Netherhood Welcome Wagon – Little Blue Dog

Hello Everyone! I’d like you to join me in welcoming Rustbeard of Little Blue Dog.

Rustbeard started playing WoW towards the end of The Burning Crusade, at the behest of a work colleague. It was his first MMO, and despite having tried several others, remains the only MMO that he is playing. He played regularly up until the end of WotLK, where he took a short break from the game. Rustbeard has a passion for collecting companion pets, mounts and achievements. He’s a severe alt-aholic, and while he has some experience playing a tank and a healer, the damage dealing game is where he finds his calling.

Outside of WoW, Rustbeard is a forty-something guy who works in construction project management (building things like power plants!) in the greater New Orleans area. When he’s not building things or playing WoW, he enjoys a round of golf, fishing or a spot of photography.

Little Blue Dog covers a large array of topics, including guild leadership, in game collecting (pets/mounts), huntering and an occasional rant. Additionally, every Friday Rustbeard treats us to an interesting screenshot of something he caught in game!

If you head over to Little Blue Dog, you can find many interesting articles such as learning what Rustbeard thinks makes an encounter click and how he feels that archeology brings him closer to his Dwarf roots. While you are there, you can also pick up some tips and tricks for first time hunters. You might also enjoy his editorial on elitist attitudes or thoughts on random groups.

Rustbeard is off to a fantastic start, and I can’t wait to read more! Welcome to the blogosphere, Rustbeard!

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!

Episode 124 – Gab and Moo

Crabby Unfortunately, the guest this week didn’t make it, so Fim and Hydra do what they do best.. Talk! There’s some news to go over and even a couple of emails! Oh yeah and we might talk about some of the April Fools jokes that Blizzard (and others) tried to pull on us.. Now where are my wings!?

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TNB Live Saturday 4/9 – Adgamorix

We are pleased to welcome Adgamorix from Divine Plea. If you have any questions for them 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, April 9th 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!

Netherhood Welcome Wagon – Top Rosters

Hello Everyone! I’d like you to join me in welcoming Sam from Top Rosters.

Sam has been playing WoW for going on four years, often times taking up a leadership responsibility in progression focussed guilds. During his experiences in filling raid teams, he often found himself astounded at how awful, and un-thought out, many of the applications that he saw come his way. With that in mind, he thought it would be great to start a resource for those who were looking to apply to some of the top guilds in WoW.

As Sam laid out his plans, the idea grew from offering advice and tips for how to successfully apply to a top guild to a comprehensive raiding resource that includes ideas, discussion and guides for all aspects of the raiding scene. In addition to all of the information he’s already acquired, he has been working on building a team of class columnists to assist him with class specific information (if you are interested shoot him a note!).

Among the many things that are discussed by Sam and his team, you can find advice on how to interact with trial members during their trial period, as well as tips on how to raise concerns about a guild member. You will also find tips on how to avoid tunnel vision and making the transition from PvP to PvE.

All in all, I think this is a great resource to the community! I think Sam is off to a great start, and I can’t wait to see what other topics he addresses! Welcome to the Blogosphere, Sam!

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 Topics: Is the Horde close to conquering Azeroth? and Favorite Race

The first Shared Topic was from two weeks ago, a Topic that called bloggers to ponder the lore of Azeroth. It was suggested by Ringo Flinthammer of Flinthammer Hall and reflected on the progress the Horde have been making in the fight for Azeroth:

Deathwing may have caused the Cataclysm, but the leaders of the Horde have been quick to take advantage of the chaos.

The lands north of the Thandol Span now almost entirely belong to the Forsaken. The Alliance have been expelled from Azshara and the Stonetalon Mountains. Only in the Southern Barrens are the Horde losing any ground.

Is the war between the Alliance and the Horde close to an end, with a Horde victory? Are Sylvanas and Garrosh close to conquering the Eastern Kingdoms and Kalimdor between them?

What, if anything, can stop the Horde warmachine?

Participating were:

Jod from Jod’s Blog

Aliera from The Violet Scribe

Saz from World of Saz

As for last week’s Topic, it was proposed by Garona of PvE Rogues who asked us what our favorite race was:

“What is your favourite race in wow?”

Perhaps your favourite race is the one that yields the best DPS or raid utility? Perhaps you’d rather have a certain race because it seems to suit your class best or your characters back story. Maybe you like PVP beneficial racial traits or just like the look of those sexy draeneis or blood elfs.

If questing and alts are more to your liking which race has the best questing racial traits or the most interesting starting quest zones/chains? If you run a personal blog perhaps you wnat to simply talk about what you think about the races, which ones look best, which ones have the best emotes and /dance animation? If you have an RP blog/story going perhaps one of your blog characters falls in love with a race from another faction?

Maybe they just have a fetish for blue hooves or they simply like hanging out with other gnomes. Perhaps you could write a small section of your story that reveals a secret fetish for a certain race or a secret crush!

Revealing their favorites were:

Rustbeard from Little Blue Dog

Aliera from The Violet Scribe

Ama from Specced for Drama

Corath from Corath’s Blog

Saz from World of Saz

Syrco from Syrco Owl

Kamalia from Kamalia et alia (who also wrote a follow-up post)

Christine from Christine’s Blog

Jod from Jod’s Blog

The Pink Pally from Avocation WoW

Tzufit from Tree Heals Go Woosh

Solitudeone from Moonkin Journeys

Kallixta from Kallixta’s Notes

Aaaaand for this upcoming week, we’ve got an unusual Topic. Our Alts…do they know each other? RPers will likely answer easily. But even for us non-RPers, when we stop and think about the existences of our multiple characters, we can’t help but come up with an answer ourselves. So do your characters know each other? Blog about it and Share by posting a link in the thread at Blog Azeroth.

As for our future Topics, be ready for:
Weird gaming habits
Who Owns a Guild?
Character guest column

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