Netherhood Welcome Wagon – Borsked

Hello Everyone! I’d like you to join me in welcoming Borsk from Borsked.

Borsked has been around longer than many of the blogs that have been spotlighted on the Welcome Wagon. However, when I was looking for some new blogs to spotlight, it was brought to my attention that Borsked had never received a welcome wagon post. As such, I thought I’d go ahead and remedy that! Borsk has been playing WoW and leading raids since Vanilla. He is currently the GM of the longest standing guild on the Zul’jin server, Bood Red Moon. Borsk started his blog to discuss his thoughts on Raid Leading and general shaman healing. In addition, Borsk is an avid movie fan and you are likely to find many film and pop culture references on his blog. You might also find him as one of the co-hosts of the Matticast.

Borsk takes a diverse look at many things that surround his time with WoW. You can find a very in depth analysis of The Raid Documentary, or a fun limerick about The Night Before Firelands. You can find some strategy discussions or the struggles leaders face when confronted with attendance woes. You might even find a very interesting, philosophical look at the raiding bubble.

Be it movie quotes or the secrets of the shaman, Borsk has you covered!  I know I’m excited to see what he tackles next.  (Belated) Welcome to the Blogosphere!

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!

Shared Topic: Identity And Affiliation

This week’s Shared Topic was suggested by Akabeko from Red Cow Rise and invited us to ponder on how we identify ourselves and/or our characters within the game.

How does your character define themself? What part of their identity is most important to their personality and self-presentation?

In meatspace, we have so many affiliations, it’s anyone’s guess whether we consider ourselves a tuba player first, or a student, a Gators fan, a New Yorker, a mother, a nerd, a liberal. Our identities are comprised of so many different aspects of life that it’s hard to tell which parts different people will choose to define themselves.

In game, there are less game-related ways to identify.

your class – your spec
your race – a particular subgroup (Mag’har, Wildhammer)
your faction – a faction other than Horde/Alliance

Sharing this Topic were:

Akabeko from Red Cow Rise

Aliera from Violet Scribe

Saz from World of Saz

Amowrath from Light’s Wrath

Dragonray from Azerothian Life

Karegina from The Reluctant Raider

Kamalia from Kamalia et alia (who also wrote a part 2!)

Corath from Corath’s Blog

Kallixta from Kallixta’s Notes

Aro from Dragonsworn

Essence from Gamer Girl Confessions

Oathblade from Info about WoW from the Altaholic (who also did a part 2)

Kaezhol from Shearing Shammy

Rhoelyn from Beneath Two Skies

And for this week’s Topic (though I’m a little late with this writeup so you have to hurry to do this Topic before Sunday!), it’s all about Bagspace. What are your bags like? Have enough room? Want to trade in that tiny 14-slot Backpack for something more…useful? Wish there was somewhere to put your tabards?

Blog about it and share a link to your post in the week’s Shared Topic thread at Blog Azeroth.

TNB Live Friday 8/12 – Leet Sauced

We are pleased to welcome Logan and Viktory from Leet Sauced Podcast. 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 Friday, August 12th 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 139 – Jas Eye La

Jasyla We welcome Jasyla from Cannot Be Tamed this week. Besides having issues pronouncing her name, we had some great conversations including why she felt the old Tree Form was the worst ever! Not too much in the way of news this week but we do have a shared topic and a few new blogs to announce. Reminder, we are NOT recording on Aug. 6 and will be back on Aug. 12 for the next show, Ep 140!

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Netherhood Welcome Wagon – My World of Whoa

Hello everyone! I’d like you to join me in welcoming Shannon from My World of Whoa!

Shannon started playing WoW right before Wrath of the Lich King released. She created a Night Elf Druid, Hearthyn – named for her daughter Heather. However, when wrath released, Shannon found she was drawn to the Death Knight. Soon after leveling her Death Knight, she was bit by the raid bug. Recognizing that everyong and their brother had a Death Night, she turned back to her druid.

She soon found a home, and spent the next two years learning how to raid heal as a druid. Shannon was very fresh to druid healing when her guild took her in and they coached her into becoming a fantastic healer. She finished out WotLK getting with her Kingslayer title and flying around on a Bloodbathed Frostbrood Vanquisher. She continued raiding through Cataclysm, but a few months ago had an unfortunate falling out with her guild and has been spending a fair bit of time relaxing on her alts.

As she continues to explore Azeroth, she’s noticed a change in the culture of the game. And thus My World of Whoa was born. An avenue for Shannon to let off some steam, share he experiences and even help other budding druids grow into strong trees.

You will find information from hunting down rare spawns to fun Tuesday Haikus. You can read her take on Resto Druid Healing or her disappointment with her guild and bullies. You might also find a lesson or two on etiquite in the dungeon finder!

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to read more of Shannon’s adventures!  Welcome to the Blogoshpere!


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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