Downtime Round-up: 7/29/08

dt_roundup Is it that time again! That’s right boys and girls, it is roundup time! We are excited to have PTD from Part Time Druid joining us as our Twisted Blog next episode. If there are any burning questions you would like to ask him, feel free to send them in! Here are a few posts you may have missed!

Hay to Munch on:

  • On Burnout. Even uber Vonya from Egotistical Priest isn’t immune to the ailment.
  • Haircut and Shave! Siha from Banana Shoulders provides a first hand look at the new Barber shops in “Itch”.
  • Polar Bear Form, OH! Phae offers a list of inscriptions druids can look forward to in “Itch”.
  • Healer Guilt Meter. Keredria from Tree for Life, offers a pictorial “guilt meter.”
  • Wanna Make Movies? Erunno from Erunno’s Thoughts offers a list of machinima basic add-ons to help you become next WoW Christpher Nolan.
  • Math and More Math. Zupa from Automagica offers great writing and a lot of math illustrating the virtues of improved frostbolt.

Episode 10-Never Enough Annas

annorah4 This episode we have a sick Bre, how to keep your raid “mana” flowing, and one of the Annas…this one with a voice…

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TNB Needs You!

Bloggers, your podcast needs you! TNB is in desperate need for audio clips to use during the show. If you would like to give us shout-outs to be aired on the show.

  • “Hi, This is <yourname> from <yourblog> and this is the Twisted Nether Blogcast”
  • “Hi, This is <yourname> from <yourblog> and you have been listening to the Twisted Nether Blogcast”
  • “This is <yourname> from <yourblog> and now for the Twisted News of the Week”
  • “This is <yourname> from <yourblog> and here are some Hot Topics from the Internether”
  • “This is <yourname> from <yourblog> and This weeks Twisted Blog is….”

You are welcome to mix them up a bit and “make em your own”.. Include your name and blog anywhere you’d like. As many or few as you want to record.

The format:

MP3 is best, but we will take .wav files. Do you need an app to record? We use audacity.

Please preface your .wav files with your name or blogname (your choice). Please include at minimum your name so we can archive it.

Where to send your files:

You can send your clips to fimlys at gmail dot com. Need help? Don’t be shy and drop us a line, we will be happy to help!

Netherhood Welcome Wagon – Tigerfeet of Secret Agent Cat

WWLogoWelcome Tigerfeet of Secret Agent Cat to the Blogging Netherhood.

First I normally start out these posts with a little about the person who writes the blog and then I give a synopsis of the entries. I’m going to break rank here and start out this welcome by saying; “OMG ROFLCOPTER UR NAME IZ KEWL!” Which translated out of lolspeak roughly equates to “Dudette I love your blog name!” And yes, I do fail at lolspeak, at least one of those words was unadulterated English. I only hope I can make up for that with my abuse of capslock.

~straightens her e-clothing and clears her throat~ Um, now that’s out of the way, In true secret agent cat fashion little is known about the mysterious “Tigerfeet” (In fact I doubt that’s her real name.) What we do know is; she’s 24, witty, her paws are considered a deadly weapon and she may be subdued with chocolate or if that fails a deep bottomless pit. I did try to discover more, but found most material written about her classified. I did find out, to the dismay of the male gender, that she’s married.

Her blog is not some chronicling a person on an RP server playing at secret agent, but rather a player who seems to be enjoying a fairly typical WoW experience with a fairly atypical amount of wit and an entertaining voice. So far I’ve been introduced to: dancing seals, why WoW is NOT the best thing since sliced bread (even though it’s still good), a day in the life of an agent, guild miscommunication and she’s even joined the druid Fo’shizzle cause.*

*Dear Mr. BRK and his scary lawyers, I use the term with all due respect to both you and the venerated BBB and his druid crew. In the interest of fair journalism, I am merely reporting the facts and hope to escape legal injunctions resulting from it’s use and rioting from of druids of many forms. In addition my journalistic curiosity wonders about the use of the word “Big” in both your blog titles and if this may have Freudian applications?

So, welcome to the blog-o-sphere Tigerfeet. May your readers be numerous and your typos be few.

Every Friday, the Twisted Nether Team has provided me (Auzara of Chick GM) with an opportunity to highlight a new blogger and welcome them to our blog-o-sphere. If you have a wonderful new blog I may have missed, please drop me a line at ChickGM at gmail dot com with a title of Welcome Wagon. I can’t promise to highlight them all but I’ll certainly try.

Shared Topic: What you need to know about [Class]

This week’s Shared Topic is brought to you by Aos of Flux and encourages blog authors to write a primer of things to know about their class. To quote the original post where he describes his idea:

It’s a conversation with you and someone who doesn’t want to know your class specifics. They just want to know what they need to do when they are in a party or raid with you.

For example:

  • Tanks could highlight how easy or difficult they are to heal, how much initial or long term aggro they build, their essential specials abilities, or their tanking role.
  • Healers could highlight aggro dumping or lack of it, ability to deal with spike healing or overall healing and mana efficiency. Or anything else you value.
  • DPS could highlight aggro dumping, positioning, special abilities, or even how important their group buffs are.

It’s up to you.

Some of the current contributions include:

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