Netherhood Welcome Wagon – Dwarven Battle Medic

Hello Everyone!  I’d like you to join me in welcoming Fannon of Dwarven Battle Medic!

Fannon is healer of the holy specialty – with a penchant for paladins and priests (well, and Dwarves, if that wasn’t obvious!). He spends his time in WoW battle for victory with his guild Shadowgarde, a casual raiding guild on the Sargeras server (they are currently seeking more healers!). In fact, setting goals to meet your playtimes is something that Fannon has spent sometime thinking about. Part of setting goals also means that it’s important to recognize and celebrate your successes as well. Fannon also explores some of the struggles of being a key raid member, and the feelings of obligation that may come with that role.

Fannon also has your back if you are a holy paladin just getting started with raiding. You can find tips and tricks for healing Magmaw. As well as some updates on the ever changing state of the Holy Paladin. Oh, and let’s not forget help with getting your Guardian of the Ancient Kings to shut up already!

Not into Paladins? No worries! Fannon proves to be a very versatile writer! I’d recommend checking out his series on on heroics. Or perhaps his thoughts on what identifies a main is more up your alley. No? Then perhaps you will enjoy his thoughts on Warcraft and Writing! No?! Wow! Tough customer! Then I’d recommend that you check out his great primer on Archeology! And if that doesn’t convince you don’t worry! I have a fail safe! You see, Fannon’s been preparing for a lot more than raids these days – the Dwarfling is absolutely adorable! (Say it with me now! “D’awwwwwww”).

Fannon is off to a fantastic start! I don’t know about you, but I sure am looking forward to more adventures with the Dwarven Battle Medic!  Welcome to the Blogosphere, Fannon!  (And Dwarfling!).

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!

Episode 119 – The Flipper Flies

Tog_art This week we welcome The Brother Spies.. I mean, The Other Guys! We’ve got Daewin and Brian from The Other Guys Podcast! Join Fimlys, Hydra and these two “sidekicks” gone Super-Hero as we discuss the velocity of an unladen African swallow. The blues are all over the news and we also discuss what we think about the recent increase (read, explosion) in the number of hotfixes being released. All that and, of course, Rilandune serenades us with another episode of The Addon Junkie.. Don’t miss it!

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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.

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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.

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