Shared Topic: Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event

Yesterday saw the official close of the Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event, hosted by Amerence, and our shared topic for the last week.

Tying for first place and receiving a Guardian Mount were:

Effraeti – Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Challenge 2011 and

Navimie – Pilgrim and Thanking time, put into a little ryhme

In second place, and receiving a Gurky/Lurky Murloc Plush was:

JDKenada – Shared Topic: Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving

In third place, and receiving a Blizzard pet of their choice was:

Rioriel – Special #33: Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event

We had a lot of great entries, so be sure to check out our other contestants:

Elkgarosa – Giving Thanks to my fellow bloggers
Chatmay – Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving 2011 Entry
Chronicles of Mia – Thankful for Bloggers [A Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving]
Erinys – The Great Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event 2011
Tome of the Ancient – Im Thankful for…
Cymre – A Day to Give Thanks
Morynne – Giving Thanks!
Razerbug – Swear Allegiance and Support!
tzufit – A Very Bloggy Thanksgiving
Kamalia – A Bountiful Feast of Bloggy Goodies
Karegina – Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving 2011 Event
BraveTank – The Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Adventure
Anuillae – Giving Thanks
Draccus – Gratitude Out of Grieving Part 1 Saga / Part 2 (Story)
Katarna – Kat’s Thanks to Everyone out there
Vuuk – BA Thanksgiving Event
dangfool/Kallixta – Blog Azeroth Shared Topic: Thankslinking
Saz – The Turkinator
Elfindale – Thank you WoW Bloggers – I love you all!
Solitudeone – Thank You Bloggers
Spellbound Saga – Giving Thanks! (Pilgrim’s Bounty)
Fannon – A Thanksgiving Evening with Fannon’s
Edenvale – Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event 2011
Loronar – Thank You, and an Invitation – Of Turkeys and Blogs
Akabeko – Give Thanks
Anslym – An Ode to Warcraft

I’d also like to thank our judges:

Angelya – Druid Blogger at Revive & Rejuvinate and host of #IntPiPoMo Event || @_Angelya
Hydra –Writer of Almost Evil Blog, Twisted Nether Blogcaster and Blog Azeroth Administrator || @HydRAWR
Oestrus – A Priest Blogger of The Stories of O and Host of The Double O Podcast ||@OriginalOestrus
Fimlys – Asleep at the WoW, Twisted Nether Podcaster, and Blog Azeroth Administrator || @Fimlys
Beruheals – Falling Leaves and Wings Blogger and Twisted Nether Blogcast Host || @Beruheals
JadedAlt – Jaded Alt Blog, Blog Azeroth Moderator, and well known to her great boss strategy guides. || @JadedAlt
Matticus – Writer & Blogger of World of Matticus, No Stock UI, WoW Insider Raid X column, Matticast, Plusheal, Blog Azeroth. || @matticus

And all the folks nice enough to promote the event:

Girls Gone WoW Podcast (Featured Broadcast)
Loug – Writers Venture (Promoting the Event)
Leet Sauced Podcast (Featured Broadcast)
The Sundering (Featured Broadcast)
Twisted Nether Blogcast (Featured Broadcast)
MMO Melting Pot (Featured Post)
JadedAlt/Windsoar – Give Thanks! (Thank You Post)
Jamin – Thanksgiving to the Gnome Clan (Featured Post and Promoting the Event)
Altolycus – Alto’s Gold’ish Advice Blog (Avatar Promotion)
Nymphy & Orvillus – D/E The Tank (Avatar Promotion)
Apple – Azeroth Apple (Avatar Promotion)
Beruthiel – Monday Musings – Thankful Edition (Thank You Post)

Thanks for making the Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event so successful!

This week our shared topic looks challenges us to make our own race from the current races/models available in game. Will you be a murloc-elf, or an undead-tauren. Let us know!

TNB Live Saturday 11/26 – Angelya

We are pleased to welcome Angelya from Revive and Rejuvenate. If you have any questions please make sure to send them in prior to showtime to or bring them to the chatroom!

  • When is it?: This live show is scheduled for Saturday, November 26th at 8pm PT (11pm ET). 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. Don’t forget to register/login to UStream so you can chat with us!
  • 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. We will be monitoring the chat room and if we can we will use the comments during the show. We love that you are with us, but we 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!

