Wanna be a moderator at Blog Azeroth?

The crew at Blog Azeroth would like a few fresh faces to help out on the forums.

In particular, we need someone to take over the Shared Topics (as I’m constantly reminded by the Shared Topics regulars, I just can’t keep up anymore!), and we’d also like 1-2 other enthusiastic bloggers who want to give a hand to new members and encourage activity on the boards.

In case you were wondering what would be demanded…err…expected of you, here’s a list of the tasks tackled by the team:

  • Welcoming new members and upgrading their status to blogger
  • Selecting the weekly shared topic and writing the past week’s recap.
  • Participating in and organizing blogging community activities (holiday event type stuff.)
  • Helping new members! Sometimes people have questions, and we have answers!
  • Dusting off the Blog Azeroth twitter account!
  • Promoting Blog Azeroth and letting new (or not-so-new) bloggers know they have a ressource for when they want or need to talk about blogging.
  • It’s a lot fun and a great way to get to know your fellow bloggers!

    Ideally, we want someone (or rather someones) who knows Blog Azeroth well, has a reasonable amount of blogging experience and who’s eager to encourage other bloggers.

    To take over the Shared Topics, I’d REEEEEALLLY love for one of you regulars to volunteer. You guys understand the spirit of ST-ing better than anyone and I know that any of you would do a fantastic job.

    If this sounds like you and something you’d like to do, you can get in touch with either Windsoar or I or you can post in this thread at BA (you must be logged in to view it).

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    On a more personal note, I’m not stepping down as a Blog Azeroth mod, but I know that I can’t keep up with the Shared Topics anymore. One recap every three weeks… you guys deserve better than that! I’ve been hoping that my real life would get less hectic, but I don’t see that happening any time soon. I don’t think I know how to live a non-hectic life.

    I had a great time in the approximate year and a half I followed the Topics closely. I got to know several of you (though you didn’t know me!) through your writing. Even if I sometimes get snappy when I’m reminded to do my job, it brought me a lot of joy to see that other bloggers actually cared about our Shared Topics.

    When I started blogging, I did every Shared Topic for about 6 months. To me, it was like writing camp: take a topic, bend it my way, then compare notes. From them, I grew as a writer. When the Shared Topics moderator at the time was stepping down, I lobbied for the position. Didn’t really give anyone choice. “Shared Topics” I said. “They’re mine now. MINE.”

    And now I couldn’t wish for anything better than someone else appropriating the Topics.


    Episode 142 – Monkey Business

    lonomonkey We welcome Lonomonkey from Screaming Monkey this week! We have some great discussions during the interview and then we talk some about Blizzcon and, of course, the new Darkmoon Faire.


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    Netherhood Welcome Wagon – Warstomping Grounds

    Hello Everyone! I’d like you to join me in welcoming Quahepok of The War Stomping Grounds!

    Quahepok started playing WoW in the heart of the Wrath of the Lich King. Having not played a computer game since the late 90’s, he found himself drawn in. While he has been tempted by other distractions, he finds that WoW has enough different activities to happily fill his gaming time. In addition, he’s got two long time friends who keep close via the game, and they frequently find themselves up to all kinds of mischief together. With his time constraints, Quahepok finds that he doesn’t have time to raid, but still enjoys many other aspects of play that WoW has to offer. This especially includes the communication aspects of WoW! He finds himself a podcast junkie, and just can’t get enough!

    Quahepok started blogging to clear out some of the thoughts floating about in his head. He hammers out stray thoughts and chats about a variety of different topics ranging from aspects of casual play to what it means to be a “casual player”. In addition, he’s also started a podcast, in which he is able to use his favorite medium to discuss one of his enjoyable past times! You can hear him discuss finding fun in PvP and talk to you about how he gets five levels in under an hour. You can also read his thoughts on “Roll” playing and looking at the different tiers of the shaman.

    I, for one, certainly can’t wait to hear (and read!) more!  Welcome to the blogosphere, Quahepok!


