Resource Site Spotlight: Epic Advice

epicadvice is a place to ask and answer questions. Picture the official forums, only community moderated and without blue posts. Or picture only about warcraft.

It was just launched, and they’re always working on tweaks and features, however it is already a very useful tool. If you have an openID, you can just use that to log on (yay, no more passwords!), and can get started right away. As a new user, you’ll have no reputation and not be able to do some basic things, however you will be able to ask and answer questions.

As you use the site more, assuming you’re not a mouth-breathing, key-turning, gold selling troll/spammer, you’ll start to gain reputation as people vote your answers and questions up. This gives you access to other features like adding tags and down voting. Nothing paramount to the basic usefulness of the site, but the kind of thing that you need to hang around a bit to earn.

You can also earn “badges” which are like achievements in warcraft. Fill in your profile, get a badge. Ask a question, get a badge. Etc. These are more cosmetic, in my opinion 🙂

Anyways, I’m just getting started in there and it’s all fairly new to me. Go ahead, give it a shot. Assuming this place continues to work the way it does now, the quality of the answers you get will be higher than many other Q&A places on the web.

The resource site spotlight (aka wiki tiki utility posts) should happen every week, but is written by Euripides from, 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.

Episode 62 – Better Spooner than Never

spooner We sent out the search parties. We sent out the Marines.. We sent out Rambo! Finally, we found him! Spooner from Spooncraft is the special guest this week. Additionally we talk about a few more 3.3 things, Tier 10 Set graphics, A bunch of topics and we even read an email..

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TNB on the PTR TONIGHT 7:30pm PST

Tonight TNB will be having a virtual meetup on the PTR.

To join us:
– Download the PTR client(link).
– Copy an Alliance toon or use an alliance-side pre-made on the PTR PVE server (Broxigar)
– Join the TNB chat channel. /join TNB
– Ask for an ginvite/invite and ventrilo information to whatever we’re doing

We’re hoping to check out one of the new 5-mans.

See you there!

TNB Live Friday 10/16 8:00pm PST – Euripides of OutDPS

Join us for our Friday night recording at 8:00PM PST as we talk to Euripides of OutDPS. We’ll be doing our whole show live!

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 October 16th at 8:00pm PST (11:00 am 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: Penalty Systems and Player Entitlement

This week’s Shared Topic was suggested by Relevart of Relevart’s Druid Reliquary, and it asks us to ponder penalty systems in WoW, and player ‘entitlement’.


I know a few other bloggers have shown interest in the idea of player motivation and I absolutely love the idea of examining the concept of what makes us want to/need to/desire to play.

I thought a neat springboard for such a discussion would be that of the penalty system (or lack thereof, as you might see it) in WoW as well as the recent claims that Blizzard is caving to the casual players’ feeling of entitlement to see and subsequently conquer any and all content, regardless of capability or time.

I suggest these two because I think they are inherently linked at the core, with entitlement driving the penalty system and to a lesser degree, the inverse. However, I would not be opposed to separating out the most relevant topic in order to condense posts.

Responding to the topic this week are the following bloggers

Relevart (obviously) of Relevart’s Druid Reliquary

Syrana of Sideshow and Syrana

Saresa of Destructive Reach


Next week’s Shared Topic is WoW Where You’d Least Expect It.  If you have a contribution to make to a Shared Topic, or a suggestion of your own, head on over to the Blog Azeroth Forums!