Community Spotlight: Toasty!

Toasty1 You are a co-host of “All Things Azeroth”, how did you get into podcasting?

I started out as just a fill in host for whenever one of the main hosts couldn’t make the show. When Emma took a step away from the show, Medros asked me to fill in, and the rest, as they say, is history!

2 Do you have any advice for someone who is getting into a creative things (like podcasting, art, blogging, music, etc.)?

I’m not so good with the art, blogging, or music. When it comes to podcasting, there are two pieces of advice I can offer. 1) Be open to criticism . Yeah, there are bunch of dicks out there that will just troll you, but among the noise is helpful feedback. Listen to it, and try to address it. 2) Listen to yourself. I know it’s weird, and we all hate the sound of our own voice, but it keeps you critical of yourself.

3 What are some of your favorite podcast to listen to?

The Sundering. Though, admittedly, I’m very behind on it.

4 What is some of your hobbies (other than video games)?

I enjoy playing D&D, and dedicate at least 2 nights a week to D&D and D&D related stuff. I also enjoy fishkeeping and have 4 aquariums with various freshwater fish in them. Is watching hockey a hobby? Because that definitely takes up a lot of my time.

5 What brought you into the playing Warcraft?

Honestly? A girl. Someone I was hanging out with for a while talked me into playing it, so I figured I’d give it a go. 9 years later, she’s long gone, but WoW has stuck around.

6 How often do you raid & What game mechanic do you like the most/least in WoW?

I raid 2 nights a week (Tues & Fri). My least favorite mechanic is anything that forces me out of melee.

7 What is your favorite instance & boss fight (it can be from any expansion)?

Pit of Saron. Not for any of the boss fights or anything like that, but it was the first heroic dungeon I finished, so it’s got a soft spot for me. Any boss fight that introduces lots of adds for me to bladestorm is A-OK with me.

8 With a new expansion on it’s way, what are you looking forward to most I’m “Battle For Azeroth”?

Tortollans. Give them to me, Blizzard. GIVE THEM TO ME!

9 With the return to the factional divide in “Battle For Azeroth”, Horde or Alliance?

GLORY TO THE ALLIANCE

10 Where can people find you on the Internet?

Every Monday night at 8(ish) central for All Things Azeroth. We broadcast through our discord at https://discord.gg/p8Xk44N

Otherwise, you can find me on twitter @ToastyPostyCAN

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This Month In Warcraft: April 2018!

Here April is in all its glory! The Warcraft events will not disappoint this month. I am super excited for the “March of the Tadpole’s event” coming up, and I will make sure I am in Stormwind City doing a /salute to the guards on the 28th!

Darkmoon Faire April 1st to April 7th (WoWhead)

Noblegarden April 2nd to April 9th (WoWhead)

PVP Brawl: Arathi Blizzard April 3rd to April 10th (WoW’s Official Site!)

Pandaria Timewalking April 3rd to April 10th (WoW’s Official Site!)

March of the Tadpoles April 5th (WoWhead)

Battleground Bonus Event April 10th to April 17th (WoWhead)

Legion Dungeon Event April 17th to April 24th (WoWhead)

PVP Brawl: Gravity Lapse April 17th to April 24th (WoWhead)

Volunteer Guard Day April 28th (WoWhead)

An Azeroth Holiday

LegionWorldMapWe plan vacations, holiday’s, road trip’s, and the greatest escape’s in our real life’s all the time. Weather its for Christmas, a special event happening in your life, a birthday, or just a quick get away during the summer seasons. We take a lot of pictures, share updates on twitter and even post to Facebook!

Since we do this in our real life’s, what about our character’s in World Of Warcraft? That is exactly the thing we will be covering in this post! Thank’s to the lovely people at Z and Cinder’s Blog challenge!

So, their question is, If you could have a holiday in Azeroth where would you go and what would you do?

My answer in the simplest form: It depends on the character! Please, allow me to elaborate!

outland negrandZephirah, my priest, role play wise has been through a lot of stuff in her life time, her Role Play story explains a lot. She has been a lot of places around Azeroth! She has slayed her fair share of demons, dragons, bugs, minions, merloc’s, wolf’s, and other various woodland creature’s, and a metric butt ton of raid boss’s. For Zephirah, she would want to go where she felt most at home. Her choice would be Outland’s Negrand. She would set up camp at Sunspring Post because it is close to the water so she can fish, hunt, and visit Halaa via a short hike.

Azadaha, the Pandaren mage, would spend a weekend at Dawn’s Blossom. Picking flowers and watch the critters in their natural environment! Most of her time she would be at the arboretum. Mostly resting, taking rather long nap’s, drinking a lot of honey mint tea, reading a book or two, maybe even some yoga and her favorite music from the locals!