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    Shared Topic Triple Extravaganza

    Once again I fell off the internet. The weeks just fly by so fast. I keep thinking it’s only been a couple of days. Boy am I wrong.

    So three topics!

    The first revolves around bag space. Suggested by Amerence of Amerence Love WoW, it goes like this:

    We all know that since Vanilla days, soulbound items cannot be send to any of your characters in game unless these items are Bind on Account. Some cannot even be sold to vendors. Top of that Every expansion, patch after patch either we still have Old tier gears that we don’t like to dispose/disenchant even some old content trinkets that I myself like to keep (To think I still have my Carrot on a stick trinket), and for sure most of you feel the same way about Keeping them or just want to add to your collection of gears, but everyone has its own opinion about this for sure…

    So I like to ask you… Would it be worth a try to suggest to Blizzard to extend the capacity of our Bag and Bank item slots? Or do you think the cost of just tailored Bags (22-30slots) will do the work? Or Is it just not worth the time to even be mentioning these non sense about the Bag and Bank items capacity? I am just as curious as you are to know because honestly Items are getting piled up especially the soulbound items. Is there any other options for the Soulbound items to go somewhere or something it may not be right now but how about in the future? Honestly, My bank and Bag slot in one character is getting really full and that excludes the consumables you carry for raid. PLease share your opinion about it You can also post up a your current screenshot of your bank and bag items! with your response.

    Sharing their thoughts were:

    Amerence from Amerence Love WoW

    Dragonray from Azerothian Life

    Oathblade from Info about WoW from the Altaholic

    Aliera from The Violet Scribe

    Erinys from The Harpy’s Nest

    Eccentrica from Eccentrica Jones

    Kaezhol from Shearing Shammy

    Stringtheory from Martha.net

    Second topic!

    Suggested by Dragonray of Azerothian Life who asks: What kind of guild are you?

    What kind of guild environment do you like?

    From this I am referring to whether you like a quiet guild or a chatty guild – is there a happy medium? I have noticed that the guild I have joined never says anything in guild chat and you really have to push them to chat?

    Exposing their guild preferences are:

    Dragonray from Azerothian Life

    Amerence from Amerence Love WoW

    Saga from Spellbound

    Essencenchanted from Girl Gamer Confessions

    Oathblade from Info about WoW from the Altaholic

    And our latest, very timely, topic was suggested by Essencenchanted of Girl Gamer Confessions. Transmogrification people! What do you think?

    So, by now, we’ve all seen the tidbits of Patch 4.3 that Blizz has decided to release to us. The hype, in particular, surrounds two things directly related–Transmogrification and Void Storage. If you do not have any idea at all about what the two of those are, you can view the blue posts here (Transmogrification) and here (Void Storage).

    What are your thoughts on these two new things Blizz wants to put into the game? Has it fulfilled your need for bank space (a recent ST)? Will it make you more interested in the game? Could you care less? Is there anything you’d change? Let’s have at it, ladies and gents! Nitty and gritty!

    Talking about “it” were:

    Essencenchanted from Gamer Girl Confessions

    Jamin from Shattered Beginnings (he was so inspired, he even wrote a second post)

    Erinys from The Harpy’s Nest

    Typhoonandrew from TyphoonAndrew’s – Eye of the Storm

    Karegina from The Reluctant Raider

    Corath from Corath’s Blog

    Oathblade from Info about WoW from the Altaholic (she was also very inspired)

    Sayomara from Grand Old Podcast

    Dragonray from Azerothian Life

    Windsoar from Jaded Alt

    W00t! Some great reading material for you all there!

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    Itching to write now? Check out this week’s topic: Solo vs Party Questing.

    Blog all about it then Share a link to your post in the thread at Blog Azeroth!

    Episode 141 – Rhok It! Yeah!

    Phyllixia This week we welcome Phyllixia from Hunter’s Rhok! Yeah, there is a bit of hunter talk. We also have some great discussion on 4.3 and, of course, the tanking/threat change.


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