Netherhood Welcome Wagon – World of Elfi

Hello Everyone! I’d like you to join me in welcoming Elfi from World of Elfi!

Elfi started her WoW adventures back in 2008 at the behest of her brother. While she has always loved games of all types, WoW is her first MMO experience. Even though Elfi has been playing WoW for 3 years, she is devoted to her main character, Elfindale. As the release of Cataclysm was approaching Elfi spent a good deal of time reading blogs, learning about new blogs, and generally just enjoying the WoW blogging community. Before she knew it, she was writing about her own adventures through Azeroth!

Elfi is an avid pet and mount collecter, has a penchant for fun screenshots, and can work the Auction House like nobody’s business. She’s also a very chatty, happy-go-lucky person who loves the friendships that WoW gives us. If you ask her, she might even tell you about how she deleted Elfindale the day after she hit 85! (Purely by accident, but still!). Elfi enjoys blogging about silly things that happen in game, tossing in a rant here and there (because, c’mon, you can’t blog and NOT have a rant once in a while!). You will find the she blogs much the same way that she approaches WoW, lighthearted and fun.

If you venture over to Elfi’s World, I recommend checking out how she uses her worgen to channel Madonna, or perhaps take a gander at her weekly screenshots. She offers some great advice on ways to improve your game time while offline and believe it or not, uses Shakespeare to talk about WoW!

If none of those catch your interest, perhaps you can mourn for Darnassus along side Elfi. Or perhaps empathize with her guild struggles (we all have them now and again!). You can also play the sometimes game with her, as we all have wishes and desires! If nothing else, be sure to check out the strangest floating cat head that is completely randomly found in Uldum!

Oh and before I forget! Fun Trivia Fact: All of Elfi’s posts start with “The One Where…”, which is an homage to one of her favorite TV shows, Friends.

I don’t know about you, but I sure am looking forward to hearing more from Elfi!

Elfi is off to a great start, and I can’t wait to see where her adventures take her next! So raise your floating cat heads, and give cheers to Elfi as she joins the Blogosphere. Welcome, Elfi!

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 fallingleaves51@gmail.com, with the subject line “Welcome Wagon.” She’ll do her best to highlight as many as possible!

Episode 120 – Back in Blacksen

blacksen We’re back and we’re welcoming guest Blacksen from Blacksen’s End. He talks about such things as how the blog got started and his upcoming job in the gaming industry. Oh, and a little bit of Warcraft thrown in here and there! We also talk a little about 4.1 and even 4.2, the “Curse of the Worgen” comics and Rilandune regales us with another amazing Addon Junkie segment!

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Resource Site Spotlight – Boss Blueprint

This site was suggested to me by Fimlys and I must say thank you, because this is such a geekishly cool site to play with even if you are not at the point in your Cataclysm raid career yet to fully take advantage of the functionality.

What Boss Blueprint allows you to do is create a boss strategy for any given Cataclysm raid boss by taking a top down screenshot of the bosses “room” and draw out a blueprint on the floor, marking movements, placements for every role, “bad” spots (don’t stand in the stupid!!), and all the icons are re-sizable and infinitely movable.

Once done, you can save your strategy blueprint and you will be given an HTML and BBCode embed code to put into an email or, better yet, post on your guilds website.

I have yet to set foot into a Cataclysm raid (an area of which I am not very pleased) and I still find myself geeking out over this site and the many ways to play with it! Shiny.

Please note, I have already specified I have not seen the inside of a single raid in Cata, but I am going to create a strategy to link here, I do not want to see any comments saying “YUR SUCH A NUB, that strat is worng, u’ll blow up yur raid w/ that…” If I do receive any of those comments, I will send an army of zombie rats to your house. You have been warned.

I mean it, I have an entire army of hungry zombie rats just itching to eat some WoW player brains. I very likely just drew a blueprint for certain doom and death, but I care not, it was just an example. Do not test me, these rats are hungry I tell you, hungry!

Cheers!

~Rilandune

You can follow me on twitter at twitter.com/rilandune | read my (currently nuked but coming back soon) blog – Heroically Random | Listen to the other Twisted Nether podcast, The OverLores, of which I am a cohost

Netherhood Welcome Wagon – Please Feed The Troll

Hello Everyone! I’d like you to join me in welcoming Mystic from Please Feed the Troll!

Mystic started his WoW career back when he had to walk uphill both ways to get to MC (it’s true, I tell you!), finding his way to the horde at the assistance of his housemate. He started his adventures in WoW studying the ways of da’ voodoo and the arcane, which is really just a fancy way of saying that he opted to play a troll mage! Of course, all those uphill walks (both ways!) to MC wore his tired troll feet out, and he started to wonder what it would be like if he could heal those poor tired feet himself, and from there a priest was born. Throughout all of Vanilla he found that he was not only raiding and healing, but also running a guild. Eventually running himself out of mana in real life, and finding the need for a break.

