Netherhood Welcome Wagon – Heavy Wool Bandage

Hello Everyone! I’d like you to join me in welcoming Glorwynn of Heavy Wool Bandage.

Glorwynn started playing WoW just over two years ago, when on her quest for a new fantasy adventure, it was suggested to her by her husband. The two of them purchased the game and have been playing it together ever since! Together they take crazy journeys through Azeroth, with their adventures knowing no bounds. (Who says you can’t Trick or Treat in Outlands at level 40?!?!).


Glorwynn started Heavy Wool Bandage one day after asking for some novice healing advice on twitter and determining that 140 characters was insufficient to talk about how it feels to be starting all over again, and relearning the game from another perspective. The blog’s focus isn’t on certain class mechanics, or skill, but rather a study on the way people treat each other in groups and how her real life influences how she approaches the game.

You can see some examples of this perspective on WoW in Glorwynn’s look at Social Anxiety and Group Effort. She also takes a look at why your character heals, and lets people know that she’s not afraid to let you die!  Glorwynn also extrapolates on why you won’t find her healing battlegrounds.

When she’s not playing WoW, you might find Glorwynn with her nose in a book, creating art or crocheting a chupacabra doll!

I think that Glorwynn has already provided some very thought provoking articles, and I can’t wait to see more! Welcome to the Blogosphere, Glorwynn!

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: Do your alts know each other? and Wierd Gaming Habits

Usually I get away with waiting two weeks to post Share Topics by saying that I’m waiting for most posts, but the Topics for the past two weeks both had incredible participation. I have no excuses for slacking, but I did slack, and for that I apologize. But the good news is, we get two Topics to read this Sunday!

The first, from two week ago, was suggested by Kamalia of Kamalia et alia and was concerning the nature of the relationship between a player’s alts.

I’ve always considered that my various characters know each other. Each one of them may not personally know every single one of the others, but they are all connected in a web of family and friend relationships. I know that other bloggers, most famously Ratshag, and also Grimmtooth, write about their characters as being a “family of misfits” type of community. And so I’ve been wondering, how did your alts “become the Brady Bunch”?

Whether you have many alts or just a few, do they know each other? Do they have some sort of relationship as people living in Azeroth, or is sending materials and money between them just a game mechanic for you? If your characters do know each other, what kind of relationships do they have, and how did those relationships come into being? If they don’t, what functions do your different alts serve?

Check out the posts from:

Ophelie from The Bossy Pally and the Giant Spoon

Gneisha from Unleashed Rage

Aliera from The Violet Scribe

Kamalia from Kamalia et alia

Khraden from Illumination

Christine from Christine’s Blog

Riththewarluid from Polka DoTs and HoT Chocolate

Apple from Azeroth Apple

Sil from Girls Gone WoW

The Pink Pally from Avocation WoW

Cerylia Dawnwing from Light Without Life

Ringo Flinthammer from Flinthammer Hold

Solitudeone from Moonkin Journeys

Saz from World of Saz

Shadowfôx from Death Knights Don’t Blog

Sarriss from The Dragonslayers Ease

Akabeko from Red Cow Rise

As for this week’s Topic, it was suggested by Akabeko of Red Cow Rise who asks about our personal gaming idiosyncrasies.

Most everyone has a routine for when they play WoW, but do you have any habits that are particularly eccentric? Do you always log out in the same place, try on other’s gear when inspecting, or obsessively spam a macro or trinket at weird times? Out of game, do you have to crack your knuckles every time you take a flight path, put on your PJs in order to really get into the game, or tab out immediately upon wiping?

Sharing their habits are:

Akabeko from Red Cow Rise

Aliera from The Violet Scribe

Christine from Christine’s Blog

Saz from World of Saz

Kamalia from Kamalia et alia

Amaranth from Specced for Drama

Blayze from Tank Out of Water

Sarindre from Through the Eyes of a Tree

Enlynn from Blubblespec

Stringtheory from

Next week’s Topic is about guilds. Guilds come is all sorts of structures and different people put varying amounts of efforts into their guilds. But, at the end of the day, who does the guild belong to? The guild leader? The founding members? No one? Write your thoughts on your blog and share a link back to your post in the thread at Blog Azeroth!

And if you’re curious about upcoming topics, take a peak these:

Character guest column
Views on your class’ gear
New Class Theories

TNB Live Saturday 4/16 – Elkagorasa

We are pleased to welcome Elkagorasa from Elkagorasa the Casual. 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 16th 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 125 – Divine Plea Bargain

divinePlea We welcome Adgamorix from Divine Plea this week. We had a great interview and spent some time discussing the new Call to Arms functionality coming in 4.1. We also discuss the latest “Stats on Gear” Dev Watercooler blog post and all the rest.

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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!