Episode 104 – Pocket Full Of Blizzcon

image This week we’re back even more (full-back instead of half-back?). Hydra has returned from Maternity leave and we’ve even got an interview! Yes, we welcome Pocket from Slash AFK Webcomic and the 3 Girls, One Group podcast. We have a great discussion on webcomics and then go DEEP into the news. Lots of 4.0.1 and Cataclysm information. Of course there is a discussion on the Guild Cap (now 1000 from 600) and we spent an inordinate amount of time helping YOU get ready for Blizzcon!

Warning.. We Talk about Cataclysm!

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Shared Topic: What’s In a Name?

Another Sunday, another roundup of Shared Topic posts! And this week, I’m actually on time. Take a screenshot since you might never witness a moment like this again.

Last week’s Topic was suggested by the lovely Llani from Pocket Heals who asked us about our character naming habits:

How did you decide upon the name for your character(s)? Did you delve into Norse, Greek, or Roman mythology? Did you choose a name from one of your family members? Did you mash the “Random” name generator button in vain until you stumbled upon something you liked? Is your name a play on aspects of your class, using spells or other traits? Did you play around with syllables, vowels, and consonants until you found something that you loved?

How long did it take you to come up with your name? Do all of your characters share the same ‘theme’ or naming convention? Have you ever run into someone who had a similar name? How did you feel? Does your character have a partner with “the other half” to your name (such as “Salt” and “Pepper”). Do any of your characters have a “themed” guild that goes along with your name? Do you have a nickname that your guild, friends, or significant other has given your character?

Has your character name become your online persona, or maybe the other way around?

Do you have any tips for naming your characters in WoW, or any other game? Resources, name generators, mythology websites, sources of inspiration, etc.

If you are an avid roleplayer, how was your name decided upon by family/friends? Did your character choose the name later in life or were they given it at birth? There are whole stories behind naming/birthday celebrations that I am sure are floating around out there.

So much can be said about names. What does yours say?

Participating were:

Llani from Pocket Heals

Icedragon from Druid Main

Relevart from Relevart’s Druid Reliquary

Dragonray from Azerothian Life

RestoDude from RestoDude

Violet Scribe from The Violet Scribe

Ecclesiasticaldisc from Ecclesiastical Discipline

Syrco from Syrco-Owl

Halophoenix from Azeroth Metblogs

Zinn from Jinxed Thoughts

Moxie from Battle Priestess

Zabine from Life in the Soul Well

Jeffo from Looking for More

Pndrev from Prime Time Casual

Erinys from The Harpy’s Nest

Runzwithfire from Runzwithfire

Windsoar from Jaded Alt

Angelya from Revive & Rejuvenate

Sarindre from Through the Eyes of a Tree

Bigbody from This Is Your Brain on WoW

KiwiRed from One of These Alts

Sionel from Eight Paws

Ophelie from The Bossy Pally and the Giant Spoon

Zahia from One More Alt

Now for this week’s Shared Topic! Do you know of a quest that’s often overlooked? Or how about a really cool spot that happens to be a bit tricky to reach? Or an item of epic coolness that’s slipped under the radar? Let us know! Let us know by writing a blog post about it and sharing the link in the thread over at Blog Azeroth!

And as usual, here’s a peak at our upcoming topics:
WoW Voice in cross-realm dungeons
The Way of the True

Once again, we’re running a bit low on topics, so don’t be shy! Have a topic you’d love to see others discuss? Share it! Head over to the forums at Blog Azeroth and start a thread entitled “Shared Topic Idea: *your idea here*”.

Happy Blogging!

Call for Questions: Blizzcon 2010

blizzcon20108x6For tomorrow nights show (October 9, 2010 – 8pm PDT : http://ustream.tv/channel/twisted-nether-blogcast ) we are going to be taking some time to talk about Blizzcon. “So what else is new?”, I hear you ask.. Well, this time we are going to be talking about the meta-con. Huh? Well, things like:

  • What to bring
  • What to wear
  • Who to hang out with (duh!)
  • What will be there
  • more…

What is more? Well, that’s where you come in. We need some questions. So, send ‘em in ASAP so we can get them in the show tomorrow night. Even if you aren’t going to the convention but have ideas for things people might want to know. Or.. If you have your own TIPS, TRICKS, TRAPS, etc.. Send them in too, we’ll read them on the air.

Our guest this week will be Pocket from the Slash AFK webcomic and the 3 Girl one Group Podcast. Be there or be SQR.

Episode 103 – Back on Track

back on track We’re back.. Again.. Getting back to the normal routine now, we still don’t have an interview guest but once again Daewin joins Fim (no donuts were harmed in the recording of this episode) as they talk about a bunch of new news (isn’t that why they call it news?). We’re back to running through each of our segments and, despite the short length of this show, we get through a lot of stuff!

SPOILER ALERT! WE TALK ABOUT CATACLYSM!

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Resource Site Spotlight–Plus Heal

Greetings folks!

Just a quick note here to start, my name is Rilandune and I’ll be taking over the Resource Spotlight here on Twisted Nether.  I hope to fill the role well and keep the spotlight going to the excellent standards set by Arthemystia.  I also produce the Addon Junkie segments on the podcast, so in either role if you want to contact me with any questions, ideas, or shouts of anger and dismay, you can do so by emailing me at rilandune at gmail dot com.

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“A healer heals, always.”  Billy Crystal said that in “Throw Momma from the Train.”  Actually what he said was “a writer writes, always,” which is good advice indeed.  But if you want to heal always, and write always for that matter, than you’re idol must certainly be Matticus from such things as World of Matticus and Wow.com

This weeks spotlight is going to be covering Plus Heal (www.plusheal.com), a community for healers by healers, covering all aspects of healing in the World of Warcraft.

Matt was so kind as to answer a few questions about the community, so take a read at what the founder has to say about this weeks spotlight:

1) How long has Plus Heal been active?

Matticus:  Plus Heal opened its doors around August of 2008. The community has been growing for a little over 2 years now.

2) Would you describe Plus Heal as a resource site or a healing specific community, with more active discussion than graphs and documentation?

Matticus: Its more of a healing specific community than anything else. I’ve always wanted to expand into a website front end with organized content, but I simply don’t have the time nor the technical expertise to pull it off right now with the numerous projects I’m invested in. The people in the community contribute a wide variety of advice including numbers, graphs and practical applications. Some people excel at different things and the combined knowledge from the assorted viewpoints is huge.

3) What are the main focuses of the community, if any? 

Matticus:  I wouldn’t say there’s a main focus (other than healing). We’ve got class specific forums, theorycrafting, raid strategy and some PvP forums. If its healing related, its up for discussion.

4) Would you say Plus Heal is an easy environment for the new WoW player to become acclimated into?

Matticus:  The moderation team (a wonderful crew, thanks to them for their hard work) and the rest of the community on Plus Heal do try to make things as comfortable as possible. Especially with the special stress that comes with healing, the atmosphere is fairly easy going (until you get into the math threads, in which case bring advil).

5) What Canadian beer do you prefer and do you actually live in an igloo?

Matticus:  Sleeman’s for me, and indeed we do. I upgraded to a two bedroom igloo. In fact, we just got running water and power last week. ^^

Please take a trip over to Plus Heal, whether you are a healer yourself, healer curious, or even a raid leader looking for a greater understanding of one of the core roles in WoW.  Make sure to hug the healer in your next heroic random, I promise you, they could use it.

Cheers!

~Rilandune

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