Shared Topic: The Most Balanced It’s Ever Been

After a couple of week’s hiatus due to me moving AGAIN and not be able to get my internet working until two weeks later, the Shared Topics are back! This week’s Topic was suggested by Ringo Flinthammer of Flintammer Hall, who was inspired by the words of our favourite crab:

Ghostcrawler recently said that, in his estimation, the game is the most balanced it’s ever been. Agree? Disagree? And if it’s the most balanced, does that mean it’s enjoyable for you at the moment — have there, in other words, been more enjoyable, if less balanced, moments in the past?

Speaking out on game balance are:

Oathblade from Info about the World of Warcraft from the Altaholic

Typhoonandrew from TyphoonAndrew’s – Eye of the Storm

Aliera from The Violet Scribe

And next week we’ve got a really creative topic, that also happens to be close to my heart: WoW and food. Trying WoW recipes in real life, talking about recipes that should be in WoW but aren’t, inventing WoW recipes… Now that I think about it, I’m starving!

Post your take on the topic in your blog and share a link to it on the Shared Topic thread at Blog Azeroth!

And check out this sneak peak at upcoming topics:
Identity & Affiliation
Bags and Bank Capacity…

Resource Site Spotlight – AHSpy

Are you an Auction House junkie? Do you walk around your office mumbling to yourself about buying out the flask supply to create an artificial monopoly, or replace marketing tactics in a board meeting with specifics on doing “the Eternals shuffle?”

If this describes you… seek help. Immediately.

If you found that line mildly amusing but you are in fact someone that plays the auction house often, even to the extent of having the mobile app in hand to move things on the Warcraft market while in between printing off cover sheets for your TPS reports, than AHSpy should be right up your proverbial alley.

The following is a direct copy/paste quote from the front page of AHSpy as to what this tool is:

“AHSpy is an awesome new tool that let’s you see World of Warcraft auctions and item pricing information in real time. Not only is AHSpy incredibly easy to use, it will also allow you to see the value of any actionable item in the last 30 days in any realm/faction. You will also be able to see the auction history of any seller. And because we get our data directly from Battle.Net and not from user uploads, we know that our stats are as exact as they can be.”

I am certain I could not describe it any better.

As you can see from the screen capture at the top of this article the site is in beta, but from all accounts is working as intended.

AHSpy has even gone as far as to open their API to web developers or any other Warcraft sites, so if you have your own site pertaining to the in game economy, or perhaps have a resource site yourself, contact the fine folks at AHSpy and arrange the use of this service.

One other cool feature, AHSpy is multilingual, as seen here:

Sprechen in der Deutschen klasse!

This RSS was found while listening to The Instance, and was a recent “Drop of the Week” on that podcast.

Cheers & Truly,

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TNB Live Saturday 7/23 – Grimmtooth

We are pleased to welcome Grimmtooth from Grimmtooth’s Troops. 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, July 23rd 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 137 – Orcish Army Rades

image This week we welcome Rades from Orcish Army Knife. We have some great discussion, especially the large number of questions that were asked by the chat-room.

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Netherhood Welcome Wagon – Dragonsworn

Hello Everyone! I’d like you to join me in welcoming Arolaide of Dragonsworn!

Hello Everyone!  I’d like you to join me in welcoming Arolaide of Dragonsworn!

Arolaide started playing WoW with the beta, after a long love affair with the Warcraft RTS games. When she originally started her adventures began with a Tauren warrior determined to muddle through regardless of how many times the alliance killed the quest givers in any given night. Finally giving into the frutsration of seeing the poor Barrens quest givers slaughtered (yet again!) she packed up her bags to join the winning team. Well, at least the team that would let her turn in quests! Eventually, Arolaide completed every quest she could locate, and decided to look into raiding. She hasn’t looked back since!

Dragonsworn was actually started because Arolaide needed to familiarize herself with the WordPress platform, and couldn’t think of a better way to do so than be working with it herself! She likes to look blog posts as conversations and very much enjoys the interaction with others as a result. Luckily for us, Arolaide has lots to things that she loves to dicuss and never fails to keep us intruiged!

You will find that Arolaide’s thoughts cover many spectrums from gaming in general, to role play and raiding. You might be able to pick up a few tips on how to continue to enjoy the raid game as a parent or debate the value of 25 man raiding. She also explore some interesting topics such as WoW’s lack of strong female characters and the consequences of Role Playing in a Multimedia Situation.

I think Arolaide’s off to a great start, and can’t wait to see what other thoughts and adventures she shares with us!  Welcome to the blogosphere, Arolaide!

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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