Shared Topic: When Good Guildies Go Bad

This week, we’ve got a guild management-related Shared Topic. It feels like it’s been awhile and the timing was perfect for Jack’s (of the blog, The Casual Raider) suggestion of writing about how to manage guildies who just aren’t performing or behaving to their potential anymore.

What do you do when a normally good guildmate performs poorly or behaves badly? Your rock solid tank comes to raid ungemmed, your master mage dips down into pre-cata dps numbers several nights in a row or your best healer can’t seem to keep from going oom 2 minutes into any fight. What do you do? The obvious answer is shoot the hostage but…

Sharing their thoughts are:

Jack from The Casual Raider

Cryptic from Blessing of the Grove

Kvenna from Kvenna

Unglar from Shredding Attacks

Pea from Target Dummies

Halophoenix from Azeroth Metblogs

Herculano from Herc the Merc

Next week we get into speculation mode with a Topic about predicting the content of future Cataclysm patches. Make your predictions as realistic or as silly as you like and link back to them in the thread at Blog Azeroth.

And for the scoop on upcoming Topics, check out:
What is your favorite weapon?
Horde: Good or evil?
Favorite Profession

TNB Live Saturday 2/19 – The Other Guys

Tog_art We are pleased to welcome Brian Hough and Andy “Daewin” from the new World of Warcraft podcast, The Other Guys. If you have any questions for these guys who deem themselves of “the other”, 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, February 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 118 – Patch In The Round

patch406 The 4.0.6 patch is finally out and we’ve brought together a great group of bloggers and podcasters to give it the proverbial thumbs up or thumbs down. Yes, it’s a ROUND TABLE! We’ve got Starman from World of Warcast podcast, StealthySlyth from, Kat from Gaming Worlds Collide podcast and Cyn from Cynwise’s Battlefield Manual.

If you missed them… Don’t forget to take a look at the Official Patch Notes.

SPONSOR – UGT Servers! Ventrillo Servers for Your Guild!

Next Week – Our guests are Daewin and Brian from The Other Guys podcast!

To be included in our episodes send TNB your MP3′s ( or call into our hotline at 407-705-3161. We look forward to hearing from our fans.

(Opening song “Monster Techno Blues” is preformed Joe Sibol, provided by

Resource Site Spotlight – The Undermine Journal

It is always my intention to find resources each week that are useful to every reader. Or at the least, I try to convince you that it is indeed useful even if you do not collect pets, or participate in PvP. This week however, I care not for whether it is useful to everyone, because this resource is so good you are a fool for not using it.

First off, I need to thank a friend of mine for turning me on to this site by linking it in her twitter feed. Liala (@DiscoPriest) who is the writer/creator of Disciplinary Action, posted a tweet about todays Resource Site Spotlight – The Undermine Journal, and I have been fascinated with this site ever since. (PS. I’m still waiting for that revenge you swore upon me in photoshop form ^.^ )

The Undermine Journal (still in beta though functioning brilliantly in my mind) is a newspaper written for the player of the Auction House in World of Warcraft. It features articles and stories pertaining to the WoW economy, but most of all it boasts a feature that will allow for the searching of the Auction House on each US realm for goods and buyers, giving amazing statistics on the search queries and generating GRAPHS! Now you tell me, what geek worth her salt does not smile at the site of a graph like these:

Now, I don’t know about you, but seeing items broken down with that degree of information makes me want to log in immediately onto my bank alt (pictured in last weeks article) and get down and dirty with the AH. The Undermine Journal can provide graphs like these, and more (I didn’t want to post every image or graph, but yes there is more) for apparently every item sold on your local Auction House. Again the site still is in beta, but it appears to be functioning, at least to me, as well as can be expected.

The amazing thing is how well polished it is. I am blown away at the detail every function has been given and the fit and finish the site shows. It’s formatted beautifully, and has a better online newspaper feel than most online newspapers. I cannot help but wonder at how much better the site will get when the developers peel off the beta label.

I cannot say enough how easily navigable The Undermine Journal is, and how streamlined the entire experience feels. Even if you are a casual tinkerer on the Auction House, you can benefit greatly from this site and the amazing information it puts at your fingertips, or mouse pointer, as it were.

Take it from me, you owe it to your bank alt to use this site for your AH research, in conjunction with the ever-popular auctioneer addon of course. If the realms were up currently, I would be on there hawking my goods right now.

Again the site is The Undermine Journal, and for an even greater look at the inner-workings of this fine site you can check out the developer blog here:



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Netherhood Welcome Wagon – Resto Is Epic

Hello Everyone! I’d like you all to join me in welcoming Katarnas of Resto is Epic.

Katarnas starting playing WoW just before the WotLK release, having tried it once before and being put off by the Horde (for shame!). Even though Katarnas is just one full expansion into WoW, he is no stranger to the Warcraft franchise, have been an avid player of the RTS version of the game. With a fondness for the Alliance story lines and races, he has never played a horde character in any of his Warcraft adventures. In fact, his affiliation and connection to the Alliance is something that he’s very open about.

Katarnas started out in WoW as a fury warrior with a side of tanking. However, sometime after that the healing bug bit him and he (very wisely!) chose the superior healing class (/cough), and started playing a resto druid. Katarnas is an officer with Otaku, where he has raided since Ice Crown Citadel released.

Katarnas’ blog focuses on the experiences that he has with WoW from many perspectives: a player, a parent and a guild officer. Of course – we won’t forget the perspective he offers on be a resto druid as well!

Over at Resto is Epic you will find a number of great insights. Katranas offers a Resto Druid Guide along with some thoughts on how he heals. You will also find a great write up on which trinket is right for you.

New to healing? No worries! Kat’s got you covered. You can find a primer on how to set up Healbot and the Pros and Cons of the different professions as they relate to healers.

Not into healing or resto druids? Aside from the fact that I find that impossible, don’t worry, because Kat’s still got you covered! Check out his thoughts on the new heroic dungeons. You may also find his thoughts on applicants looking to join a guild solely for guild perks interesting as well!

Katarnas is off to a fantastic start! I don’t know about you, but I sure am looking forward to seeing more! Welcome to the blogosphere, Kat!

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!

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