TNB Live Saturday 11/27 – Marks 365! We are back from stuffing our stuffs with stuffing with our fellow Americans.  This week we’re welcoming Morynne from the Marks 365! We’ll talk about the Elemental Invasion, patch 4.0.3a going live and so much more. Join us live and be a part of the party!

  • When is it?: This live show is scheduled for Saturday,  November 27th 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!

Shared Topic: Your Autoblogography

Last week’s topic was an idea by yours truly (from Bossypally dot wordpress dot com!) of a blogging meta post (because I can never read too many blogging meta posts!) of looking back at our blogs and on some of the more significant moments we’ve experienced.

Lets write our autoblogography!

What pushed you to start blogging? What challenges have you faced? What are you favorite posts and why? What are the stories behind them? How has blogging affected your gaming?

Those of you who enjoy writing in character could write feature your character reflecting on how they’ve changed since day 1 and about their favorite adventures.

If you’re a new blogger, you can write about your experience so far, about what you hope for the future.

Writing their autoblogography were:

Ophelie from The Bossy Pally and the Giant Spoon

Ardol from WoW Philosophized (also this post)

Dragonray from Azerothian Life

Violet Scribe from The Violet Scribe

Caster DPS from Caster DPS

Saniel from Primal Precision

Essencenchanted from Gamer Girl Confessions

Janyaa from Muradin Musings

Saz from World of Saz

Niq from The Grove

Syrco from Syrco Owl

Anexxia from Bible of Dreams

Sil from Human Moose

Next week’s Shared Topic is a creative one: Invent the perfect weapon for your character. It can be based on looks, equip abilities, stats…or all of the above! Describe it (or better, draw it!) in your blog and post a link to it in the thread at Blog Azeroth.

As for other upcoming topics, check out:
Design your Evil Boss
Real life intruding on game life

Resource Site Spotlight – World of Wargraphs – PvP Statistics and Rankings

Player versus player.


I love it, you love it.

Don’t give me that QQ line that you hate PvP, you know you do. You know that you just crave that rush you get every time you engage in pseudo-mortal combat with another player, locked in a gladiatorial fight to the end, vying for field advantage, looking for every opportunity to unleash your deadliest onslaught of attacks to best your opponent.

Seriously, who doesn’t love all those times in Storm Peaks when you were killing Jormungar worms for the Sons of Hodir dailies and that same Shaman would drop out the sky, Earth Shock your unsuspecting bum and blast you to the Spirit Healer on the top of the mountain 3 miles away? (I’m looking at you Vegen, you dirty rat)

Ok, so maybe that was just me. But still, PvP is a big part of World of Warcraft, and for the longest time it was nearly unquantifiable how good a PvP player truly was. Reputation was the only means for a person to make a name of themselves. With the changes that have rolled out to the Wow Armory site, clever individuals have created sites to glean some amazing data and in the past that was held to the raiding environment for the most part.

In comes World of Wargraphs

It’s in beta now, but it looks to provide some very interesting statistics on PvP and the players that engage in this activity for every realm.

More so than anything, it is a competitors scoreboard. A ranking system.

It is very interesting to see how well a particular player is rated on your realm that just so happens to gank you daily outside of Ice Cream Citadel.

Read, enjoy, eat, be merry.



EDIT: Trebonius contacted us to let us know that World of Wargraphs has been updated for Cataclysm, and even includes Rated Battlegrounds rankings. So make certain to check out the updated statistics and site rankings.

***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 (**

Episode 108 – Nether Warning!

album_art This week on TNB we welcome Seven and Thespius from the Raid Warning podcast! We have a truly awesome time hanging out with these guys and talking about wow, podcasting, beer and anything else that comes to mind. News and Topics follow the interview, as usual. We got a little late start that night but it was well worth it! The elemental invasion is progressing, troll druids are getting their own flight form and there’s a new kind of authenticator in town.

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Shared Topic: Fringe Benefits of Bringing Classes to Raid

How often have we heard “Bring the player, not the class” throughout Wrath? The answer is too many times.

But what about bringing the player and the class? What makes a good player of a particular class so useful to the raid? Shopshopshop of Runeforge Gossip suggest a Shared Topic addressing this. What can your class bring, beyond simple dps buffs?

Recently I’ve been working with my guildmates to figure out what classes to bring to our 10-man Cata raid. Since 10-mans are no longer the smaller easier child you can overgear with 25-man gear, the buffs you bring are even more crucial to setting up a successful raid groups.

And this has gotten me thinking about how we think of classes. We tend to see them mostly as what buffs they bring and their DPS. But often other things are important too, and even more so given that Blizzard wants us to pay more attention to things like CC, mana management, that sort of thing (no more simple stand and DPS fights).

So the topic would be about people posting the interesting and useful things their class brings that won’t appear in a buff per class spreadsheet.

Participating were:

Shopshopshop from Runeforge Gossip

Dragonray from Azerothian Life

Korenwolf from Paw Prints at the Portal

Elkagorasa from Elkagorasa the Casual

Ophelie from The Bossy Pally and the Giant Spoon

Saz from World of Saz

Aunna from Bandage Spec

Jasyla from Cannot Be Tamed

Cryptic from Blessing of the Grove

Redhawks from Redhawks’ Gaze

Next week’s Shared Topic is an invitation to take an introspective look at our blogging by writing our Autoblogophray. For long term bloggers, this can mean thinking about our early posts, the challenges we’ve encountered, the people we’ve met, our favorite posts, favorite posts. For a newer blogger, this can mean talking about how things are going, about expectations and how blogging compares to them. Write about it and share a link in the thread at Blog Azeroth so that we can all enjoy your post!

We’re still low on upcoming topics, so don’t be shy! Suggest, suggest, suggest!