Any number of my toons have spent a time in the Dark Moon Faire’s petting Zoo or at the concerts! The carousel is also a fun way to spend time with friends or even a date night with your sweetie in game!

 

Your WoW Soundtrack, Part 2!

kuru-the-light-hearted-e1522076443130.jpgKuru the lighthearted is a npc located on the terrace of the Shrine of the Seven Stars, Shrine of Seven Stars is the Alliance city hub in Pandaria’s Kun-Lai Summit.

Whenever I see this npc it brings forth thoughts of a particular band, The Kuru Smile.

The song, 18 Black Horses.

I vividly remember listening to this pre-raid, on a weekly basis before entering raid to defeat Garrosh Hellscream in Siege of Orgrimmar!

Community Spotlight: Thorn

thorn-lagging-balls-community-spotlight.png1 You are a co-host of the “Lagging Balls” Podcast, how did you get started with podcasting?

As a lover of existing Blizzard podcasts, I felt that I had my own community niche to reach that was somewhat underserved: the foul-mouthed bit! I also knew that Thyst and I had excellent chemistry. She and I had discussed podcasting many times but didn’t finally get started until I actually started a Heroes of the Storm video show with some other friends. It was a terrible failure, but it spurred us into action on our own work, finally!

2. Do you have any advice for someone who is getting into a creative things (like podcasting, art, blogging, music, etc.)?

Best advice I can give: make time for it and make it a part of your routine. It’ll never take off if you don’t DO IT and then stick with it! I guess what I’m saying is: don’t let your memes be dreams.

3. What are some of your favorite podcast to listen to?

Convert to Raid, The Instance, Film Sack, Battlenet Sports, Realm Maintenance, Rolling Restart, Azeroth Roundtable, Lords of the Storm, Gankbush Squad, Tauren Think Tank, Merely A Setback, Pod Save America, Hardcore History, Reply All, and my newest favorite: “Forever Frumunda: The Cheese Lover’s Podcast”

4. Other then podcast and video games, what is some of your hobbies?

I’m an animal lover (so much so that I became a Vegetarian), and I have two dogs and two cats whom I adore, spoil, and with whom I love to cuddle. I’ve become intrigued by politics lately and have been following that far more than I ever thought I would, and honestly one of my single biggest and most enjoyable hobbies is maintaining TLC with a variety of online communities across multiple platforms, with members in the tens of thousands!

5. What brought you into the playing Warcraft?

A set of friends who played Alliance and a set of friends who played Horde. Guess which friends I ended up liking better?

6. How often do you raid & What game mechanic do you like the most/least in WoW?

I raid six hours a week on two nights, with the heroic raid team (unofficially named “This Is Why We Don’t Stream”). Like: any mechanic that requires one person to step outside of their role to do something strange or unusual, such as arming a pod that drops shields for the raid or picking up a flamethrower to clear green goo from the fight! Least: RNG-based bosses like Coven in the current raid tier.

7. What is your favorite instance & boss fight (it can be from any expansion)?

Instance: Icecrown Citadel!
Boss: The Lich King!

8. With a new expansion on it’s way, what are you looking forward to most I’m “Battle For Azeroth”?

The reigniting of FACTION PRIDE!! Thyst and I are For The Horde through and through, but I’ve felt a disappointing lack of faction loyalty and pride over the past few years and I’m excited for that to return in earnest!

9. With the return to the factional divide in “Battle For Azeroth”, Horde or Alliance?

Don’t be ridiculous.

Where can people find you on the Internet?

@Thornbrow on Twitter
@Thorn on Discord
www.laggingballs.com
www.twitch.tv/thornbrow

 

Featured Blog: Z is for Zeirah!

z is for ZeirahToday’s edition of the featured blog is “Z is for Zeirah”!

On Tuesday’s, Zeirah post “Random Tuesday Mutterings”, these post go into detail about what happened in gaming for them in the last week. This is not exclusive to World Of Warcraft.

While reading through the blog, the level of honesty about what had happened to her computer and various accounts being hacked was quite refreshing. That totally sucks and hopefully all of you have authenticator attached to your accounts!

Also, I would like to congratulate Z on the new mounts and achievements!

Take a look at her blog by clicking here: https://zisforzeirah.wordpress.com/

My Warcraft Bucket List!

To have goals is a good thing. Weather in real life or in a video game.

Azeroth has so much to offer. There are quite a few things that I would like to accomplish. Here are my top ten bucket list!

  1. To have all classes, including Allied races, on the Horde & Alliance at level cap in Battle For Azeroth!
  2. Collect 300 Mounts!
  3. To collect the max amount of Battle Pets, and Rare!
  4. To earn all pet related achievements!
  5. To earn all “exploration” achievements!
  6. To earn all skipped reputations!
  7. Earn “Salty” Title!
  8. Role play in game on a regular basis!
  9. Improve in PVP!
  10. Most importantly, continue to have fun!