Resource Site Spotlight – Noxxic

Noxxic – World of Warcraft Cataclysm Guides is currently in Beta, but like most things currently residing in Beta status, namely every product Google has every pushed out, it is clean, concise, and appears to be working as intended.

What Noxxic provides are class guides, current to Cataclysm, and a very elegant format. Traditionally one would need to go to sites like Elitist Jerks and then drill down through the forums to find information like this, or at the very least, find a central source for all of the classes. I have heard a few folks in the community of late mention that there are whispers of EJ losing some of its credibility. Perhaps this is simply in terms of being up-to-date, or perhaps their hard-edge nature and public humiliation component in terms of bannings has finally caught up to them. That is not a statement I am making, simply expounding on a possibility.

Well what is someone to do if they want a central source for all things class guides and either do not enjoy the EJ environment or simply do not trust the information? Noxxic is a wonderful alternative that I highly recommend trying.

I myself have found a use for it already. I have played, on my Rogue, the Assassination spec since very early ICC content and just recently picked up a Mace and started rolling as Combat. Obviously, I knew nothing about modern Combat spec mechanics, so I went to Noxxic and had a great time reading up on the new rotations and such.

That’s one of the greatest benefits of Noxxic, it’s just so pretty to look at. Head over there and see it for yourself!



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Shared Topic: Bring It Back

Last week Mia asked us to walk down memory lane:

Before I was going to bed, I heard someone talk to my husband about some changes in WoW they wish didn’t happen. Like removing some quests, content, class changes. One of the things that popped into my head was “companion deaths”. During the Ragnaros fight in Classic, I heard someone in vent go “Did someone’s cat died?” and sure enough, my Black Tabby companion died. Everyone busted up laughing.

So I thought about some other changes that I would bring back…just for the day? For the week? and Permanently?

With some ideas on what they miss were:

Mia from Chronicles of Mia

Anuillae from Annuillae’s Analytical Assertions

RenaissanceMan from Children of Wrath

Erinys from The Harpy’s Nest

Navimie from The Daily Frostwolf

JD Kenada from Amateur Azerothian

Windsoar from Jaded Alt

Amerence from Amerence Love WoW

Karegine from The Reluctant Raider

Akabeko from Red Cow Rise

This week our shared topic is the Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event hosted by Amerence. New entries will be accepted through November 25th, so if you’d like to compete for the 3 great prizes being donated by Amerence, sign up now!

We’ll return to our regularly scheduled Shared Topics after the holidays with Making Your Own Race.

Happy Blogging! (And happy holidays for the Americans ^^)

Netherhood Welcome Wagon – Apple Cider Mage

Hello Everyone! I’d like you to join me in welcoming Apple Cider of Apple Cider Mage.

Apple Cider started playing WoW back in vanilla, drawn in by its social attributes in combination with the beautiful aesthetics. She soon found herself drawn into the raiding game and before she knew it was defeating the Burning Crusade and The Lich King with the same guild that took her through Molten Core. In addition to raiding, Apple Cider is an alt-aholic and avid seeker of WoW’s hidden (and sometimes not so hidden) lore. She loves questing, and has a holiday collection many might envy.

Apple Cider also loves exploring every corner of Azeroth, and has been places she likely had no business being! She’s been a mage since her first day in WoW, yet no portal can contain her adventurous attitude. One of the reasons that Apple Cider decided to start blogging was to share not only her in-depth knowledge, but also her unique perspectives on WoW. Cider is both a die-hard social justice advocate and feminist – and takes those perspectives and applies them to how she views WoW. Which, in turn, leads to some very engaging blogging!

Should you decide to head over and take a peak, you might find that Cider has some thoughts on Blizzard’s new ad campaign or on what one might feel when an era ends. If those don’t interest you, perhaps you might like some tips on how mage’s can maximize their Taxi Service during Pilgrim’s Bounty or learn more about the new Darkmoon Faire. Or perhaps you might be interested in her leveling through Misandry project.

Apple Cider doesn’t shy away from complicated issues, and I know that I can’t wait to hear more of what she has to say!  Welcome to the blogosphere, Apple Cider!


Every Tuesday, Beruthiel from Falling Leaves and Wings 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 email to, with the subject line “Welcome Wagon.” She’ll do her best to highlight as many as possible

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