Mystic played a touch of The Burning Crusade, and a touch Wrath, but between the content and lack of his original guildmates, he found it really challenging to step back into the game, especially with a very hectic work schedule. Fast forwarding to the present, Mystic has found that he has a bit of time to game again, and is loving Cataclysm. He’s still playing that priest, in case you were wondering! And loving every minute of it. He plays strictly casually now, but that doesn’t stop him from enjoying everything that they game has to offer! His decision to blog about his experiences this go around is twofold. Firstly he wanted to try the art of blogging just to see if he enjoyed it (he does!), and secondly he wanted a place to document his experiences as a casual gamer in WoW (but don’t worry – he can’t give up that pesky theory crafting).

Mystic touches on a number of great topics over at Please Feed the Troll, such as a look at being an Alt-o-holic and learning to love the Auction House. He also explores whether or not recycling content is nostalgic goodness of developer laziness, and offers a great discussion on leadership characteristics and what makes people tick (seriously fantastic read).

Not to be outdone with the bevy of great topics already offered, Mystic also has an idiots guide to Simulation Craft as well as a guide on how to utilize the data you get from simluations. And if that isn’t enough, you can also check out his fantastic Shadow Priest Guide! He is also open to conversation about how it’s not easy to be a priest these days. You will also find a good bit of Shadow Priest theory crafting if you poke around enough!

Not into priests, auction houses or simulating? Hey no worries! Mystic’s still got plenty of things that still might interest you, like his fascination with llamas or his thoughts on Dungeon Finder Personalities. You can also learn a bit more about Mystic’s WoW History, which is intriguing in and of itself. Really, no matter who you are or what you are into, you can’t help but be drawn into Mystic’s writing and thoughts!

I don’t know about you, but I am sure looking forward to hearing more from Mystic!

Mystic is off to a great start, and I can’t see where he’s headed next! Why don’t we all pull up our Llamas, Camels and Alpacas and ride along beside him as he entertains us on his journey. Welcome to the blogosphere, Mystic!

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 fallingleaves51@gmail.com, with the subject line “Welcome Wagon.” She’ll do her best to highlight as many as possible!

Shared Topics: Future Cataclysm content patches and Your Favorite Weapon

Yay! Two Shared Topics! What a fantastic way to end the weekend!

The first Shared Topic, from two weeks ago (I left it open an extra week since it was such a good topic and I was hoping to read more posts on it- yes I’m selfish like that) was suggested by Ringo Flinthammer of Flinthammer Hall. He got us thinking about future content patches and what we were hoping to see from. The timing ended up being perfect since the 4.1 PTR notes were released right at the end of the Topic.

Although players are still busy digging through all of the Cataclysm raid and heroic content, some are already starting to wonder what we’ll see added to the game in the 4.1 patch and beyond. While we have some hints, what do you expect to see added over the life of the expansion? How many patches? How many new dungeons? What will happen to your favorite professions? And how will the expansion’s storyline continue to unfold — and which loose ends will be wrapped up by the time the 5.0 patch is released?

Speculating were:

Aliera from The Violet Scribe

TwilliK from The Arcane Envoy

Rustbeard from Little Blue Dog

Beniffer from Blind Deaf Mute

And this week’s Shared Topic was an old favourite, causing an eruption of weapon appeal analysis. Kallixta of Kallixta’s Notes was the suggester.

I was comparing a new upgrade to my older item when it struck me how much I liked my old item. Like is wonderfully subjective and I hope others will explain their measure.

Is your favorite weapon something with strong memories for you? Is it something that just works well for RP purposes? Or maybe the balance of abilities meshes better than normal to your spec and play style?

Sharing their favorites are:

Kallixta from Kallixta’s Notes (who also wrote an RP version)

Larisa from The Pink Pigtail Inn

Garona from PvE Rogues

Val from Honeymint Tea

Aliera from The Violet Scribe

Hadrimda from Hadrimda’s Blog

Amaranth from Specced for Drama

Halophoenix from Azeroth Metblogs

Sarindre from Through the Eyes of a Tree

Kamalia from Kamalia et alia

Saz from World of Saz

And for the upcoming week, get ready for some factions heat! The Horde, are they becoming the “evil” side of WoW? As the tale of Azeroth unfold, they’re more and more depicted as merciless killers. Do we sense a good vs evil fight between Allience and Horde coming up? Blog about it and share a link to your post with us at Blog Azeroth!

As for future topics, get ready for:
Favorite Profession
Is the Horde close to conquering Azeroth?
Favourite Race

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