Episode 216 – 8 in Azeroth

8Years-150x150 We welcome Shawn/Hanzo from Eight Years in Azeroth to the show this week.

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TNB Live Sunday 1/19 – Eight Years in Azeroth

8Years We are pleased to welcome Shawn from Eight Years in Azeroth to the Twisted Nether Blogcast on Sunday. If you have any questions please make sure to send them in prior to showtime to info@twistednether.net or bring them to the chatroom!

  • When is it?: This live show is scheduled for Sunday, January 19th 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!

Blog Azeroth Shared Topic: Mountable Mounts (11th Jan – 17th Jan)

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Greetings folks!

Coming up this week your Shared Topic initiative, your solemn duty as WoW bloggers, is to answer this call made by Dragonray of Azerothian Life!

One of the things I have noticed since my return is the huge amount of mounts available now through rep gains. I am still working on a couple, but it has made me wonder which mounts you guys are loving or hating :)

So what are your top 5 mounts – or just the ones you go to all the time because you like the way they ride? What are the ones you really dislike and can never bring yourself to use – does it rub against your collecting nature (if you have one) to buy all the mounts even though you know you will never use them?

Dragonray

Write your articles, post the links on the Shared Topic forum thread, respond in the comments below, you know what to do people! As the articles get written I’ll update the post here with links, and you can always head back to the topic thread to see the most current links as well!

Cheers!

~Ril

Blog Azeroth Shared Topic: Oaths (4th Jan – 10th Jan)

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Greetings folks!

I have no excuse for why I’m posting this on the last day of the shared topic week. I have a reminder on my phone to check the forums every Monday, on Monday I checked it and saw a new one was posted, and I got busy and completely forgot. I do humbly apologize.

However we had a great deal of action on this shared topic, which is AWESOME, so let’s get right down to it!

This one comes to us from Mataoka of Sugar & Blood

Blog Azeroth: What vows would your character say, intend, or break, and to what allegiance? Would it be to class/race/specialization, deity, or ruler? This is quite a challenging Blog Azeroth topic, however, I know you are all up to it because you are amazing writers.

Matty wrote this post to start the topic off – Oathmaker.

Sharden at 15 Minutes of WoW had this post on Oaths
Dragonray from Azerothian Life had this post on Oaths
Amerence from Amerence Love WoW made this Oaths post
Melanie aka Velgana on the Blog Azeroth forums made her post on Oaths on her site – Adventures in Skywall
And finally we have Tome of the Ancient writing on The Oathmaker

Needless to say, you can still make your contribution by reading each of these wonderful posts, commenting on there respective sites, commenting on the Shared Topic thread on Blog Azeroth, or responding to this post here in the comments below!

Get writing people!! New Blog Azeroth Shared Topic for the forthcoming week will be posted this afternoon!

Cheers!

~Ril

Resource Site Spotlight – MMO Champion

Hello Twisted Nether Groupies!

I’ll bet you thought I forgot all about you guys! No, I’ve been contemplating the next Resource Site selections for the upcoming year and I hope to start off 2014 with a bang. :)

MMO-Champion

MMO-Champion, now a member of the Curse.com network, is one of the premier news sites for World of Warcraft news, blues, and the latest who’s whose. If you’re wondering what happened today in WoW news chances are they have it. Pulling together blue tweets, Blizz forum posts, patch notes, mounts, pets, videos, tier sets, and just about anything else you can think of, this revolving door of Azeroth can usually tell you what’s going on. But if you’re familiar with World of Warcraft information sites, you’ve probably been here already. What I’d like to share with you is the extras you can get from this site. It’s kinda mind boggling the full amount of information they provide.

Generally, like most, I go to MMO-Champ when I’m looking for a pic of the latest tier sets or for all the patch notes in one easy to read chunk of space. However, once I started looking around I found there is quite a plethora of things to be had here.

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Roaming through the navigation bar will take you to worlds of other things to look through. Let’s take a run through them really quick.

Forums: The forum looks like any other you might run across. Because of the volume of MMO-Champion-ites (?) there is quite an array of topics to get lost in here.

What’s New?: Clicking this will take you to all of the latest forum posts so you can see them all at a glance. I am using ‘glance’ lightly here. Fair warning; 23 pages worth took me through the last 24 hours of posts. If you’re looking for discussion, this looks like the place to be or be seen.

mmodb drop downDatabase: This one surprised me a lot. I had no idea MMO-Champion had a database. It’s  called WOWDB. It doesn’t appear to be as extensive as WoWHead, but it’s clean looking and just as easy to navigate. I did perform a couple of searches to see what information I would get back and found for the most part it’s pretty good. (database drop down to the left). I did find a complete list of all the books you could find laying around Azeroth! Score!

Blue Tracker: Exactly what the name implies, this page gives you a list of all the latest Blue forum posts around the globe. It includes any place where a Blue has created or responded to an official Blizzard Forum posting. I’ve always wanted to know where to find this information and I was really happy to come across this little nugget.

Wiki: This was a neat find for me. This link takes you right to WoWPedia. Quite a plethora of information awesomeness offered in 12 different languages.

Talent Calc: Yes folks its a talent calculator. In my opinion I don’t see much call for these any more but if you’re interested in perusing the talents and glyphs available and seeing what you can come up with, this one looks comprehensive. One thing I liked about this page is that you can select a specific spec and it will give you a list of all the spells you will learn, and at what level you will get them. As well as which ones are spec specific and which are class specific (spells every spec in the class gets).

Raid Comp: Yet another happy surprise for me. This page gives you a drag and drop format for inputting your raid group to help you formulate and see your group composition. It will let you know if you’re hitting all the buffs and debuffs you want/need, as well as if you have all the de-cursing and de-spelling covered. It also gives you a count of who will roll on what tier gear (i.e. Vanquisher/Conqueror/Protector). I have to say I had fun just making stuff up just to see what it would do. :)

Videos: Last but not least this link will take you to MMO’s Youtube site. This is where they upload all the videos that are then linked into the site. If you’re interested in just seeing that cool flying mount it would behoove you to go here and poke around. I have to say, this one is pretty darn cool. Iron Skyreaver

So there you have it. There will be more in depth coverage of some of these sites over the next few Spotlights. I hope you stick around and enjoy!

Happy New Year to you all! Now go make the world a better place. :)

Zab~*

If you have a resource site you’d like to share with the world, drop me a line at Zabbylocks@gmail.com or info@twistednether.net.

You can find me on Twitter @Zabbylocks or sometimes at my blog Life in the Soulwell.

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