Resource Site Spotlight – L2Ptv

L2Ptv has recently announced their official launch over at and so the timing is perfect to write up an RSS article discussing what the site has to offer.

L2Ptv is a site dedicated to helping every player in World of Warcraft operate to their fullest potential. There are well-produced and informative videos available for all classes and specs as well as boss strategies, and forums for the community. Their goal is to provide an environment where players do not need to fear public humiliation for asking “the wrong questions” which is, unfortunately, the case on some other information sites out there.

The basic video tutorials on class/spec feature discussion on talents, gearing, stat priority, gemming, and of course rotations. They will even show gameplay to go along with, particularly, the rotation portion.

L2Ptv also features premium content. It is a subscription based package that gives access to the entire site including boss fights, heroic and normal difficulty, from each of the different class/spec’s and also full access to the forum portion of the site. I highly recommend going to the premium section to see the sample videos posted to see what the subscription will get you.

I will say I am very interested in at least trying a month of the subscription plan, simply to see the videos of the Dragon Soul boss fights from my class/spec perspective.

Remember that the class/spec tutorials are free as well as the boss strategy videos, the premium subscription is the next tier of videos that go into the POV of each class/spec for each of the bosses on both heroic and normal difficulties.

Every raiding character in World of Warcraft should watch their class/spec video, because having information presented to you in a very well-produced video format can very often be more effective than reading text in a threaded forum post. The videos at L2Ptv are in-depth and well-made and watching the Combat Rogue video I learned I was missing a very key part of the synergy of one of my main cooldowns.

Check them out, you’ll be happy you did!



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TNB Live Saturday 1/14 – Keredria

We are pleased to welcome Keredria from Tree of Life. 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, January 14th 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!

Episode 155 – Slash Lick Nozdormu

Nozdormu_Dragonblight We’re back from our Holiday break with a mini-roundtable. Or is that a mini round-table… Anyway, we’re back and we’ve got Rades from Orcish Army Knife and Cynwise from Cynwise’s Battlefield Manual. We talk 4.3 and talk and talk and talk.

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Netherhood Welcome Wagon – Pandaren Monk

Hello Everyone! I’d like you to join me in welcoming Lance of Pandaren Monk.

Lance has been playing WoW since vanilla. As the cataclysm hit, lance started to lose interest in the game, but the recent announcement of the upcoming Mists of Pandaria expansion has renewed his interests in WoW. He found himself very excited about all things Pandaren and decided to begin exploring the race and the new Monk class. In addition to taking an early look at the talent calculators, he has also given some thought to how monks might work with active mitigation.

If all of that seems very heavy, don’t worry! Lance has taken some time to sit down and consider the really important aspects of what being a Pandarian is all about. You know, things like the importance of picking a proper Pandaren Name. You might also want to reconsider your thoughts on the new Pandaren racial after reading his thoughts on being bouncy.

I know I’m certainly looking forward to more panda philosophy! Welcome to the blogosphere, Lance!


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

Resource Site Spotlight – Shadowcraft

Who doesn’t love spreadsheets, am I right? Deep down inside you know you love them. Reading them. Editing them. Pouring over them to eek out the last smidgen of dps from your gear set.

Are… are those crickets?

So not everyone is as enthralled by spending hours tweaking data fields in Excel as I am. However we all need to optimize our gear. Even if you are a not a hardcore theorycrafter it’s great to know what pieces to reforge and what gems to socket to get the most out of your gear.

There is of course the ever present Ask Mr Robot. But sometimes you want more specific and focused information to your class. Playing a Rogue I use Shadowcraft, the site dedicated to Rogue gear and talent optimization.

Shadowcraft is clean, easy to use, intuitive, and feature packed. And best of all, it’s darned pretty.

You start by selecting your character from the opening page and your gear will appear as above. You will get your optimal dps output (note that this is based on party buffs and maximum time on boss, make certain to adjust what buffs you will be receiving in the settings tab). Make certain to refresh from armory to get the most accurate data. I forgot to do so here:

All of those gem slots are filled and all gear has been reforged. You can see how much of an increase proper gemming and reforging can be.

To get the most accurate information make certain, as I said, to go into settings and remove any buffs you’ll not be receiving, which is fairly easy to determine, if there is no Shaman in your group, you’ll not be getting Strength of Earth or Wrath of Air (mores the pity >.> ).

If you are of the Rogue-ish persusasion, and why the heck would you not be, really? head over to Shadowcraft and start using the site to optimize your gear and talent selections. You’ll not be disappointed by the results!



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