken the challenge of defining what a ‘Good Guild’ is this week, with some very interesting and varied responses
Pixelated Executioner talks about the best way to find the answer to the question for yourself
T-Sonn at Melted Faces discusses her view of what is a ‘Good Guild’
Misneech at Aggro Junkie comments on how people look for a good guild and how this approach might be changed
Ruby at Rubymelon evaluates the things that are important in a guild and how to work out the value of these for yourself
At Destructive Reach I talk about what a good guild means, and how we identify a good guild.
If you have something to say on the matter, or an idea for a Shared Topic of your own, go to the Blog Azeroth forums and put up your ideas!
||Thursday! LIVE! TNB! Be there! Or else! (I’m not sure “or else what”.. but OR ELSE!!)
This Twisted Nether Blogcast will be recorded live and you can participate! Join us as we talk with Brigwyn of The Hunting Lodge and catch up with Brigwyn on the Child’s Play Auctions.. explore Brigwynism, how it feels to be a twitterati(or is that just twit?), the hunter community, and much more.
- When is it?: The show is scheduled for Thursday, May 7th at 12:30 am EST (yes I know that technically makes its Friday, May 8th) 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.
- Some general ground rules:
- 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.
- 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!
Welcome to Sideshow and Syrana of Sideshow and Syrana!
Repetitious redundancy is redundantly repetitive, but it’s true, the owners and operators of the blog Sideshow and Syrana are Sideshow, the Undead Rogue, and Syrana, the Blood Elf Warlock. They’re a husband and wife team who have been playing since pre-BC. Though Syrana’s first level 70 character was a hunter, the call of the dark side was just too strong. Playing with fel magic was just too addicting for this junky Blood Elf, and she’s been siphoning souls ever since. They’re both officers of the guild OI, and are casual players with some raiding mixed in.
Outside of the game world, Syrana works with people in need of alcohol and/or drug treatment services as a case manager. She’s even written about how WoW helps her with her rather complicated and exhaustive job. Sideshow, being rather mum about his own job, simply reports working as an IT guy, which I take to mean he is an undercover hacker for the secret services. Or something.
The blog is a great place to go for an eclectic mix of RP posts, entertainment, introspection and opinions. From cat-capers to breaking up with Archavon, Part 15 of weekly RP to exploring the (anti)feminism of WoW achievements, there’s plenty to read for all sorts. Definitely entertaining, always intriguing, it’s a blog not to be missed.
Welcome to the blogosphere, Sideshow and Syrana!
Every Friday (and sometimes other days if she needs to make up posts), 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!