December 21, 2011
We’re all grown up now and bought our own domain name. As a result, we’ve had to leave this wordpress page behind.
BUT FEAR NOT! You can still listen to us over our new page DoubleOPodcast.com
See you there!
November 7, 2011
And we’re back with Episode 12! We actually recorded this the night before Oestrus and I left for BlizzCon, but due to me being on the road for the two weeks after BlizzCon, I couldn’t get this up until now.
Back in Episode 6, we spoke about guild and raid leading from a more progression-oriented point of view. This time, we wanted a different perspective. If we believe the statistics that Blizzard keeps throwing at us, then less progressive raiding is the majority, yet we rarely hear about it.
We figured we would remedy that.
We sought out Thespius, who for a few years has been one of the leading voices of “more casual” raid leading, notably through his work at World of Matticus (and as his guildie, I knew he was good XD) and talk about the meaning of “casual raiding”, recruiting, keeping raiders interested, dealing with those who use “casual” as an excuse to be unreliable, handling busy real life schedules, and more!
Looking to get a hold of Thespius?
October 12, 2011
After the whirlwinds that were our busy last few episodes, we take some time to kick back and chit chat the way that we always do when we’re on the phone with each other. Except that we had the record button on, which led to a podcast episode.
Instead of a theme and a relatively organized plan, we ramble on about Blizzcon, our current gaming status, buying pets with WoW gold from people who bought them with IRL gold and, more importantly, whether it’s appropriate to hook up with your Twitter/blog followers.
You might notice some music at the beginning of the podcast which isn’t our usual Bond theme. You might also notice a voice that belongs to neither Oestrus nor I. That’s because it’s nomination time for the Stopies!
The Stopies are an opportunity to give a shoutout to your favorite podcasters within the Gaming Community and to celebrate the work that’s being done throughout the Gaming Podcastosphere.
Like our show? Nominate us for a Stopie!
Don’t like our show? Nominate us for a Stopie in one of the less flattering categories! (Hey, I’ve worked hard towards “Biggest Cryass!”)
For more info, check out the Stopcast website and send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org before October 16.
October 1, 2011
Title courtesy of Lou G from Twitter.
After tanks, it’s the healers’ turn to be slid under the microscope. Our guests talk about the evolution of healing, as well as class differences, how to read healing meters, and they give advice to those out there picking up healing specs for the first time. Of course, they also take a moment to answer questions submitted by our readers and listeners.
(Questions, by the way, that we really appreciate. Huge thanks to those took the time to send them in to us!)
In case you are wondering who those new sexy voices on the show belonged to, our guests were:
Lodur from WoW Insider, World of Matticus, Raid Warning and For the Lore (whew) was our Shaman
Lynesta from Word of Glory was our Pally
Jasyla from Cannot be Tamed was our Druid
Danslatable from Danslayers was our Holy and Disc Priest.
September 17, 2011
This episode of the Double O Podcast brings us (and you) four tanks eager to talk about the ins and outs, the ups and downs, and the lefts and rights of today’s WoW tanking. We talk about the evolution of tanking throughout WoW’s lifetime, the changes to threat, the changes to Death Knight mitigation, and the overall experience of being a tank at this point in time. Our tanks also answer your questions about how to survive, in more ways than one, as a tank in World of Warcraft.
September 2, 2011
Episode 8 is up! We’ve got a record number of guests on the show (at this rate, we’ll have over a hundred guests by the time the show reaches it’s first anniversary) and the energy radiating from our combined forces is undeniable.
Our guests, Fannon, Hydra, Christine and Ceraphus are all new parents, performing a delicate balancing act between their gaming lives and their budding families. They were gracious enough to candidly share their experiences: from success recipes, to trials, to selecting the best flavors of baby formula.
If you’d like to get to know any of our guests better, or if their guilds sound like one you’ve always been looking for, be sure to check out the following links:
August 12, 2011
I love gold!
Well, not really. I just enjoy talking about it.
The three of us share our thoughts on just about everything relating to gold and even a few things relating to cold hard cash. We start off by talking about the second quarter dip in WoW subscribers and the possible reasons behind it. We talk about the big news concerning Diablo 3 and the addition of an auction house that thrives off real money.
Lastly, Ophelie and I confess just how much gold we’re really sitting on and Markco teaches us the Five Steps To Becoming A WoW Millionaire. There’s even some talk of how to generate traffic to your blog and why it’s about more than just page views.
And if you’re looking for Markco’s book on Blog Traffic, fill out the form on the left side of The Traffic Blogger.
July 24, 2011
We’re back with another exciting episode of the Double O Podcast and, not one but, two guests! Vidyala and Vosskah, guild and raid leader (respectively) of Moonrunner-US’ Business Time sit down with us to talk about guild leadership.
We chat about recruitment (and the strangely high demand for boomkins and shadow priests), teamwork, decision making, resolving conflicts, being a guild ambassador to the blogging world, and a lot more!
To learn more about our guests:
June 27, 2011
We (hopefully) ease ourselves back into something that may, perhaps, resemble a regular recording schedule. Blame me and my erratic life!
Oestrus and I talk about our time together in Milwaukee, including our hair washing habits and how the first thing I did when I reached her place was shed my clothes. Yes folks, she’s that good. At least her shower is to someone who just spent three days on a Greyhound.
I go on quite a bit about my trip, offer some insight into the World of Backpacking (WoB), and, so that it has some sort of a connection with WoW, I share some secrets about the wonderful gaming friends I got to see face-to-face. If, at any point you wonder who I’m talking about, here are links to the bloggers that I met:
We then wrap up 4.1, talk about our experiences during this tier of content and brace ourselves for the excitement of 4.2.