Shared Topic: The Way of the True *Class*

Don’t get me started on what makes a good paladin… I could go on for days! Actually, I probably would have, had my computer not experienced some health issues landing it in computer surgery for for the next couple of weeks.

Fortunately, others participated in the Shared Topic suggested by Rakhman of the appropriately named blog Way of the Druid, listing titles, achievements, attitudes, mounts and more that would belong to a true member of a given class.

What flavour items and achievements would make a character of your class truly a member of said class. For the Druid class I have come up with some (fairly obvious) things.

What about your class? Which items, titles, mounts, achievements exist in the World of Warcraft which a true master of the class would possess? How would you go about getting them today?

Participating were:

Rakhman from Way of the Druid

Icedragon from Druid Main

Aliera from The Violet Scribe

Kallixta from Kallixta’s Notes

Ringo Flinthammer from Flinthammer Hall

This week, in the Blog Azeroth Shared Topics forum, we’re going to blog about the location or locations in game that feel like home. Like home to a single character, to multiple characters, to you the player, that’s up to personal discretion. The world is about to be shattered, is your in-game home about to be destroyed? Changed? Blog about it and post a link over at Blog Azeroth!

And please, please, please! If there’s a topic you’d love to see discussed, don’t hesitate to suggest it in our Shared Topic forums! We’re about to run out of topics and we love new ideas! (We’re also very friendly and don’t bite at all.)

TNB Live Saturday 10/30 – Blizzcon Roundup

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Of course this week we are going to be talking about Blizzcon! We’re going to do something like our normal round table shows except that in addition to our “panelists” we will be inviting a few other Blizzcon attendees to come on and talk briefly with us about their Impressions of this years Blizzcon. The main guests will include:

For the other guests we’ll be inviting on, they will include:

  • When is it?: This live show is scheduled for Saturday October 30h 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!

Shared Topics: World of Warcraft Secrets and Voice Chat in Cross Realm Dungeons

I hope you’re all recovering from Blizzcon far better than me… I fear I’ll have to sleep 14 hours a day for the next month to catch up. And I’m quite positive that my voice is destroyed for good (Fim wasn’t the only one!) But it was all worth it. Definitely worth it.

So, because I spend the weekend before last fretting over Blizzcon, I didn’t get a Shared Topic post out, so this week you get another 2 for 1 deal.

Two weeks ago, Syl of Raging Monkeys suggested we share our WoW “secrets”, elements from the game that we think are awesome and that few people know about.

[...] some small and unexpected things in WoW can delight you and be something you will remember forever. not the big questlines and NPCs blizzard makes sure nobody will miss or every guide makes sure to mention, but the more hidden places or special characters in the game that still offer something unique or entertaining to those that can find them. I would absolutely love to read about more such secret places or NPCs in wow, I have a feeling that there’s quite a few I’ve missed! :D this could be a very interesting topic more bloggers might enjoy(?)

[...]i wouldn’t want to restrict the topic to NPCs only, but ask generally: what wow secrets have you discovered on your long journey through the world of warcraft? what unexpected, surprising or delightfully ‘pointless’ things have you chanced upon that add something special to the game for you?

Sharing their secrets were:

Syl from Raging Monkeys

Dragonray from Azerothian Life

Erinys from The Harpy’s Nest

Aliera from The Violet Scribe

Windsoar from Jaded Alt

Syrco from Syrco Owl

Natalie from Pocket Heals

Zahia from One More Alt

As for last week’s Topic, Azryu of The Arcanery, after playing around with the in-game voice chat, wondered what would happen if the feature worked in cross-realm dungeons.

It was just the other day when I took the time to read the second half of the menu button “Sound & Voice”. Immediately I wanted to toy with it. It was after a few minutes of messing around when a thought stuck my mind: does this work in cross-server dungeons?

To my dismay, it appears it does not. But….
what if it did?

Giving their thoughts were:

Azryu from The Arcanery

Blacksen from Blacksen’s End

Aliera from The Violet Scribe

Natalie from Pocket Heals

This week’s Shared Topic is all about belonging to your class. What items, achievements, quest lines or other, would be essential to saying “I’m a true *insert class here*”? Write about it and share a link to your post over at Blog Azeroth!

Want a sneak peak at other upcoming topics?
Home Sweet…
Fringe Benefits of Bringing Classes to Raid

And we’re always looking for new topics, so if there’s something you’d love to see discussed around the Nether, just suggest a Topic over at the Shared Topics forum at Blog Azeroth.

Blizzcon – The End

P1010914Well, another Blizzcon has come and gone and this one was a BLAST! In the con was a lot of fun. The meetups and parties were awesome! All in all we had a great time this year. We need to thank Blizzard, of course, for throwing an awesome weekend for us. We need to thank all of the TNB family for all the help they gave us over the weekend too!

P1010913Today was a wind-down day after the hectic weekend festivities. Sleep late… Hang out until people started to head out for their rides home. We had a little TNB family get-together over at the Tangerine restaurant and it was loads of fun to just get to sit around and talk about wow, blizzcon, podcasting, blogging, everything! Hydra was totally awesome and made us these cool clocks (see the pic of Brian holding it!).

We’ll be having a little round table discussion about this year’s Blizzcon this Saturday at 8pm PDT as usual in the usual place. I’m busy putting up a few of the pictures we took over on our Flickr page. If you have a picture from the meetup, the Raid prescreening and after party or just a cool one from Blizzcon let us know and we’ll see about including it in our Flickr stream if you want. Especially pictures with Fim in them of course… Most of them won’t be going up until I get home, but I stuck a few up there for now.

We’ll talk to you on Saturday (hopefully I get my voice back by then)…

Blizzcon 2010 – Day 2

Whoa, MrBryo is CRAZY!Wow, Day 1 was a BLAST at Blizzcon 2010. We had a cool announcement about the LAST class in Diablo 3, the Demon Hunter and there was a very cool a/v ear exploding version of the Cataclysm Cinematic. Not a lot of new information, really about WoW except for the stuff coming up in 4.1! I’m still excited about Cataclysm and their already showing 4.1 stuff! Also they went over what they are doing to make the dungeons and raids more interesting and fun for 4.0.1 and beyond.

Now it’s time for day 2! Today there are two Q&A sessions I’m planning on going to and then do some more wandering and taking pictures. It’s great fun hanging out with everyone here and I have to say that’s my favorite part of the convention! Head over to the Day 2 Liveblog Page to follow all the “action”!

Speaking of hanging out, the Second Twisted Nether Blogcast Blizzcon Meetup (STNBBM) was a HUGE success. We had a ton of people show up to our little porch at Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Co. and gave away some amazing loot including a Murloc Stein courtesy of Blizzard themselves (thank you so much to Kat Hunter for her awesomeness). We helped close the place down and it seemed like everyone had a great time. Thanks to all who showed up. Unfortunately our livesteam of the festivities didn’t work out so well because:

  1. My internet connection was being somewhat flaky
  2. We never got a chance to plug in the power and so my laptop shut itself down…

Thanks to everyone that showed up in the chatroom to try to hang with us! We’ll get you guys some givaways when we can! Make sure you show up to our Blizzcon recap show next Saturday night!

Don’t forget to head over to our Flikr page to see SOME of the pictures I took on Day 1 and at the TNB Meetup. I’ll put up more when I get home and after other people get me the ones they took (especially of the meetup).

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