Netherhood Welcome Wagon – Raid Trauma

Hello Everyone, I’d like for you to join me in welcoming Rax of Raid Trauma!

Rax has been an MMO player for twelve years, starting in Everquest and working his way through varying MMOs up until WoW. His original character in WoW was a resto druid, who raided MC through Naxx in Vanilla. He took a bit of a break during TBC, but returned with the call of Wrath of the Lich King – this time raiding as a Fury warrior. As Cataclysm approached, he realized that he missed the healing side of things and picked up his Holy Priest to explore content.

Rax started blogging towards the end of WotLK while he was still playing his warrior, but wanted to make a fresh start with his shift in playstyle, and thus Raid Trauma came to be. Rax hopes to look at the struggles and triumps experienced by raiding guilds, as well as provide the occasional tidbit about priest healing!

Rax explores a variety of topics, from a look at guild drama to offering his thoughts on wiping and progression. You will also find him exploring some very sensitive topics, such as dealing with the it’s just a game mentality the best ways to improve raider performance. While you are there, you may want to explore his Seven Deadly Sins of raid leading series.

Rax offers some wonderful insight into the life of a raider and those herding the team! I know that I certainly can’t wait to see what other tips and tricks he may have to offer! Welcome to the Blogosphere, Rax!


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 Topic: Views on Your Class’ Gear

So the one week where I’m totally on top of things, is the week where no one reported back to the Shared Topic thread. Yet, due to the timing of the thread, a lot of bloggers participated without even knowing. So I’m going to do something a little unconventional: I’m going to go through my blog list and draw out the recent posts that fit in with the Topic for your reading pleasure. That’s right: your reading pleasure is always on my mind.

So what is this brilliant Topic that had everyone writing without realizing that it was a Shared Topic?

Gear sets.

It was suggested by Gavendo of Rapid Fire and just happen to coincide with the Tier 12 release.

What do you think of the current or past gear available to your class and specifically the gear only available to your class (such as tier sets). Does it look fitting? Does it look sexy or down-right embarrassing?

For the purpose of this post, let’s include “how do you like your set bonuses?” into the topic.

So to find out more about your class sets, check out:

Mathew McCurley from WoW Insider (All Tier 12 Looks)
Michael Sacco from WoW Insider (All Set Tier 12 Bonuses)
Matt Low from WoW Insider (Healing)
Zinn from Jinxed Thoughts (Priest – Healing, Druid – Feral/Balance, Rogue, Paladin – Holy)
Fuzzmonkey from Cataclysmic Rambling (General)
Saniel from Primal Precision (Priest – Shadow, Druid – Feral)

Death Knight
Rades from Orcish Army Knife

Beruthiel from Falling Leaves and Wind (Resto)
Graylo from Gray Matter (Balance)
Sunnier from A Sunnier Bear (Feral)

Gavendo from Rapid Fire
Morynne from Marks 365
Frostheim from Warcraft Hunters Union

Rohan from Blessing of Kings
Temnyi from I Like Bubbles
Kurn from Kurn’s Corner (Holy)
Adgamorix from Divine Plea (Holy)

Oestrus from Stories of O (Healing)
Lunarsoul from WTS Heals (Healing)

Lodur from World of Matticus (Resto)
Josh Myers from WoW Insider (Enhancement)

Thisius from DoTs and ‘Locks

If your post on class gear sets (doesn’t have to be Tier 12 specific, as long as it’s about class gear sets and it’s recent) wasn’t mentioned here, leave a comment so that I can update my blog reader!

If you’re sad because you missed this week’s Topic, don’t worry! You can do next weeks! It’s even along the same lines: Class Theories. Either speculate about what the future could hold, or blog about your thoughts concerning what we know so far of Patch 4.2. Be sure to link back to the thread at Blog Azeroth for some TNB link love next Sunday.

And we’re once again on the hunt for new Topics. Is there something you’d like to see your fellow bloggers discuss? Let us know in the Shared Topics forum at Blog Azeroth.

TNB Live Saturday 5/7 – Oestrus

We are pleased to welcome Oestrus from The Stories of O. If you have any questions for her 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, May 7th 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 128 – Table Hoarder 4.1

Stuff3 We have a Round Table! It’s 4.1 time and we welcome Medros, Rilandune, Blacksen and Fuubar and Fulgaralis! Don’t miss it! (see rest of show notes for links)

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Netherhood Welcome Wagon – The Gamer’s Fridge

Hello Everyone!  I’d like you to join me in welcoming Edenvale of The Gamer’s Fridge.

Edenvale has been playing WoW with her husband since before the release of TBC. Together they tackle everything that WoW has to offer – from raiding content at their own pace, to PvP and generally social silliness often partaking in shenanigans cooked up by their guild mates. She loves meeting new members of the community, and finds the social network of the game very intriguing. One of the parts of the game that interests her the most is building those relationships and investing in those friendships, new and old alike.

Edenvale works as a cake decorator and baker in a bakery, and her knowledge of delicious treats has spilled over into some very creative blogging! In fact she’s envisioned some of Azeroth’s favorite dishes to be cooked in your very own kitchen! Don’t worry, even if your definition of cooking is opening the Ramen and dumping the noodles in the pan, Edenvale has recipes that you can easily prepare!

You won’t find any crazy ingredients or spices on my blog. Normal nerdy food for normal nerdy people. What I want is a WoW player to stumble upon my blog & say,”I have everything to make this in the kitchen. This will be fun!” No trudging all over town to find ingredients to make one meal.

You will find recipes ranging anywhere from Delicious Chocolate Cake and Fortune Cookies to Mulgore Spice Bread and Kaldorei Spider Kabobs!

Evendale has done a fantastic job at combining her creativity and her passion for food! It really looks like a ton of fun and I know that I can’t wait to experiment with some of these recipes myself! Welcome to the Blogosphere, Evendale!

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!