Shared Topic: Initial Thoughts on Cataclysm

I bet you’d all be very shocked if I told you that WoW’s latest expansion, Cataclysm, came out last week. Right. Completely shocked.

Anyway, most of us dove headfirst into the game, making our way to 85 or exploring the new races. Some of us dove in with a passion and WoW binged for a days (am guilty of this…my eyes still hurt like heck from the grind), others leisurely strolled through everything the new expansion had to offer. And as good, fantastic bloggers, we wrote about it.

Jaedia from Jaedia’s Menagerie was the one who thought of making the theme a Shared Topic:

What are your initial thoughts about the Cataclysm expansion?

It’s a topic you can take anywhere you’d like. What’s your favourite new zone? What do you think of the instances? Any screenshots you’d like to share? Anything you’re excited to get started on? Whatever might come to mind regarding the main question

To read what your fellows players had to say about their initial Cataclysmic experience, check out:

Larisa from The Pink Pigtail Inn

Tzufit from Tree Heals Go Whoosh

Iamstillwater from Games and Geekery

Gavendo from Rapid Fire

Mirandinn from Mirandinn: A WoW Journal

Jaedia from Jaedia’s Menagerie

Malevica from Type “H” For Heals

Kallixta from Kallixta’s Notes

Dragonray from Azerothian Life

Corath from Corath’s Blog

Janyaa from Murandin Musings (and be sure to check out her part 2)

Angelya from Revive & Rejuvenate

Theancient from Tome of the Ancient

Tazok from Azeroth and Beyond

Runzwithfire from Runzwithfire

Syrco from Syrco Owl

Fannon from Dwarven Battle Medic

Strumwulf from Strumwulf’s Stories, Idea and Art

Violet Scribe from The Violet Scribe

Sil from Human Moose

And I’m sure there are a lot more out there, so if you didn’t get around to Sharing your post at Blog Azeroth, don’t be shy to link to it in the comments!

As for this week (or for what’s left of it), the topic is one of real life and WoW colliding. Not necessarily in a bad sense. Rather, does your real life sometimes infiltrate your WoW life? Do you catch yourself handling situations or reacting to things in gaming using your real life experience? Blog about it and post a link over at Blog Azeroth!

Episode 111 – All Things Medros

AllThingsAzeroth Medros from All things Azeroth Podcast and The Group Quest Podcast is our guest this week on TNB. Cataclysm has arrived and we’re all head’s down deep into the game again. We talk about the leaked Blizzard schedule, Guild xp changes and Fim gets a camel! (At least he didn’t have a cow!).

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Resource Site Spotlight –

Admit it, you love non-combat pets.

I see you buddy, yeah you, in the second row, shaking your head. We all know that when no one is looking you summon your pet turtle Speedy and speak in a “baby voice” while feeding him Papa Hummel’s Pet Biscuits.

Who could possibly look upon the face of Toothy and not squee with geekish delight?

For all of those rabid Warcraft pet collectors, and those who have simply begun to dabble in the art/passion/addiction (that would be me), the site for you is WarcraftPets

Breanni is the site creator, and her “real life” job is that of a web developer and graphic artist, among other things, and it clearly shows through in this sites quality, look, and layout. WarcraftPets is a fantastic database for all things vanity pets and companions in the World of Warcraft. Breanni keeps it well maintained with news and updates, there is a guide section, a pet tracker, a community functionality with pet ratings, comments, and links to site like WowTCGLoot to find details on pets that are purchased outside of game.

Even if you are that vanity-pet-curious type of player that has just begun acquiring a few pets here and there, this site can show you exactly where and how to get that pet you simply must have.

***Each week you can hear Rilandune rambling on about his Addon and Mod addiction in the Twisted Nether Blogcast, usually at the end of the show where Fimlys and Hydra put him in hopes that everyone will stop listening by then. Just kidding. Well it’s kinda true. You can also read his ramblings at Heroically Random and follow his frequent musings on twitter (**

TNB Live Saturday 12/11 – All Things Azeroth

AllThingsAzeroth This week we welcome Medros from All Things Azeroth and Group Quest podcasts. We’ll talk about his shows and maybe see if we can pick up some tips from this long running podcast! Join us in the chatroom while we broadcast live! Send us any questions you have for Medros to !

  • When is it?: This live show is scheduled for Saturday, December 11th 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 110 – Disco Inferno

SaturdayNightFever We should be dancing, yeah! That’s right, this week’s guest is the Disco Priest herself, Liala from Disciplinary Action. Since we’re releasing this after Cata dropped, it’s the first TNB of the Cataclysm era! Can’t take the heat? Get out of the Disco! We talk priests, of course. The “Smite Spec” is debated (well, she just talks about it, we really don’t debate) and we even talk about Life Grip! I’m telling you, the conversation was “gripping” (sorry). Some news about battlegrounds, Blizzcast and the RSS feed for the Community Site. New blogs announced on BA and more!

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