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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Shared Topic: The Perfect Weapon and Design Your Evil Boss

Over the previous two weeks, we’ve had two Shared Topics that were designed to keep our creative juices flowing while we patiently wait for Cataclysm: one suggested by Amaranth of Specced for Drama about designing our perfect weapon, and the other suggested by Zahia of One More Alt about creating a boss fight.

The first:

What would be the perfect weapon for your character(s) and why? Is it something already in game? Is there lore or a roleplay reason that you’d use this weapon? Would you wish for a completely new item to be implemented in the game just for you? What would it look like? Would it have special abilities? Is there a story behind how you got it? Does it have a fancy name like Frostmourne?

Describing their ideal weapons are:

Amaranth from Specced for Drama

Violet Scribe from The Violet Scribe

Tazok from Azeroth and Beyond

Toendra from Nethermancy

Saz from World of Saz

And the second!

If you were a developper being asked to design a boss for Cataclysm, what boss would you create ? Would it be a vicious warrior, a crazy shaman, a cheating rogue, an overpowered mage, or a mix of all of these ? What would his more letal skill be ? What type of lair would he have ?

Sharing their creations are:

Zahia from One More Alt

Saz from World of Saz

CasterDPS from Caster DPS

Anslym from Bag Overflow

And next, our Shared Topic is, yes, CATACLYSM! As soon as you’re able to tear yourself away from your newly installed expansion, we want to hear what you think! Blog about your initial impressions and link back to your post in the thread at Blog Azeroth!

Want to get a head start on Shared Topics? Check out:
Real life intruding on game life
Pet Peeves

Happy blogging!

Resource Site Spotlight – Wowpedia: Archaeology Article

It may seem a bit lazy, unorthodox perhaps, to feature the same resource two weeks in a row. Truthfully, that is more than likely correct. However, I am featuring Wowpedia two weeks in a row for good reason, as this week spotlights a very particular article that is close to my heart.

I weep daily for the loss of Path of the Titans in Cataclysm. That feature above all others had me from the moment I heard the words. If all else went away -raiding, battlegrounds, amazing quests, all the features of this game we call WoW that I love dearly- if that all went away Path of the Titans would keep me logging in every minute of my allotted gaming time. Alas, we have ourselves a Warcraft dodo.

What has peaked my interest now, that is somewhat similar to my long-lost-titan-love? Archaeology!

That’s right, I am going to be Dr. Alan Grant! Diggin’ in the dirt, finding bones and ancient treasures, deducing that the reason the dinosaurs are able to mate in the wild is because their DNA was being spliced with that of a breed of frog that is able to change its own gender in times of gender-displacement among the frog population…

In truth, there is nothing about Cataclysm that does not cause me to get all geeked out and giddy. Archaeology just happens to be one that is truly something every player can, and should, participate in and master. Something that adds a great deal of depth to the game while not changing the balance in the least. I have long found it to be quite shameful that more players do not engage in the secondary professions. I absolutely love fishing and cooking, particularly the dailies, which in Wrath took on a fantastic mechanic. Archaeology is absolutely going to be something I recommend to everyone I speak to, in game and out.

Now, for the spotlight: Wowpedia has this fantastic article up on the Archaeology profession. I am quite certain that once the expansion launches next week there will be several sites dedicated to the profession, along the lines of the ever-famous El’s Anglin’. Until that day comes, and certainly after that, Wowpedia has created a great resource for the beginnings of this new profession -what is known at this point, pre-Cataclysm expansion- that is worth every players time to read.

In edition to that resource I would highly recommend watching this video by everyone’s favorite cynical brit, Totalbiscuit:

Cataclysm Beta – Archaeology



***********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 ( Make sure to follow him, he needs all the friends he can get. Poor guy.***********

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